Robert Louis Stevenson
In celebration of Robert Louis Stevenson day, here is one of his short poems called ‘Happy Thought’
“The world is so full of a number of things,
I’m sure we should be as happy as kings”
A local boy, Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh on November 13th 1850, he attended school and university in Edinburgh but after many adventurous travels abroad, died in Samoa in 1894.
His best known writings include: Treasure Island, the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Kidnapped and A Child’s Garden of Verses.
Another appropriate observation of his is that “There is no foreign land; it is the traveller only that is foreign”.
News from the school
‘Fingers crossed’ to our hard-working exam students busy preparing for their forthcoming exams. At the moment we have students about to take the IELTS and PET exams. We wish them all success over the next few weeks.
We continue to have a good range of nationalities in the school. Currently we have students from Hungary, Japan, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Thailand, the Czech Republic, Ukraine, Colombia, Brazil and the Middle East. All have the same goal – to improve their English language speaking and listening skills so they can interact easily with each other.
Words in the News
‘Poppy’, ‘silence’ and ‘cenotaph’ all reflect the acts of remembrance that take place throughout Scotland (and the rest of the UK) at this time of year. The 11th November is also know as Remembrance Day or Armistice Day.
Keep on studying English and let us have your snippets of news too.