Tag Archives: Life in Australia

Greg (one of our amazing Ability teachers) reminisces about going on excursions with his IntPLUS students :)

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I think it’s great when we get to explore a little bit of Sydney life with our students. Once every 12 weeks Ability teachers have the opportunity to take their students on an excursion. It’s one of the few occasions where we all get to relax and spend some quality time outside of the classroom. […]

An insightful story from one of our Sydney Ability teachers!!!!

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Yesterday I met up with a student at the beautiful Bronte and Tamarama beaches for some sunbaking, swimming and interesting conversation. We chatted effortlessly about our lives, her experience in Australia and at the school. I found myself recognising and marvelling at the improvement in her vocabulary, fluency and accuracy as compared to when she […]

Sydney’s Evening Upper Intermediate Students Create a New English Language Centre!!!

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The Upper Intermediate students did a speaking activity where they were given the brochures of 3 different English language centres and had to choose the best one. After that, they created their own English school. This is what they’ve come up with: THRILLING LEARNING Location: Sydney (Bondi Beach) TEACHERS: All the teachers must have at […]

The PROs and CONs of having a Smartphone – An Upper Intermediate joint essay

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Here is our class essay from our upper intermediate class. We divided into pairs and each pair wrote a paragraph. Our topic was the pros and cons of smartphones. Smartphones have become a big part of people’s lives The younger generation are particularly dependent on their phones. There are benefits and drawbacks. This essay will look at […]

EAP 2 Presentation Time!!!! Read all about one student’s trip to Western Australia :)

Hello ladies and gentlemen, my name is Mariana Simas and today I would like to tell you about a place called Mitchell Falls. So as part of my EAP class I had to do some research on Australia and I discovered this amazing place which I would like to visit someday! Mitchell falls is the […]

Let’s go shopping with Pre-Intermediate 2!!!!

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This week the pre intermediate afternoon class had some fun practising language for shopping. During the week we had studied numbers, prices, food quantifiers and polite language for shopping. On Thursday afternoon we created posters to use the language in context.  Each student became a shopkeeper! Ranging from Edmar’s bottle shop to Midori’s Australian animal shop! […]

Intermediate 1 write about their life in Oz and this year’s World Cup!!!

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Hi! I’m Andrew and I teach Int 1 at Ability. My class were really interested in chatting/ blogging about their work and world cup experiences so I thought I would share just  some of them with the world. Actuallly, they were so interested in talking that it was difficult to make them write anything, but they were very […]

An Insightful Observation from One of Our Advanced Evening Students :)

I want to go home? And so perhaps you are disappointed with Australia? The weather is not as nice as you might have expected, or life in Sydney is too expensive? Obviously there are plenty of things that are different to where you are from. Some are strange, some could not be more confronting, but […]