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Take Care of Syrian Refugess (EAP Activity)

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This week, EAP2 spent time doing a project to raise awareness for refugees. Below are two entries from two students about what they learnt.

TAKE CARE OF SYRIAN REFUGEES

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We understood the lives of Syrian refugee people by this activity, which were really bad and poor, children over there at the same age as us in hiding because of the war, they did not have good living conditions, did not have schools to go to.

So the reason we made the poster is to tell you even the world that we really hope that the Syrian people can have a good life, rebuild their homes, they also should be enjoy the world instead of the war!
We were really pity Syrian refugees by this activity ,but we were very young ,we can’t do something to help you, but we would like to pray for you. So we believe you can avoid the danger of the war ,we believe that you are strong enough to face the war. Come On!!!
Finally, we hope the world never war, the people of the world peace.

Sophie (EAP2)


 SYRIAN REFUGEES

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In Syria, there are many children’s families who don’t have a normal life, they always think about their next meal, they don’t have a comfortable environment to study, their country is poor, but their government don’t care about this, they just care about themselves and their family, so our teacher Phillip told us these things. We want to help them, so we draw many pictures and a slogan, we want tell everybody this news, and we want everybody to help them too, wish they have a new life.

When we drew our picture, we all thought about the slogan, like ‘ How can we help them? ‘ or ‘ What should we do? ‘ , and drew on our picture, to tell everyone this thing is very critical, we wish everybody can help them together with us, give them the new life, and we should think this thing too! In the world, why does this people appear? This is not their fluke, is the earth! Why? Let me tell you.
Do you know that in the world have many people don’t have their own house and their work, do you know why? Because now have many machines in the world, they are very convenient, bur did you have think about before human have machines, that job do they do? It’s us! I just want to say all people have chance to go to work, I know human need machine’s help, give some choice to another person.
I want help them, but I’m just a child, what should I do? I have a good idea, I can save 10 dollars for each day, when I save to 100 dollars I can give them a meal or have a comfortable place to study or work. I want them to have a good place and life, not a trouble place, I want them to have a new life, and I wish everybody can help them and care about them too!

Anita  (EAP2)

Learning English at BROWNS is Fun Too!

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As part of the Beginner Active8 Syllabus, the students studied language relating community services and events. To take part in initiatives in the local community, the students organised a community bike ride, using the City Cycle Bicycle Hire services. This is public bike hire scheme which encourages people living in Brisbane to commute around the city in an environmentally friendly way. See http://www.citycycle.com.au/.

The students had to register for their account, which allowed the students to practice their English Language skills in an authentic way; and create their itinerary and discuss this with the class. Student then all cycled together across various points of interest within the Brisbane area.

This was a hugely enjoyable, authentic and hands on lesson. Thanks go to the A1 Active8 Teacher Jacquie Fleming for helping with the organisation of the class.

Junior Program 2015 – Gold Coast Campus (Week 6)

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Day 35

Monday morning as usual, we welcomed new students to the Junior Program.
It was great to meet some new friends.
After fluency practice and some ‘small talk’ role- plays we went shopping for the afternoon.

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Day 36

This morning students learned a lot about animals and how to describe them.
We also learned about some animals that students will be seeing on Saturday at Currumbin Sanctuary.
We talked about them, we wrote about them, and we had our own version of ‘The great Australian Spelling Bee’.
The afternoon was spent chilling out with friends playing pool, ping pong, playstation and for some, a movie.

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Day 37

In class today we studied greeting cards and how to write them.
We discussed lots of occasions for celebration and traditions related to them.
In the afternoon, students rode the AquaDuck, an amphibious vehicle here on the Gold Coast and some of them were able to steer the vehicle too.

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Day 38

Juniors studied prepositions of movement, before going Ten Pin Bowling with friends.
Everyone had a good time together making the most of the time they have left here at BROWNS.

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Day 39

Today is a little sad and happy at the same time.
The last class began with grammar and ended with students talking about jobs and what they would like to be when they leave school.
After recess, we spent time making and writing THANKYOU CARDS to Hostfamilies.
To end the day students autographed souvenir certficates for each other with heartfelt words and took lots and lots of photos at the class party.

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Day 40 – Full Day Activity

CURRUMBIN SANCTUARY

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Junior Program 2015 – Gold Coast Campus (Week 5)

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Day 29

Monday morning started another busy week for the juniors.
The day started with fluency practice interviewing the new students.
The day finished with a trip to ‘TIMEZONE’ for heaps of fun playing Laser Tag, video games and driving Dodgem Cars.

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Day 30

Students studied future forms and making plans with friends in English.
Hard work this morning was followed by some sports in the sun – Beach Volleyball, Cricket and Soccer.

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Day 31

The Juniors learned ‘prepositions of place’ today and practised giving directions in English using them.
After lunch, we visited BOND university and were given a tour of the campus here on the Gold Coast.

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Day 32

What a day!
Whale watching at sea in the sun off the beautiful Gold Coast.

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Day 33 – Full Day Activity

MOVIEWORLD

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Junior Program 2015 – Gold Coast Campus (Week 4)

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Junior program rocked this week!
New friends and loads of fun…

Day 22

Monday morning there were new friends to meet.
After morning orientation and classes, we got to know each other over a great Aussie game called “Barefoot Bowls”

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Day 23

Tuesday morning was spent learning about Aboriginal art and storytelling,
then it was traditional Aboriginal ‘Dot Painting’ by the sea.
After lunch, some Australian reptiles visited us on campus and students were able to get up close and personal with them.

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Day 24

All Day excursion to JELLURGAL Aboriginal Cultural Centre.
Students watched a mini movie about the early Aboriginals on the Gold Coast, after that was a live Aboriginal dance performance.
Everyone received a boomerang to decorate using the traditional painting techniques we learned in class and then we went on a guided bushwalk to learn about the first Aboriginal people who lived in the area. We finished the day with a stop at the lookout over ‘Tallebudgera Creek’

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Day 25

We studied lots of shopping vocabulary today.
We also learned lots of questions to ask when you are shopping.
After lunch, we went outlet shopping at HARBOUR TOWN and were able to use everything learned in class.

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Day 26

Questions, Questions, Questions….
We studied: word order in questions, questions to ask someone when you first meet and questions to learn about other people’s countries.
Students enjoyed cooking and sharing a BBQ together at ‘The Broadwater Parklands’ near campus, where they asked each other MORE QUESTIONS.
Then it was time for FRIDAY FAREWELLS, autograph signing and last day photos as more of our juniors went home.

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Day 27 – Saturday – Full day activity

DREAMWORLD

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