In our podcast for 21 August 2014, hear about a children's story that helps people to identify with the events of 100 years ago.
Joanna Westcombe describes a remarkable play about a boy, his horse and the First World War.
Colin Beaven: "Chances of returning from the war were poor."
Colin Beaven: "Why are there so many unwanted ornaments?"
In the podcast for 19 June 2014, listen to part of the column Britain Today. Colin Beaven gives us a tip on one of the best places to have a cup of tea in Britain.
things become calmer or return to normal (die Wogen glätten sich wieder)
Colin Beaven: "Metal teapots make the tea taste funny."
"The names of the skyscrapers in London make me smile," writes Dagmar Taylor.
A British supermarket chain is struggling with English grammar, writes Dagmar Taylor.
Read more than you ever wanted to know about the eccentric English tradition of knob-throwing and practise vocabulary at the same time.
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