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

We are the world’s English experts and we provide English language learning opportunities worldwide. We deliver English lessons in over 80 teaching centres in nearly 50 countries. Our apps are written by English teachers and language experts and offer grammar, vocabulary and listening practice. Check out our other apps and visit our LearnEnglish websites.

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Comments

Hi, i'm Akmal. From Uzbekistan.
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Hi this app is great to learn English but unfortunately, i can not find the videos on my device when i download them.

Hi , Andres Felipe....
Where are you from?

Hi Andres Felipe,

Thank you for your comment and we are sorry to hear that you cannot find the videos on your device. Could you forward this to our inbox at learnenglish.mobile@britishcouncil? In the email, please state your device model, OS version and app version. We will do our best to assist further.

Best wishes,
Elise
The LearnEnglish Mobile Team

It´s truly amazing this site. It helps a lot to improve language learning.
Thanks you very much.

Hi Schindler,

Thank you for your comment and we hope you enjoy the videos. If you are interested, do check out our other LearnEnglish apps too!
Have fun and feel free to let us know if you have any further questions or suggestions. :)

Best wishes,
Elise
The LearnEnglish Mobile Team

Hi, Elise...
Where are you from
Can I talk to you?
Best wishes,
Akmal

Hi!
I started using this app, but I do not know how to have the pitch control to slow down the audio.

Hi Balico,

Thank you for your comment. Unfortunately, there is no pitch control on LearnEnglish GREAT Videos. If you are interested, do check out LearnEnglish Podcasts, there are some episodes with this function. :-)

Let us know if you have anymore questions!

Best wishes,

Harmeet

The LearnEnglish Mobile Team

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