Tuesday, 10 December, 2013 - 21:22
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Last weekend I visited Rome for the first time. I spent three busy days in the Italian capital, seeing lots of tourist attractions and walking down streets lit with Christmas decorations.

Tuesday, 10 December, 2013 - 11:28
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Another year is coming to a close but that can only mean that it is time for Christmas and all the celebrations that come with it.

Tuesday, 10 December, 2013 - 09:58
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by KatieP

Here in Germany, using the train is something which I do on a daily basis.

Monday, 9 December, 2013 - 22:23
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by TeresaC

As an English person living abroad, I often encounter many stereotypes from other people about the English.

Friday, 6 December, 2013 - 09:59
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by LaurenS

Nelson Mandela was born on 18th July 1918 in South Africa. He had thirteen siblings by the same father, but different mothers.

Tuesday, 3 December, 2013 - 20:31
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by DanielT

When I was younger, I never paid any attention to my learning process - I just did what came naturally to me.

Tuesday, 3 December, 2013 - 15:09
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by GraceL

Last week I went to Bremerhaven, a city that is just across the river Weser from where I live. There is a very nice riverfront there where you can go for a walk. You can see this in my photograph.

Sunday, 1 December, 2013 - 18:08
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by TeresaC

I have recently had a telephone interview for a job back home in England. I have had many face-to-face job interviews before, and normally I don’t get particularly nervous.

Monday, 25 November, 2013 - 09:08
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This weekend I was lucky enough to spend my Saturday and Sunday in Belgium.

Monday, 25 November, 2013 - 08:24
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by DrewH

The four seasons are such an integral part of British life it seems incredibly strange when people who live near to the equator do not understand them.

Sunday, 24 November, 2013 - 17:15
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by DrewH

As a foreigner living in Colombia, it is my job to represent British culture well.

Thursday, 21 November, 2013 - 15:47
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by BronyaD

Almost everyone who has studied English has been warned about the way Brits love their manners. It is part of our national identity, as much as fish and chips or complaining about the weather.

Thursday, 21 November, 2013 - 09:46
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Along with your hobbies and your favourite colour, talking about your brothers and sisters is one of the things you learn to say first in foreign language classes.

Tuesday, 19 November, 2013 - 17:51
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by IainG

“Christmas comes but once a year”, they say.  It seems more often than that, mind you, with Christmas decorations appearing in shops at least a couple months before the holiday season begins.

Monday, 18 November, 2013 - 19:06
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by AlysW

Who would have thought it?

Sunday, 17 November, 2013 - 11:16
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Since arriving in Italy, I have had many conversations about British food and how different it is from the Italian diet.

Saturday, 16 November, 2013 - 16:12
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by KatieI

Sometimes in life, when the moment's right and you can’t think of anything else to say, there’s nothing better than opting for the perfect saying.  Here, in France, one saying has become more impor

Thursday, 14 November, 2013 - 16:00
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by RoisinK

Living abroad more often than not means living in a completely new and unknown place as well.

Thursday, 14 November, 2013 - 13:46
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by EmilyM

Charity Shops in the UK are small shops which sell a variety of items donated by the public and the money made helps that charity to continue its valuable work.

Wednesday, 13 November, 2013 - 21:02
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by LaurenS

Since I went to university and started and doing my own shopping, I've been a lot more conscious about considering the ethical and environmental impact of the products I buy.

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