Practise and improve your reading by doing these activities and learn practical English for the real world.
Do you need help to fill in forms? Here you can learn useful words for filling in forms and practise your reading skills. Some children in Britain can get free school dinners. Here you will read a form to apply for free school dinners. The activities will help you to read other forms.
Do you ever read the advice pages in newspapers or magazines? In this activity you will read the advice page from a magazine. You will learn how to ask for and give advice in English.
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.
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.
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.
Football is the most popular sport in the UK, but who actually goes to watch the live games? In the past, most fans were young, white and male, but is this situation changing?
A survey commissioned by the British Council produced some quotes showing what people in different countries think about the UK. Compare their opinions, do the activities and let us know what you think.