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Reading Comprehension Answers: World Teachers’ Day Posted by on Oct 30, 2013

Here are the answers to the reading comprehension exercise about the World Teachers’ Day. To view the exercise again, click here. تـــَـــتـــَـــحــَــــدَّثْ الــقــِـــطـــْـــعــَــــةُ عــَــنْ الــيــَـــوم الــعــَــالــمــىّ لـِــلــمــُــعــَـــلـــِّــمــيــن      1)  The passage talks about the World Teachers’ Day. تـــَـــأثـــِـــيــــرُ الــمــُـــعـــَــــلـــِّـــمــيــنَ عــَــلــى الأطـــْـــفــَــــالِ : الــمــُــعــَـــلـــّــمــُـــونَ هــُـــمْ أحــَــدِ الــعــَـــوَامـــِـــلِ الـتِـي تــُـــبــْـــقــِــي الأطــْـــفــَـــالَ فـِــي مــَـــدَارسـِــهــِــم وتــُــؤَثـــِّــــرُ فـِــي عــَــمــَـــلــِــيــَّـــةِ الــتــَّـــعــَـــلــُّـــمِ…

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Reading Comprehension Exercise: World Teachers’ Day Posted by on Oct 29, 2013

   اِقــرأ الـقــطـــعــــة  الـتــالــيـــة ثــم أجـــب عـــن الأســئــلـــــــة Read the and following passage and then answer the questions:       فــِــي جــَــمــيــع أنــْـــحـــَــــاءِ الـعــَــالــَــمْ ، يــُـــوَفـــِّـــرُ الـتــَّــعــْـــلــيـــمُ الــجــَـــيــّــدُ الأمــَـــلَ والـوَعــَـــدَ بــِــمــُـــســْــــتـــَــــوى مــَـــعـــِـــيـــشـــَـــةٍ أفـــْـــضـــَــــلَ . و مــَـــعَ ذلـِـكَ ، فــَــلــَـــيــْــسَ مــِــنَ الـمـُــمـْــكـِــنِ أنْ يــَـــكــُـــونَ هــُــنــَـــاكَ تــَــعــْــلــيــمٌ جــَــيــّـــدٌ بــِــدُون وُجــُـــودِ مــُــعــَـــلــِّــمــيــنَ مــُــخــْـــلــِــصــيــنَ ومــُــؤَهــَّــلــِــيــنَ .       والــمــُــعــَـــلـــّــمــُـــونَ هــُـــمْ أحــَــدِ…

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Habibi, the Arabic Adagio by Majida el Roumi Posted by on Oct 24, 2013

Marhaba! In a previous post I introduced you all to the Lebanese diva Majida el Roumi. Today, I am sharing another musical masterpiece by Majida called ‘Habibi’ (حبيبي) which literally means My Love. The song is based on a classical piece called Adagio in G Minor by the famous 18th century Venetian master Tomaso Albinoni…

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The Coldest October in 25 Years for the Arabs – Answers Posted by on Oct 16, 2013

Marhaba! I hope you found the video in the previous post interesting. I am confident you have all worked hard to answer the questions. In this post, I would like to present you with the answers. I want to stress again and again that such listening comprehension exercises are important because as you have seen…

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The Coldest October in 25 Years for the Arabs Posted by on Oct 15, 2013

Marhaba! First of all, allow me to wish you all Adha Mubarak (أضحى مبارك)! Today, I am sharing a video from Al Arabiya news station that discusses why October 2013 is proving to be the coldest month of the year for many Arabs in the Middle East. Rather than provide you with a reading comprehension…

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Learn 100 of the Most Common Words in Arabic Posted by on Oct 10, 2013

In this post, I share the 100 most commonly used words in Arabic. For those looking to learn a language quickly, Tim Ferris (of the 4 Hour Work Week) recommends you learn vocabulary based on frequency. For example, the 100 most frequently used words in English writing make up about 25% of all English writing…

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