Sunday, July 25, 2010

Breaking News

Yethreb will be closed from Wednesday August 4th until after Ramadan and Eid. We will have new courses beginning when we return from the break.

  • General English Courses
  • Preparation for the Cambridge Preliminary English Test (PET)
  • IELTS Preparation
For further information please contact us: 021 360 4565 (after 5pm) or visit us at Yethreb.

Thank you!

Friday, July 02, 2010

Future forms - going to, will and when + infinitive

1- I'm going to have some coffee. It 'll be very useful when I feel sleepy in the morning.

2- My brother is going to sleep outside. My father will be worried when he hears about it.

3- My friend is going to fail the exame. He won't be happy when we meet.

4- We are going to make party for my mother. She'll very glad when we suprise her.

Khalifa Alwani
PET preparation

1- I'm going to buy an old car. I will be on time to class when my work starts at the site.

2- I'm going to improve my skills in my field because I will be staying to watch what people do without do anything when I speak English fluently.

3- I'm going to travel over the sea. I'll get married to a foreign Muslim girl when I have a house and enough money for travel and a wedding.

Name withheld at the request of the student
PET Preparation

Saturday, June 12, 2010

They Make Up My Day

They Make Up My Day

When I first wake up I just take five minutes, holding these two photos and keep looking at them as though it's the first time I've seen them in my life. They bring back to me the very good and the bad memories, but what matters most is that they are not coming back anymore and that makes me think how wonderfully life changes.

One of the photos is a picture of me back when I went on a visit to America. I was seven at the time, the photo was taken while I was playing on a ride in Bush Gardens in Florida. It was summertime, I was wearing shorts and a t-shirt with butterflies on it. I was very happy, playing with an innocent smile. I love this photo because it makes me think of my childhood and how things change in life and how I used to see life back then.

The other photo is of me in high school, wearing my school uniform and going out the door to school. It was a strange period of life I've been through. Since then I've learned a lot of things and experienced very much, I learned a lot about my friends and how it's not easy to find the right true friends, and I learned about taking responsibilities and of course high school was one of the best times I had in my life.

I look at those photos everyday and wish those days would come back because then I could fix things that I regret and live those moments again and again.

Nora - FCE Preparation

Friday, June 11, 2010

Keeping Fit

Dear Mrs. Khadija,

Of course there are places in my area to keep fit. I've already joined a sports club called Al-amal Club. It's very close to my house - It takes about ten minutes to walk there. I really like it there because the people are friendly, you can do sports there, play tennis, football and volleyball, you can go to the gym and do yoga. Also you can play chess. There are many good players and there are even some professionals.

You can also find a nice restaurant and there's a concert at the club every Thursday night.

Keep in touch,


Khalid - PET Preparation

Friday, May 28, 2010

IELTS Preparation Course beginning in June

The next IELTS preparation course will begin on June 13, 2010.

  • 60-hours
  • Course fee: 250 Libyan Dinars
  • Fee includes classroom materials but not the exam fee
  • Extra self study practice material is available to students at no additional cost
  • The course will finish before Ramadan begins

If you are interested in joining the course please visit us Sundays to Thursdays between 5:30pm and 7:30pm to take the required assessment test and register for the course.

Yethreb Institute for English & Vocational Studies | 021 360 4565
Located in Benashur, Tripoli, Libya – near Mukhtar Clinic

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Exam Preparation Courses

Cambridge Preliminary English Test (PET) and First Certificate of English (FCE) preparation courses will begin in April at Yethreb.

  • Course fees: 250 LD (price includes books but not the exam fees)

Please see Mrs. Khadija if you have any questions or would like to join the next course.

Thank You!

Yethreb Institute for English & Vocational Studies | 021 360 4565
Located in Benashur, Tripoli, Libya – near Mukhtar Clinic

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Codes of conduct for visitors to Libya

Here are some tips that the upper intermediate students thought would be helpful for visitors to Libya.

Behaviour on public transportation

Avoid paying the bus driver the fare until you reach your stop.
If you're taking a taxi you should negotiate the price before getting in the taxi.
Learn the proper hand signals for hailing the right bus.


Libyans are jumping the queue all the time so you need to be a bit aggressive if you want to get to the head of the queue.

Dress codes

Dressing modestly will gain you more respect.
Wearing hijab for women is not necessary.

Saying please and thank you

People like saying 'please' and 'thank you' and it's a good idea to learn how to say the words in Arabic.
please = min fadlak
thank you = shokran

Starting conversations

Starting conversations is easy by asking where someone is from, or directions to places.

Talking to strangers

If you are a man, avoid talking to women you don't know in the street. It may be ok in some public places.
Libyans like meeting and talking with foreigners.

Talking loudly in public

Talking loudly is usually considered impolite.

Subjects you shouldn't talk about

Avoid using dirty words.
Steer clear of discussing local politics.

Things that might cause offence

Saying something bad about Islam or Muslims.
Eating or smoking in front of people in the daytime during the month of Ramadan.
Drinking alcoholic beverages (they're forbidden in Libya).

Upper Intermediate Students
Face2Face unit 6