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November 2022

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November 11th is Armistice Day or Remembrance Day

Happy Halloween!

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As 31 October looms, many people around the country will once again be marking Halloween with what have become traditional activities – carved pumpkins, trick-or-treating and fancy dress. Many people herald this as an Americanised festival of ghosts and ghouls – but did you realise that most of the activities associated with this time of year are rooted in European folklore and tradition? The pumpkin carved into a jack-o-lantern, for example, is firmly an American introduction, but it quite literally has its roots on the other side of the Atlantic – where people have been carving turnips and other root vegetables for centuries, to ward off evil spirits. This year, English Heritage is calling on people to remember the turnip – and other Halloween traditions – as they mark this haunting time of year. HALLOWEEN The modern-day Halloween is largely agreed to have originated from the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, held around 1 November, the date that marked the transition

October 2022

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Autumn is creeping up on us! Days are getting shorter and the scenery around us is changing.

September 2022

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Rest in peace Queen Elizabeth. God save the King

August 2022

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What a beautiful summer! Many of you have been practising your English with our summer courses and now looking forward to moving up to the next level in September! Well done to you all!

July 2022

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Happy Summer! It's time to enjoy some lovely weather and maybe take a holiday! Take a look at the worksheets on travelling and holidays and learn some useful vocabulary. Keep on practising your English!