Marhaba! I know many of you enjoyed learning the 10 most common words about government and politics in Arabic. Today, I have created an Arabic crossword puzzle to refresh your memory and/or teach you the 10 most common systems of government in Arabic! I am certain you will all enjoy solving this Arabic crossword puzzle. Make sure to come back for the answers soon! As always, think of these words as building blocks! I am confident this will give you a huge leg up when reading, writing, and listening to Arabic. Please note that I have also included the 10 most common systems of government that have either emerged or collapsed in the history of the Arab world. Some have emerged as state systems and others as political parties. You will immediately realize that some of these systems are still intact across the Arab world.
Autocracy — أوتوقراطية
Democracy — ديمقراطية
Theocracy — ثيوقراطية
Mandate — انتداب
Empire — إمبراطورية
Monarchy — ملكية
Dictatorship — دكتاتورية
Federalism — فيدرالية
Republic — جمهورية
Colony — مستعمرة
For now take care and stay tuned for the answers soon!
Have a nice day!!
In this post, I present the answers of the listening comprehension exercise on the Qatari economy presented earlier.
The questions cover the first 1 minute and 33 seconds of the news report. You can use the useful vocabulary to facilitate your comprehension!
A- Questions and answers:
1- What has the Qatari economy achieved over the last two decades?
The Qatari economy has taken big strides over the last two decades and became one of the fastest growing economies in the world.
2- When did huge changes occur to the Qatari economy?
Huge changes occurred to the Qatari economy in the first decade of the third millennium.
3- What is the most important factor that lead to the change?
The factors that lead to the change are that Qatar became the largest exporter of liquefied natural gas in the world, in addition to supporting the production of oil and other sectors in the economy.
4- How was the growth rate of the GDP in 2012?
The growth rate of the GDP in 2012 was at a slower rate.
5- What is the growth rate of the GDP in 2012 and 2011?
The growth rate of the GDP in 2012 is about 12.2% and the growth rate of the GDP in 2011 is about 27.1%
B- Transcribe the first two sentences of the news report from قفزات until في العالم
قفزات كبيرة للاقتصاد القطري خلال نحو عقدين من الزمن، جعلت منه واحدا من أسرع الاقتصادات نموا في العالم رغم التبعات السلبية للأزمة المالية العالمية.
تغييرات هائلة طرأت على هذا الاقتصاد خلال العقد الأوّل من الألفية الثالثة، حين أصبحت قطر أكبر مُصدِّر للغاز الطبيعي المُسال في العالم.
قفزات = jumps / strides
اقتصاد = economy
عقد = decade
نمو = growth
تغييرات = changes
مُصدِّر = exporter
الغاز الطبيعي المُسال = liquefied natural gas
دعم = support
إنتاج = production
النفط = oil
قطاع = sector
الناتج المحلي الإجمالي = Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
بوتيرة أهدأ = at a slower rate
مقارنة ب = compared to