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For teachers - Watch and listen
In this area you can find a collection of downloadable worksheets and lesson ideas to support various BBC Learning English audio and video series including Entertainment, London Life, and People and Places. Get in touch with us at if you'd like to share your experience of using these materials with us - we'd love to hear from you.
Entertainment programmes focus on the worlds of music, cinema and theatre, fashion and literature. There are bound to be lots of areas of interest for your students, so here are a few ideas to help you get started on using this series in class:

1. Webquest: Tell students the title and topic of the programme and give them 10-15 minutes to do an internet search for information on the topic. They make a few notes on what they find, and share the information with the rest of the class before listening.

2. Make your own programme: after listening to a programme students script a similar programme about a similar aspect of entertainment from their own country or culture. They can record themselves and play back to the class, or if there is no recording equipment available, they can 'perform' their programme 'live' for the class.

You can download these and more ideas for classroom activities:

Teaching ideas (51 K)

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London life
London Life
This series examines the many different sights & sounds of the great city of London by talking to people who live, work and play there. Learn about the mayor of London, pay a visit to London Chocolate week and find out what it takes to become a London taxi driver!

We've compiled a list of ideas of how you can exploit this fascinating series in class:

Teaching ideas (52 K)

London Life programme archive

People and places

Tour the world, meeting interesting people from fascinating places, from Malaysia through Egypt to Japan and beyond. We've suggested some ways you can exploit the series in class:

List of ideas (52 K)