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Activity Programme December 2013


TOURS

Amazing discounts on attraction tickets. Available at reception!

£15.50

ANDERSON TOURS

THE ENGLISH BUS GO TO WWW.THEENGLISHBUS.COM CLICK ON “TOURS” SELECT YOUR TOUR WRITE “FK13” IN THE VOUCHER CODE BOX TO GET £10 DISCOUNT

MADAME TUSSAUDS

£13.50

£21

£4

GO TO WWW.ANDERSONTOURS.CO.UK/?LINKID=FRANCESKING SEARCH YOU TOUR BY DATE, LOCATION OR TYPE OF TRIP BOOK ONLINE

BELGIUM A DAY IN BRUGES

£84

£74

CANTERBURY,WHITE CLIFFS & DOVER CASTLE

£65

STONEHENGE, BATH AND SECRET PLACES

£74

ISLE OF WIGHT BY COACH

£52

WINDSOR, STONEHENGE & SALISBURY

£65

OXFORD, STRATFORD AND COTSWOLDS VILLAGES

£64 £74

£64

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS

£19

£15

£18

LIL ADVENTURES TOUR

GO TO WWW.INTERNATIONALFRIENDS.CO.UK FILL THE FORM YOUR TOUR WRITE

SELECT YOUR TOUR GO TO WWW.LILADVENTURES.COM CLICK ON ENTER A PROMOTION CODE AND WRITE FK1

PROMOTION CODE BOX TO GET DISCOUNT

BRIGHTON

£30 £37

OXFORD

From

EDINBURGH & LOCH NESS 3 DAYS

£263

OXFORD, COTSWOLDS, BATH, From LACOCK & STONEHENGE 2 DAYS

£179

GO TO WWW.INTERNATIONALFRIENDS.CO.UK TO FIND OUT ABOUT

PARIS TOUR- 3 DAYS

£19

£17

£18.50

£35

CAMBRIDGE

AMSTERDAM & BRUGES COACH- 3 DAYS HORSE RIDING IN WALES- 2 DAYS WALES COAST & MOUNTAINS- 2 DAYS

BOOKS FOR SALE

PARTIES Friday 6th December @PACHA 11pm - 6am Free Before 12am with voucher £7 After with voucher £15 on the door Victoria Underground Station

Friday 13th December @MINISTRY OF SOUND 10:30pm - 5:30am £8 with voucher £5 extra after 12am £16 on the door Elephant & Castle Underground Station

...WE OFFER ONE TO ONE TUITION. Lessons are in a comfortable, friendly atmosphere, with experienced, professional and patient One-to-One teachers. They will focus on your specific needs such as: professional social skills / understanding different accents / using English in a business environment / CV and interview preparation / extra examination practice You can participate in exclusive One-to-One evening social events where you can practise speaking English over a drink or dinner in a relaxed atmosphere.

To have a look around please come up to 77 Gloucester Road and ask for Amanda, the One-to-One coordinator.

...YOU CAN APPLY FOR A STUDENT OYSTER CARD (if your course is at least 14 weeks) Please prepare the following: Student Number (on the front of your Student Card) Digital photo on your computer Credit/Debit Card Go to: www.tfl.gov.uk/tickets/ and follow the instructions.

Friday 20th December @MINISTRY OF SOUND 10:30pm - 5:30am £8 with voucher £5 extra after 12am £16 on the door Elephant & Castle Underground Station

Friday 31st December @BUILDING SIX 9pm - 6am (Last entry at 1am) Discounted ticket £22.50 -19% Off from normal North Greenwich Underground Station

Essential Grammar in Use (+ CD-ROM and Answer key) For levels B-C

As a Frances King student you can now get fitter during your stay in London and get to know Londoners by going to You can purchase your membership at our partner gym in London. reception at 77 Gloucester Road. 1 week £25 Students should go to the gym and 6 weeks £65 speak to the Sales Team Leader. The 3 months £180 prices include joining free but does not 6 months £300 include towel rental.

£20.00

English Grammar in Use (+ CD-ROM and Answer key) For levels D-E

£20.00

Longman Advanced Learner’s Grammar ( + Answer Key) For levels E-F

£20.00

English Vocabulary (+ CD-ROM and Answer key) For levels D-E

Frances King is happy to announce its partnership with South Kensington Fitness First.

SELECT

FK10 IN THE

£20.00

Longman Active Study Dictionary (+ CD-ROM) For levels B-D

£18.00

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English (+ CD-ROM and mobile phone download) For levels D-F

£26.00


Activity Programme December ICE SKATING

SINGALONG

Tue 3rd December

Thu 5th December

Highlights WINTER WONDERLAND

THE NUTCRACKER

Thu 12th December

RICHMOND DAY TRIP

Sat 14th December

GLOSSARY

Sat 21st December

backdrop (n) the view behind something. iconic (adj) very famous or popular. haven (n) a safe or peaceful place.

Set amongst the backdrop of one of the world's most iconic buildings, the Natural History Museum Ice Rink will provide a magical skating experience this Christmas. Set across an impressive 1,000 square metres and beneath 76,000 fairy lights, the Ice Rink is a magical winter haven in the heart of the city.

Can't sing? Neither can we! But we're going to have great fun trying! From "We are the Champions" and "I Will Survive" to "What a Wonderful World" and other timeless, popular favourites. Bring something to drink, your sense of seasonal joy, and join us in the fun!

On an enchanted Christmas Eve, under the heavy boughs of the candlelit tree Clara battles with the Mouse King and falls in love with a handsome stranger. As the air grows colder and snowflakes begin to fall, Clara and her valiant Nutcracker take a hot air balloon ride across the frost-dusted London skyline to the glistening Land of Snow where her adventure really begins.

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland returns for six exciting weeks of winter festivities and admission is free. The main attractions that will be making a welcome return to London's most popular and dazzling winter event are: The Magical Ice Kingdom, The Giant Observation Wheel, The Ice Rink and Santa Land.

The town was founded following Henry VII's building of Richmond Palace in the 16th century from which the town derives its name. During this era the town and palace were particularly associated with Elizabeth I. During the 18th century Richmond Bridge was completed and many Georgian terraces were built, particularly around Richmond Green and on Richmond Hill.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

West End 2nd Christmas Walk Take a walk around The West End. See the window-displays, the shops & the Christmas Lights! Meet the FK Leader inside Bond Street Underground station at 3.30pm. Free event

9

th

Covent Garden Walk

This area is one of the most interesting in London. Join the group and discover anew part of London. Meet the FK Leader at 2.30pm outside Covent Garden Underground station. Free event

16

th

Westminster River Walk

3rd

Ice

Skating

Enjoy a classic winter activity in a great location. Skate or just watch. Later, join classmates and friends for a chat and a drink in the pub. Meet the FK Leader outside 77 Gloucester Road at 3.15pm. Special price £8.50 (including free drink)!

10

th

Pronunciation Workshop

Improve your accent! Learn some tips on how to sound more natural and discuss issues about spoken English. Feel more confident speaking and listening to real English. Meet the FK Leader in room 16 at Wetherby Gardens at 3.15pm Free event

17 th

Film Club

Iranian Restaurant

5 th Let’sSingalong

Try some of the Persian delights on offer at a great, authentic Iranian restaurant. ‘Alounak’ is reasonably priced and high quality. “the best kebabs in London?’’ Meet the FK Leader outside 77 Gloucester Road at 6.30pm. Bring your own wine/beer. £12 approx.

Come and enjoy a good-humoured singalong to songs we all know and love. Bring a bottle. Lyrics and fun provided. Meet the FK Leader in The Common Room, Wetherby Gardens at 6.00pm Free event

4th

11

th

Join us at the Golden Hind, London’s ‘best provider of the national dish’. Their fried haddock and chips are highly recommended. Meet the FK Leader downstairs, inside Bond Street Underground station (near the ticket machines) at 6.30pm. £12 approx

18 th

Take our guided walk along the South Bank of the River Thames and see some of the best views that London has to offer.

Lock, Stock & 2 Smoking Barrels Come and see this classic British film, a lot of which was shot near yesterday’s walk.

Meet the FK Leader inside Embankment Underground station at 3.30pm. Free event

Meet in Room 17 at Wetherby Gardens at 3.15pm. Free event

If you plan to use the Underground on any weekend, please note that there is often maintenance work happening and some lines may be closed or UNDERGROUND part- closed. Please check on the website before you travel. http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/livetravelnews/realtime/track.aspx?offset=weekend

Morning Sightseeing and Coffee Please note that dates and meeting points vary every week. See posters on the noticeboards for more information or ask at Client Services Office.

Fish and Chips

Turkish Restaurant

The amazing food and real Turkish atmosphere combine with a reasonable price to make a meal with friends at the famous “Galipoli” restaurant a must! Meet the FK Leader inside Angel Underground station at 6.30pm. Mixed meze 16 dish extravaganza only £12.50 Wed st

1

New Year's Day Parade

Join us on this now traditional parade to crown London's festive season. It includes dancers, acrobats, cheerleaders, musicians, marching bands and even Morris dancers. A great way to start the New Year with a bang! Meet the FK leader inside Green Park Underground station at 11.30am. (The parade starts at the Ritz at 11.45am and ends in Parliament Square at 3.00pm) Free event.

12

th

The Nutcracker

19

Live Jazz Night

Soho Classic

Pub Tour

Join us for a tour of 4 classic pubs in Soho. From lavishly decorated Victorian extravaganzas to charming street corner ‘locals’. Meet the FK Leader outside 77 Gloucester Road at 4.15pm. Over 18s only. Bring drinks money

20

Join us as we enjoy some live jazz at the Effra Hall pub. Drums, double bass, sax, trumpet, electric guitar. From 9.00pm Meet the FK Leader inside Brixton Underground station at 8.30pm. Good bar food. Over 18s only. Bring drinks money

CV Workshop

Meet the FK Leader in the Study Centre at Wetherby Gardens at 3.30pm. Free event

13

th

valiant (adj) very brave. glistening (adj) reflected light.

shining

from

Georgian (adj) of or relating to the time from 1714 to 1830 when England was ruled by four kings named George.

Sat/Sunday

Come and find out how to write a good CV in English - it could help you to find a job!

th

See the seasonal ballet at the London Coliseum. A fairytale that combines dance with Tchaikovsky’s music to create a magical experience. Meet the FK Leader inside Embankment Underground Station at 6.30pm. Pay at Reception £10. Only 14 tickets th

6 th

bough (n) a large branch of a tree.

Christmas Local Pub Time

Join us for a drink and a chat in our local pubs: The Stanhope Arms and The Hereford Arms. Learn how to order at the bar like an expert! Meet the FK Leader outside 77 Gloucester Road at 4.15pm. Over 18s only. Bring drinks money

Sat

7 th

Christmas Past

The Geffrye Museum is devoted to the history of the home, and this is a special exhibition showing how houses were decorated at Christmas. Meet the FK Leader at Old Street Underground station by the ticket barriers at 10.30am. Free event Sat

14 th

Winter Wonderland

Enjoy the fun at this magical fair in Hyde Park, which features the UK's largest ice rink, a huge Ferris wheel and lots of festive treats. Craft stalls offer some great ideas for gifts. Meet the FK Leader inside Hyde Park Corner Underground station at 10.30am.

Free entry: voucher system for rides etc. (from £5-£13.50) Sat

21st

Richmond Day Trip

See The Green, The River Thames and the deer in Richmond Park. Meet the FK Leader at Earls Court Underground station (Earls Court Road entrance) at 10.30am Pay for travel to Zone 4 & £10 for pub lunch

December activities

January activities

Transport over Christmas ★On Christmas Eve (December 24th), there is a Saturday service on London Transport but services will finish earlier than usual*. There will be no night buses. ★On Christmas Day (December 25th ), there is NO public transport. London black taxis charge three times the meter price! ★On Boxing Day (December 26th), there will be a Sunday service on London Transport. There may be an Underground strike*. There will be NO National Rail. ★On New Year’s Eve (December 31st), from 11.45pm all London Transport will be FREE until 4.30am on New Year’s Day. ★On New Year’s Day (January 1st), there will be a Saturday service on buses and a reduced Underground service*. Many roads will be closed in Central London for the New Year’s Day Parade*. *For more information nearer the date you can check the Transport for London website:http://www.tfl.gov.uk/

BOOK ACTIVITIES AT RECEPTION! Limited numbers please book early You can call the activity programme phone number: 07584487962 The leader will wait 15 minutes.


Activity Programme December 2013