Monday, 29 September 2014

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Vocabulary calendar volume 2

  • It is obvious that our economic activity is contingent on natural resources, thus the environmental pollution was imminent. For instance, a huge vicinity of water table is contaminated, since it is full of scum due to the sewage that factories discharge.
  • Intensive production activity pollutes the atmosphere as well, because of the thousands of cubic meters of toxic emissions which are released every day.
  • Not a week goes by without another report on the news about the controversial issue of the irreparable damage to the environment caused by pollution.
  • Morbidity records have to do with lethal factors which are pertain to this pollution; however, politicians do nothing to address this vital situation, while at the same time they are having a corruption binge.
  • I am inclined to believe that an environmental policy is an urgent issue and deserves serious consideration from the municipal authorities.

  • Another paradigm of industrial pollution is the contamination of the Mexican ocean from Shell company which at the end it accepted full liability of the accident.
  • Some master degree programs consist of at least 3 months of hands-on practice.
  • Africa is the only continent with serious economic/ war privations of basic needs.
  • Pneumonia’s antibiotic is mold.
  • In some cases the sea water can become potable if it is purified.
  • While the plane was soaring into the air, my mother was shrieking.
  • Souvlaki is to my liking.
  • The prime minister intervened when he realized the eruption (corruption?) binge.
  • When I am suspenseful, I constantly fidget ing with my hands.
  • In north Britain it rains relentlessly - unrelentingly during the whole year.
  • The police are interrogating the alleged offender.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Vocabulary calendar volume 1

  • The verdict of the trial condemned the criminal into a solitary confinement sentence, since the victim’s lawyer laid to rest the offender’s allegations
  • The abrupt heavy rain inundated the residential area; thus, the residents were prompted to leave their homes.
  • The  proponents of the Greek nazi party, congregated with other hooligans and came into conflict with the (peaceful) indignant protesters who were clamoring for the economic al austerity.
  • When the weather is windy, airborne dust comes from Africa.
  • The primary goal of the new government is to enhance the youth potentials for employability.
  • Oh God! I hate fish broth.
  • The firecrackers are very common during the Easter days in Greece.
  • Cretan farmers’ array of weapons exceeds the army’s ammunition.
  • She has been doing ballet for many years, that’s why she is so pliable.
  • He is a downright Golden Dawn proponent , since he can’t stand foreigners. (he is a downright racist)
  • There are so many victims of the financial crash, for instance Peter has been down and out for five years. 
  • His sister has perished in the prominent* plane accident, although he will cherish her in his mind.
  • Frans used to work for the stazi, and was executed because he divulged some confidential information.
  • The prominent anarchist proponent refuted the prevalent belief and didn’t adhere d to the law.
  • She could easily assimilate all this marketing related knowledge, thus it was imminent that she would become an accomplished entrepreneur.
  • The teacher spoke/ revealed concisely and downright to the parents of the misfit student that he consistently avert** avoids (?) his peers, always has a vacant expression and wriggles out of doing his homework.
* prominent |ˈprämənənt|adjectiveimportantfamous: she was a prominent member of the city council.projecting from somethingprotuberant: a man with big, prominent eyes like a lobster's.• situated so as to catch the attentionnoticeable: the new housing developments are prominent landmarks.
**avert |əˈvərt|verb [ with obj. ]turn away (one's eyes or thoughts): she averted her eyes during the more violent scenes.prevent or ward off (an undesirable occurrence): talks failed to avert a rail strike.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Positive and negative implications of the growing number of elderly people in the population

Due to the innovative research and development of medical science, life expectancy has increased dramatically during the last two centuries. This means that the number of elderly people in the population has an upward tend. (full stop here) Although Since every coin has two sides, a longer lifespan doesn’t necessarily mean s a better well-being for the individuals and the society, as well.

One of the benefits of the elderly a longer lifetime is that people reap the fruits of their retirement, so they don’t need to work and they can spend their time by doing whatever they want/ wish. In practice, lots of pensioners opt to spend time with their families and their grandchildren/  offspring s. Furthermore, retired people have the chance to seize every single day by doing things they had never done before. For example, lots of pensioners have a lot of free time (pastime= hobby) and they can take up new hobbies , or they can travel around the world. From a social standpoint, elderly people could offer voluntary work in concerning many aspects of daily life, such as charities or by mentoring young professionals, which is an immensely crucial issue for the society.
On the other hand, the upbeat headline from initial enthusiasm for the improved life expectancy statistics hides a much more sombre reality for many. It's not just how many years you have left that matters, but how many healthy years. This means that elderly people are not fit enough to (play bowls, let alone go on parachute jumping) to be as active as they desire so as to enjoy life during their retirement. Moreover, due to the grave health problems or physical disabilities that elderly people may face, they can become a burden to their families and to the society, as well. For instance, the children have to look after their parents intensively in case the latter cannot fulfil their basic needs on their own, filling the former with responsibilities. Besides that, if the close relatives cannot afford the hospital care of their parents, the state is required to look after them by hospitalizing or lodging them into nursing homes, which poses an additional financial burden on tax payers. There is one final problem elderly people have to deal with. Hardly a week goes by without another report of the reduced pensions, appearing on the media. It is a fact that pensioners are the easy prey; thus, every time the economy faces an austerity, the pensions drop down sharply, while at the same time inflation goes up and the elderly people are left tackling serious financial problems.

Taking everything into account, people's lifespan has increased faster than the prerequisites for a healthy life expectancy. Thus, I am inclined to believe that if the policy makers address this situation, both society and pensioners will be able to achieve a higher level of prosperity.