Watch videos with a UK focus. Learn about UK culture and practise your listening at the same time.

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It's one of Britain's favourite topics of conversation: the weather. Watch this video and see how a weather forecast is made.

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Going to a UK boarding school is one way to make friends for life.

Read texts with a UK focus. Learn about UK culture and practise your reading at the same time.

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What does Scotland look like? What languages do they speak? And what can you do in Scotland? Read and find out!

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Do you have your lunch at school or do you go home for lunch? School dinners (lunch is also called dinner!) is a hot topic in the UK. Find out why in this article. 

In this section you can watch animated videos of five of Shakespeare’s most famous plays. You can also read short stories and poems written by British authors.

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In a beautiful Italian town, love is in the air. But the path of true love is never easy, especially when other people try to cause problems.

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Are you a football fan? David Rooney, the main character in this story, is crazy about football. One day he discovers that the old man who is his next door neighbour has an interesting past.

Watch short films created by young people in the UK and practise your listening at the same time.

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'Parkour' comes from 'Parcours', meaning 'the way through' or 'the path' in French. Watch how these young people find the fastest way through their urban environment by jumping and using obstacles to help them. And what do they think about this new phenomenon? Watch to find out!

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In this short film people share their experiences of bullying. Listen to their stories and discover why they think some people bully and how bullying has changed their lives.

Listen to new, British music from the British Council's Selector music radio show and practise your English at the same time.

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CHAMPS is a band from the Isle of Wight. They have appeared on the British Council's Selector music radio show. This song is called 'White Satellite'. See what you think. 

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As Elephants Are is a band from High Wycombe in the UK and they have appeared on the British Council's Selector music show. Two of the band members, Ben (vocals/guitar) and Harry (bass) met at their college music course and then they each brought an old school friend along, Joe (guitar) and Rob (drums) to join the band.  

Read articles adapted from the British Council's science magazine, Cubed. Learn about the world of science and research in the UK and practise your English at the same time.

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We've seen bionic robot-men in films for many years but is fiction now becoming a reality?

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How many different emotions do you think you can communicate to people with your face? Do you have the same facial expressions as people from different cultures? Read this to find out what scientists have just discovered about this fascinating topic.

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