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

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How many languages can you speak? British people are generally not very good language learners. In a recent survey, 62 per cent of the population only speak English! 

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

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

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Some of the greatest music in the world comes from Britain, and British music is still topping the charts today. Richard visits a world-famous London recording studio to find out more.

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Do you like the excitement of extreme sports? If so, you might be an 'adrenaline junkie'. Find out more about white-water rafting and parkour in this video.

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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Have you ever seen any photos of your parents when they were younger? Did they look like you?

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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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Zara knows what she wants for her future. But first she has to talk to her mum ...

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Delicious, healthy food, without any waste! But would you eat it if it had been in the bin? Watch this video to find out more about the Real Junk Food project.

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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CHAMPS is a band from the Isle of Wight. They have appeared on the British Council's Selector music radio show. 'Down Like Gold' is the name of this song and it's also the name of their first album.

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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Have you ever seen a starfish? Did you know that starfish contain a liquid that may hold a clue for treatments for some diseases? Read the article to find out more.  

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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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