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Monday, February 21, 2005


Bankstown AMES

The Adult Migrant English Centre at Bankstown is one of several government English language schools for newly-arrived, adult migrants who need English language training for further study or employment.

The centre is located in Jacob street, close to Bankstown Square and opposite Bankstown Council offices.
It is a storey blue, brick and cement building. At the front of the building, there are step and ramp on the ground floor, there is a reception area, about seven classrooms: childcare, teacher’s staff room and amenities. The first floor has a library, computer room, student’s room, counsellor’s room and five classrooms.

There are many different staff in the Centre: trained, experienced adult ESL teachers, friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, bilingual reception staff.

The students at the centre have different language and different nationalities, education and culture backgrounds. They have a range of English levels and needs. This depends on their previous English study and current goals.

If you want to make an appointment for an interview to find out if you are eligible and what time is suitable for you study.


Huyen Ngoc Pham , 21st Feb 2005

1. Why do people smoke they know how bad it is for their health?

Everyone knows smocking is bad for their health, because it is displayed on every cigarette packet. Also a lot of smoker has diseases caused by smoking. However, they still smoke because they have an addiction to nicotine. They also believe cigarette help them to relax, and some people believe it help them to work better. They are concerned about the possible side affects of medication and nicotine patches.

2. What maker’s people take up smoking in the first place?

They want to experiment or try smoking. They want to known how it feels and tastes. It may be just for fun and they might not continue smoking. Many famous people can be seen smoking in the movies, TV, and newspapers. Some people especially young people want to be like them. So they imitate their behaviours.

3. What do you think of tobacco companies making money out of the sale of cigarette?

It is bad for tobacco companies to make money out of the sale of cigarette that caused disease and death. Cigarette companies support tobacco farmers by buying their crops. If the farmers can’t sell their crops, they can’t make a living. Farmers should grow alternative crops and cigarette companies should produced alternative products.

4. What do thing about governments collecting revenue from cigarette production?

Revenue helps governments to pay for many expenses in a modern economy, like pensions, health, job, education, pharmaceuticals, defence etc.

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

My daughter

Yesterday my daughter started primary school. She's very happy because she will be friends with everybody in the her class. But she is sad because she can't speak and understand her friends. But I know in a few months she will speak English fluently.

Monday, January 31, 2005

My life

Huyen Ngoc Pham

My name is Huyen. I come from Vietnam. My birthday is 17.10.1971.
I have got a daughter, she is ten years old.
I finished my degree at a Law of University in 1992. From 1992 to 2004 I worked in the Vietnamese Postal and Telecommunication Cooperation.
In December 2004 my daughter and I came to Australia. My family is living in Bankstown. My husband is working in the city. Everyday I walk to AMES to study English.
Today is the thirty first of January 2005 . I took my daughter to primary school by car and it is her first day at school.