How to turn down an invitation
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Have you ever been invited to a party that you didn't want to go to? Find out how to turn down unwanted invitations in the future.

A beach
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Imagine a beach: a quiet place, with only the noise of the sea and the gulls in the background. It’s a hot day. There is just the sea, the sun, and the beach: a little paradise.

An HIV/AIDS success story
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The United Nations has named Senegal, the Philippines, Thailand, and Uganda, as countries which have done the most to fight HIV/AIDS. How has Senegal achieved this?

Saint Patrick's Day
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St. Patrick is the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland. He was born in the fourth century and is famous for bringing Christianity into Ireland. St. Patrick’s Day falls on the 17th of March.

Magazine article image
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Rice is low-fat and high in energy, and you can mix it with just about anything to make a wide variety of tasty nutritious dishes, ranging from sushi in Japan to risottos in northern Italy.

Sea monsters
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What animal is over 30 feet long, has a big head, enormous eyes, a mane like a lion, a long neck, a body like a snake and lots of arms like an octopus?

IKEA
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Our journey started at Lomonosov underground station. Behind the station we could see about 30 people waiting for a bus to the IKEA shop. This bus is unusual: it is free, and it has a timetable.

Theatre
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Theatre is not often seen as being a pastime that many ordinary people do. 'Ordinary people' watch TV or go to the cinema or eat out with friends. Is the theatre only for rich, upper class intellectuals?

Motorcycles
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First motorcycles are like first loves; you never forget them. My first motorbike was a blue 175cc BSA Bantam and I fell in love at first sight.

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