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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.
Picture the scene. It is the middle of the night and an excited little girl is waiting in a long queue outside a bookshop.
In my bag I always carry the same essential items: my keys; my purse; some loose change; my mobile phone and my little blue vocabulary notebook.
I knew, when coming to France, that one of the things I would miss the most about my home in England was English television. One of the things which England does best is its TV shows!
So, being away from home is great fun, until you meet someone who becomes the reason you don’t want to be away. How do you cope?
For Christmas as a child, I always received a huge stack of books and often by Boxing Day I’d already read half of them.
Last week, I went to Montpellier in the south of France for an exam. So this trip was for business, not pleasure.
British people are famous for apologising in almost every situation.
This week I went to see Doctor Strange in the cinema. At first I was not very excited because there have been so many Marvel superhero films over the last few years.
So, every one of us who has ever tried to learn a language has reached a point where they feel like they’ve reached a stalemate - like the point in a game of chess when it's impossible to make the
And so it begins. The festive battle between the Christmas department stores began on 11th November, with the eagerly anticipated release of the John Lewis advert featuring Boxer the dog.
Need more excitement in your life? Maybe it's time to take up an extreme sport!
Nigeria is a country in West Africa. It has a population of 184 million people, making it the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world.
Britain is an island and has a lot of beautiful coast to visit. Everyone has been to the seaside at some point and everybody has a different experience of the seaside.
Ironically, one of the most famous serial killers of all time is a mystery. We do not know who he was, what he did or anything other than that he was a very skilled murderer.
One day last September I was walking home from the supermarket when I passed Spiderman on the street.
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'.
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.
Ever since I was little, there is always one thing I have known that I wanted to do: travel the world!
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.
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.
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