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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 I'm a new member. I didn't know that Scotland included in United Kingdom too.

I couldn't catch whether it has one parliament or not .

Hi dlis,

The system has been reformed in recent years and there are now several parliaments in the UK. Scotland has its own Scottish Parliament, Wales has the Welsh National Assembly and Northern Ireland has the Northern Ireland Assembly.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Hello, I'm just a beginner and I want to download these videos. How can I download these videos?

Hello zawpaing,

I'm afraid our videos are not available for download for legal reasons. All of our audio content (e.g. articles in the Magazine, Elementary Podcasts and Big City Small World) are available for you, however, so you might want to look at them.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi editor , I want to give a sugesstion
I find it better to learn with videos than sounds only ,maybe its because you can see people moving their mouths and your brains keep those images and repeat them later when you speak .So please make more videos , simple ones please
don;t go with the boring Elementary podcast or things like that

Hi englishnoob,

Thank you for the suggestion. People learn in different ways and some people prefer to use audio than video, particularly as an audio file is generally quite small and can be stored easily on mobile devices. We try to provide a wide range of materials so that everyone can find something which is helpful for them.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Hello team! I am trying to match the words with the descriptions but i can't do it. where do i have to click first? Thanks.

Hello mary nastase,

First you have to click on the word and then you click on the space where you want it to go. It should then move there.

Let us know if you need any more help!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team


I can't find where to click to watch the video...! Can you help?