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A Song of Welcome and Love Posted by on Oct 31, 2016

When Prophet Mohammed (محمد) Peace be upon him (صلى الله عليه وسلم) took his flight (الهجرة) from Mecca (مكة المكرمة) to Medina (المدينة المنورة), he was received by a very nice song from the people of Medina.   It goes like this: طلع البدر علينا ṭala‘a ‘l-badru ‘alaynā The full moon rose over us من ثنيات…

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Listening Comprehension Answers; The Miracle Child Posted by on Oct 30, 2016

   Ahlan, Arabic lovers! How did you find the last listening exercise about the miracle child? Do you think the little girl ‘Bella’ really deserves that title as the “Marvel” child? OK, in this post, you will have the chance to check your answers. You can listen again to check answers and you can also…

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10 Most Interesting Facts about the U.S. Elections in Arabic (2) Posted by on Oct 29, 2016

Marhaba! Building on part one of the ‘10 Most interesting facts about the U.S. Elections in Arabic,’ today I focus on 10 additional facts about these upcoming elections. Given that almost every media outlet in different corners of the world are focusing on the Presidential Elections in the United States, I want you dear Arabic…

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Arab Reading Challenge, Answers Posted by on Oct 28, 2016

In this post, I present the answers of the listening comprehension exercise presented earlier on the Arab Reading Challenge. Transcription of  the first sentence: كما كان متوقعاً فاز اليوم التلميذ الجزائري محمد عبد الله فرح بالجائزة الكبرى في تحدي القراءة العربي بدبي في الإمارات العربية المتحدة English Questions and Answers: How does the report describe…

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Listening Exercise: The Marvel Child Posted by on Oct 27, 2016

   Ahlan, Arabic lovers! Do you find it difficult to learn a foreign language? This news report will change your mind for sure. Listen to the news report and answer the comprehension questions. اِســتــمــع إلــى الــتــقــريــر ، ثــُــمَّ أجـِــبْ عـَــن الأســئــلــة الــتــَّــالــِــيــَـــة: Listen to the report and then answer the following questions:  الأســـْـــئــِـــلــة Questions كم…

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Alexandrian Kebdah Posted by on Oct 27, 2016

Ahlan, Arabic lovers! Have you ever been to Egypt? What food have you tried there? Which dish did you like most? Have you tried any sandwiches there? Which one did you like? Have you heard of the “Alexandrian Kebdah” (liver) كبدة اسكندراني? If you haven’t tried it, you really should! How? You are not travelling…

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Arab Reading Challenge Posted by on Oct 26, 2016

The Arab Reading Challenge is an initiative to encourage students in the UAE and Arab world to read was launched by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The Arab Reading Challenge (ARC) aims for a million students in the Arab world to…

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