English for Life in the UK – Driving

Season 1, Episode 28 Driving requirements, the driving test, examples of driving incidents, recognising and using modal verbs Download Transcript Transcript (Mark) Hello and welcome to episode 28 of the podcast English for Life in the UK. This podcast is for intermediate-level learners of English and is produced by a group of volunteer teachers from the Saint Augustine's Centre, in Halifax, Yorkshire, where we provide a range of support and advice for those in need and, in particular, to asylum seekers, refugees and migrants. The aim of the podcast is to help those of you [...]

2020-11-17T17:15:14+00:0028th July, 2020|News, Podcasts|

English for Life in the UK – Season 1, Episode 23

Discussion of the events in the USA and around the world following the death of a black man at the hands of the police. Why this matters in the U.K. Protest and demonstrations against racism. Download Transcript Transcript Transcript Episode 23: Black Lives Matter Mark Hello and welcome to Episode 23 of the podcast, English for Life in the UK. This podcast is for intermediate-level learners of English and is produced by a group of volunteer teachers from the Saint Augustine's Centre in Halifax, Yorkshire, where we provide a range of support and advice to those [...]

2020-11-17T10:30:51+00:0016th June, 2020|News, Podcasts|

English for Life in the UK – Season 1, Episode 5

We look at the recent history of the relationship between Britain and Europe and in particular our membership of the European Union and the recent decision to leave the EU, known as BREXIT. We also discuss what is a referendum and the arguments for and against using them. Download Transcript Transcript Britain and Europe All Podcast Episodes 

2020-11-17T10:32:26+00:0024th December, 2019|Podcasts|

English for Life in the UK – Season 1, Episode 4

Recorded on the day of the general Election, we cover part of the development of democracy and particularly the right to vote. Download Transcript Transcript Episode 4: History of Democracy Hello, welcome to episode 4 of English for Life in the UK. English for Life in the UK is a podcast for intermediate level learners of English, produced by a group of volunteer teachers from the St Augustine’s Centre in Halifax, Yorkshire. It is intended mainly for students attending the course of this name at the centre, however we hope it will also be of use [...]

2020-11-17T10:32:58+00:0015th December, 2019|Podcasts|

English for Life in the UK – Season 1, Episode 3

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 [...]

2020-11-17T10:33:42+00:0030th November, 2019|Podcasts|

English For Life in the UK – Season 1, Episode 2

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 [...]

2020-11-17T10:34:08+00:0022nd November, 2019|Podcasts|

English for Life in the UK – Season 1, Episode 1

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 [...]

2020-11-17T10:35:42+00:0014th November, 2019|Podcasts|