New Student – Lexis Noosa

Lexis English Noosa would like to introduce our new student starting today from Taiwan, Yo Chao. Welcome to the Noosa and we hope that you enjoy you stay here with us. If you see Yo Chao around the school please stop and say hello  and make him feel welcome.

22.5.17

Kayaking

Friday afternoon 30 lucky Lexis Noosa students Kayaked their way into the long weekend! It was such a perfect activity to do on a beautiful sunny afternoon. The students got the hang of it after a while but it was hilarious to hear them all complaining because of how sore their arms were all afternoon!

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!

Glowing New Faces

Like to say a big welcome to Viviane, Chantal, Rina, Mao, Yuna, Saki and Fabienne who started at Lexis English Noosa on Monday 22nd August. Hope you had a wonderful first day!!

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What Friendship Means to Meshal

A free writing task was given to students in the SANG workshop. Each student had absolute free reign on what they could write about. This piece of writing by Meshal who is in Pre-Intermediate was incredibly touching and heartfelt. I think studying abroad sometimes makes you appreciate and reflect on what friendship is and how important it is in our lives both when we are at home in our countries as well as whilst being a student or travelling internationally. I hope you enjoy reading this as much as we did. May you always be surrounded by good friends. And thank you for sharing your thoughts Meshal.

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“Friendship is of small worth in its size but big in its meaning. It’s a great relationship between two people. It’s one soul in two bodies. One can’t live alone in this life, we need a friend who supports and helps us. But what is a real friend? A real friend is the one who is with you when you are alone. They are the one who accepts your apologies and forgives you. They are the one you can contact at 4am and they will be interested in what you have to say. They help you to be a better person and feel happy for you when you are successful. Therefore you must select your friends carefully in order to live happily all your life. Finally, we can’t pick our family but we can pick our friends. Our friends reflect the choices we make in life.”

By Meshal