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English for Life in the UK – The English Civil War

Season 2, Episode 10 The causes of the Civil War in England. The war itself, events in Scotland and Ireland, Oliver Cromwell. The restoration of the monarchy and the glorious revolution. Download Transcript Transcript Mark Welcome to the podcast of English for Life in the UK. We've reached Episode 10 of Season 2, this week. We link some of our episodes to the Official Government Guide for those wanting to become British citizens. It's called Life in the UK. Today, we're doing some more history from that Guide and, in particular, we're looking at the [...]

2021-01-28T10:07:09+00:0018th January, 2021|Podcasts|

English for Life in the UK – Tudor England

Season 2, Episode 9 A brief overview of the life of two of England’s most famous monarchs, King Henry VIII (8th) and Elizabeth I. In a bonus section we cover in more detail the second part of the Tudor period. Download Transcript King Henry VIII (8th). Image by David Mark from Pixabay Hampton Court Palace. Image by O V from Pixabay Henry VIII and his 6 wives. Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay Anne Boleyn is beheaded. Creator: Bettmann | Credit: Bettmann Archive Queen Elizabeth I. Image by WikiImages from Pixabay Route of the Spanish Armada Statue of Sir Francis Drake in Plymouth. Image by Thomas [...]

2021-01-14T11:58:29+00:0014th January, 2021|Podcasts|

Coronavirus Update: Lockdown January 2021

Starting 5 January 2021 England is in a national lockdown. Do not leave your home unless it is necessary. In the past week there have been 571 new cases of Coronavirus in Calderdale. St Augustine's Centre in Lockdown The centre is open for appointments only. Food Hot lunches are still available. Come for takeaway lunch on Mondays and Thursdays at 12:30pm. You must wear a mask. Support We are still here to help you. The telephone line is open, please call 07743 045624 on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday 10-3. You can send a Whatsapp message any time. [...]

2021-01-08T16:30:48+00:007th January, 2021|News|

English for Life in the UK – Christmas in the UK

Season 2, Episode 8 A discussion of aspects of the history and traditions of Christmas in the U.K. and the importance of Christmas to Christians. Download Transcript Christmas Nativity. Photo by Jessica Lewis from Pexels Christmas Tree and presents. Photo by Oleg Zaicev from Pexels Father Christmas or Santa Claus with his reindeer. Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay Christmas wreath. Photo by Corina Andrisca on Unsplash Yule Log. Image by Larry White from Pixabay Transcript Mark Hello, and welcome to the podcast English for Life in the UK. This podcast is for anyone who wants to improve their English and at [...]

2021-01-06T17:08:32+00:0023rd December, 2020|News, Podcasts|

English for Life in the UK – The Development of the English Language

Season 2, Episode 7 History of English as a language. English in use today in the U.K. and around the world. The differences between British English and American English Download Transcript Transcript Mark Hello and welcome to the podcast: English for Life in the UK. This podcast is for anyone who wants to improve their English and learn more about life in this country. If you want to get the transcript - that's the written version of this episode and all our others - you can do that on our website and the information about [...]

2020-12-16T12:38:52+00:0016th December, 2020|Podcasts|

Coronavirus Update Tier 3 December and Christmas 2020

Calderdale is still in Tier 3 - very high alert. Food Activities Food: Hot lunches are still available through Christmas. Come for takeaway lunch on Mondays and Thursdays at 12:30pm. You must wear a mask. Support We are still here to help you. The building is closed for Christmas but our telephone line is open. Please call 07743 045624 on Monday or Thursday 10-2. You can send a Whatsapp message any time. Wellbeing It's a very important time to look after yours and others wellbeing. You cannot meet people who you do not live with inside (in [...]

2020-12-18T16:57:44+00:0015th December, 2020|News|

English for Life in the UK – Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Normans arrive in Britain

Season 2, Episode 6 Anglo-Saxons arrive in Britain. The two St Augustines. The Vikings. The Battle of Hastings and the Norman conquest. How the Normans changed Britain. Download Transcript Sutton Hoo Helmet. Image by Jim Brewin from Pixabay. Viking long boat. Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay Cardiff Castle, a Norman Castle in Wales. Image by Daryus Chandra from Pixabay The Bayeux Tapestry. Image from Store Norske. St Augustine's Centre in Halifax. Transcript Mark Hello and welcome to the podcast: English for Life in the UK. This podcast is for anyone who wants to improve their English and [...]

2020-12-11T09:59:21+00:0010th December, 2020|News, Podcasts|

English for Life in the UK – Early Britain and Roman Britain

Season 2, Episode 5 The early history of Britain including Stonehenge and the Bronze and Iron ages. Roman Britain including Hadrian’s Wall and Boudicca. Download Transcript Stonehenge. Photo by Brooke Bell on Unsplash Cheddar Man skeleton. Photo by Emoke Denes on Wikimedia. Cheddar Man face reconstruction. Photo by Bathtub Barracuda on Wikimedia Hadrian's Wall. Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash Map of Hadrian's Wall. Image by NormanEinstein on Wikimedia Boadicea statue in London. Photo by Chris Karidis on Unsplash Transcript Mark Hello and welcome to the podcast English for Life in the UK. If you [...]

2020-12-04T17:41:03+00:004th December, 2020|Podcasts|

English for Life in the UK – The United Kingdom

Season 2, Episode 4 An overview of the 4 countries that make up the United Kingdom. More information about each of the smaller countries Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Download Transcript Union Jack Flag. Photo by James Giddins on Unsplash Scottish Flag. Image by paul Doyle from Pixabay Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay England Flag. Image by Michael Christen from Pixabay Titanic Museum in Belfast. Photo by K. Mitch Hodge on Unsplash Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland. Photo by Dimitry Anikin on Unsplash Conwy Castle, Wales. Photo by K. Mitch Hodge on Unsplash Mount Snowdon in Wales. Photo by Raisa Nastukova on Unsplash [...]

2020-12-04T12:54:58+00:001st December, 2020|Podcasts|

Calling creative people – get involved!

Join an online creative group with other people from the St Augustine's community, and make something creative. It will be run by Clare and Ellie from Hebden Bridge Arts Festival till the end March. We will make creative items to share with others. Do you love to write poetry, or draw, or make films, photography, design, theatre, writing, woodwork or sculpture, music, fashion etc? Are you over 18? Can you speak some English? Have you been through the asylum process? Can you join a zoom group for an hour every two weeks, till the end of March? Do you [...]

2020-11-27T16:22:17+00:0027th November, 2020|Centre User Information, News|
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