be like getting blood out of a stone If you say this, you find it very difficult to make someone tell or give you something, sometimes because of their personality or mood.
much of a muchness Very similar
no skin off my nose You don’t care about something because it will not affect you.
This week’s Friday afternoon trip is to DOVER CASTLE, about 40 minutes from Broadstairs by coach. Dover Castle, ONLY 40 minutes by road from Broadstairs, is a magnificent medieval castle positioned on the famous White Cliffs of Dover, and overlooking the Channel towards France. It was founded in the 11th century and has been described […]
This week we’re looking at -ed and -ing adjectives – for example, ‘bored’ and ‘boring’. We use the -ed ending to describe how someone or something is feeling. We use the -ing ending to describe the person or thing that makes us feel that way! Example: ‘This lesson is boring.’ ‘I’m bored with this lesson.’ […]
This week we’re looking at spelling and pronunciation. This can be a big problem when you’re learning English! Often two words include the same combination of letters but are pronounced in very different ways. Sometimes they look very different, but are pronounced in a similar way. It can be confusing! Try these two exercises. _____________________________________________________________________ […]
Something a bit different this week… a UK quiz! Can you answer the following questions? 1) What is the capital city of Wales? 2) What is the official address of the Prime Minister? 3) What is the telephone number for the emergency services? 4) What is the second biggest city in England (after London)? 5) […]
Guilio won the Photo of the Week competition with his original photograph, taken in the historic city of Canterbury on a recent College excursion. Thanks, Giulio!
‘to be up to scratch’ Meaning: to be good enough and at the right standard
What could be nicer after a hard day or week’s studying than a walk of discovery around our beautiful seaside town? The Broadstairs Town Trail is a self guided walk leading you around the town.