"A trip to Amish country is like a trip through time," writes Mike Pilewski. But what does Vanilla Ice have to do with it?
Colin Beaven: "Metal teapots make the tea taste funny."
Read more than you ever wanted to know about the eccentric English tradition of knob-throwing and practise vocabulary at the same time.
Green Light is our booklet in easy English to help you refresh the basics. It's free inside every issue of Spotlight magazine. In May: musical instruments, "have" and "have got", a run for charity, forwarding e-mail.
Blue, green or orange?
Read about the biggest dog show in the world and practise some doggy vocabulary in this language exercise.
Bonfire Night, Boxing Day, Christmas Eve or Holy Night?
Father Christmas, Kris Kringle or Saint Nick?
Owen Connors talks about the 19th-century poem that created the modern image of Santa Claus.
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