In this episode, Stephen and Ashlie visit the ancient city of Oxford.


Rob the teacher talks about using imperatives to give directions and ways of recording new vocabulary to help you remember it.

Ashlie and Stephen

Stephen explores the ancient city of Oxford and meets some girls who are studying at the University. 

The Word on the Street team

Rob the teacher talks about using the word 'like' as a filler.


Lots of students, from all over the world, come to Britain each year to study. Nick visits Oxford University and the London School of Economics and talks to some students to find out what it's like to study in the UK.

You're hired

Philip, CEO of IT company WebWare, can't believe what sales director Brian is telling him!


Stephen and Ashlie arrive at the hotel in Snowdonia, but they don't have the same idea about how to relax!


Ashlie surprises Stephen by beating him to the top of the mountain.


Carmen talks to a white-water rafting expert and a parkour enthusiast.

Ashlie and Stephen Walker

Stephen and Ashlie realise they have quite similar ideas about what their Mum would like, but Ashlie soon gets distracted from the task in hand!


Ashlie and Stephen need to finish their shopping. Ashlie drags Stephen into a shoe shop and they look at some amazing clothes.


Camden Town is a world-renowned place to shop for alternative clothing. Carmen goes there to find out more about its history and what's fashionable now.


A new concept in old people's homes in France. The idea is simple, but revolutionary: combining a residential home for the elderly with a crèche/nursery school in the same building.

UK Culture: Currency

The pound sterling is the oldest currency in the world that is still in use. What do you know about the money used in the UK?


Carlos, the aspiring chef, shows up out of the blue - but he might help save the café.

Written by Chris Rose.

Professionals Podcasts - Biotechnology

Listen to two friends talking about genetically modified food. Frank is for GM food, but Ann is against it.

Professionals Podcasts - English for Medicine - A Doctor's View

Listen to an interview with a retired doctor, Rajan Mehta, about his life working in the UK.

Professionals Podcasts - Motivation in the workplace

Listen to an extract of an interview with a professor of Business Studies about the subject of motivation.

UK Culture: Pedestrians

Roads are dangerous places for people on foot. Watch this video to find out how to stay safe when crossing roads in the UK.

Professionals Podcasts - Going global

Listen to a radio programme in which people from three companies talk about their experiences of going global.

Talk about: My son

Ron talks about his pride and joy – his lovely son.

UK Culture: Climate and Geography

So what is the United Kingdom?

To give it its full title it’s ‘The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland’. You might hear it referred to as Britain, Great Britain or more often, simply as ‘The UK’.

Talk about: My life in the UK

Ella shares with you her most memorable moments in the UK.


Meet Olivia Barbieri - her surname is Italian but she was born in London.


Meet Fadi who comes from the Lebanon, but has lived in London since he was a kid.

Two blue baubles - Christmas decorations

Do you celebrate Christmas? How would you celebrate it? Besides Christmas trees, what other Christmas decorations do you know?

Watch this video to know more about the festive decorations and items you can find in the Christmas period.


Meet Sarah Zhang - she is from China and has lots of friends from all over the world.

UK Culture: Banking

If you want to live in the UK, you will need a bank account. Watch the video to find out more about banking and financial services in the UK. 


Meet Johnny Chan - he is from Hong Kong and he came to Britain to make money!

Talk about: My two cats

Do you know that cats' characters can change? Find out more from Dave about his two cuddly cats whose personalities vary with the countries they live in.