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A meeting point for all the students and staff who are, or have been, studying or teaching English at Yethreb School, Ben Ashur, Tripoli, Libya.
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A vacation in Libya
Facts:Libya is a country in the north of Africa. It has a long beautiful coast, it's about 2,000 km. It has also got the big Sahara Desert and it has a lot of mountains and lakes and it's on the Mediterranean Sea. The people in Libya speak Arabic, English and some old people speak Italian. You can visit Libya at anytime, but the summer is very hot.
Places to visit:Tripoli, the capital city of Libya. You can visit the old city (the Medina), you can also visit the old market where you can buy some handicrafts. You can visit the Red Castle and the museum.The Green Mountains are on the east of Libya. You can have a picnic or climb the mountain or go hiking.Benghazi is in the north-west. You can visit Freedom Square and also the lake, the museum and the old suk.Yefren is south-west of Tripoli. You can visit the Nafusa Mountains and go climbing and hiking and have picnic there.Feras AbusbitaElementary B
Libya: Fact File
Facts about the country:
Libya is in north Africa. It has a long coast, about 2,000 km. The main language is Arabic but in some areas people speak Amazigh, especially in the Nafusa Mountains. You can visit the desert and mountains and also beaches in Libya. You can visit all the time, but summer is so hot. Tripoli is the capital of Libya.
Places to visit and things to do:
Sabratha - If you want to enjoy beautiful beaches I advise you to go to Sabratha because it has a very wonderful sea. You can also visit ancient Roman and Greek ruins. Sabratha is west of Tripoli, about 80 km.
The Green Mountains, in the east have beautiful views. You can have a picnic and climb the mountains.
Ghadames, is in the south-west. In Ghadames you can visit the desert and old houses and also listen to traditional music.
Kofra, the the south has beautiful oasis. The biggest one is called Gaberoun. It has such an amazing view, in the deep desert. You can see many palm trees and beautiful lakes and sweet water. I recommend to visit there.
Things to do, places to see: Libya
Facts about Libya:
Libya is in north Africa. It's famous for it's beautiful scenery, the Sahara Desert, mountains, and the sea. Visit anytime, but summer is very hot. The mountains are very beautiful in winter. People speak Arabic, Amazigh and English and many old people speak Italian.
Places to visit and things to do:
- Yefren is a small town. It's south-west of Tripoli. There's a beautiful mountain, the highest mountain. You can also travel up the mountain by car.
- Tripoli is the capital city of Libya. It's a crowded old city. There's a beautiful castle in the centre of the city and some interesting museums, Martyr's Square and old mosques and churches.
- Misrata is east of Tripoli (200km). It's famous for beaches and many places in Misrata are very interesting, like Tripoli Street.
- The Green Mountains, in the east of Libya are famous and are very beautiful place to have a picnic. There are old cities and many places near the Green Mountains like Shahat's ancient ruins, Tobruk, Darna and Benghazi.
Libya is in north Africa and it's famous for the Sahara Desert, mountains, lakes, the Mediterranean Sea and friendly people. It has two languages; Arabic and Amazigh, but also people can speak English and many old people speak Italian.
Tripoli is the capital city of Libya. There are beautiful beaches and there's an old city (the Medina). There are old markets and you can go to Martyr's Square.
- Places to visit and things to do
Sabratha is an old town west of Tripoli (about km). It's famous for ancient Greek and Roman ruins and beautiful beaches.
Yefren, south-west of Tripoli is a great place for picnics, hiking and there are beautiful views in the Nafusa Mountains.
Khoms is an old town east of Tripoli (120 km) famous for Leptis Magna, Siline and beautiful beaches and there is also a museum. Maha HammoudaElementary B
Facts About the Country
Libya is a country on the north coast of Africa. It's got a long beautiful coast about 2,000 km. The people are friendly there. It has it's own language, Arabic, Amazigh, and some people speak other languages (English and Italian), but nearly everyone speaks English. Libya has good places to visit like; mountains, lakes, the sea, the desert and old buildings. The best time to visit is all the time except the summer because it's very hot, but you can visit if you like the sea and the beach.
Places to Visit & Things to Do
- Tripoli is the capital city of Libya. It's busy and has modern and old buildings. You can go to visit old buildings on the sea called the Medina. There's a beautiful old market, it's a good place for traditional things. You can also go to Martyr's Square and the sea.
- Sabratha is an old seaside town on the west coast. It's famous for it's ruins from ancient Greek and Roman times. It's a good place to go sightseeing and you can go swimming.
- Yefren is in the south-west of the country. It's a small town on the Nafusa Mountains. It's a good place for climbing and hiking and you can also go for a picnic because it has nature and high mountains. It has a hotel and you can go to see the traditions of the Amazigh.
- Misrata is on the east coast of the country. It has a beautiful beach. You can go swimming and you can also visit Tripoli Street and the museum about the Revolution of 17th of February.
Cairo the capital city of Egypt
My favourite place is Cairo. Cairo is the capital city of Egypt. It's a very big city, there are lots of things to do and have a fun time too. There are lots of parks like Azhar Park, it's very big and beautiful. There's a long river. It's the Nile River. There are amazing restaurants and cafes. The weather isn't so lovely. Cairo is nicer at night than it is in the morning.Ahmed BeleidElementary A
My favourite place: Tripoli
My favourite place is Tripoli. Tripoli is a big city in Libya. It's the city where my family lives. There is a nice park, but there isn't a lake, but there is a beautiful sea. There are nice, interesting markets and there are nice hotels and cheap and expensive restaurants. There are some nice cafes and there is a big university and a good museum. There are interesting shops. Tripoli is my favourite place to live. Enas AhlabElementary A
My favourite place is Tripoli. Tripoli is a big city in Libya. I live there. There are lots of interesting markets. There's a very nice airport and a big beach. There are good hotels, interesting shops, nice restaurants and museums, but there isn't a lake or river. There are some nice parks.
Tripoli is a nice city. It's quiet at night but it's noisy in the evening.Sondos AbdallahElementary A
Al Ghardaqa in Egypt
Al Ghardaqa is a small town in Egypt. There is a nice sea and beach. There is a very beautiful lake. There is a museum. There isn't a hospital and there isn't a university. There are big hotels. It's a good place.Tariq ShakerElementary A
Tripoli, my favourite place
My favourite place is Tripoli. Tripoli is a big city in Libya. It's the city where my family lives. There are nice parks and beautiful beaches. There are some nice cafes and some interesting shops. There are two museums; Saraya Hamra and in the old king's palace. There are lots of cheap and expensive hotels; Bab Al Baher, Bab Al Jadid, the Corinthia, the Rixos and many more. Tripoli is a nice place to live.Ahmed Mustafa Al DernawiElementary A
My favourite place is Los Angeles. LA is a big city in the state of California in the USA. It's the city where I want to live. There is a good beach. It's near the ocean. There are nice shops and there are good places to go at night. There are good universities and there are cheap and expensive restaurants. Los Angeles is an interesting city to live in.Ehab AbodiebElementary A
My favourite place is Tripoli. Tripoli is a big city. It's the city where my family lives. There are nice markets and a beautiful post office. It's near the sea and there is good internet. There are some nice cafes and some interesting shops, but there aren't any good places to go at night. There aren't any bars and there isn't a good cinema. Tripoli is a nice city to live in.Ayman KaraElementary A
Run For Our Children
On the 10th of April we'll be having a marathon under the name 'Run For Our Children' in support of the charity organization 'Safe Children' for the rehabilitation of children after wars and natural disasters. Hundreds of children are suffering from post-traumatic disorders and many of them suffer with diabetes in our dear country as a result of the war. So, our goal is to get as many people as possible to participate in the race to raise money in order to help the children recover.
The 2 kilometre run will take place along Al-Shut Road beginning at Martyrs Square and ending at Tripoli's harbour.
The tickets to be in the race will cost only 2 dinars each, which will go entirely to the Safe Children organization to help with their cause.
For more information feel free to visit our Facebook page, or contact us at our email address.
The press will be covering the event and spectators are more than welcome to watch and cheer for the participants.
The organizer of the event:
Alaa Samir Abd Al-Samad
Upper Intermediate B
* This letter is just for writing practice, the charity doesn't really exist.
Libya's faithful child
On next Monday, the 26th or March, we will open our charity bazaar in Freedom Square in Benghazi in support of Al-Zahraa Charity Organization. The charity will help Syrian and Palestinian children.
As you know in the past months we were suffering at the hands of Algadafi. At that time many countries and charity organizations helped us, and now we in return must support the children in Syria who we watch on video clips and can evaluate the volume of their suffering.
Al-Zahraa Charity was established in 2003, post Iraqi war. It was founded to help Iraqi children. The amount of money wasn't substantial, but it was only the start.
We request that each trader reserve a suite in our bazaar and sell their goods with a discount of 50% off the profit price, the rest will go to charity. The trader won't lose as he will sell at cost and also obtain some kind of advertisement with free reservation in our bazaar. Please don't hesitate to send any query to our email address.
Libya's faithful child,
Abduljalil Aref Abuhajar
Upper Intermediate B
* This letter is just for writing practice, the charity doesn't really exist.
Hello. My name's Enas and I'm 27 years old. I live in Tripoli and I'm finished with my university study in veterinary medicine. I also study English because I need it for my job. I go to English class on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. I'm in Elementary A level and I like my classes very much.
I'm not married and I'm not in a relationship, but I have a lot of girlfriends.I can't see them a lot of the time because they're busy. In my free time I watch TV and sometimes visit my friends and go to the mosque, read Quran and use my computer.
Hi, my name's Hatem.I'm 31 years old. I live in Tripoli, in Libya, a beautiful and big town. I'm an engineer. I also study English on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays because I need it for my work. It's great, but I don't always do my homework!
I'm married. I've got two children, Moad and Oday. Moad is three years old and Oday's 6 months old. I visit my family at the weekend. In my free time I play with my children and watch TV.Hatem TaherElementary A
All About Masara
Hello, my name's Masara and I'm 18 years old. I live in Tripoli, the capital of Libya, I'm a student at Tripoli University. I study medicine and I'm in my first year. I also study English because I need it. I go to English classes on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. I'm in Elementary level and I like my classes very much.
I'm single. My mother's name is Noura and my father's name's Mahmoud and I have two sisters; Malak and Marwa. Malak is single, but Marwa is married.
In my free time I read a lot and go out. I don't watch TV very often, but I go shopping every Saturday.
Hi, my name's Marwa and I'm 19 years old. I live in Tripoli, Libya.
I'm a student at Tripoli University. I study pharmacology and I'm in my first year. I also study English in Yethreb School because I need it for my studies. I go to English classes on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. I'm in Elementary A level.
In my free time I visit friends and chat on Yahoo.
I'm single. I have two sisters and two brothers and I have a nephew, his name's Basher.
Hi, my name is Ahed and I'm 12 years old. I live in Tripoli, a wonderful town in the north of Libya. I'm a student at Abdul Rahman Ben-Aoof School. It's a great school. I also study English because I like it and I need it for my future. I go to English classes on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. I'm in Elementary level and I like my classes very much.
I'm not married because I'm a young girl, but I have a girlfriend. In my free time I play computer games or play with my brother or sisters, read and visit friends and family.
Hello, my name's Mawada and I'm 19 years old. I live in Tripoli, in Libya. I'm a student at Tripoli University. I study medicine and I'm in my first year. I also study English because I need it for my studies. I go to English classes on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. I'm in Elementary level and I like my classes very much.
I'm not married and I haven't got a boyfriend. In my free time I read a lot of books, visit friends and use my laptop. I want to write to people who study English and live in a different country than me.
Hi, my name is Maram. I'm 20 years old and I live in Tripoli, in Libya. I'm a student and I study medicine in Tripoli University. I study English on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. I'm in Elementary class.
I'm not married. I have a big family, I have 6 sisters and 1 brother. I live with my family. In my free time I watch TV and chat with my friends and use Facebook.
I want to write to English students in another country.
All about Ahmed
Hello. My name's Ahmed and I'm 16 years old. I live in Tripoli, a beautiful town in the west of Libya. I'm a student in Tripoli. I study law and I'm in my 3rd week. I also study English because I need it for my course. I go to English classes on Mon, Tue and Wed. I'm in Elementary A level and I like my classes very much.
Ahmed Mustafa Dernawi
Hello, my name's Tarek and I'm 18 years old. I live in Tripoli, in the north-west of Libya. I'm a student at a computer institute and I work in a sweets shop. I also study English. I go to English class on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. I'm in Elementary level.
I'm not married, but I've got three friends. I see them everyday. In my free time I sometimes play football and visit my friends.