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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 […]

Meet Shu… One of our Pronunciation Students :)

Shu a 20 year-old university student from Osaka. He’s very ambitious and wants to forge his own path in life. He plans to go to Canada when he graduates to improve his English skills even more.  Yesterday he took part in completed the Sydney marathon in just under 5 hours. Today he said “I’m sore, my […]

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 […]

Int4 take a wonderful trip to Cockatoo Island!

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Int 4 – trip to Cockatoo Island to visit the Biennial Sydney Art Exhibition Below are the thoughts of some of the students. Lorena (Chile); Maiko (Japan); Lisa (Hong Kong); Shoko (Japan); Billy (Korea); Riko (Japan); Fumiya (Japan); Luis (Spain); Raina (China); Yoshi (Japan); Jong Ju (Korea); Liza (Argentina); Olga & Alex (Russia); Tom (Laos); […]

Pre-Intermediate students review films!!!!

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This week in Pre Intermediate we learned how to review films and books. We summarised the stories, gave our opinions and explained why we would recommend it to other people. Below you can read a film review and a book review…     CITY OF GOD ‘City of God’ is a drama and action film, made in 2005 in […]