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Introducing the Main BBC Channels

We’re quite fortunate in that we’ve a lot of radio stations to here in the UK.

In a average week likely around 55% of UKs listening time is actually to BBC radio stations. There is a slow decline in that percent over time, however due to competition from other stations and of course the internet. Although it is perfectly possible to access the stations online too, the majority of the BBC radio stations are available anywhere in the world – you can even listen on your iPad, try this.

The most popular by far is BBC RADIO 2. As the station’s first name implies, it mostly creates a wide selection light music of middle of the road, appropriate to get a mature audience. It’s had several long jogging presenters including Jimmy Young, Terry Wogan and Diddy David Hamilton.

It had been established as a fresh station to counteract the vast amount of pirate stations which were beginning to air overseas from boats. Tony Blackburn who’d come from pirate radio presented the initial show.

Radio 4 plays quite little music and is largely an address station for news, artwork and topical occasions. It really is the BBC’s main station and is truly designated to tune in to in case of a national crisis. It’s lots of long running programs like Girl’s Hour, The Archers and Desert Island Discs. There really are numerous advice and factual programs like the Transport Outlook which warns boats around our coasts of the climate. Initially it was known as the Home Service.

BBC 5 Live brings an extensive combination of news, sports and phone ins to the airwaves. It’s a live comment on all the major sporting events with a lot of soccer matches. Emphasis over time has shifted into a sports channel from more. The very first voice heard was that who went to sort, with Peter Allen, a multi award winning mix.

The least and specialist listened to is Radio 3 which was a rename of the Third Programme. It airs mainly classical and operatic music.

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BBC Educational Services – Bitesize

The BBC Bitesize service is a web-based support service for kids. It had been developed to help school children pass examinations and also to aid they using their schooling. At first BBC Bitesize just appeared into the core UK areas of English, Science and Math. Design were selected from KS Three program, KS Two and the KS One, as well as the GCSE program.

The website uses revision guides, quizzes, flash games, class notes and celebrities who preform for the kids. Graphics and diagrams go into the essential facts which are needed to learn and help the class notes on the website. Besides this the BBC has a TV service and also sells a collection of publications. The KS One website looks at numeracy and literacy. The KS Two website looks at English, Math and Science. The KS Three website looks with additional detail merely at identical issues as KS Two. Including work on human biology, Quadratic Equations and Shakespeare.

The site’s GCSE section is more complex compared to other three. The compulsory areas of Science, Math and English therefore are linked to other and are looked at in great detail. There are also more links into the main broadcasting area which can be difficult to access if you’re based outside the UK. This site can show you how to access from the USA for example.

The Highers part of the website looks in more detail, but at identical areas. Additionally, there is revision contents on the topic which will be just open to study in Scottland. A section is also called Gaidhlig, that Gaelic pupils may examine with. Not every area on the program is comprised, for example Company Management or Economics.

The BBC Bitesize website (The Welsh Section)’s third section looks at four areas. All these are Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Math and Welsh. Additionally, there is an additional resource which can be found to enable a non-Welsh pupil to understand Welsh. It is so in the growth phases and should be noted the Welsh section is the most recent portion of the website.

John Helvinas

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My Idea of Travelling

I wouldn’t call myself a hardened traveller, but I have done quite a few long trips in my time. Six months before college was the longest, but I have also had quite a few 6 week mini adventures without much of an itinerary.   It’s an experience I can well recommend and the earlier you get into the mindset of the traveller, the more you’ll enjoy it.

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The danger is of course, especially as you start work, that those all inclusive trips which ferry you to and from the airport to the luxury hotel.  Then you get whizzed around by the tour company on a series of ‘excursions’ which almost always cost a fortune.  The temptation is of course there, but if you’re not quite into this stage I urge you to try to be more adventurous when on holiday.

It does pay dividends, I can assure you.  You meet more people, real people from the country you’re visiting and not just other tourists and hotel staff. You also will see and feel much more of the place you visit.  As let’s be honest the inside of a 5 star hotel will not vary that much from Portugal to Australia.

It’s best to travel with a friend or two if possible, but travelling alone can be just as fun as long as you’re careful.  It’s worth remembering though that you’re much more likely to get lonely or home sick travelling alone especially if you have any problems on your travels.  My advice is to take with you a tablet or laptop so you can keep in touch with home – heck if you get a subscription to a service like this it’s just like being at home.  You can watch all your favorite Tv shows and catch the local news in the evening when relaxing – it certainly makes the world seem much smaller.

It also means that you can plan your trip, read reviews and get advice during your holiday. Heck you can even rearrange your trip whilst on it, of course that is usually subject to finance. The reality is that it’s easier than ever to do yoru own thing when your travelling now, try it and discover the joy which will stay with you for the rest of your life!