Noelle and Cassandra
This week our “Upper-intermediate A” class has been studying reported speech. The students perfected their understanding of the grammar point while getting to know their classmates through an interview project.
In this interview Cassandra (Italy) interviewed Noelle (Switzerland). Here is her report:
Noelle is a very nice girl from Switzerland. I asked her whether she currently had a partner and with a big smile her answer was “yes”. She has been with her boyfriend for four and a half years. She added that he was living in Switzerland.
My second question was about her academic life. She replied that after 9 years in a “regular’ school, she had begun studying while working in a travel agency. She worked there for 3 years. She added that she finished her studies with an interesting course directed towards children with disabilities.
After that I wondered if she was practising any sport and how she spent her free time. She explained that she went jogging, that she could play the violin and that she spent her free time with her boyfriend and friends.
My following question was about what the most important thing in her life was. Noelle’s short and poignant answer was her family.
I concluded my interview by enquiring whether she had a dream. Her shining eyes replied for her. She said she had many dreams but the biggest one was to travel around the world.
BBELS students in front of the Wreck at Fraser Island
Last week Reuben, our activities and tour manager, organised a trip to Fraser Island in Queensland. For 3 days our students got to enjoy the amazing environment of the world’s biggest sand island.
Fraser Island is famous for its biodiversity. It has beautiful coloured lakes and creeks, forest, and plenty of beaches. It is a quiet place to chill and recharge with friends, ideal for our students who have spent several months studying English .
BBELS usually organises a trip to Fraser Island every 12 weeks. Our students always return to Byron Bay feeling refreshed and they have many stories about the great time they had there. We believe these trips help maintain students’ motivation while also helping them to appreciate the gorgeous Australian natural environment.
For more information about the BBELS courses and activities please visit our website.
This week our 24 Cambridge Advanced level students will take their speaking test. Their teachers, Kat and Ash, are both very confident that the students will do well.
Over the past 11 weeks the students have studied a lot of vocabulary and grammar to help them pass the exam. They have also completed a lot of practise exams that have helped develop their exam strategies.
We wish our beautiful students the best of luck and we hope they have a great weekend of celebrating the completion of the first part of the exam.
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Students from Europe, Asia, South America on one of the BBELS volleyball teams
Summer is approaching so it is a perfect time for our students to compete in our monthly beach volleyball tournaments.
After class has finished in the afternoons our students play in teams at Main Beach. Max, our activities officer, encourages the students to create their own teams. As you can see, we have a wonderfully diverse range of students, each one bringing their own special talent to the game.
Max with some of the BBELS students
This Friday Max will announce the winner of the monthly tournament. The winning team will receive a mystery prize however we all know that the real reward is having fun in the beautiful warm sunshine with your international friends.