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Find out all about contemporary culture in the UK in this video and audio series for intermediate and advanced learners.
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.
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.
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!
Roads are dangerous places for people on foot. Watch this video to find out how to stay safe when crossing roads in the UK.
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?
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