Sydney – Cambridge New Starters – 5 September

Today Lexis Sydney welcomed 13 new students to its Cambridge FCE and CAE courses. Welcome Cristiane from Brazil, Olivia and Tuana from Germany, as well as Adrien, Annalea, Cean, Enya, Joana, Lucie, Marie-Julie, Samira, Sebstien, and Wilma who are from Switzerland. We hope you enjoy your time at Lexis Sydney!

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What’s On This Week – Lexis Sydney

It’s the start of a new week and there’s plenty of learning and fun to be had.

This week we have:

Monday: Walk and Talk to Fairlight and around Manly

Tuesday: Job Workshop – Tax Time and Interview Skills

Wednesday: G.I.L – Study session to familiarise yourself with all important grammar and vocab.

Thursday: Grammar Workshop – Focus on Present and Past Tenses

Friday: Movie Afternoon – In the student lounge, with popcorn. 

There are plenty of other great events happening around Sydney. For more click on the link to find times and locations to a wide variety of activities.

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How to Improve your English through Listening.

With our first week of Cambridge coming to an end, now is a good time to look at ways to improve your English through listening. How can we learn to speak if at first we don’t know how to listen. The following pieces of advice are taken from the Cambridge learning tips section, a link can … Continued

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Activities on Offer – Sydney

Did you know that at Lexis don’t just study in the classroom. Every week we have amazing activities on offer in and around Manly. Check out some of the action shots below.

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How to Improve your English through Writing.

“But teacher, why do we have to do a writing task? The weather is beautiful, can’t we go to the beach?” I cannot begin to tell you how many times I have heard a student ask this question, even more so with a beautiful campus situated right on the beach. But, as I said to each individual, and as I will state right now, writing is an imperative part of improving your level. In fact, it could be regarded as one of the most crucial aspects in learning how to improve your English.

As you go on your Lexis journey, you’ll explore many avenues of each of the core skills – Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing. However, the temptation may be to focus on the first three rather than Writing as these are usually more engaging and active topics. Is writing an out of date skill? If so, how can you improve your English through writing?

The more you write in English the more you are putting what you are learning into practice. You may not be comfortable writing with a pen and paper, or perhaps writing on the computer is too distracting. Whatever the case may be, it is important that you write down as much as you can to see whether what you have spent many hours learning is actually going into your brain.

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IELTS – Your Guide to Getting the Best Speaking Score

With a new IELTS course underway across each of the Lexis Campuses, it is a good time to start preparing for the exam by looking at points in the IELTS Speaking Guide.

Before we delve into the tips and tricks of achieving a high band score, it is important to understand how the Speaking Part of the exam works.

There are many aspects of the IELTS Speaking Guide to consider before undergoing the the official exam. However, the more questions you ask your teacher the more readily prepared you will be to get the desired band score you need. Good luck with your English studies and remember to keep asking amazing questions.

Thinking of taking the IELTS exam? Not sure whether it is for you?

Have a chat to your teacher or come and speak with our wonderful admin staff. We’ll put you on the right path.

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G.I.L – What is it and Why is it important?

G.I.L, it’s an acronym that you may have seen on the walls in the classrooms or heard other students talking about. But, what exactly is it and why is it important?

G.I.L stands for Guided Individual Learning. It is essentially an opportunity for you to come with any language based questions and have them answered by a teacher. An opportunity for you to revise crucial bits of grammar, essential vocabulary and key pronunciation with the guidance of someone who knows the best way to elicit the information.

Think of it like a study session. An hour session for you to become acquainted with the complexities of the English language while having the explained in an easy to understand manner.

The session is great for a couple of reasons.

You have the opportunity to study in a quiet and balanced environment where everyone is focused on achieving their goals.
If you have burning questions, you can ask the teacher who will help explain and elicit what you need to know.

G.I.L, is on every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 2pm in the study room. Make sure you bring your homework or lesson material to study and any questions that you might have.

We’ll see you there.

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Getting Around Sydney – Tips from a Tour Guide

Many students who arrive in Sydney often ask the same question; where is the Sydney Opera house and how can I get there? You’re first thought should be, how you are going to arrive at school and settle in to your new hometown, but that’s ok. It may be intimidating at first, but getting around … Continued

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Sydney Manly Beach – Grammar Workshop – 28 April 2022

One of the hardest aspects about learning English is the grammar. It is a fundamental component of any language, but is extremely difficult when there are so many rules to follow and so many exceptions to these rules. Learning grammar in class is one thing, but how can we continue to improve our knowledge outside … Continued

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Sydney Manly Beach – Your First Day – 28 April 2022

It might seem a little intimidating on your first day at Lexis English. All of the new students arriving and not knowing where to go…rumours that there are tests and interviews just to see what level you are to be placed in. And to be honest, it is all true! Here’s a quick run-down on … Continued

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Job Workshop

How important is it to attend the Lexis Job WorkShop? At the moment there are many jobs and opportunities in Australia for anyone to apply for. However, how do you find the right job for you? Better yet, how do you know if a job that you are applying for is a good fit? That’s … Continued

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Meet Professor Cebola

It is time to meet one of our teachers. Sam, more commonly known as Cebola, is one of the teachers at Lexis Manly. Cebola noun [feminine] /se’bola/
an onion You may be wondering why I’m known as Professor Cebola. It is not because I make people cry and it is not because I am a multi-layered … Continued

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Walk & Talk Activity

Every Monday afternoon the new students accompany a teacher on a walk around Manly. Not only do we see the fantastic sights and everything that the town has to offer, but it is a great chance to get to know the other students and to start conversing in English.   These are just a few … Continued

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How to Study English – Outside of School

I’ve taught many students over the years and most of them ask; how can I learn English fast?   There is no get it quick scheme or magic button to be pressed, this journey is going to take hard work, dedication and lots of coffee. But with tenacity and optimism, and the right set of … Continued

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Australian Student Visa Visa Fee $0

From the 19th of January 2022 – for 8 or 12 weeks From the 19th of January 2022, any International students and working holiday visa holders who arrive in Australia will have their visa application fees rebated to encourage more to enter the country. International students will have the fees waived for eight weeks, while … Continued

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Student Spotlight – Valentina

It is that time of the week where we recognise student excellence and learn a little bit about the world outside of Australia. This week’s student spotlight focus is on Valentina from Mexico who is currently undergoing a General English course at Lexis – Sydney.   When she first arrived at Lexis in Manly, she was … Continued

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