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We provide you with the right tools to help you interact confidently in the real world.

Skills
Skills

Practise your listening, reading, writing and speaking and learn useful language to use at work or to communicate effectively with friends.

  • Audio and video to practise your listening and speaking skills.
  • Model texts for all types of writing tasks.
  • Work on your reading skills to read more quickly and understand more.
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Grammar

Revise and practise your grammar to improve your language level and increase your confidence.

  • Clear and simple grammar explanations to help you revise and practise different grammar points.
  • Online exercises to help you check your understanding of the grammar points.
  • Use the grammar reference for further practice and more detailed explanations.
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Vocabulary

Learn new words and improve your language level to be able to communicate in English effectively.

  • Online exercises to help you learn the meaning, pronunciation and spelling of new words.
  • Learn new words connected to a wide range of different topics.
  • Play our word games and have fun as you improve your vocabulary.

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UN World Refugee Day

Did you know that every day thousands of people leave their homes to escape war or terror? World Refugee Day is a day to support refugees worldwide and help them rebuild their lives.

People playing music in the street

World Music Day, on 21 June, is a global celebration of music. Read about how this special day started and how it's celebrated worldwide.

Women watching a film

Do you enjoy watching films and series? Have you got a favourite film? What series are you watching at the moment? In this topic, we're talking about films and series!

Two young people smiling with a logo that says "90 years" in the background

The British Council is celebrating its 90th birthday! Find out more about the British Council, what we do and how we're marking the anniversary.

Glastonbury screenshot

Glastonbury was a small music festival when it started in the 1970s. Nowadays thousands of people attend, and that means there's a lot of waste! Watch the video to find out how the organisers are dealing with this issue. 

Yoga

Yoga is becoming more and more popular around the world. What exactly is it, where did it come from and what are the health benefits of doing yoga?

Meeting new people

In this video, Vanya meets Emir and Yuna. Listen to the language they use for meeting new people and practise saying the useful phrases.

Renting a house

Listen to four different people talking about their experiences with renting accommodation to practise and improve your listening skills.

How to get your English to B1 level

Do you know what skills are needed for B1-level English? Find out here and read some helpful tips.

Plus hundreds more!