Rainy Friday: A Poem.

When the rain comes down
On this little town
Students open their books
And give them a look
Notes displayed and pens at the ready
All this knowledge can get kind of heady
Fluency and skills are what they yearn,
So Lexis is the place where they come to learn
And when 12:15 arrives at the end of the week
The students close their books and begin to speak
“Lets go to a bar, lets go have a drink!,
Rolling Rock? Sogos? What do you think?”
No matter the answer, teachers and students all have to say,
“Who cares about the rain, thank god its Friday!”

Rainy Friday

Discounted Surfing Photos for all Lexis Students

Surfshots are offering discounted pricing on professional surf photos for all Lexis English students. If you are taking surf lessons at any of the surf schools (or just surfing on your own), you can take advantage of these discounted rates! Ideally they need a days notice, but can occasionally fit in last minute bookings on the same day. If you are interested contact Dave at Surfshots – you can call, text, email or message him on facebook and instagram!

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Sarcasm and Cambridge Advanced

Sarcasm, (noun) The use of irony to mock or convey contempt. Synonyms include: mockery, ridicule, satire, irony, scorn, sneering, scoffing and taunting.

Firstly, read the following:

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The story behind this extraordinarily brilliant piece of sarcastic writing from Cambridge Advanced student Martin is as follows:

Once upon a time, in the land of Lexis Noosa, the Cambridge Advanced teachers asked their students to submit their weekly writing portfolio by email via reception.  Our beautiful student support officer, Mya, became increasingly frustrated with emails appearing without any explanation of who was sending, why they were sending the email and what to do with it. As per photo below:

Mya, letting Martin know of her displeasure

Mya, letting Martin know of her displeasure

So Martin; being a superior student, composed the email above. 🙂 Brilliant!

Paddle in Pink!

We would like to invite all students to the Paddle in Pink event –  a fundraiser for the National Breast Cancer Foundation on 30th August 2015. Paddle in Pink is like a fun run on the water starting from Boardwalk Boats at the Noosa Sheraton Jetty. Participants complete one lap of Noosa Sound in anything that can be paddled or rowed, in their best pink attire! Come and show your support in your best pink outfit!

They are also looking for volunteers to help out on the day – if you are interested, contact details are below:

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BBQ Time!

You can’t get much more Australian than a BBQ on a Friday afternoon!

HUGE thanks to the chefs, Pedro and Chary – without them we’d have been eating ‘char grilled’ (burnt!) sausages!

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So you think you can cook!

Yesterday’s activity was a blast, with students given a range of ingredients to cook up a storm and that they did!

We ended up with a very unique ‘stir-fry fried rice’ by Eric and his many assistants (who knew Eric was a cook?!). And a spotlessly clean kitchen afterwards.

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Don’t forget – next Wednesday’s activity is water colour painting with Phil!!