Monday, 7 September 2015

Michigan ECCE Letter- Unit 15- Writing V- Beating the Bully- Cb. pg. 161, "Stars & Stripes", published in 2012, by Evans V., & Dooley J., Express Publishing

Task A: Letter
Write a letter to the Editor of the school newspaper in which you address all the students. Discuss the problem of bullying and give your classmates advice on how to improve the situation.

Dear Editor

I am writing in response to your article published in the local school newspaper entitled "Beating the Bully". It is clearly evident that our school suffers a growing problem with bullying, so, I would like to take the initiative to offer some suggestions on how to improve the situation.

Generally, bullying occurs when there is a lack of respect and collaboration  for the other person in our school community . For example, if there is no respect for our classmates ,then how will it be possible to co-exist and to function harmoniously on the school grounds?
In addition, a strong will for self-assertiveness may destroy group bondings in a school community. That is, some students who tend to show off to others in order to gain acknowledgement and admiration, may lead to form cliques ,in which they will enforce rules that other students will have to obey. (Therefore ,the boundaries of democracy are abolished .)

First of all, I would advise any student that is bullied, to talk to an adult, either to a parent or a teacher. At times, you may not wish the adult to confront the bullies, but, sometimes just talking about the problem itself , can give you confidence to deal with the problem.

Secondly, as a school community, we should find ways to tackle the problem all together.  For instance, we could, perhaps, set up a counselling service for victims to visit psychologists and ask for help for the matter. In this way, students will hopefully be helped  and other students will have a more general awareness of the issue. 

 In short, I believe that by taking some of these measures, some success will be achieved and we may manage to function healthily in our school community.

Thank you for taking the time to read my letter.

Sincerely yours,
Paraskevi Andreopoulou
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Sunday, 8 February 2015

ECCE WRITING: Unit 12: Visiting Wildlife - A Formal Letter to City Officials regarding Litter- Cb. pg. 131, ECCE Stars & Stripes by Evans V., & Dooley J., published in 2012, by Express Publishing

Dear City Officials,

Introduction: It is hard enough to deal with the problem of street littering in our city. The situation gets worse each day that passes , making it look uglier, unhealthier and impassable. I am writing to offer some suggestions on how the issue of littering may be solved.

 Para 2: To begin with, the city should pass a law in which anyone who litters the streets should be fined. For instance, if they are caught to litter once, they should be fined with the amount of 15 euros.
If they fall into the same trap again (the one of littering), then the fine doubles to 50 euros for this time.  A third offence should include some form of community service having to do with clean up action plans of the environment set out by the local council. As a result, even if they seem not to care about the healthy appearance of the environment and the public health of their co-humans, they will stop polluting for fear of losing money or becoming ill.

Para 3: Furthermore, another to do is to place more rubbish bins and recycling cans in almost every corner of our city.  For example, after having placed them, city workers will be responsible for emptying them at the end of each day. Moreover, a better idea, for residents, would be to exchange their trash for food coupons of bus passes(idea given credit to: Take Off, Level B1, Linda Jones, Hillside Press, 2013, Unit 3- Curitiba). By doing so,  residents will be encouraged to recycle more for practical reasons; so, hopefully, they won't pollute any longer.

Conclusion: In conclusion   if we fine people , they may conform to the rules and respect their pocket and the environment more.  Additionally, if we motivate residents to recycle, they will stick to it for a purpose. The city will look more pleasant and healthier to live in .
Thank you for considering my views.

Yours Sincerely,
Vivi Andreopoulou