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Mustafa Amin (1914 – 1997) Part 2 Posted by on May 21, 2014

     In part 1, we talked about the early life of the famous Egyptian journalist; Mustafa Amin. We have already known that he managed to fulfill his life-long dream of possessing his own newspaper which is Akhbar Al-Youm أخــْـــبــَـــار الــيــُـــوم . That dream came true in 1944.      After Amin’s foundation of Akhbar…

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The Egyptian Cinderella Posted by on May 21, 2014

Soad Hosny (سعاد حسني) was an Egyptian actress and singer born in Cairo on the 26th of January 1943.  She was known as the “Cinderella of Egyptian cinema” and one of the most influential actresses in the Middle East. She ascended to stardom in the end of the 1950s, performing in more than 83 films…

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Mustafa Amin (1914 – 1997) Part 1 Posted by on May 20, 2014

     Today, I am going to tell you about a very famous and influencing figure in the Egyptian social and media life. Mustafa Amin مــُـــصــْــطــَــفــى أمــِـــيــن was an Egyptian writer and journalist. He loved journalism more than anything else. He and his twin brother Ali Amin عــلـى أمــِـــيــنare the founders of Akhbar Al-Youm أخــْـــبــَـــار…

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Listening Comprehension, current news – answers Posted by on May 19, 2014

In this post, I present the answer of the listening comprehension exercise presented in my previous post, and the transcription of the news story.   Questions and Answers: How many soldiers did the Algerian Ministry of Defence deploy? Forty thousand soldiers were deployed.   Why was this action taken? In response to information that an…

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Listening Comprehension, current news Posted by on May 18, 2014

Listen to the news story in the video, and answer the following questions. You can use the vocabulary items presented below to assist your comprehension.   Questions: How many soldiers did the Algerian Ministry of Defence deploy? Why was this action taken? Where were the forces deployed? What did the security source say about this…

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Reading Comprehension Answers: Pharaonic Wedding Posted by on May 15, 2014

Ahlan, Arabic lovers! Here are the answers for the reading comprehension exercise about the pharaonic wedding. To view the exercise again, click here.  الإجــَـــابـــَــــات Answers اِســْـــم الــشــَـــرِكــَـــة الــمــُــنــَـــظـــِّـــمــَـــة لـِـلــْــحــَـــفـــْـــلِ هــُــو “الأمــِـــيــرة ســِــيــنــَــا جــُـــروب”      1) The company that organized the wedding is “Al-Amirah Sina Group”. تــَـــمَّ الــْــحــَـــفـــْـــل  فــى مـديــنــة شــَــرم الــشــيـخ فــجــر الــثــُّــلاثــَــاء الــمــَــاضــى . …

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Reading Comprehension Exercise: Pharaonic Wedding Posted by on May 14, 2014

اِقــرأ الـقــطـــعــــة  الـتــالــيـــة ثــم أجـــب عـــن الأســئــلـــــــة Read the and following passage and then answer the questions:    نــَــظــَّـــمــَـــتْ شــَـــرِكــَـــة “الأمــِـــيــرَة ســِــيـنــا جــُــروب” بــَــشــَـــرْم الــشــِّـــيــخ حــَــفـــْــل زِفــَــاف لــِــســَـــائــِــحــَــةٍ أجــْـــنــَــبــِــيــَّــةٍ عــَــلـى الــطــَّــرِيــقــَــةِ الــفــِــرْعــُـــونــِــيــَّــةِ ، فــَــجــْــرَ أمــْــسَ الــثــُّـــلاثـــَــاءِ . نــَــظــَّــمــَــتْ الــشــَّـــرِكــَــةُ الــحــَــفــْـــلَ فـي إِطــَــار جــَــذْبِ وتــَـــنــْــشــِــيــطِ الــســِــيــَـــاحــَـــةِ مــِــنْ خــِــلالِ الإطــْــلالــَــةِ عــَـلـى الــحــَــضــَــارَةِ الــفــِــرْعــُـــونــِـــيــَّـــةِ .      وقــَــالَ…

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