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May News Round #9

Famous poetry: Fill in the blank

Tiger! Tiger! ______ bright

a) burning

b) shining

c) glowing

Name the British food

This week in history

  • 30th May 1989 – British singer Cliff Richard releases ‘The Best of Me’, his 100th single record
  • 31st May 1911 – The Titanic is launched at a ceremony in Belfast. A White Star Line employee declared that ‘not even God himself could sink this ship’

Previous Answers

  • Poetry quiz – c) joy
  • British Foods – Chelsea buns

May News Round #8

Famous poetry: Fill in the blank

A thing of beauty is a _____ forever

a) prize

b) reward

c) joy

Name the British food

This week in history

  • 28th May 1908 – Ian Fleming, author of the James Bond novels, is born
  • 29th May 1954 – Diane Leather becomes the first woman to run a mile in under 5 minutes, with a time of 4 mins 59.6 seconds

Previous Answers

  • Poetry quiz – b) count
  • British Foods – Welsh rarebit

May News Round #7

Famous poetry: Fill in the blank

How do I love thee? Let me ______ the ways

a) count

b) consider

c) contemplate

Name the British food

This week in history

  • 25th May 1961 – Coventry cathedral is consecrated, replacing the 14th century cathedral that was destroyed by German bombing in World War II
  • 26th May 1950 – Queues of UK drivers tear their ration books into confetti at the announcement of the end of petrol rationing

Previous Answers

  • Poetry quiz – b) forgive
  • British Foods – Eccles cake

May News Round #6

Famous poetry: Fill in the blank

To err is human; to ______, divine

a) forget

b) forgive

c) succeed

Name the British food

This week in history

  • 23rd May 1931 – The official opening of Whipsnade Zoo takes place
  • 24th May 2003 – Britain’s entry into the Eurovision Song Contest fails to score a single point

Previous Answers

  • Poetry quiz – b) bang
  • British Foods – Cumberland sausage