Where to watch FIFA World Cup in Brisbane ⚽🏆

We have a huge event starting this Thursday for all football lovers⚽🏆

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This year Russia 🇷🇺  is hosting FIFA Word Cup and I know that we have so many fans in our #LexisFamily who want to watch games and support their country’s  teams (and Australian team as well 🇦🇺). We created a list of places in Brisbane where you can gather with you friends and feel like in Mother Russia itself 😉.

Australian live steam times range from 2am to  11am. Every match will be shown on SBS. This is the full match schedule with Australian kick-off times.

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If you want to watch matches in a company of fellow fans somewhere outside of your house, here is the list of places you can go:

King George Square

Just cross the road and watch key matches on the giant screens on King George Square. Check out details here.

Pig ‘n’ Whistle Riverside and Queen Street

Pig ‘n’ Whistle are going to show the World Cup  games. Check out their match schedule here.

Irish Murphy’s Pub

Irish Murphy’s Pub  is planning to have 9 screens on both levels  with live streaming of the World Cup matches. Don’t forget to book a table by the way 😉.

Enjoy FIFA World Cup 2018, don’t forget to join our soccer activity on this Friday and have a great week!

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What is on this weekend in Brisbane

Happy Friday to all of you! If you don’t have specific plans for this weekend ➡️ here are some ideas.

First of all, our amazing Backpackers World Travel  guys are doing a very special  Whale Watching Cruise on Saturday 9th of June and Moreton Island Day on Sunday 10th of June.   If you are interested, please contact them on 07 3211 8900 or visit them (131 Elizabeth St, Brisbane).

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Join the LUMINOUS Lantern Parade 2018 today at 5 pm on Melbourne Street, South Brisbane to celebrate Queensland’s cultural diversity and history  and welcome newest Australians.

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Feeling a bit chilly this winter? Then the “must” for the weekend is to visit Briz Chilli Fest this Sunday. You will find there over 27 stalls with all delicious chilli  food and something for the non-chilli lovers too.

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On Sunday 10th of June Brisbane Lions will be kicking off against Essendon at our very own Gabba. Come and support our local team!

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Food, Health & Beauty deals around BRISBANE :)

Want to do something in Brisbane but don’t want to break the bank?? Check out some deals I found around Brisbane!

Food, Beauty & Health DEALS:):)

Food Deals

West End Sushi Buffet - West End:  AYCE Sushi Buffet + Tea for Two ($29) or Four People ($58) at West End Sushi Buffet

ACYE- Buffet Sushi for two ONLY $29      

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Boo's Kitchen - Woolloongabba: Three-Course Northern Thai / Isan Feast with Wine for 2 ($39), 4 ($75) or 6 People ($110) at Boos Kitchen (Up to $237)

Boo’s Kitchen- Northern Thai/ Isan feast for two people ONLY $39

Click link to buy: https://www.groupon.com.au/deals/boos-kitchen

 

QC Cafe - East Brisbane: Two-Course Lunch and Drink Each for Two ($29) or Four ($57) at QC Cafe (Up to $134 Value)

QC Cafe- Two course lunch and drink for two people ONLY $29

Click link to buy: https://www.groupon.com.au/deals/qc-cafe

 

Red Crane Japanese - Westfield Garden City - Red Crane Japanese: 3-Course Japanese Meal: 1 ($12.50) or 2 People ($25) at Red Crane Japanese - Westfield Garden City (Up to $39.60 Value)

Red Crane Japanese- 3 course Japanese meal for 1 person ONLY $12.50 

Click on link to buy: https://www.groupon.com.au/deals/red-crane-japanese-1

 

Beauty & Health

Beauty Stop Myer Centre - Brisbane: Gel Manicure ($19), Pedicure ($25) or Both ($45) at Beauty Stop Myer Centre (Up to $90 Value)

Beauty Shop Myer Centre- Gel Manicure ONLY $19

Click on link buy: https://www.groupon.com.au/deals/beauty-stop-myer-centre

Instyle Glamour Beauty Salon - Wooloongabba: Lash and Brow Makeover for One ($19) or Two People ($37) at Instyle Glamour Beauty Salon (Up to $70 Value)

Instyle Glamour Beauty- Lash & Brow makeover $19

Click on link buy: https://www.groupon.com.au/deals/instyle-glamour-beauty-salon-2

Crown & Co Barbers - Fortitude Valley: Cut, Shave & Towel Pkg ($19) with Beer ($25), Cutthroat Shave ($45) or Both ($49), Crown & Co Barbers (Up to $94 Value)

Crown & Co Barbers- Style cut, neck  shave & Hot towel treatment ONLY $19

Click on link to buy: https://www.groupon.com.au/deals/crown-co-barbers

Blueprint Fitness - Multiple Locations: Four-Week Boot Camp: One ($19), Two ($35) or Four People ($55) at Blueprint Fitness (Up to $400 Off)

Four week booth camp- Two locations kangaroo point & Brisbane city ONLY $19

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Rocksports - Fortitude Valley: $55 for Five Rock Climbing Day Passes at Rocksports (Up to $110 Value)

RocksportsFive rock climbing day pass ONLY $55

Click on link to buy: https://www.groupon.com.au/deals/rocksports-1

Yoga Bones - Yoga Bones: 1 Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes for One ($29), Two ($49) or Four People ($85) at Yoga Bones (Up to $720 Value)

Yoga Bones- One month unlimited yoga ONLY $29

Click on link to buy:https://www.groupon.com.au/deals/yoga-bones-1

 

March Activities🍕

Have you seen our new amazing activity calendar?! I am pretty excited about our March fun times🤩🤩🤩.

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Every day we have some interesting events after classes.

Monday is all about Grammar✍️. So, if you need to practice your tenses or comparatives a lot – don’t forget to come to room 2 at 2 pm or room 4 at 4.30 pm.

Tuesday stands for Job Workshop. If you need to make a resume/CV or/and a cover letter, looking for advice on WHERE and HOW to search for a job, want to know about work rights in Australia, taxes or just have any other questions, join our experienced teacher on Tuesday afternoon (room 2 at 2 pm / room 4 at 4.30 pm).

This March we have pretty wonderful and interesting events.

For example, this week on Wednesday join our Cafe conversation club ☕. As a coffeeholic and a person from a non-English speaking background I find that this is the best way to improve your speaking and listening skills. Sign up at the Reception.

On Friday this week we have a Yoga class with Paulina. Our talented student support officer – Paulina is also trained as a yoga instructor. If you want to find your inner peace or simply do some nice stretching 🧘‍♀️ – sign up at the Reception NOW because we have a limited number of places for this class.

On Friday the 16th of March join me (Irina) for some watercolour painting 🎨. We will learn about different watercolour techniques, best materials and paint a beautiful picture which you could frame and take home as a memory about Lexis, Brisbane and Australia.

I am very excited about our city tour booked with Brisbane Greeters  on the 21st of March (Wednesday). If you want to see Brisbane iconic buildings, learn about our amazing history and find hidden gems of our beautiful city, don’t forget to sign up a week before at the Reception, places are limited!

On Wednesday, the 28th of March, we have a Lone Pine trip 🐨. If you are in Australia the must is to cuddle a koala and feed a kangaroo. I personally love Koala Lone Pine Sanctuary more than the world famous Australian Zoo. It’s beautiful and cute… as koalas😍😍😍.

March this year finishes with the Easter Weekend. Don’t forget that the Good Friday is a public holiday in Australia so, no school on the 30th of March but on the 29th of March we have an Aussie-favourite sausage sizzle at 1 pm 👨‍🍳, everyone is welcome and no option class that day!

P.S.: You can find a copy of our calendar on boards in your classroom, at the Reception and the Student Support desks and on our Student Information board.

 

Meet our Upper-Intermediate teacher – Jamie aka “American Sweetheart” 🤩

What I love about our school is our teachers. They are supportive, smart, funny and, simply, great 🎓

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We asked Jamie several questions to learn more about her personality and background. I bet you will be surprised 😉

Languages you can speak: I can speak Spanish, Egyptian, Arabic and French.

I always wanted to be a zookeeper or vet.

Brisbane’s best kept secret is the hiking trails nearby.

I’ll bet you didn’t know that I am from Wisconsin.

At 11 pm on Saturday, you’ ll find me with Brazilians.

At 8 am on Sunday, you will find me asleep.

My dream holiday destination is anywhere warm.

The best restaurant in Brisbane is my house.

When you are in Brisbane, don’t miss GOMA.

My English tip is practice with native speakers at Meet Ups.

Things to do in Brisbane

Need something to to this weekend 🙂

Holey Moley in Fortitude Valley.

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Those with a competitive side can put their golfing skills (or lack thereof) to the test at Holey Moley in Fortitude Valley. The venue is truly a ‘whole in one’ as it combines a cocktail bar with nine pop-culture themed mini-golf courses. Fight it out to take your place on the Iron Throne or resort to some old-fashioned arcade games to settle the score.

Cost:  $16.50 will get you 9-holes of tear-inducing laughter as you navigate the challenging putt-putt course.

EAT, DRINK, REPEAT

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Avoid the cuisine conundrum (for a hefty price) with a sensational selection of international foods in one place. Situated at Portside Wharf on the Brisbane River, Eat Street Markets offers an array of street eats and refreshments, live music and stunning views of the city. Hidden between brightly-coloured shipping containers, the newly renovated markets offer something for the most indecisive of eaters from fresh seafood to doughnut fries. Open every weekend of the year, you’ll find most of Brisbane here so you’ll always feel part of the crowd.

COST: $2.50 entry, so you have plenty left over for spending on the edible delicacies served within.

Escape Room

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Consider yourself a modern day Sherlock? Get locked in a themed room and use clues, puzzles and codes to escape against the clock at The Escape Hunt Experience in West End Cost– $29 to $35 per person

Movies on the grass

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Movies on the grass at Powerhouse Moonlight Cinema $17 (summer only). Bring a picnic & enjoy a movie under the stars.

FAT LOUIE’S- KARAOKE

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Experience the glitter and buzz of Tokyo’s private karaoke rooms, here in the heart of Brisbane. Belt the tunes out, karaoke style at Fat Louie’s – 1 hour from $20

 

Christmas in Brisbane- Free events <3

Christmas in Brisbane

Brisbane is a buzz throughout the Christmas period. with a myriad of festive events. With so much to choose from, here are a few of the best loved traditions (all of them free), encapsulating the sights and sounds of Christmas:

Gold Lotto City Hall Light Spectacular

The grand ornate facade of the Brisbane City Hall lights up every evening from Dec 9 depicting a magical animated Christmas story every 15 mins between 7.30pm and midnight. Dec 8-25 7.30pm-12am

The Enchanted Garden

In a Christmas first, the beautiful Spectacle Garden at Roma Street Parkland is being transformed into a dazzling fairylit enchanted garden for Christmas, preceded each evening by Bamboo Lantern making workshops (3.30pm-5.30pm) to add to the Enchanted Garden’s light collection. Dec 8-17 6.30pm -9.30pm

Christmas Movies in the Park

The Roma Street Parkland amphitheatre is the setting for this free program of family-friendly movies under the stars from 7pm, with food trucks available for eats from 5.30pm. Dec 8 – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation; Dec 9-  Elf ; Dec 10 – Home Alone; Dec 11 – Love Actually;  Dec 12 – The Nativity Story; Dec 13- Deck the Halls; Dec 14 – Four Holidays; Dec 15 – Dr Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas; Dec 16 – The Polar Express; Dec 17 – Miracle on 34th Street, Dec 8-17 5.30pm-9pm

Christmas Beach Cinema

Brisbane’s unique Dive-In movies return to Streets Beach, with the chance to watch 2 nightly sessions of free Christmas movies from a rug or chair on the sand or while floating in the water. Streets Beach, South Bank. Dec 15-23 – 6pm, 8pm Free.