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

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We all do it! But do we get enough sleep? Read on to find out if you are sleep deprived.

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Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, is famous for its summer festivals. 

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

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Would you like to start your own business when you're older? Joe meets young British entrepreneurs who are doing just that, and gets expert advice from Sir Richard Branson on how to make your business a success.

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Football is more popular than ever among British girls and women. Meet Kitty and her team as they prepare for a big match.

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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Would you like to go on a cruise? This short story is set on a cruise ship and has a very funny ending.

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

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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This semi-real, semi-animated film tells the story of a teenage girl and her annoying brother who takes her secret diary. What happens when he reads it?

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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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’.

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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'.

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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Can you imagine having flexible computer screens and mobile phones which change shape to tell you when you have a new message? It sounds like a crazy idea, but in fact it's already been invented!

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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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