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

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How do you make sure you stay safe online? Everyone who uses the internet needs to know how to use it safely. Read about online safety in the UK. 

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In the UK, Bonfire Night (or Guy Fawkes Night) is celebrated on 5 November and the night skies are filled with colour. It’s a special day in honour of a historic event.

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 the United Kingdom? Watch this clip to learn much more!

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It's one of Britain's favourite topics of conversation: the weather. Watch this video and see how a weather forecast is made.

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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In a beautiful Italian town, love is in the air. But the path of true love is never easy, especially when other people try to cause problems.

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Would you like to go on a cruise? This short story is set on a cruise ship and has a very funny ending.

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

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In this short film people share their experiences of bullying. Listen to their stories and discover why they think some people bully and how bullying has changed their lives.

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‘The box’ is another way of saying ‘television’ or ‘TV’. In this short film, the TV is the main focus, in more ways than one! Watch it to find out more.

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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CHAMPS is a band from the Isle of Wight. They have appeared on the British Council's Selector music radio show. This song is called 'White Satellite'. See what you think. 

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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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Would you like to be able to make really amazing films at home? You may soon be able to. Read this article to find out about some interesting developments in home movie making. 

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Can you imagine having flexible computer screens and mobile phones which change shape to tell you when you have a new message? It sounds like a crazy idea, but in fact it's already been invented!

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