QUIZ OF THE WEEK commencing 25th June 2018 : Colour idioms

The missing words in these sentences are all COLOURS. Can you complete the gaps?

Then check the answers below.

1) If your bank account is in the _______, the bank will charge 
you overdraft fees.

2) ‘How often do you go to the opera?’
‘Oh, once in a _______ moon – it’s just too expensive!’

3) Wow, your garden is beautiful! You must have ________

4) Try to be positive about the situation. Every cloud has a
________ lining!

5) Try not to upset the boss this morning – he’s in a really
________ mood!

6) His face was ________ with fear.



INTERN DIARY: Valentina and Chiara


Hi! We are Chiara and Valentina and we are 19 years old. We are two Italian students who are going to university next year. Thanks to our school in Italy, now we have the opportunity to do an internship at Hilderstone College for 12 weeks. Here we work in different offices like Student Services and Accommodation, Resources, Finance and Marketing. We also help with social media, social activities, students file and personnel matters. in every office we have a mentor who explain to us what we have to do.  So far we have worked only for two weeks but for now it’s very interesting.  Sometimes our tasks are a little bit boring because we have to do a lot of work on the computer.

Thanks to this experience we are learning how to work in an office. We are also improving our English and meeting new friends, from all around the world, among the students.

The college also offers some social activities like sport (football, basketball, tennis and volleyball) or dance or talks about important subjects like politics or geography. There are also some excursions to give the students the opportunity to visit nearby cities and, more generally, England. For example, last weekend we went to London and we visited the British Museum and, on the first Saturday after our arrival in Broadstairs, we went to Canterbury and we visited the Cathedral.

The college is located in Broadstairs, a small town in which there are a lot of events like the fireworks on the beach.




(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:

Intensive English
Cambridge English

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


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.


Ian Johnson