Portrait of Oussama

Oussama, a Syrian man living in Turkey, talks about how important education and English are for his life and future.

Do the preparation task first. Then watch the video and do the exercise. Remember you can read the transcript at any time.



Oussama: Hi, I am Oussama Almasalmeh. I am 26 years old. I am Syrian from Daraa city.

Due to the problems with the war, I had to give up my education and come to here to Turkey with my family. I am in the first year at Karabük University and am electric and electronic engineering student. The English courses founded by HOPES, it means a lot for me to improve my English language and maybe in the future we can found a better job for us, especially these days.

We are here to complete our education. We have a goal and our goal is building our country again.

© HOPES Madad

Task 1


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Submitted by Paulos on Fri, 19/01/2018 - 13:02

Yes, I agree definetely with Oussama. Just education can change the world

Submitted by LKARINAM on Thu, 18/01/2018 - 21:12

I agree with Oussama! I think that English language is necessary to get better Jobs and to development better opportunities for my life and my profession.

Submitted by Maybe03 on Wed, 17/01/2018 - 05:35

I agree, Learn English is important if you want to find a good job and also if you want to travel around te world.

Submitted by rency91 on Tue, 16/01/2018 - 07:18

English is important. If we can speak in English, we have more value.
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Submitted by Atif Aleem on Fri, 12/01/2018 - 09:32

History tells that all the nations that once reduced to rubles rebuilt themselves only through education.

Submitted by الباشا مم on Thu, 11/01/2018 - 15:56

I agree with him. Education is the best

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Submitted by Wadsharaf05 on Tue, 09/01/2018 - 22:24

I agree with him. Education is the best way to work with high income,that we can improve our standard living, It also open our minds in general knowledge that make us wonder of universe around us and asking more questions what's leading us to search and find more knowledge.

Submitted by ANAKGR on Tue, 09/01/2018 - 04:07

Yes, the most important is to improve our skills to have a good job in the future

Submitted by Manshadi on Mon, 08/01/2018 - 08:53

I agree with him. The war is the worst things in the world and I hope he will succeed to bulid his conntry very soon.