Story: The Skier
62

Afel was twelve years old when he saw them. “What are those?” he asked his uncle excitedly. “Skis,” replied his uncle, “And those people are called skiers.” Afel was in love. He wanted to be a skier.

Magazine - Collecting things
44

I have rummaged round shops all over Europe and garage sales in America. I have hung about in Arab souks and Indian bazaars, but I have never seen anything quite like my grandmother’s elephant.

UK Culture: Climate and Geography
86

So what is the United Kingdom?

To give it its full title it’s ‘The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland’. You might hear it referred to as Britain, Great Britain or more often, simply as ‘The UK’.

Magazine - Physics
22

In the square outside the British Library in London is a sculpture of Sir Isaac Newton. Maybe they chose it for the spot because it shows a great scientist at work.

Story: The Christmas the Lights Went Out
98

Five people, whose lives interrelate, live the build-up to Christmas in different ways in different places. A sudden blackout changes their lives forever...

Magazine - Food
65

Do you live to eat or eat to live? Do you have a complicated relationship with food? Read this article to find out more about food.

Magazine - Black sheep and the mysterious Uncle Bob
27

In this article, an English teacher working in Russia explains why he finds family stories interesting and talks about what makes his own family unique.

Poems: On Chloris being ill
5

"Long, long the night, Heavy comes the morrow" In this poem (written as a song), the great Scottish poet Robert Burns laments the illness of his loved one.

Story: Mr Smith's new nose
77

It is the 22nd century and the world is very different. With new technologies, people can have the bodies that they want. See what happens when Mr. Smith decides to change his body. 

Magazine - Calendars
41

To the first people it was obvious that time went in circles. The basic problem for calendar makers is how to get the months (which come from the moon) to stay in synch with the years.

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