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Programmes from 2009
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Changes in a decade
30 December 2009

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Santa Claus
23 December 2009

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Almost famous
17 December 2009

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Mr Smith or John?
10 December 2009

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Dear diary...
3 December 2009

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Synesthesia
26 November 2009

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E-wars
19 November 2009

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Spiral museum at fifty
12 November 2009

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eBooks
5 November 2009

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Laughter yoga
29 October 2009

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Quieter London

22 October 2009
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Shopaholics
15 October 2009

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Spider Invasion
8 October 2009

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Pigeon vs. web
1 October 2009

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The Digital Divide
24 September 2009

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Dutch girl's sailing dream dashed
17 September 2009

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Chinglish in Shanghai
10 September 2009

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Bangladesh snake bites
3 September 2009

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Ginger whingers
27 August 2009

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Beekeeping
20 August 2009

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Clouds
13 August 2009

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Tribal protest over Indian mine
6 August 2009

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Moon landing

30 July 2009
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Couch surfing
23 July 2009

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Tanning
16 July 2009

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Aussie town gets own money
9 July 2009

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Gold vending machine
2 July 2009

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Lonely bug
25 June 2009

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Going gliding
18 June 2009

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Dancing into old age
11 June 2009

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House swap
4 June 2009

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Workaholism
28 May 2009

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Fighting poor sanitation
21 May 2009

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Spring cleaning
14 May 2009

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Horoscopes

7 May 2009 o Smells & memories 30 April 2009  o St George's Day 23 April 2009 o Staycations 16 April 2009 o Happiness 9 April 2009 o April Fool's Day 2 April 2009 o A good night's rest 26 March 2009 o Keeping in touch 19 March 2009 o Disappearing words 12 March 2009 o Cutting down. eating up 5 March 2009 o Love Drug 26 February 2009 o Barbie's 50th anniversary! 18 February 2009 o Mr Smith or John? .

11 February 2009 o Private Fostering 4 February 2009 o Obama inauguration party 28 January 2009 o School for ex soldiers 21 January 2009 o Story at the ready? 14 January 2009 o Academic to Activist 7 January 2009 Programmes from 2010  o Families 30 December 2010 o The World Wide Web turns 20 23 December 2010 o Farming in Africa 16 December 2010 o Drinking Tea in the UK 9 December 2010 o London English: Cockney 2 December 2010 o The London Tube .

25 November 2010 o Estate Agents 18 November 2010 o Men and health 11 November 2010 o Media Blackout 4 November 2010 o Dress codes 28 October 2010 o Black History Month 21 October 2010 o Classic books 14 October 2010 o Seeds 7 October 2010 o Alien contact 30 September 2010 o Top international universities 23 September 2010 o Ageing population 16 September 2010 o Self-help books 9 September 2010  o New words .

2 September 2010 o Women-only train carriages 26 August 2010 o The Boomerang Generation 19 August 2010 o Stand up straight! 12 August 2010 o What would they write about you? 5 August 2010 o Good and bad smiles 29 July 2010 o Hen and stag parties 22 July 2010 o Elizabethan banquet 15 July 2010 o Collecting football stickers 8 July 2010 o Quarter-life crisis 1 July 2010 o Tiny monsters of the Highlands 24 June 2010 o Science seals 17 June 2010 o Journey to Mars .

10 June 2010 o Learning to drive 3 June 2010 o Movie science 27 May 2010 o Robin Hood 20 May 2010 o Loch Ness Monster 13 May 2010  o Sign of the times 6 May 2010 o Rainforest secrets 29 April 2010 o Cycling for food 22 April 2010 o Punk 15 April 2010 o Parkour 8 April 2010 o Marathon running 1 April 2010 o Lying 18 March 2010 o Tree climbing 2 .

11 March 2010 o Tree climbing 1 4 March 2010 o Prison restaurants 25 February 2010 o Plastic pollution 18 February 2010 o Credit cards 11 February 2010 o Retirement 4 February 2010 o 100 objects 28 January 2010 o Burns Night 21 January 2010 o Larks and owls 14 January 2010 o New Year's resolutions 7 January 2010 Programmes from 2011  o Witches 22 December 2011 o Robots 15 December 2011 .

o Online shopping 8 December 2011 o Volcano 1 December 2011 o TV addicts 24 November 2011 o Night skies 17 November 2011 o Gaffes 10 November 2011 o Succession 3 November 2011 o Aboriginal bones 27 October 2011 o Handwriting for the modern age 20 October 2011 o Stress in the workplace 13 October 2011 o Plastic carrier bags 6 October 2011 o A smart invention 29 September 2011 o Blood doping 22 September 2011 .

o Soldier teachers 15 September 2011 o Swimming 8 September 2011 o Shopping centres 1 September 2011  o Shopping 25 August 2011 o World Wide Web 18 August 2011 o Bird superstitions 11 Aug 2011 o Pulling a sickie 4 Aug 2011 o Theatre seats 28 July 2011 o Complaining 21 July 2011 o Ebooks 14 July 2011 o NASA's last shuttle flight 7 July 2011 o Poverty and Education 30 June 2011 .

o Botnets 23 June 2011 o Posh People 16 June 2011 o James Bond 8 June 2011 o Booking holidays online 2 June 2011 o Social Network 26 May 2011 o Pretty in pink? 19 May 2011 o Centenarians 12 May 2011 o King Cyrus' Cylinder 5 May 2011  o British republicans 28 April 2011 o Sham weddings 21 April 2011 o Social Mobility 14 April 2011 o Philanthropy 7 April 2011 .

o Watt's workshop 31 March 2011 o Sat Nav Systems 24 March 2011 o Football Rivalries 17 March 2011 o Citizen Journalism 10 March 2011 o A New Lease of Life 3 March 2011 o Sleepwalking 24 February 2011 o Love letters 14 February 2011 o Shark's fin soup 10 February 2011 o Scam mail 3 February 2011 o Population explosion 27 January 2011 o How musical are you? 20 January 2011 o Dentist's Drill 12 January 2011 .

warm heart? 31 December 2008 o Jargon 24 December 2008 o Aboriginal cricketer 10 December 2008 o Blind Masseurs 3 December 2008 o BFM International Film Festival 26 November 2008 o Nuclear script 19 December 2008 o Poetry 12 November 2008 o Adult children 29 October 2008 o The wisdom of keeping quiet 29 October 2008 o Asteroid mission 22 October 2008 o Problem pronunciation .o Brains and politics 6 January 2011 Programmes from 2008  o Warm hands.

15 October 2008  o Big hills and small mountains 8 October 2008 o Dhaka traffic 1 October 2008 o Living abroad 24 September 2008 o Day trip with a difference 17 September 2008 o Cryptozoology 10 September 2008 o Credit crunch 20 August 2008 o Cost of living 13 August 2008 o Drinking laws 6 August 2008 o Stress at work 30 July 2008 o Pygmy hippo 25 June 2008 o Ghost writers 18 June 2008  .

o Dieting 11 June 2008 o Mobile phones 4 June 2008 o Social business 30 April 2008 o Why save worms? 23 April 2008 o Manager 16 April 2008 o Six-word stories 9 April 2008 o Are you intelligent? 2 April 2008 o Cyber crime 26 March 2008 o Mosquitoes and teenagers 19 March 2008 o Air travel 12 March 2008 Academic Listening Part 12 Exams.  .

9 MB) Download the script (46 K) Part 6 Lectures: the conclusion.6 MB) Download the script (50 K) Part 8 Using the library.    Download the programme (9. .    Download the programme (9.9 MB) Download the script (48 K) Part 7 Academic reading.  Download the programme (10 MB) Download the script (45 K) Part 11 Seminars and tutorials.    Download the programme (9.    Download the programme (7.    Download the programme (8.0 MB) Download the script (49 K) Part 9 Academic writing.2 MB) Download the script (49 K) Part 10 More on academic writing.

   Download the programme (9.   Download the programme (10 MB) Download the script (51 K) Part 5 Lectures: marker phrases. or EAP.6 MB) Download the script (51 K) TALK ABOUT ENGLISH .    Download the programme (8 MB) Download the script (46 KB) Part 1 Introduction to English for Academic Purposes.    Download the programme (9.    Download the programme (9.7 MB) Download the script (52 K) Part 3 How lectures are organised.    Download the programme (6 MB) Download the script (44 K) Part 4 Lectures: the introduction.5 MB) Download the script (50 K) Part 2 Lectures: this programme takes a look at a range of techniques to make listening to lectures easier.

English Makeover Part 8 Patricia Pereira (We apologise for some minor variations in the sound of this archive material.8 MB) Download the script (38 K) Part 4 Joao Lourenco    Download the programme (8.2 MB) Download the script (32 K) Part 5 Adela Taleb (We apologise for some minor variations in the sound of this archive material.)    Download the programme (9.)    Download the programme (9.7 MB) Download the script (31 K) .1 MB) Download the script (34 K) Part 6 Metaraja Anburasan    Download the programme (9.)    Download the programme (6.8 MB) Download the script (33 K) Part 7 Mohammed Ibrahim (We apologise for some minor variations in the sound of this archive material.

Part 3 Hawo Shafat    Download the programme ( 8.5 MB) Download the script (30 K) Part 2 Amanda But    Download the programme ( 9. Part 9 In this last programme of Private Lives meet Richard Harvey.first broadcast in 1997 was produced by Amber Barnfather and presented by Sue Waldram. The series .    Listen online Download mp3 (6. a pub landlord.2 MB) Download the script (34 K) Part 1 Sora Hong    Download the programme (9 MB) Download the script (35 K) Private Lives Private Lives is a simple feature series in which ordinary people talk about themselves and how they experience everyday life in Britain.6 MB) Download script (36 K) .

every summer. where he now works as a regional manager. Part 6 Meet Frances Homan.    Listen online Download mp3 (5. He and Martyn are still friends.0 MB) . He lived in Vincenza in Italy for a year. learnt to speak Italian fluently. a Schools Officer at The National Gallery in London.   Listen online Download mp3 (6. After completing his degree in computer science he studied for a Masters in Leather Science. Part 8 Meet Matthew Nicholls. came back to the UK .6 MB) Download script (34 K) Update as of January 2009: It wasn't mentioned in the programme but throughout his teenage years. Matthew's parents sent him to Italy to work in leather workshops and tanneries. a computer science student at Cardiff University. as he sold the Ducks Don't Float pub and now owns a pub and a taxi company in Stratford-upon-Avon.    Listen online Download mp3 (5. They no longer live above the pub though. Part 7 We meet Alan Gowans.the latest one he completed went from Bristol to London.Update as of January 2009: Richard is now married to Joanne. Alan enjoys cycling and often takes part in charity bike rides .to the North to work for a leather company.5 MB) Download script (34 K) Update as of January 2009: Alan's role has changed three times since 1997 but he is still with Sainsbury's. the manager of a large supermarket.

5 MB) Download script (31 K) Try this quiz about teenagers:   Online quiz Download quiz (22 K) Update as of December 2008: Having completed her GCSEs and A-levels. Frances works for a company called Antenna Audio. Part 5 In this edition. Frances left the National Gallery and moved to San Francisco where she married an architect. They now have 7-year-old twin boys who are half English and half Chinese-American. She researches and writes scripts for them. Anna went on to gain a First Class degree in Sound Arts & Design from University of the Arts. Part 4 We meet Angela Simpson.    Listen online Download mp3 (6. meet Anna. who produce museum audio and multimedia tours all over the world. the National Gallery and Tate Britain in London. as well as pursued her own songwriting.    Listen online Download mp3 (4. a schoolgirl. London. Download script (36 K) Update as of January 2009: A year after the programme was broadcast. and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. for museums such the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.1 MB) Download script (34 K) . She now sings in and writes songs for an up-andcoming indie band and they are releasing their first single and video in early 2009. Music has remained her passion: she has worked as a music journalist. a police officer with special responsibility for recruiting young people from ethnic minorities who are interested in a career in the police service.

and how she combines a successful career as a journalist with being a mother. a reporter. Part 2 We meet Debbie Davies.but I guess I am biased'.in her own words. We'll hear about Debbie's life. Italy (with NATO) and Germany.  Listen online . And she's been to Jamaica . also as a trainer. teaching Law and Police Procedure. 'the most beautiful country I have visited . Part 3 Meet the British Army Officer Lawrence Kerr. At present Lawrence is working as the career manager for the whole of the Household Division managing the careers of all soldiers in the Guards. her interests.5 MB) Download script (27 K) Try this quiz about serving in the Army:   Online quiz Download quiz (20 K) Update as of December 2008: Since the programme was recorded. Now she is back with the Force as Community Engagement Officer. She lives with her partner in a small village outside of the West Yorkshire area but regularly visits her family who still live in Leeds. In 2004 he was honoured by HM Queen in the New Year's honours list and awarded the MBE.Try this quiz about the police:   Online quiz Download quiz (19 K) Update as of December 2008: Angela has worked in many places in England as a front line officer. Lawrence Kerr has been promoted several times and served in Kenya.    Listen online Download mp3 (3.

contrary to Mo's own prediction of eleven years ago. but part-time. We apologise for some minor variations in the sound of this archive material.8 MB) Download script (31 K) Try this quiz about the Royal Albert Hall. But. They have two children. a show manager at the Royal Albert Hall in London. they haven't moved to live in the countryside. one of London's most famous attractions:   Online quiz Download quiz (22 K) Update as of November 2008: Mo and Adrian now live together. Cambridgeshire. Part 1 In this first episode of Private lives we meet Mo Crow. Links to other Talk about English series Talk About English: Academic Listening Talk About English: Business Language To Go Talk About English: Insight plus Talk About English: Who on Earth are we? Talk About English: Better Speaking Talk About English discussion programmes   The Reading Group English Makeover . Mo still works at the Royal Albert Hall. working as the Editor of "The Ely Standard".4 MB) Download script (33 K) Try this quiz about reporting the news and journalism:   Online quiz Download quiz (21 K) Update as of November 2008: Eleven years on. Debbie's children have flown the nest and she now lives in Ely.  Download mp3 (5.    Listen online Download mp3 (4.

4 MB) Download the script (53 KB) Part 9 Dealing with difficult work situations and asking for a pay rise. Second Thoughts Academic Listening Business Language to go Private Lives Insight Plus Who on Earth are we? Better Speaking Webcasts 2008 Webcasts 2007 Webcasts 2006 Business Language to go Part 12 Business socialising: some useful expressions for making business contacts when you're outside the office.    Download the programme (7.          First Sight.7 MB) Download the script (51 KB) Part 10 Difficult clients: we'll provide you with some useful language for dealing with dissatisfied customers and clients.    Download the programme (7.  .    Download the programme (7 MB) Download the script (39 KB) Part 11 Training and away days: learn some useful language and related phrases.

Get some help with telephone related language with this programme.    Download the programme (7.5 MB) Download the script (48 KB) Part 6 Telephoning in a foreign language can be surprisingly difficult.  Download the programme (8.we'll try to reassure you: they don't have to be a huge ordeal!    Download the programme (3. even if you're just doing them in front of colleagues.0 MB) Download the script (52 K) Part 5 Appraisals: find out more about these meetings where a manager reviews your recent performance .    Download the programme (7.8 MB) Download the script (49 KB) Part 7 Telephoning II: find out some more telephone related language to use when making arrangements.1 MB) Download the script (50 K) Part 4 Presentations: they can be scary.    Download the programme (6.and how to make the most of them.    Download the programme (8.2 MB) Download the script (52 KB) Part 8 Delegating: we'll give you some useful language for this essential business skill. But .8 MB) Download the script (48 K) .

   Download the programme (5.1 MB) Download the script (39 K) First Sight.0 MB) Download the script (41 K) Part 2 Induction: how do you introduce someone to the new work place?    Download the programme (4.Part 3 Meetings: we’ll provide you with some language for running a meeting and also some expressions that you can use when you’re taking part in one.4 MB) Download the script (36 K) Part 1 In this first episode of Business Language To Go: Job Interviews. Second Thoughts Part 9 Going Home    Download the programme (8 MB) Download the script (47 K) Part 8 Proudest Achievements    Download the programme (9 MB) Download the script (49 K) Part 7 .    Download this programme (5.

Cultural Differences    Download the programme (9 MB) Download the script (47 K) Part 6 Leisure    Download the programme (9 MB) Download the script (48 KB) Part 5 Working life    Download the prograrmme (9.8 MB) Download the script (50 K) Part 4 Housing    Download the programme (9.3 MB) Download the script (47 K) Part 3 Early days    Download the programme (9.5 MB) Download the script (51 K) Part 2 Coming to terms with English    Download the programme (9.6 MB) Download the script (47 K) Part 1 .

   Download the programme (11 MB) Download the script (32 K) Part 7 A Reading Group member visits The British Library to find out about the poetry and tragic life of Sylvia Plath.5 MB) Download the script (44 K) The Reading Group Part 10 In this.   Download this programme (10. the last programme in the series.First impressions    Download the programme (8. We also discuss the advantages of using 'simplified readers. Please note: the script for this programme is not currently available. Arundhati Roy talks about her internationally best-selling novel. The God of Small Things. we discover a learner's favourite book and Martin Parrott discusses how to find English language magazines.    Download this programme (11MB) Download the script (60 K) Part 9 A learner from Afghanistan talks about her reading habits. we learn about a scheme to bring books to Africa.'    Download the programme (11 MB) Download the script (35 K) Part 6 .5 MB) Part 8 We discuss the appeal of a classic French book beloved by adults and children .The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. Martin Parrott talks about using the internet to read English and we drop into a popular bookshop in Mumbai.

Samuel Johnson. A Reading Group member visits the British Library to find out more about the prolific Bronte sisters. Writer Susan Osborne offers advice on how to set up your own reading group. Author Jenny Hartley talks about reading groups around the world.    Download the programme (12 MB) Download the script (47 K) Part 2 We discuss ways to improve your vocabulary by reading in English.We discover the history behind one of the most famous places for reading in the world – the Reading Room of The British Museum in London.    Download the programme (11 MB) Download the script (36 K) Part 4 We look at one of the classic romantic novels of English literature. and we visit the home of the famous lexicographer.    Download the programme (11 MB) Download the script (34 K) Part 1 .    Download the programme (11 MB) Download the script (35 K) Part 5 In this programme.    Download the programme (11 MB) Download the script (36 K) Part 3 How can we read books from other cultures more effectively? We discuss Zadie Smith's bestseller The White Teeth and talk to the editor of the first 'cultural dictionary'. we join a group of book lovers at their meeting with award-winning. Jane Eyre. Nigerian author Ben Okri.

The courses help to ensure consistency. One of the key areas of training is in the use of language. The language training helps non-native speakers of English who work as journalists within the BBC develop their English language skills in the field of journalism.In today's programme we discuss some of the difficulties of reading in a different language. This is an exciting collaboration that allows the BBC World Service training team to share the benefits of their experience in training BBC journalists with you. Modules These three modules are the first to be launched on the BBC Learning English website.    Download the programme (11 MB) Download the script (35 K)    BBC Learning English on Facebook World Book Club (BBC World Service) British Council . On this page you can find links to three of the modules which have vocabulary development activities. and we also visit an English language club in Russia. quality and accuracy in BBC broadcasting.international location map English for Journalists Introduction The BBC College of Journalism is a training department of the BBC which provides courses for journalists. .

xvideos. BBC Learning English is not responsible for the content of these modules. Vocabulary of Conflict: Part 1 This module looks at the vocabulary associated with conflict Vocabulary of Conflict: Part 2 This module looks at some more language connected with conflict Elections This module focusses on the language of reporting elections End of Section Downloads You can also download a printable copy of the modules in PDF form    Module 1: Vocabulary of Conflict Part 1 (3.8 MB) http://www.shtm .bbc.co.Modules designed by Mark Shea These modules open in a pop-up window and require the free Flash-player plug-in for your browser.3 MB) Module 2: Vocabulary of Conflict Part 2 (3.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/general/talkaboutenglish/2009/04/0 90427_tae_al.3 MB) Module 3: Vocabulary of Elections (4.com/video216568/jenny_rivera_sex_tape sofisticado http://www.

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