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November 2009 Issue 1

english.gr NEWS Editor's Letter

Dates to remember

• 17th November Athens Polytechnic uprising in 1973.

• 20th November Universal Children's Day.

This month: Idioms - Rain Music Extreme Sports Top Secret Mission Crossword Sites we Like Jokes

Σας καλωσορίζουμε στο english.gr NEWS. Η εφημερίδα αυτή αποτελεί συλλογική προσπάθεια όλων των μαθητών του Κέντρου Ξένων Γλωσσών english.gr που αφιέρωσαν τον ελέυθερο χρόνο τους για την δημιουργία της. Μέσα απο την εφημερίδα αυτή οι μαθητές έχουν την ευκαιρία να εκφραστούν, να δημιουργήσουν και να αναδείξουν τις δυνατότητες τους. Οι ιδέες πολλές , θα μας κρατήσουν συντροφιά σε όλη τη προσπάθεια μας. Ευχόμαστε σε όλους μια δημιουργική και αποδοτική σχολική χρονιά.

Students' Letter Hi! We are the students of english.gr and we would like to welcome you to our monthly newspaper. We want to share our ideas with everyone and write about our interests and things we have learned. This month we have written about extreme sports and music . The younger students have made a crossword using new words they have learned. We also have a mystery for you to solve from our “spies” (the students of Senior classes have a course book called “Top Secret”).We hope you enjoy reading our newspaper. The english.gr NEWS team.

How to Learn your Spelling Learning spelling is not always an easy task for students. It usually involves copying the words a few times and the parent then dictating them in order to check if the child remembers them. Although widely used, this method is not very efficient. Students do not pay attention to the word they are copying and cannot remember how the words are written after a while. They should be taught how to learn their spelling on their own and ask parents for guidance only when necessary. An effective way for children to learn spelling is to follow five simple steps:

1. READ 2. SPELL 3. HIDE 4. WRITE 5. CHECK


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Idioms : Rain I'm sorry to rain on your parade, but your not allowed to use your cell phone in here.

It never rains but it pours. meaning

meaning An IDIOM is an expression with a meaning that cannot be guessed from the meanings of the individual words

when problems come, they come together.

to do something that spoils someone's plans.

I'll be there rain or shine. meaning I'll be there no matter what happens.

Music The word 'emo' comes from the word emotional. Emo music, which first appeared in the 80s, was influenced by punk music and later on by rock music. Today emo music is an independent kind of music. Many teenagers

Sites we like Time for Kids

Favourite Song like this kind of music because it expresses their feelings. One of the most popular bands today is 'Tokio Hotel' . Their latest single, ' Humanoid' has been a great success.

Our favourite song is Just Dance by Lady Gaga Let's make our own chart every month. You can vote for your favourite song by email.

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www.timeforkids.com

A weekly classroom news magazine covering a wide range or real-world topics. Choose one of the three editions available according to your age and level.


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Top Secret Mission Use the Symbol Code to find the secret words.

Symbol Code Write the words.

1) 18 - 1 – 4 – 9 – 15

1. …....................

2) 11 – 9 - 14 - 7

2. …....................

3) 19 – 9 - 19 - 20 - 5 -18

3. …....................

4) 12 – 15 - 14 - 7

4. …....................

5) 2 – 5 - 4 - 18 - 15 - 15 - 13 6) 12 – 5 - 13 - 15 - 14

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

A B C D E F G H I J K L M

14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

5. …....................

We’re on the Web! 6. …....................

See us at: http://english-gr.blogspot.com

Young People and Extreme Sports Many young people today are taking up extreme sports. Some don't worry about the risks. They only think of the excitement and the challenge. On the one hand you have an amazing experience by doing extreme sports. You feel the satisfaction of your achievement. Also, other teenagers admire you for what you have done. On the other hand, doing extreme sports such as bungee jumping and para-sailing may cost you your life. It is too dangerous to take up these sports. In addition, if you change your mind, it's too late while you are jumping off a bridge for example. To sum up, there are both advantages and disadvantages to each side. In my opinion,it's probably safer not to take up extreme sports.

“Bungee jumping is exciting but risky.”


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Crossword 1

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11 6 Across

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Jokes A: Doctor, will I be able to play the piano after the operation? B: Yes, of course. A: Great! I never could before! Teacher: Maria please point to America on the map. Maria: This is it. Teacher: Well done. Now class, who found America? Class: Maria did.

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