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Spring bank holiday!
Here in the UK it is half term for school and colleges. That means a week off school! Lots of families are enjoying a break! Popular places are the seaside towns around the UK. The beaches are lovely and often very quiet. Perfect for walking but not always so good for sunbathing! There are also lots of exciting things to do at the seaside like playing crazy golf and riding on a horse and carriage. You can visit the pier and the amusement arcades and some seaside resorts have a circus too.
Listen and learn this traditional seaside song! Have fun!
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The weather is starting to look good! Spring is coming! Yesterday I had a lovely conversation with one of my students about the flowers we can see growing now in gardens and in parks. Everywhere looks so pretty, doesn't it? Do you know the names of any of the flowers? You could pick up extra marks in an oral exam if you learn a few. These are daffodils on the left and primroses on the right. So pretty! Look up the names of more flowers - they could get you extra marks in your speaking exams...... Her's a few to get you started Rose Tulip Daisy Dandelion Buttercup Iris Lilly
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