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OUR WONDERFUL HOME, THE ISLE OF THANET – visitor numbers are going up yet again!

New figures published by Thanet District Council and Visit Kent show that the number of visitors to our beautiful region is continuing to rise. With the fast train from London taking as little as 80 minutes, it’s easier than ever to get here for a holiday, weekend trip or even just for the day. Visitors […]

PHRASE OF THE WEEK: ‘kick yourself’

25th March 2020 If you are kicking yourself, it means you are disappointed or angry with yourself. Chantal: “Why didn’t you enter the competition? I’m sure you would have won!”Nigel: “I know, I’m kicking myself now because I’m much better than the person who won it. I would have won £5,000!” #HilderstoneExperience #hilderstonphraseoftheweek

Temporary closure

Following the UK Government’s announcement of school closures and in line with English UK advice, Hilderstone College will essentially close from tomorrow until further notice. At this difficult time, we are assisting all our current students with their arrangements to return home, and we are looking forward to seeing many of them return when the […]

PHRASE OF THE WEEK: ‘from scratch’

17th March 2020 If you do something from scratch, it means from the start of the process without anything which already exists. Jane: “This ravioli is delicious! Where did you buy it?”Gordon: “I didn’t! I made it myself from scratch.” #HilderstoneExperience #hilderstonephraseoftheweek

PHRASE OF THE WEEK: ‘in the same boat’

4th March 2020 If you say you are in the same boat as someone, it means you are in the same difficult situation. “Sorry Lee, I can’t come out with you on Friday because I haven’t got much money at the moment.”“Don’t worry, Rachel. I’m in the same boat. Let’s go out next week instead.” […]

PHRASE OF THE WEEK: ‘do the trick’

24th February 2020 If something does the trick, it does what was necessary or wanted. Louise: “Oh, you’ve fixed the heating, Stuart. Well done!”Stuart: “Yes. I’m not sure what was wrong but changing the water pipe did the trick.” #HilderstoneExperience #hilderstonephraseoftheweek

PHRASE OF THE WEEK: ‘up in arms’

18th February 2020 If people are up in arms about something, they are angry and upset about it. “The plan to build a new superstore outside Broadstairs has really upset people, hasn’t it.”“Yes, the whole town is up in arms about it!” #HilderstoneExperience #hilderstone #hilderstonephraseoftheweek #upinarms

PHRASE OF THE WEEK: ‘to miss the boat’

11 February 2020 If you are too slow to decide to do something and therefore miss the opportunity, you can say you have ‘missed the boat’. “Why are you so sad, Rachel?”“I’m going to be 47 this year. I want to have a romantic relationship with someone but I think I’ve missed the boat.” #HilderstoneExperience […]

TEACHER SUE’S TRIP TO RUSSIA

One of our teachers, Sue, travelled out to Buzuluk in Russia at the New Year, at the invitation of one of our partners, to teach local students and teachers. Here is her account of her experiences there. Hi everyone. You may have read my blog this time last year, written after returning from St Petersburg […]

HILDERSTONE AT 50

ELT authors and former Hilderstone teachers/teacher trainers TESSA WOODWARD and SETH LINDSTROMBERG write about their Hilderstone memories. We joined Hilderstone College, as part-time lecturers, in 1986 and left, as part-timers, 32 years later, in the summer of 2018. Over that time we saw a few changes! When we arrived there was a big tree in […]