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Archive for December, 2014

High School Bans Phones

     Nowadays, the majority of teenagers spend most part of their day using a mobile phone. However, some spend too much time with their phones and cannot even leave home without them! So, should High Schools ban mobile phones?? In my opinion, no High School should forbid students from bringing their cellphones to school.

     On the one hand, if students bring phones to school and use them during lessons, they cannot concentrate, as the phone provides too many distractions. Another problem is that students who use their phones disturb the other students in class. In this situation, students could hand in their phones to the teacher at the beggining of the lesson. Another solution for this problem is that students can switch off their phones before entering the classroom. I think this is more practical, as they can contact their parents during school breaks and then concentrate more on their lessons without feeling worried or nervous.

     On the other hand, phones are part of modern life for young people and provide important benefits. For instance, teenagers can stay in touch with their friends by texting or going to Facebook and other social networking websites. Also, with smartphones students can go online to find the information they need for their schoolwork. In addition, if a child doesn't have – or even doesn't know how to use- a mobile phone, they can easily be laughed at by other students and labelled "nerds" or "old-fashioned". This may have a negative impact on teenagers' social life and affect their relationship with their peers.

     As I see it, banning students from using mobile phones isn't the best solution to handle the problem. Teachers can just ask them to switch them off at the beggining of the lesson, so that students can participate in class without disturbing anyone. If students still use their phones too much at school, then in my opinion, the best solution is asking students to leave their cellphones at home. This way, they won't get in trouble and they can focus on their lessons more easily.

 

Zeta

(Blog : http://yeshal.clubefl.gr)

Essay

  Nowdays, most young people spend part of every day using their phones. But some spend so much time on their phones either by going online, playing games or sending text messages that they can't even be at school without their phones. So what should High Schools do? Should they allow students to bring their phones to school since phones are part of modern life or should they ban students from bringing their cell phones to school? In my opinion, phones are necessary and students can't be without them even at school.

  On the one hand, if students bring phones to school and use them during class time they cannot focus on their lessons  as the phone provides too many distractions. In this case, students must be careful not to depend on their phones a lot or use them during the school lessons. Another problem is that students who use their phones disturb their classmates. I understand why a young person must have his phone with him since they may need it at the end of the lesson, but in class they must have their phones switched off.

  On the other hand, phones are part of modern life for young people and have several advantages. For instance, teenagers use their phones to stay in touch with their friends by texting or going on Facebook. Also, phones are necessary for students, especially in case of emergency. If students live far away from school, how can they contact their parents if something happens? What I believe is practical to do is to allow students to bring their phones, but only use them during the breaks. This way, students won't annoy or disturb anyone!

  In conclusion, taking mobile phones away from students is not the best way to solve the problem. In my opinion, students should bring their phones to school, but teachers should make use students use their phones in moderation! 

 

Aspasia

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THE CURSED PURSE

 I was looking forward to the trip, but it nearly ended in disaster. I was travelling to Italy alone, on a damp chilly night, but I was in a great mood.

 In the morning after the sun lit up the empty sky, I decided to go for a walk. As I was walking through the city, I caught a glimpse of something shining near the antique market. It was a purse, full of rusty diamonds. I decided to pick it up but I soon realised  that I had made the wrong decision.

 It was then that I realised somebody had been following me all the time until I reached that exact road. Trembling with fear I started running. To my horror he started running too and he was much faster than me. My stomach turned to ice when I heared him shouting angrilly  – Give me this purse or you will be cursed for the rest of your life! Of course I didn't give it to him but I was frozen to terror and close to tears.

 Just at that moment, the police finally arrived and took the stranger man away to the police station. This experience was totally frightening. I had forgotten all about it in two weeks, until I thought I saw a familiar face in the crowd one day…

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The Perfect Shoes

  The moment Jane opened the car's door, she realized she had made a terrible mistake. She was still wearing her slippers!

     Jane went out of Mark's car totally embarrassed. Bright morning sunshine shone into the church. She nervously walked next to Susan. She looked gorgeous! Her wedding dress was white, like those small crystals she was gazing at in the sky when it snowed. Her sandals fitted her perfectly. She was like a princess, without a crown. "Jane!" Susan shouted. "Come here! I've been for you!". "Sorry I'm late, I had a problem with.." said Jane. But she didn't finish her sentence because of Susan's interruption. "It's okay, don't worry. Have to go now, sorry. By the way, you look beautiful!". Jane's face turned beet red with embarrassment. "Thanks.." she whispered. The only thing she wanted was to dig herself a hole and hide in it. Fortunately, Susan didn't see her feet.

     Right before the wedding started, Ann, one of the bridesmaids, saw Jane's cute slippers. "Jane!", she cried, "Come with me". Jane was shocked. She followed Ann to her car, where she gave her a pair of sandals. "Wear them quickly!" said Ann.

     Although Jane's toes hurt for a month-because of the two sizes smaller sandals, she enjoyed the wedding so much, she nearly forgot about her slippers incident!

 

Zeta

(Blog : http://yeshal.clubefl.gr)

Things That I’m Grateful For

Five things I'm grateful for..:

My family and my relatives

My friends

My health

My education

Everyday's laughter

 

How about you??

Kisses!!

Zeta

(Blog : http://yeshal.clubefl.gr)

 

5 things I’m thankgul for

I’m thankful for: 1)My family 2)My friends 3)My school 4)My teachers 5) My house

5 THINGS I AM THANKFUL FOR…

I am thankful for:

  1. having somewhere to stay and sleep
  2. my education
  3. my family and friends
  4. my food
  5. my glasses

EFI

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THANKSGIVING DAY

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. It is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States and on the second Monday of October in Canada.
 
THANKSGIVING TRADITIONS
In many American households, the Thanksgiving celebration has lost much of its original religious significance; instead, it now centers on cooking and sharing a bountiful meal with family and friends. Turkey, a Thanksgiving staple so ubiquitous it has become all but synonymous with the holiday, may or may not have been on offer when the Pilgrims hosted the inaugural feast in 1621. Today, however, nearly 90 percent of Americans eat the bird—whether roasted, baked or deep-fried—on Thanksgiving, according to the National Turkey Federation. Other traditional foods include stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Volunteering is a common Thanksgiving Day activity, and communities often hold food drives and host free dinners for the less fortunate.
 
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