a rule of thumb A helpful, accurate guide which is based on practice not on theory.
BROADSTAIRS This charming Victorian town is in the south-east of England in the county of Kent (sometimes called ‘the garden of England’), and it’s 80 miles from London. The town is not too big and the city centre is near the main beach, Viking Bay. There are also other beautiful beaches with golden sand such […]
Who ever believes that Broadstairs is a contemplative sleepy seaside town is far from correct. Especially in the summer months, students from all over the world bustle up and down the streets of Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday destination – in the morning half-asleep on the way to college, during the break at lunchtime in a […]
I’m Miori. I’m from Japan. I’ve been here for 2 weeks. I’m having fun studying English at Hilderstone College. I’m always disappointed by my English skill, but I wouldn’t have this experience in Japan. So, I have to keep studying English everyday! Also, my dream was to study in England, so I’m really happy to be here! I can’t see views like this in Japan. I like walking around […]
We are delighted to announce the launch of two brand new Hilderstone College promotional videos (90-second montage and 3-minute video with student interviews and comments). The videos were filmed in Broadstairs this summer with the participation of staff and students. We hope you like them and welcome your comments! See the shorter, ‘montage’ video here. […]
What is the correct preposition for each gap? 1) If you’re walking _____ the post office on your way to work, could you buy me some stamps? 2) He got ____ the bus in the High Street and bought a return ticket. 3) I broke my arm falling _____ my horse. 4) I’ve worked at […]
Can you correct the mistakes in these sentences? 1) ‘Oh no! I’ve forgotten my lunch money!’ ‘Don’t worry – I’m going to lend you some.’ 2) It rains really heavily at the moment. 3) I lived here for five years now. 4) This house built in the 18th century. 5) The price of the course […]
Can you add the correct prefix to these adjectives/verbs? Examples: DISagree UNimportant INcomplete 1) _____conscious 2) _____mature 3) _____popular 4) _____reliable 5) _____respect 6) _____sense 7) _____loyal 8) _____decisive 9) _____polite 10) _____logical Answers below.
‘by and large’ In general; when everything is considered.
‘get your skates on’ (informal, British English) = Hurry up