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Learn to Cook Lebanese Rice Pudding Posted by on May 23, 2017

Marhaba! Today I want to share with you a recipe for one of my favorite desserts, Rice Pudding, or as the Lebanese call it Riz bi-Halib which translates to Rice with Milk (رز بحليب). This dessert reminds me of my childhood since it was one of the main dishes that my mother cooked and always…

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What Is the Weirdest Place You Have Prayed In? (2) Posted by on May 20, 2017

Marhaba! I hope you enjoyed listening and reading about Sana’s project to document unusual praying spots of different people. I also hope you enjoyed seeing some of these images that reflect people’s ability and creativity to find solutions when they are faced with a lack of options. I too found cliffs as weird and terrifying…

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Reading answers, social media Posted by on May 19, 2017

In this post, I present the answers of the reading comprehension exercise based on an article from BBC Arabic, on the effect of social media on youth in the UK.   أكد استطلاع جديد أجري في بريطانيا أن غالبية البريطانيين يرون أن موقع انستغرام هو “الأسوأ بين منصات التواصل الاجتماعي” من حيث تأثيره السيء على…

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Reading comprehension, social media Posted by on May 19, 2017

In this post, I present a reading comprehension exercise based on an article from BBC Arabic, on the effect of social media on youth in the UK. Please read the news story and answer the following questions. You can use the additional vocabulary list at the end to aid your comprehension. أكد استطلاع جديد أجري…

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Arabic Verb Forms [Simple vs. Complex] Posted by on May 17, 2017

The basic verb in Arabic cannot be bi-consonantal. It must be composed of three, four, five, or six consonants. Looking at the Arabic dictionary, the bulk of verbs is tri-consonantal. These three consonants are ineliminable, for they are integral to verb meaning. Is this the reason it is called simple مُـجَرَّد? Exactly! Let’s look at…

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