An extraordinary week in Margate

We are Augustin and Philppe, aged 11 and 10, from Brussels. We spent one week with Ella, Jim, Alexandra and Betsy the dog in Margate. We arrived at Ashford Station, and Ella drove us to Margate. For the rest of the day we played Jocari in the garden. Then our lessons stared on Monday. We had our breakfast at 8am, and our work began at 9. We had three hours of lessons every mornng, with two breaks of fifteen minutes each. Every lesson began with a warm-up game, then we worked on grammar and new words, corrected our homework and played more language games. In the afternoons we did different activities. It was raining very hard on the first day, so we went to the swimming pool. On the next day we played badminton. Wednesday was a sunny day, so we went to visit Dover Castle. It’s a really huge castle with secret wartime tunnels and the Great Tower. We saw two more castles on the fourth day – in Deal and Walmer. Walmer Castle has a pretty garden with giant games to play. Friday was the last day of lessons – so no homework!! Every evening we chose a film to watch, like Madagascar, How to Train your Dragon and Kung-Fu Panda.

We learned a lot of grammar, like present simple and continuous, the same for the past, and the present perfect. We enjoyed ourselves, and ate well – the food was very, very good.



My beautiful week in Margate

Last week I was in Margate to learn English. I was in the Dingley family which is a very welcoming family. It was a wonderful week and I’m sad to leave it. I’ve learned a lot all the tenses of English and I’ve seen a lot of very interesting things like shell grotto or the Turner Contemporary museum which is a art gallery with very some Turner’s paintings. I saw 3 haunted places and I had time to buy some presents for my family. In Margate there is an Olde sweet’s shop where you can pop in to buy sweets and chocolate. I also visited Walmer castle, Deal castle and Richborough Roman fort. I went  to the Margate Museum which is a very interesting museum about Margate from a long time ago. In this museum, we can learn some history like during the world war II, a german pilot crashed near Margate and some people arrested him and put him in the prison; after a little time in the prison, the pilot knocked at the door and gives is gun to the people who forgot to take it. It was very interesting and I had fun in a big swimming pool with waves and a slide. If you want, you can call your family during your free time. All evenings, we watched english films with subtitle. I learned a lot of new words and I think I will have better marks at school. I recommend this family for everybody who wants to learn english because all the family is very friendly, Ella and Jim are very good cooks and the lessons are very interesting. wall painting in the the Turner galery