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Archive for April, 2014

Happy Easter: Resurrection, Egg Hunting, and the Easter Bunny! (2) Posted by on Apr 21, 2014

Marhaba! As you have realized from different stores and locations around the world, many activities and customs associated with the Easter holiday are for Christians and non-Christians alike. Everyone enjoys coloring eggs and going on an egg hunt in the beautiful Spring season. I am confident you all learned new words in Arabic from the…

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Happy Easter: Resurrection, Egg Hunting, and the Easter Bunny! Posted by on Apr 20, 2014

Marhaba! As you know millions of Christians around the world are celebrating Easter today on Sunday April 20th. It is a Christian holiday and festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his crucifixion. Easter is preceded by Lent, which is a 40 day period of penance, fasting, and prayer. Easter…

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Nizar Qabbani: One Road Posted by on Apr 17, 2014

      Ahlan أهـــلاً , Arabic lovers! Today, I introduce one of Nizar Qabbani‘s poems. It is not a love poem. It is a patriotic one. The poem is for Palestine and the struggle of its people against the occupation. There is no Arab poet who didn’t write about that problem. I did the…

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Listening comprehension exercise – Earthquake – answers Posted by on Apr 14, 2014

In this post, I present the answers of the listening comprehension exercise presented yesterday, as well as the transcription of the news story. Transcription: ضرب زلزال  بقوة 7.6 منطقة  قرب جزر سليمان في جنوب المحيط الهادئ وفقا لما قالت هيئة المسح الجيولوجي الأميركية في الساعات الأولى من اليوم الأحد. وألغى المركز تحذيرا من موجات تسونامي…

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Listening comprehension exercise – Earthquake Posted by on Apr 13, 2014

In this post, I present a listening comprehension exercise. Listen to the news story and answer the questions below. You can make use of the useful vocabulary provided to assist your comprehension. Questions: What is the strength of the earthquake? When and where did the earthquake hit? Where were Tsunami waves expected? What was the…

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Listening Comprehension Answers: The Love of the Arabic Language Posted by on Apr 12, 2014

     Ahlan أهـــلاً , Arabic lovers! I wonder what you have done in the last listening comprehension exercise. We have listened to Dr Hanada Taha talking about the love of the Arabic language and today, In Sha’a Allah إن شاء الله , I will present the answers.  الإجــَـــابــَـــات Answers مــفــتـــاح الــفـِــكــْــر هــُـــو الــلــُّـــغـــَـــة  …

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India: The World’s Biggest Democracy Goes to the Polls! (2) Posted by on Apr 11, 2014

Marhaba! I am confident you enjoyed learning more about the ongoing elections in India and the one of the many amazing aspects of democratic elections from the previous post. There are 814 million eligible voters!! According to several accounts, including CNN and BBC, the number of eligible voters is greater than the entire population of…

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