There are a range of materials available for download on the site. There are text files supplied in pdf (portable document format). In order to view these file you will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software which is available from http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html
Audio and video
All of the audio available on this site is streamed and is usually also available for download. See below for information on these different formats.
Streaming files play while you are online. They cannot be listened to when you are not connected to the internet. To stream the files you will need the flash plug-in installed on your computer.
- If you do not have Flash installed you can download it free from http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer.
Downloadable audio files are in mp3 format. This format can be played by a range of software such as Windows Media Player (Windows) or Quick Time Player (Macintosh). The audio file is saved on your computer and you can listen to the programme when you are not connected to the internet. If you do not have this software you can find it free on the following sites:-
- Windows media player (for PC users) - http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/download/
- Quicktime (for mac users) - http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/
- The BBC and the British Council are not responsible for the content of external sites
Please note - file sizes for downloadable programmes may be very large and can take a long time to download depending on your connection speed. To download the audio file:-
- Right click on the download link (control + click for mac users)
- Select 'Save target as' or 'Save link as'
- Select location where you wish to save
- Click save