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|موضوع: Paragraphs - Letters امثلة للخطابات والفقرات الانشائية (افهمى يا غزال) 2010-04-15, 11:57 pm|| |
Paragraphs - Letters
1- Read the following letter and write its reply.
Your name is Muhanned. You live at 12, Nawal street, Dokki, Giza.
It pleases me so much to write to you. I hope you are enjoying yourself.
I've read a lot about Egypt and the pyramids in Giza. Therefore, I've decided to visit Egypt next winter. Would you mind telling me something about the weather in December, the sort of clothes I should wear and the places to visit during my stay in Egypt?
I'm waiting for your reply. Thank you very much.
12 Nawal Street,
10th July, 2001
I was tremendously excited when I received your letter this morning. I hope you are doing fine.
About the weather in Egypt in December, the weather is rather cold, so you'd better bring some warm clothes. During the day it's pretty warm in Luxor and Aswan. You can visit the pyramids in Giza and the Saquara pyramids as well. There is also the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. You don't have to forget the temples and the monuments in Luxor and Aswan. You can have a look at the great project Toshka. I'm sure you are going to enjoy your visit.
I'm looking forward to your arrival, Good Luck.
2- You want to buy a new computer, and you have a friend who works for a famous company for selling computers. Write him a letter asking him for advice. Your name is Nagy. You live at 7 Ramsis street, Cairo. Your friend's name is Ayman.
7 Ramsis Street
12th July, 2001
It gives me so much pleasure to write to you. I hope you're enjoying your time.
Sorry for not being able to write to you for a long time. But for the time being I'm in bad need of your advice. I know that you are a computer expert. Therefore, tell me which kind to buy and what's the price range? Is it a must to buy a printer too?
I'm waiting for your reply. Thanks a lot and good luck.
3- Write a paragraph of Eight sentences on: "Our need for money."
- Money not an end in itself, but a means to an end. honest ways of earning money
- Spend money not wasting it - Saving money for a rainy day - Why governments need money.
Money is not an end in itself, but a means to an end. It helps us to satisfy our needs and lead a decent life. We should try to earn money by honest means, not by evil ones. We should also spend money wisely to buy what we really need, such as food, clothing, shelter, medicines etc. We also have to help our poor relatives and neighbours. We should save some money for a rainy day. Governments also need great sums of money to build hospitals, roads, schools, houses and public utilities for the good of all citizens.
4- Write the reply to this letter: This is Tamer's letter to his friend Safwat who lives in 173 Tahreer street, Dokki, Cairo,. Write the reply.
I missed you so much. I am writing to you from England. My father is travelling to Egypt on vacation for a week. I'll be with him. I hope I'll spend a good time with you during that week. I'm sure you will make a good plan for that trip.
173 Tahreer street
17 December, 2001
You can't imagine how much I am pleased since I received your letter. We will enjoy a good time together. I have made a good plan for every day during your vacation. We will start our trip to Luxor where you will enjoy lots of ancient Egyptian monuments. As I know that you like the seashore at Hurghada, I reserved two nights for our stay there. I also scheduled a day for the Pharaonic village. A visit to the pyramids at Giza would not be missed.
I'm looking forward to your visit.
5- Write a paragraph of eight sentences about: The development of technology has changed our way of life.
You can use the following guiding points: Photocopier / Fax machine / answer phone / computer.
The development of technology has changed our way of life. Life has been completely changed by the development of technology. Office work has been developed due to the growth of technology. Fax machines help us to send a message within minutes to any part of the world via a telephone line. Also, we can get thousands of copies of the same page by the use of a photocopier. Above all is the computer which offered us a lot. The internet is, actually a great achievement. We just click on the icon we want and then we get through what we are after whether it is a search of information or a reply to an investigation.
6- Write a paragraph of eight sentences about:
"Do you think man will ever be under the mercy of computer?"
Guiding points :- age of computers - control many activities in our life - their great advantages - never control man - do work they are told - programming computers - servants but not masters.
Undoubtedly we live in the age of computers. They control our industry, commerce, culture and even recreation and art. The great advantage of computer is their strong memory. They never forget. In addition, they are quick, safe and convenient. However, computers will never control us completely. They can only do what they are told. Man tells them what to do. Human beings are needed to programme computers. We decide what we want to use computers for. They are our servants and not our masters and they will never be so at any time in the future.
7- Write a paragraph of eight sentences about : "A valuable gift you sent to your uncle"
* What was the occasion / where you bought it from / How valuable and rare it was / How your uncle liked it / How an antique dealer wanted to buy it from your uncle.
It was my uncle's wedding anniversary last Monday. As I know that my uncle likes to spend much money on valuables, I bought him a very beautiful vase from Khan El Khalily. He liked it so much and put it in a good place in his house. When an antique dealer visited him, he admired the vase so much and said that it was a rare and valuable one. He proposed to buy it for his shop for a big amount of money, but my uncle refused and insisted to keep it for himself.
8- Write a paragraph of eight sentences about: "The road to success"
Guiding points: Look ahead / concentrate on winning / failure should be a beginning.
Those who walk the road to success look ahead, not back. If you want to achieve success, don't even think about failure. For a successful person, failure should be a beginning. Therefore, he should never worry so as not to put obstacles in the way of clear thinking. On the other hand, he has to bear in mind that it's like learning to ski. If you are not falling down, you are not learning. Finally, we can say that people learn from their mistakes.
9- Write a paragraph of eight sentences about: "The sea is a good servant of man"
Guiding points: The countless benefits of the sea/ fish and animal wealth / oil wealth at the bottom of the sea/ the sea as a means of transport / source of fun / desalting sea water for drinking and irrigation.
The sea is a good servant of man. The sea has countless benefits. It is one of the most important sources of life. We can get fish and animal wealth from the sea. We can also get oil from the bottom of the sea. The sea is a good means of transport. Steamers and ships carry people and goods from place to place. The sea is also important as a source of fun. A lot of people like water sports. Nowadays, sea water is desalted to get pure water for drinking and irrigation.
10- Write a paragraph of eight sentences about: "International Youth camps in Egypt"
* Holding international youth camps in Egypt every year/ Young people from all over the world participating / Why such young people meet and what they do/ Plans and projects / promoting friendship, cooperation, democracy understanding, co-existence and world peace.
International youth camps are held in Egypt every year. Young people from all over the world participate in these camps. These young people meet and spend some time together for different reasons. Sometimes they do some projects related to important issues such as fighting pollution, educating people or planting trees. They also discuss world problems and issues such as peace, co-existence and exchanging information and experience. These camps play a vital role nowadays. They help in promoting friendship, co-operation and democracy. They also create a spirit of tolerance and understanding that help people to live in love and peace.
11- Write a letter in reply to the following. You live at Mansheya street, Alexandria.
I missed you so much. Of course, you have read about genetically modified crops and how they help improve agriculture. I'd like to know your opinion whether you are in favour or against the idea.
17 Mansheya St
27th January, 2002
I was pleased to receive your letter. Actually, genetically modified crops is a good achievement in our modern life. It makes up for the shortage of food and consequently it prevents starvation. It also protects plants from destructive insects.
However, it is said that it might affect our health in the future. In my opinion, I think , we are in need of this development since there isn't any clear evidence that they are harmful.
12- Write a paragraph of eight lines about: "Drawbacks of learning through the internet at home"
Though learning through the internet has it comfortable attitude , it really has its drawbacks. It shouldn't be the main means of learning and acquiring different types of information. It keeps a student away from the class teacher with whom he discusses the lesson till he is quite convinced, and also from his classmates with whom he participates in the discussion and gets benefit from it. Besides, students would be able to practise school activities in the different areas. Moreover going to school, and spending a school day there, gives a student the opportunity to express himself in real life situations and find solutions to problems which he might face. In the end I can say that I recommend that learning through the internet should be a support based on what's being learnt at school.
13- Write a letter to your British pen friend, Stephen, telling him how education in Egypt has greatly developed recently. Tell him about the new subjects, computers and the internet introduced in our schools. Ask him to write to you about education in Britain nowadays.
Your name is Osama and you live at 205 Roda Street, Cairo.
205 Roda street
Thanks for your letter you sent me last week. I'd like to tell you how education in Egypt has greatly developed in recent years. Thousands of new schools have been built all over the country. New modern school subjects have been introduced into the curricula. Schools have been equipped with computers and the internet. Students are motivated and encouraged to do projects and scientific research. Educational development is going on for the good and progress of our country.
14- Write a paragraph of eight sentences about: "Where we get our food from"
* important - growth - energy* get - different sources
* animals - milk - meat * some birds - good food
* crops - vegetables - fruit * some - in favour of - GM foods
* think - unnatural - cause ill effects
Food is vital for growth and providing energy. We get our food from different sources. Animals provide us with milk and meat which are a good source of proteins, fats and vitamins. We also get meat. Some birds like hens and ducks are cooked and eaten everywhere. We grow crops, vegetables and fruit for eating. Some people are in favour of GM foods, while others are not. They think that these foods are unnatural and cause ill effects. Seas, rivers and oceans supply us with different kinds of fish and sea creatures that we enjoy eating.
15- Write a paragraph of eight sentences about: Your Idea of an ideal family
Guiding parents: number of children / role of parents in family life / love, sympathy and cooperation / help - mercy - get old / meet - discuss - common interests / lifelong family relations.
Everyone dreams of having or living in an ideal family. I think that each family should have two or three children at most as it is not that easy to bring up a lot of children in the same family. In an ideal family everyone plays an important part. Parents love and care for their children during all stages of their lives. It is true that good parents bring up good citizens who can form their own bright future and serve their country as well. An atmosphere of true love, sympathy, help and cooperation should prevail in such a family. Children, in their turn, should help and have mercy on their parents when they get old. They should always meet, discuss and solve their problem in a friendly way. Lifelong good family relations are part and parcel of an ideal family.
16- Write a paragraph of eight sentences about: "Mother's Day"
Guiding points: When we celebrate this day / how we express our gratitude to our mothers / presents offered / parties held / how ideal mothers are chosen / how they are honoured / Mother's Day or Family's Day and why.
Every year We celebrate Mother's Day on March 21st, which marks the beginning of spring in Egypt. Spring is the season when the weather and nature are most beautiful. On this happy occasion we express our gratitude to our mothers who spare nothing for our comfort and happiness. We owe a lot to our mothers who sacrifice everything to bring up good citizens in all fields of life. On that day we offer presents and hold parties in recognition of their great favours and services. These presents and parties are only a symbol of our love and gratitude to our mothers. The State also chooses ideal mothers, all over the country, who gave up every thing for the sake of their children, such mothers are considered candles that burn to light the way for others. Yet some people suggest changing the name of that day into Family's Day to honour both parents for their incessant favours and sacrifices.
17- Write a paragraph of eight sentences about: " Tourists attractions at the Red Sea"
Guiding points: What tourists prefer / Red sea resorts / natural scenery / water sports / unpolluted
Many tourists from different parts of the world prefer to go to the Red Sea area. The summer resorts there, such as Hurghada and Safaga are very attractive. The beauty of the natural scenery is uncompetitive. The magnificent coral reefs look like sea gardens which attract colourfish. Diving is one of the most lovely water sports in that area. Moreover, the unpolluted environment there makes tourists feel safe and pleased.
18- Write a paragraph of eight sentences about: "Global Warming is a world's threat"
Guiding points: What is global warming / Why it is caused / How to prevent it.
Global warming is the change in the world climate to be hotter. Different factors could be the reason behind that change. Volcanic dust is one of these factors as it blocks the rays from the sun over large areas. Another factor is radiation which cannot pass through greenhouse gases. This causes the temperature to rise. Therefore each country should take a positive action to prevent this problem. The destruction of the world's rain forests must be stopped. Trees plantation should be increased. Driving fuel. efficient cars is advised so as to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emitted in the atmosphere.
19- Write a paragraph of eight sentences about: "What will life be in hundred years from now"?
Population / housing / means of transport / Education
If we gaze into the crystal ball of the future, we will see various scenarios. Population of the world will have doubled unless something is done to control the population explosion. Where will we be living, then? We will have colonised other planets and we will be living in space. Some of us will be living underground without the natural sunlight or rain. We will also be living in tiny one room apartments in huge skyscrapers. Cars won't be the means of transport any more as we will use helicopters in our daily transport. Students will receive their education at home through the internet. Patients with injuries will also be operated at home.
20- Write two paragraphs on: "Energy is the thing nothing can live without."
You can make use of the following:
* its importance to people, animals, plants etc.
* varied forms of energy renewable and non-renewable .* sources of energy.
* fields where forms of energy are used. * dangers of some forms of energy and ways of saving energy.
"Energy is the thing nothing can live without"
Energy is very important not only for living creatures to allow them to move about, to grow and develop, but also to machines to work and provide services to people. Plants too, need energy to grow, to flower and to yield. There are varied forms of energy. Energy obtained from fossil fuels are non-renewable. Energy caused by the sun, the wind and the heat from rocks, are renewable.
Water or hydro-electric power is another renewable source of energy.
Besides, we have the atomic or nuclear energy which is used for different purposes especially for generating electricity which is believed to be a clean renewable source of electricity. People are asked to reduce the amount of energy they use and to find forms of energy that will never run out. Recycling can be a good solution to save energy.
21- Write two paragraphs on: You are a journalist. Write an article encouraging the youth to participate in a campaign for cleaning and decorating nearby districts. You can make use of the following:
* health is better than wealth * dirt and illness.* cleanliness and health * cooperation for the general good. * active role played by youth to better conditions, pass time, earn friendship and experience, help the old and the poor.
It is well known that the sound mind is in the sound body and the sound body is that which lives in a clean, healthy environment. Unhealthy surroundings have bad effects on everything that exists. Therefore it is our duty to keep our surroundings as clean as possible to protect ourselves and our families against dirt and illness.
The Youth know that health is better than wealth, so they are kindly asked to play an active role for the eradication of pollution, dirt, poverty, illness and suffering. They have to cooperate for the general good and for better conditions of life for every citizen. They can clean, beautify and decorate the districts where they live and also the nearby ones. This gives them the opportunity to pass time, to earn friendship and experience and also to help the old and the poor.
22- You have seen an advertisement in Al-Ahram Newspaper for a teacher of English.
Write a letter to the school director applying for the job.
You may use the following personal data: name, age, qualifications, previous experience, schools you worked at, levels you taught, achievements, personal qualties, interests,
50, AL Akkaad. St.
Cairo 22nd July 2002
It pleases me much to apply for the job of a teacher of English which you have advertised in Al-Ahram Newspaper last Friday. I feel myself fit for the job. I am a graduate of the Faculty of Education, English section, My estimate was very good. I have ten years of experience working in language schools teaching different levels.
I'm interested in attending all the training programmes held anywhere. I enjoy teaching and I feel satisfied when I help my students understand. I have some computer skills and always ready to cooperate and lend a hand. All the supervisors are satisfied with my performance. I'm married and I have two kids. I live near the school.
Hoping to receive a reply, I'm always at your disposal.
Ibrahim Al Nagar
Teacher of English
23- You have received this letter from your friend Manal asking for your advice. Write her a reply giving her suitable advice to solve her problem.
Sorry that I haven't written for ages, but I've been very busy studying. I'm writing because I really like your advice about a problem I have.
My friends and I have decided to go away on holiday in the summer, but I don't have enough money. I was wondering if you had any ideas about earning some extra cash. If I don't save up enough money by August, I'll have to go away with Mum and Dad instead. Can you think of anything that would help me to make some money quickly?
I know that you always have lots of great ideas! What would you advise me to do? Please write back as soon as you can.
Lots of love,
Thanks very much for your letter, and of course I'm glad to help you. Here are a few things you can try to earn all the money you need.
First of all, I think you should get a Friday job. Have you thought of trying to get one in a local shop so that you can be also home? This will mean that you won't have to travel so far on Fridays.
Another good idea is to get the job of babysitting. Why don't you ask your neighbours? My only advice is not to get very young children, because they need all your attention.
I hope my advice helps. Don't give up if you can't find a job immediately. Write and let me know what happens.
24- Write two paragraphs on: A friend in need is a friend indeed therefore we must be careful when we choose our friends.
* You can make use of the following:
- sociable by nature, live apart from other people, wise when you choose, reputable friends, of the same age, interests and degree of education, good morals, good habits, cooperative and helpful.
Man is sociable by nature. No one can live apart from other people. He is in need of others as others are in need of him. It is necessary for everyone to have friends, but not any friends. It is very important for everyone to be wise and selective when he / she chooses a friend. The friends we choose must have good qualities; to be honest, faithful, kind, helpful, cooperative, intelligent, wise, practical, hard-working, polite and educated.
The man is usually judged by his friends therefore we have to choose polite and sincere friends as we may need them or their help one day. True friendship is the only thing we are looking for. A friend in need is a friend indeed. The real friend is the one you find in time of need.
25- Write two paragraphs of five sentences each on: "An Arab Common Market"
* economic integration تكامل اقتصادى - self sufficiency الاكتفاء الذاتى - exchanging goods - customs and taxes * facing competition - having one currency - in Europe - its influence on trade.
We live in an age which aims at integration in all aspects. The Arab Countries look forward to economic integration through a common market. In this case, they will be able to achieve self sufficiency. A country can import what it lacks from another. It can also export its surplus to its brother countries. In the medium, the goods exchanged will be at a lower price as there will be an agreement about customs and taxes. In this way, the Arab market will be capable of facing world competition successfully.
One of the means of realizing Arab economy unity is having one currency. In Europe, countries have got one currency to facilitate trade among them. An Arab currency will certainly lead to the ease of the circulation, movement and transportation of commodities among them. The economic value of this currency reflects the success of its market. In this way we can stand as one block facing the other economic forces that confront us.
26- Write a reply to the following letter:
5 Shoubra street
17 th July, 2001
Dear Uncle Walid,
I'm glad to tell you I've passed my Thanawyia Amma exam with flying marks. I'm going to join the university but I can't decide which faculty to choose. You know I've always wanted to be a doctor but I find that my highest marks are in mathematics. So, The faculty of Engineering is now getting into my bones. So please write to me giving me your idea as I always appreciate your advice.
27- Write two paragraphs on: "Plants make the world a pleasant place to Live in"
* You can use the following guiding points:
- Plants and flowers for decoration. - The countryside and the beautiful scenery.
- Beauty plants indoors. - Purifying the air.
Plants have been the inspiration of poets with their green colour. The Romantics all wrote about the beauty of the flowers and roses with their different bright colours. Plants make the world green, a colour which puts the eyes at ease. How related we feed when we sit in a garden surrounded by trees, plants and flowers. We feel happy and forget all the troubles and worries of our life.
Plants are greatly beneficial to man. They provide us with fruit, vegetables, wood and shade. We eat vegetables and fruit. We build houses, ships and tools of the wood we get from trees. Moreover, there are plants which are indoors. We call them "beauty" plants because they make the place beautiful and good looking. Plants help to purify the air through getting carbon dioxide and emitting oxygen which is vital for our life.
28- Write a letter to Sam, a new pen friend. You live at 210 Ramsis Street, Cairo. Your name is Farid.
210 Ramsis Street,
I read your advertisement in "The World Times" and it is a great pleasure for me to be your pen-friend.
I'm eighteen years old. I live in Abbassia in Cairo with my parents, a brother and a sister. My brother is in the faculty of engineering and my sister is in the prep stage. I go to Hessinia secondary school. I am in third grade secondary. I work hard in order to get high marks as my aspirations are to join the faculty of medicine next year. My favourite subjects are biology and chemistry. I am greatly interested in football and computer. Next time, I'll send you an email if you have the same interest.
I shall be greatly delighted to receive your reply.
29- Write two paragraphs on: "How Scientists are rewarded", Using the following guiding words:
* make achievements - benefit humanity - medicine, chemistry, literature, - award prizes - money - credits - honorary degrees - names registered in history - schools, famous buildings - named after them.
Scientists are people who invent, discover or develop something unknown to the world until they have it. Therefore, their efforts are obvious in all fields of activity whether on earth or space. But for scientists, man would never have landed on the moon or diseases would have stamped out man and man's civilization from the earth. They sacrifice their time, effort, comfort and even health working with dangerous materials to save man's life. Our duty is to say thank you" to everyone of them. This can range from a word of thanks to international prizes such as the Nobel Prizes.
During their life time all international institutions should offer them both financial and psychological prizes. Local institutions should commemorate their names on famous buildings and museums. Books should describe their life history showing the difficulties they faced. In schools, there should be competitions among students for those who are fond of writing about them. There should also be topics about them in school books with their achievements to motivate readers to be like them. When they visit a country, they should be given
a red carpet reception like heads of state. Their children should be cared for by the state as the sons of heroes. In short, we should do everything that makes them happy so that they can go on.
30- Write a letter to your friend Khalid telling him about an interview you had for a job.
Your name is Yasser and you live at 20 EL Nasr street, Cairo. You may use the following:
- Asked me to introduce myself, name, qualifications, address, military service etc
- When I finished my study and at which university - The marks I got and the languages I learnt Computer skills and the language I know well my past experience.
20 EL Nasr Street
18 th February, 2002
I write you this letter wishing you good luck and to tell you about an interview I had last week for a job.
First the interviewer welcomed me and asked me to introduce myself telling him my full name, my age my social status, my qualifications, place of birth, present address, military service, previous experience and personal interests.
Then he asked me to tell him about the date of graduation, the university I graduated from, my specialization, the grade I got and the languages I learned. He also enquired about the computer skill I've learnt and the foreign languages I can use to communicate and deal with others.
Really, I was self - confident and spoke clearly and frankly without any hesitation. My answers were so convincing that the interviewer was pleased and satisfied.
He asked me to wait in another room for some time, then I was called back to know the result. The man congratulated me on getting the job which I started two days later.
Focus on these things which you will need when you attend any interview. With my best wishes.
31- Write two paragraphs on: A country or a city you hope to visit. You make use of the following:
* the country or city you would most like to visit. - why you would like to go there. - What you would like to do there. - Any difficulties you might have before or after you go there (e.g. money, language, customs, weather ......)
Everyone looks forward to visiting the country or the city he likes. As for myself, I dream of visiting Japan and its capital Tokyo. I've read and heard a lot about Japan, its people, its buildings, its public and private gardens, people's love for flowers, cleanliness, work, freedom, and devotion.
Japan has risen very high in a short time. It is now one of the greatest powers in industry. Their electric appliances, their cars, their robots and many other products are everywhere in the world. There is no polite nation in the world like the Japanese. A Japanese greets his visitors by bending low, welcomes his guests greatly and respects the foreigners. The Japanese woman is unselfish, intelligent, patient, strong, a faithful wife and a loving mother.
Really I'd like to visit Japan to witness its speedy progress which has astonished the whole world, to see how the Japanese managed not only to overcome the disaster caused by the dropping of two atomic bombs, but also how to become without equal in many fields.
Actually there is nothing to worry about. I've started to learn Japanese language besides English which I know well. I've saved some money for that purpose and I think my dream will soon come true.
32- " Great projects solve the problem of unemployment and provide better living conditions"
* You may make use of the following:
- unemployment is widely spread. - different roles played by both public and private sectors.
- big projects carried out nationwide. - high salaries, new life styles, better living conditions
No doubt that the great projects which are being carried out in Egypt nowadays aim at solving or at least at reducing the passive effects of the problem of unemployment. It is a serious social problem and has resulted in a lot of unexpected results. It has led to families and youth sufferings. Families have spent a lot to have their sons and daughters graduated from different colleges and now those sons and daughters instead of working to earn their living and help their families, they do not work and do not earn their living. It is too difficult to control such youth who are exposed to different means of temptation that may lead to deviation and terrorism.
To avoid such bad effects different roles are played by both public and private sectors. Youth are now given
the opportunity to equip themselves with the skills needed for work market. They learn computer technology, languages and other professional skills. The government is, also, doing its best by carrying out great industrial, agricultural and commercial projects all over the country. These, will help solving the problem. Within a short time thousands of youth will find work, get high salaries, lead new life styles and enjoy better living conditions.
33- Write two paragraphs on: "The importance of newspapers"
You may make use of the following:
- daily and weekly newspapers. - up-to-date news. - Local and international problems. - articles dealing with politics, literature, sports, arts ..... - varied topics for men, women, children.- advertisements of plays, films and jobs, means of passing time, culture and amusement.
Everyone knows how important the newspapers are. The word news means new or fresh information, reports of recent events. The newspapers provide the readers with the latest information about different topics. There are daily and weekly newspapers and each has its own characteristics.
Newspapers have developed greatly. They provide up-to-date local and international news that aim at keeping the reader in touch with the current events. They do not focus on one thing, but they do their best to meet all the reader's needs. They provide articles dealing with politics, literature, social life, religion, history, leadership, car maintenance, computer technology, sports, fine arts, agriculture, industry, new inventions and discoveries, future expectation and others.
These varied topics meet the real needs of men, women, children, newly married men and women who still lack experience and students at different educational stages. The newspapers include advertisements of plays presented, films shown and jobs needed. Newspapers are really a good means for getting culture and amusement.
34- Your father is travelling to London for the first time. Write a letter to your friend John Michael requesting him to meet your father at Heathrow Airport and to help him if he needed help.
Your name is Maher and you live at 30 Nozha street, Heliopolis.
* You may make use of the following:
- tell him about the date and the flight number - the purpose of travelling to London.
- the time he will spend there. - asking John to take care of him
30 Nozha Street
15 th March 2002
A long time has passed since we last exchanged letters. I wish you and all the members of your family are in good health and have happy times.
I write you this letter wishing to do me a favour. My father is going to London next week on Monday on flight No 5486, Egypt Air to have a medical check-up. This is his first visit to London and as he will be alone, he may need some help. You can easily recognize him as you stayed with him several times during your last visit to Egypt. Please, keep in touch with him.
Thanks in advance
35- Write two paragraphs on: "Summer camps" You may make use of the following:
* Who goes camping - purpose - uses - acquiring good habits - learning to be good citizens
Camping, whether in summer or in winter, are one of the main concerns of the Ministry of Youth and the Ministry of Education. Camps are varied. They are held for the kids, for the youth and for the grown ups. They are held for both sexes; boys and girls.
Camping, in general, aims at making use of the youth's free time, their efforts, their new concepts and ideas for the good of their country. Therefore camps have different purposes. There are camps for computer technology, community service, entertainment, construction and reconstruction, acquiring new skills and for social service. Camps are very useful for their participants. They help participants get rid of bad habits and acquire good ones. Participants learn to be good citizens, to be organized, to be cooperative, to be independent and to be active. Some camps enable the youth to earn money that helps them overcome some of their difficulties.
36- Write two paragraphs on: Tourism has flourished greatly and become an important source of hard currency for Egypt. You may use the following:
- much interest is given and new places of interest have been set up.
- People who usually visit Egypt and when they do this. - Why they come.
- a lot of hard currency is spent, travelling staying at hotels, visiting places of interest and buying souvenirs - a good means to make Egypt known as a peace-loving nation.
No doubt, tourism has recently developed and flourished greatly and become one of the main sources of hard currency for Egypt. This is due to the great interest which is being directed to tourism and to the new places of interest which have been set up everywhere. Nowadays thousands of tourists from different nationalities come to visit Egypt all the year round, not only to see the ancient monuments but also to enjoy the fine weather, the beaches, the international conferences, diving and the safaris.
Those tourists Arabs and foreigners spend a lot of hard currencies travelling from one place to another, staying at hotels, visiting places of interest, eating and drinking and buying souvenirs for themselves and for their relatives and friends.
The Egyptian Government, particularly, the Ministry of Tourism does its best to make the tourist stay as comfortable and as enjoyable as possible. Tourism is also a good means to make Egypt known as a peace loving nation that always sticks to peace and rejects terrorism.
37- Write a letter to your friend Martin with whom you spent a week in London according to his invitation. Thank him for his hospitality and kindness. Your name is Maged and you live at: 68 Extension of Abbas Al Akkad Street, Nasr City. You may use the following:
* Thank - invitation - enjoy - meet - nice family - delicious food - places visited - shopping - presents - kindness and true love - feel at home - visit Egypt some day.
68 Extenstion of Abbas Al Akkad
10th January 2002
I write this letter to thank you for inviting me to spend a week in London. Really I enjoyed my stay with you and your family very much. I was given the opportunity to meet your nice parents, to eat your delicious food, to visit many places of interest and to go shopping.
I have to thank you and your parents for the nice presents you gave me. These have reflected your kindness and your true love as well. Actually I felt at home. It pleases me and my family a lot to accept our invitation to you and to your family to visit Egypt when you have the time. Till we meet again I wish you every good luck.
38- Write two paragraphs on: How to help children enjoy their childhood and be happier. You may use the following:
- The importance of childhood - prepare for the future - modern schools, new teaching techniques, playgrounds, libraries, facilities and modern technology - different activities and games, new skills and good habits - kind treatment, consideration for children's needs - morals, strong personality, TV programmes.
Children of today represent half of the present and the whole of the future. Therefore, much care should be given to childhood; the most important stage of one's life, on which everything else can be built up. It is the stage that prepares for the future of both the individuals and the community as well. To have a bright future, children should be sent to modern schools where new teaching techniques are applied, where there are playgrounds for practising games and libraries equipped with facilities and modern technology such as computers and the internet.
Children at schools should be given the opportunity to try and practise different activities and games, through which they acquire good habits and new skills that they need for the future. Children should receive kind treatment whether at home or at school. Parents and teachers have to show consideration for children's needs. They should teach children how to stick to morals, how to build a strong personality and how to make use of good TV programmes.
39- Write a letter to your friend Huda thanking her for the dinner she had invited you to, showing your admiration of the night. Tell her that you liked the food and enjoyed the gathering.
* Your name is Suheir and you live at 45 El Nozha Street, Nasr City, Cairo.
45 El Nozha Street,
18th March 2002
It pleases me a lot to write you this letter to thank you very much for the delicious dinner you had invited me to last week. I really enjoyed all the dishes offered. They have reflected your great skill in cooking and in serving too. They also showed your fine taste.
I would, also, like to thank you for giving me the chance to meet a lot of our dear friends whom I haven't seen for a long time. It was really a nice time and a nice gathering.