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Archive for December, 2012

Fried Fish Posted by on Dec 18, 2012

In a previous post, I presented the recipe of fish soup. In this post, I present the recipe of fried fish (السمك المقلي) which is very easy to make. Obviously, the main ingredient is fish (سمك). Your fish needs to be clean, gutted and scales removed. In the end, it should look like the picture…

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Far Fetched Dreams for Women in Saudi Arabia Posted by on Dec 14, 2012

In this post, I would like to share a small excerpt from an article on the limited career opportunities for women in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This important article was published on the website of BBC Arabic. After presenting an excerpt from this article, I will pose some questions for you to answer. It…

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Fatma Posted by on Dec 11, 2012

I am writing this post now because I have just seen a short video called Fatma that I would like to share with you. It is a true story of a 10 year old girl from an Egyptian village who was denied the right to education, but manages to get round this and gets some education…

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Meet Julia Boutros Posted by on Dec 9, 2012

In this post, I would like to introduce you all to one of my favorite musicians in the Arab World.  I will add two YouTube videos: one of her most famous songs ‘Ghabet Shams el Haq’ (غابة شمس الحقّ)and given the holiday season, her latest single called ‘Jayi’ (جايي) which is featured on her upcoming…

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Find and correct agreement errors Posted by on Dec 8, 2012

In this post, I want you to find and correct agreement errors in the following phrases. You need to make sure that nouns and adjectives agree with each other. After you correct the phrases, scroll down to the bottom of the page to check the correct answers. 1-      الشعوب الأوروبيون 2-      الأرض الزراعي 3-     طالبان ممتازات 4-     …

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Listening comprehension in Arabic, answers Posted by on Dec 5, 2012

In this post, I presen the transcription of the video presented in my previous post and the answers of the questions. Transcription: حث الأمين العام للأمم المتحدة بان كي مون الحكومات على إسراع وتيرة المحادثات البطيئة صياغة آلية مشتركة للتعامل مع الإحتباس الحراري.ووصف كي مون التغيرات المناخية بأنها تحدٍ وجودي أمام كامل الجنس البشري، وذلك…

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Listening comprehension in Arabic Posted by on Dec 4, 2012

Watch the video and answer the questions that follow. You can use the vocabulary provided to assist you. حث = urged الأمين العام للأمم المتحدة = the UN Secretary General إسراع وتيرة = accelerate بطيئة = slow الرامية ل = aiming to صياغة =formulatin آلية = mechanism الإحتباس الحراري = global warming التغيرات المناخية =…

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