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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.
I love going on holiday, especially going abroad – I mean, don’t we all?
I love going to the cinema. There is something captivating about being surrounded in darkness while watching somebody’s imagination on a giant screen.
Conspiracy theories about large, global events get thrown up time and again.
Imagine a world where boys and girls have to fight to survive in an annual competition run by the country. In the competition, there are no survivors. It is a fight to the death.
As the topic I have chosen to write about is ‘life around the world,’ what could be a better beginning than the life I know best- that of my home city, Liverpool, in England’s rainy North-West?
Daily life starts early in Siem Reap, Cambodia’s most bustling tourist destination.
The stretch of central Edinburgh between the castle and Holyrooyd palace, known as the Royal Mile, at times looks like a Disney set, complete with a William Wallace impersonator for tourists to ha
Whether it is the golf courses which rank among the best in the world, the proximity to the North Sea with waves ideal for surfing (as long as you don’t mind wearing two wetsuits!) or the building
When news of Amy Winehouse's sad death filtered through, it came as a shock.
As sport played such an active role in my lifestyle at university, I thought this would remain the same when I arrived in Austria, where I expected to meet new people & make new friends quickl
So, what can be said about books? Ah, books... Unfortunately, there are not enough young people who like to read in England. It seems like an unpopular hobby; something that isn’t ‘cool’.
From Beijing’s dazzling opening ceremony to Usain Bolt’s breathtaking sprints, the 2008 Olympics captivated audiences worldwide.
“Le Festival du Court Métrage” is a festival of short films, which took place between 18th and 23rd October 2011 in France, in the city of Lille.
‘But why can’t I drink water while I’m eating?’ I asked. My friends rolled their eyes, ‘because it’s bad for your health of course!’ they all cried. ‘But why?’ I wondered.
A young fisherman, balanced precariously on the prow of his tiny wooden boat as the waves threaten to send him plunging into the Pacific Ocean below, lazily extends a hand and points south: “They
I have always had a love for fashion and am currently embracing the new trend of snapping the unsuspecting ‘average Joe’ as they wander around town.
“I GOT ONE I GOT ONE!!” British fashion designer Henry Holland excitedly proclaimed on Twitter.
There is one shop on my road in Berlin which really stands out from the rest. Himo is nestled in between a closed-down supermarket and a quiet, tired-seeming hairdressers.
Halloween – we all know the routine, right? Scary costumes: check. Big, orange pumpkins in the windows: check. Trick-or-treaters: check. Parties in the cemeteries: wait, really?
I have some difficulty walking in high heels.
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