21 January, 2019

IELTS Writing Workshops in Brisbane

Upcoming IELTS Writing Workshops

Learn how to show off your English skills to impress your examiner!

These workshops are aimed at candidates requiring Band 7 or higher in IELTS.

It is recommended that you are a native speaker and/or have achieved at least 6.5 for Writing with no lower than 7 for Reading and/or Listening in a recent test.

Eventbrite - YES! IELTS at EMSA - Workshop 1 - IELTS Writing Task 2: TR & CC for Band 7+

  • Intensive 2-hour workshops for IELTS Writing Tasks 1 and 2
  • Suitable for Academic and General test candidates
  • Learn tips and tricks from an IELTS expert with over 15 years' experience
  • Option to get personalised feedback on your own writing
  • Maximum of 10 participants per workshop

  • Candidates seeking IELTS Band 7, Band 7.5, Band 8, Band 8.5 and Band 9
  • Native speakers
  • Academic and General test candidates

You must be a native English speaker or have received a recent score of
  • Band 6.5 or higher in Writing AND
  • Band 7 or higher in Reading and Listening

  • Early Bird Registration $108
  • Regular Registration $135
  • SPECIAL! Buy two or more regular registration tickets and receive a 25% discount ($101.25 per ticket)
  • Register via Eventbrite: http://yes-ielts.eventbrite.com

  • Laptop or tablet with wifi connectivity

  • Level 7, 359 Queen St, Brisbane City

  • Mondays 1.30pm - 3.30pm
  • Tuesdays 9:30am - 11:30am and 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Eventbrite - YES! IELTS - Workshops for Band 7+

Please see http://yes-ielts.eventbrite.com for other upcoming IELTS Workshops


Tish Kirkland  BA, CELTA, DipTeaching

13 October, 2018

Jacaranda Season


October and November in Brisbane are the months when the jacaranda trees are in bloom. Jacaranda trees have bright purple flowers and you can see them in many Brisbane suburbs. Two of the best places to marvel at the beauty jacaranda trees are in New Farm Park and at the lakes at the University of Queensland (St Lucia campus).

You'll need to take a look at them before the 'storm season' (from mid-late November) sets in and knocks all the pretty flowers off the trees with wind and hail.

University students know it's exam time when the jacarandas are in bloom because the end of the academic year is in November. Local folk-law says that if a jacaranda flower falls off the tree and lands on your head, you will fail your exams! However, if you can catch another falling jacaranda blossom in your hand before it hits the ground, then you can reverse this bad luck.

There is a well-known Brisbane painting called 'Under the Jacaranda' by R. Godfrey Rivers which can be seen at the Queensland Art Gallery.

You can see more jacarandas in these 'Jacaranda Hotspots' of Brisbane and along Coronation Drive and outside the Regatta (pub).

Image from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacaranda