Thursday, June 30, 2005

Question Time!

Mrs Khadija is American - but what are her origins? Where are her ancestors from?

Do you know the answer? Tell your teacher next time you go to class.
You will earn a gold star!

The last question: Take the letters ERGRO. Put three letters in front of it, and the same three letters behind to form a common English word. What is the word?

The answer: underground

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Making Friends & Learning English

Yethreb School is a special place to learn English and make friends. Here are some students from the Beginner class.

The Young Learners class is having fun in the computer lab.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

My most important day

I was thinking about the most important day in my life and suddenly I remembered that day which I chose my way when I decided to study computer engineering because I was so confused between engineering and medicine. My family told me that it was only me who had to make that choice because it's my life.

On that day I decided to be a computer engineer so I completed my requirement file (secondary certification, my marks, etc.) and I went to the engineering college to register. I found a crowd of students with a long queue of students and student's fathers who wanted to register in the same faculty. I stayed in this queue from 9:30am to 3:00pm. I know it's a long time but I never minded.

Now I have graduated and I have a job. Until now I think it's the most important day in my life.

Abdulkhalk Ben Lama
PET preparation

Friday, June 17, 2005

Picture Match - This is a nice game for beginners! Match the pictures to the sounds of the letters. Click on the picture to visit the website.

Do you want to learn how to write a letter? Click on the picture above to go to a fun website that will show you how to write a letter from start to finish!

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Long love story

I'll tell you the story of a sweet guy and girl. Actually, they are my neighbours. When I was six years old, I used to carry the love letters between them. Really, although they were very young at the time, I thought they were a nice couple and a match made in heaven.

They fell in love, and they were extremely comfortable and happy together, like two peas in a pod. He was a Mr. Right for her as ever, and was ready for his marriage after his graduation from the Faculty of Trade and Economy.

I'll not forget the day after his graduation, when he got down on one knee to pop the question. Their happy day was very exciting and perky. Because of the long-duration of their relationship some of their neighbors thought it could have been a shotgun wedding. But I am sure it was not.

In spite of tying the knot twenty-two years ago, they are still in love with each other and I am sure they will continue to love each other until death to them part.

(This was written using as many of the assigned phrases and vocabulary as possible!)

Khalid Mohammed
Ielts Preparation

Question Time!

Take the letters ERGRO. Put three letters in front of it, and the same three letters behind to form a common English word. What is the word?

Do you know the answer? Tell your teacher next time you go to class.
You will earn a gold star!


The last question: Mrs Brown's bungalow is decorated entirely in pink. The carpet, lampshades, ceiling, walls etc are all pink. What colour are her stairs?

The answer: There are no stairs in a bungalow!

ABC's for Young Learners

ABC's for Young Learners - Click on the image above or on this link:

My last holiday

Last year I went on holiday with my wife. We went to England. We stayed in a hotel. The people were very friendly and the food was delicious. Our hotel was very new and comfortable, but it was expensive.

Everyday we played table tennis. We sometimes ate in restaurants. The weather was cool, but it was very nice. We had a good time with my family.

I will go to England next summer with my beautiful teacher Mrs Alea.


My holiday last summer

I went on holiday with my family. We went to Tunis. We stayed in a hotel. Everyday we went swimming in the sea. We sometimes went to fish restaurants. The weather was very hot. We didn't have any problems.


Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Choose a room to decorate . . .

Here is a fun website! Choose a room to decorate and learn the names of all the things in the room. Click on the picture above to go to the website or click on this link:

I admire my father

My father was a good example for me. He was hard-working for all his life, he was a farmer, he planted a lot of olive trees. When he was 20 years old, he came from Mesellata to Tripoli, with the olive oil caravan as one of the protectors and supporters.

The caravan was composed of carrying camels and horses, covered by the stronger youth of the Kabila. The caravan started the trip from Messelata to Tripoli. It took three days to arrive to the Tripoli oil market in Arashid Street, Syalla Building. The caravan was protected by strong, brave youth that were selected by the Kabila to support the caravan from the enemies.

My father in his youth was fearless and courageous. On one of the caravan trips it was attacked and stopped by robbers armed only with manual objects on a dark winter night. They fought with the caravan guardians and my father was wounded. They hit his head with an axe, and his head was split open. Before that, he showed extreme coverage. After the battle stopped, the caravan was successful, and continued its trip to Tripoli, without any damage.They left my father behind.

My father was treated by an old woman, who was a voluntary assistant. She poured ground coffee powder into the wound to stop the bleeding, and she bounded it with hemp cord. He stayed in a coma for about 30 days, and he stayed with that old woman in her hut for about two months until he was healed. She saved his life, and he returned back to Mesellata.

In Mesellata he was received by the beating of drums and the ladies shrill. All the Kabila came out. They were very happy for the champion Mesellati returning back.

This story happened when my father was 20 years old. My father lived to be 113. He lived a long, healthy life, and always encouraged me to courageous and not to be aggressive and to be respectable. I admire my father and I hope to keep my father's memories alive for myself, my children and my grandchildren. He was not a murderer, but was a defender.

My father's education level was only reading and writing the Koran. He never missed the time for prayer out of the mosque.

May God have mercy on him.

Mohsen Mesellati

Saturday, June 04, 2005

Online Listening Quizzes

Click on the picture or this link: to find all kinds of online listening quizzes.


I admire our planet

I admire many beautiful things made by God, but nature is the thing I admire most. I always think about it when I start drawing in my spare time. I usually imagine the sea and the sky's colours. How they change gradually at sunset. It's very nice. And also the fullmoon rising in a mountainous region, gives you a good chance to compare between the day view and the night view. It's amazing!

I admire the marine life that I always watch on TV. I wish I could scuba dive. It would be very nice to move and swim among the huge colorful fish and plants.

I admire the singing, coloured birds. I like them so much, I've a very beautiful singing bird in my house. It always wakes me up early.

Nature is the most valuable thing we've got on our planet. We have to keep our planet clean from anything that would pollute it.

Younis Mohamed
PET Preparation

The person who I admire . . .

In fact, I admire two people, Mom and Dad. Even if I write all the words about them, it will not be enough.

All right, I will talk about my mother. She is an absolutely great woman. I will never find a mother like my mom. She endured, everything just for her children, because she is a foreigner from Japan, a different country, different culture. Everything was different for her. I can't tell you how she suffered, and for how long. but now she is better. I say that not because she is my mother, no, but this is the truth. I wish that God will always help her because she deserves the best . She was thinking just to make her children happy, what more can I say. . . for me nobody is like my mom, and I learned many things from her. The best thing I learned from her is truth, faith, and that it is not good to compare ourselves to others, and the rich person is not the one who has the most, but is the one who needs the least. She says sometimes two people can look at the same thing and see it very differently, and it only takes a few seconds to open profound wounds in someone you love, and that it may take many years to heal those wounds.

Finally, I love my parents so much, and I thank you for giving me this chance to say even a little or my mother.

Nadia Ali
PET preparation

Who do I admire?

Everyone has one person, maybe more than one, who lives in his memory, heart, mind, thoughts, likes, the way of life, and life itself. They effect on it, perhaps even changing because of these people. Believe it or not, we don't choose them. We were born to love, respect, and admire them. The reasons of that are many, but sometimes we do not know exactly why we admire people.

About myself, I admire the Messenger Mohammed. He was an incredible person. I read a lot about him, his life and how he changed our lives with only kind, lovely and wise words. I also admire my mother and my father. They are the most wonderful and effective people in my life.

I admire everyone who has a special personality. Everyone who teaches me even a small thing. I also admire everyone who has a target in his life and tries hard to reach it. Now I wonder if someone will admire me. I hope so!

Samar Aldebree
PET preparation