Bonfire Night. All around the world, festive days like New Year’s Eve are celebrated with fireworks.
But here in Britain, there is one night that is very special. It’s November the fifth, Bonfire Night, and I’m wrapped up warm for some autumn fun. Tonight’s the night for lighting bonfires and setting off fireworks. Here in Winchester, preparations for the celebrations are under way and tonight it’s all going to get very noisy! Food in Britain. Carmen: The Chinese introduced oriental food to Britain.
But before the Chinese, immigrants from all around the world came to live in London. British people enjoy a huge range of food and flavours from other countries. This is Borough Market, London’s oldest food market. Today, you can find food here from all over the world. This is Italian cheese. Restaurants from all around the world can be found on most British high streets. But just what are the UK’s favourite dishes? On the Street: My favourite meal is Thai green curry. On the Street: One of my favourite meals is... cottage pie with peas. Boarding schools in the UK: Sport. Mr Alex McGrath: The wonderful thing about having children in the school is that we have time with them.
We have time to help them learn and achieve academic success. But we also have time for them to take part in sport, to take part in other activities that challenge them, erm, which develop their courage.Phoebe Bradbury: Hi, I’m Phoebe Bradbury. We’re currently training at rowing. I compete national level and club level.Toby Radkin: My name’s Toby Radkin. Boarding schools in the UK: Class. Robert: Hello, my name is Robert, and I’m studying music at GCSE, as well as many other subjects.Ursule: Hi, my name’s Ursule.
I’m from Lithuania and this is my third year in the school. I’m in Year 11 right now.Robert: And for my music GCSE I have lessons three times a week and we study lots of different music from the Baroque era right until the world music.Ursule: For music, we’ve got two different teachers and one of the teachers teaches us erm, composition and the other one mainly teaches us er, the music history, and all the theory that we need to know for our exams.Teacher 1: And then, of course, we have excellent connections, through our long history of preparing students for university, to some of the top universities in the UK, and, increasingly, worldwide as well.Teacher 2: In terms of more formal feedback that supports them, we regularly assess their progress and offer them some targets to help them focus on things that they can improve in their work.
We can introduce UK culture into the English classroom to help our students improve their English and at the same time learn about values and ways of doing things which may be different to theirs. Top 10 London Attractions. This is London. One Day In - London. My Life: Eton College, Part 2. My Life: Eton College, Part 1. Harrow: a very British school part 2 2013. Harrow: a very British school part 1 2013. FISH & CHIPS – cultural focus - Teacher BLOG - Wydawnictwo The Teacher.
UK%20Educational%20System%20Reading%20Texts. Education in England - Life and Culture. New year text 0. Easter. What does it mean?
Easter is a spring festival of new life. As a pagan tradition it is the beginning of growth and new life after the cold, winter months. The name comes from the Anglo-Saxon goddess of the dawn and spring - Eostre. For Christians, Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ and practising Christians attend special church services at Easter time. Easter celebrates life and rebirth, which is why we see lots of symbols of new life and fertility at Easter, like eggs, chicks and rabbits.
When is it? Unlike Christmas, Easter isn’t on the same date each year. Chocolate eggs For most British children, Easter means chocolate Easter eggs. Other 'egg-straordinary' traditions In the UK, chocolate is definitely the most popular way to enjoy eggs at Easter. School dinners text 1. Mobile phones. How old were you when you got a mobile?
Everybody knows that teenagers love their phones. Here are some mobile phone facts. Two-thirds of 12-15-year-olds in the UK have a smartphone. People in the UK send 50 text messages a week on average. British 12-15-year-olds send an average of 200 messages a week. Parents Parents want their kids to be safe. The great thing about my kids having mobile phones is that I can keep in touch with them. A teenager feels lost without a phone. School Mobile phones are permitted at school in the UK but pupils are not allowed to use them in class and they must be on silent during lessons. My mum is scared that I’m going to lose my phone or that someone is going to steal it. I know that some people want mobiles to be banned at school but as a language teacher I find that phones can be pretty useful in class ... for educational purposes of course.
Messaging A mobile phone contract in the UK usually comes with a number of text messages included in the price. Year of code text 0. Sport at school text. The British Education System - British Culture, Customs and Traditions. With dictionary look up - Double click on any word for its definition.
This is London. 150 Years of The Tube. You are going to listen to a radio clip about the London Undergrounddo a comprehension activity Discuss.
Virtual Tour of London. Scotland profile - Overview. Wales profile - Overview. 15 January 2013Last updated at 06:19 ET Wales, a part of the United Kingdom, has retained its distinctive culture and has enjoyed a degree of autonomy since 1999.
United Kingdom country profile - Overview. 12 November 2014Last updated at 07:38 ET The United Kingdom is made up of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. England profile - Overview. 13 December 2012Last updated at 11:48 ET England is the largest constituent part of the United Kingdom, and accounts for 83 per cent of its population and most of its economic activity. Issues affecting the United Kingdom as a whole therefore also apply to England in particular, especially in the case of identity politics. England's continuing contribution to world civilisation is significant, ranging from language to sport, music and law. North Ireland profile - Overview. 17 January 2013Last updated at 11:40 ET Northern Ireland, a part of the United Kingdom, is emerging from a period of conflict known as "the Troubles" and is attempting to implement an historic peace deal.
Security has returned - though not without occasional reminders of the bad old days - and Northern Ireland has begun to reap the economic and social benefits. But divisions persist, finding physical form in the barriers that separate some communities. EDUCATION in ENGLAND. British children are required by law to have an education until they are 16 years old. Education is compulsory, but school is not,children are not required to attend school. They could be educated at home. Full-time education is compulsory for all children aged between 5 and 16 (inclusive) across England. This can be provided by state schools, independent schools, or homeschooling. About 94 per cent of pupils in England, and the rest of the UK, receive free education from public funds, while 6 per cent attend independent fee paying schools or homeschooling.
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150 Years of The Tube. Education in Britain Part 1. Education in Britain Part 2. History of the Union Jack. One Day In - London. Stonehenge - Tour around Britain. Stonehenge is a mystical place. Its stone circles are probably more than 4,000 years old. The huge stones come from an area about 30 km north of Stonehenge. The smaller stones possibly are from the Preseli Mountains in Wales, almost 400 km away from Stonehenge.
Nobody knows for sure what the function of Stonehenge was. Maybe it was a druid temple. Teenagers and UK culture. Strip The City - London.