English for Life in the UK – Easter in the UK

Season 2, Episode 20 The importance of Easter to Christians and the Easter story. Easter as a pagan festival. Modern U.K. traditions at Easter. Easter in some other countries. Symbolism and metaphors. Download Transcript On Palm Sunday Christians celebrate Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a donkey. On Maundy Thursday, The Queen distributes special Maundy money to local pensioners in a service which remembers Jesus washing the feet of the Apostles at the Last Supper. On Good Friday in the afternoon Christians remember that Jesus was crucified In Golgotha. At Easter children love to [...]

2021-05-20T21:07:45+01:007th April, 2021|News, Podcasts|

English for Life in the UK – Wildlife in the UK

Season 2, Episode 17 An introduction to this podcast and a summary of our first session on the history of migration into the U.K. Download Transcript Red Kites are very popular they have brownish-red feathers and a forked tail A carpet of bluebells - it is as if the whole of the woods have been covered in a blue carpet Puffins are funny looking birds that are black and white with orange webbed feet and a big stripy beak Scotts Pine are a conifer with a tall bare trunk with the branches and needles [...]

2021-05-07T09:20:47+01:007th April, 2021|News, Podcasts|

English for Life in the UK – The Census

Season 2, Episode 19 What is the census? Historical examples of the census. How the census changes over time. The census 2021 and how it will be used. How to talking about obligation in English including ‘to have to’ and ‘must’. Download Transcript Transcript Mark Hello and welcome to the podcast English for Life in the UK. This podcast is for people who want to improve their English by listening to native speakers talking about different subjects and at the same time learn about life in this country. I'm joined today by John and Sheena. [...]

2021-05-24T10:53:30+01:0029th March, 2021|News, Podcasts|
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