Practise and improve your reading by doing these activities and learn practical English for the real world.
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.
There are over 3 million vegetarians – people who don’t eat meat - in the UK today and the number is rising. Some believe that eating meat is cruel because the animals can be treated badly. Others feel that a meat-free diet is healthier. People are also concerned with how our food is produced.
The British are the worst language learners in Europe! This is according to a survey published by the European Commission. Only 38% of British people can speak a foreign language, as against the European Union average of 56%.
Raising money for charity is a strong tradition in the UK, and people do some strange things. Read about some of them below.