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 going to art galleries? You'll have to be fast to catch these ones, which pop up and close down again soon after. Watch the video to find out more!

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

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Does your school have any problems with discipline? What happens when students step out of line?

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There are so many ways to discover, buy and listen to music. What's the best way? Read more to find out about the exciting music culture in the UK!

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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Are you a football fan? David Rooney, the main character in this story, is crazy about football. One day he discovers that the old man who is his next door neighbour has an interesting past.

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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. 

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

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Comic conventions are big events for fans of all kinds of comic and movie characters, from Star Wars and Transformers to the Minions and Pokemon. Can you spot your favourite characters in this video?

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One day at Sawston College a dangerous virus breaks out and students and teachers at the school turn into zombies. However, one student, Geoff, has five tips for surviving at zombie school.

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. '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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How is science and technology changing the way that music is being created and played? Read on to find out how some new software is helping musicians to keep the beat. 

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We've seen bionic robot-men in films for many years but is fiction now becoming a reality?

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