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Broadstairs Dickens Festival

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 […]

QUIZ OF THE WEEK commencing 4th June 2018: ‘MONEY’ VOCABULARY

‘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 […]

QUIZ OF THE WEEK commencing 28th May 2018: Irregular verbs

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) […]

HEVER CASTLE, Kent

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 […]

QUIZ OF THE WEEK commencing 21st May 2018: ADJECTIVE + NOUN collocations

Can you match the adjectives with their noun collocations? ADJECTIVES              NOUN hasty                              divorce mixed                             humour total                […]