Saying goodbye to Haruna!

Dave and Tami with their two children Mia and Dean have been part of the Homestay Program at Lexis, Brisbane for three years. The family live in a beautiful home in the suburb of Woolloongabba which is close to the bus way and only 15 minutes from Lexis English School.

HarunaThis picture was taken of their children Dean and Mia with Haruna their homestay student. They spent time together taking in the view at Mt Coot-tha before they said good-bye to Haruna.

ThMt Coot thae family packed a picnic lunch to enjoy on the mountain situated only 15 minutes from the CBD, this 1,500-hectare bush land reserve is a great escape from the city.

Mt Coot-tha features open eucalyptus forest and, by day, is home to many small forest birds as well as parrots and cockatoos. At night it comes alive with possums, gliders, tawny frogmouths and owls.  It really is getting back to nature…but in the middle of a city.

What’s ON @ Lexis This week …..

Came and join in – activities this week are….

Monday, 18th June @  2:00 pm (Room 2), 4:30 pm (Room 4)
| Grammar Workshop | For / Since / Ago

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Tuesday, 19th June @ 2:00 pm (Room 2), 4:30 pm (Room 4) | Job Workshop | Job Search; Job Ads; Job Types

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Wednesday, 20th June @ 11:00am & @ 2:00pm | Yoga with Paulina – do not forget to sing up at reception!

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Thursday, 21st June @ 2:00 pm (Room 2), 4.30 pm (Room 4) | Phrasal Workshop | #10: Health

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Friday, 22nd June @ 1:00 pm | WORLD CUP Sausage Sizzle – YUM YUM, wear your country’s jersey/colours

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Getaway this weekend….?

Snow Weekend Trip $255 hosted by Backpackers World Travel

Friday 15th of June to Sunday 17th of June

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INCLUDES:  2 nights at The Snowy Valley Resort, all transport from Sydney, free shuttle to the mountain, National Park Fees, 3 courses dinner on Saturday, 2 Hot Breakfasts, Tour Guide, Saturday night party with live entertainment.

Extra: $199 (lift ticket and ski hire) + $45 for lesson.

***Ask the Backpackers World Travel about the best way to get to Sydney!

Backpackers World Travel
Travel Agents
5/131 Elizabeth St · (07) 3211 8900

 

Today’s Teacher BIO…

Presenting Catherine 

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TEACHER’S BIO

  • LANGUAGES YOU SPEAK?

English, Aussie slang and Medical English

  • I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE…?

A good cook

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

The University of QLD in St Lucia, especially in spring for its Jacarandas (indigenous to Brazil, purple flower plant/tree)

  • BRISBANE BEST KEPT SECRET IS…

Toohey forest

  • I’LL BET YOU DIDN’T KNOW…

I once walked 100km in 32 hours to raise money for Oxfam (charity)

  • WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE THING TO DO?

Walk, anywhere around the streets of Brisbane…or on the beach or in the mountains

  • HAVE YOU EVER LIVED IN ANOTHER COUNTRY?

Yes, I taught English in China for a year. I lived an hour from Beijing

  • WHAT IS YOUR DREAM HOLIDAY DESTINATION?

Anywhere that doesn’t have internet. It’s good to “unplug”

  • WHY DID YOU BECOME A TEACHER?

I wanted to experience what it would be like to live in a place where you cannot speak the language. I achieved this by teaching English in China. 6 years later and here I am

  • WHAT IS YOUR ENGLISH LEARNING TIP?

Don’t give up!