In this section you can play games, laugh at jokes, watch videos and listen to people speaking English. Take a break from your studies and enjoy your progress.

Watch YouTube videos and improve your English at the same time. There are exercises and transcripts to help you understand.

All My Happy Friends

How well do social media posts show real life? What is the impact of social media posts on how we feel about our lives? Watch this thought-provoking short film by Paul Howard Allen on the topic of social media and mental health.


In this video, Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti tells us about the healthy snacks that she eats in the spaceship.

We have games for all tastes... games to help you practise your English and others just for fun. Play, enjoy and learn!


How many points can you get in 3 minutes? Longer words score more points!


Are you a football fan? Try this game to see how many football words you know in English. Can you beat the goalkeeper? Good luck!

You can enjoy illustrated jokes involving puns or other ways to play with words. Laugh and learn!


How do you make an apple turnover?


I've been invited to an avoidance?

What's an avoidance?

Check out this series of videos and see how to say the right thing in very different situations.

How to understand the difference between the UK and Great Britain

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

How to turn down an invitation

Have you ever been invited to a party that you didn't want to go to? Find out how to turn down unwanted invitations in the future.

In this series of podcasts different people talk about things that interest them or interesting things they have done or seen.

Talk about: My son

Ron talks about his pride and joy – his lovely son.

Talk about: My life in the UK

Ella shares with you her most memorable moments in the UK.

Gain insight into British values and beliefs through an introduction to British food in this series of videos.

Two blue baubles - Christmas decorations

Do you celebrate Christmas? How would you celebrate it? Besides Christmas trees, what other Christmas decorations do you know?

Watch this video to know more about the festive decorations and items you can find in the Christmas period.

Baubles and Christmas decorations

Christmas has a long history and it has been celebrated by different people in many different ways. In the UK, having a special Christmas meal with family and friends is a very important custom for many.

Besides turkeys, what other traditional Christmas food do you know? In this video, get to know some of the traditionally served Christmas food in the UK, like mulled wine, mince pies, Christmas pudding, etc.

Why are Shakespeare's plays so popular 400 years after his death? Find out in these videos and improve your English with the exercises.

Shakespeare: London

What was it like to watch one of Shakespeare's plays in the 1600s? Join Ben Crystal on his visit to Shakespeare's Globe, a reproduction of the original Globe Theatre in London.

Shakespeare: Stratford

How did the son of a small-town glove maker come to write the greatest plays in the world? Join actor and producer Ben Crystal as he explores Shakespeare's early years in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Find out all about contemporary culture in the UK in this video and audio series for intermediate and advanced learners.

UK Culture: Currency

The pound sterling is the oldest currency in the world that is still in use. What do you know about the money used in the UK?

UK Culture: Pedestrians

Roads are dangerous places for people on foot. Watch this video to find out how to stay safe when crossing roads in the UK.

The Premier League is the world's most-watched football league. Watch players discuss their experiences in the UK.

Premier Skills: Plans in Five Years

In this video, the players talk about their hopes and future plans.

Premier Skills: English

In this video, four Premier League players talk about how they use English and why it is important to them.

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