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An up-to-date guide to Britain; its culture, history, and people, for learners of English

Second Edition

Understand the country and its people with this culture guide that gives a real insight into what it means to live in Britain today.

Completely updated, Britain 2nd edition provides the historical and cultural background to British society and institutions such as the NHS and the BBC as well as an insight into the private daily life of the British people. Students are encouraged to think about the cultural issues raised and to make comparisons with their own culture.

  • Pack (with Workbook)
  • Student's Book

Key features

  • Charts, graphs, extracts from popular fiction and newspapers provide a diverse and fascinating range of additional information about people's daily lives
  • Questions at the end of each chapter encourage students to analyse what they have read and to make cross-cultural comparisons
  • Activities in the Workbook further reinforce the content and language as well as encouraging students to explore topics in more depth.
  • A regularly updated website keeps the information from Britain current as well as having topical links to media and government websites.


Who is it for? Britain is an ideal reference book for teachers of secondary and adult classes looking for up-to-date information and culture based activities or lively CLIL materials. It is also an invaluable guide for ESOL students and those preparing for UK citizenship.

What's in it? Topics include: Country and people, History, Geography, Identity, Political life, The monarchy, The government, Law, Education, The economy and everyday life, Housing, Food and drink, Sports and competition, The arts... and more!

Beautifully updated with new photographs and illustrations to accompany the text.


How much do you know about Britain? Put your cultural knowledge to the test with our online quiz at

You will also find a topical culture focus section complete with archive to previous topics and links, a downloadable section on 'tricky words' which appear in Britain and interactive exercises to go with every unit.