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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.
Great… but what is it?
We hired two volunteers to demonstrate to you how might celebrate this day.
If you are still puzzled about what to do, we will help.
Pancake Day or „Shrove Tuesday” (the Tuesday which falls 41 days before Easter) is the beginning of the Lenten fast. On this day in earlier times all Christians made their compulsory confessions or „shrifts” from which the name „Shrove Tuesday” derives, and took their last opportunity to eat up all the rich foods prohibited during Lent. Thus all eggs, butter and fat remaining in the house were made into pancakes, hence the festival’s usual nickname of Pancake Day.
Though the strict observance of Lent is now rare, everyone enjoys eating the customary pancakes and some regions celebrate the day with pancake races. The oldest and most famous is held at Olney in Buckinghamshire. The race is run over 415 yards (about 380 metres) by women over sixteen, wearing a cap and apron. They must „toss” their pancake (flip it over in the frying pan) at least three times during the race. The winner receives a kiss from the Pancake Bell Ringer – church bells were traditionally rung to remind parishioners to come to confession – and a prayer book from the vicar!
If everything goes well during the race…
…and if not… 🙂