Friday, October 31, 2014

A Haunted Castle

I was listening to music in my castle bedroom when I heard a strange noise.I don't live in a castle but it was summer and we went to a castle for holidays!That noise was scary but interesting too.That made me go and explore the castle.

I went out of my bedroom from the window while my parents were watching TV.The wind was howling and the strange noise was louder after every step I took.I went into the castle from the main entrance again.When the gate closed behind me suddenly everything was quiet.While i was climbing up the stairs to see the other rooms I heard a door creaking.I felt a chill down my spine!I saw a torch down and I quickly picked it up.I tried to see from where the voice came but nothing.Suddenly I heard a scream and I ran as fast as I could to my bedroom.I banged the door and when I went in,a shadow was going out of my window and leaving a note.I read the note....It was"Humans go away from my castle if you don't want to feel my rage"There was a sign with a big JR.I went fast to my parents' room and told them about the note and the strange noises.We left the castle as fast as we could!

When we arrived home,I searched for information about this castle.Finally,128 years ago in this castle Jack Robbinson lived.But there was a legend about him,That some farmers found him dead in his castle with his family and that he haunts the castle.I'll never forget this hollidays.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Writing a letter to Mrs Jackson about the babysitting group

Dear Mrs Jackson,

Thanks for your letter. How is John? I heard that he was ill.       
                                                                                                                                                                                                                
I'd really like to join your babysitting group, because I need money. I have always got on well with young children. I am confident with them and I believe that most of the children will love me. I'll try to be more organised, mature and responsible with them.    

Unfortunately, my friend George goes with his family on holiday every weekend. However, as my twin brother, Bill, loves young children, he will join your babysitting group. He's a bit immature, but he is very responsible and organised. He is also patient with young children so don't worry about anything!               

I look forward to my first babysitting mission. 
           
Love,
Elpidoforos

Writing letter to Mrs Jackson about the babysitting group

Dear Mrs Jackson,
  Thank you for your letter.It was lovely to hear from you.
  I 'd love to help the babysitting club.I'm quite confident and responsible with young children i get on with them.Also i have some great ideas.I think that young children like drawing and playing with their toys.So, I will find more toys from my sister and i will give to them.
  I prefer to do it with my best friend Hara, because she is very responsible and mature.She loves young children and she often babysits for her neighbours.
  I'm really looking foward to next Saturday.
  Best Wishes
  Konstantina

THE HAUNTED CASTLE

Of that time ther was a haunted castle. In the castle there was a gohst which haunt the castle. Who people go after three day dies. the castle before haunts was very beatiful. he was big with a bridge in the main entrance then it had mega walls.Inside it had got courtyard and then a spiral staircase which lead at rooms. After one hundred year the castle haunts of one prisoner who the MacRae family throw them of the bridge , into the loch. so the castle haunts

Some corrections- Nick, be careful!!!

Once upon a time there was a haunted castle. In the castle there was a ghost which haunted the castle. The people who visited the castle died after three days. The castle was very beautiful before it got haunted. It was big with a bridge in the main entrance and it also had huge walls.Inside it there was a  courtyard and then a spiral staircase which led to the  rooms. After one hundred years, the castle was haunted by one prisoner who the MacRae family had thrown off the bridge , into the loch. So the castle remain haunted.
 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Technology in the classroom

                       Technology in the classroom

             The use of  innovative technology in the classroom is a new educational method. According to this method students use the types of technology like desktop computers, tablets or laptops during their lesson. This way of learning is better for students, teachers and our environment but sometimes it can also be little dangerous.

            First of all, there are a lot of advantages of using technology in the classroom. We go paperless in order not to cut any more trees which is really good and helpful for our environment. This way of learning helps students too. They become sociable by communicating with foreign students. In this way, (comma) they can exchange ideas or their view on different things. They become open minded and they learn new things. Also, they become knowledgeable due to their access to online encyclopedias, dictionaries and translators. Disabled students are also a part of this method by using a special keyboard and a special visual pronunciation at translator websites
            
This should go to paragraph 2 with the advantages--> Technology helps teachers, too. Teachers can be further prepared for the lessons and more organised. They make lessons more interesting and students could be more focused on them

On the other hand, technology in classroom can be a really bad influence for students who could easily forget the wide variety of interactive activities they are doing and become unfocused. (any other problems? internet dangers?)

            In conclusion, I think that technology in the classroom is a really nice idea which can provide students with knowledge and help them become better and more sociable if they use it carefully. Technology is blessing if we use it properly.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Armadale Castle

   Armadale Castle is a ruined country house in Armadale,Skye and the house of MacDonald family. A mansion house was first built there around 1790.In addition to this in 1815 a Scottish mock-castle, intended for show rather than defense, designed byJames Gillespie Graham, was built next to the house. After that in 1855  the part of the house destroyed by fire was replaced by a central wing, designed by David Bryce.Since 1925 the castle, abandoned by MacDonalds has fallen into ruin.The gardens around the castle have been maintained, and are now home to the Clan Donald Centre, which operates the Museum of Isles.


                                           These are some photographs of the Armadale Castle.

Tenses revision

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Craigievar Castle

 The Craigievar is a castle,six miles (10Km) south  of AlfordAberdeenshireScotland.It was the seat of clan Sempill and the Forbes family for 350 years.It is an excellent example of the original Scottish Barional architecture,the great seven-storey castle was completed in 1626 by the Aberdonian merchant William Forbes,ancestor to the Forbes-Sempill Family and brother of the Bishop of Aberdeen, Patrick of Corse. Forbes purchased the partially completed

structure from the impoverished Mortimer 

family in the year 1610.Now this castle is 

working as a museum and everybody can visit it!

Castle of St. Jorge

Castle of St. Jorge



The Castle of São Jorge is a castle that occupies a commanding position overlooking the city of Lisbon and the Tagus River beyond. It was originally built by the Moors, but in its present configuration the strongly fortified citadel dates from medieval times.
It is located on top of the highest hill in the historic center of the city. In Portuguese it is called the Castelo de São Jorge
It is one of the main historical and touristic sites of Lisbon. The gardens of the Castelo are beautiful and well maintained. A five-arched Ogival House, once part of the 17th century jail located within St George Castle is worth seeing. The museum complex, the Interpretation Center for the City of Lisbon, is also worth a visit.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Bran Castle

 One of the most popular castles in Romania is Bran's Castle.Also called Dracula's Castle.The castle is located near the Braşov in Romania.The owner today is Archduke Dominic of Austria-Tuscany.
  In 1212, Teutonic Knights built the wooden castle of Dietrichstein as a fortified position in the Burzenland at the entrance to a mountain valley through which traders had travelled for more than a millennium, but in 1242 it was destroyed by the Mongols. In 1438–1442, the castle was used in defense against the Ottoman Empire, and later became a customs post on the mountain pass between Transylvania and Wallachia. The Wallachian ruler Vlad Ţepeş (Vlad the Impaler) 1448–1476 does not seem to have had a significant role in the history of the fortress, although he passed several times through the Bran Gorge. Bran Castle belonged to the Hungarian Kings . Bran played a strategic role up to the mid-18th century.
  Vlad the Impaler (Vlad Tepes) was allied with Bran and Brasov during his first reign (1436 – 1442) and through the start of his next reign, after the Princes of Transylvania requested that he handle the anti-Ottoman resistance at the border. 
  After extending the castle’s lease with the Princes of Transylvania several times even after the Ottoman conquest of the Hungarian kingdom in 1541  Brasov managed on April 25, 1651 to sell the castle to George II Rackoczi.
  In 1920, the castle became a royal residence within the Kingdom of Romania. It became the favorite home and retreat of Queen Marie. The castle was inherited by her daughter Princess Ileana who ran a hospital there in World War  it was later seized by the communist regime with the expulsion of the royal family in 1948.
  On May 12, 2014 it was reported that the current owner, Archduke Dominic, has placed the castle on the open market for sale after reportedly offering it to the government of Romania for $80 Million (£47million).





Thursday, October 16, 2014

Eilean Donan Castle

 The most popular castle in Scotland is Eilean Donan. The castle is between three great sea lochs and around the castle is a majestic scnery.

 Although first inhabited around the 6th century, the first castle was built in the mid 13th century.Since then, at least four different versions of the castle have been built and re-built as the feudal history of Scotland unfolded through the centuries.

 The castle destroyed in a uprising in 1719. Colonel John MacRace-Gilstrap bought the island in 1911 and proceeded to restore the castle to its former glory. After 20 years of toil and labour the castle was re-opened in 1932.

 Today, you can explore all the area of the castle.

 The castle now has its own visitor centre, which includes the ticket office, coffee shop and gift shop.

 All the people that had visited the castle said that it is very beautiful.









  

 


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

My personality and character

My name is Konstantina and i am thirteen and a half years old.I come from Heraklion.I am in second class of Junior High School.I have brown eyes and longs brown hair.I am tall and thin.
In my spare time I listen to music and i play volleyball.I love playing volleyball is my hobby!!!I know only one player Karch Kiraly.My favourite subject in school is maths because I like solving arithmetic problems.Also I love physical education [like everybody] because i like playing sports!!!!My favourite colour is blue and white.My favourite movie is Maze Runner.
I am impatient because I can't wait for a long time!!!Also i am a little stubborn and I am very responsible.I am confident and sociable too!I am quite mature for my age and of course i am the most positive person you have ever met in your life!!I am creative and hard-working too.This is me!!!

 

Things about me

Hello, my name is Konstantinos and I live in Heraklion.I am 13 years old and I am in second class of junior high school .I listen to rap music and my favourite music artist is Eminem..I am tall,I have brown hair and eyes.My favourite subjects in school are maths and physics but I hate ancient greek and history.I am a good listener and pessimistic but I am a little bit disorganised.My hobbies are baskeball,tennis,playing computer games and i love listening to music!My favourite colours are deep/ dark blue and yellow.In my spare time I hang out with my friends,I listen to music,I read literary books or I play computer games.

 

My personality

Hi! My name is Maria and I am thirteen (13) years old. I live in Heraklion in Crete . At school I am in the second class of Junior High School. My hobby is shopping . My favourite subjects are Maths and Chemistry . My favourite colours are blue,purple, white.I have short brown hair, I am very tall and I have got earrings . I am usually an optimistic and sociable person. I have got positive energy, sometimes I change my mind for the best or for the worst, I am creative, relaxed and organised. I love very much pineapples very much! Look at them! They are so cute.

Thanks for reading my post !!!!! <3<3 =)

 

Things about me and my character!

Hi,
My name is Manolis,I come from Greece and I live in Heraklion.Also I am thirteen years old.I am quite short,I have brown eyes and hair.I play basketball and volleyball too!In my spare time I like to play computer games,reading comics and listening to music. (Full stop) In addition to this my favourite types of music are rap,pop and sometimes I listen to jazz.My favourite singer of rap is Eminem or Marshall Mathers,my favourite singer of pop is Katy Perry and my favourite singer of jazz is Miles Davis.I go to the second grade of junior highschool and my favourite subjects are P.E,computers' science,geography and English lessons but I hate maths and ancient greek.
Now I will talk to you about my personality.Well I am a quite confident,hard-working,optimistic,funny and a little bit disorganised guy. However, I get angry with bossy,annoying,critical and aggresive people, although I get on well with people who are unselfish,friendly and nice with me.

This is a short video which explores Crete.

 

Things about me

My name is Elpidoforos and I am 13 years old. I come from Greece and I live in Heraklion. I am a tall and thin boy. I have black hair and black eyes ,too. My favourite hobbies are football ,basketball ,tennis and table tennis. I also love wachting movies. I hear all the kinds of music apart from folk music. Ι am a good student and my favourite lessons are maths ,science and history but I hate ancient Greek. I also play the piano and I learn chinese.
I am a responsible and hardworking person. I am a bit immature and bossy. I am also confident and sociable. I always look on the bright side so I'm not pessimistic. I never pick a quarrel and I am usually in a good mood.
This is my favourite TV series which is called Game Of Thones.

My personality

My name is Nick. I am a student in the second year of high school. I am fit and my favourites hobbies are basketball and volleyball. Sometimes I go to the gym. Ιn my free time I go for a walk in the lions square and the center. Comments by when I do the school of additional courses. In my house we have three dogs and I take these three dogs for a walk !!! My favourite subjects are chemistry and religious education. I'm unsociable because I don't have many friends and at the weekends I don't go out with my few friends.


I am responsible and I look on the bright side. I never pick a quarrel and I am always in a good mood. My routine : I wake up , I study again , I have breakfast and I go to school. I go to English lessons and I play basketball on Saturday. My favourite basketball player is Diamantidis. You can watch him in the following video.