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LGBTQ+ pride flag

Many countries around the world celebrate Pride Month in June. Watch this video to find out about some other flags within the LGBTQ+ community.

A penguin in water

Are you an animal lover? Have you ever had a pet? Put your English into practise by talking about animals!


What do you know about chocolate? Learn about the history of chocolate and the interesting journey from cocoa bean to chocolate bar.

How to make the most of the LearnEnglish Learning hub

Are you looking for ways to improve your English skills? In the Learning hub, you can practise and improve your English as you communicate with speakers from all over the world.

Infinitive of purpose

Do you know how and when to use an infinitive to talk about purpose? Test what you know with interactive exercises and read the explanation to help you.

Starting Out - Episode 01

Julia and Sammy meet in a cycling accident! Then they want the same taxi. Will they get on?

How to use the LearnEnglish grammar section

If you'd like to communicate effectively, we've got two useful resources to help you improve your English grammar.

Text messages to a friend

Read a text conversation between two friends to practise and improve your reading skills.

Writing home episode 01

Welcome to our audio fiction series, Writing home! In this first episode Milton meets his new neighbour Mei. What do you think he asks her?

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