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

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Do you want to know what people do on the biggest party night in the UK? Read on to find out.

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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.

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

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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.

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Are you interested in cars? In this video Carmen visits the National Motor Museum and finds out about classic British cars.

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

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Do you like the age that you are right now? If you could suddenly become older or younger, which age would you choose?

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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Usain Bolt of Jamaica holds the world record in the 100 metres for men, but how fast could he run wearing a horse costume? Watch this short film and see a group of young people trying to set a new record in this strange event.

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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Honne are a British electronic-soul duo from Somerset in the UK. They have performed on the British Council's Selector music show. This song is called 'I Can Give You Heaven' and is taken from the EP 'Over Lover'.

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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Are you interested in architecture? Have you ever thought about how the outside of a building could help the environment? Read this article to find out about research into buildings that can collect water and create energy. 

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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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