February 2021

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 Transcript Mark Hello, and welcome to the podcast of English for Life in the UK. Today, we're going to follow on from last week's episode where we were talking about the Coronavirus and the vaccines and we did a little bit about how to look after yourself, during lockdown. We decided - because we'd got lots of ideas - of our own, but also from other people, about what they've been doing during lockdown - that we'd do a whole episode on it. So today we're going [...]

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, Brighouse © Copyright Humphrey Bolton and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence Hebden Bridge Calder Valley Landscape © Copyright Colin Park and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence. Boggy The Piece Hall Dean Clough Transcript Mark Hello, and welcome to the Podcast [...]

January 2021

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 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 and at the same time learn something about life in this country. And I am joined today by Phoebe and Christine. Phoebe - how are you? Phoebe Hi, Mark, I'm good, thank you. How are you? Mark I'm great, yeah - well, considering the circumstances, I'm good. Christine : how are you? Christine I'm feeling well, today. I'm feeling [...]

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 Transcript Mark Welcome to the podcast of English for Life in the UK. We've reached Episode 10 of Season 2, this week. We link some of our episodes to the Official Government Guide for those wanting to become British citizens. It's called Life in the UK. Today, we're doing some more history from that Guide and, in particular, we're looking at the Stuart Kings and the Civil War, and it's Sheena who's going to start us off. (Music) Sheena Oh! Hello, Mark and John. Nice to [...]

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 Small from Pixabay Exploration of the Americas during Elizabeth I's reign. William Shakespeare. Image by WikiImages from Pixabay Transcript Mark Hello, and welcome [...]

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