Do you find it difficult to understand the difference between the UK and Great Britain? 


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How can get fast speaker speech like that boy? It's really difficult to get them and annoying as well. This is the thing I hate most.

Hello Bappy,

There's some advice on how to improve your speaking fluency on our Frequently asked questions page. I'm sure it could help you improve, but it would take quite a lot of practice to speak as quickly as the man in the video. Most of our pages with video, including this one, have transcripts that you can use to help understand what is being said, so please be sure to refer to it if you'd like to.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

I can't understand what this guy says, but I can clearly hear what the girl is saying... he speaks in a very weird way.

Can anybody help; why I am unable to watch the videos? is it a browser issue? or account issue?

Hello Abubadr,

Our videos are freely available to everyone, even people who are not members of our site. I've checked the video and don't see any problems, so I suspect it is a browser problem. Have you tried using one or two other browsers? It might also be worth trying a different device. I think this will solve the problem for you, but if not, please tell us what browser and browser version you're using.

Good luck!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks a lot kirk, i used the Chrome, now everything looks OK,
Thank you again,


Hi! It's good for me to understand difference between Great Britian and UK.

I'm confused that I can't watch the video. I don't know why. Several days ago, I can watch but it didn't work now.

Hello yuchunli,

Are you still having the same problem now? It sounds like a temporary error, but if it's still not working tomorrow, please let us know what browser and browser version you're using to view it. 

You could also try viewing the video on our Chinese-language site, which is optimised for use in China.

Sorry for the inconvenience!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi learnEnglish Team

I need your help to improve speaking fluency. I understand when someone spkeaks english and also i can write and read well. So can you help me how to solf this problem.
Thanks alot.