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. 


Do the Preparation task first. Then watch the video or listen to the audio. Next go to Task and do the activity. If you need help, you can read the Transcript at any time.

Task 1

Read the questions and select the right answer.


Task 2

Read the questions and select the right answer.






Yes religion & state always be separate so no injustice happen to minority group . But multi religious & multi cultural society make only after hard and true effort of state.

Should religion and the state be separate?
Actually, I don't understand this question very well. The state is the government and the religion is what the residents believe in. They have nothing to do with each other, don't they?
How easy is it to create a genuinely multicultural society?
No, it's not easy at all because people like to get rights but they don't want to give rights to the others. I have a friend who thinks they are discriminated because of their religion. However, she finds LGBT-people not normal and dark complexion ugly. So, if it is not a DISCRIMINATION she's talking about, then what else? The worst thing is she doesn't even realize what she's doing. That's why I think people should show consideration for others if they want the same respect back.

i am new joiner and learner English just correct me if my grammar is wrong for me the religion should separate from the state because the human being cannot use the bible to implement the rules of law.

I wish to thank the Britishcouncil ,for a series of programs.

Good morning All, i am new student in this class

In my opinion the UK and the World they are have the ideas and capacity for the adaptation the all cultures in a only place.

good morning for all i am new here and i hope that past a good moment with all 

it was a great topic!!!! I've learned a lot of things from this material !!! thank you British Council.!!

Religion and the state has been always connected since you read the Bible..Why is it like that? maybe because human beings make mistakes, when this happen,  religious are near to show the way, even though all religions believe  in God and even they know His ten Commands...people don´t worry about them any more, every one thinks I'm the first, the second and the third... they get selfish... to survive you do whatever is at your handle now-a-days... and as consequence today many people look for a better future; so they immigrate. And to create a multicultural society is hard when the immigrant doesn' t have in mind he should respect the country where he is received. 

The truth about religion in the British Islands is an interesting theme for academics. Despite many differences of points of view, nowadays most recognize that the roots of Christianity came from the Catholic Monasteries. These houses were not only a source of faith but also of knowledge. I got a sad feeling when I saw the pictures of those beautiful historic buildings that were torn down in York by the hate of those that wanted power for them upon the people.