Britain is Great

 

Britain is Great

Find out what is Great about Great Britain and share your opinions!

This series of twelve videos shows different aspects of the best of Britain. They're not just about the country, though. There are lots of exercises to help you improve your English. The videos are lively and fast-moving - best if you're already confident with your English.

Countryside is Great

It's not just great cities Britain has to offer. From the breathtaking cliffs of the south coast to the wild, beautiful mountains of Scotland, Britain has some of the world's most dramatic landscapes.

If you're an English teacher, you can also use the Countryside is Great lesson plans on the British Council TeachingEnglish site.

Creativity is Great

From art to architecture, from film to fashion, British talent leads the world. Richard goes in search of the sources of British creativity, and meets Batman, Queen Elizabeth, and Puss in Boots along the way.

For English teachers, there are Creativity is Great lesson plans on the British Council TeachingEnglish site.

English is Great

Perhaps Britain's greatest contribution to the world is not art or technology or sport, but the English language itself. Great Britain is home to the first language of business, science and travel. The story of English begins more than a thousand years ago, but its global importance means it is still making history now.

If you'd like to talk about the English language in class, there is an English is Great lesson plan on the British Council TeachingEnglish site.

Entrepreneurs are Great

Whether you're talking about established businessmen like Richard Branson or rising stars like the two young women behind Rock ‘N Rose, one of the world's hottest names in fashion, Britain is a great place for entrepreneurs. With opportunities all over the country, it's the easiest place to set up a business in Europe.

If you'd like to talk about entrepreneurship in class, there are Entrepreneurs are Great lesson plans on the British Council TeachingEnglish site.

Green is Great

Green issues are a global concern, but Britain is leading the way with great green innovation. This year's Olympics will set a new record - as the most environmentally friendly games ever.

If you'd like to talk about green issues and the environment in class, there is a Green is Great lesson plan on the British Council TeachingEnglish site.

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