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. The views and opinions expressed in the articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the LearnEnglish Teens team.

Friday, 7 June, 2013 - 14:24

I used to hate horror films, and would refuse to watch them as I didn’t understand why anyone would want to scare themselves on purpose. But now I love them, and I will even watch them by myself.

Sunday, 24 March, 2013 - 00:18
by JohnM

Last September, I went to Paris to visit some friends. We had a great time, seeing the main sites and going out for dinner.

Monday, 28 January, 2013 - 20:57

Don’t worry – I’m not about to reveal the ending!

Tuesday, 9 October, 2012 - 21:00

Robbie Williams recently told GQ magazine, “I never watch shows in which actors appear.

Friday, 8 June, 2012 - 19:21
by JohnM

“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”, “Cinderella” and “The Little Mermaid” are stories we all know and love.

Thursday, 17 May, 2012 - 13:20

It's almost time for the summer holidays to begin.

Friday, 4 May, 2012 - 19:22

The first thing you will notice when you watch the film (which is out in the cinemas at the moment) is the guy with dark hair and blue eyes that will probably seem quite familiar.

Tuesday, 24 April, 2012 - 21:55

Everyone has a favourite – Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Rihanna – to name just a few. It is undeniable that these women can sing – but when did it stop being about the music and more about the image?

Friday, 20 April, 2012 - 15:52

Picture this: you’re in a train station, have just bought your tickets and are walking with your suitcase towards a screen to check your platform when suddenly a man next to you blows a whistle and

Monday, 16 April, 2012 - 09:20

Watching a film, whether in the cinema or at home, is often relaxing, exhilarating, uplifting and something that I, and millions of other film goers, will never tire of.

Monday, 16 April, 2012 - 08:13

So what’s this French film about? Weird name, I hear you cry...

Friday, 13 April, 2012 - 17:09

During the last fortnight, Intouchables has taken France by storm – and by surprise!  From its blurb, the story of a rich quadriplegic (played by François Cluzet) who hires as his carer an ex-conv

Friday, 13 April, 2012 - 17:07

A Better Life, directed by Chris Weitz, is a powerful film set in East Los Angeles which depicts the lives of Carlos, a Mexican illegal immigrant, and Luis, his teenage son.

Friday, 13 April, 2012 - 16:19
by Josie2

In the world-famous Harry Potter books, ‘muggles’ are humans that don’t have magical powers. They are the unlucky ones because they don’t get to go to Hogwarts School.

Friday, 13 April, 2012 - 13:04

Conspiracy theories about large, global events get thrown up time and again.

Wednesday, 11 April, 2012 - 12:33

“Le Festival du Court Métrage” is a festival of short films, which took place between 18th and 23rd October 2011 in France, in the city of Lille.

Monday, 20 February, 2012 - 14:21

'Do something funny for money' was a phrase coined by 'Red Nose Day' in the UK. But the concept is a growing phenomenon.

Monday, 20 February, 2012 - 14:20

Eyes wide open, heart racing, body shaking, and grinning from ear to ear – I’m here.

Monday, 20 February, 2012 - 14:19

In the 20th century everything changed for cinema. First came silent movies, then ‘talkies’ (films with sound) and then colour films.