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

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

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Where can you go on a rollercoaster, watch a puppet show or ride a donkey? Does playing virtual sports help you to play the game well in real life? Find out the answers to these questions by watching this video.

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Camden Town is a great place to shop if you like clothes that are a bit unusual. You'll see some very strange clothes in this video and you'll also find out what a Cyber-Goth is!

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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Cold Knap Lake is a poem by Gillian Clarke, a poet from Wales. The poem is based on a real memory from her childhood. 

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We are in Denmark, and Hamlet's father, the king, is now dead. Hamlet's uncle has married Hamlet’s mother, and become the new king. A ghost appears, saying he is the dead king, and tells Hamlet he must take revenge.

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

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Do you have a best friend? In this film, David talks about his relationship with his best mate Neil. 

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Usain Bolt of Jamaica holds the world record in the 100 metres for men, but how fast could he run wearing a horse costume? Watch this short film and see a group of young people trying to set a new record in this strange event.

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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How much do you know about the planets in our solar system? Read on to find out the latest in scientific research in this area. 

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Have you ever wondered why your fingers get wrinkled in water? A new theory could explain all!

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