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Archive for February, 2015

Garlic Sauce Posted by on Feb 28, 2015

In a previous post, I presented the recipe for chicken shawarma. In this post, I present the recipe for garlic sauce, which can be eaten with it or as a side dish with lots other dishes.   Ingredienets of garlic sauce: 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons mayonnaise ½ cup yogurt…

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Listening comprehension, fire, answers Posted by on Feb 27, 2015

In this post, I present the the transcription of the report and the answers of the questions of the listening comprehension exercise presented earlier. Transcription: أحييكم من جديد! نجحت عربات الإطفاء في إمارة دبي ليل أمس في إخماد حريق هائل شب في واحد من أكبر الأبراج السكنية في الإمارة. الحريق الذي ساهمت في تأجيجه الرياح…

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Listening comprehension – fire in Dubai Posted by on Feb 26, 2015

In this post, I present a listening comprehension exercise on breaking news this week from Dubai! Listen to the report and answer the questions that follow. There are some questions to answer in English and others in Arabic. You only need the first 55 seconds of the report.      Answer the following questions in English…

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Exclamation in Arabic Posted by on Feb 25, 2015

In this post, I explain how to express exclamation in Arabic (أسلوب التعجب). In Arabic, we start exclamatory sentences with (ما), then it is followed by the (أفعل) form of the adjective, and then object you complain about, e.g. البيت كبير. (The house is big.) ما أكبر البيت! (How big the house is!)   البنت…

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Chicken shawarma Recipe Posted by on Feb 23, 2015

Chicken shawarma   Ingredients: 3 cups thin sliced chicken spicy chicken mix and garlic 2 tablespoons vinegar 1/3 cup lemon juice Salt and black pepper small or large Arabic bread Preparation: Mix all the ingredients together and then leave in the fridge for an hour. Place the chicken in the tray and covere with tin…

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The First Arab Cinema Center Outside the Arab World 2 Posted by on Feb 22, 2015

Marhaba! I hope you all enjoyed learning about the first Arab Cinema Center in Berlin! Well, it would have been ideal to have this in the Arab world; however, this is still a very good development. Don’t forget to watch the Academy Awards show tonight. It’s a great opportunity to honor and value the best…

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The First Arab Cinema Center Outside the Arab World Posted by on Feb 21, 2015

Marhaba! Most of us love going to the cinema every now and then to watch a movie with friends or family. It’s great way to spend time with friends, even though one does not get the chance to chat inside a movie theater. In any case, we all love great blockbusters, which could involve one…

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