The Island!

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To those who like moving stories, The Island, authored by Victoria Hislop comes highly recommended. The plot is gripping. The main actress Alexis logs to find out more about her mother’s,Sofia,  past. All she knows about it is that she grew up in a Cretan village. When Alexis decides to travel to Crete, Sofia gives her a letter for an old friend (Fotini) and says her daughter that she can learn the truth from her.To her surprise, Aexis finds that her family’s life is closely connected with an island, called Spinaloga, the former leper colony. Alexis hears  her grandmother’s and mother’s story from  Fotini as well as a family rent by tragedy, war and passion.

The Island premieres on Mondey night, at 10.00 on Mega channel. Don’t miss it!

Here is the trailer.

 

 

Reading an English Book!

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The latest year I have been reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. What is different, is the fact that I read it in english and this makes the whole experience a little bit more difficult. When I find a new word ( a word which I don’t know ) I either underline it and then look it up in a dictionary or try to work it out. But, most of the time, I cannot manage to find exactly its meaning, so I get a bit frustrated and bored but others, I find it really interesting and challenging. Another way of finding the new words is surfing the Internet. There are some special websites for this particular aim, such as the Dictionary.com, or you can visit gogle, click on translation and press any word. The meaning is shown as well as the meaning of this word as an adjective, verb, noun, etc. In fact, this ‘hobby’ is a motivation for practicing your English and getting better at the reading part of the exams!

Rumor has it!

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This is the trailer of the film Rumour has it with Jenifer Aniston.

Read Me!

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A radio programme has conducted a survey of young people’s television viewing habits. As a result, they have established that young people are spending more time in front of a screen , either watching TV or playing computer games, than doing sport or socializing with friends. Readers have been asked  to write in to the programme suggesting why this is happening, saying how serious they think the problem is, and what they think should be done about it.

Dear sir/madam,

I am writing regarding the survey your programme conducted about youngsters. This topic is controversial and is staring to become a serious problem.

The fact that the use of  TV or consoles has increased is hardly surprising. First and foremost, there is a wide range of media available such as DVDs, Blu ray discs, etc. Nowadays, there are too involving games available on a variety of consoles. For instance, a great deal of teenagers have multi-player games like play-stations 3. Furthermore, parents are also blame for this problem, because they are using the TV as a “nanny” during early years and added to this , they work so much time that have lack of quality time and accordingly, kids are left amuse themselves.

A final consideration is that some parents are overprotective. What I mean by this, is that most of the time, they would prefer to keep an eye on their offspring and consequently, they do not let them go out to a park or gather with their friends instead of playing games or watching TV. Hence, young people lack confidence, they become shy or introverted and prefer their own company. As a result, they start losing touch with their friends.

It will become a negative and worrying problem for our society if some steps are not taken to remedy the situation. Because of the fact that game industries are becoming more and more dangerous, we need to talk to our children and educate them to use TVs or consoles in moderation. We should put ourselves out to show them the bad effects and health problems they cause, from teens who have already faced them. By foregoing excercise, they risk their health. For example, staring at a screen for hours is harmful because it affects the eyesight. They will become addicted and increasingly cut off from friends. The society need suitable facilities for the youth of the town.

To conclude, I do not think that the problem is as serious as  we think. The media gives a negative viewpoint  of society and sometimes exaggerates too much. On the other hand, it will definitely become serious unless we do not do something.

Yours faithfully,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Alina Kritikou.

I Hope my School Closes!!

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Nowadays, more and more schools are starting to close due to the new flu.Indeed, the idea of  not having to wake up at  seven o’clock, really appeals to me! You are be given the opportunity to relax and have a rest.For me, having NO school for over a week this period, is a dream come true! (I hope my school closes,too). However, concerning it seriously, everybody believes that if schools are closed, students who have this particular flu, won’t keep in touch with other people to transmit the illness. But this is a lie. They still mix with people, so no matter how unlikely that might seem, I believe that this isn’t a good solution to remedy the situation.  Apart from this, in my opinion it’s a bit unfair for schools that aren’t closed at the moment and they are having lessons and challenging exams, while others are sleeping, watching TV or surfing the Internet. It’s really anoying! (But again, I hope my school closes!).

Can you guess? No! No! Oh yes, funny babies! Don’t miss it!!

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EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE? Did you like it? They are very lovely, aren’t they? I can’t stop laughing! They are laughing in such a pretty way! Do you agree?

JUST ADMIRE MOONWALK !

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Did you liked it? It’s fantastic! This song is very enjoyable and it calms me down. I fell oner the moon every time I listen to it! Unfortunately, he has died but I believe nobody will forget him. Michael was the KING of pop music! He took too much medicine, so …you understand… !! Ok goodnight… and…and…and…I … I …mean…JUST ADMIRE MOONWALK!!

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