A soap opera (or just "soap") is a serial TV drama that features multiple related story lines dealing with the lives of multiple characters. The stories in these series typically focus heavily on emotional relationships.
This is not the first time that The Flatmates visit this blog, they even had a permanent place in the links on your right. The video above is the first episode of this online "soap opera" with which you can learn a lot of English.
The Flatmates is the story of some friends who share a flat in London, it is designed to teach English to foreigners, and to show them the British way of life.
So you can learn a lot about everyday life in Britain while you watch these videos.
It is possible to read the script while you watch if you feel like, and there is always an open question in the end of each episode.
Do you want to watch some more episodes? follow the link.
Or just watch the very last episode:
Visit the archives, there you will find some quizzes and explanations on difficult language points (on the right side of the web page).