L.two Language Schools Newsletter Date 01.01.2012 Issue 11
Dear friends, The first L.two Newsletter of the year is ready and composed once again by our pupils! Along with our wishes for a prosperous and happy New Year, we hope that you will enjoy reading it!
We would also like to wish you health, love, happiness, strength and solidarity for 2012!
The L.two team.
My favourite reindeer
Αγαπητοί φίλοι, Το πρώτο ενημερωτικό δελτίο της χρονιάς είναι έτοιμο και έχει φυσικά συνταχθεί ξανά από τους μαθητές μας. Μαζί με τις ευχές μας για μια επιτυχημένη νέα χρονιά σας το αποστέλλουμε ελπίζοντας πως θα το διαβάσετε με ευχαρίστηση! Θα θέλαμε να σας ευχηθούμε υγεία, αγάπη, ευτυχία, δύναμη και αλληλεγγύη για το 2012! L.two.
Page |2 My wishes for 2012. This year I want to be happy and to achieve a lot of goals. First of all, I want to pass the lower exams because I have been practicing for 5 years. I want to get high marks because I want my parents and my teachers to be proud of me. Also I want to win with my team in water polo games. Apart from all that, I would like to spend my Christmas holidays with my family. Moreover, I want to travel to Paris because I believe that Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and I would like to visit Disneyland. I wish to succeed in most of them this year. Nick Maragkoudakis ECCE
My New Year’s Resolutions! 1. First of all, I will study more. 2. Another important decision I have made I to give money to poor people. 3. I will also become a better person. 4. I will convince my friends to stop smoking. 5. I will pass the B2 exam. 6. I will also organize a campground with my friends. 7. I will start playing the electric guitar. 8. I will organize a fascinating trip to see unique natural beauty scenery. 9. I will also help my mum do the housework. 10. Finally, I will organize an ecological team to clean our little forest in Halkida. George Katsos ECCE 1. First of all, I want to convince my dad to stop smoking. 2. I will study more. 3. I will help my mum do the housework. 4. I have also decided to eat fewer sweets. 5. I will pass the B2 exam. 6. I will stop shouting at my brother. 7. I will organize a surprise party for my mum’s birthday. 8. I will organize many parties with my friends. 9. I will help poor people. 10. My last decision is to have a great year! Fotini Fassa ECCE
NEW YEAR 2012: In the New Year 2012 I want to have a very good time. First of all, I hope all the members of my family and I are healthy and happy in our life! So, if any problem arises, we'll find a way to solve it and we'll be very well. Also, I'm looking forward to passing the lower exams this year and getting a very good mark at it. In the meanwhile, I want to get along very well with school subjects and English. Therefore, I'll have exceptional marks. I hope to get more friends as well, so I'll have a bigger company than now. I'm looking forward to all these wishes coming true! Christine Kalagatsi ECCE
My New Year’s Resolutions! 1. The first decision I have made is to take better marks. 2. Moreover, I will help poor people. 3. I will cut my hair. 4. I have also decides to help my father stop smoking. 5. I will pass the B2 exam. 6. I will make my friends happier. 7. In addition, I have decided to organize a party for my best friend’s birthday. 8. I will feed stray animals. 9. I will visit archaeological sites. 10. Last but not least, I will become a better person. George Galoufas ECCE
New Year is here! Today is the 26th of December and New Year’s Eve is not too far. Everybody goes shopping, decorate their house and kids are waiting for Santa. New Year is a chance to change your life. You can become a better person and you can help others. Many people expect things that can’t be done. What I expect is health and love. I wish people were friendlier and respected one another. People should have fun and enjoy themselves. They can help the poor and give them some money. For the time being, people are anxious and the financial crisis has affected their lives. You had better enjoy yourselves and smile! I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! And don’t forget to smile!! Ada Agaliou ECCE
New Year traditions. There are different New Year traditions from each country. Perhaps some traditions are strange but they are also interesting. In Spain, at midnight, on New Year’s Eve people eat twelve grapes, one for each time the bell rings, to bring good luck for the twelve months ahead. Also, in New York city, many people watch a big decorated ball drop at midnight and this event is shown on TV throughout the country. Many people have New Year’s Eve parties where they dance and eat lots of food, a special dish or black eyed peas, which are thought to be lucky. “Protoxronia” is the word for New Year’s Day in Greek. New Year’s Day is Bill’s day in Greece. People say that Bill helped the poor and left gifts for children in their shoes while they were sleeping. The Greeks exchange gifts on New Year’s Day and cook sweet biscuits (“kourampiedes”), which are very popular at Christmas. Another popular tradition is the cutting of the “Vasilopita” (a cake), with a coin inside. Whoever gets the piece in his/her piece will have good luck in the New Year. Georgia Pnevmatikou ECCE
HOW TO MAKE BAKLAVA INGREDIENTS Filling 500 gr. walnuts, coarsely chopped 60 gr. sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon
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Pastry 500 gr. fyllo pastry 180 gr. unsalted butter, melted
Syrup • • • • • •
230 gr. caster sugar 300 ml water 2 cinnamon sticks 2 teaspoons lemon juice some lemon peel 2 tablespoons honey METHOD
Mix all the filling ingredients in a bowl. Liberally butter the base and sides of an elongated or round baking dish. Measure the length of the fyllo against the baking dish roughly and, allowing 2 cm extra approximately for shrinkage, cut to length with a sharp knife. Brush each layer of fyllo with melted butter and spread over the base of the container as evenly as possible. Once you have used 5 layers of pastry, sprinkle a thin layer of filling all over the surface and add 3 more layers. Sprinkle a thin layer of filling and place 2 more sheets of fyllo on top. Sprinkle on all the remaining filling, spreading it evenly, and cover with 7-8 more layers of fyllo, brushing individually with butter. Fold any excess pastry on either of the sides over the filling and brush it with butter. Brush the top layer liberally with butter in order to get it crisp and golden. Trim any excess pastry with a small sharp knife, keeping in mind that it will also shrink. Cut the top layers of fyllo carefully, either diagonally into diamond shapes or straight, which will result in square or elongated pieces. Be careful not to cut right down to the base, but only the top layers. This is done in order to make cutting and lifting the pieces out, once it is cooked, much easier and efficient. Using the tips of four fingers, sprinkle drops of water all over the surface and cook it in a preheated oven, gas no.5/ 375 grades F / 190 grades C, for 15 minutes; lower the heat to gas no.4/ 350 grades F/ l80 grades C and cook for a further 20 minutes. In the meantime, prepare the syrup. Place all the syrup ingredients, apart from the honey, in a saucepan and stir to dissolve the sugar. Simmer for 6-8 minutes; add the honey and simmer for a further 5 minutes until it thickens slightly. Let the baklava cool down then pour the hot but not boiling syrup slowly all over, through a strainer. Let it stand and absorb the syrup. Nickolas Hatzievangelou A senior
My favourite reindeer! wsPage 2 of 4 My reindeerâ€™s name is Rex. He has got a red nose and a big mouth. He can fly and swim. His favourite subject is Maths. His favourite colour is red and his favourite film is Fast Furious 3 Tokyo Drift. Chris Tsirimokos A senior
My favourite reindeer is brown. His name is Rudolf. He has got a red nose. He isnâ€™t very tall. He has got beautiful green eyes. Rudolf likes to play with the snow. He helps Santa Claus to give the presents. He likes to fly and run on the snow. Dafni Tzaferou A senior
My favourite reindeer is Dimitris. He is 10 years old. He has got a red nose, black eyes a black body and tail too! He can run, fly and draw.
My favourite reindeer lives in the forest and its skin is brown. Its ears are small. It eats grass and it helps Santa Claus. Bill Karagiannis A senior
Adreas Pleros A senior
My favourite reindeer is Rudolf. It has got a red nose and it is very beautiful. Rudolf is a very fast reindeer. It helps fly the sleigh of Santa Claus and it is his favourite reindeer too. Theodosia Maragoudaki B junior
Christmas. Santa Claus is fat. We put ornaments on the Christmas tree! His favourite reindeer is Rudolf. His house is in a village. Santa brings presents. New Year is beautiful! The elves make great toys! He comes on his sleigh. It is great! Tasos Lathouras B junior
Christmas. Santa’s family! Santa Claus is nice! He is very fat! He has got a moustache and a very long beard. He wears a red uniform. He has got a red sleigh and many elves!
Santa’s family is very big! He’s got 150 cousins and 100 brothers. His mother is very old and his father too. He’s got 50 uncles and aunts!
Merry Christmas! Stavrina Vorianiti B junior
George B junior
Christmas. At Christmas we put ornaments on the Christmas tree. My favourite reindeer is Rudolf. Santa Claus brings presents and the elves make toys. Christmas is great! Merry Christmas! Maria Leon B junior
ws It was New Year’s night and I had the strangest dream of all my dreams. I went a trip with my parents and cousins at a big castle. After we arrived, my parents and cousins disappeared. I felt very scared. Suddenly a dragon that was sleeping next to the castle woke up and attacked all the people in the area. I ran at the city and after five minutes I returned at the castle. The dragon it was there. I felt very scared but luckily the dream finished and I woke up. Panos Barakos D class
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Kids’ News It was New Year’s night and I had the strangest dream. I was at my village in SKYROS and I was playing with my cousins. My grandma and my mother were cooking fish. My granddad was having a bath and my father with my brother was watching TV. I saw a man with a baby. The man the opened the door and I saw the baby. I freaked out. I didn’t know what to do. This was my dream
On New Year’s Day I get up at nine o’clock. At noon I eat lunch. In the afternoon I play play station and PSP and I watch TV. Then I eat and I go to sleep. John Varelas B junior
. After that, I woke up.
Amerissa Tsitsiou D class
On New Year’s Day I am very happy. I get up early in the morning and tell my mother that it is New Year’s Day. At noon we play in the snow and then we have lunch. At eight o’clock we eat together.
On New Year’s Day I get up at nine o’clock. I play with my friends and then I have lunch. In the afternoon I go to Artaki and I play with the snow! Peter Afendras B junior
Happy New Year! Paola Agaliou B junior.
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