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

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Have a good look around you this November. Do you notice that more men have moustaches? It may be because it's Movember! Read more about this unusual charity event here. 

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Is Northern Ireland beautiful? Do Irish people speak Irish? And what exactly is Gaelic football? Read about Northern Ireland and find out!

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

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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.

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Joe Murphy is a theatre director working in London. In this video he talks about how he started his career, what he loves about his job and what it's like directing Shakespeare plays.

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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Did you use to read fairy tales when you were younger? Here's a modern fairy tale with a difference!

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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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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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.

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

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