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Exam preparation


Prepare for your IELTS test

Test yourself under real-time conditions with free mock tests.


LearnEnglish Exams practice website

To help you prepare and succeed in Cambridge English Qualifications B2 First and C1 Advanced.

Mobile app Exam Lift 

Prepare for your B1 Preliminary Schools exam.

Alphabet Colouring Book

Help young children learn at home.

Support from Cambridge English and Cambridge University Press

A range of resources for teachers, learners and institutions. 

Class audio and remote teaching guides for examination courses

These ‘how to’ guides to support teachers working from home.

Art and culture

Free National Theatre Live Full Performances

The National Theatre is offering videos of some full-length plays, including Treasure Island, Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and more.

Watch online via the National Theatre YouTube Channel

English National Ballet

The English National Ballet is showing performances including Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s passionate ballet, ‘Broken Wings’, based on the life of iconic painter Frida Kahlo. The shows are time-limited so catch them while you can!


Entertain your kids

Songs and stories  

Sing songs or watch stories, poems and fairy tales. These will keep your kids entertained for hours, build their vocabulary and help them practise their English. 

How to… Videos 

Do your kids like making things? Keep them entertained with these fun videos about things to make and do. 

Games and jokes  

Just because you are indoors doesn't mean you can't have some fun together. Try our games, jokes and tongue twisters to help your kids practise English.  

Learning time with Timmy  

Discover new words and join in the activities with Timmy and his friends in this fun learning series. 

For teachers of English

Support for teachers and teacher educators, including practical resources and professional development opportunities, can be found on our Teaching English website: