This is revised and updated look at life in contemporary Britain seen through the eyes of the British people. Major topics such as education, government, religion and sport are shown in context of the lives of British people who are seen at home, at work and at leisure. It provides background information and statistics aiming to give students an in-depth view of the topics covered as well as a glossary of more difficult vocabulary. Included are language practice exercises and questions for discussion designed to encourage students to understand the text. It is suitable for upper-intermediate to advanced students.