We all have our favourite items, ones we can’t do without…teddy bears, lucky horseshoes, favourite socks…and office people LOVE their own mugs. Unfortunately, poor Tanya’s mug has gone on an adventure somewhere in EC London, and now she can’t have a cup of tea…it’s a real mystery!
What would Sherlock Holmes do? The great detective might ask who, what, where, when, and how questions…
What went missing?
Why did it disappear?
When did it go missing?
Where could it be?
Who could have taken it?
How did they manage to take it without Tanya realising?
It’s a real whodunnit…did the butler do it? Is it under the sink? Did someone with an exotic accent take it to the teachers room for tea break? Who knows? Answers on a postcard to S Holmes, Baker St…or Tanya B, Stukeley St…
Around 50 teachers took part in the recent development day which was hailed as a huge success! Here’s what EC London teacher, Sarah, thought about it…
Yesterday in Breakfast Club, 5 EC students from France and Japan discussed the headlines of the day, namely the summit taking place to rescue the eurozone and the cause of death of the singer, the late Amy Winehouse. There was a lot of new vocabulary which came up – here are just a few of the new words we talked about below. Can you guess which story they came from?
a trillion (n) = 1,000000000000
binge drinking (n) = when people drink a very large volume of alcohol in a short space of time with the intention of getting drunk
an increase in debt = more debt
rehab (n) = short form of rehabilitation; a form of treatment to help someone overcome a problem they have
the bailout package (n) = the agreement the Heads of State were trying to come to to save the economies in the Eurozone
to stare at someone/something (v) = to look very hard at something. It is considered impolite to stare at people
a gun (n) = a tool used to shoot things, animals or people
the leaders/the Heads of State (n) = the people responsible for the government in their countries e.g Prime Minister, President, Chancellor
Breakfast Club takes place in our cafe every week, Tuesday-Friday 8.30-8.55am. See you there soon!
Halloween fever has hit EC London. Today our students are welcomed by some beautiful faces!
So my lovely boss Nikki is pregnant and on Tuesday 1st November she is having her 20 week scan. Now at the scan they are going to ask Nikki and her partner if they want to find out the gender…. But Nikki is very confused as she doesn’t know whether to find out or not, so she needs a bit of help here.
In my opinion I think she should, so she can prepare and can perhaps have a name for him/her.
What do you all think? Please comment and help Nikki out here
Here are a few quiz questions with interesting/surprising answers – do what you can and answers will be given next week…
1. Of the 270 London Underground stations, how many are to the north of the river Thames?
2. What can you buy at New Covent Garden Market? And where is it?
3. Whose stadium holds more people, Chelsea’s or Arsenal’s?
4. Which London borough is the most expensive to live in?
5. How much is one adult ticket for St Paul’s Cathedral?
6. What’s the difference between Mi5 and Mi6?
7. What do the following have in common: Princes William and Harry, David Cameron, Hugh Laurie, Dominic West (from the Wire), George Orwell and Boris Johnson?
8. How many rooms are there (approximately) at 10 Downing Street?
9. Who is the odd one out: Sweeney Todd, Jack the Ripper, Sherlock Holmes, James Bond?
10. What is Lundenwic?
Have you been to the new shopping centre near St Paul’s cathedral? I’ve been a couple of times shopping there, but what I highly recommed is the the top floor restaurant/bar. The London views from the terrace are amazing!
Dust off your pumpkin costume and prepare to be scared this weekend as Halloween descends on EC London…
Breakfast Club has a Halloween theme every morning this week, last night’s walking tour was a Spooky Halloween Special and tomorrow night there is a free Halloween party for all EC London students at Proud 2 in London.
Happy Halloween everyone!
I am going on holiday to Phoenix, Arizona, in 18 days….. I started the countdown long ago
Has any of you been there before? I am planning to visit the Grand Canyon, I think it is one of those things you must do when you go to Phoenix.
Any suggestions on what to do?