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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.
"Music is the piece of art that goes in the ears straight to the heart."
Forty-six years since its beginnings, this was Glastonbury’s rainiest year yet. And with the rain came mud, and with the mud came chaos.
There's a current fashion trend for pinafores and dungaree dresses going on at the moment. Walking around the shops I've seen them everywhere in all sorts of styles and colours.
Summertime has always been my absolute favourite time of the year.
When I was visiting Australia a few weeks ago, I knew I couldn't leave the surf capital of the world without giving it a go myself.
Australia was always a country I wanted to visit so I saved up some money and booked a flight to go travelling up the East Coast at the end of my work placement in France.
Recently my best friend came to visit me in France and we went to a concert.
So, a year ago I left the UK for the sunnier climes of the south of France, specifically Toulouse, nicknamed 'la ville en rose’ (the pink city).
I have just returned to the UK after a year living abroad in France.
Stereotype No. 1: the British love to drink tea: You must drink endless cups of tea.
I was lucky enough to take a short trip to Warsaw, the capital of Poland, a few days ago and it was such a great city to visit.
When you are learning a foreign language one of the hardest things to grasp is how and when to use colloquial idioms and expressions.
A lot of the time when I reveal to my French friends that I am a vegetarian, a look of horror comes over their faces! ‘What do you eat?’ they ask me.
One of the hardest parts of living abroad is being away from your loved ones, especially your family.
It is the end of the school holidays where I am posted as a language assistant in France.
A three-time television award winner, and one of my all-time favourite shows on British TV, Gogglebox is a reality programme like no other. Imagine this ...
Oddly, when you’re on your year abroad, keeping up with essential language learning tasks like grammar practice or memorising vocabulary can fall by the wayside.
I was a bit of a bookworm as a child. For every car journey, day trip or family holiday, a stack of books was always packed to keep me busy.
What to say about Naples? After having been living in Italy for a couple of months, I felt like I had got the hang of living here.
Ever since arriving in South America, I have been constantly comparing their esteemed empanada to the British version that I am so familiar with: the Cornish pasty.
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