Monday, May 18, 2015

Ramadan... English Courses at Almaqar

Almaqar is pleased to announce our schedule for courses during the month of Ramadan. 

A letter from Italy (informal letter, ellipsis of words)


Writing this in the cafe. We are in Venice, this is the 5th day here. We are in our second week of our two weeks away.

We spent 3 days in Rome, hotel was amazing, safe and clean. We did some shopping and walking, then we went to Venice by train. We did sightseeing and visited some relatives and of course went shopping.

Tomorrow we'll be going to Milan and planning to go sightseeing, shopping and visiting friends. I think we'll be back home on Sat, of course we need a rest after this amazing weekend.

Well, until again Mum.

Me & my friends

Intermediate A

A letter from Spain (informal, ellipsis of words)

Barcelona, Spain

Writing to you while attending a live music concert in Barcelona. Flew to Madrid in May 1st, then stayed with friends for five days. Had a nice trip by tour buses around Madrid, been also invited for Paella - it was delicious. Had an amazing time with friends. Madrid is a crowded city, a bit hot like Tripoli. Been for a picnic in the forest - had barbecue.

Now watching live open concert, sunset atmosphere is unbelievable. Going to Alps in France tomorrow by train. Can't wait for my first time on ice - skiing and swimming in the lake.

Going back to Spain on the 13th directly by bus, then to Libya on Sunday 14th. 

Will write again. Take care.


Intermediate A

A Postcard from Yefren

This place is very interesting. It's in the west, it's 200km away. Yefren is an old city. We have to walk. We can visit some amazing places. You can ride horses and about 100 people come every year. You can have a picnic. I think it's a beautiful place.

Wish you were here.

Pre-intermediate A

The Desert - a postcard

This place is amazing. It's not far from the cities, just 200km. We travelled by 4WD cars. The weather is hot in the day and cold at night. There are a lot of rock mountains. There's nobody here except us, but sometimes we meet some people with camels.

Wish you were here!

Pre-Intermediate A

A postcard: About the Desert

The desert is very big and fantastic. We don't use cars, we use camels and we can see lots of things from the camel. There are lots of people that come to see the desert.

Pre-Intermediate A

Thursday, May 14, 2015

A Postcard from Sabratha Beach

Sabratha Beach is so amazing. It's wide, the sky is so pure and the sand is golden. There are a lot of water activities here. They are exciting. The place is so full of people.

Wish you were here.

Pre-Intermediate A

A Postcard from the Old City

This place is fantastic and there is an amazing museum and there are a lot of shops selling ancient things and a lot of shops selling silver.

There are many tourists coming from may countries and the weather is beautiful here.

Pre-Intermediate A

A Postcard from the Desert

I'm in the east of Libya. It is the biggest desert of Libya. The weather is very hot and the one animal which can live there are camels. You can travel by camel. It is difficult to travel in the morning because it is very hot.

Pre-Intermediate A

Monday, May 4, 2015

I'm planning to visit Dubai

Dear Asma,
How are you? I want to visit Dubai next week. I am going to book in a hotel.
It is a very crowded and expensive place, but it is very interesting and it is a nice building.
On Saturday I'm going skiing with my friend and then sightseeing. Then I am going to eat lunch in a restaurant. On Sunday I might go to a concert then I'm going to a famous building there. Would  you like to visit me?

Hawa Milad
Elementary B

A postcard from Sharm el-Sheikh


I'm having a wonderful time in Egypt. I'm staying in a place called Sharm el-Sheikh. The weather's beautiful and there's lots to do here. I went deep sea fishing on Sunday and yesterday I went on a whale watching trip. That was fantastic. Tomorrow I'm going to UAE to stay with some friends.

See you soon.

Elementary B

A postcard from Milan

Hi Amira,
I'm having a fantastic time in Italy. I'm staying in a nice hotel in Milan. It's near Inter Milan Sport Club. The weather's good here and there's a lot to do here.
Last week I went to Rome and I visited the museum there. I had a fantastic time there. Tomorrow I'm going to visit Venice city and I'm going to rent a boat there. It's a wonderful city. I might visit some friends there.

See you soon.
Elementary B

A postcard from Italy

I'm having a wonderful time in Italy. I spent one week in Venice and I took a boat to travel around. I'm staying in a hotel now. The weather's good and there's lots to do here. Yesterday I went to a nice restaurant and I ate pizza and tomorrow I'm going shopping to buy lots of clothes, shoes and bags.


Elementary B

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Letter writing practice - Khaled

Call Centre Office

Al Fatah Street
AboSeth Tripoli
Libyan Company

March 10, 2015

Re: leave request

Dear Mr. Jafaree

I am writing to request a leave from work because I am planning my vacation during this tenure, as I have not used any leaves since July 2014. However, I would like to bring to your attention that vocational leave has been discussed with my reporting manager and I do not have any pending tasks at my end, and during my vacation I will be reachable on my email.

I would like to request 10 days from March 23, 2015 to April 2, 2015.

During this vacation I will be handing over my responsibilities to my colleague Mr. Khaled who will be handling any related tasks in my absence. Furthermore, in case of any unexpected developments or emergencies, I shall be available to contact on phone and through email.

Should you need any further details, please do not hesitate to contact me on my email or phone number.

Thanking you for your consideration and looking forward to a favourable response.

Yours sincerely,

Khalid Ali

Letter writing practice - Khawla

Khawla M Khafafa

To: Mr. Jack Wilson


Taking time off work

Dear Mr. Jack Wilson,

I am writing this letter in order to ask you about giving me permission to take some time off work tomorrow morning.

I am going to visit my doctor tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock to do some checks on my body because I have not felt well recently. I will meet my doctor in his clinic. It is about fifteen kilometres away from work, so it will take me about twenty minutes to get there and the checks will take at least two hours. That's why I am asking you to give me permission for three hours outside work. 

Mrs. Roby will cover all my work and she will send the banking business, also she will answer my phone and check the emails.

I am looking forward to hearing from you.

With my regards,
Khawla M. Khafafa


Letter writing practice - Reem

Soug Aljouma
16 Street

Mr. Torban
Libyan Company
Tel: 00175432

Re: a holiday request

Date: 01/03/2015

Dear Mr. Torban,
I would like to get some time off work because in the last few days I read and advert on a website for a course in advanced English in one of the best centres in the city which I think will improve my English. Therefore, I would like to apply for an annual leave to attend this intensive course. The period of this course will be three months and it might extend for another month.

Also, please be informed that I have arranged with my colleague, Radia, to cover for me during the course. She is fully aware fo my work and is quite familiar with the system. 

I am looking forward to your approval of my request. Please feel free to contact me for any further information.

Sincerely yours,
Reem Albakoush


Letter writing practice - Alia

Libyan Company
Abusitta nearby Alfurisia Club
Tripoli, Libya
T: +218(21)1234567
Fax: +218(21)7654321

Date: 8/3/2015
To: Hatem Turban

Re: Leave request letter

Mr. Turban

I am writing to request your approval for leave from 1st of April until 26th April 2015, because I have a health condition that requires an operation. I will need two weeks after surgery for recovery before I am able to return to work.

I will make certain that all my work duties are current before leaving andI will work closely with you and the other members of the department to make sure that all of my responsibilities are taken careof during my absence.

Thank you for your considerationa nd support. I am looking forwad to hearing from you. Please let me know of your decision your earliest so I can make travel arrangements.

Kind regards,
Alia Ajaj


Letter writing practice - Abdurrahman

Address: Arada Street
Phone Number: 3479213
Email Address:

To: Mr Adernawe
Address: Al-Jomhorya Street
Box Number: 34210

Re: A holiday request
Date: 9/3/2015

Dear Mr. Adernawe,

I am writing this letter to request some time off work.

I need this holiday because of my older brother's wedding. Also, it is the first wedding we have in my family and I cannot miss it. 

Moreover, my brother needs me in his wedding to help him in a lot of things. As you know, weddings in Libya was and still form the biggest event in Libyan families.

I think I need about 5 days for the wedding and 2 days to prepare and buy things for the wedding. All my work is on the computer and Internet and I know that it is difficult to leave my work and I know every 15 minutes I have to check the website to protect it from hackers.

I have told my best free 3 friends, who are my colleagues and work in the same room about covering my work when I am on holiday and they said that there would be no problem to do my work when I an on holiday.

Finally, if you need any details you can contact me on my email address at the top of the letter.

Kind regards,
Abdurrahman Ben Moftah


Letter writing practice - Kamal

Kamal Rwemi
Libyan.Co Tripoli, Libya
Phone No: 0921234567
Email: K.

Mr. Hatem Turban
Libyan Company
Customer Service Department

Re: Leave request

Dear Mr. Turban,

I'm writing this letter to request a leave to go away for five days from the 8th of may to visit my cousin in Italy because I am invited to his wedding.

I would like to inform you that during my vacation my colleagues, Emad and Ramzi, will take my place in the office when necessary. If my request is approved, and if there are any questions about the work at present, my supervisor will have all of the information you need. 

For any further details, please do not hesitate to contact me on my email or phone number.

Thank you for your support and I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,
Kamal Rwemi


Monday, March 9, 2015

A Holiday in Jordan

In June 2013 I went to Jordan with my mother, father, brother and uncle. The day we arrived was a very special day for me because it was my first time travelling by plane.

After we arrived I went to a restaurant for a meal. I met a famous dentist in Jordan (Tamer). He was very friendly. Then I visited the Dead Sea. It was a nice place. I played with the sand and it was interesting. When we got home I emailed all my friends and my sister in Libya. I also sent them photos of me and my family.

Elementary A