Magazine - Building bridges
101

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
163

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

UK Culture: Pedestrians
93

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?"

Story: The Skier
62

Afel was twelve years old when he saw them. “What are those?” he asked his uncle excitedly. “Skis,” replied his uncle, “And those people are called skiers.” Afel was in love. He wanted to be a skier.

Magazine - Collecting things
56

I have rummaged round shops all over Europe and garage sales in America. I have hung about in Arab souks and Indian bazaars, but I have never seen anything quite like my grandmother’s elephant.

UK Culture: Climate and Geography
89

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’.

Magazine - Physics
23

In the square outside the British Library in London is a sculpture of Sir Isaac Newton. Maybe they chose it for the spot because it shows a great scientist at work.

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