Aussie Food Tasting 🐨🦘 November 8th

Students were happy today at Lexis Byron Bay because we had Aussie Food Tasting!

Lots of different foods were tried and tested!

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Most of the foods could be described as Aussie Junk Food and could be found at a children’s birthday party 🥳

Some food options were definitely rated higher than others 😋

On the menu today was:

  • sausage rolls
  • meat pies
  • Vegemite and Vegemite on toast
  • fairy bread
  • must sticks
  • Milo
  • lamingtons
  • Caramello koalas
  • ANZAC biscuits
  • macadamia nuts

 

Milo and Caramello Koalas were rated the highest!

Though no one really liked Vegemite at all 😫

 

 

 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Aussie Food Tasting! June 13th

Yesterday afternoon’s activity was Aussie Food Tasting in Room 1!

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We had a range of delicious.. (and some not so delicious) Aussie favourites to taste.

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The sausage rolls and mince pies were the first to be demolished.. definitely a crowd favourite!

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We also had macadamia nuts, caremello koala’s, musk sticks, lamingtons, tim-tams, milo, kirks fizzy drinks, vegemite sandwiches, fairy bread, Anzac biscuits and red frogs to try.

 

As you can tell from the facial expressions of everyone in this video..

Not everyone enjoyed vegemite for the first time, it’s certainly a taste to be acquired! 🙂

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Hinako was the only student who did enjoy vegemite and Ayumi of course loving the tim-tams 🙂

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Camila, not sure about the musk sticks..?

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Cyntia and Nami tasting Milo for the first time. Perfect technique with the heaped tea spoon! The more milo and the less milk, the better! 😉

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Hikaru.. slightly puzzled by the mince pies.

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I think Luc was the only one in the class who actually enjoyed the musk sticks

I hope you all enjoyed at least some of the Aussie food we tried! I am interested to know what other food you have enjoyed during your time in Australia. Roslane recommends the kangaroo burger from the Railway Hotel and the I can safely say the fish and chips from Hunky Dory are delicious. 🙂

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

June Activity Calendar!

Check out the activities we have planned exclusively for our Lexis students in June!

Joining the activities is a great way to make new friends, practice your English in a social environment , and of course have fun!!

Throughout the month we always have a variety of different activities, with a mix of sports, cooking and craft, so there’s something for everyone!

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We have free Yoga with Jimmy every Monday at 2pm in Room 8.

We continue our Coffee Club on Tuesday’s at 2pm; join me for coffee, Tim Tams, games and conversations!

GIL (Guided Individual Learning) runs every day 2-3pm in Room 8. Come along to get help with anything from homework to vocabulary to writing your resume.

Teacher Kristy runs a free Guided Meditation on Wednesday morning between 8-8:30am in room 8. (Except for Wednesday 12th, as the class room will be occupied)

We continue our friendly Soccer Match with Byron Bay English Language School (BBELS) every second Wednesday at 3:30pm. Meet in front of the school around 3pm and we can all walk down to the soccer field together. Help us claim back the trophy!

We have a couple craft-ernoon activities for you to make something special for a loved one or something you can keep to remember your time here at Lexis. Jewellery Making on Thursday June 6th and  Hand Made Gift Cards on Friday 21st June. Everything will be supplied but you are welcome to bring along your own materials to use if you wish.

On Wednesday 12th June Join Yuka for a very special one off High Intensity Interval Training Pilates Class in room 8. One hour that is sure to get the blood flowing and get you warmed up on a chilly winters afternoon.

On Thursday 13th June come along and try a variety of Aussie food – from lamingtons to vegemite sandwiches. You might just surprise yourself by what you enjoy.

Thursday 14th May we have another Table Tennis Tournament with fantastic prizes for the winner of course!

I am really looking forward to Baking Koala Cupcakes on Thursday 20th and then Making Pizzas the following Thursday 27th. YUMMMMM!

We also have our 1 Hour Surf Lesson for $25 on Wednesday 26th and on the last Friday of the month we will have a hit of backyard cricket and some fun playing Garden Games.

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We also have some INCREDIBLE weekend activities to get involved with thanks to Byron Bay Touring Company and Happy Travels! Make sure you see Dee or Mark to sign up.

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Have a fantastic June everyone!!

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

 

 

 

 

Aussie Food Tasting! 3 August

Today’s activity was Aussie Food Tasting!

The students were able to try Aussie favourites: Vegemite, Lamingtons, Tim Tams, Macadamia nuts, Allens red frogs, Musk sticks, Caramello koalas, Anzac biscuits and Fairy bread!

Nobody was a fan of Vegemite! It’s always great to see people’s reactions when they try it for the first time!!

The clear favourite was Tim Tams, which all the students were already very familiar with!

There were some the students hadn’t heard of, like musk sticks, but they were happy to give everything a try!

To accompany their snacks we had a selection of Kirks soft drinks (Creaming soda, Lemon and Pasito flavours) and Milo (chocolate and malt powder mixed with milk), both popular here in Australia!

 

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

End of Cambridge BBQ! November 25

After three months of studying very hard, the Cambridge course has come to an end! It feels like only yesterday we were welcoming the Cambridge students on their first day. Many friends have been made and lots of English learnt over the past three months and we will be sad to say goodbye to this group.

In addition to the Cambridge students leaving, we have 16 students finishing up their General English courses today too. This gave us all the more reason to come together for an Aussie BBQ celebration and what a lovely day it was. 🙂

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

Beer Tasting! November 9

This afternoon we tasted a selection of beers from Australia, including a local Stone & Wood Pacific Ale, the famous Coopers Sparkling Ale and the “no hangover” low carb Pure Blonde.

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Many of the students already had their favourites, having sampled a few beers already in their time in Byron Bay, but were more than happy to taste them again, along with a few new ones they hadn’t tried yet!

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After tasting the seven different types of beers, everyone enjoyed finishing off the cold beers on such a hot, humid afternoon in Byron Bay.

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The activity inevitably turned into a great socialising event. The students were quick to turn the US election updates into a drinking game while sharing many stories about their own governments, and Astrid also gave us her own rendition of ‘Happy Birthday‘ played by blowing over the beer bottle tops! 🙂

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

Coffee Lounge! November 8

Today was Coffee Lounge day at Lexis Byron Bay!

At the morning session we played a game of Aussie Heads while enjoying our coffee and TimTams. The students were given a mystery card to stick on their forehead and had to ask questions to work out what place, object, sport or animal they were. Some were quite easy to figure out, like kangaroo and Lexis Byron Bay. Others were more difficult and required some prior knowledge of Australia, such as didgeridoo and TimTams! Either way, it was a good chance to practice speaking and learn some new English words.

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In the afternoon we drank coffee and ate TimTams over a game of Uno. There was some fierce competition to start, with Yuki and then Astrid winning the game quickly, followed slowly by the rest of us!  With students from all over the world playing, there were a few differences in the rules that each player uses. For example, how many cards do you pick up if you forget to say ‘uno’ when you have only one card left – one, two or seven? Compromises were made quickly and the game continued on in the same friendly but competitive nature that it started in!

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