When you come to the UK, you can hear the word ‘CUPPA’ many times. It means a cup of tea. As you know, British people are in love with tea. And I think that you will also look forward to the teatime when you come here!
Do you know that there are many types of tea in the UK? Do you know that there are so many kinds of British tea based on the tastes and even based on the tea time? Don’t worry even if you didn’t know it yet. World Choice Education can help you to get to know the tea and the culture!
More importantly, when British people have tea? Morning? evening? Or even every 10 minutes?
Have you ever seen this tea in the UK? Maybe, you have seen it many times. This is called English breakfast tea. It is one of the most popular blended teas, and very common in British tea culture. English breakfast tea is a black tea blend usually tea leaves based on Assam. British people usually drink it in the mornings to wake up from sleepiness.
Have you ever heard of Elevenses as mentioned in Hobbit above, it is a tea that you have after busy work in the mornings.
Besides, there is midday tea break. It is the tea that you have with a little snack in the afternoons.
Also, when you finish your dinner, you can enjoy a relaxing tea time with brandy or whiskey. It is called After diner tea.
Drink before going to bed? It is called Night tea, which is simply understood!
As you see, there are so many teas in Britain, and it is deeply connected in British culture. You can even see many phrase of tea in English. Let’s learn a couple of idioms British people use all the time!
★That’s not my a cup of tea
– It means that something is not what you like or are not interested in.
★I’ll put the kettle on
– It means that you will make a cup of tea.
★Tempest in a teapot
– It means that you think that something tiny and not important at all is being made a big fuss.
★Not for all the tea in China
– It means that you will never do something that you are required, even if there will be a huge reward for doing it.
Bournemouth is one of the most cosmopolitan towns in the UK and it is the second most popular destination for language students after London. There must be a reason that the many thousands of people choose here for English courses.
World Choice Education is an educational agency that have been helping students and professionals from all around the world since 2012. We help them to find the best choice for their needs in the UK (English courses, internships, work experience, volunteering opportunities, etc). All of our students say that Bournemouth is the greatest place to come to learn English.
We can call Bournemouth ‘the young city’. It’s full of international students that come here from all parts of the UK, moreover, from all around the world to do a degree or a master degree at Bournemouth University. Even if the university students leave in summer, Bournemouth is always full of people, students that come for learning English come instead. Bournemouth is also one of the popular holiday place for British, where people can enjoy the summer sunshine and the unforgettable view of the sea.
Yes I said “the sun shine” is glorious in Bournemouth. It does sound unbelievable if you ever heard about the weather in the UK. Doesn’t it? But it’s actually true! We can assure you the weather in Bournemouth is the closest one to the Spanish’s over the UK’s. Well.. maybe we are overstating it. Let’s say it’s the closest to the north Spanish weather at least. That is not that bad, is that? Bournemouth is best known for its stunning coastline, which provides seven glorious miles of beach and safe sea swimming, plus all the water-sports you can imagine.
Bournemouth’s stunning coastline is full of action all year round as it hosts exciting events and festivals. In August, there is the annual Bournemouth Air Festival, the biggest event of its kind in the world. Offering four days of fantastic flying displays, evening entertainment, shopping and much more. In October Bournemouth lights up with the Arts by the Sea Festival, with ten days of events, installations and experiences for everyone to enjoy.
Also if you love watersports, the beaches in Bournemouth beach offer a wide range of watersports from surfing to sailing, canoeing to coasteering.
Everyone knows that it costs a lot to live in the UK. But I would say that Bournemouth is cheaper than other places in comparison. The accommodation fee is at least £100 – £200 less than London’s, and transport fee is just a half price. You can also eat out for £10-£15 per person and if you like exercise you can join a gym for just £20 per month or even cheaper.
So if you are thinking of going abroad to learn English you should choose Bournemouth. Whenever you decide to come, you couldn’t ask for a better language stay. Trust me, I tell you from my experience, this is actually my second time being here. Bournemouth is a particularly charming place.