Sunday, February 27, 2011

Oliver Twist ( Chapter 4 )

After Oliver escaped from Mr Sowerberry 's house, he didn't know where to go. However, he had seen some carts going up a hill and because he was afraid that Mr Sowerberry would find him, he ran up the hill.

Then, Oliver saw a milestone that said London was 70 miles from there. Oliver thought of this great big place and decided to go there. That day he walked about 20 miles, and the other one 11 miles. Unfortunately, through these 2 days Oliver spent the only penny he had and as the days passed Oliver grew weaker.

Finally, he reached Barnet which was a few miles of London. As the roads were empty he sat on a doorstep. Oliver was covered in dust and his feet had blood. After that Oliver saw a boy the same age with him, who behaved like a man and who was dressed like a man. The boy asked him why he was like that and Oliver told him that he had been walking for 7 days and that he was hungry. The boy said that he would help him.

He took Oliver to an inn where they ate a good meal and after that the boy said that he was living in London. He also said that he knew a gentleman who would surely help Oliver. Oliver found out that the boy's name was Jack Dawkins. At night, when all the streets were empty, Jack took Oliver to London and pulled him inside a house with dirty walls . In the house, there was a man standing by the fire.

This man was strange: he wore dirty clothes, he had red hair and an evil looking face that was half hidden by his red hair. The man was dividing his attention between the meat that he was cooking and some silver handkerchiefs which were hanging.

Furthermore, 4-5 children were sitting around the table and were smoking long pipes! Jack introduced Oliver and the man said he hoped to have the honor of Oliver's friendship. All the boys shook Oliver's hand hard and helped him take out his clothes. Finally, they took supper and Oliver fell asleep in the bed that the old man gave him

Oliver Twist part 3

So Oliver was alone in the street and he didn't know where to go.There weren't carts but only cars going up the hill when he saw a sign writing 70 miles to London. He knew that nobody could find him.He didn't have any money or something to eat.

Then he walked 20 miles without food and his feet did not help him to walk.He slept in a field, at first he was afraid but he tried to forget all his troubles.The next day he was cold,he walked 12 miles and he could hardly walk, but a man and a woman gave him something to eat. If they hadn't helped him, he would have fallen dead.

He walked for a little while again, he was near London,in Barnet city.He sat on house's doorstep and nobody talked to him; only a boy came.He was like a man because of his clothing and he helped him after 7 days of walking.They went on a hotel where he ate and slept.The boy told him that he knows somebody who can offer him a meal and a bed for nothing.Oliver learned the boy's name.He was Jack Dawkins.

He walked fast and Oliver followed him to a dark narrow and dirty place. They went inside a poor house with old walls and broken stairs.He saw an old man sitting on an armchair next to a fireplace and he had divided his attention on the food and on some silver handkerchiefs. Oliver saw lots of beds on the floor and 4 or 5 children sitting and smoking on a table.They took Oliver's hat and emptied his pocket. Then, he ate something and slept.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Formal Letter of Complaint

Dear Sir or Madam,

We are writing to complain about the holiday which we took in your hotel (10th-17th June) after seeing your brochure.

First of all, your brochure claimed that there were fridges. Unfortunately, the fridge in our room was broken and our drinks were hot and it was summer, so we needed cool drinks. Moreover, the TV had only two local channels available and these were not in English as stated in your brochure.

In addition, the beach was not suitable for swimming because there was litter everywere and dead fish.It smelled awful.Also, there were no beach chairs so we could not sit and there were not ubrellas so our eyes hurt because of the sun. Another problem was the town centre. It was lots of minutes away by car, not on foot.

We think that your brochure was clearly misleading. As a result,we would like a refund of 500 euros which is half the money we paid.We feel that this is all the holiday was really worth.

We look forward to receiving a promt reply.

Yours faithfully,
Izoldy Tsagaraki

Friday, February 25, 2011

Watching television is a complete waste of time

Everyone, adults and teenagers spend a lot of time watching television every day.There are many different types of programmes and people think that it is entertaining,  but other people think that it is a waste of time.

In my opinion,there are very good reasons to watch TV.Firstly, it can be entertaining.You can learn the news from all over the world or sometimes it is educational and informative. Sometimes it can be relaxing, for example when you are alone it is a good way to feel better and forget your problems.

On the other hand, sometimes television can be a waste of time. For instance, sometimes programmes have too much gossip and it can become boring and there are so many advertisements, so this is tiring.Other programmes are of bad quality and contain violence.Finally, you can have health problems, since it can cause eye strain or you can become a coach potato.

In conclusion,I believe that some programmes on TV are very interesting and informative.However, other programmes can be a waste of time and, as they do not contain anything useful, they could be thought of as a bad influence, especially on young people.

Friday, February 11, 2011


Wuthering Heights is a book that contains 3 things...LOVE,HURT and REVENGE.It follows the life of Heathcliff, a mysterious gypsy-like person, from childhood (about seven years old) to his death in his late thirties. Heathcliff rises in his adopted family and then is reduced to the status of a servant, running away when the young woman he loves decides to marry another. He returns later, rich and educated and sets about gaining his revenge on the two families that he believed ruined his life.

The story strarts when Mr Lockwood, a rich man from the south, has rented Thrushcross Grange in the north of England for peace.After arrival, he decited to go to visit his landlord , Mr Heathcliff, who lives in the lonely moorland farmhouse called "Wuthering Heights".When he goes, he understands that something strage was happening there.In the house he found three people;Mr Heathcliff a gentleman, the mistres of the house in her late teen and a young man that was a member of the family although he was dressed like a servant.Suddenly it started to snow so Mr Lockwood had to stay there for the night.He slept in a room with the bed next to a window and selves with books.There, he found a diary and in one page there was the name ''Catherine".When he fell asleep he saw that girl's ghost out of the window asking him to let her in.He was too scared to sleep again so he waited to sunrise and then went back to Thrushcross Grange.There, he asked from the housekeeper Helen Dean to tell him the whole story about Wuthering Heights.The story begins thirty years before, when the Earnshaw family lived at Wuthering Heights.The members of the family were Mr and Mrs Earnshaw their six-year old Catherine,(the girl he had saw in his dream and the mother of the present mistress)  and her fourteen-year old brother Hindley.

In that year, Mr Earnshaw travels to Liverpool where he finds a homeless, gypsy boy of about seven and he decides to adopt it as his son. He names him "Heathcliff". Hindley, who finds himself excluded from his father's affections by this newcomer, quickly learns to hate him but Catherine grows very attached to him. Soon Heathcliff and Catherine are like twins, spending hours on the moors together and hating every moment apart.Hindley was sent to college, because of his descord, but he returns three years later when his father died.With his new wife ,Frances, he becomes the master of the house (Wuthering Heights) and forces Heathcliff to become a servant instead of a member of the family.Heathcliff and Cathy continue to be best friends and one day in November they went to Thrushcross Grange to spy on the inhabitants.They got cought and they tried to escape but Cathy was bitten by a dog so Linton's took care of her an Heathcliff was sent home.Five weeks later, Catherine returns to Wuthering Heights but she has now changed, looking and acting as a lady.When the Lintons come to visit her, Heathcliff dressed up to impress her but he fails when Edgar Linton laughed at him and they argued.In the next years' summer Frances gives birth to a boy, little Hareton, but she dies befor the end of the year.This leads Hindley to a life of waste...

After tho years, Catherine and Edgar had come really close but her relationship with Heathcliff were not so good.One day in August, Edgar comes to visit Catherine while she had a fight with Helen and Heathcliff was out.The argument spreads to Edgar who wants to leave after that, but Catherine stops him.Aftes that they became lovers.Later, Cathrine talkes to Helen telling her tha Edgar asked her to marry him and ske said yes.She said that she didn't love Edgar but Heathcliff but couldn't marry him because of his lack of education and status.Unfortunately Heathcliff heard that and left and never came back.

After three years Edgar and Cathernine were married.Six months later, Heathcliff returns us a rich gentleman.Catherine was really happy and impressed to see Heathcliff again and like that but Edgar was not so happy to see him.His sister Isabella who was just eighteen fall in love with Heathcliff.Heathcliff had a bid fight whith Edgar and Catherine locked in her room with a bad illness.When Catherine told that to Heathcliff he thought it would be a great way to take his revenge on Edgar.So he married her.But Edgar was so worried about Catherine's illness that he didn't mind.When Heathcliff heard that Catherine was ill, he arranged with Ellen to see her secretly.A few hours after their metting Cathernine gave birth to little Cathy and then died.The day after that Isabella leaves Heathcliff and escapes to the south England where she gives birth to Linton, Heathcliff's son.Hindley died six months after his sister, and Heathcliff was now the master of Wuthering Heights and the guardian of Hareton.After twelve years Cathy had grown to a beautiful girl who has almost never passed to the moors.When Edgar learns that Isabella is dying he goes to pick up his nephew and adopt him.While he is gone, Cathy meets Hareton on the moors and she learns about her cousin and Wuthering Heights.Edgar returned with Linton, a wick and ill boy, and although Cathy was excited to have someone near in her age to play with, Heathcliff takes his son on the Heights.

After three years Ellen and Cathy meet Heathcliff on the moors and he takes them to see Linton and Hareton.His plan was Cathy and Linton to get married so he could take Thrashcross Gradge.Linton and Cathy start a secret friendship.In the next year's Agust Ellen and Cathy visit Wuthering Heights when her father is very ill and are kept there rapidly by Heathcliff  who wanted to marry his son with Cathy.He don't allow her to see her father until his death but five days later Ellen leaves the Heights with permition and Cathy escapes with Linton's help to see her father just before his death.Whith Heathcliff the master of Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange Cathy has no choice.She left Ellen and went to live in the Heights with Heathcilff and Hareton-Linton died soon.Although Hareton tried to be kind to her, she was very unkind.

This is the spot were Mr Lockwood arrives.After an illness Mr Lockwood decides to leave the moors and travels to Wuthering Heights to inform Heathcliff.Eight months after his leaving, Mr Lockwood came back to the moors.He stayed in Thrushcross Grange.He found out that Ellen had moved in Wuthering Heights so he went there to find her and she ended the story.

Ellen had moved to the Heights to replace the houskeeper.In March, Hareton had had an accident and been confimed to the farmhouse.All this time a friendship had grown between Cathy and Hareton.In April Heathcliff started to acrt very strange and after four days tha he didn't eat anything he died in his room.He was buried next to Catherine.
Before Mr Lockwood departs he heard that Cathy and Hareton plan to marry on New Year's Day!!!
                                                           THE END

Saturday, February 5, 2011


Once upon a time there was Mrs Van Hopper,an unpleasant fat woman.She loved to meet people who were rich and famous...Every summer she and her 'servant' stayed at the Hotel Cote d'Azour,the most expensive hotel in Monte Carlo!There she found out which well-known people were staying in the town.She always found an excuse to speak to them.... A cold afternoon Mrs Van Hopper saw a rich man, Maxim De Winter, who owns Maderley(the most beautiful and old house in west England) and she tried to chat with him....His wife had recently died.This man,when he saw Mrs Van Hopper's servant, fell in love with her...

After a few days he asked her to leave together in Maderley.After a lot of days she accepted the invitation, so they left England together! Days passed very quickly and Maxim married this young girl(servant). None of the neighbours could accept that this schoolgirl had been Mrs De Winter, and especially Danny Doungers(the housekeeper).

Danny Doungers was a good friend of Rebecca (the late Mrs De Winter), so that's the reason of hating Mr De Winter's new wife...After four months of happiness a sudden visit of Favell (Rebecca's cousin) would change everything...Next month Rebecca's body was discovered in her sunken boat (everyone thought that she drowned)....Maxim was obliged to tell the truth to his wife; that he had killed Rebecca because she was a devil woman....After the trial where was decided that Rebecca had killed herself,they went back home...

Favell knew that Maxim had killed his cousin(Rebecca)and he tried to prove it to the judge by a note of her.But that was not enough to accuse Maxim for the murder....So when they returned home they found the ashes of Maderley(probably Danny Doungers with Favell put on fire to the house because they discovered that Maxim had killed Rebecca)...And that was the bad end of REBECCA!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A huge bravo to all of the fantastic writers of this blog!

It is amazing to see the number of visits our youngest bloggers' blog has and the variety of countries visitors come from! You now have a real as well as global audience watching you as you develop your writing skills. This can prove a lot to those timid bloggers (I wonder if you remember) who thought that no one was going to see their posts! Take a look at the map and live traffic feed gadgets on the right sidebar and the wide variety of published texts (book descriptions, emails, reviews, articles, short movies with self-created dialogues) and take pride in what you have accomplished so far. I know that I am definitely, utterly and deeply proud of you! What is my final message? Keep writing, guys!

Note: Let me inform you that from now on, if you do not know what a word on the blog means, simply double-click on it and you will get its definition in a pop-up box. Do you think this would work with written tests, as well? :0)

While reading 'Oliver Twist' seated in a circle. 

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Advertisement

I always wanted to make my own advertisement. So, I decided to come up with how to make my own ad. It took me three years to do it, but finally I made it. Day per day my ad has evolved a lot. My aim was to teach the kids that the school is the first path that you should follow if you want to be something when you grow up. Also, I thought that I should add subtitles in two languages: English and French. My ad is very good, but unfortunately, it is not allowed to be broadcast on TV.