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

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The world is ready to go football crazy! Which countries will do well at this year’s FIFA World Cup? And which teenage players will everybody be talking about?

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2016 is the centenary of Roald Dahl's birth. Find out about the life and works of one of the most popular authors in the UK.

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

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What do you know about Sherlock Holmes? Join Wendy in London as she searches for clues about the famous detective.

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What do you know about the United Kingdom? Watch this clip to learn much 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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Do you have anything delivered to your door? Maybe the newspaper or a magazine? Maybe a bottle of milk, or even a carton of orange juice?

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

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This award-winning short film gives us a window into the world of Kenneth Mitchell. The film was written by Kenneth's brother, Nicholas, and has been shown at international film festivals.  

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There are over 75,000 homeless young people in the UK who have nowhere to live. A YMCA is a safe place for these young people to live and the people who work there help them to improve their lives. In this video some young people living at a YMCA talk about why they are homeless and their plans and hopes for the future.

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 technology changing the homes we live in? How can hi-tech homes help old people to live independently? Read the article to find out about research and development into smarthomes in the UK.

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A new app will allow you to experience swimming in the ocean with fish, sharks, underwater plants and sunken boats – in virtual reality.

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