Monday, September 26, 2005


The staff at Yethreb School would like to offer you warm wishes for Ramadan.

We will be taking a break for the month of Ramadan but we will be resuming classes on November 5th, 2005.

When we resume we will be offering the following courses:

  • Beginner through Upper Intermediate English

Preparation courses for the Cambridge suite of exams:

  • Key English Test (KET)
  • Preliminary English Test (PET)
  • First Certificate of English (FCE)
  • Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)
  • Business English Certificate (BEC)

Other courses offered:

  • Preparation for the IELTS exam
  • English for specialized purposes - medical, scientific etc.
  • Speaking & Conversation Classes
  • We will also continue to offer private 'one on one' lessons.

    If you are interested in enrolling in a course or have any questions, please stop by the school or contact us.

    Wishing you once again a tranquil Ramadan.

    The Staff of Yethreb School

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Tripoli - near The Green Square at night

The food in Libya

More than 50% of Libya's food is imported from outside. But the main products are olives, citrus, fruits, vegetables, dates, fish and a small quantity of wheat and barley.

Breakfast is usually a light meal - tea and a roll or bread, or dough sweetened with date syrup and honey. It's called asida.

The lunch in Libya is between 12 o'clock and 2:30 p.m. and the food is a mixture between Arabic and Italian cooking. Lamb, chicken, beef, beans and fish. A popular dishes include bazine, steamed rice, rishda and cous cous with chopped lamb and vegetables in tomato. Traditionally, people eat with the fingers of the right hand (the left hand is considered unclean and is not useed).

The dinner in Libya is usually soup, pasta, or macaroni (mobkhbaka).

Tea and coffee
Tea and coffee or very popular in Libya. Libyan tea is a combination of green tea and mint leaves. People drink it hot with foam, almonds, and plenty of sugar. Libyan coffee, is thick, black and very sweet.


Libyan foods

In Libya there are many kinds of foods like couscous, bazine, rishda and osban (sausages). Some of it we eat with our fingers like the bazine and asida. Some of the foods we use bread to pick up the food like tabikha. Other foods we eat with spoons like couscous and rishda.

Every season, we have kinds of food you must make, for example, in the small Eid we do many kinds of sweets like magrod, gharaiba, and baklawa. In the big Eid we make Ghaded. It's a delicious kind of food, and sausages. The favorite food, we make in Meloud is asida which we each with our fingers. Some cities in Libya to another kind of food in the eve of holidays, like Misrata, they make a kind of food called ftat. They make it in weddings.

The best food, which I like is couscous. It's so delicious.


Acquired Intelligence

Is possible that educational institutes and certificates are the only witness for someone's intelligence? Apparently, it's not, because everyone has its own special interests, where he can improve his skills.

There are many people who had leave school at the age of 16 yet go on to have successful careers. This is often particularly true of people with practical skills such as carpenters or plumbers. Although they may not have passed many exams at school, they have successfully learnt a trade or skill which definitely requires intelligence. There are also further examples of people who have not achieved academic success in education.

It cannot be denied that creative or artistic ability is another form of intelligence. Musicians have the skills to perform complex pieces of music, while artists can create beautiful pieces of work through painting and sculpture.

A final example of another aspect of intelligence is knowledge, which people often acquire through self-study or experience. They may not have done well in school or university, but have become educated by learning about a subject independently or by dealing with a variety of real-life situations and problems. Indeed, there are many highly qualified, successful people who lack 'commonsense' and who would be less able to cope with such difficulties.

Consequently, it's hard to illustrate intelligence depending on the results of an exam, because a lot of people don't have the will to study, who missed the required encouragement from their families. But on the other hand, they are more motivated in real life, and they may strongly establish the identity of themselves.

Yasmina A. Hingari
Ielts Preparation