Thursday, August 29, 2013

A complaint

Dear Sir/Madam

  I am writing with regard to my stay at "President Hotel".I stayed in room 237 from 19th August to 25th August and I was very unhappy with the service I received.
  Firstly,when I booked the room,I requested a room with two wardrobes and a telephone.Your receptionist had assured me that my room had all I asked.When I discovered that it did not,I called the receptionist.He told me that all rooms have only one wardrobe and you must pay extra to have a telephone in your room.
  Secondly,the receptionist told me that the hotel had three swimming pools and a sauna.It has got only one pool and the sauna does not even exist.The receptionist said that he made a mistake when we talked.
  Thirdly,the receptionist assured me that the hotel has internet connection,but I realised that it has not.
  I therefore request a complete refund.
  I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,
Eva Chrisostomaki

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Markaki's Language School

Do you want to improve your English?

Try Markaki's Language School!!

 Markaki's Language School is a very nice school where you can improve your English! The teachers are capable, clever and dedicated. The place is modern, clean and tidy.

We offer classes for everyone, including:
Young children

Also we offer a great service with:
 Friendly and dedicated teachers
Native speakers
Projection room
Computer room

 If you want to improve your future, Markaki's Language School is the best for you!!!

 Call our office now on 004658312796

Get well soon card

                        GET WELL SOON !

             Dear Marinos,
            How are you today? Are you better? Now I am in Thessaloniki, but when I heard the bad news about your accident I immediately booked tickets to come to Crete. Is the hospital fully equipped? Here there are the best hospitals in Greece. Tomorrow I'm flying to Crete, so we will meet!!! Your doctor told me that the operation went well and that you will go home in some days!!! Get well soon! See you tomorrow!!!

                             Lots of love,

Applying for a job

     Dear Sir / Madam, 

            I am writing to apply the position of part-time shop assistant, which I saw advertised in today's Abstract News ( August 6th ).
            I am twenty years old and I have worked as a shop manager and shop assistant, for approximately four years in a souvenir shop at Knossos in Crete, so I already have some experience. I speak English, French, Russian fluently. 
           As for my personal qualities, I would describe myself as punctual, sociable, hard-working and keen on art. I am very interested in contemporary art and I would like to learn more about it. I believe this post would give me this opportunity. This job will give me a chance to learn more about art and gain valuable experience.
          Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further information. I am available for an interview at any time and I look forward to hearing from you.

                                                    Yours faithfully,
                                               Giannis Mathioudakis

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Applying for a job

Dear Sir/Madam

      I am writing regarding the position of part-time shop assistand in your art shop, which I saw advertised in yesterday's edition of  "Daily News".
     I am 19 years old and I am in year 2 at university school of art. I really believe that I am the ideal candidate for this job beacause I really like all forms of art. Moreover, I speak English and German flutly since I have been studing these languages for six years. Also, I have visited England twice and I saw how peoplelive there. For this reason, I think that I am sociable enough to serve the costumers. In addition to that, I have been working in a souvenir shop for many years.

     As for my personal qualities, I would describe myself as an abitious, punctual and hard-working person. I consider myself a dedicated and responsible person, as well. Furthermore, I am absolutely enthusiastic because I would like to gain more experience about art. Also, I will get the chance to meet art enthusiasts and I also believe it would be a great opportunity to practise my English and German. I really want visitors to enjoy what I do.

    Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further information. I am available for an interview at any time and I look forward to hearing from you.

                                                  Yours sincerely,
                                                                Varverakis Marinos 

Get well soon card!

Dear Mike,

Don't worry my friend! I'm sure you that you can leave the hospital and you will definitely be with us again in only a few days. You will get over your disease soon and you will feel up to coming here. Please follow the doctor's advice to get better. We are looking forward to seeing you again. When I find time I will visit you! I want you to keep smiling! Don't worry, you will get well soon

A typical dialogue

Marinos:  Hi! My name is Marinos. What's your name?
Mike: My name is Mike.Where are you from?
Marinos: I was born in Heraklion and I have lived here ever since. And you?
Mike: I come from England!                                                                                                       Marinos: Where do you live in England? 
Mike: I live in the capital, London!
Marinos: Do you come from a big family?
Mike: No, I am an only child. What about you?
Marinos:I have a sister. Do you have a pet?
Mike: Yes, I have a dog. His name is Sweet.You?
Marinos: No, but I really want a dog. My parents disagree with me>
Mike: What do you like doing in your free time?
Marinos: I like listening to music. And you?
Mike: I enjoy playing computer games.
Marinos: Do you do any sports?
Mike: Yes, of course! I play football in a team. You?
Marinos: I swim in a swimming pool.
Mike: What is your favorite school subject?
Marinos:I like maths and biology. And what about you?
Mike: I love history, but I hate geography!

Pioneer summer camp!

To: Miss Christina Markoulaki
From: Marinos Varverakis
Subject: Pioneer Summer Camp

   I visited the Pioneer summer camp in order to learn how suitable it would be for a school trip. I spoke to the supervisor and to some children from all around the world about this summer camp. This report presents my findings.

 Facilities, location and accommodation

   The Pioneer summer camp has excellent facilities and visitors can do a large number of activities, including swimming, karate, rock-climbing, windsurfing canoeing, athletics and ather. The children will also be able to compete in these activities to gain confidence. There are basketball, football and volleyball courts, a fully- equipped games-room which means the camp has very good organisation and safety. There children can play tabletennis, pool, darts and chess. There can also have fun and relax with their friends. Moreover, in pioneer summer camp children can improve their English by speaking to their new friends from around the world if they want. Also, there are numerous arts and crafts, such as pottery and painting. Then, there are already several playgrounds for young children. In addition to that, children can enjoy themselves with the appropriate accommodation. The accommodation is renewed every three years. This summer camp is near the sea whith the purpose of doing some environmental activieties.

Staff and cost

  "All instructors and supervisors have to be fully qualified before they come to work" they told us, so children will be able to have fun knowing that they are in totally safe hands at times. Also, the prices are very reasonable, because it costs 50$ per two months. However, the owner informed me that the camp has a special offer for school trips, which would cost 5$ per pupil.

Suggestions and recommendations

  In conclusion, I stronly support having a safe place to go where I can relax with my friends or do some absolutely interesting activities. I would like to suggest visiting the Pioneer summer camp on our next school trip.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

The ideal school: Maria Markaki School

                     Do you want to improve your English ?
                                         Try Markaki 
                                     Language School !

    Markaki Language School is the best choice for you if you want to learn very good English. The school has got big, modern and comfortable classrooms with many happy colours and posters on the walls which can make you feel very interested in english. Also Markaki Language school has got a library, a projector room and a computer classroom where you can communicate with many people from the other countries of the world and do exercises in your e-book to consolidate the grammar of the unit. Markaki's Language School teachers are very kind and helpful because they want to understand the grammar of the unit with the best way. I recommend you Markaki Language School because I believe is the best choice for you.


   We offer classes for everyone, including:   

  •  young children
  • adults
  • teenagers
  • juniors          
   And we offer a friendly service with:     

  •  friendly teachers
  • modern classroms   
  • native speakers  



            Call our office now on 2810224779


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Markaki school

                                Do you want to improve your English? 
                                            Try Markaki language school!!! 

   Markaki language school is the best way to improve your English. Markaki school has nice classes where you can learn English without feeling bored.The teachers are very kind and very good with children. Also, they have a lot of knowledge. But the best thing which Markaki school has is the computer room and the projector room.

                                              We offer classes for everyone, including: 

                                                      - young children
                                                      - older people
                                                      - young adults
                                                      - juniors

                                                 And we offer a great service with:

                                                     - friendly teachers
                                                     - native teachers of English
                                                     - modern classrooms
                                                     - project  rooms


Danger in the mountains

  If I had realised the danger I would, have never gone on the expedition.We decided to go with my family and friends on an expedition in the mountains.The mountain was off the beaten track,but it was peaceful and beautiful.
  In the evening,my friends and I,John and Marinos,decided to explore the mountain.Our parents told us not to go far away.Well,this promise wasn't successful.We moved on and John found a cave.We thought that it might be dangerous,but we wanted some adventure,so we continued walking through the cave.It was dark, but Marinos had a torch.When we finally got out the cave we saw a thick forest.I said that we shouldn't move on,but the others said that it would be fun,so I followed them.
  I must have walked for 20 minutes after I realised that John and Marinos weren't there.I was running,calling their names,without an answer.I sat under a tree.It was getting dark.Suddenly,I heard voices calling my name.It was Marinos and John.I asked them where the had been and they told that they had been looking for a way to get back to the cave.
  With big effort,we found the cave and we got back at the camp.Our parents were very angry.I was starting to explain to them about our "journey",but Marinos interrupted me and said that we were playing board games behind the big rock for three hours and that's why they couldn't see us.Even if it sounds unbelievable,it worked!It was the experience of a lifetime and our secret,too!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

2 interesting videos on global warming

Markaki Language School

Do you want to improve your English?
Try Markaki Language School
in Heraklion!

Markaki Language School is the best choice for your child.It has three beautiful and comfortable classrooms with happy colours and pictures from London and children's projects on the walls.Also,Markaki has another building which has computers,a library and a room where children present their works to their family and friends.Children here communicate with French students in English to improve their language skills.Markaki School chooses the suitable books for the children.And,as I said,it is the best choice for your child!

We offer classes for everyone,
- young children
- adults

And we offer a friendly service
- friendly teachers
- native speakers
- modern classrooms

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Applying for a job

            Dear Sir/Madam,

    I am writing to apply for the position of part-time shop assistant. I saw this advertisement in today's Patrida. 
I am nineteen years old and I have worked as a shop assistant in a video club, so I know this job. I have
qualifications in five languages: English, German, Spanish, Russian and Italian.
    I believe that I'm a very hard working man because I am never lazy at work.Also, I would describe myself as punctual because in my last I was never late. I prefer this job, since I hope to learn more about art because I love it and I am very keen on it.
    Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further information. If you want, I will come for an interview at any time and I look forward to hearing from you.
                       Yours faithfully,

                               George Kalogerakis

Get Well Soon!!!!


   Dear Nick,  

     Yesterday, I learnt that you fell off your bicycle and you broke your leg. Don't feel sad, in two weeks you   
will go home. Do you remember that three years ago I broke my leg, too? I felt sad like you but you visited me at hospital every day and you made me feel better. I don't feel well because I visit you only once a week 
but I have a lot of homework every day. 
     I hope that you will forget the pain soon and I wish, you have a good time there. 

                                Lots of love, 
                George Kalogerakis

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Words about medicine

                                                        Words about medicine

  • chemist
  • medicine
  • needle
  • nurse
  • patient
  • surgery
  • trent
  • prescrription
  • injection
  • examine
  • symptom
  • physical examination
  • ill
  • surgeon
  • ambulance
  • treatment
  • inject
  • appointment
  • waiting room
  • antibiotic
  • come down with...
  • flu
  • get over
  • feel up to 
  • pass out
  • wear off                                            
  • headache
  • stomacache
  • sore throat
  • cough
  • temperature
  • spot
  • pain
  • sick                    
  • ward
  • peadiatrician
  • crutch
  • medicine
  • plaster
  • hurt
  • hospital


Thursday, August 8, 2013




Gergeri is a large village approximately 40 kilometres away from Heraklion. It is near Zaros, Santa Barbara, Nybritos and Panassos. Nearby is the tallest mountain of Crete called Psiloritis. Psiloritis is 39 kilometres away from Gergeri.
If you want to come to Gergeri you should book tickets to Heraklion and then you can come to Gergeri by car, bus or bike. If you are already in Heraklion you mustn't book tickets. As for your accommodation, in the village there are three small hotels fully-equipped. In the village there are supermarkets, kiosks and traditional cafes.
In Gergeri there are many places to visit like the Natural History Museum, the Folklore Museum, churches, the statues of Erotokritos and Aretousa and others. In the Folklore Museum there are local and traditional dresses, rural tools, old objects etc. Also there are fountains and a Bottle Factory called Rouvas. From sources of Gergeri stems in water RouvasGergeri is a traditional village, peaceful, beautiful and picturesque. In the summer the weather is very hot and the water very cold. In winter it rains and snows. The temperature in winter is between 9-0 so the water is colder than in the summer! If you want a nice, peaceful place to stay or visit with your family or alone, this is that place! It will be the experience of your lifetime!

Applying for a job

Dear Sir/Madam

  I am writing to apply for the position of part-time shop assistant,which I saw advertised  in today's "News" (August 6th).
  I am seventeen years old and I have worked as a shop assistant in a souvenir shop before,so I already have some experience.I have qualifications in English,French and Spanish which I speak fluently.I am a student of High School of Art and we learn a lot about all kinds of art.Also,I am an excellent student,since I receive high grades.
  As for my personal qualities,I would decribe myself as ambitious and hard-working.I am sociable and friendly,too.Of course I am interested in art and that is why I would like to take the job.
  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further information.I look forward  hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,
Eva Chrisostomaki

Sunday, August 4, 2013


  Zagorochoria is a group of villages which are very close to one another.One of the villages is Monodendri which is on the mountain like all the other villages.All the villages are very traditional and all the resorts ,the hotels and the houses there are made of stone.Zagorochoria is near to Ioannina so if you want to escape for a little for the village you can go there and visit modern cafes,pizzerias and restaurants. 
   If you want to go there ,you must book the hotel room for one month earlier because Zagorochoria,
especially in the winter,have a lot of tourists.There you can go by plane.You must take the flight from Heraklion to Ioannina and then you can go to Zagorochoria by bus or by taxi.But if you love adventure,you can take the ship from Heraklion to Athens and then you must go there by car. 
   A negative thing about Zagorochoria is that they haven't got many attractions and sights.But you can go to Ioannina which is near to Zagorochoria and visit Vrelis museums and the lake which is near to Ioannina.In this lake you can take the boat and you can visit a little island which is opposite Ioannina.Also,you couldn't miss the very beautiful cave of Perama. 
   In my opinion,this place is one of the best winter destinations.I'm sure that if you visit this place you will want to visit the rent of the villages again in the winter.

Friday, August 2, 2013


 Tower Bridge
       If you want an absolutely interesting trip on your holiday, you must find time to visit London. London is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom.


To begin with, you should get a plane to go there but the view is extremely amazing. It’s a good idea to book tickets and accommodation in advance in the summer or in winter, as London is a very popular city and many people visit this city.

              In addition, if you go there, you must go sightseeing. There are a lot of interesting and exciting sights. You must go on “the Eye of London” to have fun. In addition to that, London hasn’t got so many brilliant beaches as Greece, but there are many fantastic swimming pools to enjoy your swimming. Moreover, London is a very picturesque and beautiful city with lots of tourism. The people who put on incredible clothes are very hospitable and polite with tourists.

            In conclusion, if you visit this place, I’m sure you won’t regret it. The sights and historical places are a piece of culture. It will be the experience of the lifetime.


Thursday, August 1, 2013



    Patsideros is a beautiful traditional village of Crete. It is near Arcalochori and village Zinta. Patsideros has got many historic attractions that the tourists can visit.
    You can go to Patsideros by car or by bus, but first if you are from another place, out of Crete you have to go by airplane or boat to Heraklion. Then you can go by car or by bus to this beautiful location .
   The attractions that you can visit at the village are the old houses (date back to 1820), the the historic churches and the secret from enemies school  (dates back to 1790). Also you can visit the square of the village, where there are a lot af trees and the streets of the village where there are a lot of traditional houses.
   Patsideros in winter is almost amazing, but there is a small problem: the weather is too bad, as it always snows or rains. The solution to this problem is to stay in a house and look at the view of the snowy trees, streets and mountains . Also, there are traditional cafés where you can drink hot chocolate or anything you want and relax.
   If you visit my lovely village Patsideros I'm sure you will never regret it ! I think it will be a great experience for you all to learn about life in the countryside and stay in a clean and cozy atmosphere .


                                                          The church of  Saint Paraskevi

                                                              The fount of Saint Paraskevi


                                                       Sanit Mary's church and the secret school


                                                                     The secret school


                                                           The church of Archangel Michael

                                                             Other attractions ...







                                                             The square of the village


                                                                 And more ...