Happy Class!! Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) with teacher Josie.

Our Cambridge classes have just wrapped up and finished their exams ready to enjoy summer in Australia.

Josie’s CAE class were a very studious bunch, with 7/11 students maintaining 100% attendance for the entire 12 week course.

They didn’t just study though. They also made the most of being in beautiful Byron Bay and, before they left, Josie asked them all to write a paragraph detailing what they loved best about their temporary home in Australia.

The unedited paragraphs are below and, judging by these, all the students will hopefully have done very well in their final exams.

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Yves– My time here in Byron Bay has been absolutely awesome! Lexis English school is a super professional place to learn English. The town has a lot to offer, especially the restaurants and the nightlife, which never disappoints. What’s better than having a chicken burger at Main Street Burger Bar!
Most of the time we started the night at the Beach Hotel before dancing to great techno sounds at Locura. Byron Bay is definitely a place I would recommend to everyone. Such a fantastic place just to relax and soak up positive vibes.

Sara – What I can’t get enough of is Tallow Beach. I’ll always remember the first time I saw it: white, as an unspoiled sight that makes you unwind. Blue, as the serenity that bursts in you when you walk along it.
When you need some time to come back to your centre after the madness of Byron by night, this awe-inspiring place is what you can’t miss out on.

Tamara – On our first weekend here in Byron Bay we went to Brunswick for a barbecue. It was really relaxing and I was able to have a chat with everyone and get to know them better. Great start to a new chapter of life. Byron Bay has been fantastic.
Not only did I meet great people with whom I had an incredible time and hope to stay in contact with after we leave, but also it became a second home. I stayed in a charming house with a breathtaking view over Byron Bay, a picture I will always remember.
Ther are lots of things I’m going to miss after I leave. Byron Bay is a lovely town with plenty of charismatic little cafes.

Francesco – Byron Bay is one of the most vibrant towns along the east coast. What I loved the most was Tallow Beach. Going for a wander or just lazing, soaking up the sun, gives you a sense of incredible peace.
It’s easy to bump into people, most of the time travellers, and getting to know different aspects of different traditions.

Juhee – Byron Bay has been a breath of fresh air in my life. There are lots of stunning beaches where I have been, soaking up the sun. I don’t know how many times I saw dolphins in the ocean! It was such an unforgettable experience.
Everything, such as the weather and people, makes me feel over the moon. Honestly, I don’t want to leave this paradise. I’m completely sure that I will miss this most charming place in the world.

Celine – My best way to start a typical day in Byron is to have a refreshing swim while I’m soaking up the early morning sun. Then, the place I like the most to have a delicious acai bowl is the eco-friendly Top Shop cafe, which is the meeting point for every Australian.
If I’m searching for a quiet and relaxing spot to chill out, I definitely go to the beach while having a mouth-watering ice cream. Because it’s extremely challenging to make up my mind to choose a flavour, I usually go with the one that catches my eye.
My favourite activity in the evening is unwinding with the talented musician who plays on the grass.

Florian – The lighthouse is definitely the place I prefer to go in Byron Bay. Even though it is quite challenging to get there, the view is worth the effort. Either for sunrise or sunset, the outlook is certainly breathtaking. Since my first time at the beginning of my trip, I’ve been on cloud nine every single time I reach it!

Sarah – Not only did I have the time of my life here in Byron, but I’m going to miss a lot of things for sure. Apart from the golden beaches, where I spent most of my time, I’ll miss the lighthouse, which is the most beautiful place to watch the sunset.
What also is fantastic is the town itself. I fell for the countless gorgeous and delicious cafes and the bustling and vibrant vibe in the evenings when you find live music around every corner.
Byron and the people here made me feel right at home and I’ll definitely come back!

Chloe – No sooner did I set foot in Byron that it’s relaxing vibes enveloped me and I immediately felt at home. Not only was I delighted by the heavenly food of the local farmers market as well as the charming restaurants in town, but I was also over the moon to discover the awesome music in the streets.
I would strongly recommend this lively little town, where you can wander and go with the flow to enjoy everything this place has to offer.

Eva – This experience has been a breath of fresh air in my life. I didn’t have a clue that it could bring me so many memorable moments.
Byron Bay is a spectacular village surrounded by incredible beaches, where you can play it by ear and discover yourself!
From running to the lighthouse at dawn to drinking beer with your friends enjoying the music in any charming place. Byron is full of amazing spots that will leave you speechless.

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Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE, and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Diving at the Byron Bay dive centre

Hey beautiful people

Some of the students have done their dive courses, intro dives and certified dives at the Dive centre in Byron Bay. Here is some of the awesome footage the students who are certified divers took and shared with us …..

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I believe they call this one a Grey Nurse shark, these sharks are harmless unless provoked. The Grey Nurse shark is Australia’s most endangered marine species.

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This is a Wobbegong shark they are bottom-dwelling sharks, so they spend much of their time resting on the sea floor. Most species have a maximum length of 1.25 m (4.1 ft) or less, but the largest, the spotted Wobbegong, can reach about 3 m (9.8 ft) in length. These sharks are relatively harmless. We humans eat this shark…

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 A couple of Sting Rays hanging out !! can you see the Wobbegong shark hiding underneath them.  Sting Rays are pretty unique as they have no bones in their body – their skeleton is made up of flexible cartilage. Rays protect themselves with venomous spines or barbs in their tail.

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This little fella here is a sea turtle, think they are all having a snooze in these pictures…These ancient creatures have been on Earth for more than 100 million years — even surviving the dinosaurs when they became extinct 65 million years ago.

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This is a set of legs with flippers attached …… HAHAHA!!!!

If you guys want to book anything at the Dive Centre please come and see Dee or Kelly down at the travel desk between 12-3pm  MONDAY-WEDNESDAY &FRIDAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yoga with Brooklyn! December 10th

We’ve now added a new yoga session to our weekly activities calendar. If you’re unable to make the Monday 7:45am class then you can now try the Tuesday 5:45pm class!
These are free activities that we put on exclusively for our Lexis students.

Tuesday’s class is taught by the lovely Brooklyn and was slow and strong!

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Classroom 4 made the perfect yoga environment and the afternoon light was pretty good too!

 

We love it when students get involved and thanks to everyone who showed up. Hope to see you next week!

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Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE, and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

 

Byron Bay Carols by The Sea

Byron Carols by the Sea

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Date: Friday the 13th of December
Time: 6.30pm
Where: Apex Park, Byron Bay

The iconic Byron Carols by the Sea event is happening again with special guest Chang Po Ching (featured on “The Voice”), local schools, carols choir and more guest artists! Stop by the Byron Rotary Club’s sausage sizzle, and grab a spot on the grass as you watch the sun set over the Bay and sing some beloved carols!

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Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Coffee Club ☕ December 10th

We had our weekly Coffee Club today at Lexis Byron Bay!

And we have our nice little routine down pat these days!

What we do:

        • we put the kettle on and boil the water
        • we set the tea cups and mugs on the table
        • we arrange the different flavours of tea and coffee
        • and then assemble Jenga and Uno!

It’s a safe and fun environment to practice your English skills and to meet new people 🙂

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If you want to join us next week Coffee Club is on Monday 2pm and Tuesday 11.30am!

 

 

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Christmas Traditions: History of the Christmas Tree 🎄

History of the Christmas Tree 🎄

Have you ever stopped to wonder why we do certain Christmas Traditions? Long before the advent of Christianity, plants and trees that remained green all year had a special meaning for people in the winter.

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In the 18th century, it began to be illuminated by candles, which were ultimately replaced by Christmas lights.

Today, there is a wide variety of traditional ornaments, such as garlands, baubles, tinsel, and candy canes.

An angel or star might be placed at the top of the tree to represent the Angel Gabriel or the Star of Bethlehem, respectively, from the Nativity.

Modern Christmas trees have been related to the “tree of paradise” of medieval mystery plays that were given on 24 December, the commemoration and of Adam and Eve in various countries. In such plays, a tree decorated with apples (to represent the forbidden fruit) and wafers (to represent the Eucharist and redemption) was used as a setting for the play. Like the Christmas crib, the Paradise tree was later placed in homes. The apples were replaced by round objects such as shiny red balls.

 

When you’re in the office next at Lexis Byron Bay make sure to check out our own little Christmas Tree!

 

 

 

Information adapted from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_tree
Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Happy Ex-Students: Postcards from Around the World!

It’s always a nice surprise when we receive a postcard in the mail.

Previous students Jordi Chacon and Liseth Hernandez sent us Christmas wishes from Spain and reminded us what Lexis it’s all about!

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Liseth and Jordi on graduation day back in May!

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Thanks for the memories Jordi and Liseth. Come back and see us soon! Lots of Love Lexis Byron Bay 💕

 

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE, and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.