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Word search answer Posted by on Jan 31, 2011

As the Egyptian president and his regime insist on turning a deaf ear to the calls of the Egyptian people, the Egyptians organize a demonstration of a million people tomorrow (Tuesday) in Cairo and other cities. The hours of the curfew are extended and train trips are canceled in a desperate attempt to stop the…

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Word search Posted by on Jan 30, 2011

It is the end of the month, and I usually present the word search game at this time. As protests in Egypt continue, and young people remain in the streets of all Egyptian cities, the whole world watches with great anxiety. Today, the Egyptian government closed down Al-Jazeera offices and suspended all Al-Jazeera correspondences. Security…

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Stronger winds of change Posted by on Jan 29, 2011

Egypt is in a state of revolution, led by young people and old, by women and men. Everyone came out after Friday prayers to ask for a change in the political system in Egypt. Security forces failed to control the hundreds of thousands of demonstrators taking to the streets. Numbers of demonstrators reached 500,000 in…

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The winds of change in the Arab World Posted by on Jan 27, 2011

The Arab world is facing a very critical moment in its history. For the first time in decades, people have taken to the streets to demonstrate against the oppressive and undemocratic regimes that have been in power for decades in a number of Arab countries, most notably Egypt, Tunisia and Yemen. Change has started in…

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Talking Politics Posted by on Jan 24, 2011

Politics of the Middle East is very complicated. Each other country presents a unique style of government. Most countries are republics, some are kingdoms, and there is one sultanate. Most Arab peoples have suffered undemocratic and oppressive governments over their long histories, and few revolutions and coups have taken place in the past. The most…

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Identifying fronted predicates1 Posted by on Jan 20, 2011

In this posting, the answer of the question presented yesterday about fronted predicates. Please find the fronted predicates underlined and the subjects marked in bold.  كان للصالونات الأدبية دور هام فى الحياة الأدبية في مصر .. كان لها دور كبير ومؤثر .. فصالون مي مثلا، كان ينبض بالحرارة، لأن صاحبة الصالون كانت جميلة، وكان كل…

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Identifying fronted predicates Posted by on Jan 19, 2011

 I got a request from one of the dear blog readers asking for examples on identifying fronted predicates and their subjects. First, allow me to remind of the cases in which we have fronted predicates and what conditions need to exist in a sentence so that it has a fronted predicate. We have a fronted…

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