Ben’s Grammar Tip of the Week

Did you know that we have two types of verbs? State and Active.

 

State verbs are verbs that cannot be found in continuous form.

Active verbs are verbs that can be found in continuous form and simple forms.

How do we know if it is an active or state verb? Quite simply; active verbs are verbs that you can control. You can choose when you start and stop.

TALK “I can choose when I talk and when I stop”.

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LOVE = Is a state verb, it is now and forever.

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If you love Japanese food, is it possible to hate it? No, of course not, it is a state verb!

 

So remember, when you use a verb check to see if you can control it!

Do not use state verbs in continuous grammar structures.

-Present Continuous

– Past Continuous

-Present Perfect Continuous.

-Future Continuous

Teacher’s BIO

Presenting Emma…

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TEACHER’S BIO

  • LANGUAGES YOU SPEAK?

Only English! And a tiny bit of Spanish…

  • I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE…?

A travel writer or photographer.

  • WHEN YOU ARE IN BRISBANE, DON’T MISS OUT….

On the nearby beaches and delicious restaurants in Southbank.

  • BRISBANE BEST KEPT SECRET IS…

There are so many beautiful hiking trails in Brisbane’s surrounding suburbs.

  • I’LL BET YOU DIDN’T KNOW…

I used to live in Thailand.

  • WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE THING TO DO?

I love going to the cinema and going to restaurants with friends and family. I also love relaxing at home with a good book.

  • HAVE YOU EVER LIVED IN ANOTHER COUNTRY?

Just Thailand.

  • WHAT IS YOUR DREAM HOLIDAY DESTINATION?

Anywhere in Central/ South America or Europe… I’d also love to travel through Africa. I love travelling to any new place really haha.

  • WHY DID YOU BECOME A TEACHER?

Originally I became an English teacher because of the great opportunities to work abroad. I fell in love with the job and now I love getting to know people from other countries and helping them to achieve their language goals! I honestly think I have one of the best jobs in the world.

  • WHAT IS YOUR ENGLISH LEARNING TIP?

Practice your skills outside of the classroom. Whether your talking to native English speakers, reading an English book or watching English movies, it all helps!

Wanna see a Whale? … or Maybe Stradbroke Island escape? or WHY not both 💚

Backpackers World Travel presents:

 

  • SPECIAL – The Whales are back!!! $69 (usually $ 99) Saturday 21st of July

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2.5-3hr Whale Watching Cruise from Gold Coast. No transport from Brisbane included.

 

  • Stradbroke Island Day Trip $129 (down from $149) Sunday 22nd of July

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See Kangaroos, Koalas, Goannas, Dolphins & more!

INCLUDES: Return transport from Brisbane, ferry, lunch, guided National park and beach walk and more.

 

FOR MORE INFO VISIT:

Backpackers World Travel

Travel Agents

5/131 Elizabeth St · (07) 3211 8900

JOBS IN BRISBANE

Today is all about jobs. Every Tuesday at 2pm in room 2 & 4:30pm in room 4 our dedicated teachers host Job Workshop to help you write an effective and successful Resume.

This weeks topic at job workshop is: Job Search, Job Ads & Job Types

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I have searched Seek and Indeed to find jobs in Brisbane for our students. Please see below and click on the link to apply for the job that best suits you 🙂

JOBS IN BRISBANE 

 

Casual Dish Hand in Carina

A retail shop in Carina is seeking a casual Dish Hand (up to 20 hours per week) to join our team.
To be considered for this role you should:

  • Be available at both days at weekends
  • Have at least 1 year of experience as a Dish Hand
  • Have Australian work rights

Apply: https://jobs.joralocal.com.au/position/rygTn5FQm/details?tracking=seek

 

Casual Cleaner in Hawthorne

A business in Hawthorne is seeking a casual Cleaner (up to 5 hours per week) to join our team.
To be considered for this role you should:

  • Have at least 2 years of experience as a Cleaner
  • Have Australian work rights

Apply: https://jobs.joralocal.com.au/position/HJAqFxNXQ/details?tracking=seek

 

Food/Beverage Attendants & Bar Staff- Immediate Start

We are currently looking for talented and passionate Food & Beverage Attendants- Bar tenders and quality baristas that are interested working on a casual basis. This is an exciting opportunity to further your career and join a creative, pro-active and focused team of hospitality professionals.

The conference & event facilities are one of the leading Food & Beverage Operations within inner Brisbane; they accommodate small & large meetings throughout numerous conference rooms or large opulent weddings.

Reporting to the Food and Beverage Managers and with endless career opportunities, this role is ideal for candidates that have hospitality or customer service background that are ready to take the next step in their career.

Apply: https://www.seek.com.au/job-apply/36716586

Casual Barista In Newstead

A restaurant in Newstead is seeking a casual Barista (up to 25 hours per week) to join our team.

To be considered for this role you should:

  • Be available at least 1 day at weekends
  • Have at least 2 years of experience as a Barista
  • Have Australian work rights

Apply:  https://jobs.joralocal.com.au/position/HkjP7jSXX/details?tracking=seek

 

Bartenders & Wait staff- Jade Budda, Eagle Street

Jade Buddha Bar and Kitchen is looking for waitresses and bartenders to join our team. They must be hard working and well presented.

Full time positions are available, weekend availability is a MUST. Unfortunately, due to high volume of resumes only successful applicants will be contacted via email. Please send resume with current photo of your self-attached. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

Apply: https://www.seek.com.au/job-apply/36696520 or alternatively apply in person during office hours to Jade Buddha, 14/1 Eagle Street, Brisbane, QLD 4001

 

Industrial Cleaners- Night Shift

Extrastaff are currently seeking cleaners, for an on-going night shift role, with a well-known food manufacturing company, based in Wacol, QLD.

Successful applicants will be available to work NIGHT SHIFT, 5 days a week (Monday-Friday)

 To Be Successful, applicants will need to possess the following:

  • Prior experience in the cleaning industry a must – preferably industrial cleaning
  • Prior experience using various chemicals & cleaning safety gear
  • MUSTbe available to work night shift – MON-FRI
  • Able to pass a Drug & Alcohol assessment
  • Able to pass a police check
  • MUSThave license and OWN reliable car, due to the hours of work
  • Able to lift heavy machinery parts
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Reliable, efficient and hard working
  • Be able to provide AT LEAST ONE recent professional reference

Apply: https://www.seek.com.au/job-apply/36727288

 

Kitchen Assistant

If you’re on the lookout for an opportunity as Kitchen Assistant or want to start as a Kitchen Assistant and go on to become a Chef then this could be just the right career move for you! As our Kitchen Assistant with us you’ll be a valued part of our ‘family’ that loves the thrill of working under pressure in a well-known and much-loved business!

What we look for in our Kitchen Assistants:

* Passionate about working in hospitality
* Great eye for detail
* Enjoys and wants to be an active member of a team
* Excellent verbal communication
* An understanding of what amazing guest service looks like

Kitchen Assistant role:

* Preparing food
* Maintain a positive and motivated work ethic in the kitchen at all times
* Adhere to safety and hygiene regulations at all times

Apply: https://au.indeed.com/Part-Time-jobs-in-Brisbane-QLD?vjk=d776b8a4c81767e8