Learn about what makes Britain GREAT by watching these short videos that will help you discover many aspects of British life and culture. There are online exercises, transcripts and worksheets to help you understand the videos and improve your English as you learn about Great Britain.

The materials are for upper intermediate B2 and advanced C1 level learners.

You can watch the videos in any order, so choose a topic you're interested in to get started.

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Britain's countryside is great, rich with lakes, mountains and monuments. Richard goes to the Lake District first, before crossing the border to Wales.

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Richard continues his exploration of Britain's great countryside. He sees the lakes and mountains of Scotland and two of the world's natural wonders: the Giant's Causeway in Ireland and...

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From Wallace and Gromit to Ewan McGregor, Britain's cinema is great. Richard visits the London Film Museum and finds out about the facilities for making film in the UK.

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Richard looks back at past masters of British creativity at Tate Britain and then comes right up to date with an introduction to Britain's great computer gaming scene.

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The story of English starts more than a thousand years ago. Richard goes to the British Library to hear – and see – how the language has changed over the years.

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Richard finds out about all the different kinds of English and talks to some of the hundreds of thousands of students who come to Great Britain to learn English every year.

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Richard meets Richard - Branson, that is! - and gets business advice from one of Britain's greatest entrepreneurs.

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Richard carries on searching for the secret of entrepreneurial success, visiting two of Britain's youngest - and most fashionable - entrepreneurs, before meeting one of the judges of...

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You might not think of Britain as a tropical country, but at the Eden Project they have their very own rainforest! Richard learns about the centre's cutting-edge work in research and...

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Richard is blown away by the cutting edge of green technology, and sees how London's Olympic Stadium wins gold in the green Games.

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Richard shows us the best way to see London's many sights, travels back in time to the Warwick Castle of 500 years ago... and gets into a sword fight!

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Richard goes even further back in time – 4,500 years back! With the help of Susan Greaney, he investigates one of Britain's greatest and most mysterious sites – Stonehenge.

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Richard goes behind the scenes at Dyson, home of the space-age vacuum cleaner and much more!

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British innovation is not just in the home. Join Richard as he talks about robots, space exploration – and very fast cars.

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Richard来到一所世界闻名的大学——牛津大学-。他将带你了解牛津的历史和从这里走出的名人。

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主持人Richard带我们来到世界最大的自然博物馆之一的英国自然博物馆以及Wellcome医学博物馆,了解英国的科学家、工程师还有医生是如何帮我们认识世界的。

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Shakespeare, Dickens and more... Britain's literary history is world class, and Richard speaks to experts about some of the country's greatest writers.

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Modern-day authors cast their own spells, too, and Richard visits a very magical place to find out about contemporary English writers.

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一些世界级的音乐作品来自英国,英国音乐也依然占据排行版前列。主持人Richard拜访了Premises 录音工作室,很多世界音乐巨星都在此制作音乐。

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主持人Richard从皇家艾伯特音乐厅的歌剧首演《Aida》继续他的音乐之旅,之后他赶赴南安普敦去探索英国音乐用何种方式愉悦和抚慰芸芸众生。

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伦敦有世界闻名的百货公司,包括Harrods, Selfridges, Fortnum & Mason, Harvey Nichols等。我们的主持人Richard 将带你造访这些大型百货公司,并带你走进一些小店体验各种购物乐趣。

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主持人Richard离开了大的购物区来到一些有趣的小店和市场。我们看看一位将摄影作品卖给蒙古客人的店主说什么,再来看看伦敦的购物者都喜欢什么。

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Whatever your taste, Britain is home to some of the greatest sports – and sporting venues – in the world. Watch the video and go behind the scenes at Silverstone Circuit, home of F1, and...

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Messing about in boats is a British obsession. Richard visits Portland and Weymouth's Olympic harbour and finds out if he's got what it takes to win a medal on the water.