Wondering what you can learn at IEI? Writing is one of our five courses offered at every level from low beginning to high advanced. As the May/June 2016 term ends, we have gathered the best writing from all our students in this term’s issue of The Globe.

Here are a few of the best paragraphs and short essays from our level 1, 2, and 3 students. In the next couple of weeks, we’ll also post our favorite essays from levels 4, 5, and 6. You can read the entire newsletter here.

My City

By Arwa  from Saudi Arabia (Writing 1)

My home city is Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It is on the west side of Saudi Arabia. It is bigger than Makkah al-Mukarramah. It is smaller than Riyadh.

Jeddah has the tallest fountain in the world and the tallest flagpole. Also, there is a mosque on the sea.

I like living in Jeddah. First, it is easy access to shopping and different kinds of restaurants. Second, it has a lot of kinds of jobs available. Third, it has good hospitals and medical care. Finally, all of my family lives there. But there are a few disadvantages, like it is very crowded and the weather is very hot. I really miss Jeddah and my family.

Jeddah is less exciting than the United States, but I love my city. It is my home.

Is Technology Always Helpful and Good?

By Clara from Guatemala (Writing 2)

I agree that technology is important for everything because the systems work fast, more intelligently, and provide good answers to questions. The technology is important for both big and small jobs. Now the technology is for kids, too, because people have invented different games and toys.

However, I think technology is a little bit of a problem because for every apparatus I need the Internet. For the kids, it is more of a problem because they play inside the home all the time and they don’t play outside.

In conclusion, I think technology is important for big jobs because it is helpful for everything in your family and it helps people in different activities. Today the technology is extensive.

Lost in the Desert

By Mohamed from Saudi Arabia (Writing 3)

One day in the summer of 2007 my friends and I were sitting in the desert. There were seven of us. At 11:00 a.m. I decided to go back home because I forgot that my mother needed to go to the hospital. I knew the way back, but on the way home I saw a fox. I went to see it, but my car got stuck in the mud. First, I tried to get it out of the mud. After three hours I still couldn’t get it out. So, I decided to just sit in the car until someone came. I believe you will die if you leave your car and start walking on foot in the desert. I used to put enough food in the car for five people for seven days whenever I wanted to go to the desert. I waited another three hours in the car and no other cars came. Then I decided to go up the mountain near the place I was. I took enough water and some food, and I then went to the mountain. I was on my way when I saw a car and began waving. They came to help me. There were three men, so I finally got out of the mud and left. I am thankful for the strangers who helped me!

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