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|

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|

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|

English for Life in the UK – British Citizenship

Season 2, Episode 3 Outline and discussion of the process for becoming a British citizen. Freedoms and responsibilities of citizens. The pledge and oath of allegiance to the Queen. Download Transcript Transcript Mark Hello, and welcome to the Podcast, English for Life in the UK. My name's Mark and Christine is with me, today. Hello, Christine, how are you? Christine Hiya, I'm very well, Mark - a bit sad to see the sun setting at just after 4 o'clock . Seems like winter's upon us, Mark but er Mark Yes - it gets dark! [...]

2020-11-19T10:59:04+00:0019th November, 2020|News, Podcasts|

English for Life in the UK – US Presdential Election

Why the US Presidential election is important to the U.K. How the US election system works. What has happened in this year’s election and the possible implications for the U.K. Download Transcript Transcript Season 2, Episode 2 Mark Well, hello and welcome to the podcast English for Life in the UK. I'm joined, today, by Sheena and John. Sheena, how are you? Sheena I'm OK, thank you - a bit tired from trying to follow the election - and confused! But, apart from that: fine, thank you. Mark More of that later. John, how about you? [...]

2020-11-17T16:02:16+00:0016th November, 2020|Podcasts|

English for Life in the UK – Values and Principles of British Society

Season 2, Episode 1 The Government handbook identifies 5 principles - democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, tolerance, participation. We discuss each of these and suggest some others. Download Transcript Transcript Episode 1: Values and Principles of British Society Mark Well - hello, Christine - how are you? Christine Oh, hi, Mark - - I'm not bad, not bad yeah, thank you. It's quite a nice day. It was a very wet day, this morning - I went for a walk and got properly wet, but now I'm sitting at home, and feeling quite cosy. [...]

2020-11-19T10:59:17+00:006th November, 2020|News, Podcasts|

Season 2 – Preview

What is this podcast? What have we done so far and what are our plans for season 2? How to use this podcast to improve your English and learn more about life in the U.K. Download Transcript Transcript Mark Hello and welcome to a special episode of the podcast, English for Life in the UK. This is a preview episode for Series 2 of this podcast. For those of you that are new to the podcast, this will tell you a bit about who we are, what we do on the podcast and how you can [...]

2020-11-06T17:45:18+00:002nd November, 2020|News, Podcasts|
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