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

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Where's Wales? Is Welsh similar to English? And is Wales a good place to visit? Read and find out!

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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! 

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

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Richard finds out more about English as a global language, and talks to young people from all over the world who have come to Britain to learn English.

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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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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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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.

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

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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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’.

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

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Aeroplane wings, offshore wind turbines and sports equipment may all be able to repair themselves soon with this incredible new technology.

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