Our Magazine is written by young people from the UK. Each year we select a new group of bloggers, from the British Council’s language assistants, who share their experiences of learning languages and living abroad. The views and opinions expressed in the articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the LearnEnglish Teens team.

Monday, 31 October, 2016 - 13:33

‘Half of me wants to hit you with something metal.’ She sounds serious. ‘So does the other half.’

Saturday, 9 April, 2016 - 17:46
by NaomiK

I was a bit of a bookworm as a child.  For every car journey, day trip or family holiday, a stack of books was always packed to keep me busy.

Monday, 18 January, 2016 - 11:38

I have just finished reading a really good book called Juliet written by the American author Anne Fortier.

Tuesday, 5 January, 2016 - 15:44
by GraceD

I received several books for Christmas, which I was very happy about. I've only had time to read one so far, but I really enjoyed it! It's called A Song for Issy Bradley by Carys Bray.

Tuesday, 10 November, 2015 - 08:16
by HannahJ

If you enjoyed watching the Hunger Games movies, I would really suggest reading The Testing trilogy [The Testing, Independent Study and Graduation Day].

Friday, 25 September, 2015 - 20:02

I am a self-confessed Harry Potter devotee. I've read the books multiple times and watched the films more times than I can count. Once, I even watched all eight films back-to-back.

Thursday, 23 July, 2015 - 21:22

I love a good murder mystery. It is so fun to watch or read a gripping detective story and try to solve the murder yourself.

Friday, 17 July, 2015 - 14:00

Call me old-fashioned, but I like a good book. And by that, I mean a real book.

Monday, 8 June, 2015 - 23:50
by KatB

A recent run of coincidences has got me thinking about poetry.

Tuesday, 21 April, 2015 - 09:32
by JohnR

I have always wanted to write. From the day I first started reading I was hooked. When I was a child and Harry Potter came out I found an obsession that I couldn't get rid of.

Saturday, 24 January, 2015 - 13:43
by EmilyW

When I was younger, I loved to read. I could get through a whole book in a day, and used to beg my parents every night to let me stay up later so I could 'just finish my chapter'.

Saturday, 13 December, 2014 - 09:00

When I was little, I loved reading stories written by Roald Dahl. I would argue that he is one of the best children's authors of the twentieth century; if not the best.

Wednesday, 19 November, 2014 - 13:28
by KatB

First published by Michael Morpurgo as a children's book in 1982, War Horse is something of an unlikely success story. When it was first released, the book sold comparatively few copies.

Monday, 3 November, 2014 - 16:07

Right now, there are lots of very successful young adult books have one thing in common – they're all dystopias; that is, they all have a community or a society that might seem to be content and h

Monday, 3 November, 2014 - 12:11

When I was little I used to read every day but as I got older I read less and less. I preferred to watch TV instead of reading a book.

Wednesday, 22 October, 2014 - 14:58
by KatB

Never underestimate the power of a bedtime story.

Tuesday, 21 October, 2014 - 09:59

Thanks to budget flights, people travel more now than ever before. Tourists often see all the sights and travellers try to experience culture.

Sunday, 12 October, 2014 - 20:04
by EmmaQ

I would like to share some tips and recommendations for reading your first foreign language novel. Reading in your target language is one of the best ways to familiarise yourself with a language an

Wednesday, 1 October, 2014 - 10:03
by MeganH

During my summertime, in between University semesters, I often find that sitting down to read a good book is both relaxing and hugely educational.

Monday, 23 June, 2014 - 14:14
by IainG

I really do love to read. Escaping into another world in a work of fiction, or burying myself in news and 'general interest' articles has helped me to learn so much, and to enjoy myself greatly.