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Read texts with a UK focus. Learn about UK culture and practise your reading at the same time.
The world is ready to go football crazy! Which countries will do well at this year’s FIFA World Cup? And which teenage players will everybody be talking about?
Have you experienced bullying? You're not alone. Read the article to understand more about bullying and find out what you can do to stop it.
Spring! Colours! Love! Holi is a time to play and laugh, forget and forgive.
Playing computer games is fun. It’s also a serious business with competitions, champions, fans and big money prizes. Read all about esports!
A picture speaks a thousand words. And with over a thousand emoji pictures to represent our words, who needs to speak or write any more?! Let's take a closer look at the UK's fastest-growing language.
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 16 but it's not just football or netball these days.
Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, is famous for its summer festivals.
British school children are now learning computer coding. What do they think about it? And are teachers ready for the coding revolution?
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.
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.
How do you make sure you stay safe online? Everyone who uses the internet needs to know how to use it safely. Read about online safety in the UK.
What do you know about Hanukkah? Find out how the Jewish Festival of Lights is celebrated in the UK.
Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day in your country? In the UK it’s the most romantic day of the year!
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.
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 1 April, you’d better watch out!
Have a good look around you this November. Do you notice that more men have moustaches? It may be because it's Movember! Read more about this unusual charity event here.
We all do it! But do we get enough sleep? Read on to find out if you are sleep deprived.
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?
In the UK, only around 43% of 18- to 24-year-olds vote in general elections. Are you interested in politics, or do you change the TV channel when politicians appear on the screen?