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LearnEnglish GREAT Videos

A series of short videos about UK culture. Explore London's museums and other famous sites in the UK.

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Watch videos and improve English listening skills

Watch natural and authentic conversations in English in this video app, with audioscripts to help you follow along. Each video features:

  • an audioscript so you can read along while you listen
  • a glossary to help you learn and remember words
  • comprehension questions to help check your understanding
  • pitch control to slow down the audio.

Learn about UK Culture

Watch 24 videos to learn more about life in the UK. Follow the host Richard around London as he visits Shakespeare’s Globe theatre and Harrods department store. Learn more about the history of the English language and find out more about British entrepreneurs like Richard Branson.

How to use the app

When learning English, practice makes perfect. We recommend you use this app several times a week, listening to the videos repeatedly to keep practising.

Use the app in three stages to maximise progress.

  • Watch the videos with the audioscript to follow along as you listen.
  • Listen to the audio only with the audioscript to help focus on the words.
  • Watch the videos in landscape mode without the audioscript to really test your listening.

Constant practice using the LearnEnglish GREAT Videos app will help you feel more confident listening to native speakers and improve your pronunciation. After using this app, you will understand more when listening to English, such as the videos and podcasts in our LearnEnglish Audio & Video app.

Learn English with the British Council

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My level is intermediate as per yours online test. I communicate easily through email/chat and understand well all writing conversation in basic daily uses. But don't understand while someone speaking.

How much time I need to see/listen video/audio for perfect as good listener?

How much time I need to learn daily for good listener and speaker?

Hello skumar1st,

I'm afraid it's impossible for us make such a prediction - it really depends on what kind of learner you are, the way in which you study, how much you study and many other factors that we are unfamiliar with. If you work with a teacher or tutor for a time, they might be able to give you a better idea. Good luck!

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Will passengers to Miami what is the first word (will) means please

i'm Ahmed
From Egypt
I Want improve My Language English
Please Help Me
Thank you

Hi ahmedmamdouh,

The Great videos could be a great resource for you. I'd suggest you watch a video two or three times, even if you don't understand all of it, and then watch it again a couple of times while reading the Transcript to check your understanding. Look up words and expressions you don't know in our dictionary and try the exercises, too.

Good luck!

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi, I've got some vocabulary questions , please help me to understand them .1:What are the main differences between the words(although, even though,despite ,in spite of) and the words(however, yet,though) I know the first four words all have one meaning but what are the differences between these four words and the second three words which I guess they also have a similar meaning. 2 : What is the meaning of this statement and what is it used for..... only food purchased here may be eaten on the premises. Thank you


1) We have a page in our grammar section that should answer some of your questions:
Please leave another comment there if you need clarification.

2) Another way to say this sentence is 'You can only eat food here if it was purchased here'.

Best wishes,

The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you so much for providing the videos in this way. I felt as being part of it. Much more with the tasks, which are an interesting way of learning more about Britain.
Keep it up,
Ana Lucia

I´ve seen the first part of Great Britain´countruside and it is superb. The activities provided are also a very good practice I´ve enjoyed it tremendously. I´m looking forwards to starting the course tomorrow evening.