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💙


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.


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


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



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


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



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




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

Looking for a JOB? :)

LW12On-board Waiter/Waitress

SeaLink/Captain Cook Cruises WA, Perth’s Premier Cruise Company is looking for enthusiastic and passionate waitstaff with at least 5 years working experience in restaurants and function centers, trained in silver service and running buffets. This position requires a high level of attention to the customer, dining service and the overall cruise experience.

We operate cruises 7 days and 7 nights a week from Barrack Square in Perth, whether it is a full day wine cruise to the Swan Valley, a Lunch Cruise to Fremantle or a Twilight evening cruise, there is plenty of variety to be had working in this rare and exciting environment.


·         Proven experience of at least 5 years as wait staff

·         Experience in silver service and running buffets

·         Experience in training and supervising staff

·         High level of customer-orientation and planning skills

·         Working knowledge of cash register and any ordering information systems

·         Outstanding people and team building skills

·         Patient and friendly with demonstrated experience in problem solving

·         The position can be physically demanding and therefore requires good overall fitness

·         High school diploma, RSA and current First Aid certificate are required

·         Basic food safety training

·         Experience of being on and around boats would be a plus


  • Boarding and disembarking passengers
  • Preparing and maintaining a high standard of cleanliness and care to the passenger areas at all times
  • General waiter/waitressing duties: i.e. setting up tables, buffets, etc.
  • Bar service, stocking fridges and stock control
  • Customer interaction

Please only apply if you meet the above criteria.

Applicants need to be available for a mixture of shifts during the week (day/night) and on weekends (day/night).


  • Industry leading training programs
  • Career development – Long term opportunities in the marine tourism industry
  • Commercial sea time
  • Progression in career enhancement
  • Becoming a part of a passionate team
  • Being on the Swan River daily whilst interacting with people from all walks of life…it doesn’t get any better!

If you feel you can positively add to our organisation and fit the above criteria please apply.

Immediate start.


Cleaner – Greenmount

Regis is one of Australia’s leading providers of innovative aged care facilities.

We aim to continuously improve the support we deliver while emphasising the personal independence of our residents.
We are currently looking for experienced cleaners to join our team located in Greenmount, Perth.
Positions are available in a permanent part time capacity, working a combination of morning and afternoon (4 hour) shifts, across 7 days.
You will be responsible for maintaining the highest possible standards of cleanliness and hygiene across the residence with a strong focus on minimising health risks and maximising safety.

About you:

• Previous cleaning experience in a commercial, health care or aged care environment
• Solid knowledge of cleaning products and safe handling, storage and disposal of chemicals
• Previous experience working with and using cleaning equipment
• Clear communication skills both written and verbally
• A passion for interacting with our residents

Unique benefits of Regis:
Working for Regis is a lifestyle choice – the facility you work in is the home of our residents and we want you to feel at home as well.
As a Cleaner employed with Regis, some of the benefits you will see include:
• Financial studies assistance support to enable you to develop
• The opportunity to work shifts that suit your lifestyle
• Self management of your availability – pick up extra shifts
• Appreciation and a warm smile every day at work
• Annual flu shot provided on site

A current police check must be provided.
See more about Regis Birkdale
Regis is living, with support.

F&B Attendant (Casual) – Tapas & Raw Bar – InterContinental Perth

 At InterContinental Hotels & Resorts we want our guests to feel special, cosmopolitan and In the Know.

Heno & Rey, Tapas and Raw Bar in Perth’s CBD opens October 2017.  Situated on the buzzing and lively corner of Hay & King St and across from His Majesty’s Theatre this venue will open out to the street and will be right in the heart of the action of our CBD.  The vision and feel will be hip but approachable, interactive, independent and authentic Spanish cuisine with locally supplied produce.Want to know more about Heno & Rey? See us on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/henoandrey/
The casual Food and Beverage Attendant will be responsible for working with the team to bring to life the concept, service energy and efficient beverage creation.
With exciting new restaurant and bar concepts, we are looking for team members who are excited about delivering a product and service that will lead the market; exceed guest service standards whilst delivering a guest experience that is unique.
Successful candidates will have experience working in a similar role in a busy & modern venue, and be available to work shift work including evenings, weekends and public holidays.

Candidates must also have current working rights for Australia which allows them to work greater than 25 hours per week throughout the year.

In return, we’ll give you a competitive benefits package and the chance to work with a fantastic team. Most importantly, we’ll give you Room to be yourself.

To find out more about us and apply for this or any other jobs with IHG please contact us at www.ihg.com/careers.

Wait & Bar Staff Needed

Market leading hospitality operators are seeking experienced Wait & Bar Staff for Island Market Kitchen & Bar. This is a great opportunity to jump head first into a new venue & concept at north Trigg Beach.

Island Market’s food and beverage program is led by industry professionals, and will offer a serious yet fun style.  We are searching for like minded individuals who will be able to deliver a similar experience to our valuable customers. Casual positions are available with opportunities to work full time hours.

Those applicants with a real love for food, wine and the hospitality industry will be preferable candidates.

Successful applicants must hold:

  • A minimum of two years’ experience in similar roles
  • Devotion & passion for the hospitality industry
  • Experience with busy & faced paced working environments
  • Knowledge of spirits and cocktails, with willingness to learn more
  • Exceptional food & wine knowledge
  • Charisma, personality and a fantastic attitude
  • The ability to deliver impeccable customer service
  • A positive ‘can do’ attitude and a proactive mentality
  • A current RSA

What you will get in return:

  • Positive & fun working environment
  • Opportunity to work with some of the most well-known WA hospitality professionals
  • Training and career development opportunities


Part time Waiter/Waitress in Rossmoyne

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

  • Be available at least 1 day at weekends
  • Have at least 6 months of experience as a Waiter/Waitress
  • Have Australian work rights


Casual Waiter/Waitress in Ascot

A bar/restaurant in Ascot is seeking a casual Waiter/Waitress (up to 25 hours per week) to join our team.To be considered for this role you should:

  • Be available at least 1 day at weekends
  • Have at least 2 years of experience as a Waiter/Waitress
  • Have Australian work rights


Wait staff – Miss Maud Belmont

Miss Maud is one of Perth’s top established hospitality groups comprising of 18 Pastry Houses, a Boutique Hotel, Smorgasbord Restaurant, Bakehouse, Catering Department, and Administration.We are seeking an energetic and hands on wait staff and kitchen hands to join our dynamic fast paced cafes.  You will have hospitality/catering experience in a similar role and a passion for production gorgeous high quality products.

About you:
• Fantastic speed of work with a sense of urgency
• Good time management and organisational skills
• Excellent communication and English language skills
• Ability to easily follow direction and instruction
• A desire to learn and the motivation to match
• Fine eye for detail
• Ability to maintain product presentation

About the role:
We are seeking hands on energetic wait staff and kitchen hands to join our dynamic fast paced cafes. Duties may include:
• Exceptional customer service
• Serving food and drinks
• Clearing tables and resetting
• Creating Miss Maud gourmet sandwiches, baguettes and wraps
• Preparing the kitchen for the lunch time rush
• Producing a large range of Miss Maud catering platters
• Cleaning and sanitising the kitchen to ensure all food safe standards are met.

What’s in it for you?
Tired of working nights? It’s not just a job to us, we want you to like coming to work and have a work life balance which includes no nights and alternate weekends. Plus, we offer ongoing training and development, and career opportunities for those candidates with the drive to succeed.
Plus, we offer:
• Development and training opportunities and involvement.
• Opportunity for advancement –  we promote internally
• Miss Maud staff discounts
• Discounts on health insurance and banking

How to apply
If you want to grow your career in kitchen operations, with a great team in a dynamic business, please follow the links and apply now.

Food & Beverage Attendant (Waitperson)

Aloft Perth, opened on 26 May 2017, boasts Perth’s newest dining and function venues serving up stylish modern cuisine. Truly passionate about the chic new venues they work in and the customer service guests expect at a Marriott property, our family of F&B Talent is truly unique and bursting at the seams with sass & savviness!

All three areas will be busy throughout any given day; however the quality of produce & service is never comprised. Aloft Perth not only showcases the best of WA Talent, but we also pride ourselves on sourcing and supporting local producers & suppliers. This role requires a talented foodie and inspired thinker who is ready to hit the ground running in the world’s fastest growing hotel company.


  • Are cool, confident and collected. A true team player that thrives under pressure and takes pride in your personal presentation.
  • Have good time management & the ability to multi-task.
  • Are a passionate foodie!
  • Hold a current WA RSA.
  • Can bring flair and fun to anything you do!


Aloft Perth is redefining the boutique hotel experience. Savvy travellers will appreciate the sassy vibe in Springs Kitchen and W XYZ Bar, our hotspots for social dining throughout the day; while our corporate clients will connect and create in our state-of-the-art conference and function spaces.

Want to work in a place where energy flows, personalities mingle and opportunities abound? A place where anything can happen?




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