Hello! We're class B1.We've created this blog to share with you our interests and ideas.
Γειά σας! Είμαστε η τάξη B1. Δημιουργήσαμε αυτό τον ιστότοπο για να μοιραστούμε μαζί σας τα ενδιαφέροντα και τις ιδέες μας.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

The sunny thought project!

ipiccy

videotape yourselves reading it.

comic strips





The penguin project!

Post all the information that you have found on this canvas !

Mobile phones!

Let's learn about the history of mobile phones!
Young people only know about the latest mobile phones!
How much do you know about the history of them?
First, let's read a very interesting article !
This person explains the difference between older mobile phones and today's mobile phones!


 Let's see some photos and find out how much mobile phones have changed over the years.
How have mobile phones affected society? Read this article !Another article about Britain.
Are you addicted to your mobile phone? Take this quiz and find out!

What is your opinion on mobile phones?

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Computers!

Who invented the Computer? Let's watch this video and find out.
How have computers changed our lives?

A very interesting video!



Let's see how much you remember! Take this quiz !
Some games !
Some more information !

How have computers changed your lives?

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Music!

Have you ever really listened to the lyrics of a song?
Read this article !
Why is music important?
Read this article !

Let's see how much you know about music!
Do this quiz !
A fun activity !
Let's play a game !

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Music!

Everybody likes music! Everybody has a favourite kind of music!
Does music define who we are?
 Does music influence us?

Have you ever really listened to the lyrics of a song?
Read this article !
How does this song make you feel?


Post your favourite song on your canvas.
Write:
What is it about?
How does it make you feel when you listen to it?

Monday, 4 November 2013

Friendship!

What are the qualities of a good friend?


 

Read the article!
Another article!
Are you a good friend? Do the quiz and find out.
I bet you know this song.



Write a few things about your best friend. This chart may give you some ideas.
You can either write about what friendship is.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Our first skype meeting for the year!

We met Steve Sherman! After asking some questions, we finally guessed that he's from Cape Town, South Africa!
Thank you very much Steve! It was great fun!

He also taught us a magic trick!







Monday, 28 October 2013

Peer Pressure!

A very interesting article about peer pressure and how it can affect us. In a positive or a negative way.

Click here to read it.
Play the game.
Do the quiz.
What do you say in these situations?

What have you learnt about peer pressure?

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Sunday, 6 October 2013

We are the champions!


Sports!

      This is a true story, from a real person.


About fifty years ago, my family moved from Oklahoma to Texas after my dad was offered a position as pastor of a nice big church in Irving. At that point in my life moving to "the big city" was very exciting, since until then my days had been spent on the simple things found in rural small town USA... collecting turtles from the side of the road probably topped my list of most enjoyable activities.

Upon arrival in Texas, one of the first things that was done to keep us kids occupied was to join the local YMCA. Many great days were spent at the Y over the next several years, however not every experience was a good one.

One day when my brother and I were probably about 5 and 6 years old, it was decided we needed to learn to swim. Sounded great to us, so plans were made, and we anxiously awaited our first class.

That day arrived, and we all hopped in the car and drove to the YMCA. The instructor greeted us, and told the parents to be back in an hour. Little brother and I were led to the pool by this swimming teacher. As we stepped up next to the pool, without warning, this genius pushed me into the 10' deep end. I quickly found myself sinking directly to the bottom. Nothing I could think of to get myself back to the surface worked, and intense panic set in. About the time thoughts of drowning crossed my mind, the teacher jumped in and pulled me to safety.

Goes without saying, if I could get a hold of that instructor today, God knows what I might do to him. Because of his idiocy, I literally spent decades petrified of being in water more than chin deep. Yes, I learned to swim, but it was a chore for a person who could not float.

One day 25 years later, I was invited to "test drive" a new custom made sailboat. Not knowing what to expect, I was more than a little concerned when I got to the cold mountain lake in Utah, and was greeted by a "kit made" tiny boat... barely looked large enough to support me, let alone two of us. Asked the guy if he really knew what he was doing, and was assured he did. Of course, my first reaction was to back out, but these were my "macho" days, and ego wouldn't allow me to open myself up to ridicule.

Initially things went just fine, until a big gust hit us... out in the middle of this large lake. The boat basically fell apart around us. Within two minutes we were clinging to the remains dog paddling for our lives. Yes, we had life jackets on, but they just don't do a lot of good for me.

About the time I had begun to consider the possibility of drowning since my legs were losing their ability to kick from the cold and strength draining, a boat happened by. Not sure why the guy didn't haul us on board, but he did tie on to the remains of the sailboat and tow us in. That was the longest ten minutes of my life. Once on shore, my legs were toast, and I had to drag myself with my arms.

Strangely enough, I lost my horrific fear of the water that day. Funny what surviving a very harrowing event can do for the human mind.


Ordering Ideas:          Useful vocabulary:
 About ... (years) ago                   keep...occupied=keep busy
At that point(in my life)                 anxiously=impatiently
Until then                                      be led to=take(sb)somewhere
 One day when                              greet=say hello
 As                                                 intense=powerful
 At about that time                        it goes without saying=you can easily understand
 When                                           get a hold on(sb)=get (sb)
 Initially=at first                              petrified=very scared
Within...(two minutes)  chore=a task that needs to be done but it's not very pleasant
                                                      contribute=do my part
                                                     concerned=worried
                                                     barely=almost not at all
                                                     assured=certain
                                                     reaction=act on something that is happening
                                                    back out=not do something
                                                    allow=let
                                                    ridicule=embarrass very much
                                                    consider=think
                                                     drain=empty
                                                      horrific=very scary
                                                      harrowing=painful    


Now write your own sports story.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Great Mysteries!

The Loch Ness Monster!

Let's watch the video !
 Look for Nessie!
Live webcameras!
Some facts about Nessie! Some more facts !

 Crop Circles!

Let's watch the video !

Some facts about crop circles!

The Marfa Lights!


 Let's watch the video !
Some facts about the Marfa Lights!

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Easter!

Easter eggs and bunnies!

How is Easter celebrated around the world?
Article 1!
Article 2!
Article 3!
Article 4!
 Germany

Spain
Russia
Sweeden
Hungary
Poland
 Australia
Britain
Watch the video! Let's see how much you remember!




Even more articles for further information!

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Qualities of a leader!

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Are you a leader? Take this quiz and find out!
Take this fun quiz to find out how similar is your personality to a famous leader!
In your opinion, what are the 5 most important qualities of a leader and explain why!

Monday, 18 March 2013

Setting goals & Making decisions!


 

So you want to be treated as a grown up?

Do you know what it takes to be one?

How to be a grown up  !

If You’re Setting Goals, Be SMART!


5 Facts About Goal Setting !

Making Decisions is also part of growing up!

From the simplest things to life decisions...

Decision making guide! (p.25)

What have you learnt?


Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Mama Mia!


Festivals!


Where there is music and dancing, there's a party.

Where there is music and dancing, plus masquerade balls, parades and people on floats wearing glitter and a smile, there's Carnival.

It happens all over the globe. People around the world call it by different names, though, some familiar, others less so. In New Orleans, it's Mardi Gras; in Denmark, Fastelavn; in Greece, Apokriés; in Venice, Carnevale; in Rio Carnaval; and in one tiny part of India, Intruz. They all grab the attention of the world.

"Apokries" Greece!
Facts !
Video !

"Mardi Gras" New Orleans, USA!
Facts !
Video !

"Carnevale" Venice!
 Facts !
Video !

"Carnaval" Rio De Janeiro!
 Facts !
Video !
Video !
Your carnival memories! 

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Hobbies!



Hobbies are good practices of a human that lead to the improvement and enhancement of one’s personality. Hobbies keep a person busy and so he has less scope to go for something bad, or waste his time. Hobbies even make a person more creative and talented. Talent cannot be gained just  by going to school. Only when we touch more and more creative hobbies, we can possess more talent.

Why should we take up a hobby?
Other advantages of hobbies!
Some general ideas for hobbies!
If money is an issue, here are some ideas to have fun for free! Even more ideas!
How can we find a hobby that we like?
You can also take this quiz or this quiz to help you find one! 
Write about your hobby!
What is it? Describe it! What do you get out of it?