Sunday, 29 October 2017

Halloween videos

6:Marco Tempest

Marco Tempest spins a beautiful story of what magic is, how it entertains us and how it highlights our humanity — all while working extraordinary illusions with his hands and an augmented reality machine.

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Playlist (10 talks): Spooky, creepy talks for Halloween

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Social media

In my opinion soial media have improved our lives because we become increasingly more public (sociable?) because as we share information on a variety of networks. Moreover, with social media you make new friends and share your interests, but not all of them are real friends. Some profiles on the internet could be fake. 

Any other thoughts on the use of social media?  How will they affect human relationships in the future? Will our social status depend on our public image on social networking websites? We discussed some deeper thoughts on the Black Mirror episode which you xcould have analysed here.

Monday, 16 October 2017

ECPE Challenge, Unit 1: Adolescence and parenthood

1) Do you agree with the views on this proverb? 

2) Do you know these words? Are there any words to be added to the list?

Family word list: 

Adolescence word list: 

3) How do you think it might feel to be the parent of an adolescent? 

4) Study these words on Quizlet: 

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Round the world in Eighty Days

My favourite character is Phileas because he is very brave and fearless. Phileas takes the decision to travel around the world in eighty days to win his bet.

(More sentences to be added here.)

Sunday, 8 October 2017

The prisoner of Zenda {Antony Hope}

                                                                   BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Rudolf Rassendyll is young, daring and ready for adventure. One day, having nothing else to do, he decides to visit Ruritania to see the crowning of the new king.

When he arrives there he stays in the town of Zenda, and it is here that his adventure begin. By chance he meets the new king out walking in the forest, and the two men are very surprised to find that they look exactly the same! The next day Rudolf finds himself involved in a dangerous game of pretence, with himself playing the part of king, and the real king a prisoner in the Castle of Zenda

Wednesday, 26 April 2017


Useful notes for candidates following a webinar on ECPE writing correction offered by the Hellenic American Union:

You can write a rough plan on the last page of your official writing booklet.

One and a half page is required so that the topic is deemed well developed. Otherwise, you lose rhetoric points (content and organisation)

You can leave a blank line between paragraphs or divide paragraphs traditionally. The division must be clearly distinguished.

If the essay is not finished, you lose rhetoric points.

Sample essay commentary:


My opinion: Rhetoric: 2 (that was not a for and against essay), Grammar: 5, Vocabulary: 4 ---> Total points: 11

Examiner's total score: 12

Marking criteria:


Thursday, 23 March 2017

Extra online mission: If today was our last day

1) Watch Ric Elias explain what the three things that really matter in life are, as he unravels the thoughts that sprung into his mind the minute his doomed plane went down.

2) Listen to Nickelback's song 'If Today Was Your Last Day' and contemplate on what each one of us would do if we knew that we were running out of time. Official video: Lyrics:

3) Blog your thoughts about: What is truly worth our effort and attention? What constitutes the very essence of life?