Activity Programme June 2013
PARTIES FRIDAY 7TH JUNE
BOOKS FOR SALE FRIDAY 14TH JUNE
Lessons are in a comfortable, friendly atmosphere, with experienced, professional and patient One-to-One teachers.
Elephant and Castle Underground Station
£8 WITH VOUCHER £5 EXTRA AFTER 12
FRIDAY 21TH JUNE
FRIDAY 28TH JUNE
Piccadilly Circus Underground Station £7 WITH VOUCHER £10 ON THE DOOR
Piccadilly Circus Underground Station £8 WITH Victoria Underground 10.30pm-3am VOUCHER Station
£15 ON THE DOOR
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
FREE BEFORE 12 £7AFTER WITH VOUCHER
MINISTRY OF SOUND
Essential Grammar in Use (+ CD-ROM and Answer key)
...WE OFFER ONE TO ONE TUITION.
English Grammar in Use (+ CD-ROM and Answer key)
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.
Longman Advanced Learner’s Grammar ( + Answer Key)
...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
WHAT IS GOING ON IN LONDON IN JUNE...
Go to: www.tfl.gov.uk/tickets/ and follow the instructions.
English Vocabulary (+ CD-ROM and Answer key) For levels D-E
THE VIEW FROM THE SHARD
The View is situated at the top of The Shard, at almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in London. For more information visit: www.theviewfromtheshard.com WIMBLEDON CHAMPIONSHIP
The Wimbledon Championships is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, and widely considered the most prestigious. For more information visit: www.wimbledon.com
For levels E-F
This year Kew’s summer festival highlights the extraordinary diversity of edible plants at the Royal Botanic Gardens. www.kew.org
For levels D-E
To have a look around please come up to 77 Gloucester Road and ask for Amanda, the One-to-One coordinator.
CAFE DE PARIS
For levels B-C
Longman Active Study Dictionary (+ CD-ROM)
Frances King is happy to announce its partnership with South Kensington Fitness First.
For levels B-D
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.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English (+ CD-ROM and mobile phone download) For levels D-F
Amazing discounts on attraction tickets. Available at reception!
THE ENGLISH BUS
BELGIUM A DAY IN BRUGES
CANTERBURY,WHITE CLIFFS & DOVER CASTLE
STONEHENGE, BATH AND SECRET PLACES
ISLE OF WIGHT BY COACH
WINDSOR, STONEHENGE & SALISBURY
OXFORD, STRATFORD AND COTSWOLDS VILLAGES
£64 £59 £54
INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS LIL ADVENTURES TOUR
EDINBURGH & LOCH NESS 3 DAYS
OXFORD, COTSWOLDS, BATH, From LACOCK & STONEHENGE 2 DAYS
GO TO WWW.INTERNATIONALFRIENDS.CO.UK TO FIND OUT ABOUT
PARIS TOUR- 3 DAYS
AMSTERDAM & BRUGES COACH- 3 DAYS HORSE RIDING IN WALES- 2 DAYS WALES COAST & MOUNTAINS- 2 DAYS
BRIXTON VILLAGE AND WINDMILL
TROOPING THE COLOUR
LIGHTS, CAMERA, LONDON!
Saturday 8th June
Wednesday 12th June
Saturday 18th June
Saturday 18th June
Built in 1816, Brixton Windmill reopened to the public in 2011, after restoration. There are potential dangers to visiting the site, including steep ladders, low beams and heavy machinery. It's also a small space, so the number of visitors at any one time is restricted.
When we went there in April everyone had a good time! The food has some similarities to Turkish and Middle Eastern food and is delicious. You can take your own wine!
This celebrates the Queen’s Official Birthday, held in June when the weather is nicer (maybe). Her real birthday is in February! There will also be a RAF fly-past.
London has been the setting and often the star - of films for over 100 years. The new London Film Museum in Covent Garden provides an outstanding location, displaying highlights of London’s screen history, and its vibrant present.
MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
HARRY POTTER WALK
Wednesday 19th June
Join us as we trace the footsteps of the young wizard around the more mysterious streets of old London town!
Tuesday 25th June
A great chance to see one of Shakespeare’s most famous comedies. It’s on at The Globe Theatre - a replica of the 17th Century theatre which was near this site on the south bank of The River Thames.
GLOSSARY steep (adj) rising sharply; beam (n) a thick piece of wood supporting a roof: restricted (adj) limited; RAF (n) Royal Air Force; fly-past (n) a ceremonial flight of military planes; self-portrait (n) a painting by an artist of himself/herself; replica (n) an exact copy
City of London Walk
Chelsea Physic Garden
The City of London has great history and architecture. We start at Monument and end up at St Paul’s Cathedral. Meet the FK Leader inside Monument Underground station at 3.30pm.
London’s first botanic garden, founded in 1673 to train apprentices in identifying plants, has subsequently become one of the most important centres of botany in the world. Meet the FK Leader outside 77 Gloucester Road at 3.15pm. Free event £6 admission.
See where famous pop and rock stars have left their mark on London. The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Lady Gaga - all have a place in the capital’s music history. Meet the FK Leader downstairs, inside Bond Street Underground station (near the ticket machines) at 3.30pm. Free event
River Walk Westminster
Take our guided walk along the South Bank of the River Thames and see some of the best views that London has to offer. Meet the FK Leader inside Embankment Underground station at 3.30pm. Free event
Harry Potter Walk
Join us as we trace the footsteps of the young wizard around the more mysterious streets of old London town! Meet the FK wizard leader inside Temple Underground station at 3.30pm. Free event
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 4 Wetherby Gardens at 3.15pm Free event
Lights, Camera, London!
The new London Film Museum in Covent Garden provides an outstanding location, displaying highlights of London’s screen history, and its vibrant present. Meet the FK Leader inside Temple Underground Station at 3.30pm. Free event
in the open air
Brompton Cemetery Walk
Writing Skills Workshop
Take a guided walk through the atmospheric cemetery which is famous for its Gothic monuments and is often used for film sets and photo shoots. Meet the FK Leader at 4 Wetherby Gardens at 3.15pm.
Improve your writing by learning a few tips on how to communicate better. Now including Q and A session so you can ask all the questions you ever wanted to ask about writing! Meet the FK Leader in room 16 at 4 Wetherby Gardens at 3.15pm. Free event Free event
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?’’ Bring your own wine/beer. Meet the FK Leader outside 77 Gloucester Road at 6.30pm. £12 approx.
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!
Fish and Chips
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 Buy tickets at Reception. the ticket machines) at 6.30pm. £12 approx Yard tickets, only £5!
“The course of true love never did run smooth” Come and see Shakespeare’s comedy ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ a few days after Midsummer Day!
Join us as we head to the park and play a friendly game of football. All levels and all students are welcome. Meet the FK Leader outside FK 77 Gloucester Road at 3.15pm
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. Sorry, over 18s only. Bring drinks money
Come and find out how to write a good CV in English - it could help you to find a job! Meet the FK Leader in the Study Centre at 4 Wetherby Gardens at 3.15pm.
This truly iconic building houses a vast collection of art you will have seen in many guide books: the Rossetta Stone, and Canova’s ‘The Three Graces’ to name but two. Meet the FK Leader outside Russell Square Underground Station at Free admission Free event 3.30pm.
Leighton House & Holland Park
Visit the beautiful 19th Century house of Victorian artist Lord Leighton with its Arab Hall, gilded ceilings and domed studio. Afterwards, take a walk in lovely Holland Park. Meet the FK Leader outside 77 Gloucester Road at 3.15pm £3 Entrance
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
The National Gallery houses some priceless treasures, from Byzantium triptychs to Monet’s impressionist daubs. Join a guided tour and learn the secrets of the great masters. Meet your FK Leader at Embankment Underground station at 3.30pm. Free event Bring drinks money.
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. Over 18s only. Good bar food.
BOOK ACTIVITIES AT RECEPTION!
Friday Football in the Park
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 reception
Brixton Village & Windmill
See what all the fuss is about! Brixton Village is the best new place to relax, eat and shop. Also, we will visit a working Windmill! Meet the FK Leader inside Brixton Underground Station at 11.00am. Free event Sat
Trooping The Colour
Trooping the Colour is a yearly happening that takes place on Horse Guards Parade marking The Queen's official birthday. The Queen carries out a check of the troops from the Household Division. Meet the FK Leader inside Embankment Underground station at 10.00am. Free event Sat
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 Sat
Brighton Day Trip
Visit the Lanes, the medieval fishing quarter and enjoy a walk around the oldest seaside resort in Europe. Meet the FK Leaders inside Victoria Train Station, in front of the giant TV screen, near platform 13, at 10am. £12.50- £15.
If you are running late, or can't find the leader, you can call the activity programme mobile phone number: 07584487962. The leader will wait 15 minutes.
Activity Programme Frances King June 2013