Today was a big day at Global Village, there were parties being held by classes as they farewelled classmates who are moving on to travel or return home.
Daichi pictured below was loved by his classmates and will be surely missed by his teachers and peers.
Today is also the party for Laura from Switzerland who will be turning 18 over the weekend. Happy Birthday Laura from all the staff and students at Global Village Noosa. We hope you really enjoy your party and weekend.
Currently we have two couples that have come to beautiful Noosa to study English together. They are wanting to improve their opportunities in life and to enjoy learning at such a great place. In actual fact both couples are from Brazil.
The IELTS class were treated to a Balinese dance performance today by one of their classmates.
Rai Adnyani Gusti has been dancing in Bali since she was 8 years old. She has won many competitions and performed in Australia. The IELTS students became dance students after Rai’s performace and discovered how difficult Balinese dancing is to learn.
I hope you found the previous tips on Speaking and Listening useful and have put them to good use.
This is part two where I’ll concentrate on Reading and Writing.
Reading: As with listening, it’s a good idea to find the answers to: ‘who, ‘what’, ‘when’, ‘where’, ‘how’ and ‘why’. Take notes.
Skim the text to get the main idea before you read it slower the second time for specific information.
Look for signal words that may show contrasting ideas or explanations and pay attention to pronouns as they often refer to the subject of the text.
When reading the newspaper or magazine articles look at the headlines and photos to try and guess what the article will be about. Use any prior knowledge you may already know about the topic, it will certainly make things easier for you.
Don’t worry about the words you don’t understand, try to guess so that you don’t stop reading every so often. Break the word down and see if it is derived from another. Look at its function; is it a verb, a noun, an adverb or an adjective? Finally, look up the words you don’t know when you have finished reading and see if you were correct. It’s a great way to learn vocabulary and it will build your confidence.
Most importantly find something that interests you to read, it’s the best way to keep reading. It doesn’t have to be educational; it could be based on a hobby or general interest.
On Thursday night students and staff from Global Village Noosa enjoyed some drinks and partying at the famous KB’s Bar. Here are some pictures of the evening.
Today students at Global Village Noosa were suprised with a visit from two Easter Bunnies. Chocolate Easter Eggs for all and just in time before the Easter holidays.
Global Village Noosa receptionist Cindy and Director of Studies Becky hopped into classes today spreading the Easter Joy. They gave Easter Eggs to students while they finished their studies and exams this morning.
Students at Global Village welcomed the Easter Break with some Volley Ball and Sunshine yesterday afternoon.
Today was also the last day for student Thais Sales from Brazil, she is moving to our Global Village College in Brisbane. We hope you continue to really enjoy your study here in Australia.
From all the staff at Global Village Noosa we wish you a happy and safe Easter. We will see you all back in school on Wednesday next week.
THIS WEEK’S TRIBAL TRAVEL SPECIAL
For this week only Tribal Travel are giving all students a FREE 3 day 2 night tour along the Noosa Everglades, when you spend over $100.
This trip will appeal to those wanting a brief change from city life, a chance to experience a beautiful and pristine Australian nature setting first hand, and the freedom to explore by canoe and on foot, while following a recommended itinerary to keep the days active, full and interesting.
Tarina street student house available from 30th April!
22 Tarina Street, Noosa Heads (within walking distance / close to college, beach).
Small single Room at $130.00 per week
Available from 30th April 2011 on-wards