KEDU Senior D (B1)

Dragon tales(part 10)REAL LIFE DRAGONS

Nowadays people don’t believe in dragons. However, there are some creatures on earth that their shape and behaviour reminds dragons.
1. Komodo dragons: They are found on the island Komodo in Indonesia. They are the heaviest lizards on earth, with a big body, short legs and muscular tails. They are aggressive, their saliva is toxic and their bite can cause the immediate death of the victim.
2.Flying dragons: They live in tropical forests in Asia. They have a flap of skin on each side of their body, like a membrane. They jump between the trees.
3.Black Dragon-fish: It lives in the deep sea of the Atlantic Ocean.
4.Seadragons: They are not fish, they are seahorses with bright red colour, looking like small dragons.
5.Dragon-snake: In Indonesia and Malaysia can be found the Dragonsnake a black snake covered with hard scales. It eats mostly frogs and they hunt at night.
6.Bearded Dragons: In Australia. These lizards puff out their throats and they look like having a beard, made of hard scales. They change the colour of their skin. During the warm day, they absorb heat in their skin, so they stay warm through the cold night.
7. Pink dragon millipedes: It has got many legs. It’s no longer than 3cm. and it smells like almonds because of the poison it has.
Maybe there are more real-life dragons but I don’t know them all.

An email to the Counselor

Dear Counselor Fred,
I’m so excited about the camp this year. I had a really good time last year.
That’s a great idea swim rather than climb to the top of a mountain.
Swimming lessons are a good idea. I believe they like water and of course swimming. Maybe we could do other activities in the afternoon like group sports.
I think we should prepare fried potatoes and chicken for lunch with salads of course. We can also have a BBQ with sausages and hamburgers.

Looking forward to hearing from you
Alexandra Albrahimi

The positive and negative aspects of staying inside and what we can do to make our time more pleasant.

In this period of time we must all be calm, patient and to remember that we stay at home for our good and health. I know that we can not meet and hang out with our beloved people and going out in general. However, there are and positive aspects of this situation. First of all, we relax and we take a quit big break from our lessons and our studies, something that I am sure that everyone wanted or needed. Furthermore, now, it’s a good chance to do things that we wanted, but we couldn’t do as we were busy. Also, in order to spend our time productively, we can start a hobby, take care of our body, exercise, do housework, dear with cooking, play board games with our family, read books or our school books. If we stay positive, have good vibes and spend our time productively, this period will pass more quickly and pleasant!

The negative and the positive aspects of staying inside.

The negatives and the positives of staying inside are many and different for every person. For me, the negatives are mainly phycological because I can’t go outside with my friends or my family. Also, I don’t have the ability to go to school or my after school activities, and for this reason, I have nothing productive and fun to do all day. However, the positives of staying inside are also many. In my opinion, the most important one is that we have united as a society and therefore we are stronger together. Also staying inside gave us time to try new things such as to find new hobbies and many more. In conclusion, both the negatives and the positives are important, and we should try to face them with a positive attitude.

My favourite subject !!!

My favourite subject at school is maths. It is a very difficult subject but very interesting. It is a very different subject like no other because it has to do with numbers and not with the alphabet. In my opinion, this subject exercises your mind and does good for you. This was my favourite subject during elementary school and I love it now in high school. I think that in the future I will do something that has to do with maths.

My home !!!

My home isn’t very big and it isn’t very small. It has two big bedrooms, one for my parents and one for the kids. It has a small bathroom and a not very big kitchen. It has a big living room. It has a small corridor and two big dining rooms. It has three balconies and one garage. Finally, it has a very big garden and a terrace.

Μy favourite season

My favourite season is summer. That is my favourite season because we don’t have school and we have a lot of free time. I love summer because I love to swim with my father and my sister Agapi. Sometimes, my grandfather stays at the beach all morning and sometimes he goes in the afternoon too, because he loves the sea. In the summer I have lots of time to play with my sisters and go walking with my mum on a beach and after that, I go with my father swimming. Hesitantly this year with COVID 19 we can’t heat the summer as we always did we won’t take our baths it won’t be the same summer we always did.

Disneyland

Disneyland Paris an entertainment resort in Chessy, France, a new town located 32 km east of the centre of Paris. It encompasses two theme parks, many resort hotels, Disney Nature Resorts, a shopping, dining, and entertainment complex, and a golf course, in addition to several additional recreational and entertainment venues. Disneyland Park is the original theme park of the complex, opening with the resort on 12 April 1992. According to the Disneyland Paris website the theme park’s top five attractions in Disneyland Park are It’s a Small World, Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters. I love Disneyland and I hope to visit it one day.

MY VILLAGE

Now, I’m living in my village, called Anaxos. It’s a small village in the North-east part of the island. It’s a beautiful and quiet place for someone to live in. It’s green, with many trees and gardens, small, cosy houses that people use for their vocation. There is not a school and the children who live here have to get a school bus for going to their school. Also, people who need to go to the pharmacy or the post office, have to go to the neighbour village. There is not a pharmacy, post office, cinema or a school here but there are a small church and some mini markets.
Not many families live here during the winter, but in the summer a lot of people visit the place to pass their vocation. In the summer the place is very nice with many shops, restaurants, cafes and every kind of sea sport. The beach is beautiful and the sunset is the most amazing of all.

Apostolos M.

ORANGE

Very popular fruits from the citrus family. They took their name from their orange colour and they are the most known and favourite fruits all over the world. They can be eaten fresh or they can give juice, which is an important part of breakfast. Also, the fruits can be used in cooking, giving their special flavour and aroma to many recipes. They can be used as decoration on cakes and of course, they give a delicious jam.
Most of the people eat an orange or drink orange juice every day. Oranges are a very good source of vitamin C, which helps the body grow and fights infections.
In tradition oranges are the symbol of love and marriage in many cultures as in South America and Asia and orange is the colour of optimism.

Apostolos M.

DIGITAL SCHOOL

Now, because of the pandemic of COVID-19 everything has changed. Schools and our school activities are closed, so we have to stay at home and take some lessons on the computer. I think that the digital way of learning is interesting. We use technology for learning things, search for information about subjects, write messages to our teachers and classmates. We often make videos and put funny images to our messages, to communicate with others and we have fun. Very often we take part in quizzes and this is really amusing, better than having tests in a book. Actually, this way of learning can’t be compared with the active and real contact we have each other in a real classroom of a real school.I’ve missed my friends, my classmates, my teachers I’ve missed the moments and the emotions we share at school.
So I’m looking forward to getting over this difficult situation and return to our school.

Apostolos M.

Dragon tales (part 9)THE LERNAEAN HYDRA

The Hydra of the lake Lerna is the most known dragon in Greek mythology. According to the myth, Hydra had the body of a huge snake and nine heads. For every head chopped off, Hydra could regrow two other heads. So it was impossible to be defeated. That beast was killed by Hercules with the help of his nephew Iolaus. So first Hercules cut off one head, using the sword that Athena had given to him. Then Iolaus burn the neck with fire, and that way the new heads couldn’t be regrown. Hercules cut off all the heads of Hydra. He placed the last, central head which was immortal under a big rock and dipped his arrows in Hydra’s poisonous blood. The goddess Hera who hated Hercules, placed Hydra in the sky as a constellation.

Apostolis M.