Leyno's story

Monday, March 14, 2005

Ku-Ring-Gai National Park

Ku-ring-gai National Park is located 24km from the centre of Sydney.

This park is the second oldest national park in NSW .it conserves some 15 000 hectares of sandstone bushland .It contains many Aboriginal sites .Many steeps valleys lead to many spectacular views .Its great place to go to bushwalking, sightseeing ,picnicking or boating .Within the park there are several Aboriginal sites to visit include :The Basin Track Aboriginal engraving site .

Over 2million people each year visit the area to enjoy its natural beauty.

Sunday, March 06, 2005

One of the most beatiful city in the world

One of the most beautiful cities in the world

Paris is a very old city located towards the top of France, and was the home to most of French royalty.

France is a very multicultural country just like Australia .People in Paris are very friendly ,easy going and elegant .Paris has and always is famous for it’s fashion ,for example the world famous Paris cat walk fashion parade ,labels such as Jean-Paul Gautier , Yves Saint-Laurent , Channel and Christian Dior just to name a few .
Paris is like a big shopping centre, with clothing stores in every street .The most famous shopping centre in Paris is the Gallery Lafayette. It is the centre for fashion labels preferred by almost every woman.
There are also many luxury hotels like Le Ritz, George V etc…
The churches in Paris are also famous because they are very old and absolutely magnificent, for example Notre dame .You would need a lot of time to visit every museum in Paris, the largest number of visitors from all around the world.
Of course we can’t forget the Eiffel tower got its name from Gustav Eiffel who designed it .It is also one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
To travel in Paris people can use the metro, trams, buses but it’s hard to travel by car because there are many traffic light which waste a lot of time and it’s very difficult to find parking.
There are a lot of place for entertainment like the clubs, cinemas, night clubs, bars, theatres, opera houses and one of the most famous entertainment places is Le Moulin Rouge.

Paris is the city for lovers, fashion, history, culture and entertainment .It’s just really enough to have one or two weeks to visit the most beautiful city in the world.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Career Information Center

Career Information Center

The Career Information Centre in Sydney is in a large, multistorey building on the first floor. The centre has a lot of information which helps people find a job or a course they like.

On the ground floor there’s a reception and 6 information personnel who people can talk to. On the first floor there’s also a reception. A host talks to people who come for the first time to explain to them how they can find a job or suitable training using the centre.

There are many useful resources at the centre. They include 4 computers with software programmes about careers and many shelves which contain information about all the jobs in Australia. They have a big desk for people who want to sit and look at folders quietly. People can also make photocopies for free and get other information on video cassette.

Everything in the centre like the information in the folders, on video and from the people that work there, is to help find a job or a course which is suitable..

AMES Bankstown

AMES (The Adult Migrant English Service) at Bankstown is one of several government English language schools for adult migrants who have just arrived in Australia.
AMES at Bankstown is across from Bankstown Square. There’re many buses that go to AMES, also there is a train station not far from the school. The students use the buses and train to go to AMES.

There are many classes in AMES and different levels of English courses. They also offer other services to the students like a child care for the women who have children but no one to look after them.

AMES resources include computers, with which the students can learn more English, listening, speaking, reading and doing exercises and there’s a teacher who helps the students who don’t know how to use the computers.

In the library there are many books to help students to learn more English. The students can also borrow the books from the library for one week.

Although they offer other programmes like a home tutor, not many students make use of the home tutor. Once a week a counsellor comes to school to help students who have psychological, personal, English language problems etc…

So AMES at Bankstown is a big school with many teachers, many students who come from different countries. And with a lot of services for adult students who want to learn English.

Sunday, February 20, 2005



Everyone knows smoking is very bad for the health, because it’s written on all the packets and all the doctors advise people against smoking. Also a lot of smokers continue to smoke because they have a habit. A lot of them are like drug addicts because cigarettes contain a lot of nicotine and this stays in their blood. They also believe cigarettes help them to be more relaxed but this is completely false.

Sometimes people start smoking cigarettes because a friend gives them one to try. Then they see around them lots of people smoking and they want to be like other people; they like to be cool.

I think that tobacco companies always know they are doing a lot of things wrong. Because they make a lot of money at the same time they make people and children sick! I think cigarettes shouldn’t sell too cheaply. And they should make more advertisements to show people how bad it is to smoke, not just on the cigarette packets.
I think the government does a good job in regard to cigarette companies. But I think they should collect more money from cigarette production.


Thursday, February 03, 2005

My life

My name is Lena. I’m 25years old and l have been married for 5 months to a wonderful husband. We live with my family-in-law, we are going to live with them until we have enough money to buy a house.

Before coming to Australia I was working as a salesgirl in a clothes shop in Paris. But I was not born in France. When I was 8 years old, my parents migrated to Marseille from Turkey. Four years later we moved to Paris. In Paris I went to school until 16 years old, then I started to work. A lot of my school friends left the school at 16. After that a lot of them regretted this. After we finished school my friends and I continued to see one another.

All my family is in France. I miss them a lot. Australia is a beautiful country.
I’m very happy here.