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In this section you will find articles to read that are relevant to UK life & culture. You can also listen to articles being read as you are reading. There are different tasks to do before and after reading as well as a space for you to add your comments.

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    Sadaqat, an ESOL student from London, recently attended an event at the British Council where he met Prince Charles. Read and listen to his story and complete the exercises about the text.

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    Laura, an ESOL student from London, recently attended an unforgettable event at the British Council, where she met a very special visitor. Read and listen to Laura’s story and complete the exercises about the text.

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    Read about Sarah’s very special day in London, and complete the activities.

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    Sarah wrote about a day she will never forget. Read her story and complete the activities about the text.

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    Many young people in the UK don’t show much interest in politics and don’t vote in elections. Read on to find out why, and to find out more about the UK political system too.

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    Is fashion important to you? Do you like to wear the same as other people or stand out in a crowd? Read this article and find out how young people in Britain create their own style.

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    Many young people in the UK don’t show much interest in politics and don’t vote in elections. Read on to find out why, and to find out more about the UK political system too.

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    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. In this activity you can read about the history of the November 5th celebrations, complete various tasks to check your understanding and try an exercise on passives.

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    Graffiti is very common in British cities. Do you like it or think it should be removed? Read about a world-famous graffiti artist from Britain.

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    Read about Sarah’s very special day in London, and complete the activities.

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    Sarah wrote about a day she will never forget. Read her story and complete the activities about the text.

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    Read about Sarah’s very special day in London, and complete the activities.

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    Laura, an ESOL student from London, recently attended an unforgettable event at the British Council, where she met a very special visitor. Read and listen to Laura’s story and complete the exercises about the text.

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    This article will help you practise your reading skills and learn words to talk about children’s language learning.

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    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. In this activity you can read about the history of the November 5th celebrations, complete various tasks to check your understanding and try an exercise on passives.