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Archive for January, 2017

Listening Comprehension – Dubai Posted by on Jan 20, 2017

Watch the video on Dubai attractions and answer the questions that follow. You can use the additional vocabulary section to understand difficult words. Answer the following questions in English: How does the video describe the changes that occurred in Dubai? What are the main areas of investment in Dubai? Mention some of Dubai attractions mentioned…

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Practise Parts of Speech Posted by on Jan 13, 2017

In this post, we revise the Arabic parts of speech. A noun (الاسم) is a part of speech that denotes a person, animal, place, thing, or idea. Adjectives (الصفة) are words that describe or modify nouns The verb (الفعل) signals an action, an occurrence, or a state of being. Whether mental, physical, or mechanical, verbs always…

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Meet Um Kulthum’s Granddaughter Posted by on Jan 10, 2017

Marhaba! I do not need to introduce you dear Arabic lovers to the one and only Um Kulthum. She is a legend and her songs have filled the houses of millions and millions of people in the Arab world and beyond. Lots of media channels have discovered that Um Kulthum’s beautiful voice has lived on…

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A Song for Aleppo Posted by on Jan 9, 2017

Aleppo (حلب) has been the scene of a great deal of violence and battling in the last few years and particularly in the last few weeks. This is a song by  Faya Younan (فايا يونان ) who is originally from Aleppo, singing for her beautiful city. لي في حلب وردُ الأقاحِ خدٌ من الياقوت والتفاحِ…

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