A FREE ARRIVAL TRANSFER FROM ANY LONDON AIRPORT TO BROADSTAIRS
(by shuttle bus or by taxi, depending on flight time and airport)
The following promotion will be available for all new individual enrolments received after 1 July 2018 for courses starting at Hilderstone between 27 August to 22 December 2018. Bookings must be for a minimum of 2 weeks on the following courses:
The autumn is a lovely time to study in Broadstairs and we shall look forward to welcoming you. Please click here for further details: https://www.hilderstone.ac.uk/tr…/Free-Arrival-Transfer.html
Sandwich is a charming town just 15 kilometres from Broadstairs. We often go here as part of a Friday afternoon visit, or you can easily reach it independently by train. It’s a small town but has some really interesting little shops and cafes, and it’s very pleasant to walk around the narrow streets with quirky buildings dating back as far as the 14th century.
You may be interested to know that the town got its name before the popular snack food! The creation of the sandwich is attributed to John Montagu, fourth Earl of Sandwich (1718-1792), a British statesman and dedicated sandwich gambler, who is said to be the inventor of this convenient type of food so that he would not have to leave his gaming table to take supper. The bread around the meat probably meant that he wouldn’t get greasy fingerprints on his playing cards!
There is a famous road sign near the town, pointing the way to both Sandwich and to Ham – the name of a local village!
Brighton is a fantastic destination for a day out, with its vibrant cultural mix and its varied arts and music scene. Here you will find modern shopping centres alongside unusual boutiques and small specialist shops in the old, historic lanes of the old town (known as ‘The Lanes’).
Something you really should see when you visit Brighton is the wonderful pier which is the one of the best examples remaining in the UK. With galleries, cafes and entertainment, you can spend a wonderful time here while admiring the views of the city behind you.
You must also visit the amazing Royal Pavilion ,which was built over 200 years ago as a seaside pleasure palace for King George IV, and which mixes the visual styles of India and China in a British royal building. You may love it or hate it, but you certainly won’t forget it!
Do you know the missing verbs? Try without any help, and then choose from the list below if you get stuck! Remember you might need to change the verb form to fit the sentence, e.g. past simple.
1) The Rubik’s Cube puzzle really ________ ON in the 1970s.
2) I don’t think the teacher really likes Ivan – she always ______ ON him in class. (repeatedly criticise)
3) I have to leave the classroom for a minute, but please _______ ON with your work. (continue)
4) I’m not ready! _______ ON a moment! (wait)
5) My sister and I don’t really _______ ON – we argue a lot.
(have a good relationship)
6) The business was expanding, so they decided to ______ ON more staff. (employ)
7) Can you _______ ON the radio, please? I’d like some music.
8) If you’re sure you don’t have any questions, let’s ______ ON to the next point of discussion. (progress)
CHOOSE FROM: hold/hang take turn/switch catch
get move pick carry
Check your answers below!
Do you know the meaning of these common slang words and expressions? Try googling them! Then check the answers below.
1) A quid
2) A brolly
3) A bloke
4) A nap/to have a nap
5) legless (adjective)
6) skint (adjective)
7) the bee’s knees
8) to have a natter
9) chuffed (adjective)
10) A doddle
hear something on the grapevine
Hear some news (often gossip) from someone who heard it from somebody else.
be on a hiding to nothing
Try to do something when it is impossible for you to succeed.
‘have (or ‘get’) the munchies’ (Informal, British English)
have a sudden desire to eat something
We are delighted to announce the news of a special award presented to Tessa Woodward, who many of our readers will remember as a key member of the teacher training team at Hilderstone for many years. Tessa retired from Hilderstone in 2016 but has remained active in the profession, editing the Teacher Trainer and maintaining her connections with professionals from all over the world.
Tessa attended a ceremony in London on 18th June and was presented with the British Council’s Lifetime Achievement Award for 2018. This is recognition of Tessa’s huge contribution to the profession through her teaching, training of teachers and teacher trainers, writing and publishing activities. At Hilderstone we are especially grateful to her for the years of service that she gave to the College and the work she did with hundreds of course participants. Many will also remember the support she gave to dozens of work colleagues in her capacity as the College’s professional development co-coordinator. All at Hilderstone congratulate her on her fantastic achievement.
For a video of the ceremony, further tributes to Tessa and her acceptance speech, please click here.
Broadstairs Dickens Festival takes place every June, and lasts for about a week. Don’t be surprised if you bump into a ‘Victorian’ while you’re having your coffee or buying a sandwich! The streets are full of people in Victorian costume, many representing characters from the novels of Charles Dickens.
Charles Dickens visited Broadstairs in Kent regularly from 1837 until 1859, and the town has always had a strong connection with the famous writer.
In 1937, to commemorate the centenary of the author’s first visit, Gladys Waterer, the then resident of Dickens House, conceived the idea of putting on a production of David Copperfield and of having people about the town in Victorian dress to publicise it.
During the Festival, you can take tea with Victorians, listen to historical talks or Victorian entertainment, including dramatizations of Dicken’s works. It’s all great fun and very special!