203

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.

Stories: A serious case
333

My friend is afraid of spiders. This isn’t very unusual; a lot of people are afraid of spiders. But my friend isn’t just afraid of spiders, she is totally, completely and utterly terrified of them….

Magazine - Tobacco
140

Tobacco is grown in more than one hundred countries. Tomatoes and tobacco are both members of the same botanical family. Tobacco smoke contains about 4,000 chemicals.

Magazine - Hallowe'en
137

Find out some more about the traditional festival of Hallowe'en.

Magazine - Building bridges
100

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
184

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?

Magazine - Ten years without books
106

This is a story about how I stopped watching TV and began reading again for pleasure, after ten years in which I hardly turned a page. Now, I just like books. I'm reading about six simultaneously.

You're Hired
155

After firing the sales director, Phillip and Marcia discuss some job applications and the interview format.

UK Culture: Pedestrians
92

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

A tree on a white background
34

"O you shaggy-headed banyan tree standing on the bank of the pond, have you forgotten the little child, like the birds that have nested in your branches and left you?"

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