UK Culture

Currency

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?

Pedestrians

Roads are dangerous places for people on foot. Watch this video to find out how to stay safe when crossing roads in the UK.

Climate and Geography

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’.

Banking

If you want to live in the UK, you will need a bank account. Watch the video to find out more about banking and financial services in the UK.

Leisure

Most of Britain’s population enjoys sport and leisure activities in one way or another, and whether as a participant or a spectator there are a whole host of activities to enjoy.

Language

The most widely spoken language in the UK today is English. Newcomers and visitors to the UK may still have problems with regional dialects and accents.

Population and Demographics

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.

Student Money

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.

What’s a University Education Worth?

Every year, it costs British students more and more to attend university. Students are graduating with larger and larger debts. So is a university degree really worth it?

New words

New words and phrases are continually entering the English language. Listen to this Trend UK episode and find out if you are a screenager or even perhaps a splod!