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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.
Over the last few years, I have discovered that one of my favourite things to do in my free time is to volunteer.
In 2005, the British Council published a booklet celebrating 100 years of the Language Assistants Programme.
Over the past three weeks I have seen three new movies at the cinema: Logan, A Dog’s Purpose and Beauty and the Beast.
Did you know that, in 2016, over 18 million people attended classical concerts in Germany? That's more people than those who went to main league football matches!
As a teenager, I hated Physical Education lessons. I was not very good at sports, and I hated team sports because I always felt like I was disappointing the rest of the team.
Everyone has a favourite villain, a character you just can’t help but love to hate. In no particular order, here are my top picks for British villains who really stole the show.
One of the best things about living in Malaga is the perfect bicycle weather.
Breweries, cheese-making factories, paper mills, distilleries … we are inquisitive and we pay lots of money to visit these factories and find out how things are made.
When I go to a new place the first thing I like to do is walk around the streets, to explore and get lost in the city.
Travelling alone can be daunting. I have travelled by myself many times but, on every occasion, there was someone to meet me at the other end of the bus, train or plane journey.
Donauinselfest is the largest free outdoor music festival in Europe. It is an annual festival which takes place on Danube Island in Vienna, Austria. In 2016, three million people attended.
Last weekend I was lucky enough to attend one of Spain's most famous carnivals in the city of Cádiz.
My favourite films as a teenager were all about love and romance.
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I am a very nostalgic person. When I go on trips I keep everything from bus tickets to leaflets and I always take hundreds of photographs to look at when I get home.
The UK has tons of quirky traditions. One of those is pancake racing. This tradition stems from Shrove Tuesday, or, as many like to call it, Pancake Day.
In one of my classes today we discussed the question of how our lives would be without a phone and I actually felt quite sad to hear how some kids these days cannot survive without their mobiles.
In order to succeed in language learning you need to have a lot of motivation. However, sometimes for one reason or another, we can find that it is gone.
Last week, I introduced my students to one of the UK's most-hated yet most-loved things. It is perhaps the most well-known TV show in Britain, and certainly part of Britain's popular culture.
In this day and age taking a photograph is easier than ever. There are cameras built into our phones, computers, tablets, iPods ... The way we share photos has also changed.
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