Soccer Challenge! September 30

A few months ago we were challenged to a match of soccer by another school in Byron Bay.  After a great, close match, we unfortunately lost by just a couple of goals.

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Today, we challenged them to another match to try to win back the trophy…

…and WE WON!!! The scores were tied 2-2 at full time, so we went to a penalty shootout. It was goal for goal and Lexis made all their penalty shots, bringing it to 5-4 in penalties before the last SAE player took their shot…which was saved by our keeper Shin!

Congratulations to Team Lexis! It was an awesome game and you all played so well despite the heat! Well done on bringing the trophy back to Lexis! 🙂

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Everyone enjoyed a few beers at The Bowlo after the match with SAE too.

Special thanks to Let’s Go Surfing Byron Bay for providing us with the t-shirts for our team uniform!

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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.

Trivia! September 22

This afternoon we had a Trivia quiz to test our knowledge in the categories of Science, Geography, Music and Sport.

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The students were faced with questions such as “In which sport would you use a ‘sand iron’?” (golf), “Which rock group did George Harrison belong to?” (The Beatles), “Who developed the theory of relativity?” (Albert Einstein) and “What is the capital city of New Zealand?” (Wellington).

Everyone brought different strengths to their team, with some students being more knowledgeable about Science and others about Sports.  There was much discussion about the right answer for each question and, when they knew the answer in their own language, figuring out the correct English word for it!

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The winning team was Shinsuke and Roman, who argued about almost every answer! Well done to them for working out who had the correct answer for each question! Enjoy the beers 🙂

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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.

Lighthouse Photo Scavenger Hunt! August 26

This afternoon the students set off into the sunshine on a Scavenger Hunt! They got into teams of 2 or 3 and were given two lists of items to find around Byron Bay. The first list included items relevant to their afternoon Options class and the second were general items around Byron Bay. The first team back for each class who had completed their Options class list won a 6-pack of beer, and the team back first with both lists complete won a Kayaking Trip each from BWT!

The winning team from Ellie’s Mixed Skills class was Maria, Yuki and Priscilla.

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They won a 6-pack of beer for being the first team back with their Options Class list completed! In class they are studying ‘Health and Fitness’ this week, so their list of items reflected what they have been learning. They completed items on the list such as a photo of a team member doing the “Usain Bolt” pose in a shop that sells sports clothes, a selfie with a person who looks like they exercise regularly (though they are not sure he understood why they wanted a photo with him!), a photo with a beach towel that is bigger than the smallest team member, a photo of team members doing yoga poses in the park, and a photo of a team member showing three products which help us stay safe in the sun.

Paul’s Speak like a Native class had a very efficient team win the beer after completing the class list!

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Juliano and Maria were very quick (and rather puffed out on their return) and completed their list by getting photos of Aussie slang words, for example, of a team member holding a pair of “Budgy Smugglers”, a photo of a “Hot Chick” and a “Hot Bloke”, a photo of the “Meat Pie Menu” and a photo of a tube of “Zinc Cream” at the Chemist.

The winning team from Becky’s Film and Music class was Vanessa, Leticia and Momoko.

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They were the quickest team in their class to complete the items on their class list which were about Film, Music and Australiana, including getting photos of the two video shops in Byron Bay, a shop where you can buy records, a video of a busker, a photo of Aboriginal Art, a photo of a team member holding a boomerang and an example of Aboriginal language.

The winners of the BIG prize, for completing both the class list AND the general list were Richard and Emiko!

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After completing the list from Paul’s class by getting photos of “snags”, a carton of Coopers Pale Ale (beer) at the “bottlo”, and the “bouncer” at Beach Hotel, just to name a few, they then completed the general list too! This included getting a selfie at the Lighthouse, photos of the most easterly point of Australia, a photo using the barbecue at Wategos Beach, a photo of the waves at The Pass, a selfie at the Lexis English school sign and a photo of them doing a surf pose in front of BWT!

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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.

Table Tennis Tournament! August 5

It was too wet for volleyball today so we held a Table Tennis Tournament instead!

After many close matches, great rallies and exciting points, the final was between Saki and Richard.

Saki battled it out to defend her title, but eventually conceded defeat to a new Lexis Champion.

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Well done to Richard, who was very happy with his win!

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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.

Table Tennis Tournament! July 27

This afternoon we held a tournament to discover the new Table Tennis Champion of Lexis Byron Bay!

With twelve students signing up for the challenge, there were players of all levels playing for the championship.

There were very close matches and great, long rallies throughout the competition.

In the end, Rafa was the champion, winning himself bragging rights and a 6-pack  of beer, which he generously shared with the other students!

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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.

Trivia! July 12

This afternoon we put our knowledge to the test with a Trivia Quiz!

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After answering questions from “Which instrument has keys, pedals and strings?”  to “In which country is the world’s highest waterfall?”, the team of Valerie and Mayumi had the most correct answers and won a 6-pack of beer!

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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.

Soccer Challenge! June 24

A few weeks ago we were challenged to a soccer match by the SAE College in Byron Bay. Facing a school with 200+ students, we were unsure of pulling a team together. But the Lexis Family has united and pulled together a team of 15 students!

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Having never played together before, the game started a bit rough. But after a few minutes, the Lexis team found their flow and gave the SAE team the challenge they didn’t know they were looking for!

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It was a very close first half, with the scores tied 1-1 at half time. The competition heated up in the second half, with the teams going goal for  goal until SAE pulled away and eventually won the match 6-4.

Every player on the team played really well and, though we didn’t win this time, will surely win that cup back at the next challenge!

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Special thanks to http://www.letsgosurfing.com.au for providing our uniforms, and to all the players and staff at SAE College Byron Bay who came out to the match today!

 

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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.

BWT Travel Bonanza! June 22

This afternoon the fabulous ladies from BWT, Marcella and Jodie, joined us for a Travel Bonanza!

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The students enjoyed the free pizza before hearing about many amazing travel adventures in Australia and beyond.

They also played some games and a few lucky students won some great prizes! Mac and Natsumi won a stubby holder and a packet of TimTams, Paola won a BWT voucher and Tom won the big prize of a Snorkeling Tour for the Great Barrier Reef!

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If you want to book any of these wonderful trips around Australia, see Marcella or Jodie on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons in the Student Lounge or visit the BWT store at 73 Jonson Street, 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.

Poker! June 21

Today we put on our poker faces and learnt how to play 5 Card Draw Poker!

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After a practice round, we were ready to get betting. Natsumi, Alexia and Paola all won a round or two each with good hands and some bluffing!

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Paola, with a few good hands and a great poker face, took most of the winnings and won a 6-pack of beer!

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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.

Table Tennis Tournament! June 17

There was some tough competition at the Table Tennis Tournament this afternoon! Some players had been members of Table Tennis clubs back in their home countries, so the standard of play was very high.

After many points and some great rallies, the overall winner was Saki, who just managed to get the upper hand on Shin. Well done Saki!

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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.

Table Tennis Tournament! May 27

This afternoon we had a Table Tennis Tournament at Lexis Byron Bay!

Everyone enjoyed the friendly competition and the games were very close! Donovan was the winner in the end – defending his title from the last tournament – and the beer was happily shared between all the competitors. 🙂

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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.

Graduation! April 8

We have 5 students graduating (to very loud applause!) this week – RodrigoIvaMarcoJobs and Toshiya.

Iva is from the Czech Republic and graduates from  Mel and Becky’s Elementary class. She is a motivated student who participates well in class and has shown tremendous improvement during her time here. This is not the end of Iva’s time with Lexis – she is going to continue her studies up in Noosa. All the best with your studies Iva!

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Jobs is from Korea and graduates from Kristy’s Pre-Intermediate class. He was a pleasure to teach in class and an excellent student. His English has improved in all areas, particularly his grammar, speaking and pronunciation. Jobs has made many friends in his class and at Lexis, and we wish him well for his new adventures in Brisbane!

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Marco is from Switzerland and graduates from Kristy’s Pre-Intermediate class. He has been a smiley and positive student who has made great progress in all areas of his English. Have fun on your travels to Bali, Marco!

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Rodrigo is from Brazil  and graduates from Josie’s Upper Intermediate class. Having started in Pre-Intermediate, he made excellent progress with his English during his time here. He has also clearly enjoyed his time in Byron Bay, having just two days without beer in the past four months! We wish you and your liver all the best for the future!

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Toshiya is from Japan and graduates from Kristy’s Pre-Intermediate class. He has made great progress with his English and has enjoyed the Byron Bay lifestyle, making many new friends in his time here. Toshiya was absent for the graduation but we wish him all the best for the future!

 

Lexis Byron Bay also has FREE English Classes running Monday to Thursday at 2pm in Room 6. Anyone can attend, and for each class they go to they will also go in the running to win an Aussie prize. This week’s winner was Vera, who won a packet of Tim Tams and a 6-pack of Coopers beer! Well done Vera!

 

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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.