Monday, June 01, 2009

My Hometown

Alexandria is the second biggest city in my country, Egypt, and I live in this city. It is a beautiful city, and people there are very kind and polite. Tourists like to visit my city because it is on the sea. When I walk down the Kornash, the largest street, I see the beautiful blue sea and sky, and the beautiful green grass and trees. In the spring, the flowers grow in many colors: yellow, red, and blue. The most beautiful scene is the white birds. In the winter, a very big flock of birds migrates to this place. I watch them while they skillfully fish from the sea. The birds watch the fish, and they wait patiently for a long time. When the fish come to the surface, they fly quickly and catch them. In the fall, the city looks like a very old man because the leaves of the trees fall from the trees. That is my city, and I think it is the most beautiful city in the world.

(Taken from Basic Writing)

My Small Town

Soba is a small town in my country, Sudan. It is 15 kilometers from Khartoum, the capital of Sudan. The Nile River flows through Soba. That makes the town green and beautiful. Most of the pople in Soba works as farmers or fishermen. The Nile is very important in their lives. A small market in Soba sells food to the people who cannot go to the market in the capital.
In Soba, a small hospital and a pharmacy gives medicine to the people without money. About 50 percent of the people in Soba work in the hospital. The youth club in Soba gives the youth a place to meet every night except Friday.
Friday is a holy day in Soba, so the people go to the mosque, and they say their prayers. The people in Soba love their town. They are very happy because Soba is crowded with beautiful things.

(Taken from Basic Writing)

My City

My city, Huanzu, is a famous and beautiful city in China, and it is famous all over the world. It is set between the river and West Lake. Several hills spread around West Lake, and some mountains stand by the river. These give the city many beautiful scenes, and so Huanzu is famous for its beauty. It is beautiful in the spring when the trees bud green and the peach trees flower with their red blossoms. It is beautiful in the fall when the leaves turn yellow and red. And it is beautiful in the winter when the snow gives white clothes to the mountains. So Huanzu is beautiful all year. It is beautiful when the sunshine is bright because the hills make shadows in the lake. It is beautiful when the rain falls and makes the frogs rise from the lake. My city is always beautiful.

(Taken from Basic Writing)