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How to understand the difference between the UK and Great Britain

Learn the difference between the United Kingdom and Great Britain.

Do the preparation task first. Then watch the video and do the task. You can read the transcript at any time.



Language level

Intermediate: B1


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.

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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.

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There's some advice on how to use LearnEnglish to improve your fluency on our Frequently asked questions page. I'd also suggest you look through our Facebook page, as there are also lots of useful ideas there.

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The LearnEnglish Team

Dear britishcouncil,
How can I do Step 1 - Take our free English level test. It`s no working now?
Best regards, Elena.

Hello Elena,

As far as I can see the level test is working correctly. Can you describe the problem you are having in a little more detail, please?


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The LearnEnglish Team

Hi. Thanks for this clear and complete video on the main difference between in geat Britain

hi .learnEnglish
i'm a new member , im come from vietnamese. Im trying watch video but cant understand .Can you help ?

Hi pham minh,

Welcome to LearnEnglish!

First of all, I'd suggest you visit our Getting Started pages, which are designed for new users and have lots of advice on how best to use the site. Also be sure to read our Frequently Asked Questions page for advice on particular aspects of English (grammar, listening, speaking etc.)

To test your level, go to this page. You can also search for material at the right level for you there.

Remember that most of our audio and video materials have transcripts on the page (look for the word 'Transcript') so you can read while you listen. This can be a good way to improve your listening skills so that you can work towards being able to listen without the text.

I hope those suggestions are helpful.


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The LearnEnglish Team