Practise and improve your listening skills for your studies or for work. There are activities for different levels, so find your level and make a start.

Start learning English and see if Julia and Sammy can start something together with our video series for beginners.

Starting Out - Episode 01
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Julia and Sammy meet in a cycling accident! Then they want the same taxi. Will they get on?

Starting Out Episode 02
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Sammy chats up Julia at Tom's party. What does he get from her?

Learn everyday English with over 50 free podcasts about everyday topics. There are interactive exercises to help you practise the language you hear, suitable for pre-intermediate learners.

Elementary Podcasts
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It's the end of Series 4! Carolina tells Emily she’s going to miss her while she studies in France. But will she be missing Jamie too? What’s Jamie going to do? Jo and Adam look at different ways of speaking about the future. It’s goodbye until the next series!

Tess & Ravi
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Tess and Ravi finish up Series 4 talking about myths about British people, while Jo and Adam speak about false friends and how to use the word 'actually' to give true information about something.

In this audio soap set in London a group of young people from around the world share their lives over a cup of coffee. Pre-intermediate learners especially will find this helpful.

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Harry is going to ask a very important question and Carlos has a piece of good news to share. Is it going to be a happy ending? Written by Chris Rose.

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Business-minded Johnny is busy as always, while Harry has an important question in mind. What is it? Written by Chris Rose.

In these exciting videos, co-produced by the BBC and the British Council, learn how English works as the hosts explore British culture around the UK. Suitable for intermediate learners.

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Ashlie and Stephen take Tristan and his friend Jay Marie on a bus tour of London. Who is the better tour guide?

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Rob and Stephen talk about American English and some uses of passive verb forms.

Find out what is GREAT about Britain in these videos and improve your English with the exercises. Suitable for intermediate to advanced learners.

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The story of English starts more than a thousand years ago. Richard goes to the British Library to hear – and see – how the language has changed over the years.

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Richard finds out about all the different kinds of English and talks to some of the hundreds of thousands of students who come to Great Britain to learn English every year.

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