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Bonfire Night. All around the world, festive days like New Year’s Eve are celebrated with fireworks.

Bonfire Night

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. Food in Britain. Carmen: The Chinese introduced oriental food to Britain.

Food in 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. 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.

Boarding schools in the UK: Sport

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.

I started when, just after I was 11 years old. 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.

Boarding schools in the UK: Class

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.

Boarding schools in the uk class exercises. Window on Britain An introduction to Britain. Teenagers and UK culture. Why bring UK culture to the teen classroom?

Teenagers and UK culture

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. Learning about life and culture in the UK can be very motivating as it brings the language alive for learners and creates a link between language and real life. See if you agree with these comments from teachers on teaching UK culture to their teenage learners: ‘We need to avoid reinforcing erroneous British stereotypes to our teenagers. 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. However, the eggs are sold in cardboard boxes and sometimes there’s more packaging than chocolate! Other 'egg-straordinary' traditions In the UK, chocolate is definitely the most popular way to enjoy eggs at Easter. There are other special foods too. School dinners text 1.

Mobile phones. How old were you when you got a mobile?

Mobile phones

Everybody knows that teenagers love their phones. Here are some mobile phone facts. 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.

The British Education System - British Culture, Customs and Traditions

This section is in advanced English and is only intended to be a guide, not to be taken too seriously! 150 Years of The Tube. You are going to listen to a radio clip about the London Undergrounddo a comprehension activity Discuss Does your city have a metro or underground railway?

150 Years of The Tube

How old is it? 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.

Wales profile - Overview

It includes a heavily industrialised south, a largely-Anglicised and prosperous farming east, and a Welsh-speaking, hill-farming North and West. Wales' devolved government - home rule - is now acquiring more powers and its economy is refocusing on light industry, tourism and financial services, but a small population and poor transport infrastructure continue to make development uneven. Welsh identity and the Welsh language have received a boost from an enlivened popular culture scene in the 1990s, and from the devolution of power from the central government in London to the Welsh National Assembly in Cardiff. But Wales's rural hinterland is still experiencing an influx of mainly English professionals that some see as a threat to Welsh culture. 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.

It has a long history as a major player in international affairs and fulfils an important role in the EU, UN and Nato. The twentieth century saw Britain having to redefine its place in the world. At the beginning of the century, it commanded a world-wide empire as the foremost global power. 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. The various kingdoms set up by Germanic settlers in the 5th-6th centuries were finally united into the Kingdom of England between 927 and 954. 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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How to understand the difference between the UK and Great Britain. 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.