Thursday, 22 October 2009

Blogging challenge week 7: What would be your fantasy holiday?


One country I would always like to visit is Rome, the capital of Italy.Rome is a city with fantastic history.Everywhere you go in this remarkable city, you’re surrounded by the past.Furthermore you are able to see the most popular sights like Colosseum and Trevi Fountain, Rome's largest and most famous fountain.

Another reason is that some of my friends who visited Rome last year told me that it is a lively cosmopolitan city and you never get bored there. As I have read on the Lonely Planet site:

Here the national preoccupation with the aesthetic fuses with incredible urban scenery to make Rome a city where you feel cool just strolling through the streets, catching the sunlight on your face outside a café, or eating a long lunch. It’s a place that almost encourages you to take things easy. Don’t feel like going to a museum? What’s the need when it’s all outside on the streets?


What I am going to do when I am in this fantasy and wonderful city is to practise my English with the Italian people or why not help them to improve their English?I would also like to taste the Italian famous local dishes,go out to make new friends and have lots of fun.

BLOGGING CHALLENGE WEEK 7 '' What would be your fantasy holiday?"

One of the reason that I am learning two languages is that in the future I would like to travel all around the world!! The perfect holiday would be a trip in Europe.

My first destination would be United Kingdom! I would visit the notorious London with the red buses and the london eye from where you can see the view of the whole city. After that, we would travel to Germany and we would drink a glass of black beer and eat a big range of delicious sausages! Before leaving Germany I would visit the historical Berlin, but I would be looking forward to my next destination, France. I would visit Paris the Eiffel Tower. Then, I would stop to take a breath and eat delicious food from famous chefs. After a satisfying meal, I would shop in a boutique, as I am a woman and Paris is the city of fashion!!

If you want to find out more about these three countries, visit the Lonely Planet site.

Thursday, 15 October 2009

MY BEST LEARNING EXPERIENCE!!


It is believed that all the lessons are boring! I definitely disagree. When I started the Lower lessons I believed that it would be a year full of difficult lessons and nothing interesting. On the contrary, one day my teacher Ms Chris Markoulaki told my classmate Fanouris and I that we will create a blog! I expected that we will use it only at our home but, to my surprise, that day we went to the new computer laboratory and we created the blog! I was really excited because I learnt a lot about computers and sites! I realised that an English site is one of the best ways to practice English and communicate with people all around the world. I hope that all lessons will be like this!!

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Something dangerous I did in the past...!!!

I have done lots of risky things, but this I am going to tell is the best by far.The last summer on my holidays in Xania I came across a poisonous snake in the countryside.I didn't know what to do, but fortunately nothing bad happened. The snake was on my arm...I was very frightened, but the only thing that was in my mind was to run.I ran 2 kilometres and hoped that the snake went away from my arm.When I stopped, I heaved a sign of relief because it was gone....I know it was really dangerous and I am really happy now that I wasn't hurt and injured.

Friday, 2 October 2009

FUNNY FUNNY VIDEOS!!!

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Recently I saw that super funny video. While I was watching it I couldn't stop laughing! These funny videos make you fell that there are and worst things in ourlives and that it isn't a shame to have bad times! These people had the courage to publish these videos to make us laugh and get away from it all!!

Thursday, 27 August 2009

IS IT NECESSARY TO BURN OUR COUNTRY,OUR BEATIFUL FORESTS?

The latest fires taught me that nothing is permanent!but was it necessary to burn our country to realise that? Especially because the fires were caused by arsonists. I can't understand these people. They light fires and they burn plants that are endanger of disappearing for what reason ?For pleasure or because they are crazy?? We try to reduce the amount of rubbish that we produce and try to use alternative sources of energy but when we burn the forests we reduce the amount of oxygen in the atmosphere. It is really sad to think of all these but it hasn't got only disadvantages this situation helped us. In the future fires we'll be more prepared!

Monday, 24 August 2009

THE MOST AMAZING BOOK

My favourite book is ''Garden Spells'' written by Sarah Addison Allen. It is about a woman called Claire who was living alone. She was making her living by cooking foods with herbals which was making her food really delicious from her beautiful garden. Unfortunately there there was an apple tree which was having the habit to throw its apples in the pedestrians. If somebody eat an apple, he will see his future, although sometimes that was death.

The come back of her sister, who had lots of troubles with her x-husband, after ten years, the meeting with her little niece and the her meeting with her new charming neighbour changed Clair's lonely life. She realised that it was time to change and let her emotions free.

This book showed me that things can change from the one day to the other. Furthermore we have to believe in ourselves and enjoy every second of our life. I would definitely recommend everyone to read this book. It's really amusing and it's the best choice for everyone who loves romance.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

'The house next to the river' by Lena Manta.

One of my favourite books is 'The house next to the river' by the famous Greek writer Lena Manta.The book is really good and has lots of different characters.It talks about a family with five daughters.Their house is next to the river in an isolated place so the daughters as they grow up they decide to leave and live in a another place.My favourite character is their mum because she is a friendly and honest person that can predict hers daughters future life.

The whole book describes the life of the daughters in different countries lots of kilometres away their home.They all want to leave their home because they believe that they are going to have a better life.Unfortunately that was wrong.The life of them was unexpected bad and they get depressed every day.So they decide to come back to the house next to the river and live again with their lovely mum.The scene that they return home is further the best scene in this book.

Although I realise that they are going to return to their home, the book change my original expectations.I believe that they will have a good life and make their own family.But the writer get me completely wrong....that's why I really like this book and I was interested in it from the first day I read it.Finally, I want to say that my feelings when I finished this book was confusing.I felt happy because they meet again after a lot of years,but also sad and disappointed because they make a lot of mistakes in theirs life,and they realise it after a long period of time.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Examples of the new phrases

The police try to nip the juveline crime in the bud.
They have recently gone off the rail and their parents are really worried.
After the police find him he will end up in custody accused for burglary.
If I want to think of different things I roam the streets with my best friend.
If they do not stop breaking the the law all the time,there will be a sanction attached from the goverment
Some people never pay the money for their bills and they usually face eviction.

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

USEFUL WORDS FOR JUVENILE CRIME

Here are some useful words for juvenile crime:


  1. nip sth in the bud=stop sth as soon as it starts
  2. go off the rail=behave in a strange way not accepted by the society
  3. end up in custody=end up in prison
  4. delinquency=crime
  5. juvenile= youth
  6. to roam the streets=wander in the streets
  7. sanction=punishment
  8. attached=κολλημένη
  9. to face eviction=αντιμετωπίζουν έξωση
  10. face=deal with sth
  11. be held responsible for sth=θεωρούμαι υπεύθυνοs για κατι
  12. antisocial=αντικοινωνικόs

EXAMPLES

  1. The state has to nip the crime in the bud.
  2. Lots of children go off the rail and become young criminals.
  3. If you break the law possibly you will end up in custody.
  4. There is lots of juvenile delinquency in these days.
  5. Juvenile criminals most of the times are really antisocial.
  6. At night lots of gangs roam the streets.
  7. For young offenders there is a special sanction.
  8. She is always attached to her mother.
  9. The people that face eviction most of the times haven't got money.
  10. The parents have to face their children's problems.
  11. The parents are held responsible for their children.
  12. They have antisocial behaviour so they haven't got many friends.

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Nba





very good basketball video....!

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

IN A HAUNTED PLACE

1) WHAT I HEARD…


Sounds causing fear when heard in the night:

a creak

a whisper

a scream

footsteps

a bang

a cry

a shriek


Adjectives describing the loudness of a sound:

deafening

loud

noisy

faint


2) HOW I FELT… When I saw the ghost,

I felt frightened

I turned pale

it gave me a fright

my blood froze

it gave me the creeps

I was driven mad with fear

I was seized with fright/ panic/ terror

I felt fear

I was scared/ frightened/ terrified to death

I was overtaken by fear

I was paralysed by fear



3) HOW I REACTED…

I ran away

I shook with frightI trembled with fear

I screamed with fear

I ran in terror

I ran like the wind

I ran at full speed

I was rooted to the spot

My eyes nearly popped out of my head

My eyes were wide open.

I shook from head to toe.

I ran as fast as my legs could carry me.

My hair stood on air.

My face became tense and drawn.

My teeth chattered.

My heart thumped.

A shiver ran down my spine.