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Everything you find here has been specially created by the British Council, the world's English teaching experts.

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Skills
Skills

Practise your listening, reading, writing and speaking and learn useful language to use at work or to communicate effectively with friends.

  • Audio and video to practise your listening and speaking skills.
  • Model texts for all types of writing tasks.
  • Work on your reading skills to read more quickly and understand more.
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Grammar

Revise and practise your grammar to improve your language level and increase your confidence.

  • Clear and simple grammar explanations to help you revise and practise different grammar points.
  • Online exercises to help you check your understanding of the grammar points.
  • Use the grammar reference for further practice and more detailed explanations.
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Vocabulary

Learn new words and improve your language level to be able to communicate in English effectively.

  • Online exercises to help you learn the meaning, pronunciation and spelling of new words.
  • Learn new words connected to a wide range of different topics.
  • Play our word games and have fun as you improve your vocabulary.

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UN World Refugee Day

Did you know that every day thousands of people leave their homes to escape war or terror? World Refugee Day is a day to support refugees worldwide and help them rebuild their lives.

Two young people smiling with a logo that says "90 years" in the background

The British Council is celebrating its 90th birthday! Find out more about the British Council, what we do and how we're marking the anniversary.

Glastonbury screenshot

Glastonbury was a small music festival when it started in the 1970s. Nowadays thousands of people attend, and that means there's a lot of waste! Watch the video to find out how the organisers are dealing with this issue. 

Favourite music

How important is music in your life? What music moves you, emotionally? And what music moves you physically, as in, it makes you want to move your body?! In this topic, we're talking about our favourite music, and we want to hear about music and you!

How to get your English to B2 level

Do you want to get to B2 level? Read on to find out what skills you need to develop to reach your goal.

LGBTQ+ pride flag

Many countries around the world celebrate Pride Month in June. Watch this video to find out about some other flags within the LGBTQ+ community.

Two people shaking hands in an office

Do you have a job interview in English coming up soon? These tips will help you to get ready and impress your potential employer.

A man caring for plants on his balcony overlooking the street

There's no place like home! In this topic, we're talking about our homes.

Five tips to improve your English vocabulary

Do you want to learn new words and phrases in English? Here are five tips to improve your English vocabulary.

Plus hundreds more!