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.

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Video zone – When everyone else in the room can see it
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In this game show, why does the host Mel get just as stressed as the contestant Lindsey? Watch...

Intermediate: B1
Video zone – Emma Thompson and her adopted Rwandan son
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Tindy left Rwanda when he was just a teenager and moved to the UK as a refugee. There, he met...

Upper intermediate: B2

Play games, have fun and improve your English vocabulary at the same time.

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Verb Machine
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You can make any English tense or verb form by clicking four buttons. Don't believe us? Have a...

Word Wangler
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Word Wangling is a collection of fun word games to help you look for patterns, shapes and...

Laugh and learn with our jokes.

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What do you get if you cross some ants with some ticks?

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I've dedicated my life to studying sponges.

Really. Why?

Watch these videos to learn how to say the right thing at the right time.

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How to understand the differences between British and American English
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Trousers or pants? Can you tell the difference?

Intermediate: B1
How to tell if your boyfriend is a slob
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What to say to a boyfriend when he lazes around in the house.

Intermediate: B1

Listen to people talking about things that interest them.

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I wanna talk about
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A wild pig outside your window? Can you imagine that in the city centre? Listen to Jannie's...

Intermediate: B1, Upper intermediate: B2
Talk about: Losing weight
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Do you want to slim down? Get some tips from Annie as she has tried various ways of losing...

Upper intermediate: B2

Learn about British culture and food in these fun videos.

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Beans, beans good for your heart. People in the UK eat over 90% of the world's tinned baked...

Upper intermediate: B2
A bowl of trifle
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A trifle is a dessert dish made from thick (or often solidified) custard, fruit, sponge cake,...

Elementary: A2

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

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Shakespeare: Romeo & Juliet
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What do teenagers find so compelling about Romeo and Juliet? British actor Jade Anouka...

Upper intermediate: B2
Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing
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Why is Much Ado About Nothing so popular around the world? Susan Hingley explains why a...

Upper intermediate: B2

Learn about UK culture by watching videos and listening to audio about a variety of topics.

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UK Culture: Leisure
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Most of Britain’s population enjoys sport and leisure activities in one way or another, and...

Intermediate: B1
UK Culture: Manners
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Did you know that manners are all about a reduction of violence between people? If you don't...

Upper intermediate: B2

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

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Premier Skills: English
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In this video, four Premier League players talk about how they use English and why it is...

Intermediate: B1
Premier Skills: What did you find most challenging about learning English?
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In this video, the players talk about the challenges they faced learning English.

Upper intermediate: B2
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