This section includes information and activities about your local council, health, housing and education provision.
Do you know what your local council can do to help you? Here you can listen to two local residents talking about their local council and how they got help.
In these activities you will practise reading a leaflet about recycling in East Devon. You will also learn some important words which will help you to understand recycling.
Sometimes people throw away big, bulky items like tables, freezers and sofas. Bulky means big and heavy. You need to call your local council to collect bulky items. In these activities you will listen to a conversation between Maria and her local council.
In these activities you will learn how to ask questions to your local council about recycling. Your local council can give you information on how to recycle, but do you know how to ask them questions about recycling?
When was the last time you went to the dentist? Did you understand what the dentist said? Could you describe your problem to the dentist? In this activity you will learn how to talk to the dentist and understand what the dentist says to you.
Adults should have an eye test every two years. In this activity you will listen to Marta making an appointment at the optician and learn language for making an appointment.
Have you ever written to your MP? MPs receive many emails and letters from their constituents every day. This activity looks at what information you can put into the letter and how to organise it.
In the UK you are allowed to vote if you are over 18 and you are a British citizen. These activities will help you to learn more about what happens on election day
Knowing who your local MP is can help you get more involved in your community, and give you the opportunity to speak up about different issues. In these activities you will practise listening to advice on finding out who the MP for your local area is, how to find out about your MP and ways of contacting them.