Do you find it difficult to understand the difference between the UK and Great Britain? 


Do the Preparation task first. Then watch the video. Next go to Task and do the activity. If you need help, you can read the Transcript at any time.




Can anybody help; why I am unable to watch the videos? is it a browser issue? or account issue?

Hello Abubadr,

Our videos are freely available to everyone, even people who are not members of our site. I've checked the video and don't see any problems, so I suspect it is a browser problem. Have you tried using one or two other browsers? It might also be worth trying a different device. I think this will solve the problem for you, but if not, please tell us what browser and browser version you're using.

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The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks a lot kirk, i used the Chrome, now everything looks OK,
Thank you again,


Hi! It's good for me to understand difference between Great Britian and UK.

I'm confused that I can't watch the video. I don't know why. Several days ago, I can watch but it didn't work now.

Hello yuchunli,

Are you still having the same problem now? It sounds like a temporary error, but if it's still not working tomorrow, please let us know what browser and browser version you're using to view it. 

You could also try viewing the video on our Chinese-language site, which is optimised for use in China.

Sorry for the inconvenience!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi learnEnglish Team

I need your help to improve speaking fluency. I understand when someone spkeaks english and also i can write and read well. So can you help me how to solf this problem.
Thanks alot.

Hello Shakiib,

There's some advice on how to use LearnEnglish to improve your fluency on our Frequently asked questions page. I'd also suggest you look through our Facebook page, as there are also lots of useful ideas there.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Dear britishcouncil,
How can I do Step 1 - Take our free English level test. It`s no working now?
Best regards, Elena.

Hello Elena,

As far as I can see the level test is working correctly. Can you describe the problem you are having in a little more detail, please?


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team