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October 31 is Halloween and is now celebrated in many countries around the world, but do you know anything about the origins of this scary special day? Read the article and find out.

Magazine zone
culture and customs
festivals and celebrations
Language level
B2 - Upper intermediate
Average: 4.5 (2 votes)

Diwali is a festival of light which originated in South Asia and is celebrated over five days. The dates change every year, but it is always celebrated in October or November and is now celebrated around the world.

Magazine zone
festivals and celebrations
Diwali
Language level
B1 - Intermediate
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World Mental Health Day, on 10 October, is a day to raise awareness of the effects mental illness has on millions of people’s lives across the world, and to help educate and inform us all.

Magazine zone
special days
health and fitness
psychology
equality and diversity
Language level
B1 - Intermediate
Average: 4 (1 vote)

Why do some flowers smell so bad? Watch this video to find out about a very big, and very smelly, flower at the Eden Project in Cornwall, UK.

Video zone
environment and nature
Language level
B2 - Upper intermediate
C1 - Advanced
C2 - Proficiency
Average: 5 (2 votes)

Do you want to learn new words and phrases in English? Here are five tips to improve your English vocabulary.

Improve your English level
Average: 5 (6 votes)

Are you too busy to practise your English? These tips will help you improve your reading and writing, even when you're short of time!

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Average: 4.7 (6 votes)