Super Mum!

Karen Terzi

We have a super mum on our hands here at Lexis Noosa!

Karen and Akira are from Geneva, Switzerland and are over here in Australia for 3 months with the rest of their family Dad, little sister and baby brother.

Karen is on maternity leave and both she and Akira want to take the opportunity to learn and improve their English. After their month at Lexis, the whole family will travel up to cairns to see the Great Barrier Reef, stopping at Fraser Island and Agnes Waters along the way. Then they will fly to Uluru to experience the Australian Outback before returning to Noosa for another few weeks holiday.

Akira is currently having private tuition with our wonderful teacher Emily and Karen is currently in our Upper – Intermediate Class with our amazing teacher Doug. We hope you have a wonderful time in Australia and learn heaps of English!!

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Here is Akira with his private teacher Emily and super mum Karen from Upper-Intermediate B.

Option Class – Cooking

Time for Tea

The afternoon options class chose to make High Tea this week.  Students planned their menu of one savoury and one desert all in tiny portions as each morsel should be no more than two bites!  Traditional triangle sandwiches (no crusts) of egg mayonnaise were complemented by more modern takes on the traditional with cream cheese and fig and a further choice of ricotta cheese with pesto.  The Banoffee Fingers were demolished and the Scones with cream and strawberries disappeared fast.  Mini Pavlovas made an appearance topped with fresh vanilla cream and fruit and the Cream Puff Slices looked dainty and were beautifully presented dusted with icing sugar.

Each group researched their recipes and made a shopping list ready for the grand afternoon.  It was a sophisticated alternative to lunch and dinner.  Students tried Earl Grey tea and the treats were served on a tiered cake stand.  The only question that remained was “Who shall be mother?”  It is custom for the lady of the house to pour tea for her guests and the saying comes from times when tea was a luxury item and the lady of the house kept the key for the caddy.  She would mix green and black tea leaves to the liking of the household and the leave the tea to brew in hot water before pouring out into china cups.

“I say it was all rather delicious ma’am!”

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Conversation Club

Our Noosa students are always enjoying our academic activity, conversation club!This activity is great for the students to mingle and get to know each other while speaking English as their main priority. And best of all they get to snack on some yummy Australian foods during the activity.

Uno & Jenga are our favourite games to play and they are also a great conversation starter for the students!

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Welcome New Students

We love seeing new faces at Lexis Noosa every Monday. So a very warm welcome to our new students this week!

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Flight 2-17

Welcome to our new Saudi Arabian Military National Guard Officers! Such a pleasure to have you boys at our school. Good luck with your studies and we hope that you all enjoy your stay here in Noosa.

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We are so happy to welcome Lucas from Brazil, Romain from Switzerland, Byeori from Korea and last but not least Kohji, Asako & Ayumi from Japan!

 So nice to meet you all and we can’t wait to get to know you while you are studying here at Lexis Noosa.

Meet the Neighbours

The writing class did their closing task using many of the skills they had practised over the 3 weeks of the option class.  The task was to find a neighbour close to Lexis and to write questions and interview them about their life in Noosa.

Students composed questions based on an article we read in Backstory Magazine.  Each students composed a question and we all agreed on five common questions to ask our neighbours.  We visited our neighbours and recorded the interview.  We then transcribed the interview.

Hana

Carolina works in the Travel Agent next to Lexis.  Many students book trips with her and use her services on a regular basis.

Hana: Why have you chosen to live in Noosa?

Carolina: The weather is always nice and it is a quiet place.

Hana: What do you love about Noosa?

Carolina: I love the beaches.  I recommend you visit Sunshine Beach.

Hana: What do you think is the most important local issue in Noosa?

Carolina: I can’t think of anything right now!

Hana: Do you think Noosa gets enough attention from local  government?

Carolina: Yes, I think so.

Hana: What’s the best place in Noosa?

Carolina:  I think Sunshine Beach is a good location to live and work.

Awad

Shalini owns Mystery Spice restaurant with her husband who is a chef.  Many students enjoy food from their restaurant.

Awadh: Why have you chosen to live in Noosa?

Shalini:  I love the lifestyle, even when you are working it is still relaxing.

Awadh: What do you love about Noosa?

Shalini: It is the relaxing lifestyle again!

Awadh: What do you think is the most important local issue in Noosa?

Shalini: The work is a problem there is not enough work for young people.  My son wants to be an engineer so he will have to go away to study.

Awadh: Do you think Noosa gets enough attention from local  government?

Shalini: Yes, I think they are good.

Awadh: What’s the best place in Noosa?

Shalini: Noosa Junction! It’s where the locals go!

 

Nick works at Frank’s Gym in Noosa Junction.  It’s Noosa’s original gym and students can walk to the gym from school to exercise.

Khalid:  Why have you chosen to live in Noosa?

Nick: Surfing and the sunshine!

Khalid: What do you love about Noosa?

Nick: I love the people!

Khalid: What do you think is important in Noosa?

Nick: The sense of community and the way people help each other

Khalid: Do you think Noosa gets enough attention from local  government?

Nick: The Noosa Council is good they listen to you.

Khalid: What’s the best place in Noosa?

Nick: Frank’s Gym of course!

Delicious Dip Competition

The Cooking Club have been busy in the kitchen. Maria set them the challenge to make the most delicious dip and we were graced with three scrumptious dips that didn’t only taste good but looked fantastic!!!! They were all so yummy that I’m not sure if a winner was chosen.