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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.
New Year’s Eve is always a really exciting time of year.
There are stereotypes about every nation and every continent in the world: They say that Mexicans are lazy, Germans are punctual and British people are forever talking about the weather.
“If you’ve got the money ...”
Now, you may or may not know that Jamie-T’s famous lyrics actually continue like this:
In this post I would like to tell you about mince pies. In the United Kingdom you would find these tasty treats in all supermarkets and bakeries.
I work at a school in Germany and recently I have been going into lots of different English lessons to explain how Christmas is in England and how it is for me.
It’s nearly Christmas, and, although it is one of my favourite times of the year, there is something very special about celebrating the New Year after spending time with family and friends over Chr
With only a few weeks left until Christmas, our biggest winter festival is just around the corner!
Nail art has become an international phenomenon and many are using their fingernails as a canvas to display creativity and personality.
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.
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