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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
‘MONEY makes the world go round’, as we say in English….or is it ‘the root of all evil’? Whatever you think, it’s important to know some of the key words related to money and finance. Can you complete the words below? 1) My salary goes directly into my c_____t account every month. 2) Most people […]
Irregular verbs are always a problem, aren’t they? See how many of these you can remember – in both the past simple and past participle forms, if possible! 1) beat 2) bend 3) bite 4) fall 5) feel 6) fight 7) fly 8) freeze 9) hide 10) ride 11) ring 12) rise 13) shake 14) […]
a mishmash of …. A confused mixture of different kinds of things
Hilderstone College students learning how to make #origami by Kumi, the Hilderstone College Cafeteria Manager.
Hever Castle is in our home county of Kent, about 80 miles/130 km from Broadstairs, so easy for a day out. The castle dates back 700 years in parts,and was the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII (He had six in total!). It has 125 acres of beautiful gardens, two […]