Want to travel back in time? The house where William Shakespeare was born 450 years ago is still standing, and a replica of the theatre where most of his plays were performed is as close to the original as one can get.
Britain has announced plans to introduce a new pound coin in 2017. The 12-sided coin will replace the current round coin, which went into circulation more than 30 years ago. Read the story, then practise vocabulary you can use to talk about money.
"Ice-cream vans now play their tunes for longer": Colin Beaven shares his thoughts on ice-cream vans and ambulances each playing a loud melody. Premium users and magazine subscribers can listen to the text for free.
Imagine you step out of your house in the morning and discover that there is a huge hole in front of you. There is no sign of your car. You suddenly realize that it's at the bottom of the hole. Read about the person this happened to, and learn vocabulary in our exercise.