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This course delivers 70 hours of structured learning using video lectures, speaking, reading, listening and writing activities. It covers the British values, history, culture and traditions and includes all the subjects necessary to pass the IELTS Life Skills exam at B1 level.

Course Content

Lessons Status
1

Introduction

2

Video Lessons

3

Video Revision

4

A Guide for New Citizens

5

A Guide for New Citizens - Audio

6

Lesson 1. | The values and principles of the UK

7

Lesson 2. | What is the UK?

8

Lesson 3. | British history – Early Britain

9

Lesson 4. | British history – The Romans

10

Lesson 5. | British history – The Anglo-Saxons

11

Lesson 6. | British history – The Vikings

12

Lesson 7. | British history – The Norman Conquest

13

Lesson 8. | British history – The Middle Ages – war at home and abroad

14

Lesson 9. | British history – The Middle Ages – effects of the Black Death

15

Lesson 10. | British history – The Middle Ages – legal and political changes

16

Lesson 11. | British history – The Middle Ages – the development of national identity

17

Lesson 12. | British history – The Middle Ages – the Wars of the Roses

18

Lesson 13. | British history – The Tudors and the Reformation in England

19

Lesson 14. | British history – The Reformation in Scotland, Mary, Queen of Scots and James VI of Scotland

20

Lesson 15. | British history – Exploration, poetry and drama in the Elizabethan period (1558-1603)

21

Lesson 16. | British history – Ireland during the Tudors and Stuarts

22

Lesson 17. | British history – The rise of Parliament and beginning of the English civil war

23

Lesson 18. | British history – Oliver Cromwell and the English republic

24

Lesson 19. | British history – The Restoration: return of Charles II as king

25

Lesson 20. | British history – James II, the Catholic king, and the Glorious Revolution

26

Lesson 21. | British history – Constitutional monarchy – the Bill of Rights; a growing population

27

Lesson 22. | British history – The Act of Treaty of Union in Scotland; the Prime Minister; the rebellion of clans; Robert Burns

28

Lesson 23. | British history – The Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution

29

Lesson 24. | British history – Colonisation and trade during the Industrial Revolution; Sake Dean Mahomet; the slave trade

30

Lesson 25. | British history – A Global Power - The American War of Independence

31

Lesson 26. | British history – A Global Power - War with France

32

Lesson 27. | British history – A Global Power - The Union Flag

33

Lesson 28. | British history – A Global Power - The Victorian Age and the British Empire

34

Lesson 29. | British history – A Global Power - A Global Power - Trade and Industry

35

Lesson 30. | British history – A Global Power - The Crimean War and Ireland in the 19th century

36

Lesson 31. | British history – A Global Power - A Global Power - The right to vote

37

Lesson 32. | British history – The 20th century – The First World War, The Partition of Ireland and The inter-war period

38

Lesson 33. | British history – The 20th century - The Second World War

39

Lesson 34. | British history – Britain since 1945 – The welfare state, Migration in post-war Britain, Social and Technological change in the 1960s

40

Lesson 35. | British history – Britain since 1945 – Great British Inventions, Problems in the economy in the 1970s, Northern Ireland, Europe and the Common Market

41

Lesson 36. | Consolidation

42

Focus on Life in the UK

43

Focus on Life in the UK

44

Lesson 37. | British History - Britain since 1945 – Conservative government 1979-1997, Labour government 1997-2010

45

Lesson 38. | British History - Britain since 1945 – Conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, Coalition government 2010 onwards

46

Lesson 39. | A modern, thriving society - The UK Today

47

Lesson 40. | A modern, thriving society - Religion

48

Lesson 41. | A modern, thriving society - Customs and traditions

49

Lesson 42. | A modern, thriving society - Sport - notable British sportsmen and women

50

Lesson 43. | A modern, thriving society - Sport - Sport – popular British sports

51

Lesson 44. | A modern, thriving society - Arts and Culture

52

Lesson 45. | A modern, thriving society - Leisure

53

Lesson 46. | A modern, thriving society - Places of Interests

54

Lesson 47. | The UK government, the law and your role - British Democracy - history

55

Lesson 48. | The UK government, the law and your role - The British Constitution

56

Lesson 49. | The UK government, the law and your role - The government

57

Lesson 50. | The UK government, the law and your role - The UK and international institutions

58

Lesson 51. | The UK government, the law and your role - Respecting the law

59

Lesson 52. | The UK government, the law and your role - The role of the courts

60

Lesson 53. | The UK government, the law and your role - Fundamental principles

61

Lesson 54. | The UK government, the law and your role - Your role in the community

62

Lesson 55. | Consolidation and Final Test

63

Glossary

64

IELTS Focus | Personal details and experiences

65

IELTS Focus | Weather

66

IELTS Focus | Health

67

IELTS Focus | Leisure

68

IELTS Focus | Shopping

69

IELTS Focus | Transport

70

IELTS Focus | Family and Friends

71

IELTS Focus | Housing

72

IELTS Focus | Education

73

IELTS Focus | Work

74

IELTS Focus | Grammar

75

IELTS Focus | Life Skills Mock Exam