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What it is crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is a way that a company or person can raise money for a project from people, business or idea via the internet. It isn’t a difficult process. The only thing we have to do is to post details about our project or idea on a crowdfunding website and ask for the amount we need to create the starting project.

Here’s what I found on the internet:

Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet. If a company or person wants to raise money through crowdfunding, they can pitch for it by posting details of their project, business or idea on a crowdfunding website. The ‘crowd’ in crowdfunding refers to the people or organizations that provide the money.

 

A Few Words About “Crowdfunding”

Crowdfunding is donation campaigns raised by companies, charities or small businessmen for specific causes, like selling a product, helping the poor or to start-up a company. That is accomplished via the internet (social media, crowdfunding platforms) where a small amount of money is raised by the donations of a large group of people.
A great example of a crowdfunding website is Kickstarter, where anyone can raise a campaign for their project or contribute in another by donating.

How people can benefit through volunteering and how important it is.

Volunteering is a way that people can offer to the global. There are two essential types that people used our days, the charity work and the virtual volunteering.
One the one hand, we have charity work. In our days, demands on volunteers are growing globally. With this way people have an effective result in the global from the side that doing things like they collect the trash and that help the environment. Also, non-governmental organisations are doing their utmost to campaign and fundraise in order to meet the growing need. Finally, something that matters is that volunteers’ efforts are still worthwhile.
One the other hand, we have virtual volunteering. Nowadays, people are actively searching for volunteering opportunities that they can carry out online. That is a way to offer from the side that time constraints or personal obligations prevent them from providing assistance in person. This did not like much but these small actions can have a significant effect. Moreover, can contribute towards creating a culture of community involvement in the future.
In my opinion, both ways are essential because nit everyone can offer with charity work and also not everyone has the time to do it so virtual volunteering is a way to offer in the global.

TROY

Troy is the epic historical film made in 2004, which is about the Trojan war. The battle between the Greek army of the king of Troy, Priam, after his youngest son Paris, grabbed his beautiful wife of king Menelaus, Queen Helen, From Sparta. After that king Menelaus with the most famous king of Greece crusade against Troy, to bring the queen back. After 10 years of war, the Greeks succeeded to win the war using the gigantic wooden horse that Odysseus, king of Ithaka, told them to build and leave to Trojans as a gift of peace. Greeks were hiding inside the horse, so at night they opened the city gates allowing their army entrance and destroy the city of Troy.
This is a good film to see, it’s an adventure. I like the costumes and the music. I like Brand Pitt in the main role of Achilles. The real wooden horse was used in the film, now is on the niolin wad of the Turkish town Canakkale, which is very near to ancient Troy. It’s one of the sightseeing of the town, as the other findings of Troy.
The only thing I don’t like watching the film is that they have changed the plot of the myth. I wish the script was closer to the myth of Achille’s death.

MOBILE LEGENDS

One of my favourite mobile games which I play every day in the last two months is “Mobile Legends”. This is a very famous online game. In this game, you can play with your friends or alone. The main goal of this game is to defeat all enemies turrets if your team destroy and the last one you win. After the fight, the game gives in the players one award. You can play a lot of mods but my favourite is Ranked because if you win a lot of times you take better and better prize. The prizes are “Warrior, Elite, Master, Grandmaster, Epic, Legend, Mythic”. Another thing that I like about this game, is the store. In the store, you can buy a lot of Heroes with battle points or diamonds. Personal my favourite character called Vale is a mage of wind and I have a high win rate with him. Also, you can buy skins for your favourite Hero. This is the Mobile Legends you should download it because is a great game to spend your free time.

Addicted to technology

Nowadays more and more people are overusing the internet and their mobile phones. It is believed that they could have a problem with using these devices. They spend many hours playing with different electronic devices. But what are the problems of all these situations? What can people do to help themselves? In this text, we will explain the problems of technology addiction and we will try to find a solution to all these.

The addiction to technology can lead to various problems. Firstly, the young spend many hours on the mobile phone, they speak with other teenagers or play games. Also if you see around you could find a lot of people who are addicted to video games. For example, young students prefer to spend their free time playing games on the computer rather than read a book or go out near nature. All in all, technology is a good way to spend a lot of time in front of a screen like your phone or your computer screen.

There are a number of steps that we can make to move away from electronic devices. First of all, it is important to make a program for your free-time activities, that means if you finish with anything that you have to do it is better to go out for a walk rather than stay at your house and play video games. Moreover, you could ask for support from your friends. This means before you take your mobile phone and open all the apps of social media you can call a friend. In general, there many different activities that you can do and help yourself not to become addicted to technology.

To sum up, electronic devices and in general new technology are helpful for our lives. But it is more important to find a balance between how many hours you will use electronic devices and also in what way.

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.

Online English Lessons

A few days ago because of Covid-19, all shops, schools, tutoring centres were closed. In the beginning, I was happy because I thought a break from everyday life would be good for me. Also starting online courses we would not miss the precious time of our learning. That way we would do lessons and we will be relaxed at home. But as time went by my eyes got sore. I could no longer afford online lessons, they were too tedious for me because from morning (with school) until night (with the lessons and the foreign languages) I was on the computer.
My personal opinion is the face to face courses give you the chance to communicate more and interact with other people. I think that the lesson in the classroom is more creative for me because you can do more activities with your classmates. Also, I have direct contact with my teachers and classmates which is very important to me.
I prefer the lesson in the classroom but we should adapt to this situation for this period of time because we don’t have any other option.

Angeliki

The two wolves

One day an Indian boy talked with his old grandfather.”Son” the old Indian said, “there is a battle between two wolves in your heart the first wolf is bad and represents anger, jealousy, and every other negative feeling. The other wolf is good and represents happiness, peace and every other good feeling. The boy thought for a while the grandfather’s words and asked, “Which wolf wins” and the old man answered with a calm voice “The one you feed”.This is a good story. We have to think positive and let only the good feelings leading our heart. Only in this way we could be happy.

THE DEATH OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT

Alexander the Great died in June 323 Bc. After the long trips, the battles, a life full of adventure in Asia, he felt weak and he had a fever. His people were worried about him and the doctors made their best to cure the king of his illness, but after 10 days he died in Babylon.
At the last moments of his life, he asked to see his soldiers, one by one, because he wanted to thank them for being beside him. As he was about to die he said”After my death, I want the best doctors to carry my soulless body to the grave. In that way, people will understand that even the best doctors are defeated by death. I want my treasures to cover the way to my grave because I want people to see that neither they could keep you alive. I want my bare hands to be shown to everyone, so people will see that we leave this world with empty hands, as we got born. The only treasure that has been given to us is the time we live in this world”
His death gave sadness to his soldiers and deep grief to his nearest people who loved their king.
This was the end of the “lord of the world”.

Theseus the first king of Athens

Theseus is one of the most famous heroes of Ancient Greece everyone knows his story, the trip from his birth city to Athens to meet his father, king of Athens Aegeus. Everyone knows about his labours how he killed very dangerous robbers on his way to Athens. Also, he is very known because of his journey to the island of Crete, to kill Minotaur, the monster who lived in the labyrinth, under the Cretan palace. Everyone knows about his Love Ariadne, the daughter of King Minos, who helped him to escape the labyrinth after he had killed Minotaur. And at the end of the myth, we know that he forgot to change the black sails of his ship to white. So his father believing that Theseus was dead, threw himself off a cliff into the sea, which was named after him Aegean sea. Most of us already know the story above, but actually, we know less about Theseus as the first king of Athens. After the death of King Aegeus, his son became the king of the city. Then he chose a very good place to build his town and made it a famous and strong city with big walls around it. He built a palace on the fortress of Acropolis and he made the big port of Piraeus.
As a king, he was good and fair with his people and he respected Gods. He was brave and clever, even he was a tragic person from his birth until his dishonest death by the king of Skirus island.

Hi Annie

Hi Annie,
I am so sorry to hear that you’ve got a flu. I hope you get well soon. As for the lessons, don’t worry, health is above all. Of course, I will send you an email with each homework, it is the least I can do for you. These days we don’t have lots of homework so you won’t get tired of doing it. Today we wrote a Test in Geography. It wasn’t difficult and our teacher said that you don’t have to write it. Also in Technology, we did a project about the machines.
I think that you should take the whole week off to recover because when you come to school you can get worse and stay home longer. Additionally, you need to recover to be perfectly well for the exams which are in two weeks.
I hope I was helpful.
Angeliki