Lexis Love Is In The Air…

Lexis Noosa students Joonho from Korea and Melissa from Switzerland met at school eight months ago.

They took a liking to each other and in a short space of time their friendship quickly grew into love. When it was time for Melissa to complete her course and travel around Australia, she did so with much dismay as she did not want to leave her gorgeous man behind. Joonho encouraged Melissa to experience Australia and assured her that he would be right here waiting upon her return. It didn’t take Melissa long before she made the choice to return to Noosa to be with Joonho. They both had their hesitations about being together as they are both from different countries. However they made the choice to let their love flourish and take a chance to see where life as a couple will take them. The first step taken was Joonho leading Melissa to Noosa Main Beach at the front of Bistro C where her proposed in the moonlight. She gladly accepted and they celebrated with a holiday in Western Australia before Melissa returned back to Switzerland. Stay tuned for the next chapter of this beautiful Lexis love…

Dionne’s Aussie Slang

Australia is rich with colourful ‘slang’ words. It’s part of the Australian vocab and testifies to the laid-back, happy-go-lucky Aussie lifestyle.

Lord or Lady Muck: used to refer to someone who THINKS or ACTS as though they are the king or queen and better than everyone else.

‘Snooki acts as though she’s Lady Muck! Who does she think she is?’

Lexis Photo Competition Finalists Announced

Congratulations to Lexis Noosa students Paula and Clement who are in the Lexis English photo competition national finals! Please Click here and ‘like’ their pictures by this Friday so they can win $500 worth of travel around Australia! Go Noosa!

CPE Brain Teaser for this week

Gobbledigook …that’s what we left you with last week

It is any text where the listener/reader cannot catch the meaning; especially when dealing with technical language but also when handling pompous or incomprehensible jargon.

This weeks word is Bamboozle

which is how the class felt when they learnt Gobbledigook.  Do you know what it means??? We all feel this way when our Spanish classmate Paula speaks a little too fast for us!!

Gobbledigook

Jobs Available

Wait Staff
Noosa Heads
RACV Resort
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Receptionist
Hervey Bay
Great Sandy Straights Resort
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Food + Beverage Attendants
Northern Territory
Ayers Rock Resort
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Retail Shop Assistant
Tewantin
Bakery
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the best websites to search for jobs are:
www.seek.com.au
www.mycareer.com
www.jobsearch.com.au
www.careerone.com.au

good luck! 🙂

Lexis Photo Competition Entries Close Friday Midday!

Great effort Lexis English students!  All the photos look amazing! We can’t wait to see who the finalists are! You better show some love to the Lexis Academic Staff on Friday afternoon… they are choosing the finalists from each school! Here are a few entries from Lexis Noosa students. It’s not too late to enter click here and upload your photo for a chance to win $500 worth of travel!

After School Fun

Students chose not to play beach soccer this afternoon and opted for some relaxation at school instead!

It was a lazy afternoon at Lexis Noosa. Some students chose to catch up on study, some decided to sit back and watch a movie, whilst others organised their own table tennis competition. Congratulations to Manuel who beat 11 other students at table tennis to win a surf lesson thanks to Lexis English and Noosa Learn to Surf.

CPE Brain Teaser for this week

Last week we left you with

the word behold...

and the expression “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” 

Behold means to have in sight; to see clearly; to look at; to regard with the eyes or to direct the eyes or fix them upon an object.

With reference to the expression…as we all know…. beauty is highly subjective.This means that something or someone is beautiful depending on the individual taste of the person who is doing the viewing.

This week we have the word …Gobbledigook….from Lina (see picture below)

.A very useful word for the CPE classroom!!!! What do you think it means????

Volleyball Heats Up

Lexis Noosa students hung out at the Nomads Noosa sand volleyball court this afternoon.

The sand was hot and kept the players on their toes but that didn’t stop them from playing a friendly few games of volleyball. Congratulations to the Corinthians who won the best out of three tournament on won themselves a liquorland gift card.

Jobs Available

If you would like to work in a bar, club or any other job serving alcohol, you will require an RSA (responsible service of alcohol) certificate. You can do the certificate online and claim the cost at tax time. Click here to find out more.

Wait Staff
Noosa Heads
Hogs Breath Cafe
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Barista
Noosa Civic
Jamaica Blue
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Bar Manager
Noosa Heads
Halse Lodge
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Cook
Noosa Junction
Organic Cafe
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Another Outstanding IELTS Result

Anjali says, “IELTS 7 for speaking and an overall score of 6.5. Congratulations Max!”

IELTS teacher Anjali Sheppard

 

 

The December 2011/January 2012  IELTS cohort have had very pleasing results with no score less than a 6. We are very proud of the students for working hard and achieving their goals.

Lexis Noosa Kicks A Goal – (to be modest… several goals)!

Lexis Noosa and Lexis Sunshine Coast came head to head in a game of futsal at Noosa Leisure Centre yesterday afternoon.

It was shirts off and game on for our Lexis Noosa team as the whistle blew for the first half of the game. Lexis Sunshine Coast kicked the first goal after 5 minutes and cheers were roaring from the massive Sunshine Coast supporters who travelled an hour in a bus to watch their team. It was not long after that Noosa started to show their superb futsul skills and kicked goal after goal. Half time saw Noosa on 7 and Sunshine Coast on 2. There was still hope for Sunshine Coast to catch up as the Saudi boys finally turned up to play! 

The last half included some in/unintentional trips, slams, bumps, hot heads and amazing saves by both goal keepers. Sunshine Coast won with the show of supporters but Noosa won the game! The final score was Noosa 10 and Sunshine Coast 3. The afterparty took place overlooking the gorgeous Noosa River at Noosa Yacht Club with some jugs of beer provided courtesy of Lexis English. Congratulations to our Lexis Noosa Futsul Team… we are so proud of you!

Love Is In The Air At Lexis English…

The students celebrated Valentines Day with a party and postcards!

Students and staff expressed their love to each other by writing postcards and placing them in the love box for delivery to each classroom. After the postcards were handed out it was time for some food, drink and lots of kisses! Love was in the air and kisses were seen everywhere!

CPE Brain Teaser for the week

 

So…have you ever been flabbergasted?  That was last weeks word.

It means to be overcome with astonishment, astounded, thunderstruck, struck dumb.

This week we have come across words with the prefix “be” …for example ….behold...such as in the phrase…“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”

Do you know what the word and phrase mean?  Can you use the word in other sentences?

Simone is a member of our CPE class and she is extending her vocabulary with words from our weekly Blog.

Lexis English Byron Bay Getaway

Lexis English students from Noosa, Sunshine Coast and Brisbane headed to Byron Bay for some relaxation… and partying!

The weekend began with some drinks at Aquarius Backpackers beer garden before students hit the town till 4am. On Saturday some students relaxed on the beach, some hiked to the lighthouse and some went with Scott from Beach Bum to visit Nimbin, rainforests, waterfalls and the candle factory. Saturday night was party night again till 4am then recovery Sunday with a quick shopping trip to a surf factory outlet and a zorb ride in-between. Sounds like a great little weekend!

Jobs Available

Don’t forget to check online each day for new jobs! The best websites to search are seek.com and careerone.com. Good luck!

 

Barista
Noosa Civic
Jamaica Blue
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Wait staff, Kitchen Hands, Chef
Noosa Heads
Noosa South Pacific Resort
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Receptionist
Noosa Area
Noosa Caravan Park
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Nanny / Mum Assistant
Sunshine Beach
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Take Away Assistant
Noosa Area
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Minute To Win It!

Students put their logic to the test today to beat the 60 second challenge!

Teams of two had a minute to complete a game for the chance to win a $60 gift card and a Learn to Surf Lesson. The first game was to blow all the cups over with only air from a balloon, the next task was to get as many marbles into a plate using only chopsticks, the deciding task for the final was to get an entire roll of toilet paper wrapped around their hand. All but two teams didn’t make the cut so the decider was the tissue challenge. Teams had one minute to take out 200 tissues from a box one by one taking turns. With 5 seconds to go both teams still had quite a few tissues left. They gave all the effort they had but unfortunately none of the teams completed the task in a minute. It was decided that the prize would be split between both teams which made them very happy. Congratulations to Andy, Lincoln, Jason and Rooey… you are all winners!

Dino Gets Indigenous

It’s great to see Lexis English students so passionate about our Australian and Indigenous culture. After participating in our Didgeridoo workshop, Dino loved playing so much that he bought his own Didg! We were privileged to hear him test out his new instrument in the courtyard after school.

Lexis Table Tennis Tournament

When it comes to table tennis at Lexis English Noosa… it’s game on!

Seeing as the boys practice every break and after school, the games were fast, intense and professional. Everyone had game and anyone could have been the winner. What was surprising was that the winner, Steve, was a new student who only started Lexis English Noosa that day! The other students were very impressed with our new student and I think he was very impressed with himself. Congratulations Steve!

CPE Brain Teaser for the week

Last week we left you with the following:

It was staggeringly expensive at the restaurant so we staggered home and continued the party there. However when my parents arrived and found us they were staggered by our behaviour and suggested we call off the stag party immediately. What do all the different stag” words mean?????

staggeringly expensive: shocking and surprisingly expensive

staggered home: to move or stand unsteadily

staggered by: to be stunned or astounded

stag party: a party held for a bachelor (usually on the night before he is married)

This week we have the word flabbergasted. Find out what it means

Angela from Switzerland came across this in her reading yesterday.

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Jobs Available

If you are looking for work and have not attended Phil’s Job Workshop then sign up on the notice board today! Phil the work guru has assisted many students in successfully finding work.

Console Operator
Noosa Heads
Woolworths Petrol
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Casual Staff
Noosa Civic + Tewantin
Subway
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Food + Beverage Attendants
Coolum Beach
Hyatt Regency Coolum
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Cook
Noosaville
Red on Thomas
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Wait Person
Noosaville
Gusto Restaurant
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Shop Assistant
Noosa Heads
Newsagency
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Thursday Lexis English Noosa Student Night @ KBs

Students study hard all week so we give them one night to play hard!

Everything Thursday is the student’s special night to relax and have fun and KBs Bar Noosa is the perfect place! It a chance for students to meet each other, locals and backpackers who are travelling around Australia. Students get VIP treatment and free beer on arrival at 8.30pm. There is also travel prizes to win and games to play. Students have won skydiving, Fraser Island tours, surfing lessons, Noosa Everglades tours, Surfing holidays on the Gold Coast and much more. See you next Thursday for another awesome night!