This podcast is for those people who want to improve their English and at the same time learn more about life in the U.K. It is aimed at intermediate level learners of English and is recorded, using everyday conversational English, by a group of volunteer teachers from a charity, the St Augustine’s Centre, based in Halifax, Yorkshire. We work particularly with Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Migrants and we hope this podcast will help those wanting to settle here and eventually become British Citizens. Transcripts of the episodes are available on our website www.staugustinescentrehalifax.org.uk
Series 2 preview
What is this podcast? What have we done so far and what are our plans for series 2? How to use this podcast to improve your English and learn more about life in the U.K.
Fashion and design in the U.K.
What we mean by fashion and design. Some famous British designers, including fashion designers. Nouns and adjectives for materials
Literature in the U.K. part 2: Poets and poetry
Famous British poets. Personal choice of poetry by Robert Burns, Wilfred Owen and Lemn Sissay. Similes and metaphors.
Literature in the U.K. part 1
Famous British authors and novels past and present. Favourite books of the presenters. The use of 1st, 2nd and 3rd person narratives in literature.
Gardens and gardening
Famous British landscape gardeners and gardens. Gardening as a pastime in the U.K. including allotments. How to start and continue a conversation.
Architecture and buildings in the U.K.
Some of the famous architects and the buildings they designed. Our own favourite buildings. Adjectives in English and in particular the word order we use.