Wednesday, March 30, 2005
A farmer and his hired help were carrying grain to the barn. The farmer carried one sack of grain and the hired help carried two sacks. Who carried the heavier load and why?
Do you know the answer? Tell your teacher next time you go to class.
You will earn a gold star!
Cowardliness: It is a shameful character in any person. A cowardly person has a complicated personality and he cannot communicate with other people and mostly does not trust anyone. His opinion about a brave people is that he thinks they are crazy men.
Lying and Liars: Those people resort to lying to cover defects in their personality or to get material benefit. They try to suppress the truth as they think that it is a way for salvation.
Bribe: It is an abdominal deed. Our prophet Mohamed said, “Both bribee and one who receives the bribe are in hell.” It is one of the important factors that lead to destroying any modern society.
Cruelty: I think some people have a hard life and to deal or talk to them rudely is not acceptable under any circumstances. Some people think that a nice word is a kind of charity and has a charming effect on some people.
It is not a problem to find a friend, but the problem to find a sincere one. So I believe in a wise saying “An open enemy is better than a false friend”.
I think they are a waste of time, money and cause problems between people.
I don’t like humidity, because it makes me nervous and unable to concentrate especially during August and September in Libya.
I hate them, because of two reasons. The first one, if they are quiet, I cannot sleep on any other bed than my own at home. The second reason, if they are busy, I will be so tired and confused.
Loss of Social Control
People who misunderstand civilization and modernization, especially the new generation.
It is unpleasant to talk about other people and their private lives.
Dr. Ahmed Nagi Elwaseh
We don’t play tennis.
I smoke, but my teacher doesn’t.
We don’t drink wine.
I don’t like Chinese food, but he does.
We don’t watch TV a lot.
We don’t have a big breakfast.
I have a computer, but he has not.
I’m not a punctual man, but at least I usually come on time, and never lat more than half an hour. I get very nervous and upset when I stay waiting for someone who is supposed to have an important business meeting with me. I can’t help shouting when I hear him giving stupid excuses.
I really dislike the hot sandy storm weather during summer. It gets so hot and dry, I can’t sleep.
I loathe the hard work that everyone has to do during examinations. Just imagine staying indoors for several days, obliged to read long lists of books; some of them are horrible and boring.
What is called a frightening movie, when in fact it is some sort of drab film which makes me nauseated, drowsy and not in the least scared.
I can’t stand someone smoking beside me. This is worse when I am asleep. The smoke of the cigarettes irritates me very much to the extent of feeling that my brain is moving on a vicious circuit.
Sunday, March 27, 2005
Saturday, March 26, 2005
I agree with this and I don’t take into account the appearance of things. The time is passing and the things are changing.
The grossest thing I’ve ever seen is human cruelty. I think in our genetic program there is something wrong and we differ from other alive creatures, not with something very bad and grotesque. Only humans might be so cruel and kill for pleasure.
Recently I’ve seen a film about Jesus Christ. I never knew before that he was killed by such cruelty and brutality. I was shocked that the man who tried to evoke humans love has died in such suffering.
As a human and as a Christian, I feel shame that this has ever happened and I think that this is the grossest thing that I’ve ever seen.
As we know our teacher ‘Alea’, she is the most active business woman and teacher we have ever seen around the world. She always needs to travel everywhere, every second of the day. So like this VIP person she is, she has no time to waste.
About the machine, it’s easy to work and all you need is to write the name of the place you want to travel, then press the ‘forward button’ on the right. If you want to go back press the ‘back button’ on the left without need of passport, visa, etc.
My lovely teacher this machine will prevent you wasting your time and efforts especially that done by your lovely husband, Mr. Abduz who is responsible for carrying you everywhere. She needs to travel to the High Academy at midday, to Yethreb School at 3:00 pm back home at 11:00 pm. As she said ‘Abduz’ is also responsible for all the house and kitchen work everyday.
Finally, I am sorry if I have entered your private life without permission my lovely teacher.
The life is flourishing there because of the tropical climate in this country which is near the equator. There are many kinds of birds and different animals. Nevertheless, there are no signs of plants or life as far as from 6 to 10 kilometres around the volcano.
The volcano alone seemed to me like a huge lump over the amazed earth with rich revelations of life. The streams of burning hot lava from the broken-out crater were destroying and killing on their way down to the lake where the lava and water met in an incredible splash of the elements.
I was under the great impression from the sight of all that I have ever seen in my life. The walk was performed up to the summit of the volcano. This task took about ten hours. I will never forget how I watched into the depth of the crater where there was burning and boiling lava.
Wednesday, March 23, 2005
At 3:15 the teacher began her class. One student came late.
Teacher: You’re late again, where’s the excuse letter?
Student: Oh Teacher, it was the new sign outside the playground in the street. I would have been on time but it says, School – go slow so I had to stop running.
What was it that Queen Mary had before, and King William had behind, and Queen Anne didn’t have at all?
“The letter M.“
Sign on a dental surgery: (from Feraz and Ali)
‘Be true to your teeth or they will be false to you.’
a bottle of medicine and a doormat?
One is shaken up, and the other is taken up and shaken.
a hungry boy and a greedy boy?
Hungry boy longs to eat.
Greedy boy, eats too long.
Husband: I’ve insured my life for 2 million dollars, honey.
Wife: I’m so glad. Now you needn’t be so careful.
“Can February march?”
“No!! But April may.”
Laughter is the best medicine.
Jokes and fun from,
Monday, March 21, 2005
I decided that in one of her lessons when the teacher (Mrs Alea) was complaining of all those mountains of homework, which she has to check for one or two days and furthermore she also has to cook for her husband, keep the house clean and what else! So, in my opinion, this machine is exactly what she needs.
The point is not to make it too complicated, because it will take her many hours to deal with it.
Anyway, I still can't see the necessity of this machine, because most of the students are not very strict in their homework and often forget to do it.
Nevertheless, this is my invention for my teacher - Mrs Alea, and I hope she'll like it.
That come from above.
Sent by God for me to teach and love.
So when you are lonely, sad and blue.
Remember I'll always be there
in the classroom for you.
Life can be hard and not always fun
But as night brings dark, morning brings sun
When life gets tough and no one seems to care
Give me a call because I'll always be there (Yethreb School)
From Mrs Alea
He does his work from eight o'clock to one o'clock in the afternoon and from six o'clock to ten o'clock in the evening.
He starts his work at eight o'clock in the morning. He has a nice family, he gets home at quarter past ten. He is a good man.
Andy Cool is a good man. He wakes up at 9 o'clock in the morning and in the afternoon he takes a break for lunch and after that takes his job in the club. To conclude, I like that team and all the players.
Visitor to our Beginner 1 class from Sousa
He has breakfast at half past seven, he eats a good breakfast, he has crunchy flakes and milk.
He goes to train from nine o'clock to one o'clock.
He gets home and he has lunch at half past one.
He takes a nap from two o'clock to four.
After that he goes to the stadium with his team because they play an important match.
Abdu Elrahman El-Hola
Sunday, March 20, 2005
A very, very rich person lives like this. He gets up at half past seven in the morning. After that he goes to his office. He reads a notebook and lists the times of meetings. He starts the meeting with other companies and people at ten o'clock. He often has coffee and smokes a lot.
At two o'clock he goes to have lunch in the restaurant in his company. He has a break. He is back to work at half past three in the afternoon. He finishes work at five o'clock. In the evening, in his free time he plays golf and sometimes goes to horse races. He has a big farm and a few cars.
Ali M Nasfe
It is very useful engine, which keeps you satisfied and happy all the time and keeps your textbooks handy too!
Thursday, March 17, 2005
The British Airways magazine, 'High Life', published a 9 page feature on Libya emphasizing that this country is a haven of beauty where 'strangers quickly become acquaintances'. The beauty from the imperial splendor of Leptis Magna and Sabratha, the Roman cities on the Mediterranean coast, the ancient labyrinthine oasis of Ghadames and the sun-scorched wastes of the Sahara are unbelievable sights.
Think again, Libya is, in fact, the unspoilt haven of North Africa, It's total area is 1,759,540 square kilometres and it's population is about 5.5 million. Arabic is the official language of Libya, and some people also speak English or Italian. The country lies on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. This is also where the country's capital, Tripoli is. It's neighbouring countries are Egypt and Sudan in the east, Chad and Niger in the south, and free from the maddening tourist crowds that throng to the beach resorts of neighbouring Tunisia in the west.
Please come and visit and experience the Libyan hospitality for yourselves.
Omar Almukhtar used to be a very brave person and whatever we say about him, we are saying nothing. Everybody knows what he has done to the Italian forces a long time ago when they came to our country 'Libya' and wanted to control everything. He had a very strong personality and was never afraid of whatever they were trying to do against our grandfathers. He was ready all the time for them and bear them.
The martyrs died so that
others might live.
Zaruk Mohamed Ali
If only I could, I will invent a tiny device to put it in the temple of you head. This device will help you read the mind of your students only. Then after the class you will know whether they understand the lessons you have given to them or not, in addition you will know in which class or group they belong. I think this invention will help you to find out and figure out how to categorize your students.
Another thing I will invent is a gel or cream to be applied to your hands or palms, then after applying it, just put it on top or cover any book you wanted to read, then after a while you will know and fully understand what is the contents of it. Isn't it very nice and helpful invention for you? How I wish I could do it.
Wednesday, March 16, 2005
From Scotland to Cornwall, Britain is full of customs and traditions. A lot of them have very long histories. Some are funny and some are strange. But they're all interesting and are all part of the British way of life.
Click on the picture to see the website.
Tuesday, March 15, 2005
something sweet that you eat after the main part of the meal
- For dessert we had ice-cream and cake.
a large area of very hot dry land where few plants grow
- The Sahara desert is in North Africa.
These two words look almost the same.
You can remember them this way:
dessert has a double S
dessert = something sweet
desert has one S
desert = there's only one S in Sahara
Monday, March 14, 2005
2. To avoid any disturbances during lessons and students delays, I thought that a special lock could be invented for the door. The device will be electronic and a timer added. Once the time period is determined nobody will be able to open the door. Even Mrs. Alea herself. The lock will be activated 5 minutes after the time of the lesson and since everybody will know about it, nobody will be late or ask to see Mrs. Alea during her lessons.
3. The main door will be built to not permit any student to enter in the studying area without paying the fee using a card.
* Since you always forget things - I suggest you use an electronic diary to keep you up to date daily with everything.
* Instead of going out to copy your students exam sheets and worksheets, why not buy a photocopy machine to do it at home, so you can save time.
* Invent a new pen special for the whiteboard which will last for a long time and you can recharge it with an ink tube.
* Whenever you feel exhausted or tired - try to take one energy tablet to give you more energy and better concentration without any effort.
Mrs Alea doesn't have time to do any body exercise to decrease her weight because she always busy, 24 hours, 7 days a week. So my invention is good. She will have a beautiful body without any effort, just like the medicine.
The automatic robot controller will be able to organize the movement of cars in the road. Actually this kind of robot has the same brain as a human. Also we could say that he is rather like a human. He has traffic light signals. It shows that he is a precise automatic controller. He can move his hands up, down and right, left automatically.
Teacher: Why are you late?
Student: There was a man who lost twenty dinars.
Teacher: That's nice. Were you helping him look for it?
Student: No. I was standing on it.
Teacher: Did your father help you with your homework?
Student: No, he did it all by himself.
Do you know a good joke? Write it down and give it to your teacher so we can post it for everyone to read.
Sunday, March 13, 2005
Ahmed Abouleed Ali ZAid
Computers are very useful in our modern life. They save time and cut routine. They are becoming so simple nowadays that a man with limited education can operate them.
Mohamed Mahmud El Siline
She is glittering
Whenever she goes
To whomever she meets.
She is flying with her wings,
wings of light, of gold.
And with angles of light shining in her eyes.
Naive eyes and a shy face.
She is beautiful, she is great;
But a flower is even ignored in the dust.
The dust of this town, of this life.
But you will not be cut with a dirty knife.
No one looks at you
The way I do, I admire you!
Because for me, you are not nasty,
you are just a flower in the dust.
Ahmed Abouleed Ali Zaid
In the hospital room the man cries for his daughter because she is very sick and near death. The man is very tired from looking after his daughter, but the man isn’t giving up. He stands strong and prays to God, and talks and cries:
'Please God help me.
God hears this man and helps his daughter.
'Thank you, my God for saving my daughter.'
Moftah Ben Omran
Mohamed Mahmud El Siline
Friday, March 11, 2005
Mrs Alea and Mrs Carolina gave a workshop called 'Jekyll & Hyde in the EFL Classroom' at the ELTEX Conference at the Corinthia Hotel (March 6th 2005). The workshop covered the topic - choosing the right member of staff for your students.