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Sunday, 25 November 2012

GREENDAY-WAKE ME UP WHEN SEPTEMBER ENDS





“I know this, that life is short, they say, you wake up one day, on that day, all your dreams, everything you wished for and you wanted……is gone, just like that”.
“People get old and, you know, things change and situations change and what I want is just… I want this moment, right now, I want this day……
My feelings for you, the way you look right now, the way I look at you, I want this to last forever”.





Thursday, 15 November 2012

THINK TEEN 2nd GRADE - UNIT 2

UNIT 2 - LESSON 2 - LISTENING



Listening 1 Task 1 – Listening for detail

Recording script



In the mid 70s BC, two important figures emerged in Roman politics: Marcus Crassus, who was the richest man in Rome and a great General, and Gnaeus Pompey, who had been a General under Sulla.
At the same time, in 73 BC a Thracian slave called Spartacus from a town in the Pelopponese, escaped from a gladiatorial school with 70-80 gladiators by taking the knives in the kitchen and a wagon full of weapons like, spears, swords and shields. They camped on Mount Vesuvius and were joined by other slaves to fight against the Romans. He made a difference by fighting against slavery of poor people. To show he was their leader, he wore a crown of laurels on his head.
The Senate in Rome sent Claudius Glaber against the rebel slaves with about 3000 soldiers but Spartacus tricked the Romans and attacked them from behind. Spartacus wanted to lead his men across the Alps to escape from Italy but the Gauls and the Germans wanted to stay and rob and steal. They separated from Spartacus who spent the winter near Thurii in southern Italy.
By 72 BC Spartacus had an army of about 70000 slaves. There were no Roman citizens in this army. Spartacus held the Romans at bay for over two years before they finally defeated him. They crucified him on the Appian Way outside Rome.



Watch the trailer of the movie
SPARTACUS



Spartacus is a 1960 American epic historical drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick and based on the novel of the same name by Howard Fast. The life story of the historical figure Spartacus and the events of the Third Servile War were adapted by Dalton Trumbo as a screenplay.
The film stars Kirk Douglas as rebellious slave Spartacus and Laurence Olivier as his foe, the Roman general and politician Marcus Licinius Crassus. Co-starring are Peter Ustinov (who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as slave trader Lentulus Batiatus), John Gavin (as Julius Caesar), Jean Simmons, and Charles Laughton. The film won four Oscars in all.
Anthony Mann, the film's original director, was replaced by Douglas with Kubrick after the first week of shooting.
The film became the biggest moneymaker in Universal Studios' history.



SPARTACUS IS SOLD



GLADIATOR TRAINING


I'M SPARTACUS!!!



THE CRUCIFIXION





Listening 2 – Answer the questions
Recording script

N: Hi George. Seen any good films recently?
G: Yeah, I saw one last night and it wasn’t that bad.
N: Oh what was that?
G: It was called Spartacus.
N: Spartacus? You must be joking!
G: No, it was about the slave revolt against the Romans in 70 BC.
N: Ah! I can’t stand historical films.
G: Actually I usually like them but in parts this one was a bit poor.
N: Why’d you say that?
G: Well, the film…..i think it was different from what we learnt at school.
N: Yeah, many films are like that.
G: And also, it was far too long. It lasted nearly 3 hours.
N: Oh God! Boring!
G: What I didn’t like most was having characters which didn’t exist in history.
N: Yea, I agree, that’s totally stupid.
G: Yea, there was a woman called Varinia. She was supposed to be the wife of Spartacus.
N: Didn’t Plutarch just say he had a wife but we don’t know her name?
G: Yes, that’s right. Then according to the film Spartacus dies on the cross.
N: No, he didn’t. that’s so wrong!
G: Yeah, I know but I still enjoyed the film!
N: Oh, you’re impossible. 

Friday, 26 October 2012

THINK TEEN 2nd GRADE - UNIT 1

UNIT 1 - LESSON 1 - MAKING A DIFFERENCE pages 15-17

MOTHER TERESA - HER WORK TOUCHED MANY....







Watch the trailer of the movie


Friday, 19 October 2012

THINK TEEN 2nd GRADE - UNIT 2

UNIT 2 - MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Identify the people in the pictures

Eleftherios Venizelos, Pyros Dimas, Marie Curie, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, William Shakespeare, Leonardo da Vinci, Madonna, Mother Teresa, Leonidas, Homer, Alexander Graham Bell, Neil Armstrong, Thomas Edison, Kostantinos Karamanlis
















Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Saturday, 15 September 2012

THINK TEEN 2nd GRADE - UNIT 1 - I'M ONLY HUMAN

UNIT 1 - LESSON 1- TRIBES OF THE FOREST

THE ORIGIN OF COCOA AND CHOCOLATE


THE ORIGINS OF THE POTATO


THINK TEEN 2nd GRADE- UNIT 1- I'M ONLY HUMAN

UNIT 1 - LESSON 1 - TRIBES OF THE FOREST

THE ZULU  IN AFRICA



THE ZOE  IN SOUTH AMERICA


THE SURI  IN AFRICA


THE BEDOUINS IN EGYPT


THE MASAI TRIBE IN AFRICA


THE BUSHMEN TRIBE IN AFRICA



THE ABORIGINES TRIBE IN AUSTRALIA






THE KAYAPO INDIANS IN SOUTH AMERICA

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Welcome Back to school! Αγιασμός Σεπτέμβριος 2012

The new school year starts on Tuesday 11 September at 8.15 at our schoolyard where the priest will sprinkle us with Holy Water in order to bless the new school year! 
Be all there!

Monday, 30 July 2012

OLYMPIC GAMES - LONDON 2012


Πληροφορίες για τα αγωνίσματα, τις ομάδες, τα μετάλλια και φωτογραφίες των ολυμπιακών εγκαταστάσεων στο Λονδίνο.





Φωτογραφίες από την τελετή έναρξης

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

ΣΥΓΧΑΡΗΤΗΡΙΑ ΣΕ ΟΛΟΥΣ, ΤΑ ΠΗΓΑΤΕ ΘΑΥΜΑΣΙΑ, ΣΑΣ ΕΥΧΟΜΑΙ ΚΑΛΟ ΚΑΛΟΚΑΙΡΙ ΚΑΙ ΘΑ ΤΑ ΞΑΝΑΠΟΥΜΕ ΤΟ ΣΕΠΤΕΜΒΡΙΟ. ΜΕΧΡΙ ΤΟΤΕ ΝΑ ΠΕΡΑΣΕΤΕ ΤΕΛΕΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΝΑ ΞΕΚΟΥΡΑΣΤΕΙΤΕ!


Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Friday, 6 April 2012

GORILLAZ - Fell Good inc.


GORILLAZ Feel Good inc.

(30th week of lessons 2/4 - 6/4/2012)

S.O.A.D. LONELY DAY


SYSTEM OF A DOWN "Lonely Day"

Such a lonely day
And it's mine
The most loneliest day of my life

Such a lonely day
Should be banned
It's a day that I can't stand

The most loneliest day of my life
The most loneliest day of my life

Such a lonely day
Shouldn't exist
It's a day that I'll never miss
Such a lonely day
And it's mine
The most loneliest day of my life

And if you go, I wanna go with you
And if you die, I wanna die with you

Take your hand and walk away

The most loneliest day of my life
The most loneliest day of my life
The most loneliest day of my life
Life

Such a lonely day
And it's mine
It's a day that I'm glad I survived 

(29th week of lessons 26/3 - 30/3/2012)

NEW ORDER - 60 miles an hour


NEW ORDER  "60 Miles An Hour"

I don't know if I told you, but I'm seeking sanctuary
You'll never guess the things that I do
I'll have the devil round for tea
Don't you know that I'm here beside you
Can't you see that I can't relax
When I saw you in my rearview
You could've stopped me in my tracks

I'll be there for you when you want me to
I'll stand by your side like I always do
In the dead of night it'll be alright
'Cos I'll be there for you when you want me to

You can take me to an island, ride across the stormy sea
We can worship pagan idols, there together you and me
Why don't you run over here and rescue me?
You can drive down in your car
Why don't we both take a ride and turn that key
We'll drive at 60 miles an hour

I'll be there for you when you want me to
I'll stand by your side like I always do
In the dead of night it'll be alright
'Cos I'll be there for you when you want me to

(28th week of lessons 19/3 - 23/3/2012)

Wednesday, 4 April 2012



10 YEARS AFTER  "I'd Love To Change The World"

Everywhere is freaks and hairies
Dykes and fairies, tell me where is sanity
Tax the rich, feed the poor
'Til there are no rich no more

I'd love to change the world
But I don't know what to do
So I'll leave it up to you

Population keeps on breeding
Nation bleeding, still more feeding economy
Life is funny, skies are sunny
Bees make honey, who needs money, No none for me

I'd love to change the world
But I don't know what to do
So I'll leave it up to you

Oh yeah!

World pollution, there's no solution
Institution, electrocution
Just black and white, rich or poor
Senators stop the war

I'd love to change the world
But I don't know what to do
So I'll leave it up to you 

(27th week of lessons 12/3 - 16/3/2012)

Sunday, 25 March 2012

THINK TEEN 1 - UNIT 7 - LESSON 3 - HOROSCOPE page 113


Play the quizzes about each star sign

Fire

  • The fire signs of the zodiac are Aires (March 21 - April 19), Leo (July 22 - August 23), and Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21). A fire sign personality is bright, commanding, confident, but can be arrogant or self-centered. As in nature, fire signs are most compatible with air signs.

Air

  • The air signs of the zodiac are Gemini (May 21 - June 21), Libra (September 23 - October 22), and Aquarius (January 20 - February 18). An air sign personality is vocal, rational, objective, and hates restrictions. They are most compatible with fire signs.

Water

  • The water signs of the zodiac are Cancer (June 22 - July 22), Scorpio (October 23 - November 21), and Pisces (February 19 - March 20). Water sign personalities are said to be very deep emotionally, tend to be secretive, and are prone to compulsive behaviors. Water signs are not compatible with fire or air signs, but Earth signs provide them with stability.

Earth

  • The Earth signs of the zodiac are Taurus (April 20 - May 20), Virgo (August 23 - September 22), and Capricorn (December 22 - January 19). Earth sign personalities are rigid, stubborn, inquisitive, and cautious. Earth signs are most intrigued by the ways of the air sign, but are most compatible with water.