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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.
‘But why can’t I drink water while I’m eating?’ I asked. My friends rolled their eyes, ‘because it’s bad for your health of course!’ they all cried. ‘But why?’ I wondered.
A young fisherman, balanced precariously on the prow of his tiny wooden boat as the waves threaten to send him plunging into the Pacific Ocean below, lazily extends a hand and points south: “They
I have always had a love for fashion and am currently embracing the new trend of snapping the unsuspecting ‘average Joe’ as they wander around town.
“I GOT ONE I GOT ONE!!” British fashion designer Henry Holland excitedly proclaimed on Twitter.
There is one shop on my road in Berlin which really stands out from the rest. Himo is nestled in between a closed-down supermarket and a quiet, tired-seeming hairdressers.
Halloween – we all know the routine, right? Scary costumes: check. Big, orange pumpkins in the windows: check. Trick-or-treaters: check. Parties in the cemeteries: wait, really?
I have some difficulty walking in high heels.
Has the music industry in the UK been harmed by the negative effects of TV talent shows like The X Factor?
When you were younger, a piano lesson may have ruined your day. Carrying a flute from class to class just for a half-hour lesson may have seemed pointless.
I can live in France, right? I mean, it can't be that different; France is my neighbour; there is nothing but a little channel of water that separates us. Some people even swim across it.
'Do something funny for money' was a phrase coined by 'Red Nose Day' in the UK. But the concept is a growing phenomenon.
Eyes wide open, heart racing, body shaking, and grinning from ear to ear – I’m here.
In the 20th century everything changed for cinema. First came silent movies, then ‘talkies’ (films with sound) and then colour films.
The final instalment of the world renowned Twilight Saga, Stephenie Meyer’s Breaking Dawn, has recently been released as a two-part motion picture, the first of which arrived in cinemas in Novemb
When author J.K. Rowling had the idea for the ‘Harry Potter’ stories, she was on a delayed train from Manchester to London.
Floating through space on the the backs of four elephants, which in turn are standing on a giant turtle, the Discworld is Terry Pratchett's masterpiece.
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