Thursday, May 11, 2017

FCE test

Free: Computer-based sample tests

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Extra online mission: If today was our last day

1) Watch Ric Elias explain what the three things that really matter in life are, as he unravels the thoughts that sprung into his mind the minute his doomed plane went down. https://www.ted.com/talks/ric_elias

2) Listen to Nickelback's song 'If Today Was Your Last Day' and contemplate on what each one of us would do if we knew that we were running out of time. Official video: https://youtu.be/lrXIQQ8PeRs Lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/nickelback/iftodaywasyourlastday.html

3) Blog your thoughts about: What is truly worth our effort and attention? What constitutes the very essence of life?

Friday, March 10, 2017

Test writing units 4-7

Dear Editor,

I am writing to nominate myself for the summer placement programme that I read about in your magazine. I would like to nominate myself because I think that I have the suitable knowledge to work with other students this summer.
Firstly , I am very parient and discreet , because in my school all students trust me with their secrets. Secondly , I have been elected in the school council and with the other members of the school council , I solve various problems of the school. Moreover , I attend English lessons and this May I am going to take my certificate in English.
In addition to this , every summer I work to the village park " Zografakis ". I spend my free time with children and play with them. Furthermore ,in the village park " Zografakis " , I have learned how to work , so I am the most suitable person for this position .
All in all , I am the correct person and I want to work for you this summer. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours sincerely,

Nick kokkinos

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Listening activities

 

Μάθημα 16: Hip Hop Music

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Μάθημα 17: Jeet Kune Do

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Μάθημα 18: Skateboarding

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Taken from: http://www.hau.gr/?i=learning.el.podcasts-in-english

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Giving advice

3: I have been in a similar situation before 2 years ago and I think that the best thing to do is to try to  explain to him that he is too young to buy a cellphone. (FULL STOP) He can wait for one or two years to buy it. You can suggest him  that he can use sometimes your cellphone if he wants to contact with his friends.

2: A similar thing once happened to my friend. (FULL STOP)  Try to explain to him that spending a lot of hours on the Internet is unhealthy. He can try to do some sports or find a hobby which appeals to him.

4: As a teenager, I believe that the best thing to do is to persuade your friend that yesteday you were very busy and had a lot of stress. I can understand how your friend must feel but I think she absolve will forgive you.

5: I can understand how you must feel about your son. (FULL STOP) As a teenager I believe that the best thing to do is to explain to him how important it is to exercise, the benefits of being healthy and having a healthy body. Moreover, try to explain to him how important it is to be a good student for his future studies in university and moreover in his job.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

How to write successfully at home

To write a good essay and take a satisfactory mark you have to:

1.study the class notes
2.read the sample text in the student's book
3.write the first draft
4.correct your writing adding adjectives and new words
5.write it on the writing notebook and take care of the mistakes



Sunday, January 22, 2017

How ECCE speaking is evaluated

 

 

Task A:Letter

Dear Editot
   I am writting this letter in responce to the article I read in your newspaper.As a teenager I belieave that the High School Board of Education should cut the home maintenance and cooking courses and keep the driving and road safety course.
   First of all,from my point of view it is better to kep the lesson whichyou learn driving and road safety,because ti could help to reduce road accidents.Secondly,children should learn some things about driving and when they will go to the driver school,they will propably know a lot of things about it.Moreover, learning road safety is very important,because it makes children's future safe and they will know some things about how to protect themselves.Last but not least,I think with this course teenagers will enjoy themselves,because it is not such a dull lesson that can make children bored.
   On the other hand,in my opinion home maintenance and cooking is as useful as the driving and road safety lesson but not the most important.Firstly,some boys will propably find this lesson repetitive and all these yearswanted to stop it.In addition it is importangt for teenagers to learn how to cook and maintance the house but more useful is to learn some things about driving and safety.In conclusion, I think both of these lessons are beneficial but the driving and road safety is more beneficial than the other.
    I hope that you will take my suggestion into account and I am looking forward to your reply.

                                                                                                   Yous Sincerely

                                                                                                                       Nikos Koutentakis

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Computer room time: Jobs

1) Read this text https://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/skills/reading-skills-practice/skills-21st-century-workplace and do the two activities under it. What is your score?

2) Now watch this video of "Friends" https://youtu.be/cslyPxzMLWg After that, leave a comment under this post saying what the most important things are when you want to succeed in your job.

You can use http://www.dictionary.com/

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Letter of opinion

ECCE WRITING
TASK 1
Dear Jane
         I am writing to explain to you what I think of your decision. I think that you shouldn't leave your acting career , because in my opinion you earn a lot of money from this work and being an actress is very useful in your life.
          So , in my opinion , you mustn't leave your acting career. First of all , as I said , you make a living and you are the idol of the people who come to see you. Secondly , you can learn more and more about the theater and if you continue your acting career , maybe you will be a star of the theater. Furthermore , in the theater you can have new friends that will play with you.
          On the other side of the coin , if you stop your acting career at least , you would nt have the money that you now make and to be again a normal teenager is just a waste of time. Finally, if if you stop your career now , then you might be very sad because in the theater as I said you can have friends that will not see you again, and that is a shame for you and for them.
           In conclusion , I want to advise you not to stop this work that it is very good for you because it is a pity. I look forward to reading your answer.

                        Best wishes
                     Nick kokkinos

Letter of opinion



      Dear Jane
    I have read the article on the newspaper about you stopping your career and I am writing to express my opposition to your decision
    In my opinion, it's a shame to stop your carer, because you are a talented actor. Moreover, your fans have been shocked at your decision. Thirdly, you have appeared in ten movies before, which means that you are a talented actor and this is the reason why ten acting companies have chosen you to play in ten movies. You are only a fourteen-year-old girl and you have achieved to play in ten movies. When you become an adult, you will already be a well-known actor and the companies will pick you easily to play in movies and finally build a big carer in acting
    I understand that is difficult to stay far from your hometown, your family and your friends. Try to overcome the difficulties and do the hobby you want. Moreover, you can find new friend in the new town. If you become a famous actor, you will have a lot of money and you will be able to afford to travel often to your hometown.
     To sum up, I believe that it ill be a shame to stop your career. Try to overcome the difficulties.


                                                                                                     Yours,
                                                                                             Manolis Lagoudakis 

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Letter of opinion

Dear Jane,

   I am writing this letter to express my agreement with your decision which is to stop your career. I think, it is important to do whatever you want and not whatever others want. If you do what you choose, you will propably enjoy your life. So i agrre with your choice.
   First of all, stopping your career means relaxing life. Namely, not so many jobs to do and not travels. Secondly, returning to your hometown is a very good idea because you will have a good time there and actually you will live with your family. Moreover, if you stop your carrer, you will focus on your lessons, which is necessary for your life and your future. Maybe in the future you will continue your career as a movie star.
   There are some disadvantages of continuing your career. For example, if you keep doing your acting career, you are going to have a hard life and not enjoy it. You will have to travel, which is echausting and involves a lot of work. Furthermore, you are going to stay away from your family. At this age it is necessary to live with your parents or with someone from your family. Moreover, as a movie star you will not be able to focus on your lessons. So it will be hard for you to have a bright future. Finally, sometimes fans are annoying and they will not let you have a relaxing life.
   To sum up, you are making the right choice. A message from me is that you mustn't let others change your mind and do whatever you want.

  Best wishes,
  Michael Pervolarakis