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.
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.
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!