Essay question on Mo Salah childhood story appears in Egypt school exam

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Mohammad Salah appeared in an essay question in a sixth grade Egyptian Arabic exam. (AFP)
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The sixth grade Arabic exam which featured an essay question on the life of Mohammad Salah. (Courtesy Al Watan)
Updated 09 May 2018
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Essay question on Mo Salah childhood story appears in Egypt school exam

  • The questions asked about biography facts on where the Egyptian player grew up, where he initially started his career and vocabulary.
  • The football star has become an inspiration to many Egyptians after making waves with Liverpool and the national squad.

CAIRO: The childhood story of Liverpool striker Mohammad Salah has appeared as an essay question for sixth grade students undertaking an Arabic exam.

The students in a school in Egypt’s Mansoura governorate were reportedly happy to see the player’s name in their exam, according to Al Watan Newspaper.

The passage — based on a topic from outside the classroom curriculum — requires students to answer questions on the basis of what is stated and implied in the text.

Three questions, worth six points, asked about biography facts on where the Egyptian player grew up, where he initially started his career and vocabulary.

“Born in 1993, he grew up under difficult financial circumstances, but did not give up. He started his career in hometown club El Mokawloon Al-Arab and afterwards left for Europe, and achieved much success, going on to have a global impact on the game,” read a segment of the passage.

The football star has become an inspiration to many Egyptians after making waves with Liverpool and the national squad.


Royals Harry and Meghan go barefoot on Bondi

Despite morning fog, the pair met local surfers enjoying winter swells. (AP)
Updated 19 October 2018
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Royals Harry and Meghan go barefoot on Bondi

  • Pre-prepared signs screaming “G’day Harry and Meghan” greeted the royal couple

SYDNEY: British royals Harry and Meghan kicked off their shoes and donned tropical garlands Friday, as they hit Sydney’s famed Bondi beach for the latest stop on their Australian tour.
Expectant Meghan donned a summer dress, putting aside her high heels, while Harry ditched his usual suit for chinos as the couple lapped up cheers from Australian fans and enjoyed Bondi’s surf.
Despite morning fog, the pair met local surfers enjoying winter swells and sat down on the sand for a long chat with leaders of the OneWave group, which focuses on helping people improve mental health by getting outdoors.
Pre-prepared signs screaming “G’day Harry and Meghan” greeted the royal couple, who have received a warm welcome from fans throughout the start of their 16-day pacific tour.
While half of Australians oppose having British monarchs as head of state, and the vast majority of Australians have carried on with business as usual during the visit, there has been sizable support for the celebrity couple at every stop.
News that the Duchess of Sussex is pregnant has only made the crowds swell.
Amid a torrent of fawning press coverage declaring Meghan the “Queen of hugs” and the prince receiving “buckets of love,” the Australian Republican Movement is putting on a brave face.
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very welcome visitors” the group said at the start of the trip, pointedly adding that “Australians of all ages know the difference between this wonderful event and the questions of our nation’s identity and future.”
In a 1999 referendum, 55 percent of Australians voted against replacing Queen Elizabeth II as head of state, although polls indicate support for republicanism has grown since then.
The opposition Labor party has promised a plebiscite on the issue if it wins a general election expected in 2019.