Coffee Lounge! October 18

Today at Coffee Lounge we practiced our English conversation skills with a couple of games! Of course, we also had some yummy coffee and TimTams as well!

In the morning, we played Lexis Jenga which is the same as traditional Jenga, but with a question on each tile. After pulling out a tile, you then answer the question.

From today’s questions we found out that Bruna’s favourite ice cream flavour is vanilla, Stefan has been to eight different countries, Saya’s favourite thing to do in Byron Bay is go to the beach, Isabella once got a speeding ticket for R$80 (approximately AU$30 – a cheap fine by Australian standards!), and Othman’s favourite season is Winter because the weather is much cooler then in his home country of Saudi Arabia.

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This game is a great way to practice and learn English words and phrases while also getting to know your fellow students. We were also lucky enough to have a visit from Frida, the dog enjoying her coffee in the photo, who was being looked after by Lexis student Isabella!

In the afternoon, we played Charades which involved acting out English phrases for the other students to guess.

Some phrases were quite difficult and were a good opportunity to learn a phrase the students had never heard of before. For example, ‘raking leaves‘, ‘chasing a tornado‘ and ‘landing a plane‘. Others were a bit easier and were a lot of fun to act out and guess, such as ‘milking a cow‘, ‘filming a movie‘ and ‘washing an elephant‘! Every student who acted out a phrase got a TimTam (which is enough to convince even Roman to join the game!) and enjoyed the time learning English and laughing along with their friends.

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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! September 20

Today at Coffee Lounge we soaked up the sunshine out in the Garden.

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As always, the students enjoyed their TimTams – the packets were empty in no time at all! We also had great conversation, giving students from different parts of the world and from different levels the chance to practice both listening and speaking English.

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Through talking with each other, we were able to get to know one another better and learn a few things about different countries in the world. For example, we discovered that Noori was involved in a peaceful protest against the rising University fees in Korea, Yuri had a near-death experience after eating day-old chicken, and, if she could replay a moment in her life, Priscilla would skydive for the first time all over again!

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Enjoy the warm weather and sunshine Byron Bay! 🙂

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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! September 13

Today we held two Coffee Lounge sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

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The morning students enjoyed the challenge of Lexis Jenga, building a tall and precarious tower and answering the questions on each piece.

Through these questions, we discovered that Barbara has been to fourteen different countries, that Julie sings in the shower and that Yuri would travel the world if she won a billion dollars.

The afternoon students had fun with a game of Aussie Heads while enjoying their coffee and TimTams, with everyone taking turns asking YES or NO questions to figure out what the card on their forehead was.

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Each student did really well, deducing what their card was with minimal hints, but Samira  gets a special mention for figuring out that she was the Aussie Dollar so quickly, which is a notoriously difficult one to guess!

 

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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 Club! May 31

This afternoon we enjoyed our coffee and TimTams in a truly Australian style – using the TimTams as straws to drink our coffee through!

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To try this at home (which I highly recommend), bite each end off your TimTam then submerge one end into the coffee (or tea or hot chocolate…any hot drink!) and suck through the other end. Enjoy the coffee and the yummy, gooey taste of a melting TimTam! Just make sure to eat the TimTam before it melts completely and falls in your drink!

We also had some great conversation over an awesome round of Lexis Jenga. 🙂

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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.