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Embassy English 29 January 2016 - by Lisa Cameron, ELICOS Teacher, Embassy English Gold Coast

The Story Behind the Photo: Gold Coast, Australia

Do you want to know what student life is really like at our Embassy English Schools? Let’s look at some of the intriguing pictures our schools post on social media from around the world, and dig a little deeper to find out the story behind the photo. Here’s one from Embassy English Gold Coast, one of our four study centres in Australia.

Zoom in and take a closer look at what’s going on…
pizza party

Who’s in the photo?

In this photo are some of the students from Gold Coast Campus, Camila from Brazil, Sue and Hoyong from Korea, Constance from France, Daniel from Columbia, and maybe even one headless teacher, James, wearing white trousers!


 What’s happening in the photo?

Every last Friday of the month, we have ‘Free Food Friday’!  On this particular day, we have provided free pizza.  The students are all about to dig in, enjoy the pizza and talk with their school mates  about their past week and plans for the weekend.

surfers paradise

Where are you?

We are in the student common area, which is on level 4 just outside the classrooms. It’s a great place to chill out before and after class.

surfers paradise

What were you doing 5 mins before/after this photo was taken?

Five minutes before this photo was taken, we were listening to speeches from our graduating students, clapping, cheering, laughing and some of us were crying! We’ll miss you!!!

Five minutes after this photo was taken, almost all the pizza had disappeared and many happily satisfied students were still hanging out together.

surfers paradise

What would we see 5 paces to the left/right of this picture?

Five paces to the right you would see many students relaxing on the sofas eating more pizza and chatting with their friends from all around the world.

Five paces to the left you would see some of the graduating students taking photos with their classmates and teachers, while eating pizza!

surfers paradise

What 3 words would you use to describe this day or moment in time?

Mouth-watering, noisy and (so much) fun!

surfers paradise

How does this picture help to explain the “Embassy Experience?”

At Embassy we love to see our students interacting with each other outside the classroom.  The students talk in English together no matter what level, Elementary to Advanced, all having a great conversation while enjoying an experience together.

surfers paradise

What are your 3 favourite things to do in the city?

  1. Go up to the top of Q1 and take in the breathtakingly gorgeous view.
  2. Watch the sunrise or sunset at the beach on a clear sunny day.
  3. Watch the street entertainers at the local night market.

surfers paradise

Can you tell us 5 things students can do within walking distance of your school?

  1. Of course, first and foremost, the students can easily wander down to the absolutely stunning beach.
  2. There are also many shops to browse in or purchase a few souvenirs.
  3. Loads of great bars and restaurants line the streets nearby; pick whatever you fancy from an Aussie meat pie, a quick burger or some delicious Japanese sushi.
  4. Take advantage of the free beside BBQ areas and enjoy cooking with your friends.
  5. Play games in Australia biggest electronic games centre ‘Time Zone’.

surfers paradise

What 3 words do you think sum up your city?

Sunny, exciting and vibrant. Life’s all about balance, right? At our English school in Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast it’s easy to get the balance right – study hard, then have fun!

 Are you interested in studying English in the beautiful Gold Coast? Contact us for more information! 

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