History, culture, nature and learning English all combined

Where to begin? The wonderful thing about learning English in the Homestay way is that you are totally immersed in the culture of the country where you are staying. If you come to Scotland, and to Alyth in particular, you are definitely coming to a little town, rich in history and culture, bursting with creativity artistic, active and historical and you will certainly be bowled over by the warm welcome which will be waiting for you. Just have a look at what was happening last weekend from 26 to 28 May.
If you’re interested in Scottish history then you would have seen the infamous Robert the Bruce, former King of Scotland, preaching in the square and speaking aloud in the streets to anyone who was willing to listen. You could have even spoken to him and compared how your standard English language from classes compares to 14th century language. If you fancied a bit of a fright then perhaps the outdoor theatre in “the Auld Arches” the last remains of the old church which stood on that site, would have been the venue for you. There is no better way to practise you English listening skills than to hear street theatre at its best.
Of course, if you are more artistically creative, then practise your speaking skills by visiting the various venues around the town where you could admire, or even buy, some ceramics or fine art from the local artisans.
An attribute you’d never expect to find in a rural village in the heart of Scotland is a garage which specialises in classic and vintage cars. So on display were ten superb old vehicles from Daimlers to Bentleys, Aston Martins and Rolls Royces. Can you imagine anything more classically English? http://activeenglish.org.uk/

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