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'This podcast has been very educational ….. and they explain some new terms (new vocabulary) at the end of each episode. I think it’s excellent and I hope more people take advantage of this lovely tool.'   Anonymous reviewer

Our volunteers produce a regular podcast where you can listen to native English speakers talking about a range of subjects, including some linked to the Life in the UK citizenship test.  We have listeners from 135 countries! You can listen to 60+ episodes and read the transcripts for free.

Our podcasts help you improve your English comprehension and vocabulary, and learn about:

  • Life in the UK
  • British culture – art, music, gardening, architecture
  • Key events in British history and current events
  • British traditions and celebrations

Listen to our Podcasts

English for Life in the UK - Co-operatives in the UK

Season 3, Episode 10

What is a co-operative? The history of co-ops in the U.K. Interviews with 2 co-operatives - Suma Wholefoods and Valley Organics. Including how they operate and the principles on which they are based.

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English for Life in the UK - Interview with an Artist: Kate Lycett

Season 3, Episode 9

We interview Kate about her work as a visual artist, how she goes about creating a painting, her influences and why art is important.

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English for Life in the UK - Farming and Cheese-Making in a Yorkshire Town

Season 3, Episode 8

We interview a dairy farmer and cheese maker about the history and process of milk and cheese making. We discuss the idea of organic farming and the use of the word ‘culture’ in cheese making.

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