Monthly Archives: June 2013
Last week the ‘Aussie Studies’ class went to the lighthouse.
They were lucky enough to get a free tour of the lighthouse.
It was a beautiful day in the sun, the whales were jumping in the distance and everyone was having fun.
Here we come Brazil 2014!!!
Last night Australia qualified for entry into the 2014 World Cup in Brazil!!!
If you live in Brazil, or are planning to go there, please say G’day to the Aussies.
It’s time to start practising your Australian English, get out your list of irregular verbs, and revise your grammar.
You will be able to tell the Australians by their big friendly smiles, green and gold flags, and use of Australian slang.
Ashley is our grammar guru, surf master and soccer mad teacher. We haven’t seen him this happy since Australia qualified last world cup.
17 June Starters
We would like to welcome our new students to BBELS.
Danger the Duck…
Danger the Duck lives next door to the school. She moved in about 4 months ago with her owners.
She often comes over to the cafe to have some fresh tomato or other treats from Luke.
Her owners take her to the beach for a swim in summer, or a bike ride in winter. She also likes watching TV.
If you come to BBELS make sure you say hello to Danger.So far she hasn’t learnt any English!!!
In English ducks go “quack, quack, quack”, what do they say in your language?
Cambridge & IELTS Classes 17 & 24 June
Have you ever thought about studying a Cambridge or IELTS course?
Now is the perfect time to study IELTS or Cambridge at BBELS.
IELTS (International English Language Testing System), is used for entry into Universities, colleges and TAFES in Australia, England and the USA. It is also used for immigration purposes.
The IELTS exam awards you a grade that measures your English level: 0 – 9, meaning you can’t fail the exam.
The IELTS exam consists of four papers; Reading, Writing, Listening & Speaking.
Your IELTS score is valid for two years.
The Cambridge exam consists of five papers; Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking and Use of English.
Cambridge has an exam for each level FCE (First Certificate of English), CAE (Cambridge Advanced English) and CPE (Cambridge Proficiency in English).
Cambridge exams are predominantly used for overseas employment, entry into universities as well as for immigration purposes.
Cambridge exams do not expire, however, after about two years you would probably want to update your exam if you are using English for employment or educational purposes.
If you would like more information about these courses please go to reception and make an appointment.
Welcome June 11 Starters
What’s cooking goodlooking…
This time it was per-Intermediates chance to have a cooking class.
The students learn new vocabulary for cooking utensils, ingredients and cooking techniques.
More importantly everybody sits down together and enjoys dishes from different countries. It is a great way to learn about a different culture and understand your class mates a little bit better.
Just watch out if the teacher asks you to eat Vegemite!!!