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.

Watch the video

Watch the video and find out if your predictions from the Preparation task are correct?

If you need help you can click on Read transcript below and read along while you watch the video.


Comprehension task

True or false

Read the statements and decide if they are true or false.




Hi editor , I want to give a sugesstion
I find it better to learn with videos than sounds only ,maybe its because you can see people moving their mouths and your brains keep those images and repeat them later when you speak .So please make more videos , simple ones please
don;t go with the boring Elementary podcast or things like that

Hi englishnoob,

Thank you for the suggestion. People learn in different ways and some people prefer to use audio than video, particularly as an audio file is generally quite small and can be stored easily on mobile devices. We try to provide a wide range of materials so that everyone can find something which is helpful for them.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Hello team! I am trying to match the words with the descriptions but i can't do it. where do i have to click first? Thanks.

Hello mary nastase,

First you have to click on the word and then you click on the space where you want it to go. It should then move there.

Let us know if you need any more help!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team


I can't find where to click to watch the video...! Can you help?

Hello Mandon,

You should be able to click anywhere in the video player, which is between the green 'Preparation' bar and the 'Watch the video' title. If you cannot see the video player at all then it probably means that you have a compatibility issue with your device or browser. You can try accessing the site on a different device or browser to see if this solves the problem for you.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

i've always been confused among england , britain , scotland and wales . thank you for this free course . is very helpfull

It's the first time i learn English here, It's quite fast but i hope to improve my English skills .

Hello, The Team,
I am glad to inform that I have found the most useful and effective website for learning english through/in this website. In this video, I understood the situation by one hearing. Now, I want to explore more fast and hard lesson in this or other sections. If you will recommend me that type of lesson or links, I will be grateful to you.

Hello Subroto Khan,

Thanks very much for your comment! We're of course very glad to hear you find LearnEnglish so useful. I'd recommend you browse through our Listen & Watch section, where you can find similar resources. Word on the Street and Elementary Podcasts are particularly popular, so if you're not sure where to start, try one of them.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team