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May 2019
WELCOME TO OUR MAY 2019 NEWSLETTER !

It's May already and we are gearing up and getting ready for the UK Summer holidays - let's hope it's a good Summer!   Not like last year!   Too much rain!   Floods!   Even hail sometimes!   Have you decided where you are going to go on holiday this year?   No?   Hmm .... I can't decide either, but I'll have to make my mind up soon!   I've got to make a holiday reservation!


Well done to all those of you who attended the "Best English" ESL Language Workshop held at our London offices last month!   We all had a great time over the two days and we hope you got plenty of new learning done!   We are going to hold another workshop again in August - I'll keep you posted very soon so that you can book.


How about you?   What's happening in your part of the world?   Write in and tell us - that will be good!
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THE MONTH OF MAY

Across the UK, May temperatures average a daily high of 16 degrees Celsius (60 degrees Fahrenheit) and a low of 7 °C (44 °F).

The best time to visit London is March through May, when the temperatures are mild and the city's parks are green and blooming with flowers.   However, late spring – along with summer – is also the prime tourist season, so hotel and flight prices reflect the tourist surge.

The mid-season is from April to May and early September to October.   September through October is a great time of year to get cheap plane tickets to London and it can be the best time to visit.   Off Season: The British take their vacations mainly in July and August, so the resorts are very crowded.

May is the fifth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and the third of seven months to have a length of 31 days.   May is a month of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and autumn in the Southern Hemisphere.

May is named after the Greek goddess, Maia, who is also identified with the Roman goddess of fertility, Bona Dea.

The Greek goddess Maia was one of the Pleiades, the companions of Artemis.   This Maia was the mother of Hermes, the messenger of the Gods.   But the Romans had yet another goddess named Maia, who just happened to share a name with the Greek goddess.

Hermes or Mercury was the Messenger God.   Hermes, whose Roman name was Mercury, was the messenger god, and the god of travellers.   He was said to dress as a shepherd, with wings on his feet and on his cap.   His father was Zeus, who coupled with Maia (before his marriage to Hera).

In May, spring is well under way with warm weather and some sunshine.   But you may still need a light coat and an umbrella in case of rain.   The UK schools break up for the Easter holidays, which last anywhere from 2 weeks to a month.

The Month of May in the United Kingdom


Getting Ready for the Summer

 
HERE ARE SOME PHOTOS TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA

Sitting in the May Sunshine - Tower Bridge London UK

May Half Term Holiday in the UK

May Half Term Holiday - in the Park

May Half Term Holiday - Headed for the Beach

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEVEL TEST COMPETITION RESULT

Much praise goes to all of those who took part in our special 'English Language Level Test' Competition last month.   Special congratulations are due to our winner (and there was only 1 winner this time) Mariana Santacreu from Argentina.   She was the only contestant to achieve a full score!   Well done to Mariana who gets 5,000 words edited and proofread for FREE!


Well, what can we say about this month?   How about this?



 GO AND HAVE A GO AT THIS GRAMMAR

PRS "BEST ENGLISH" GRAMMAR COMPETITION!

THE TOP 3 PLACES WILL ALL WIN A PRIZE!


GO TO THE "COMPETION TIME" PAGE FOR FULL DETAILS!


YOU CAN ENTER THE COMPETION FROM THERE


BEST OF LUCK WITH YOUR "COMPETITION TIME" GRAMMAR QUESTIONS!


Okay!  Got to go for now!   Have a fabulous May and we'll be back with some more exciting News for you at the beginning of June!

Take care and look after yourselves!

Be careful what you do ..................... and keep on writing, writing, writing!

Best wishes ............

Nancy News

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