Chocolate

Chocolate is a product of roasted and ground cacao. The earliest signs of use are dating from 19 centuries BC. The majority of Mesoamerican people made chocolate beverages, including the Maya and Aztecs. The history of chocolate began in Mesoamerica. Fermented beverages made from chocolate date back to 450 BC. The Aztecs believed that cacao seeds were the gift of Quetzalcoatl, the god of wisdom, and the seeds once had so much value that they were used as a form of currency. Originally prepared only as a drink, chocolate was served as a bitter liquid, mixed with spices or corn puree. It was believed to be an aphrodisiac and to give the drinker strength. After its arrival to Europe in the sixteenth century, sugar was added to it and it became popular throughout society. Today, chocolate has many different uses. It is also the favourite sweet of children and it sells in various stores around the world.

Hobbies

In my free time, I draw images like the galaxy, sunsets, sunrises, animals and the sea. It’s a way to express my feelings. I close my eyes and I drive around the colours. In my opinion, drawing is my life.

Life without hobbies would be monotonous. We need them to get away from our problems for some minutes. Hobbies are the thing that we do in our free time, after a hard-working day. It is important to have free time doing something that you want to do and you enjoy doing it! Hobbies are also a great way to exercise and meet people.

I strongly believe that hobbies are something that you do to relax, like knitting or to do something extreme, like skydiving. But the most important is to enjoy it, like how I enjoy drawing. Every single parent has a hobby that he does by his own that it relaxes him.

Our crazy journey

Once upon a time, I was with my parents, we were preparing our staff to go back home. So, we took our car and drove to the port. Our ship was leaving at 8 o’clock and for no reason, it left 10 minutes before. So we had to wait until another ship that goes to the same destination as the previous ship to come. We waited for hours until the other ship would come. And we went in.

Some hours later when we were close to the middle of the ocean, it started to have a lot of wind. The ship was old and it didn’t have much power, so it was moving lot from the big waves. The storage in the ship was going to the one side of the ship to the other side! Everyone thought that we would end in the water swimming, and almost half of the people in the ship were screaming and their thought came true. A big wave came to the left side of the ship and it took the ship in it. When the wave passed we started to sink so everyone run fast to the lifeboat. Some hours later another boat came and picked us up, it drove us to our home town safely. We felt extremely relieved as we drove.

Endangered animals

The number of endangered animals has increased in our days. This is mainly caused by the man who selfishly destroys the habitats where many animals live to satisfy his interests. Another reason is the rapid growth of the population. This has created a greater need for more housing resulting in the destruction of the areas where the animals live. Also hunting is an equally important factor in reducing the population of some animals. But a contemporary cause is the phenomenon of climate change which has disturbed the climate and in general the natural balance of the earth. This change has brought many animals close to extinction such as the polar bear whose habitat is being destroyed every day. We can contribute to the protection of these animals by simply recycling. By recycling we will consume less energy which will slow down the climate change.

THE BEST HOLIDAYS I HAVE EVER HAD

The best holiday i always have is when i visit my father’s place Trikala. Me and my family every summer visit grandparents and spend most of the time with them. I am always  happy  to spend my summer location with my father’s parents.The place is very nice. Grandfather takes me for tracking and other mountain activities with his dogs.Grandmother prepares our favourite meals every time.

Last summer was the best i have ever had.My sister,brother and i spend more than two months with our grandparents.So we had plenty of time to do interesting things with them.We visited the monasteries  of Meteora , we went for swimming in the man-made lake of Plastiras. We also went for camping with some friends,on the prairies of Pertouli. We went for tracking on the mountains,cycling and other sport activities in the big athletic park, in Trikala. It was very nice that i met all my friends and old classmates and we had a good time each other. But the best part ever was when my cousin Paris traveled from Lesvos to be with us for a week.

I hope this summer vocation will be as good as last years.We have interesting plans!

A special place for me

Hey Sam,

 

It’s my pleasure to help you. A special place for me is where scouts gather, it’s a near the docks or you can say next to the football field.

 

When you approach it, it looks like a small wooden cabin and a white container near ACS, surrounded by some green aluminium fences.

 

For me it doesn’t look like this, its two buildings fool of memories that will keep creating new ones. It’s a place that I can say that my life began. The reason that I’m saying that is because this place is where I met and made my best friends if I hadn’t decided to go to scouts I wouldn’t have met them and my life would have been a lot different without them right now.

 

With friendly love,

Stratos

Is homeschooling better than school

Some parents teach their children at home rather than sending them to school. Having your parent as a teacher can be awkward, but also you will feel lonely because you won’t go to school so you cant make friends from there. Moreover, some people say that a parent won’t do the same job with a real teacher and sometimes this will make the lesson harder and slower than the one with a real teacher.

 

Besides, what is important in life is making friends and that is difficult in this situation. you see from school almost all the friends we have come from there, because of all the hours we spend every day with them. Being in your house alone rather at school can cost you a lot(as we see). You can also make friends from other activities but the kids there probably won’t accept that you’re not going to school.

 

the most important thing in the world you can say is you have a job. In our days you cant find a job without a college degree and you can’t have one unless you’ve finished college, but if you don’t go high school you can’t have a degree for college. So if you don’t go to school you don’t have a job.

My job application

Dear Sir/Madam

 

I am writing to apply for the position in your camp that was advertised in yesterdays collage News. I am interested in this job because I like to work with children.

 

I am twenty years old and I am studying to be a doctor, more specific a medical examiner. Also, I have a good command of English.

 

I have work experience in this area, when I was younger I went to scouts and I was in the same position as you have requested, and I know a lot about games and sports. I’m sure I’ll be good at this job because of my experience and because I’m creative, patient, energetic and always happy.

 

I’d like to attend an interview. I’ll be available any day you want at afternoons. I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Stratos Kout

TIME AND BOOK

In the world of social media it is true that the relationship of young people with the book becomes problematic. There are so many challenges on the internet that the young person is unable to concentrate and focus on reading a book.                                           In particular, the young person moves away from the book because he focuses on constant browsing passionate conversations with friends or acquaintances (conversations, messages, images) making communication a means and not purpose.                             However there are also young people who, despite our technocratic era, consider book as a shelter from the fast pace of everyday life. This people use the books to broaden their knowledge and expand their horizon.                                                                     The role of the book in human life is very important because it is an open window to the whole world. With the book, the young man escapes the storm of the media and cultivates his imagination.                                                                                                                     In conclusion, in my opinion the book is a key to open a treasure chest. Only this treasure is not material, but spiritual. Besides, according to Cicero, “if you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need”. Let’s believe him!

I WISH MY TEACHER KNOWN

I’m almost 13 years old.I have a great family, i live in a nice neighborhood of Mitilini, i go to a school that i like and a have a few good friends.My parents are both doctors and because of their job they have to stay out of home many hours even for a couple of days.Me and my younger sister and brother stay at home sometimes i have to look after them.All in our family love and help eatch other. Fortunately we don’t have serius problems as health or financial difficulties.But this is for now.Since i was 6 years old things sometimes were different when my parent had to work at Athens our grandparents had to take care of us. So we,the children, had to spend more time in Trikala with my father parent’s or in Lesvos with my mother’s family.We had a very good time with our grandparents and cousins but sometimes i missed my parents very much.And the most difficult part is that i had to change school almost every year and have new friends from the beginning.Now i think that those little problems were the reason that in our family there is love, carelessness, confidence and the belief that we are one by the other even when there is distance between us .Our family is strong and mature. Now i’m lucky that i have good friends everywhere.

Are we for or against zoos?

In our days, most countries have big zoos with animals from all over the world. They have small animals like monkeys or parrots but have bigger animals like elephants and lions. But are zoos good for animals or not? In my opinion, they are not.

To start with, animals have to be in their natural environment because it is their home. The animals there can grow, they can hunt their food and to not be captured in a zoo as if they were in prison. In the wild, they will have a healthier life and they will be happier.

Furthermore, zoos are very dangerous for everyone, because it has a big number of wild animals which can hurt us. For example, if a group of people come closer to this animal, it may be scared because it has a lot of people and to attack you. This is the animal’s reaction when they feel that they are in danger.

On the other hand, zoos have some important advantages for animals and their countries. Firstly, zoos raise the tourists of this country because everyone loves animals and wants to see them.
Secondly, animals, which are in danger to extinct, some people take them from the jungles and bring them to the zoos which they are safer.

To conclude, zoos are helpful to raise the tourism of the country, but they are like a prison for the animals.

Movies

Mean girls: American teen comedy, produced in 2004. The film was directed by Mark Waters and written by Tina Fei. The film stars: Lindsay Lohan, Racher McAdams Lacey, Amanda Seyfred and Lizzie Kaplan.
In the North Shore High school, there are three girls who are very rich and they do whatever they want. They all have them like idols. Until a new student arrives. And they invited her to go with them because she had no friends. But they are not as good as you think. When Cady (the new girl) finds a good friend, Regina (the leader) said bad things about her and he left her. The rest of the film shows Kady taking revenge.
If you are a teenager who likes this kind of movies, I think you should watch it, cause it has very nice backgrounds, good places, different stories, colours and suspense