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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.
Last weekend, I went on a trip to Sete, a small seaside town in the south of France. I went with a French friend, and I stayed with her family who lives there.
December is here and many people are starting to think about Christmas. In some places preparations for Christmas such as displays in shops and lights in the streets start as early as October!
It’s that time of year again in Europe: Christmas music is playing on the radio and whole streets of houses are decorated with fairy lights.
As many of us carry our cameras or phones almost constantly, one particular style of picture is becoming ever more ubiquitous: the selfie, a photo that you take of yourself.
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.
Winter and Christmas are now fully on their way. It is getting colder, darker and wetter outside, so I decided that to try and keep fit whilst I am living here in Germany I would join a gym.
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.
Here in Germany, using the train is something which I do on a daily basis.
As an English person living abroad, I often encounter many stereotypes from other people about the English.
Nelson Mandela was born on 18th July 1918 in South Africa. He had thirteen siblings by the same father, but different mothers.
TED is a set of conferences, held in various cities around the world every year. With various speakers - also from various parts of the globe - all the speeches are uploaded to their website, for
When I was younger, I never paid any attention to my learning process - I just did what came naturally to me.
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.
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.
Playing a musical instrument is a great hobby to have.
Like many girls, I absolutely love clothes shopping! But, as a student, I don’t have a lot of money to keep up with the latest fashion trends.
In E. M. Forster’s short story, ‘The Machine Stops’, he talks about ‘The Machine’, which is worshipped by the majority of people in the world of the book.
This weekend I was lucky enough to spend my Saturday and Sunday in Belgium.
I am a 90s child. I was born in 1993 and enjoyed everything that the 90s decade had to offer, particularly the music.
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.
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