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

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Do you want to know what people do on the biggest party night in the UK? Read on to find out.

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Playing computer games is fun. It’s also a serious business with competitions, champions, fans and big money prizes. Read all about esports!

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

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We want to share some very important tips to help you stay safe when you use the internet, so we have made you a special video! If you want to know more about how we keep all our users safe online, read our Safety page and our House Rules

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What's it like to be at one of Britain's many summer music festivals? Amandeep hangs around backstage with band British Sea Power, experiences festival life first-hand, and talks to festival goers about what it's like for them.

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 the Italian city of Verona, two families hate each other. Romeo is from the Montague family and Juliet is a Capulet, but they fall in love at first sight. This is their tragic love story.

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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.

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

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Miners’ institutes or 'stutes were cultural centres for miners. They were popular in mining communities in Britain in the late 19th and 20th centuries. This short film is about The Oakdale Institute in South Wales, which is now a museum.

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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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Honne are a British electronic-soul duo from Somerset in the UK. They have performed on the British Council's Selector music show. This song is called 'I Can Give You Heaven' and is taken from the EP 'Over Lover'.

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Luke Sital-Singh is a singer-songwriter from Bristol in the UK. He has a wonderful voice; beautiful, bruised and defiant. He has performed on the British Council's Selector music radio show. This song is called 'Still', and is taken from Luke's EP, 'The Breakneck Sound Of Tomorrow'.

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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Are you interested in architecture? Have you ever thought about how the outside of a building could help the environment? Read this article to find out about research into buildings that can collect water and create energy. 

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Have you ever used your smartphone to find out what the weather's going to be like? Now there's an app that will get information about the weather all over the world, in real time, so the forecast may never be wrong again! 

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