Thursday, January 28, 2016

Grammar quiz: Third conditional


1. Complete the sentences.


1. If  that man hadn't thrown (not/throw) his cigarette out of the window , there wouldn't have been a forest fire.


2. If  you had told (tell) me earlier that Tim would come to the party , I wouldn't have come .


3.Sarah would have given  ( give)  you her mobile phone if you had asked her.


4. If the safari park had had  ( have) hidden cameras , the guards would  have caught  the poachers.


5. She would never have come  ( never/come) with us if she had known how difficult  the climb was.


6. If people had not killed  ( not/kill) so many wild  animals  for profit , many species wouldn't have become extinct.


7. The thief would have got (get) away if the neighbors  hadn't  called the police when they heard the alarm.


8. If her mother had not woken (not/wake) her up , she would have been late for school.








Letter about a tourist resort

Dear Mr Jones
  I am happy to say that we have got the perfect place for you and your family.Let me tell you about Paradise Beach Resort.
  First of all, our resort is in a beautiful valley, near the coast with no busy traffic. You also wanted information about activities. We have all water sports, tennis, basketball and beach parties every night.
  Another thing you wanted to know was the cost. All meals accommodation and one day excursion to the ancient ruins are included. To answer your final question, our travel agent can make all arrangements for your hotel and flights.
  I feel sure that Paradise Beach Resort is the perfect place for you and that you will have a wonderful time here. Please get in touch if you would like more information. 
Yours faithfully                              
Vaggelis Zidianakis                 
Manager of Sunset travel 

MY BEST FRIEND

     Mary, who I know from school is one of my best friends. I have known her since September.
    Mary is very beautiful and good-looking. She is slim, because she has been going swimming for many years. Also, she is tall and well-built. She wears colourful and trendy clothes every day. She has got big, oval and brown eyes, a small mouth and nose. Her hair is long, curly and blond. I love doing hairstyles in her hair! Finally, Mary hasn't got glasses, frecles or red cheeks, but she has got a mole.
   Of course, she has got a good character. She is patient and polite. She is hard-working and tolerant, too. Also, she is friendly, because she doesn't have problems with new friendships. Finally, she isn't nervous, embarrassed or shy and she is so cheerful that makes all my classmates laugh and be happy!
   The experience that I will always remember is about a girl in our class at the start of the lessons, who didn't have friends and was very shy. One day Mary told me that she wanted to help her and solve her problem. I was very thoughtful about this. Mary was decisive and then we helped this girl and, after that, she made a lot of friends. Mary is one of my best friends, because she has a good character and stands by me when I have problems.

Paradise Beach Resort: formal letter

Dear Mr Jones,
 I'm happy to say that we have got the perfect place for you and your family. Let me tell you about Paradise Beach Resort.
 First of all, the resort is in a beautiful valley, next to the coast there is no busy traffic. You also wanted information about your children. There, the activities are all water sports, tennis, basketball court and on the beach, there are parties every night. Another thing you wanted to know about was the extra money. The travel includes all meals and accommodation and one day excursion to ancient run. To answer your final question, the travel agent can make all arrangements for the hotel and flights.
 I feel sure that the Paradise Beach Resort is perfect for you and that you will have a wonderful time here. Please get in touch if you would like more information.
Best wishes,
    Paul Kosakofski
Manager Sunset Travel

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Christmas in Greece

    Here in Greece people decorate coloured lights, boats and Christmas trees. We decorate boats because boats remind us of the summer, the coloured lights remind us of life.
    During of Christmas people in Greece eat and drink too much. For example we eat turkey stuffed with chestnuts, coconuts, minced meat, onions, peppers and parsley and usually drink red wine.
    On Christmas day families and friends give each other presents which they put in the stockings which are out of the door.
    On 1st January there is a big Festival whose name's new year's day. On 1st January in Greece we cut the new year's cake and we throw a pomegranate on the floor for good luck.
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