Thursday, June 10, 2010


To: Student body
From: Manager of the catering service
Subject: A report concerning the improvement of the college catering service.
Date: Friday 7 May 2010

Having considered the comments which I received from the students in order to improve the catering service the upcoming school year, I am writing this report to explain my suggestions on how the catering service can be better.

The students are disappointed with the college catering service in many ways. First of all, they maintain that there is no range of healthy food. On the contrary, the food is prepackaged without any nutritional details. In addition, they claim that the place where the meals are provided is uncomfortable with no sense of attractiveness. Moreover, it is mentioned that the food which is offered is very expensive without any discount. The students’ final reference is to the unending lines of students who are waiting to be served and the limited working hours of the food service.

It is generally felt that we have to make efforts in order to improve the college catering service. For this reason, I suggest that, at first, we have to stop providing unhealthy food to the students. We have to provide a range of healthy food as a great salad bar with fresh vegetables. Additionally, we should decorate the place by painting the walls and adding funny pictures and paintings. Also, we should organize a new relaxing area including comfortable sofas and tables where students can relieve their stress, enjoy watching TV and listening to music. What is more, it is advisable to provide controlled meals combined with allergy warnings. Furthermore, I recommend a discount for some students with low incomes. For instance, we can provide them with a card and every time they have a meal they ought to show that card. Last but not least, we should hire staff in order for the catering service to remain open through the evening till late at night and serve the students rapidly.

To sum up, I feel sure that if all the above recommendations are taken into account we will achieve quality service combined with healthy and economical food which will be provided by the service of the college.

Monday, June 7, 2010


It is a fact that a teacher of a young person is able to influence them. In my opinion, a good or bad teacher can affect the student’s life in a positive or negative way.

A good teacher is sociable, talkative, understanding and with a good sense of humor. They give the students the liberty to express theirselves and at the same time they help them to develop their skills and abilities. Additionally, they stimulate the students to search more in books and even more by surfing the Internet. On the other hand, a bad teacher discourages the students by scaring them. Therefore, they abhor school and feel discontented with it. Moreover, a strict teacher does not make efforts to get to know the children in order to create a warm atmosphere.

Based on my own experience, my teacher o English is an absolutely good teacher who urges me to express myself, my thoughts and my feelings. She finds various ways to help me to practice my knowledge in English and gain more of it. For instance, she encourages me to watch films without subtitles in order to practice the language. Furthermore, she motivates me to create a blog. This helps me to organize my learning and enhance my knowledge in English. She is a really well-organized and a true professional!

In conclusion, I firmly believe that the teacher’s influence on students is very important and all teachers should be aware of this before entering a classroom.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Today, in many English-speaking countries, there are immigrants (adults and children) who do not speak English. At present in some of those countries only, school-age children are given free language tuition but, if all immigrants are to be integrated into their new society, language tuition should be available for all. What is your opinion of this suggestion?

In many countries there are immigrants who do not know how speak the native language. Nowadays, in more of those countries only the government's educational programs help children to reach the basic level of the native language. Hence, the students learn to listen more than speak and read more than write in order to get a low level job. On the other hand, I do believe that, the adult immigrants need to learn to speak the native language.

First of all I believe that immigrants must be entitled to learn the native language for the simple reason that they are, for example, in Greek speaking country. So, if the immigrants learn to speak fluently the language of the host country, they will be able to grab many opportunities there. For instance, the immigrants can communicate with other people in the host country and have the chance to find a well-paid and dignified job, which will match their qualifications.

Moreover, the immigrants need help from the indigenous population in order to adapt to their new society. To succeed in it, they have to be urged from the local government to learn more about the literacy, the history and the culture of the host country. Thus, the immigrants can feel as an important part of the host country and they can even help in the country's further development!

In conclusion, for all the above reasons, I firmly believe that the local people should urge all immigrants, especially the adult ones to gain knowledge of the host country's language and culture in order to help them to have a better integrate in their new society and make a fresh start as members of it!


Many children with serious learning difficulties or physical disabilities are excluded from mainstream classes and, in some cases, are sent to special schools so that they rarely come into contact with their "ordinary" peers. What is your opinion of this type of schooling?

Many children are mentally or physically disabled. For this reason, these children are excluded from traditional schools and they are sent to special schools to be educated. In my opinion, the children with serious mental disorders have to be sent to special schools. On the other side, I believe that the children who are physically challenged could be sent to traditional schools.

 Special schools are designed to ensure that students with mental disabilities will be educated effectively. In this kind of schools children are provided with an environment which allows them to develop friendships with similar children, so they will not feel add, due to the prejudice which grows into the school against children with disorders Also, the special education can include a range of support services which depend on the special educational needs of the students. In addition, the probability to fall prey to bullies is decreased. Another,benefit of special schools is that the children there can participate in games and activities and learn how to cooperate with other kids.

On the other hand, the physically-challenged children could be sent to traditional schools so as to be offered equal opportunities which most of the children enjoy today. Also, we must take into account that if the children with physical disabilities are sent to special schools, they will be deprived of the wide education which is offered in all of the children in traditional schools. Furthermore, in the special schools there is no opportunity for them to meet other "normal" children, who do not suffer from any health problems. Moreover, if the kids with physical disabilities go to special schools, they will not ever be possible to become part of our society, due to the fact that they will have been shielded from the real world.

In conclusion, I think that all the above make clear that the children with serious mental dificulties can cope better if they attend lessons in special schools, whereas the children with physical disabilities should enroll in traditional schools. This type of education could help these children to lead the quality life they deserve!


With technology advancing more rapidly than ever, it is hard to keep track of the latest new computer game. let alone the huge advances being made in industries. But now is this effecting the workplace with technology and machines taking the place of humans? It is now becoming increasingly hard to fing a job for life. Some argue that industries are more productive and efficient than ever before, whilst others remain more skeptical of the advances.

In recent years, there have been many technological innovations. Alot of them, such as the computers, the robots and the machines have put people out of a job. To tell you the truth, I can not urge that the development of technology eliminates the jobs bacause innovations do not fire people but bosses do! I believe that there must be a cooperation between technology and people. So, the companies have to use technology and people in a balanced way. I am saying that for many reasons.

First of all, technological innovations make workers more efficient and productive. That happens bacause when people use the technology, they work rapidly, effectively and profitably. So, people who have skills to use the technology gainfully and have a desire to be better, they will have no fear of replacement.

On the other side, when the technology is used ineffectively, it leads to the elimination of jobs and work insecurity. As a result, joblessness is increased by replacing people in many workplaces. For example, a software which is offered free on the net can replace people!

In conclusion, for all the above reasons, I believe that the managers and all of us in our everyday life have to use the advanced technology for the best!


Do you think there is equality between men and women in the workplace?

I believe that, today, there is not equality between men and women in the working environment. I am saying that because it is believed that the woman's role within the family is to stay at home, take care of her children and do all the housework. Moreover, the typical career options for a man is to be a doctor, a lawyer or a builder. In contrast, the typical career options for a woman is to be a teacher, a nurse or a paediatrician. These are professions which are related to children. So the woman have limited options! In terms of the inherent roles, the man is supposed to be the bread winner and the woman to be the tender mum! Taking all the above into consideration, we can understand that there are not equal opportunities for the two sexes.

Friday, February 26, 2010


To: Mr George Karampourniotis
From: Joanna Sfiga
Subject: A report about the quality of the "Villas are us!"
Date: 16 February 2010

Having spent two weeks in Greece checking the quality of accommodation and services provided by "Villas are us!", I am writing this report to explain my findings.

On their holiday brochure they promote the quality of the provided services in villas. Firstly, they mentioned that the luxury holidays villas are located in a quiet area. In addition, it is said that every villa offers hospitality for up to six people. Moreover, the villas are cleaned every day to a high standard. It is, also, said that the swimming pool is in a perfect condition and that a luxury welcome basket will be in every villa. Finally, it is mentioned that they offer transfer to and from the airport.

After spending two weeks in "Villas are us!" in Greece, I committed to paper numerous of shortcomings. To begin with, the villas are located in a noisy area, near a nightclub. Additionally, there are many stray dogs outside the villa and during the night I heard them barking. Another point to take into consideration is that there was a damp wall in one room and it smelled disgusting. Moreover, the villas were cleaned only on five days in two weeks and the swimming pool had never been cleaned before! As for, the "luxury welcome basket", it comprised of a cheap wine and sandwiches. Last but least, I had to wait for two hours in the airport when I arrived, while it is claimed on the brochure that their services aim at making everything easier for the guests of the villas.

Finally, it is clear that the resort "Villas are us!" does not provide the luxury facilities which are promoted on the brochure. I feel discontented with the organization in this resort and I believe that our company does not what to offer this kind of quality to our customers. So, the facilities of the "Villas are us!" do not meet the requirements of our company.