Everyone’s heard of the
Commonwealth. But what
is it and where is it going?
We take a closer look.
THIS MONTH'S TOPICS
Names and faces from around the world
What’s news and what’s hot
Colin Beaven on superwomen
(Premium users can listen to this column.)
A Day in my Life
A reporter with the BBC
Wild London: wild open spaces in the British capital
Visit Spotlight’s very own London pub
(Meet the characters in our dialogue!)
The 52 nations of the Commonwealth: see the feature on pages 24–32.
Quo vadis Commonwealth?
Ginger Kuenzel on presidential tradition
Mouth-watering vegetarian cuisine in Britain
I Ask Myself
Amy Argetsinger on on the silence of modern newspaper offices
Words you need now
The US in Germany
Who needs Amerikahäuser today?
“The unhappy bride” Ms Winslow investigates (Chapter 1)
The Taylors try to lose weight
Films, apps, podcasts
Peter Flynn on taxing backpackers
Jokes and cartoons
102 Things to Do
“Sorry!” The English habit of apologizing
Feedback & Next Month
Your letters to Spotlight and what’s coming next month
My Life in English
Actor Oliver Wnuk
IN THE MAGAZINE: 15 language pages
Vocabulary Talking about art
Everyday English A car accidentGreen Light Easy English
The Grammar Page A look at stative verbs
Language Cards For use in “The game of love”
Lost in Translation A fun look at interesting words
Spoken English Talking about time
English at Work Ken Taylor answers your questions
Words that go together Play and learn: the collocation game
Crossword Find the words and win a prize
Download the puzzle and send us your answer online.