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UK Culture

Find out all about contemporary culture in the UK by listening to this series of podcasts. This material is recommended for intermediate and advanced learners.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • A 3D map of the UK

    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’.

  • A selection of bank cards

    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. 

  • A golf ball and club

    Most of Britain’s population enjoys sport and leisure activities in one way or another, and whether as a participant or a spectator there are a whole host of activities to enjoy.

  • A selection of bank cards

    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. 

  • A 3D map of the UK

    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’.

  • Creative industries play a key role in the UK economy. Listen and find out what it's like to live and work as a young professional in the UK.

  • 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?

  • Are you after value for money when you're shopping for fashion; or fashion that's made with values? Listen and find out more.

  • The most widely spoken language in the UK is English. However, newcomers and visitors to the UK may have problems with regional dialects and accents. 

  • A golf ball and club

    Most of Britain’s population enjoys sport and leisure activities in one way or another, and whether as a participant or a spectator there are a whole host of activities to enjoy.

  • Did you know that manners are all about a reduction of violence between people? If you don't believe it, have a listen to this.

  • New words and phrases are continually entering the English language. Listen to this Trend UK episode and find out if you are a screenager or even perhaps a splod!

  • 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.

  • Westminster with buses passing by

    Do you know how the UK is governed and who lives there? Watch the first of a new series of videos on UK life and institutions. 

  • Are you a student living away from home? Do you find yourself living on a tight budget? Listen to these UK students and find out their top tips for saving money.

  • Every year, it costs British students more and more to attend university. Students are graduating with larger and larger debts. So is a university degree really worth it?

  • Did you know that manners are all about a reduction of violence between people? If you don't believe it, have a listen to this.

  • Are you after value for money when you're shopping for fashion; or fashion that's made with values? Listen and find out more.

  • Creative industries play a key role in the UK economy. Listen and find out what it's like to live and work as a young professional in the UK.

  • New words and phrases are continually entering the English language. Listen to this Trend UK episode and find out if you are a screenager or even perhaps a splod!

  • Every year, it costs British students more and more to attend university. Students are graduating with larger and larger debts. So is a university degree really worth it?

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amunpag
Spain

I live in spain and it´s similar to Britain.
You don´t cross along motorways and you...

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irynka123's picture
irynka123
Ukraine

Thank you for the reply.

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Peter M
Poland

Hi irynka123,

There are both technical and legal reasons why certain content cannot be...

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