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The Hilderstone Magazine June 2016

Are you preparing for an English examination?

Some good apps for your smartphone or tablet

Can you discover the seven-letter word using each of the letters only once? Email your answer to us, including your name and nationality, and we'll let you know who was the fastest in next month's edition!

Last month's champion: congratulations to Junhyuk Park from South Korea, who studied here in 2011, for being the first to reply to us with last month's word: 'seaside'. Well done to everyone else who found that word ... or the second possibility 'disease' which we had not seen!

Phrase of the week

Each week we feature a 'phrase of the week' on our Facebook page and Twitter feed. Follow us to get the latest one each week. Here are three of last month's:

Phrase:   on tenterhooks
Explanation:   If you are on tenterhooks, you are worried about something which is going to happen.
Example:   A: Has Janet had her exam results yet?
B: No. We’ve been on tenterhooks every day this week waiting for them to arrive.
Phrase:   make a fuss about something
Explanation:   Become angry and complain.
Example:   A: I’ve emailed the Gas Board twice about the refund I was supposed to be getting, and they still haven’t been in touch.
B: Phone customer complaints and make a fuss. Tell them you’re going to another supplier if they don’t sort it out.
Phrase:   sparks fly
Explanation:   When sparks fly between two or more people, they argue in an angry way about something.
Example:   A - Why don’t you seat Janet next to Phil; they get on, don’t they?
B - Yes, until they get into politics. Then the sparks really fly!

Did you know?
The Hilderstone College website has gone mobile!
If you've visited our website using your phone or tablet in the last few weeks you might have noticed that we've just developed a Hilderstone College mobile website for you. So now you can book your course with us, make the most of your free Hilderstone Google Apps for Education account, and continue practising English using your handheld device!

June is an exciting and interesting time to be in Broadstairs. The highlight of the month is:

  • The Charles Dickens Festival - from 18 to 24 June the town celebrates the famous author Charles Dickens, who was a regular visitor to Broadstairs and wrote several of his books whilst in the town. The festival includes events around the town, such as readings of his books, talks, theatre performances and Dickensian characters walking around the streets in costume.

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