Vocabulary Top Tip!

Here’s some great vocabulary tips from Justin, the DOS at GV Byron Bay.

Hi Guys, As the Cambridge exams are nearing now is the time to really sit down and learn as much vocabulary as you possibly can. I thought I’d share one good technique to help you. The keyword method can be used in a wide variety of situations and has a range of helpful applications. One very useful application for using the keyword technique is to use it for learning vocabulary.

This technique can be seen as a four part process.


The keyword technique can help you to remember vocabulary you might otherwise forget. For example, if you need to remember that barrister is another word for lawyer, first create a keyword for the unfamiliar word, barrister. Remember, a keyword is a word that sounds like the new word and is easily pictured. A good keyword for barrister could be a bar (as in where people drink together).

Create a picture of the keyword and the definition doing something together. Make the most interesting picture you can think of where the two words interact. For example, a picture of a lawyer sitting having a few drinks in a bar in his white wig could be an easy way to remember these two words! Any image that is fun and that you can remember is fine!

Give it a go! There has been lots of research into vocabulary acquisition and for higher level learners this has been proven to be very successful!

Thanks Justin!


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GV Workshop – Job Search

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Shop assistant – Wurtulla

Bakery shop assistant needed. Must be honest, reliable, neat and clean. Experience an advantage but not essential. Duties include customer service, cash handling, some food preparation and general cleaning. Hours: 6 am to 1 pm Saturday and 7am to 1pm Sunday. Junior wages apply. To apply call Leigh or Shane on 54931601

Need Housekeeper ASAP ACCOM. Beachside Resort Sunshine Coast

A young creative family seeks 2 housekeepers to work at their private home on the Sunshine Coast for 15-20 hrs/wk each.

Hours would be as follows:

Housekeeper 1: total hrs/wk = 15

Sunday 7-12pm (5hrs)
Monday 7-12pm (5hrs)
Tuesday 7-12pm (5hrs)

Housekeeper 2: total hrs/wk = 20

Wednesday 7-12 (5hrs)
Thursday 7-12 (5hrs)
Friday 7-12 (5hrs)
Saturday 7-12 (5hrs)

Please send your CV and a picture of yourself to staffresumes@yahoo.com.au ASAP

Experienced Cleaner Required

Experienced cleaner required for 2 commercial sites on the Sunshine Coast on a temporary basic. Would suit a current cleaner looking for extra cash.
Details of Job:
*All equipment is supplied
*Mooloolaba site is 1.5hrs a night Monday to Saturday
*Caloundra site is 1hr Monday, Wednesday, Friday
*References preferred
*Reliable transport needed
* Required 5/03/11 to 15/03/11
* Paid Cash/ no invoice required
* $20hr
* led to permanent work for right person
Please send resume or details to cleaning@consultant.com

Night Duty Officer

Happening backpackers in Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast is looking for an responsible night watchman. For 3-4 nights a week (10pm to 5am)  you will receive accommodation in a four share ensuite dorm and a small wage, plus free use of surf boards, stand-up paddle boards and other facilities.

Duties include: locking up common areas, ensuring hostel is quiet all evening. removing rubbish bins, cleaning common area.

 A great location if you are looking to learn to surf and want to chill out for a while. For further details please send email.

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Cleaner / Nanny

Seeking a happy trustworthy energetic cleaner/nanny to wash, iron, sweep, vac, make beds, fold washing, and clean in general.

You should have attention to detail, and be willing to be flexible with tasks and working hours. You should be good with children and love animals. Salary and accommodation in a safe, clean resort style backpackers on the Sunshine Coast. All nationalities welcome.

Email resume and picture to staffresumes@yahoo.com.au

Applications without a photograph and CV will not be considered.

There are few varying jobs available so if you are a positive hardworking person with intiative we would love to hear from you.

Babysitter /Nanny – Buddina

wanted asap; babysitter/nanny for one and three yr old boys, sunny cst/kawana area. casual hrs,pay negotiable.pls ph to discuss qualifications/experience.

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We are a small cleaning business based on the Sunshine Coast and due to the growth of the company we currently have vacancies for Experienced Domestic Cleaners and Bond Cleaners.

At the present time the Bond Cleaning positions are on a casual basis as and when required. The Domestic Cleaning positions we have clients waiting on regular weekly and fortnightly cleans.

If you have the experience required for the position advertised, please send in your resume and covering letter, and let us know your availability.

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What’s cooking?

Lamingtons were on the menu for the “What’s Cooking?” afternoon option class yesterday. It looks like fun and the food is certainly delicious but students actually work hard. They learn lots of interesting and relevant vocabulary/ phrases and they get to practise speaking in a fun environment. Classes include visits to the supermarket and food outlets where students can use the English they are learning in a ‘real world’ situation. Quite often students get to introduce recipes from their own countries which is a wonderful way to learn about different cultures and countries. The best thing about it, however,  is that it’s all done in English! Keep up the good work!

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