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The South Bank
The South Bank

The South Bank


The South Bank of the River Thames is a cultural centre for London with its theatres, art galleries, cinema and music venue.

In this edition of London Life we talk to Jude Woodward who is the adviser on culture to the Mayor of London and she tells us more about what kind of entertainment is on offer at the South Bank.

Before you listen to the programme look at these comprehension questions. You can hear the answers in the programme. Check your understanding by trying the quiz from the Extras section below. You can also download this programme in mp3 format and follow it with a transcript.

1: Does Jude think that the South Bank is the cultural heart of London?
2: What is the Tate Modern?
3: Which famous English playwright had plays performed at the Globe theatre?

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Vocabulary from the programme

in the heart of
to be in the centre of somewhere

to challenge (ideas or people)
to question truth, values or authority

the only thing of its kind

real and genuine

an incredible range
a very wide choice

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