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Read the grammar explanation and do the exercise.

Tess & Ravi
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Tess and Ravi talk about politeness and Adam reads your comments about going to the cinema.

The United Kingdom
75

Nick discusses the culture and traditions of the four nations that make up the United Kingdom.

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Rob talks to Stephen about some phrasal verbs from the clip and then about ways of saying how much you like something.

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Stephen's friend comes to London and Ashlie and Stephen show him around.

Word on the Street: The City of London
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Nick talks about the history of The Thames and then is shown around a houseboat on the river. Later, he meets some artists who create incredible images of London in the future.

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Scarlett is twelve years old and is trying to understand the world around her. She asks questions about everything, all the time. She also says that she already knows five languages …

Rob
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Rob the teacher talks about using imperatives to give directions and ways of recording new vocabulary to help you remember it.

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Carmen talks to a white-water rafting expert and a parkour enthusiast.

Magazine: A serious case
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My friend is afraid of spiders. This isn't very unusual; a lot of people are afraid of spiders. But my friend isn't just afraid of spiders, she is totally, completely and utterly terrified of them …

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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
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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?

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

You're hired
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Marcia calls two of the candidates giving them details of the interview process.

UK Culture: Climate and Geography
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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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It is the 22nd century and the world is very different. With new technologies, people can have the bodies that they want. See what happens when Mr Smith decides to change his body. 

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To the first people it was obvious that time went in circles. The basic problem for calendar makers is how to get the months (which come from the moon) to stay in synch with the years.

How to greet someone you haven't seen for ages
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It's always good to keep in touch with old friends.

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People often said that Thierry Boyle was the most boring man in the world. Thierry didn’t know why people thought he was so boring. Thierry thought he was quite interesting.

UK Culture: Population and Demographics
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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. 

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I looked at my watch and saw that it was going backwards. 'That's OK,' I was thinking. 'If my watch is going backwards, then it means that it's early, so I'm not late for work at all.' And then I woke up. Again.

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Magda will finish her degree soon and wants to work in London as an architect.

How to ask someone where they got that ...
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Ask the right questions to find out where people got their things.

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Joe the 4-year-old nephew - is he a pest or just a sweet little boy? Written by Chris Rose.

UK Culture: Student Money
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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.

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Alberto took one look at his new neighbours and knew that his life was going to get more difficult. There they were, two of them, as big and as noisy as their car – and smelly and stupid as well.

Elementary Podcasts: Tess & Ravi
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In this episode Ravi is having a bad day and he tells Tess all about it. Their guests talk about the English city of Bath and global problems facing humanity. You can also follow Carolina as she goes away for the weekend with the Conservation Society. Will they have a good trip?

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Most historians use paper evidence, such as letters, documents and photographs, but archaeologists learn from the objects left behind by the humans of long ago, like bones and ceramics.

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Sarah, Olivia, Harry and Johnny are all looking glum, but Fadi is here to solve their problems.

Penny Sweets
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In the 60s, 70s and 80s it was common for sweets to be sold individually in shops, each sweet costing a penny or two, hence the name penny sweets.

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