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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.


Wednesday, 21 March 2012

THINK TEEN 1 - UNIT 7 - VOCABULARY

Think Teen 1-Unit 7-Tomorrow and Beyond-Vocabulary

MUSE "Sing For Absolution"

lips are turning blue
a kiss that can't renew
I only dream of you
my beautiful

tiptoe to your room
a starlight in the gloom
I only dream of you
and you never knew

sing for absolution
I will be singing
And falling from your grace

there's nowhere left to hide
in no one to confide
the truth burns deep inside
and will never die

lips are turning blue
a kiss that can't renew
I only dream of you
my beautiful

sing for absolution
I will be singing
And falling from your grace

sing for absolution
I will be singing
And falling from your grace

our wrongs remain unrectified
and our souls won't be exhumed 
 
(26th week of lessons 5/3 - 9/3/2012)

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

ΤΗΙΝΚ ΤΕΕΝ 2 - UNIT 8 - GETTING AROUND, VOCABULARY

Think Teen 2 Unit 8 Getting Around

21 Μαρτίου: Παγκόσμια Ημέρα κατά του Ρατσισμού

Όταν γεννιέμαι, είμαι μαύρος
Όταν μεγαλώσω, είμαι μαύρος
Όταν κάθομαι στον ήλιο, είμαι μαύρος
Όταν φοβάμαι, είμαι μαύρος
Όταν αρρωσταίνω, είμαι μαύρος
Κι όταν πεθαίνω, ακόμα είμαι μαύρος
Κι εσύ λευκέ άνθρωπε
Όταν γεννιέσαι, είσαι ροζ
Όταν μεγαλώνεις, γίνεσαι λευκός
Όταν κάθεσαι στον ήλιο, γίνεσαι κόκκινος
Όταν κρυώνεις, γίνεσαι μπλε
Όταν φοβάσαι, γίνεσαι κίτρινος
Όταν αρρωσταίνεις, γίνεσαι πράσινος
Κι όταν πεθαίνεις, γίνεσαι γκρι
Και αποκαλείς εμένα έγχρωμο; 


Ποίημα που προτάθηκε από τα Ηνωμένα Έθνη ως το καλύτερο ποίημα του 2006, γραμμένο από ένα παιδί από την Αφρική.

Η Παγκόσμια Ημέρα για την Εξάλειψη των Φυλετικών Διακρίσεων καθιερώθηκε το 1966 από τη Γενική Συνέλευση των Ηνωμένων Εθνών σε ανάμνηση ενός τραγικού γεγονότος, που συγκλόνισε την παγκόσμια κοινή γνώμη.
Στις 21 Μαρτίου 1960 η αστυνομία Νοτίου Αφρικής πυροβόλησε εν ψυχρώ και αδιακρίτως φοιτητές στην πόλη Σάρπβιλ, κατά τη διάρκεια ειρηνικής διαδήλωσής τους κατά των νόμων του Απαρτχάιντ. Εκείνη την ημέρα έχασαν τη ζωή τους 70 νέοι.
Ο ΟΗΕ μάς καλεί αυτή τη μέρα να ενώσουμε τις φωνές μας για τα θύματα του ρατσισμού, των φυλετικών διακρίσεων, της ξενοφοβίας και της μισαλλοδοξίας.

Διαβάστε ΕΔΩ τι έχουν κάνει τα Ηνωμένα Έθνη για την αντιμετώπιση των φυλετικών διακρίσεων.

 

Thursday, 15 March 2012

2012 OFFICIAL MOVIE TRAILER

2012 phenomenon

The 2012 phenomenon comprises a range of eschatological beliefs according to which cataclysmic or transformative events will occur on 21 December 2012.This date is regarded as the end-date of a 5,125-year-long cycle in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar. Various astronomical alignments and numerological formulae have been proposed as pertaining to this date, though none have been accepted by mainstream scholarship.
A New Age interpretation of this transition is that this date marks the start of time in which Earth and its inhabitants may undergo a positive physical or spiritual transformation, and that 2012 may mark the beginning of a new era. Others suggest that the 2012 date marks the end of the world or a similar catastrophe. Scenarios suggested for the end of the world include the arrival of the next solar maximum, or Earth's collision with a black hole or passing asteroid, or with a planet called "Nibiru".
Scholars from various disciplines have dismissed the idea of such cataclysmic events occurring in 2012. Professional Mayanist scholars state that predictions of impending doom are not found in any of the extant classic Maya accounts, and that the idea that the Long Count calendar "ends" in 2012 misrepresents Maya history and culture. Astronomers and other scientists have rejected the proposals as pseudoscience, stating that they conflict with simple astronomical observations and amount to, "a distraction from more important science concerns, such as global warming and loss of biological diversity."

LEARN MORE IN WIKIPEDIA:  
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_phenomenon



 

2012 OFFICIAL SITE WITH GAMES AND ACTIVITIES

GNOMEO AND JULIET FUN ACTIVITIES AND GAMES!

Sunday, 11 March 2012

GNOMEO AND JULIET OFFICIAL TRAILER

GNOMEO AND JULIET !

 

ELTON JOHN  "Don't Go Breaking My Heart"

Don't go breaking my heart
I couldn't if I tried
Honey if I get restless
Baby you're not that kind

Don't go breaking my heart
You take the weight off me
Honey when you knock on my door
I gave you my key

Nobody knows it
When I was down
I was your clown
Nobody knows it
Right from the start
I gave you my heart
I gave you my heart

So don't go breaking my heart
I won't go breaking your heart
Don't go breaking my heart

And nobody told us
`Cause nobody showed us
And now it's up to us babe
I think we can make it

So don't misunderstand me
You put the light in my life
You put the sparks to the flame
I've got your heart in my sights

Monday, 5 March 2012

Saturday, 3 March 2012

PRACTISE SIMPLE PAST


COLDPLAY  "Paradise"

When she was just a girl
She expected the world
But it flew away from her reach
So she ran away in her sleep
Dreamed of para- para- paradise
Para- para- paradise
Para- para- paradise
Every time she closed her eyes
Whoa-oh-oh oh-oooh oh-oh-oh

When she was just a girl
She expected the world
But it flew away from her reach
And the bullets catch in her teeth

Life goes on
It gets so heavy
The wheel breaks the butterfly
Every tear, a waterfall
In the night, the stormy night
She closed her eyes
In the night, the stormy night
Away she'd fly.

And dreamed of para- para- paradise
Para- para- paradise
Para- para- paradise
Whoa-oh-oh oh-oooh oh-oh-oh

She dreamed of para- para- paradise
Para- para- paradise
Para- para- paradise
Whoa-oh-oh oh-oooh oh-oh-oh.

La la la La
La la la

So lying underneath those stormy skies.
She said oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh.
I know the sun must set to rise.

This could be para- para- paradise
Para- para- paradise
This could be para- para- paradise
Whoa-oh-oh oh-oooh oh-oh-oh.

This could be para- para- paradise
Para- para- paradise
Could be para- para- paradise
Whoa-oh-oh oh-oooh oh-oh-oh.

This could be para- para- paradise
Para- para- paradise
Could be para- para- paradise
Whoa-oh-oh oh-oooh oh-oh-oh.

Oo-oo-oo, oo-oo-oo, oo-oo-oo
Oo-oo-oo, oo-oo-oo, oo-oo-oo 

(25th week of lessons 27-2 / 2-3-2012)

Thursday, 1 March 2012

THINK TEEN 2 - UNIT 8 - GIVING DIRECTIONS page 93

GIVING DIRECTIONS

THINK TEEN 2 - UNIT 8 - ROAD SIGNS - STUDENT'S pages 92-93

Road Signs for Greece

THINK TEEN 2 - UNIT 8 - THE MAGLEV TRAIN - WORKBOOK page 69

THINK TEEN 2 - UNIT 8 - THE MAGLEV TRAIN - WORKBOOK page 69

 

Maglev (derived from magnetic levitation), is a system of transportation that uses magnetic levitation to suspend, guide and propel vehicles from magnets rather than using mechanical methods, such as wheels, axles and bearings. Maglev transport is a means of flying a vehicle or object along a guideway by using magnets to create both lift and thrust, only a few inches above the guideway surface. High-speed maglev vehicles are lifted off their guideway and thus are claimed to move more smoothly and quietly and require less maintenance than wheeled mass transit systems – regardless of speed. It is claimed that non-reliance on friction also means that acceleration and deceleration can far surpass that of existing forms of transport. The power needed for levitation is not a particularly large percentage of the overall energy consumption; most of the power used is needed to overcome air resistance (drag), as with any other high-speed form of transport.

Source:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maglev

THE MUPPETS - THINK TEEN 1 - UNIT 4