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Language of Poverty

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Introductory level Updated 06 Mar 2013
In this audio, The Open University's Gerry Mooney discusses the language used to describe poverty in the UK with columnist and writer, Owen Jones...

A short history of (mis)representing poverty

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A short history of (mis)representing poverty Copyrighted image Credit: Homer Sykes
Introductory level Updated 10 Dec 2012
Use this tool to explore this short history of (mis)representing poverty 

The History of English in Ten Minutes

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The History of English in Ten Minutes Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2011
Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 22 Jun 2011
Where did the phrase ‘a wolf in sheep’s clothing’ come from? And when did scientists finally get round to naming sexual body parts? Voiced by Clive...