Big City Small World is an audio soap opera. Soap opera is a term used to describe a fictional radio or television programme that often follows the lives of a group of people.
The storyline for the soap often spans several episodes and each show ends with a promise that the storyline will be continued in the next episode.
The characters are purely fictional. However, you will be able to interact directly with the characters through the Learn English website. Each of the characters has a profile page and you will be able to leave messages for them. Behind each character is a real person, who will respond to you.
For each episode there will be some comprehension questions, vocabulary and grammar exercises, and of course a complete transcript of the episode.
Via Learning English at British Council