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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.
Like many others around the world at the start of the year, I made a New Year’s resolution. I decided to try something different from the usual ones: to do more exercise, eat more vegetables, etc.
Recently I was watching a stand-up comedy sketch by a comedian called Trevor Noah, a mixed-race comedian from South Africa who often discusses important topics such as discrimination and racism.
Idioms are one of the hardest parts of learning a language. For those of you who don’t know, an idiom is a phrase which has a meaning, but the meaning is not clear from the words themselves.
Germans have a word wanderlust which translated into English would be ‘the desire to wander’. Nowadays the opportunity to travel is endless.
Like most people I know, I love watching television. When I was little, I would always look forward to watching a children’s programme on TV when I arrived home from school.
Basel is often referred to as the cultural capital of Switzerland, but what exactly can you do in this Swiss city?
1. The Rhein
Everyone loves travelling, right? Unfortunately, depending on where you want to go, money can sometimes be a problem … but not if you’re prepared.
Language is part of our daily lives, no matter where we live in the world.
It’s currently December and Christmas is almost here. It’s a time for eating great food, giving and receiving presents, and – most importantly – spending time with your family.
Spending Christmas in a foreign country can be a truly eye-opening experience, especially since it’s easy to assume that as a worldwide festivity, most countries probably celebrate in a fairly simi
One of the first things I did when I moved to my new city was hire a bike. Why?
During my third year of university, I spent six months studying in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Many are apprehensive about travelling to Rio but I can assure you it is worth a visit.
Once again DC Comics and Warner Bros. have divided fans and critics over their latest superhero film.
It was a typically cold and damp night in Manchester where I had recently started my undergraduate degree in English And American literature in 2009.
Google gives us access to almost all information in the world just by typing what you want to know into the search bar. However, there are some interesting secrets you can have fun with.
In this blog post I'll tell you all about the Scottish legend of the kelpie, a spirit water-horse.
It’s interesting to have a chance to teach English abroad because you get to see a completely different education system from the one you experienced.
Moving to a foreign country is an amazing, life-changing experience. It’s an opportunity to meet new people, immerse yourself in a different culture and possibly learn another language.
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