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Everything you find here has been specially created by the British Council, the world's English teaching experts.

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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Anyone can practise with our free resources

three women coworkers

Celebrate women worldwide with us here in our International Women’s Day topic!

World Wildlife Day

On World Wildlife Day, 3 March, people all around the world hold events to celebrate the natural world and to raise awareness of the importance of protecting wildlife. Read the article to find out more.

A business interview

Listen to the business interview to practise and improve your listening skills.

Two people shaking hands in an office

Do you have a job interview in English coming up soon? These tips will help you to get ready and impress your potential employer.

Episode 02

In episode 2, Mei writes to her family about Milton. What do you think she says about him?

Agreeing and disagreeing

In this video, Emir and Paul discuss a design for a client. Listen to the language they use for agreeing and disagreeing and practise saying the useful phrases.

International Mother Language Day

There are about 6,500 languages in the world, but did you know that a language disappears and dies every two weeks? International Mother Language Day, on 21 February, is a day to celebrate and protect all the languages of the world.

Living in two languages in Finland

What's it like to live in a place where people speak two languages? Watch this video to learn what some people in one town in Finland think.

Vocabulary exercises – Kitchens 2

Learn more words for things you can find in a kitchen by doing these exercises.

Plus hundreds more!