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LearnEnglish Audio and Video

Listen to and watch our most popular English learning podcasts and videos in LearnEnglish Audio & Video! 

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Improve your English listening skills

In LearnEnglish Audio & Video, you'll find the best podcasts and videos offered on the LearnEnglish website on topics such as UK food and culture, everyday life and famous stories and poems. Extra features such as a moving audioscript and pitch control have been added  in the app to help with listening and understanding the podcasts.

Audioscript, glossary and pitch control help you take control of your learning

Click any part of the audioscript to jump to that section or listen again. If you're finding the audio too fast, slow it down using the pitch control (iOS only). If you don't know a word, use the built-in glossary to see the definition. Test how much of the episode you've understood by answering the comprehension exercises.

Cool media player functions

Listen to the podcasts and watch the videos and read the highlighted audioscript or enter full screen video mode in landscape orientation. Switch easily between comprehension questions, the tapescript and glossary.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave a comment below.


Hello LearnEnglish team
Your work  is really great! Unfortunately , I cannot download some apps. I have iPod 5 generation and it meets the app's requirements, but  iTunce cannot even found the app  through my ipod.
I have found it on my PC and  the system says that this app is only for iPad and iPhone . The same situation with the rest of the apps, MywordBook 2  in particular. Can you help me with my question and what should I do  with it ? 
Looking forward to hearing from you 
Best wishes 

Hi KamilaMR,
Thanks for your interest in LearnEnglish apps!  You should be able to see all our apps in the app store when you search "British Council".  What country are you located in?  Unfortunately, a number of our apps are not available in certain countries, so you may not be able to download MyWordBook if you are located in Turkey, Greece or Ukraine, for example, but you would be able to download LearnEnglish Elementary Podcasts.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Kamila,
Most of the mobile apps team work in Hong Kong and it's Chinese New Year there at the moment, so please be patient as you probably won't get a reply from them for a while!
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Eventhough I am a new member,I know with time I will get to know some of the member,I am a man of peaple,I really want make friend expecially here I mean in the larning enviroment where peaple from different part of the word with different idears meet in such a beutiful larning enviroment.I love you all.I love british council.

can someone help me?!
I can't understand how to download this...

me too please someone help us

Hi farhad.blue7,
Try clicking the Available on the App Store button above, under the Download section.  Or, try searching for the "British Council" in the iTunes App Store to find the app and downloading it from there.
Hope this helps!  Don't forget to download our other English learning apps!
Best wishes,

thank youuuu

hi every body !
and very special thanks to learn English team !
i have to say that your material for learning English is Excellent !
but some time we can't load your great web site because of very weak Internet speed !!!!
and there is a question :
i really want to use of Applications in my Android Mobile but it seems that there is no material for download to the PC and we have to download it directly to Our phones !
but i have to say that there's some problems for doing that !!!!
we cant use "Google Play" here !
i am asking you :
is there another way to download this applications ???
thanks again
looking the road for your answer !

Hi Kakajan,
Thanks for your interest in the British Council's LearnEnglish apps!  Unfortunately, you can only download our mobile apps on the app stores (iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry).  
In the meantime, keep browsing on the site!  LearnEnglish Elementary Podcasts and Big City podcasts are available through the Listen and Watch sections ( of the website, and there is a wealth of material under Grammar & Vocabulary ( as well.
Happy learning and we hope you continue enjoy learning through the British Council's LearnEnglish website!
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Mobile Team