Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
I read your email and I am happy to hear from you!I am going to tell you where I prefer to go on
for holidays here in Greece.
Firstly,there are many places that Greece can offer for holidays but I'll tell you my favorite ones. The first place I like going to is my uncle's house in Chania.I like this location because my uncle's house is huge and his kids are in my age, (comma) so I can spend my time playing and chatting with them.Moreover,there is a fascinating beach near my uncle's house so we can go there whenever we want to.
(Change paragraph-the email is too long!)
Now that I told you what
is my favorite place for holidays in the summer is, I'll tell you about my favorite place to go on holidays in the winter!Well, my family and I usually go to my granny's village because there is so much snow that we can play with it.But,because sometimes it gets boring, I have started taking my friends with me there, so we can all have a great time playing card games,snow games,watching TV and chatting of course.Furthermore,when winter's over,spring is next.My favorite location to spend my free days in spring is my cottage in Malia.I like going there in spring because in winters it's too cold and in summer it is too warm,so spring is the perfect time.When I spend my free time there, I always go to meet my friends and play football,basketball,volleyball,tell our news and play some video games,too.I enjoy staying in my cottage because I can visit my friends and play,go to the beach nearby and spend time with my little sister playing different kind of games and watching some nice series on television in the evening.Last but not least,my favorite destination to go in September,October or November is my friend's house outside of Heraklion.I like going there because when it rains for the first time, we can see the rain through my friend's window and drink hot chocolate or play monopoly and that is really cozy!
To sum up,I have written to you about my favorite holiday destinations,one for each season of the year.I hope it will help you. (Full stop) I am waiting to hear from you again.
Your friend from Greece,Manolis
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Monday, November 16, 2015
Erin Gruwell: I'm a teacher, it doesn't matter what color I am.
Eva: It's all about color, it's about people deciding what you deserve, about people wanting what they don't deserve. About whites thinking they own this world no matter what, you see, I hate white people.
Erin Gruwell: You hate me? You don't even know me.
Eva: I know what you can do. I saw white cops shoot my friend in the back for reaching into his pocket, his pocket! I saw white cops come into my house and take my father away for no REASON except they feel like it! Except because they can! And they can, because they're white. So I HATE white people on sight
Miep Gies: Oh, no. No, no, no, young man, no. I am not a hero. No. I did what I had to do, because it was the right thing to do. That is all.
Erin Gruwell: That's what you think this is?
Marcus: It ain't nothing else. When I look out in the world I don't see nobody that looks like me with their pockets full unless they're rapping a lyrics or dribbling a ball, so what else you got in here for me?
Erin Gruwell: And what if you can't rap a lyric or dribble a ball?
Andre: It ain't this.
Marcus: I know that's right.
Erin Gruwell: And you all think you're gonna make it to graduation like this?
Andre: I made it to HIGH school ain't nobody stop me.
Marcus: Lady I'm lucky if I make it to 18, we in a war! We graduating every day we live because we ain't afraid to die, protecting our own. At least when you die for your own, you die with respect, you die a warrior.
[murmurs of 'yeah' from the class]
Erin Gruwell: You know what's gonna happen when you die? You're gonna rot in the ground, and people are going to go on living, and they're going to forget all about you. And when you ROT, do you think it's gonna matter whether you were an original gangsta? You're dead, and nobody, NOBODY, is gonna want to remember you, because all you left in the world is this.
[holds up Tito's drawing]
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Answer;The sport I enjoy the most is volleyball,I like volleyball because it is based on your teammates and the cooperation you have.Another reason I enjoy playing volleyball is that it trains your whole body and brain and you can have fun at the same time.
2.What's your favourite TV programme and why?
Answer:Although I rarely watch Tv programmes,you could say that my favourite TV programme is the greek comedy ''Μην αρχίζεις την μουρμούρα''.I like it because it is shown at a very comfortable time that my family and I can watch all together.I also like it because it makes fun of things that is possible to happen at our lives,too.
3.Are there a lot of interesting things to do in your town at the weekend,what are they?
Answer:I believe that there are not a lot of interesting things that you can do at my town at the weekend.Heraklion is a town that you can see all its landmarks in one day,and you don't have many things to do at the weekends.Some things that you can possibly do on Saturdays and Sundays is paying a visit to Knossos museum which is really interesting or going for a walk at the castle made by Venetians,Koules.
4.What are you planning to next weekend?
Answer:My family and I are going to go on a vacation at Chania next weekend.We are planning to go to a tavern so we can eat Chania's special foods,secondly we will probably go for a walk to Chania's main town to see its landmarks and sights.After that,we will be drinking a coffee at a coffee.Finally,we are going to visit my uncle's house to say ''Hallo'' and then leave.
5.Is there something you would like to learn in the future and why?
Answer: Well,yes there is something that I would like to learn to the future,this thing is mountain biking,I'd like to learn how to ride a mountain bike because I want to visit Greece's famous mountains as a guy who does extreme sports.Another faction that led me to this decision is that mountain biking is super fun and it trains your whole body while seeing the amazing view.
6.What would you like to do when you leave school and why?
Answer:When I leave school,my first priority will be to join a good university so I can take a good degree in order to find the job I like the most.Another reason that I want to join a university is to gain more knowledge because I firmly believe that knowledge is the strongest weapon nowadays.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Great videos for advanced or adult learners:
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Wednesday, October 28, 2015
I just received your letter.This seems like a difficult choice so I'm happy I can help you!
In my opinion you should choose science for your main course.I believe that, because you can use science in ways that can help many people or even the whole humanity.Also since you were little you were very into science experiments and movies. Furthermore you have to enjoy doing your job in order to be successful in it,so I would definitely advise you to choose science.I don't believe you should choose languages because in my opinion you would easily get bored with it and you would be unhappy with your job.Moreover I remember you being less interested in class when we had literature lessons than when we had lessons connected with science.
To sum up, I personally think that you should better choose sience because I believe that you will be more interested in it and you are not going to get bored with it.However It's up to you now!I hope that my letter was helpful.
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Friday, October 23, 2015
many times tend to enter TV talent shows,but is that good beneficial to them or should they avoid it?In my opinion, there are both advantages and disadvantages to it.
The first advantage is that if school children take part in a talent contest and perform in front of so many people, it can increase their confidence.Moreover, if they have a hidden talent, (comma here) they might be seen by a producer or a director and that can be a very good chance for them to start a promising career.Furthermore, (comma here) true friends will be happy for them and supportive.
On the other hand, (comma)there are also some disadvantages.Firstly, they won't be able to control the fake rumours about them at school.Also, many people that they thought were their friends might be jealous of them and start calling them names and spread rumours behind their back.Finaly, all that might interfere with their studies and lessen their time to do their homework.
To sum up,there are both advantages and disadvantages regarding this issue.However, in my opinion the advantages outweigh the disadvantages because I believe that if a school child doesn't care much about the rumours and has a talent ,it's better to use and evolve it while they are still young.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
There could be many preferred ways for someone to spend his free time and they differ from person to person depending on the person's character,plans for the future,age and his mood.I usualy spend my spare time in many different ways depending on the situation, but which one of them is my best?
My best way to spend my free time is to be with friends or alone and play computer games or try to understand and use computer programmes.I usually have just a little free time after 9 o' clock, so I can't do something extreme or a sport.Also, computer games and programmes have helped me enrich my English vocabulary because sometimes I have to look up words I don't already know when they are important in order to understand the meaning of something.Moreover, I am very interested in using and making programmes and games, so this helps me understand how these things work.
In conclusion,the best way for me to spend my spare time is using computer programmes (new software) and playing computer games because it is the most suitable thing to do considering my character,preferences and my available free time.
Friday, October 16, 2015
I like it because you play alone, I mean that some times If you play on a team some of your team call you names for the fact that you have done something wrong . Last but not least I always play it with my best friends and this is one of the reason I like so much ....
My favourite sport is volleyball.I like volleyball because it is a team sport and you don't play on your own,so you have to rely on your team.As a result, volleyball and team sports in general create bonds among the players.I started playing volleyball at secondary school,before I hated it.You can play volleyball on a beach or at a schoolyard.Volleyball teams are formed by 6 players and you have to pass the ball to the other side with 3 passes to the maximum.If the ball touches the ground or go out of the lines you lose one point,the game ends at 24 points.My favourite volleyball player is Peter Blange because he does the best passes.
Alianait is a charitable organization, founded in 2005, that is leading the way to build a healthier Nunavut through the arts. With Alianait, it is not enough to present high quality performances. They also create events that bring the community together in a healthy environment that is alcohol-free, tobacco-free, pop-free and free for children 12 and under.
Public Theater Season:
Public Theater Season is a site that organises free and paid performances by many artists for many hot topics,like ''Under the Radar'' or ''Free Shakespeare in the Park''
Tcg stand for ''Theater Communications Group'' which organises free and paid performances,too.It has organised many performances that help the young people to start watching performances or listening to artist at many concerts.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
When I have got an exam I feel a bit anxious and I act nervously,like biting my nails or moving my legs RESTLESSLY/ continuously.Furthermore,I am worried because I don't want to forget anything.
2.Do you want to go to university?
Yes,I want to go to university because I think that it helps you very much,and if you don't have a deGree from a university you won't find a job easily.
3.Are you a competitive person?
No,I don't think I am a competitive person because I don't care much about things that other people care,like playing a video game WELL or be a good scorer at basketball or football.
4.What characteristics must a good friend have?
In my opinion a good friend must be honest and helpful,he/she doesn't need to always be honest .Moreover,a good friend must be a person that you can turn to when you have problems.
5.Have you ever had a swollen ankle/a bad bruise/a black eye?What happened?
Well,if I remember well I had a swollen ankle once when I was 5 or 6 years old.I was playing football with my friends when I tripped over a chair and hurt my ankle.
6.What do you like doing at the weekends?
At the weekends I like meeting my friends and hanging out with them.We usually go to the cinema but other times we play card or video games.Additionally I like taking exercise with my sister.
I don't have any favourite celebrities, but there are some of them that I like more than the others. For example, I like David Tennant and Matt Smith in the role of Doctor in "Doctor Who", Peter Dinklage in the role of Tyrion Lannister in "Game of Thrones", Mel Gibson, Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom.
Friday, October 9, 2015
Another one of my favourite celebrities is Edmund McMillen.He is an American game designer and comic artist and he is 35 years old.He spent his childhood with his grandmother,whom he considers his greatest source of support.I chose him because I have tried some of his games and they are interesting and fun.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Sunday, October 4, 2015
One of my feelings when I've got to give an exam is anxious because, I don't know how well I had read and my knowledge can anwer all the questions.
2. Do you want to go to university ?
Yes,I'd like to go to university and I wish My dream came true to become a dentist.
3. Are you a competitive person ?
In my opinion, I am not competitive but, some things could make me .
4. What characteristics must a good friend have ?
Well, I think a friend have to be honest, patient, mature and decisive.
5. What do you like doing at the weekends ?
I usually go for shopping with friends and of course I read English !!!!
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Friday, July 24, 2015
Thursday, July 16, 2015
This is a video of the top 10 amsument parks.
This is a nice video:
Friday, May 8, 2015
Sunday, May 3, 2015
In this programme, there are two main characters: Evans and Leo. Both of them are experienced and high-qualified archeologists with an identified certificate in scientific researches based on archeology. As far as the plot of the documentary is concerned, the two men travel back to the ancient Hellas and try to show us the civilization of this period. Moreover, they show you the remains of many attractions and try to analyse what is hidding behind them. They talk to you about the music that used to be played, the food that the regions used to eat, the constitution they had and eminent personalities, like Plato, Socrates, Homer e.t.c.
The reason I really like watcing this programme, is due to the fact that it is very informative and gives you information about your ancestors, the people who "built" the worldwide distinguished civilization you are in awe of today. It makes me eager for the next episode every time the previous one finishes. It is thrilling!
From my point of view, we should all watch such good documentaries. I strongly recommend you watch it, because it is a great watch, from which you can learn plenty of things and feel like you are, or you have been to the ancient Hellas.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Monday, April 6, 2015
Teenagers, due to the fact that they grow up,
I think that being nervous, worried and stressed at an age like this is absolutely normal.In my opinion, people shouldn't be judged at this stage
Saturday, March 28, 2015
"Playing computer games is a complete waste of time"
I believe that this is a very interesting issue to discuss! Here is my view about it:
Nowadays, the number of computer games users is increasing rapidly daily. 75% of adolesants play computer games every day and they are obsessed with them. However, are computer games a waste of spare time or a useful hobby that helps you increase your thinking ability?
First and foremost, I could not agree more that playing computer games is an easy and helpful way to learn strategy tips, balance control, house keeping and sometimes they help your mind go wild. The thing you will learn depends on the game you will play. Opposites of this view believe that, instead of sitting on a chair, watching a monitor and waiting for the game to teach you all these things, you can learn them on your own by trying to fulfil them and see the realistic side of the world. For example, you can go out, hang out with your friends and have more fun than what you would have if you played games. I'm sure you will be more pleasant with your classmates.
Furthermore, a basic and vital thing about computer games, is how they affect our lives. To begin with, I believe that it's not very good for your health just sitting on a chair and type some letters on a keyboard. Via this harmful habit, you lack in physical fitness and you start getting fatter because you do not excersise in a proper way. What's more, is that by playing computer games your social skills are highly reduced. You do not go out and chill out with your colleagues and this results in no friendships at all.
All things concerned, I believe that the disadvantages of not playing computer games outweigh the advantages of playing. In my point of view, I think that there are many more enjoyable things to do that spending your time playing computer games. Life is a journey not a computer game!
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Chatroom Page: 65
If I could turn the clock back I wouldn't change anything because I'm very happy with my choices.
- If you could turn the clock back, what would you change and why?
- Would you ever agree to go on a blind date?
- Think about somebody who has moved away from your school or area. Do you miss him/her ?
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
From my point of view, the best gadget of all is the tablet.I really love it, because I can do many things with it and it is very useful.The most important advantage of the tablet is that you can take it with you wherever you are and if you have 3G, it is really convenient, due to the fact that when you are outside, you can easily surf on the internet.Another advantage, is that it is touch-sensitive.Maybe at the beginning it is a little bit difficult but I am used to occupating with touch-sensitive gadgets and they are of course more convenient.Additionally, with the tablet you can do all the usual things like playing games, taking photos, saving files, writing down notes etc.
I believe that the only downside with the tablet is that they need charging, and the battery runs down quickly if you use many apps at the same time, in contrast with other gadgets such as the computer or the laptop that are ''plugged in''. Generally, I think that the tablet is an extra-ordinary gadget and I'm vert pleased with the improvement of our technology.
Sunday, February 1, 2015
- Have you or someone you know ever had a mishap or an accident with your iPod or MP3 player? What happened? Fortunatelly I hane never had an accident with my gadjets. I'm really careful and responsible with them. If I remember correctly,one of my friends, had dropped his iPod while he was listening to music in the cafeteria. Luckily his iPod is okey now!
- What's your favourite gadget: mobile plone, computer, MP3 player or iPod? Why? I like to get through technology and keep up with it. I don't have a favourite gadget but the most useful in my opinion is mobile phone. Mobile phones have a wide variety of abilities which help you,to cover all your needs such as making a phone call, taking photos, logging onto the internet, watching videos and much more.
Friday, January 30, 2015
One the one hand, if you are a famous person you can do everything you want. You can travel to magnificent places, visit world famous attractions. You can also meet interesting and important people and buy expensive clothes for good appearance. Furthermore, you have got a lot of fans, that means you are well-known and you can achieve all of your ambitions.
On the other hand, there are several disadvantages. You can not go anywhere because you are always in the spot light.Hundreds of paparazzies are waiting to take photos of you, and you have to be protected by bodyguards. Another obvious disadvantage is that you don't have enough time for your private life because people are judging you for everything you do. Usually magazines, newspapers spread gossip about you. Moreover, famous people sometimes have strange behaviour. For example, they use drugs and this is really bad fact.
In my point of view, being famous might be awesome and wonderful even though it is difficult to live with. So I disagree with Lisa and I think that there are famous people who take it all in their stride and have a great time although there are disadvantages.