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World Mental Health Day, on 10 October, is a day to raise awareness of the effects mental illness has on millions of people’s lives across the world, and to help educate and inform us all.
What risks do people face when they are in countries at war? And why are humanitarian workers a target for attacks? The UN's World Humanitarian Day puts the focus on these important questions.
Listen to an extract from a lecture on emotional intelligence given by a professor at a business school.
Ashlie and Stephen are in Scotland, visiting Loch Ness. Stephen wants to see the monster, but Ashlie doesn't believe it exists.
The siblings continue to learn about Loch Ness and risk a trip on a boat over the loch. Will the monster eat their boat or will they survive until the next episode?
Nick discusses the culture and traditions of the four nations that make up the United Kingdom.
Stephen and Ashlie meet up with some friends for a night out in London. Will they manage to find a venue that everyone will enjoy?
Ashlie and Stephen go to a night club in search of a great night out. Will they find the perfect place to enjoy themselves?
Carmen talks about the history and continuing popularity of the great British pub.
Stephen and Ashlie visit the seaside town of Blackpool and have a go on some of the rides at the Pleasure Beach theme park.
Ashlie and Stephen go to the Blackpool Tower Ballroom to find out why Blackpool is the ballroom dancing capital of the world.
Nick talks about the popularity of seaside resorts and the activities people enjoy doing there.
Stephen's friend comes to London and Ashlie and Stephen show him around.
Ashlie, Stephen and Jazz take a trip on the London Eye to enjoy the views of London.
Ashlie is preparing her costume for the Notting Hill Carnival and Stephen learns some new dance moves.
Stephen and Ashlie both dance their way through the carnival, but will they be able to find each other in their costumes?
In this episode, Stephen and Ashlie visit the ancient city of Oxford.
Rob the teacher talks about using imperatives to give directions and ways of recording new vocabulary to help you remember it.
Stephen explores the ancient city of Oxford and meets some girls who are studying at the University.
Rob the teacher talks about using the word 'like' as a filler.
Stephen and Ashlie arrive at the hotel in Snowdonia, but they don't have the same idea about how to relax!
Ashlie surprises Stephen by beating him to the top of the mountain.
Carmen talks to a white-water rafting expert and a parkour enthusiast.
Stephen and Ashlie realise they have quite similar ideas about what their Mum would like, but Ashlie soon gets distracted from the task in hand!
Ashlie and Stephen need to finish their shopping. Ashlie drags Stephen into a shoe shop and they look at some amazing clothes.
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.
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.
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?
Roads are dangerous places for people on foot. Watch this video to find out how to stay safe when crossing roads 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’.
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