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Arab Reading Challenge Posted by on Oct 26, 2016 in Culture, Vocabulary

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.

Image from official website of the campaign

Image from official website of the campaign

The Arab Reading Challenge (ARC) aims for a million students in the Arab world to read 50 million books. The challenge aims to encourage sustainable and regular reading among students, which will be achieved through an integrated system for supervising students throughout the academic year

Listen to the report below about the Arab Reading Challenge, and answer the questions that follow. You can use the vocabulary at the end to assist your comprehension.

Transcribe the first sentence:

Answer the following questions in English:

How does the report describe the child?

How much is the award?

How did the judgement panel feel about the child?

Answer the following questions in Arabic:

كيف يرى الطفل محمد فرح القراءة؟

كم كتاباً قرأ ليشارك في المسابقة وفي أي مجالات؟

ما الذي تهدف إليه مسابقة تحدي القراءة العربي؟

 Useful Vocabulary:

متوقع = expected

فاز = won

جائزة = award

تحدي  = challenge

القراءة = reading

الإمارات العربية المتحدة = The United Arab Emirates

الظاهرة = phenomenon

تفوق على = exceeded

المشاركين = participants

الفئات العمرية  = age groups

المؤسسات التربوية = educational institutions

المرشحة = nominated

حصد = won

تقييم = assessment

لجنة التحكيم = judgement panel

انبهرت = impressed

ذكاء = intelligence

 معارف = knowledge

ثقافة = culture

ضرورية = necessary

عنوان = title

مؤلف = author

مجالات = fields

السير = autobiographies

الأخلاق = ethics

نهائيات = finals

تهدف = aim

تنمية  = development

جيل = generation

 

 Come back again soon to check the answers!

 

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