Friday, April 28, 2006

The results for the recent Cambridge University exams - Key English Test (KET) and Preliminary English Test (PET) have arrived.

Congratulations to our students!

Serajduen Ramli
Nora Bader (passed with merit)
Mohamed Ben Zreba
Mohamed Elkathafi

Abibaker Alazragh
Ashraf El Khallas
Mohamed Luai Abughrara

Monday, April 17, 2006

Family Tree Games

Can you put the names in the right boxes?

Use your mouse to move the pictures from the top to the boxes below. Use the right button on your mouse to check your answers.

Click on the image above to play the game or click on this link:

~~~Here are some more difficult family tree games:

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Story Scramble - Game

Here's a fun game to play. Click on the image above to go to the website. Then play the game. Put the story in the correct order. Read and listen.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

My Ideal Room

My ideal room is my bedroom, it's quite big. It lies in the ground floor and I can see the street from my window. It's between the kitchen and the bathroom. My bedroom's location is very suitable that I can go to the bathroom very quickly or if I feel hungry, I can eat what I want because the kitchen is next to my bedroom and my brothers envy me about my bedroom.

When you enter my bedroom you'll be absolutely surprised to see that all the walls of my bedroom are covered by light pink colour and on the walls there's lots of posters, especially Elissa and The Back Street Boys. Elissa's pictures are near the window but The Back Street Boys pictures are behind the door.

There's lots of luxurious and modern fashioned furniture. You'll see a big and cozy bed in front of the door, there's a pink blanket and three pillows on my cozy bed. On the right of the bed you'll find a small brown bedside table, but to the left of the bed you'll find a big reading table which I put my books and my computer on. On the right of the room you can see also my fitted cupboard, it's quite big and wide. In the middle of the room there's a relaxing rocking chair.

In the end, my bedroom is completely wonderful and comfortable. It's always tidy and fancy. I thank my father and I give him my regards. I'm very happy that I've a father like that.

Tomather Amir Ehjajy
FCE preparation
Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

It's a Wonderful Internet

Here's a fun, interactive story to listen to and read. It's full of fun surprises too! Each page has something different - look for the arrows.

Have fun while you learn about the internet! Click on the image above or the link to visit the website.

GM Foods

Genetically modified food is becoming more and more available in our markets and we might be consuming it without knowing it. Firstly, GM food is about inserting some chosen genes from some plants or even animals into other plants to provide them with some attributes in order to be more resistant to diseases.

Those who support the issue say that we can solve the worlds hunger problems through producing higher yields of all kinds of crops which are more healthy, more resistant to insects and diseases, more plentiful and more importantly use much less amounts of herbicides and pesticides which, per se, presents many medical and environmental problems to both farmers and consumers.

On the other hand, critics and opponents to GM food claim that it might generate new serious diseases, or lead to congenital problems in our offspring or developmental abnormalities in our children. It could destroy wildlife, evolving new strains of insects and superweeds that resist herbicides. Some of them say that the antibiotic resistant genes can cross from our food to our stomach, possibly making antibiotics ineffective. They assure that our problem is not the scarcity of food itself, but it is the maldistribution of food.

Lastly, I support those who say that many people are undecided about GM food and they can't make up their minds until more tests have been conducted on for example, the effects of GM crops on human health. The debate should be widened beyond GM to look at how we regulate and produce our food and how we tackle health problems through diet.

Abduallah ElHammali
IELTS Preparation

Tripoli, Libya

Describing my ideal room

My dream room has to be imaginative. Not just for studying or sleeping, it should be functional, suitable for more than one or two purposes. It will be all of that if it has a king-size bed with colorful sheets, duvets, blankets and cushions, lots of cushions! It's not important to be full of expensive things and lots of furniture but my room must be peaceful and relaxing for me.

It's a good idea if it has some comfortable chairs, a big sofa and a coffee-table so I can invite my friends to sit and have fun or watch television and play games.

But the most important thing that must be in my dream room is a big balcony or window with a view of the seaside or a lovely garden. Just make my dream come true and I promise I will keep tidy and clean!

Samar Aldebre

My friend

My oldest friend's name is Ahlam, we met at school about 16 years ago. We were together nearly every day until we went to university She went to the engineering college and I went to the veterinary medicine college, then I moved to the agricultural college. We are both 26 years old. She's an engineer but she's teaching now.

She's married her husband's name is Adal, he's a businessman. He has a jewelry shop, he's a rich man!!! They have one child, Malak, a lovely and beautiful baby.

Before she got married I visited her and she visited me a lot because her parents home is near my home, but now she doesn't visit me a lot. We sometimes talk on the telephone a longtime and now I have a lot of new friends and my college.


My oldest friend

My oldest friend is called Rema. We met 13 years ago at school and we went to university in the same year and graduated the same year.

She is a teacher. I saw her everyday but now she's married, she hasn't got children and she lives in London, so don't see Rema always. She speaks to me every week by telephone. When Rema visits Libya I feel very happy because I miss her very much. She visited Libya last month and I visited her in her house and we went shopping. She is like a sister to me.

Najla Rahal

My teachers

I see Mrs. Khadija as very kind and never shouts in the classroom and is so friendly with us. I like her manner in using simple ways for explanation such as some pictures, stories and songs. But the one thing which Mrs. Khadija does not do is joke and this is one of the best characteristics of Mrs. Alea.

Hala Mustafa