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Read texts with a UK focus. Learn about UK culture and practise your reading at the same time.
Nowruz is the Persian New Year celebration. It takes place in the spring. Read this article and find out how people celebrate this important day.
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.
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.
What does Scotland look like? What languages do they speak? And what can you do in Scotland? Read and find out!
Is Northern Ireland beautiful? Do Irish people speak Irish? And what exactly is Gaelic football? Read about Northern Ireland and find out!
What's the difference between Great Britain and the United Kingdom? What's the best English music festival? And do English people really drink a lot of tea? Read about England and find out!
Where's Wales? Is Welsh similar to English? And is Wales a good place to visit? Read and find out!
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.
Mmm ... did someone say pancakes?! Read about Pancake Day and learn how to make this delicious treat for yourself.
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.
Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day in your country? In the UK it's the most romantic day of the year!
How much do you love your mobile phone? Could you live without it? Find out what British teenagers, parents and teachers say about the subject!
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.
In October many shop windows in Britain turn orange and black, with pumpkins, witches, broomsticks and cats. What do young people do to celebrate Halloween? Read this article to find out.
Ramadan is the Muslim holy month. So, what goes on during Ramadan and what does it mean? Young Muslims from the UK tell us what Ramadan means to them.
There are so many ways to discover, buy and listen to music. What's the best way? Read more to find out about the exciting music culture in the UK!
Are you good with money? Read the text to find out about British teenagers and their cash!
Does your school have any problems with discipline? What happens when students step out of line?
In the UK, schools close for two weeks at Easter time. Read on to find out more about how Easter is celebrated in Britain.
Do you have your lunch at school or do you go home for lunch? School dinners (lunch is also called dinner!) is a hot topic in the UK. Find out why in this article.
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.
Dragon dances, acrobats, fireworks, a parade ... London is buzzing with excitement at Chinese New Year. Find out what you can do to join in the excitement!
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.
What do you know about Diwali? It's one of the biggest events in the Indian calendar. And that means big celebrations in multicultural cities in Britain, too. Find out all about the festival and how it is celebrated in Britain.
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.
Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, is famous for its summer festivals.
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.
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