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English for Life in the UK – The British Empire

A brief history of the British Empire from the age of exploration through to the end of empire and the legacy of the empire today. Download Transcript Transcript Episode Three: The British Empire (Music) Welcome to Episode 3 of English for Life in the UK. Hello, my name’s Mark. English for Life in the UK is a Podcast produced for intermediate level learners of English. It’s produced by a group of volunteer teachers from the St Augustine’s Centre in Halifax, Yorkshire. It is intended mainly by students who attend our course in the Centre, however it will [...]

2021-01-08T10:10:31+00:0030th November, 2019|Podcasts|

English For Life in the UK – Medieval Britain

In the episode we cover some key events from this period including the Magna Carta, the Black Death and the Peasants Revolt. We also look at how the English language has developed from other languages including Norman French. Download Transcript Transcript In the history of Europe, the Middle Ages or Medieval Period lasted from the 5th to the late 15th century. It began with the fall of the Western Roman Empire and merged into the Renaissance and the Age of Discovery. Episode Two: Medieval Britain Welcome to Episode 2 of English For Life in the UK. English [...]

2021-01-08T10:10:49+00:0022nd November, 2019|Podcasts|

English for Life in the UK – The History of Migration

An introduction to this podcast and a summary of our first session on the history of migration into the U.K. Download Transcript Transcript Edgar (c. 943 – 8 July 975), known as the Peaceful or the Peaceable, was King of the English from 959 until his death. He was the younger son of Edmund I and Ælfgifu of Shaftesbury, and came to the throne as a teenager, following the death of his older brother Eadwig. Episode One: The History of Migration. Hello my name’s Mark. I am a volunteer at the St Augustine's Centre in Halifax. Welcome [...]

2021-01-08T10:11:04+00:0014th November, 2019|Podcasts|
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