All entries for June 2005

June 14, 2005

Marvin


This is one of my favourite cartoons. It is even more evil than the coyotee and more treacherous than Yosemitee Sam but unfortunately no match for Bags Bunny. I like the blackness of his humour trying to destroy earth with a huge cannon.

Alexis Georgoulis

The world is very small. When I studied in London I met this girl that she was from Larissa (my town). We became friends but (thank god) never dated. Then my mother came to visit me and she said something about a cousin that studied in London at the same time and at the same University. It came down that it was that woman.
Now back to Greece an actor was making a successful career on a Greek sitcom and became very famous.His name Alexis Georgoulis. And guess what , he was my cousin too from the same side of the family as the girl in London…. It is a small world after all. Eventually I was very honoured to meet the guy who seemed down to earth and very kind. My sister of course went buzzerk and I got to meet some very hot girls around him.Maybe one day I become famous too , only if I could write as I could act.


June 13, 2005

Don't Panic

Writing about web page http://www.douglasadams.com/creations/infocom.php

History

There was a time when computer games didn't have graphics. Or at least they couldn't have graphics and sound at the same time. They certainly couldn't have graphics, sound and enough content to keep even a human being amused for more than a few minutes. So they had text. This was radical – a computer game you could control by typing in commands. The game would then respond to your commands with a breathtakingly prescient understanding of your intent. Or not. Usually not – the early text parsers (circa 1977) weren't that bright. But, as long as you limited yourself to what the game understood and the game designers wrote creatively enough to misunderstand you in a humorous and entertaining fashion, it all worked. It therefore stands to reason that any game which combined a really good programmer with a really good writer was likely to do well. So when Steve Meretzky of Infocom got together with Douglas Adams to create a game based around the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the result was never going to be less than interesting and more than likely insane. So it proved – the Hitchhiker's Guide adventure game was one of the best-selling games of its era, selling some 350,000 copies. In 1984.


Survival phrases in Greek(slightly altered by me)

Writing about web page http://www.transparent.com/languagepages/greek/FSGreek.htm

Whenever you see the letter "i" it is pronounced like "ee" like in "tea"
whenever "e" alone pronounce it as e high which sounds like "ae" as in "Aegian"
Whenever you try to pronounce the letter "h" try to aspire it like it is arabic like in the word "hero"
Capital letters give you the hint to raise your tone.

Basic phrases

ne. Yes.

Ohee. No.

parakaLO. Please.

efhariSTO. Thank you.

parakaLO. You're welcome.

siGNOmee. Excuse me.

siGNOmee. I am sorry.

kaliMEra. Good morning.

kaliSPEra. Good evening.

kaliNIhta. Good night.

Phrases for Meeting and Greeting

miLAte angliKA? Do you speak English?

miLAee kaNIS aPO eSAS angliKA? Does anyone here speak English?

eGO miLO MOno LEEgo eliniKA. I only speak a little Greek.

pos se LEne? What is your name?

to ONoma moo EEne FLOra. My name is Flora.

tee KAnis? How are you?

EEme kaLA, efhariSTO. I'm fine, thank you.

HEro poLEE ya tee gnoriMIa. I am very glad to meet you.

den katalaVEno. I don't understand.

tee EEpate? What did you say?

boRIte na miLAte LEEgo pio aRGA? Can you speak more slowly?

katalaVEno poLEE kaLA. I understand perfectly.

Dialog

Mrs. gianoPOUlou: kaliMEra. miLAte angliKA?
Good morning. Do you speak English?
Store Clerk: leePAme, aLA den miLO angliKA.
I'm sorry, I do not speak English.
Mrs. gianoPOUlou: distiHOS, eGO miLO MOno LEEga enliniKA.
Unfortunately, I only speak a little Greek.
Store Clerk: den peeRAzee. sas katalaVEno.
That's all right. I understand you.


The ultimate link for any language resource

Writing about web page http://bubl.ac.uk/link/l/languagelearning.htm

A great portal to any language resource that is online from ancient Tupi (an old brazilian language of the 15th century) to WELL online grammars of the most modern languages.Worth visiting for sure.

June 12, 2005

Bibliography (so far so good)

Some of the books I ve read that concern my studies in Education

1.Barton Amanda, (2003) , Getting the buggers into Languages, Continuum
2.Barnett, V., (1991), Sample Survey principles and methods, Hodder publisher
3.Brown Kim & Brown Margot (1996) Pathfinder 27 , New contexts for modern language teaching, Cross-curricular approaches, CILT
4.Brumfit C. (2001) Individual freedom in language teaching: helping learners to develop a dialect of their own, Oxford University Press
5.Burden Robert, Williams Marion, (1997) L. Psychology for language teachers
Cambridge University Press,
6.Burden Robert L., Williams Marion (1998) Thinking through the curriculum Routledge Falmer
7.Bush Tony (1995) Theories of Educational Management (Paul Chapman)
8.Chapelle Carol A., (2001), Computer Applications in Second Language acquisition, Foundations for teaching testing and research, Cambridge University Press
9.Cohen, L and Manion L. (1994). Research Methods in Education. 4th Edition. (Routledge)
10.Cohen, L, Manion L and Morisson , K R B(2001) Research methods in education (5th edition), London: Routlege
11.Dede Teeler with Peta Grey, (2000), How to use the Internet in ELT, Person Education Limited
12.ELT Documents: 122 edited by Brumfit C J (1985), Computers in ELT, A view from the classroom, Pergamon Press,
13.Evans, L (1998) Teacher Morale, Job Satisfaction and Motivation, London, Paul Chapman
14.Fidler B., (1996) Strategic Planning for School Improvement, Prentice Hall
15.Fullan M(1993) Change Forces (Cassell)
16.Fullan M (1999) Change forces; the Sequel (Falmer)
17.Gates Bill (1996) The Road Ahead, Penguin Books
18.Gurrey, P.,(1964), The teaching of writing English, Longman, Green and Company
19.Hawkins Eric, edited by (1996), 30 years of language teaching, CILT publications
20.Hafernik J.J, Messerschmitt D.S. & Vandrick S. (2002) Ethical Issues For ESL Faculty, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
21.Hellawel David(2000) Managing in the Educational Madhouse ( the Questions)
22.Imprey Graham and Underhill N., (1994) The ELT Manager’s Handbook, Practical advise on managing a successful language school, Heinemann,
23.Keiko Peter and al, Every student’s guide to the Internet 1995 Mc-Graw Hill
24.Kydd, L; Crawford, M and Riches, C (1997) Leadership and Teams in Educational Management, Open University Press
25.Kit Field (2000) Issues in modern foreign languages teaching, Routledge Falmer, London
26.Mc Kernan James , (1991), Curriculum Action Research, A handbook of methods and resources for the reflective practitioner, Kogan Page limited
27.Middlewood D and Lumby J (1998) Human Resource Management in Schools and Colleges. London. Paul Chapman
28.Morison, K. (1998). Management Theories for Educational Change. (Paul Chapman)
29.Nunan David (1992) Research methods in language learning Cambridge University Press
30.Parker S. (1997) Reflective teaching in the post modern world, Open University Press
31.Pillete Martine, (1997), Tips for Busy Language teachers-Motivating reluctant learners 14–16, Collins Educational
32.Preedy M, Glatter R, Levacic R (Eds(1997) Educational Management: Strategy Quality, and Resources (Open University Press)
33.Richards J. C. and Rodgers T.S (2001) Approaches and Methods in Language teaching Cambridge University Press
34.Richterich R. (edited by) , (1983) Case Studies in Identifying Language Needs, Pergamon Press
35.Robson, C. (1994). Experiment, Design and Statistics in Psychology.3rd Edition. (Penguin Books)
36.Robson, C. (1999). Real World Research – A Resource for Social Scientists and Practitioner-Researchers. (Blackwell Publishers Inc)
37.Tudor Ian, (2001) The Dynamics of the language Classroom, Cambridge University Press
38.Vale,D. with Ann Feunteun, (1995) Teaching Children English: A training course for teachers of English to children, Cambridge
39.Wrag E.C (1994) An introduction to classroom observation, Routledge


June 11, 2005

Confucius

Confucius said: “Yu, have you ever heard of the six good phrases and
the six things that obscure them?”
Yu said: “No.”
Confucius said: “Then sit down and I will tell you.
Love of kindness without a love of learning will be obscured by
foolishness.
Love of wisdom without a love of learning will be obscured by
excessive speculation.
Love of honesty without a love of learning will be obscured by
deception.
Love of straightforwardness without a love of learning will be obscured
by misdirected judgment.
Love of boldness without a love of learning will be obscured by lack of
control.
Love of persistence without a love of learning will be obscured by
stubbornness.” (17:8)

June 07, 2005

Last words before the final hour….

  1. Let's cross the street here.
  2. That tastes strange.
  3. It seems an open turn.
  4. What did you say happens if I press this button.
  5. What safety pin?
  6. Good dogie…
  7. CHAAAAARGE…...
  8. I thought it was an aspirin
  9. Are you talking to me?
  10. Did he say 5 or 50 grams of TNT?
  11. I am going to name this bike "The flying bullet"
  12. Calm down ladies and gentleman, there is no bomb.
  13. Where is my parachute?
  14. Do you smell gas?
  15. I' ll show who swims better.
  16. Let's sit under this tree until the rain stops.
  17. What's wrong with feeding lions.
  18. Let's risk it.
  19. We are safe here.
  20. I am late again , my father is going to kill me.
  21. Yes, I turned the power off.
  22. Only over my dead body.
  23. Carefull with your grandpa's shotgun.
  24. I think I show a warning sign ahead.

General Grevious in the 60's

I found some pictures of a monowheel car that was invented back in the 1960's . It looks really cool. Can anybody tell me what happened to this wonderful exotic car?

Out o me way!!!I'm General Grevious before I evolve into a cyborg!!!!

Look it's General Grevious' son driving the mini edition.
I am amazed. Can anyone explain how these things worked?


Worst Album Covers.

I found these in a very interesting site which I do not remember right now. But there are a lot of LP covers out there that can really make us laugh and ask : What the f??? is that man?

I have many more in my collection.


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