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

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What happens at a traditional Christian wedding in the UK? And what other types of wedding are there? Join Amandeep as she meets a young British couple on their wedding day.

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Are you interested in cars? In this video Carmen visits the National Motor Museum and finds out about classic British cars.

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

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How important is meat in your diet? Could you happily live without ever eating any meat? In the UK vegetarianism is becoming more and more popular.

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Is Northern Ireland beautiful? Do Irish people speak Irish? And what exactly is Gaelic football? Read about Northern Ireland and find out!

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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This short story by Ron Butlin is much darker than the title suggests. Does colour always fade with time?

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Scotland is at war, and the hero of the battle is Macbeth. This is the story of Macbeth's rise to power, and the terrible consequences of his ambition.

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

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Beattie interviews Kate Winslet about strong women, technology in film-making and what it was like to make the Steve Jobs movie.

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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!

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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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.  

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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. 

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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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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Our phones can give us a lot of information these days, but can they tell us how we're feeling? Read about a new app that may be able to do just that! 

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