Whats on this week

Are you a Lexis Noosa student looking for some awesome activities to partake in this week? Look no further because we have it sorted for you!

Poster Week 2

Welcome to our new students

Welcome to our 11 new students at Lexis Noosa!

Today we welcome Chiho, Ayako and Arisa from Japan, Atschalina, Lucie, Alina and Sabrina from Switzerland, Hyeryeong from Korea, Franziska from Austria, Jordan from France and last but not least Guilherme from Brazil.

We hope that you all enjoy your first day here at Lexis English and have the best time in beautiful sunny Noosa.

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YMCA – Activities

Wondering what the YMCA tour group have been up to? 

After an eventful morning learning English the YMCA tour group were ready to get to the beach. Their activity for the day was bodyboarding and they were so excited to learn how to do this because this was a very new activity for them.

The activity started with a safety talk just to explain how the ocean works and what they should expect in the water as it was quite a windy day.

safety talkWalk to the beach

After that it was time to get into the water! The students were a little bit nervous to start with but after the instructor pushed them into a few waves they were ready to catch them on their own.

What a beautiful afternoon to spend by the beach! 

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Cooking up a Storm

We found out that all the cooking class enjoy hot and spicy food!  This week we researched types of curry from around the world and we decided to make curry from India.  Using fresh locally grown ginger from Buderim and green beans from Gympie we made two types of curry with condiments.

Everyone found out how to make naan bread, which is a great alternative when you are travelling and camping as it’s quick and easy to make and you can leave to rise whilst you are driving along!

We had a great time talking about food, describing tastes and aromas and following and adapting the recipes we chose together!

 Now all that’s left to do is eat and enjoy!

Grammar Workshop: Reported Speech

Grammar Workshop

Lize told me that she really enjoys teaching reported speech. She insisted on me going to the weekly Grammar Workshop. She said that she always had a great group of keen students who wanted to improve their grammar skills.

The students reported that Lize is a phenomenal grammar teacher and that they thoroughly enjoy her grammar guidance every Thursday. They proclaimed that she always makes different grammar points easier to understand and put into practice. They regretted that the workshop wasn’t everyday.

If you are not confident in Grammar or feel that you simply want to fine tune grammar skills – make sure you go to the Grammar Workshops on Thursday in Room 5.

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.