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Read texts with a UK focus. Learn about UK culture and practise your reading at the same time.
Love them or hate them, tattoos are really popular nowadays in the UK. What do you think of tattoos?
We all do it! But do we get enough sleep? Read on to find out if you are sleep deprived.
Do you like to wear the same clothes as your friends or do you like to dress differently? Adapting clothes and creating an individual style is very popular in the UK.
Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day in your country? In the UK it's the most romantic day of the year!
Is there a special day for jokes and tricks in your country? Do you like playing tricks on people? If you're ever in the UK on April 1st, you'd better watch out!
In the UK, Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes is celebrated on November 5th and the night skies are filled with colour. It's a special day in honour of a historic event.
Christmas in the UK is the biggest holiday of the year. Family gatherings, turkey, presents and parties are just some of the things that come to mind when we think about Christmas time.
Would you like to be a secret agent and work undercover? Do you think the job in reality would be similar to how it's shown in films?
Do students in your country go directly to university or college after school or do they have a break first? Taking a gap year between school and uni is quite common in the UK, and there are lots of different ways to spend your time.
How many languages can you speak? British people are generally not very good language learners. In a recent survey, 62% of the population only speak English!
Mmm ... did someone say pancakes?! Read about Pancake Day and learn how to make this delicious treat for yourself.
Humanity needs water, and every drop is precious. On March 22nd, World Water Day is a day to celebrate water and make a difference for people who do not have the water they need.
Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, is famous for its summer festivals.
Earth Hour is an annual event which asks people to switch off all lights and use no electricity for an hour. The aim is to get people thinking about the planet they live on and the energy they use.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Brazil on June 12th. The football World Cup is held every four years, and this year thousands of England fans will travel to Brazil to see their team play.
2016 is the centenary of Roald Dahl's birth. Find out about the life and works of one of the most popular authors in the UK.
Where's Wales? Is Welsh similar to English? And is Wales a good place to visit? Read and find out!
We all need to buy stuff from time to time. But do we think about how our shopping affects people, animals and the environment? Here's how you can love fashion and the world we live in.
Have you ever heard about International Women's Day? Why do we need a day to celebrate just half the inhabitants of our planet? Find out about this special day by reading the text below.
British school children are now learning computer coding. What do they think about it? And are teachers ready for the coding revolution?
Mmm ... do you fancy a tasty bag of crisps? Or how about a yummy chocolate bar? British people love their snacks. Find out more about some popular British snacks. Don't read if you're hungry!
Do you do sports at school? In the UK everyone has to do some sort of sports at school until the age of sixteen but it's not just football or netball these days.
It is the most famous sporting competition in the UK and football's oldest competition. It's watched by millions of people. Read more to understand Britain's obsession with the FA Cup final.
At 4.24 p.m. on July 22nd a baby was born in London. But not just any baby! This baby boy is a prince and will probably one day be the King of England.
How important is meat in your diet? Could you happily live without ever eating any meat? In the UK vegetarianism is becoming more and more popular.
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