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.

Thursday, 24 September, 2015 - 11:27
by BlakeS

Have you ever been to a music festival? Although there are quite a few famous music festivals in the UK, I have never been to any of them.

Thursday, 19 March, 2015 - 20:46

Every summer, many music festivals take place across the UK.

Saturday, 27 December, 2014 - 23:15

Now, I’m sure that you’ve heard plenty about how we celebrate Christmas in the UK.

Thursday, 18 December, 2014 - 09:54
by HannahG

Have you ever imagined the world without music? Imagine the world without one musical instrument, one song to sing along to, or one tune to whistle. Imagine a world without dancing.

Wednesday, 17 December, 2014 - 15:22

"Have you heard of Band Aid 30?" is a question that I have asked many of my students this week.

Sunday, 16 November, 2014 - 17:56
by KatB

Music is an almost perpetual presence in our lives; whether it's the latest chart topper playing every time we turn on the radio, or a long-forgotten classic playing in the background when you walk

Sunday, 2 November, 2014 - 09:33

This summer I attended my first music festival with my boyfriend. Unlike the majority of festival-goers we didn't buy tickets. Instead, we volunteered as festival stewards for Oxfam.

Thursday, 12 June, 2014 - 12:26
by ReganS

I recently had the opportunity to go to my first ever music festival. We Love Green was held over a weekend in Parc de Bagatelle, Paris.

Tuesday, 8 April, 2014 - 20:07
by IainG

Many months in Latin America have taught me that this confession may bring shame upon my family. Nevertheless, it has been too long I can no longer hold it in: I like reggaeton music.

Friday, 29 November, 2013 - 18:43

Playing a musical instrument is a great hobby to have.

Monday, 25 November, 2013 - 08:46
by SarahT

I am a 90s child. I was born in 1993 and enjoyed everything that the 90s decade had to offer, particularly the music.

Monday, 18 November, 2013 - 17:26
by KatieP

I love listening to music and will try to do it as much as I can.

Monday, 21 October, 2013 - 21:37
by KatieP

I'm going to make a guess that all of you reading this probably have a favourite song which has some English lyrics in it?

Thursday, 10 October, 2013 - 12:22
by ReganS

In this day and age it is sometimes difficult to know what a person is famous for. They are always in magazines and on television, but you could not say what their talent was exactly.

Monday, 7 October, 2013 - 11:00
by EmilyM

Formed in 2003 by Simon Cowell, famous in the UK on television shows such as Britain’s Got Talent, Il Divo are a classical band.

Monday, 30 September, 2013 - 14:11

Listening to music in a foreign language is a great way to learn vocabulary – just find the words online and use a dictionary for anything you don't know.

Wednesday, 25 September, 2013 - 11:07
by JonnyH

On the 11th of September, this year's annual Mercury Prize nominations were released with the aim of showcasing the best musical talent in the UK and Ireland.

Friday, 14 June, 2013 - 19:16

I recently attended a Ben Howard concert at the Hammersmith Apollo in London and it was so incredible that I just had to share my experience.

Wednesday, 17 April, 2013 - 13:52

Before MP3 files there were CDs. Further back there were cassette tapes. And long before this – long before the invention of home computers – were LP records, known as vinyl.

Wednesday, 17 October, 2012 - 16:01

If you are into music festivals, then you have probably heard of Bestival.  It takes place every September on the Isle of Wight.