Thursday, 17 November, 2016 - 11:27
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Starting my year abroad in Spain I have discovered that the best way to make new friends and improve your confidence in speaking Spanish is by taking part in 'language exchange events'.

Thursday, 17 November, 2016 - 11:23
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Every Wednesday evening, I tutor two 14-year-old boys. Last week, the subject of reality television arose. They were surprised by my interest in the subject.

Wednesday, 16 November, 2016 - 20:03
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Ever since I was little, there is always one thing I have known that I wanted to do: travel the world!

Wednesday, 16 November, 2016 - 15:22
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I used to hate running. At secondary school I found it exhausting to run around the sports field and I was always one of the last students to cross the finish line.

Wednesday, 16 November, 2016 - 15:18
4

Have you ever thought about going abroad to volunteer? Making a difference in a country less fortunate than your own is seen by most as a really positive thing to do.

Wednesday, 16 November, 2016 - 15:16
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Ever since I was little I have always loved to travel. As I grew older I knew that I wanted to make sure that no matter what career I chose in the future – it would need to involve travelling!

Wednesday, 16 November, 2016 - 15:12
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I sometimes find that watching a film adaptation of a book helps me to understand the plot of a book. This is especially true for books from a different period or with a difficult dialect.

Wednesday, 16 November, 2016 - 15:06
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At the start of my second year of university, after thinking for a long time about environmental and ethical issues, I decided to stop eating meat and fish and become a vegetarian.

Wednesday, 16 November, 2016 - 10:37
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When was the last time you went to your local library?  Last week?  A month ago?  A year ago?

Friday, 11 November, 2016 - 18:26
3

Do the British really get together every afternoon at 4 to sit and drink several cups of tea? Ask any of my German students and they will tell you 'YES!'

Thursday, 10 November, 2016 - 11:46
4

If you like books by Holly Black or Cassandra Clare, you'll love Sarah Rees Brennan. Or at least I do!

Thursday, 10 November, 2016 - 11:32
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It takes a lot of bravery to move house. It takes even more bravery to move abroad.

Thursday, 10 November, 2016 - 11:23
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We have all been there.

“Hey, have you watched The Walking Dead series?”
“No …”
“You need to watch it!”

Thursday, 10 November, 2016 - 11:10
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At this time of year, summer seems like a distant memory. July and August were filled with boiling hot days, and even September was lovely and sunny.

Thursday, 10 November, 2016 - 11:07
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Before coming to France one of my biggest worries was that I wouldn’t make French friends.

Thursday, 10 November, 2016 - 11:03
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For two months, I have been an English teacher in Beijing. However, there has been little time to visit the sights in the city where I live.

Thursday, 10 November, 2016 - 10:43
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Remember, Remember the 5th of November, gunpowder, treason and plot should never be forgotten!

Tuesday, 8 November, 2016 - 15:05
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I have now been in Ciudad Real, Castilla La Mancha for four weeks. I am here as an English language assistant with the British Council, teaching in a primary school in Spain. 

Friday, 4 November, 2016 - 15:15
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The cello isn’t the most portable of instruments. Of course, it could be worse – I can’t even imagine trying to move a double bass to another country.

Friday, 4 November, 2016 - 14:57
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Studying abroad has become somewhat of a rite of passage for many Europeans seeking to broaden their experiences, add to their language skills and explore new cultures.

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