About me

My mane is Hend Abdulla AL Mansoori. I am 17 years old , and I will be 18 on 22-Jan-2012 . I am from Ras AL Khemah, but I live in AD . I have 4 brothers and 5 sisters. My old brother studying in Australia ,and my old sister studies in HCT . I like watching T.V , and the thing I do most in my free time is watching movies or sleep . I don’t have hobbies but I like playing basketball . I came to ZU because I have a goal . I want to study media , and I want to be T.V presenter or director.

wedding with sharks

Micheal curry and April Bignataro got married in a fish tank at the Atlantis marine park aquarium in new York in June 7th 2010 . use radio headset ,Michael and April exchanged vows with friend and family on Sunday. People joked by saying that it will begin as a traditional wedding, , but little weird her parents said she is a unique girl .for example, she want to be an auto mechanic when she was younger the couple said they did not except so much traditional from a media. April and the most difficult part was convincing her mom.

Lizzie Velasquez

Lizzie Velasquez one of only three people in the world who has rare disease that keeps her from gaining weight . Lizzie is 20 years old , blind in one eye and has never weight more than 60 pounds (Ibs)(28kg) , lizzie was so small when she was born -21 pound-(1kg) - that her parents had to dress her in a doll clothes . Lizzie's life has been difficult . people often stare at her and say mean thing . However , her parents always treaded her as a normal child . Her mother has kept a diary of lizzie's life and all the difficults she's survive . Today lizzie is healthy person and travel around the country telling her story and inspiring people with her courage to be a normal person .

Little girl and the bus

On may 19 ,2010, a bus driver was driving down the road at night when he saw a baby sitting in the middle of the road . At first , he thought it was a dog . however , he could not believe his eyes when he stopped the bus , got out and saw a young girl . A few second later the baby's father came running out of the house , pick up the baby , and ran back to the house without saying anything to the bus driver . The girl is two- years- old Destiny Flores her mother 25 -years- old , say's that she has no idea how Destiny got out of the house . Perhaps she did not lock the door and little girl went outside . Now , the police are questioning the mother .

‍‍‍Textbook – p.16



1.Glucose is type of sugar found in the blood . It comes from foods that we eat such as bread , rice , potatoes , sugar , and sweet food .

If the glucose increased it might cause diabetes disease . There is a cure for this disease which is injections of insulin .

2.There are 2 types of diabetes . The first one increase if the body cannot produce any insulin , the cure for this condition is diet or insulin.

The second type is occurs when the body does not make enough insulin. This type is more common than the first type .


1.Because type 2 diabetes is often show up in people over 35 years old they called “adult onset diabetes” .

2. “Gestational diabetes” mean the women can be risk of getting type 2 diabetes because of the certain circumstances during pregnancy and childbirth.


  1. the main effect of type 2 diabetes is overweight , and the cure for this problem is exercise every day and doing activities .
  2. Diabetes type 2 became as a lifestyle disease , about 45% to 80% of children with type 2 diabetes are estimated to have at least one diabetic parent .


1.Type 2 diabetes is Inherited , so there is always a chance that your children could have this disease . It usually appear after the age of 40 . The most important causes for this disease is obesity and inactive . The easy way to avoid this disease is to be on diet and exercise every day. The plan for the teenagers after school if they want to eat fast food they should ask for food with low fat and healthy .

2.Every person with diabetes must not do as other people , because not everyone have the same problem . You must take the advice from the dietitian , and he will give you the medicine according to your weight and activity levels .

3.In the past Specifically in 1994 people was thinking the people who have diabetes must not eat sweets and sugar, but now the people thought has changed , now people with diabetes can eat sweets and desserts but in a limited amount .

The summary of the book

The story of the Hula

The hula dance started in Hawaii more than three years ago . The Hula started when Hi iaki and her friend Hopoe went to the beach , and they start behaving in a similar way as the waves , and then they start using their hands acting like the waves . However , not everyone liked the hula , special the religious people and the visitors because the dancers were not wearing any clothes . They asked the queen to ban the dance . Hawaiians were not allowed to preform he hula the hula in public for almost 60 years . But they did not stop dancing , they were preforming the hula in secret .

After few years things has changed , people of all ages want to learn the hula in the traditional way . If the dancers want to preform the dance for other people they must work hard and well prepared . one person who can help the dancers prepare is Kumano Palini Kulala . With the help of people and Kumano the hula has become important part of Hawaiian’s life and culture once again . Now there are many hula festivals in Hawaii . Every year the most important hula competition happens in the city of Hilo . There are judges in the competition , they do not just look to the dancers dance but also they at their costumes and styles .

Today the hula dance it’s part of everybody’s life . And hopefully it’s a traditions that will continue for years and years to come .


Osteoarthritis is a earnest bone disease .In the beginning of this diseases one can hardly know the symptoms , but over time the condition develops and causes a lot of pain . After the condition develops , the patient maybe cannot move or walk easily . there is no medicine for this condition . However , the treatment can help the person to move and walk. The treatment has different kinds of food that helps to reduce the pain . A good example for these foods are cold water , fish , organic fruit , vegetables , nuts , and whole grains . The most people who are attacked by osteoarthritis are overweight people , because that those people should avoid food which has a lot of saturated fat . For instance , people with osteoarthritis should stay away from saturated fat because it has hormones that affect the bones and joints .

1.1 a woman named Kate Mori lives with her husband Masao in Canada . Kate is a kindergarten teacher , and she speaks English and French . Kate also studies Japanese and art history at night school . Kate and her husband like to go to art galleries . She also plays tennis and goes skating on the canal .

1.2 Kate just got married to Masao , who is Japanese . She wants to learn Japanese to be able to speak with his family .Masao tired to help her , but concentrate at home .

1.3 Kamel studying chemistry at university . also, he has Spanish lesson twice a week . He learns Spanish , because he likes reading in Spanish .

1.4 Natalie came from Trinidad and Tobago . She was a musician when she was young , and now . She used to play on steel drum .

1.5 John and Cameron are deciding what to do in the weekend , and John suggest to go to the festival on Sunday and bring their friends with them .

1.7 It is about a girl who loves riding bike , she started when she was kid , she was using her father bike , and then she decide to take lessons , and now she have a motorbike .

1.15 It is about a person who is looking for work in certain areas . She has a lot of experience in sales , administration and she has a certificate in food safety for catering.

1.11 It is about a person who is an archaeologist and in the same time a student , because she is still doing a doctorate in archaeology.







A shocking video shows a young man named Shawn Mills being hit head-on by a car. He was thrown 15 feet (5 meters ) in the air and landed on the top of the car and then under a bus. He had very series back , head and leg injuries. Incredibly, however ,he lived, but he does not remember anything. Shawn was lucky because people stopped immediately to help him. His lawyer is trying to get money from the city because the bus should not drop (off) people on this kind of road. It is very dangerous. Shawn is in a lot of pain, but he is recovering.

Man with Pea

A man named Ron Sveden became ill after a plant grew in one of his lungs. Apparently , Ron inhaled a pea while eating dinner one day . The result was that the pea grew into a plant inside his lung , which collapse . Doctor was afraid it was something serious like cancer , but after they did tests they realized what happened . Ron was coughing a lot , but he was happy to learn that it was not serious . In fact , his first meal in the hospital included peas after they removed the plant .

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1.I have a friend who was take me to the ZU every day last term.

2.ZU is the university I study in .

3.Abu Dhabi , which I live in is very pretty city.

4.My aunt house which has a lot of bedrooms , is very big.

5.My friend who study with me in same class , is my BFF, and have a car.‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍

Public Information sheet – what is botulism ?

What does botulism mean?

botulism is a muscle-paralyzing disease(p.27). It is happened because a toxin (venom) that made by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum . also the bacteria always not Dangerous except infants and some people.

There are three main types of botulism :

. the first type of botulism is by eating foods containthe toxin.

. infant botulism that is caused by bacteria when babiesnot have enough bacteria in their stomachs to stop toxinsdeveloping.

.injure botulism occurs when you have injures with abacteria which causes toxin .

How is botulism spread ?

Botulism does not spread from person to person , butfrom botulism food . The bacteria will occur when there is no oxygen present inthe food so we should heat the food before we eat it to kill the bacteria. However , infants can get food botulism also by eating food which containbacteria.

What are the symptoms ?

According to the reading , wound botulism and foodborne can produce the symptoms. It include blurred, dry mouth , difficulty swallowing , muscle weakness and paralysis. Some people can’t breathe because of this disease. It is unfortunate that it may cause death.

How son do symptoms appear after exposure ?

The symptoms for food borne botulism appear after 12 to 36 hours .In fact botulism symptoms appear between 3 and 30 days after ingestion of the bacteria .But symptoms appear in wound botulism between 4 and 14 days .after exposure to the bacteria .

How is botulism diagnosed?

The patient who may have botulism should get special tests because there are many diseases that have the same symptoms of botulism.

How is botulism treated ?

Botulism can be deadly if not treated . you can treat botulism by anti – toxin that can decrease the symptoms of the illness . Anti – toxin is not allowed in cases of infant botulism .

What foods can lead to botulism ?

Botulism are often connected with home - canned foods that have a low acid content , such as green deans and corn ,atc . But it usually occurred from unusual sources like garlic in oil and also honey can contain botulism bacteria .

How can botulism be prevented ?

People who do home canning should be clean and follow strict hygiene procedures .To reduce contamination of food . They should but the food in high temperatures to destroy the botulism toxin . And the people who eat home canned food should boiled it for 10 min before eating .

Back to basics
Text - p 50
1_ People with back problems have rising numbers in recent years. Studies show that Britain , at least 5.5 million are people re-examined by doctors annually. Some of cases can become more serious.
2_ According to study showed that an estimated one in four people over the age of 65 have back pain While it is not common between young people.
3_ We need to know why most people have problem with their back. Also we all have 33 small bones that are called vertebrae.
4_ There are two main causes of this disease .The first cause that a disc is damaged in some way . And the most common cause when the muscles are strained . It happens if you do a hard activity or something like that . Also , stress and tension can increase the amount of pain.
5_ The main cause of back pain is our inactive modern lifestyles . the best solution for back pain is keeping active , and doing exercise . For example , people who are physically fit generally get less back pain and cure faster if they do get.
6_ A lot of people think that when you are having a back pain you should rest on your bed , but it is not true. In fact, back care said that you should keep moving and continue your normal activities is the best course. But , if your back did not get batter you should visit the doctor.

A 40-year-old bus driver in Oregon was caught reading a kindle while driving a bus full of passengers during rush-hour on a I-5,which is a major highway. A passenger used a cell phone to secretly film Lahcan Qouchbane. Passengers were shocked to see reading while driving. Some passenger called the company to complain. When Qouchbane reading while driving. Some passengers called the company to complain. When q realized he was filmed ,he told the passenger that electronic devices are not allowed on a bus !The driver got in trouble but was not fired.


What is botulism ?

Botulism paralyzing muscles , It came from toxin made by the bacteria called (Clostridium botulinum ) . The Clostridium botulinum bacteria is not infect. In this essay I will mention the causes and the effects for the botulism muscle paralyzing disease .

There are several causes of botulism . First , there are three types of the botulism . the first one is foodborne when you eat food which contains the toxin . The second type is for infant and it called infant botulism , “ this can produce the toxin in the infant stomach area “ (Reading). The third type is wound botulism which happens when a wound is infected with the bacteria . In addition , there are other causes like if there is no oxygen in the food the bacteria can produce the toxin , and if it’s not cooked well in this condition the bacteria can produce the toxin (Reading).

There are several effects of botulism . the first one is this disease can be deadly if not treated , Also , foodborne and wound botulism can effect badly on the nervous system . For example , it can lead to blurred or double vision , dry mouth , difficult swallowing , muscles weakness , muscle paralysis and slurred speech , and for some people this disease can make the person unable to breath (Reading).

To conclude , there are several causes of botulism . For example , eating bad food, not cooked well or without enough oxygen . Furthermore, children under one year are at risk because they do not have enough normal bacteria in their stomach area. As a result , botulism has many consequences like difficulty swallowing , muscles weakness and many other consequences . Finally , I hope for everyone to survive this disease, and if anybody fells he or she has this disease they must go to the doctor immediately .

Back pain

Back pain is a very serious problem because maybe it can be treated , or most of the time hang around and never disappear .There are more than 5 million who have this disease in the world and at different ages . In this essay I will write the effects and the causes for backache .
The main two causes for the back pain . First , when disc is damaged in some way it’s known as a slipped disc . Second , the other reason is when the muscles are strained it can happen because sitting in a wrong way for a long time or doing a lot of activities . Third , there are also other reasons for back pain such as smoking , it’s not the cause for the backache but it can lead to the backache .
There are some effects foe this disease , and most of them are emotional because the responsible for the patient must spend a lot of money to keep the muscles safe and not feel sick , and put all the stress on him , especially for the kids because they need a baby-sitter , and it’s difficult on them because they move a lot . Also , it has bad effect on quality of life , such as they can’t exercise or do activities and doing their own things .
To conclude , we must not ignore any back because it could be serious problem like disc . I wish to all watch their health .

Screen-shot-2010-07-19-at-11_59_41-AM.pngDomestic Transformer
Hong Kong is one of the most populated cities in the world with 7 million people. It is surrounded by mountains and a very busy sea port. Apartments are very small and real estate is very expensive, so many families live together in very small crowded apartments. Architect, Gary Chang designed his 344 sq. ft.(14 sq. m.) apartment to be able to change into 24 different designs by moving walls around. Gary grew up in a very small crowded apartment with his family, so he decided to find a solution for this in his job as an architect. Garry calls his apartment the “Domestic Transformer “ because with his moving wall system Any room can be changed into another .

It’s all in your head

A lot of people suffer from headaches. There might be warning sings before headaches appears but sometimes it suddenly appears. And if you want to live with this headaches you must control it.
Tension headache
Tension headache is one of many types of headaches . There are two types of it , episodic and chronic . Episodic headaches happen several times a month but chronic headaches happen daily .
Warning signs
If we have a presentation , we feel stress and nervous .Sometimes muscle tension in your head , and it maybe causes a headache. You can relax before you present or take medicine .

As soon as you know the causes of your headache, you will be able to control stress. Also you will know more about headaches. Even though it’s hard to “take control of your headache”, but that will make you feel good both sides physically and emotionally .
First , recognize your important plans and find the balance that matches your personality . If something bothers you talk a friend or you family . Go to see someone at your college or university can help you .
Exercise and relaxation
The stress can reduce can be reduce by relaxing and sleeping and doing activities like walking ,running and piking, Also you can take quiet period in the library to listing or reading .
Self-esteem and accepting yourself
Do every things you like to do and try to do your best in these things . you don’t have to meet other expectation , because everyone has different abilities .
Food and drink
There are a lot of food and drinks make us have headache , such as chocolate, caffeine drinks .
If you have headache the first thing you should do is recognize the symptoms and the frequency. If the medication did not treat your headache you should see a specialist. Communication is important for the people who have headache.

Plastic Bottle Island

A man named Richie Sowa quit his job as a carpenter and sold all of his things, so that he could create his own island paradise. Richie built his island, which floats on plastic-bottles, in Mexico. It’s took him almost 3 years to find enough bottles, which he made by using fishing nets. Then he got a lot of sand from a nearby beach and put it on top to create a foundation. He grows plants, fruits and vegetables on the island, such as bananas, coconuts, spinach, almonds and tomatoes. He has a bathroom, a solar cooker and even a washing machine! He lives on the island with his two cats, a little puppy, chickens and a duck. The Mexican government likes his idea so much that they made his island a part of Mexico. His goal is to one day sail his island around the world!

Movie summary

On Thursday , I saw an action movie about a security man who has diabetes . The security man is called Paul Blart , who is a mild-mannered, occasionally square, overweight security officer who works at patrol in the West Orange Pavilion Mall. He lives with his mother and daughter . He dreams of being able to join the New Jersey State Police, but he always fails his entrance test due to his hypoglycemia. While on patrol at work riding his Segway PT, Blart notices a new wig kiosk and its vendor, Amy Anderson and is instantly attracted to her. Back at base, Blart has to take the new guy, Veck Simms, out on a patrol to train him. At the end of his shift, Blart becomes acquainted with Amy and escorts her to her yellow 1966 Ford Mustang convertible. Amy invites Blart to join her, Veck, and the rest of his friends at American Joe's, and Blart accepts and attends the event. At the event, however, Blart gets extremely drunk after drinking too much margarita during his nacho eating contest with Leon and crashes the stage that the band is playing on, culminating with him falling through one of the mall's windows. Blart feels as though he embarrassed Amy and that she doesn't like him anymore and Maya tries to cheer him up. On Black Friday at the shopping mall, Amy, Stuart, and other of Blart's colleagues are in the bank to cash their paychecks. While a gang of criminals suddenly break through the service entrance and take over the mall, Blart is distracted by playing Rock Band in the arcade zone. The criminals clear the mall, placing motion sensors along every entrance and exit doors, and take Amy, Stuart, Leon, and other of Blart's colleagues hostage in the bank. Veck is revealed to be a double agent and the ringleader of the hijackers, and plans to use the credit card codes from all the stores in the mall to steal $30 million and later fly to the Cayman Islands, taking the hostages with him. As Blart leaves the arcade, he notices that the mall has been taken over and calls the police who later show up outside the front entrance of the mall. Sergeant Howard instructs Blart to leave the mall immediately, but when Blart sees Amy's car in the parking lot, he realizes that he must rescue Amy and everyone else. The SWAT team soon arrives and Commander James Kent, who bullied Blart in high school, takes control of the situation. Blart is vastly outnumbered and physically outclassed, but fights against the gang members through improvised measures. Maya shows up to bring Blart his dinner, but Veck's henchmen intercept her and take her hostage as well. After Blart works his way through all of Veck's underlings, he attempts to extract the hostages by pulling them up into an airvent via the rope, but fails after Leon cannot fit and when Veck enters the room, Blart is captured. Veck demands to have the credit card codes and Blart is forced to fling him the phone that contains the codes. Veck escapes with the codes and holds Amy and Maya at gunpoint.

The movie about a girl who went to Europe with her parentswhile she was there she met a guy but she didn’t knowthat he is a spy. She pretended that she is sick to go on a date without her parents knowing . when she went outto the date her parents was in the sameplace by coincident. Then she lied about knowing her father .












The common cold

The common cold is a very common illness in the world .Also it is an infectious disease which affects the whole body , especially the nose and lungs . In this essay I will write about the common cold disease , and I will mention the causes and effects for this disease .
There are several causes for the common cold .First, the viruses is one of the reasons for this disease .It happens when other people have colds and they sneeze or cough and “the virus travels through the air and infectious” (Reading). Furthermore, there is not one cold virus , but there are more than 200 cold virus .These are called “rhinovirus” , and it means a virus in the nose . Second , the other reason is if the weather is very cold in this condition ,we may got cold .Third , and last , when we touch other people who have the cold or the public places , then we touch our eyes or nose it is absolutely a way we will have it (Reading).
The common cold has negative effects on the body . First of all , people who have colds suffer all the time because they may have difficulty breathing because the nose is maybe blocked. For example ,” the people maybe sneeze and cough all the time .Also , they may have headache , slight fever , and watering eyes , aches and pain , and lose of appetite”(Reading). All these effects can make you feel very tired , and you will have no energy . In addition, it affects badly the people who work or go to school because they will miss school and work(Reading).
To conclude , there are several causes of common cold such as viruses , cold air conditioner , and the most common cause is the common cold which is an infectious disease .For instance , people maybe sneezing , coughing , and loss appetite . Finally, I hope people become more careful for their health and stay away from sick people .

Fast Food

Nowadays there are many changes in the world which affect people’s lives and health , and the biggest change in this time is food habits changing .Many people prefer fast food . In fact , there are more than 30,000 fast food restaurant in the world . In this essay I will mention some of the causes and effects of eating fast food .

There are several causes for eating fast food . First, people work many hours , so they have no time to cook . As a result , they buy fast food because it is available any time (Reading). Second , fast food is cheaper than the uncooked food and takes less time to be ready .Also “fast food become more important than food that basic need of life”(Reading). Third , 75% of young people prefer to eat fast food such as pizza , pasta , burger , hotdog , and junk food because they like the taste (Reading) .

There are several effects of eating fast food . First , it effects badly on the body . We may gain weight , and it affects the hormones . Second, it affects energy . For example , when we eat fast food we feel full and dizzy . Also , we feel lazy (Reading).Third, the oil they use for cooking meet and chips is not clean because they heat it over and over again .They do not change it , so it damages the health . Also, “fast food restaurant are not popular with everyone many people are anti-fast food .One argument against them is that they produce food, which is high in fats , cholesterol and sault “ (Reading) . In addition , some people always eat fast food and some fast food is expensive , so they waste a lot of money on fast food (Reading). `

To conclude , there are some causes for eating fast food , which are no time to cook , fast food is cheaper and available any time . Also , most people prefer it , especially young people . The effects of eating fast food are gaining some weight , and losing some energy . I wish everyone to eat more healthy food to be healthy and stay alive .

“Marina Mall” essay
Yesterday I and my classmate went with our teacher on trip to Marina Mall to do interviews with foreign people who works in UAE. We did an interview with a gay working in Aldo shop his name was Denes from Nepal. He was 29 years old. In this essay we will explore the causes and the effects that making foreign people to come to our country.

There are many causes that making people from other countries to come to UAE. The first and common reason they do not have many opportunities, the salary is too low. Secondly, their countries are very poor and some people do not have place to stay in. Thirdly, their families prefer the life in UAE because it is more stability and safe. Finally, they want their children to be highly educated as UAE is one of the development countries world widely.

Beside all these causes there are many effects. For instance, sometimes they feel homesick, loneliness and depressed. In addition, they left their families behind and that might makes raising children difficult for mothers to take the whole responsibility alone. Furthermore, some people might lose their traditions and their thoughts could be changed according to the environment factors. Lastly but not least, immigration effects you from different sides: emotionally, sociology and also effects your overall health.

To conclude, sometimes life force you to do things that you don’t wasn’t to do!. In my opinion, life is so difficult and needs lots from you. You have to build yourself by yourself to effort good standard of living for your family.



Globalization means that all countries and the culture have become one big world . Globalization has no nationality because it is not from one country , but it is from the whole world (Reading) . Furthermore , the media also effects our life style and national identity . In this essay I will discuss the causes and the effects of globalization .

There are many causes of globalization . First of all , media is the biggest influence on the teenager worldwide . For example , movies, television program , music and computer software have become popular among the young people (Reading), because movies are the language between them . Second , products are the other reason for globalization . For instance , jeans and t-shirt have become the uniform for young people everywhere (Reading).

On the other hand , there are many effects of globalization . First, some countries put strict laws about publishing international movies and local movies . For example , in South Korea some of the movies theaters have to show at least 40% local films . More ever , in Malaysia they have a similar law (Reading). Second , some people prefer the local products , and they want the government to help them and support the national industries . Although, they know that the western products is the most popular products (Reading).

To conclude , although globalization has a negative effects , there are good reason for it . For instance , we learn languages to contact with the outside world , and the media provides us with information about what happened in the world .Finally , I hope that we use the globalization in the right way , and on the same time we protect our culture from the bad changes .