We are all in the first year of our CPE preparation course. Most of us are university students studying here in Thessaloniki.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Hi everybody this is George Komnis.You may have noticed that i havn't come to the lessons for about 3 weeks.Well I didn't disappear just like that,but my grandmother that lives in Crete had a very serius problem with her health and my mother and I had to go to Crete(my fother is working and my sister is in Belgium,to visit my cousin that is studying there).Anyway,my grandmother is now fine,but we desided that it is better for her to come and live with us in Thessaloniki,so we stayed more in Crete,in order to pack all her stuff.
So,because i have missed a lot of what we did in the classroom(not so much from Mr.Craig's leeson,because we have the blogg,but especially from Mrs.Jany's lesson,because we have nothing...)can anyone sent me what our homework for X-mas will be and a summary of what we did?
My e-mail is:komnis3@yahoo.gr
That's all i had to say,see you the next year(2007)!!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

A Fairy Tale of New York by The Pogues

It was Christmas Eve babe
In the drunk tank
An old man said to me, won't see another one
And then he sang a song
The Rare Old Mountain Dew
I turned my face away
And dreamed about you

Got on a lucky one
Came in eighteen to one
I've got a feeling
This year's for me and you
So happy Christmas
I love you baby
I can see a better time
When all our dreams come true

They've got cars big as bars
They've got rivers of gold
But the wind goes right through you
It's no place for the old
When you first took my hand
On a cold Christmas Eve
You promised me
Broadway was waiting for me

You were handsome
You were pretty
Queen of New York City
When the band finished playing
They howled out for more
Sinatra was swinging,
All the drunks they were singing
We kissed on a corner
Then danced through the night

The boys of the NYPD choir
Were singing "Galway Bay"
And the bells were ringing out
For Christmas day

You're a bum
You're a punk
You're an old slut on junk
Lying there almost dead on a drip in that bed
You scumbag, you maggot
You cheap lousy faggot
Happy Christmas your arse
I pray God it's our last

I could have been someone
Well so could anyone
You took my dreams from me
When I first found you
I kept them with me babe
I put them with my own
Can't make it all alone
I've built my dreams around you

1 What can you say about the people singing/
2 What happened to them in the past?
3 What do you think will happen to them in the future?

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Imagine that you want to improve the educational system in your country for student 16 to 18 years old. Think about;

1 What subjects should be studied? Should any be compulsory?

2 How many subjects should be studied?

3 How should the students be tested? Exams, course work, teacher assessment?

Here is a video made by students studying in a sixth form college (a school for pupils aged 16 -18 who are preparing for their A-levels) in England.

1 How is the school different to the one you studied in when you were that age?

2 Which pieces of advice do you most agree with?

From now on please post all answers in the comments section. Also, if anyone else, not in the class wants to comment, please do. The more comments the merrier.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Don't forget to watch the DVDs I gave you add write your opinion of the film on the blog. If you're feeling adventurous, add a photo and a link.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Hi this is George and this is my answer at the question" Do Zoos do more harm than good?"
I believe that keeping an animal inside a cage for all of it's life is going to make it "forget" it's wild life and it will go away from nature.But in some cases keeping an animal away from the cruelty of the jungle it may save it,if it is under extinction and keeping it at a zoo gives you the chance to produce more of it's kind and save it from extiction.
On the other hand,all those animals that are kept in zoos are not able to survive if they come back to the wilderness and the only use that they have is their role in the zoo,which includes nothing,except from making the turists happy.
So,personaly i believe that the zoos do some good,but generally the harm the animals and if we want this to change we(and by "we"I mean humans)should stop hunting wild animals that are under extinction,help them survive and come closer to nature.