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Isam from Libya
Isam from Libya

by Sheetal Makhan / AYC

When I see a student reading (merely for pleasure) I swear, my heart does the waltz! This is what happened last week when I found Isam sitting in the library before school reading. It wasn’t for homework, but for his own pleasure. As many of you know, I am on a reading campaign, trying my level best to spread the love of words, knowledge, imagination and so on.

Because of this, I chatted to Isam and asked him to share what he was reading. I also wanted to know his own personal motives about my favourite activity.

Isam reads because he wants new vocabulary. It helps to improve language and to progress everyday. Reading is important because it helps you learn. You can feel the story, like it’s a same story – same thing that happened to me.

Please share what you are reading with us, we’d love to know! Visit me in the Academic Office or drop me an e-mail:


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