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Watch videos and improve English listening skills

Watch natural and authentic conversations in English in this video app, with audioscripts to help you follow along. Each video features:

  • an audioscript so you can read along while you listen
  • a glossary to help you learn and remember words
  • comprehension questions to help check your understanding
  • pitch control to slow down the audio.

Learn about UK Culture

Watch 24 videos to learn more about life in the UK. Follow the host Richard around London as he visits Shakespeare’s Globe theatre and Harrods department store. Learn more about the history of the English language and find out more about British entrepreneurs like Richard Branson.

How to use the app

When learning English, practice makes perfect. We recommend you use this app several times a week, listening to the videos repeatedly to keep practising.

Use the app in three stages to maximise progress.

  • Watch the videos with the audioscript to follow along as you listen.
  • Listen to the audio only with the audioscript to help focus on the words.
  • Watch the videos in landscape mode without the audioscript to really test your listening.

Constant practice using the LearnEnglish GREAT Videos app will help you feel more confident listening to native speakers and improve your pronunciation. After using this app, you will understand more when listening to English, such as the videos and podcasts in our LearnEnglish Audio & Video app.

Learn English with the British Council

We are the world’s English experts and we provide English language learning opportunities worldwide. We deliver English lessons in over 80 teaching centres in nearly 50 countries. Our apps are written by English teachers and language experts and offer grammar, vocabulary and listening practice. Check out our other apps and visit our LearnEnglish websites.

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I started using this app, but I do not know how to have the pitch control to slow down the audio.

Hi Balico,

Thank you for your comment. Unfortunately, there is no pitch control on LearnEnglish GREAT Videos. If you are interested, do check out LearnEnglish Podcasts, there are some episodes with this function. :-)

Let us know if you have anymore questions!

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Mobile Team

there is no videos to show

Hi there, we are sorry that you are unable to see the videos in the app. Could you please get in touch with us at learnenglish.mobile@britishcouncil.org and we will try our best to assist you. In the email, please state your device model and OS version. It'd also be helpful if you could provide any screenshots for us to identify the problem for you. Thanks!

i wanna speak English frequently please guide me how will this site be useful to me ?

Hello aifa.noor2,

There is some advice on how to get the most out of LearnEnglish, and how to use it to improve your speaking, on our Help page. I'd also suggest you read the House Rules. In terms of which pages to use, many users have learned a lot by working on Elementary PodcastsBig City Small World and Word on the Street – one of those would probably be the best place to start.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team


I really need your help! I´m new in this website. I used to be an English teacher for kids for years ago. It´s a long time ago but I didn´t take english classes anymore. My intenttion is refresh all about English. Past year I went with my husband at London but It was embarasing because I didn´t remember pronunciation, writting and I was really afraid to talk.

Can you recomend me about how to improve my english skills? I don´t know how restart again.

Thanks. Sorry if I have gramar mistakes.

Hello Sol Barajas,

Welcome to LearnEnglish! It can be hard starting again after a long break, can't it? I think the best place for you to look for some advice on learning in general and on this website in particular is our Help page.

Best wishes and good luck!


The LearnEnglish Team


I learn to writing task. but I am not idea about any eassy. so, what do idea to me, and very fast learn to english and writing task 7 band are need. so pl tips to me " what i do "