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

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Ramadan is the Muslim holy month. So, what goes on during Ramadan and what does it mean? Young Muslims from the UK tell us why Ramadan is important to them.

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In October many shop windows in Britain turn orange and black, with pumpkins, witches, broomsticks and cats. What do young people do to celebrate Halloween? Read this article to find out.

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

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Sarah Beaton is the set and costume designer for Mix the Play. In this video she tells us more about what her job involves and how she got into it. 

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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.

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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Do you agree with the saying that a woman's work is never done? Levi Tafari does, and he wrote this poem to tell the world about his very special mum.

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Scotland is at war, and the hero of the battle is Macbeth. This is the story of Macbeth's rise to power, and the terrible consequences of his ambition.

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

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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.

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

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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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.  

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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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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