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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Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day in your country? In the UK it’s the most romantic day of the year!

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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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. 

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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What will happen when David tries out Boffin’s lie detector at school? Sometimes, the truth can be a little too close for comfort.

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In the Italian city of Verona, two families hate each other. Romeo is from the Montague family and Juliet is a Capulet, but they fall in love at first sight. This is their tragic love story.

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

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Do you have a best friend? In this film, David talks about his relationship with his best mate Neil. 

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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.

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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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. 

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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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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