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.


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The LearnEnglish Team

hi there,
is it possible to modify the app so that we get 2 or 3 seconds before listening the next sentence?
and why not: ad q third speed,a little slower than X1?
many thx
what a great app!

Hi poussvite, 

Thanks for leaving us a comment! Right now, we only have two speeds: 1x which is the normal speed and 0.5x which is a slightly slower speed. I will definitely pass on your feedback and suggestions about speed and pauses to our development team.

We hope you continue to enjoy the British Council's LearnEnglish apps!

Best wishes,

The LearnEnglish Mobile Team

Hi i realy want to learn english and i want to know if this app is free or not.

Hi VasileF,

Thank you for supporting LearnEnglish Audio & Video!

This is a freemium app, you can download the app for free and enjoy the six free episodes. It's also offering in-app purchases and you are welcome to purchase more in-app content in 'Store'.

We hope you continue to enjoy learning through the British Council’s LearnEnglish apps!

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Mobile team

I've installed the app in my iPhone, but it's not working. It remains at the logo white screen and won't forward. I've uninstalled and reinstalled, but nothing happens.
A friend of mine has an Android mobile and it works, but it takes some time to leave he first screen (with the logo) and goes to a advertisement. Only after advertisement load the app starts really. It seems that the advertisement is affecting the app starting.
What should I do?

Hi there,

Thanks for leaving us a comment and we're sorry to hear that the app is not working well for you.  Could I just ask you to check that you are using the LearnEnglish Audio & Video app? Because there are no advertisements. There are advertisements in the LearnEnglish Podcast app - is that the app you're using?


The LearnEnglish Mobile team

I see any movie on windows8. chrom. But it s work on mobile. Do I have to install any app for windows8 that watch movie?
Thank you

Hi all,

Two years ago, I have installed Big Cities Small World app for Android. I have already downloaded up to 4 series.

Years ago, I checked the Google App. The application was missing. Thank God, I have already backup the apk file. The app run well.

Week ago, I checked the Google App. The application was (STILL) missing. I installed the app using the backup apk file. It is installed, but the app doesnt work at all.

Please your help. The app (just like other BC app) is extremely helpful to us.


Hi Agus_surachman,

Thank you for your comment. Unfortunately, we no longer support Big City Small World for all platforms. You can check out our other apps which are similar to Big City Small World in the following link: . 

Thank you for your support and we hope you enjoy learning English with our apps!

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Mobile team