English for Life in the UK – Industrial Revolution

Season 2, Episode 14 How Britain became the first country in the world to have an industrial revolution. Inventions, transport, resistance to the changes, urbanisation and trade. Download Transcript Hand Loom Weaver. © Copyright David Dixon and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence. Mill Waterwheel. Manchester. McConnel & Company's mills, about 1913. Quarry Bank Cotton Mill. © Copyright David Dixon and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence. Uniflow steam engine, Bradford Industrial Museum Bridgewater Canal, used to transport coal from his mines. © Copyright David Dixon and licensed [...]

2021-02-26T10:44:03+00:0026th February, 2021|News, Podcasts|

English for Life in the UK – Things to do during lockdown

Season 2, Episode 12 We discuss a range of things which people can do to look after themselves and keep busy and healthy during the lockdown caused by the coronavirus. Download Transcript Listen to the radio and podcasts of e.g. ’Woman’s Hour’ on the BBC Sounds App - Photo by Sound On from Pexels Local libraries may offer e books and audio books on line Lots to watch on T.V. - some St Agustines Centre favourites are The Great British Bake Off, Winterwatch, Poldark, Annw With An E and Game of Thrones Cooking [...]

2021-03-10T15:08:46+00:0015th February, 2021|Podcasts|

English for Life in the UK – What and Where is Calderdale?

Season 2, Episode 13 The St Augustine’s Centre is based in the town of Halifax and the borough of Calderdale. We explain the geography, history, famous places and people of the area. Plus superlative adjectives. Download Transcript St Augustine's Centre Map of Calderdale Map of Yorkshire Map of the Pennines Upper Calder Valley By BJG71 - Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=19139773 Brighouse © Copyright Humphrey Bolton and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence Hebden Bridge https://www.flickr.com/photos/atoach/8482442619/in/photostream Calder Valley Landscape © Copyright Colin Park and licensed for reuse under [...]

2021-02-25T16:21:47+00:0014th February, 2021|Podcasts|

English for Life in the UK – Covid Update January 2021

Season 2, Episode 11 An update on the COVID-19 virus, what is happening across the world and in the U.K. Ideas for looking after yourself and information about the vaccine in the U.K. Download Transcript So far, more than 100 million people worldwide have been infected with Coronavirus and more than 2 million people have died In the UK you could say we have suffered 3 waves of Coronavirus Around the world people have been asked to wash their hands regularly, wear a mask and keep their distance from each other Children in [...]

2021-03-10T14:47:17+00:0028th January, 2021|Podcasts|

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 The Stuart Family Tree King Charles I believed in the Divine Right of Kings The British monarch today is not allowed to enter the Houses of Parliament The Cavaliers who supported of the King had long hair and wore luxurious clothing King Charles was put on trail and beheaded in 1649 - a monumental historic event Oliver Cromwell [...]

2021-03-10T11:43:10+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|

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|
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