A very big welcome to our new students for the week! :)

Hello and welcome to our brand new students for the week!

  We have 15 wonderful people joining the Lexis Family! Please say a big hello to:
Larissa, Franz, Severin and Leila from Switzerland, Lucas, Thalita, Bruna, Wanderson and Thalytta from Brazil, Natsumi and Ryona from Japan, Santiago from Colombia, Eloidie from Portugal, Teresa from Italy and Tappan from Thailand 

 #lexisperth #lexisenglishperth#firstdayofschool #lexisfamily💙

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Enjoy your first week, everyone!!

As a Cambridge Part 2 writing task, CPE Students were asked to write in to a magazine to describe the cultural significance of food in their region or country.

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Here is Damjan Kostovic’s letter:

 

The Editor,

I am writing in response to your article about the cultural significance of food.

Being a Swiss citizen, I was often confronted with other people’s preconceptions about Swiss food, and I can assure you that they are, more often than not, a matter of fact. Switzerland, chocolate, and cheese seem to be inextricably intertwined, and the lack of it, consequently, may make deep inroads into the lives of the Swiss population. It stands to reason, therefore, that Swiss food is exceedingly important to the Swiss citizenry.

Continuously being faced with food is an everyday occurrence. Not only are we subject to numerous kinds of tempting chocolate, but we are also confronted by food from every culture of the world. At times, it is not even physical food, as for instance in advertisements for the latest burger newly released by Burger King. And since the opportunities from which you can choose seem endless, there is always something for every taste. The reasons for this food culture are straightforward and clear: the food market is a huge business with millions of dollars’ worth of profit, and humans frequently cannot resist their instinctive drives to eat.

Cheese and chocolate have always been embedded within Swiss culture, but with the inexorable march of globalisation, Swiss customs concerning food have also altered. International food has earned its spot in Switzerland, and since Switzerland has a big proportion of foreigners among its population, it is obvious that they have brought their favourite food customs with them, hance it is no longer a rarity that Turkish ‘kebabs’ and Swiss ‘Applermaggrone’ meet in the streets of Lucerne. Despite this, Swiss people still tend to maintain the status quo when it comes to celebrations such as Christmas. The typical ‘fondue’ still finds its way to the Swiss table, but admittedly, it has become a rarer sight.

Thus, these examples suggest that food plays a fundamental role in our society, but food customs are in a constant state of transformation.

I hope you find my views of interest.

 

Yours faithfully

 

D. Kostevic (Mr.)

 

Looking for a Job? :)

 Loooking for a Job

Cleaner

Quayclean Australia Pty Ltd is a dynamic and growing cleaning company specializing in cleaning, presentation and waste management services within the sporting, lifestyle and educational facilities. Quayclean has offices in all states of Australia and has specialist skills that deliver high standards of service and consistency to its customers.  Quayclean have evolved over 15 years to be enjoying a period of continued growth and development and we are recruiting for an individual whom show experience and personal standards in cleaning requirements.

Our clients include stadiums, sporting facilities and educational facilities. We are currently recruiting for cleaners at a sporting facility.

To be a successful candidate you should have:-

Experience in cleaning  – in services/housekeeping related industry.

High personal presentation, good verbal and written communication skills.

The right to work in Australia.

Police Check is essential.

Opportunities for further career development are available within our highly motivated team.

Please email your resumes to: violeta@quayclean.com.au

https://www.seek.com.au/job/34692457?type=standard&userqueryid=c9d10eef9331aa91037ec6eceddea98b-2795369

 

Night Shift Cleaner

We currently have an opportunity for casual night cleaners for immediate start.

Shifts will be Monday-Friday with a PM start with possible weekend work.

To be successful you must have the following skills and attributes:

  • White Card
  • Police Clearance
  • Excellent work ethic such as pride in work, reliable, well presented and punctual
  • Experience in a cleaning type of role
  • The ability to be a team player within a busy environment
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, sound English verbal and written communications
  • Good knowledge of and a commitment to safe working practices
  • Attention to detail
  • Mobility that will allow for bending and stretching
  • Physical ability to walk/stand for lengthy periods
  • Ability to work flexible hours

https://www.seek.com.au/job/34687171?type=standard&userqueryid=c9d10eef9331aa91037ec6eceddea98b-2795369

Casual Waiter/Waitress in Fremantle

A bar/restaurant/other in Fremantle is seeking a casual Waiter/Waitress (up to 35 hours per week) to join our team.To be considered for this role you should:

  • Be available at both days at weekends
  • Have at least 6 months of experience as a Waiter/Waitress
  • Have Australian work rights

https://www.seek.com.au/job/34696327?type=standard&userqueryid=eaa2fac0a845ec37fa2f20235dcd9f96-2900251

 

Casual Waiter/Waitress in South Perth

A restaurant/cafe in South Perth is seeking a casual Waiter/Waitress (up to 30 hours per week) to join our team.To be considered for this role you should:

  • Be available at both days at weekends
  • Have at least 2 years of experience as a Waiter/Waitress
  • Have Australian work rights

https://www.seek.com.au/job/34694171?type=standard&userqueryid=eaa2fac0a845ec37fa2f20235dcd9f96-2900251

 

Housekeeping

Quest West Perth is seeking experienced Housekeepers to join its team on a casual basis, working 20 hours or more per week.

The position involves providing housekeeping and room attendant services for apartments and cleaning common areas to ensure the presentation of the property in accordance with the high standards of the Quest Brand.

Successful applicants will report to the Housekeeping Supervisor and be required to demonstrate:

  • can do, responsible, and flexible approach to work
  • excellent communication skills and a friendly customer service demeanour
  • keen eye for detail and excellent organisational skills
  • strong time management skills with the ability to meet targets
  • strong focus on workplace safety
  • working knowledge of OH&S standards

You must be able to work a minimum of 20 hours per week on day shifts including weekdays, weekends and public holidays.

Physical fitness is important, and successful candidates will be required to complete a medical assessment prior to commencement.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contact.

Applicants must have the right to work in Australia. We look forward to receiving your application…!!

Applications by email only hk.westperth@questapartments.com.au

As a Cambridge Part 2 writing task, CPE Students were asked to write in to a magazine to describe a risk they themselves had taken and why people in general take risks. Here is Juliana Navarro’s letter:

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The Editor,

I am writing in response to your article “Taking Risks Makes Life Worth Living” to contribute my own experience and views on the topic.

Recently, I travelled to Karijini National Park with my fiancé, and once there, we heard about a nearby ghost town. This town was evacuated a few years ago because of asbestos contamination – a toxic and carcinogenic substance that used to be mined there. Despite all the warning signs on the road, which was itself  also hazardous to drive on without a four-wheel-drive vehicle, we decided to visit the town anyway.

The sun was setting, and we considered several times during the trip going back, but we were thrilled by the mixed feelings of fear and curiosity, and we managed to reach the town. Fortunately, nothing untoward happened, and we went back to our camping site with a big smile and a pleasurable feeling of having conquered something unique.

Taking my experience as an example, it is these inexplicable feelings before, during and after an adventure that make people put themselves in jeopardy. The feeling before and during a risky situation can be justified by the rush of adrenalin, which is a body mechanism to get us prepared to run or fight, whichever is necessary, when faced with an environmental peril. This mechanism was essential to pre-historic human beings, who were surrounded by wild animals and vulnerable to natural phenomena, but nowadays we live very peaceful lives, and it is rare to be confronted with a situation that will pump you with adrenalin. This scenario might be boring for some people, so they look for experiences that can make them feel alive.

Secondly, there is a particular feeling after a dangerous moment. It is a feeling of empowerment, relief, and fulfilment only experienced after facing a challenge and succeeding at it. Humans are driven by challenges, and while for some people having children is challenging enough, for others there is a necessity to always push their human limitations. In the end, it is always a matter of proving themselves and seeing that they are capable of facing their feelings and being courageous.

I thank you for the opportunity to express my views and perspective on this topic.

Yours faithfully

Juliana Jobim