Watch videos and improve your English listening skills

Watch natural and authentic conversations in English in this video app. 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 check your understanding
• a pitch control to slow down the audio.

When learning English, practice makes perfect. We recommend you use this app several times a week to keep practising. There are several ways to to help maximise your progress:
• Watch the videos and follow along with the audioscript as you listen. The audioscript supports your listening and helps you hear words you may not necessarily recognise just by listening. Check any words you don’t know using the built-in glossary.
• Read the audioscript in full screen and listen to the audio only without watching the video. This really helps you focus on listening.
• Watch the videos in landscape mode without reading the audioscript – this is the hardest way! Test your listening and see how much of the video you can understand.

Learn about UK Culture
Watch 24 videos to learn more about life in the UK. Follow our 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 such as Richard Branson.

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.

The GREAT campaign promotes the UK as a great place to study, visit and do business.

If you want to find out more information about studying in the UK visit:

What’s New

Version 1.5.4

* We've made some minor changes to the Help and About screens.

* We've made some improvements behind the scenes, and fixed a couple of bugs.

If you have any feedback for us about the app, please get in touch at, and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
141 Ratings

141 Ratings

Abdullah Zaher ,

Fabulous App

I like all videos in the app. I found it very useful, easy, and amazing. Thank you British Council👍

Pardis.A ,


The application is extremely usefull in learning english. I really enjoy watching them. Thanks for your hard work and hope this app will be developed in more various subjects.

Developer Response ,

Thank you very much for your feedback. Please allow me to introduce our LearnEnglish Podcasts app. It is a FREE app that we update the content regularly.

NaviD-K ,

Good app but requires a little upgrade

Awesome videos in it. They are useful for english exercises. You can download the videos in the app and keep them forever in your device. Personally, I really enjoyed this app.

Developer Response ,

Hello there, thank you for your comment and we are glad to hear that you like our app! Do consider leaving us a 5-star review! It will help more users to discover our app! And if we also have another amazing app - LearnEnglish Podcasts for users to learn English. Do check it out! :)


British Council
64.7 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Japanese, Spanish

Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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