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Archive for February, 2016

Banksy in Gaza, Listening Posted by on Feb 15, 2016

In this post, I present a listening comprehension exercise on Banksy in Gaza. Listen to the story, and answer the questions that follow. You can use the vocab presented at the end of the post to assist your comprehension. A. Write the first sentence of the report from the beginning to 17: B. Answer the…

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Ziad Rahbani’s Famed Play On The Silver Screen! (2) Posted by on Feb 14, 2016

Marhaba! Hope you all enjoyed reading about Ziad Rahbani’s famed play! It’s wonderful and one of my favorites. As mentioned earlier on, this play touches on many of the important themes and issues that still plague our everyday life. Today I am providing the answers to the reading comprehension exercise and I am also sharing…

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“I Am All Yours”; Sherine Posted by on Feb 13, 2016

    Ahlan, Arabic fans! Tomorrow is the 14th. Of February so Happy Valentine’s Day! On this occasion, I am presenting a beautiful love song by the Egyptian singer Sherine Abdel-Wahhab شــيــريــن عــبــد الــوهــاب. The song is entitled “أنــا كــُــلــِّــي مــِــلــكــَــك /Ana Kolli Melkak/” which translates literally as “I Am All Yours”. Nearly all Sherine’s…

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The Other Fayrouz (1943 – 2016) Posted by on Feb 11, 2016

   Ahlan أهــْــلاً, Arabic lovers! In today’s post, I am going to give you a small synopsis about someone who left our world some days ago. “Miracle of the Egyptian Cinema مــعــجــزة الــســيــنــمــا الــمــصــريــة” was her nickname. Perouz Artin Kalfayan بــيــروز أرتــن كــالــفــايــان is her name as she was born to an Armenian family from…

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Ziad Rahbani’s Famed Play On The Silver Screen! Posted by on Feb 9, 2016

Marhaba! I know almost all of you love and adore Fairouz! I have shared a couple of songs over the last few years, especially one of my favorites: ‘The People Asked Me.’ If you recall, this song was written by Fairouz’s talented son and musical genius, the one and only Ziad Rahbani. Ziad is an…

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Learn All 17 Mideast Countries in Arabic Posted by on Feb 6, 2016

Marhaba! Building on a previous post that discussed all 50 U.S. states in Arabic, today I want to teach you how to pronounce the name of every Mideast country in Arabic. Traditionally speaking, the Middle East comprises Iran, the Levant, Egypt, Asia Minor, Mesopotamia, and the Arabian Peninsula. However, the table below uses the modern-day…

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Have you Seen Mashrou’ Leila’s Latest Hit Single? Posted by on Feb 2, 2016

Marhaba! Music is an essential part of my life. On my commute to work, at the gym, at social gatherings, parties etc. music is all-present. In the past I have introduced to several of my favorite artists, including the up-and-coming band from Lebanon Mashrou’ Leila. They have recently released a new album titled ‘Ibn El…

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