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Listening Answer, Saudi women driving Posted by on Jun 29, 2018 in Arabic Language, Culture, Vocabulary

This post presents the answer of the listening comprehension exercise presented earlier on Saudi women who have been allowed to drive for the first time.

English questions and answers:

1- What does ‘Hissa’ say about the first time she drives?

Hissa says that it is a historic day and she is very excited to drive by herself without having to wait for a driver.

2- When did Saudi women start driving?

Saudi women started driving at midnight on Sunday.

3- What do Saudi women still need permission for?

Saudi women still need men’s permission to travel, study and work.

Arabic questions and answers:

ماذا حدث بعد الإعلان عن رفع الحظر؟

بعد الإعلان عن رفع الحظر امتلأت صفوف مدارس تعليم القيادة للفتيات وحضور عروض السيارات

هل تفضل كل النساء السعوديات قيادة السيارة؟

لا، بعض النساء يفضلن السائق والبعض الآخر يفضلن قيادة السيارة

ما الوضع بالنسبة لبعض نشطاء حقوق المرأة في السعودية؟

بعض نشطاء حقوق المرأة في السعودية ما زالوا وراء القضبان


Additional vocabulary:

المقود = driving wheel

متشوقة = excited

اضطر إلى = forced to

السائق = driver

منتصف الليل = midnight

قيادة السيارة = driving cars

ثورة = revolution

محافظ = conservative

إذن = permission

الإعلان عن = announcement

رفع الحظر = lifting the ban

مدارس تعليم القيادة = driving schools

على العكس = on the contrary

رخصة = permit/license

نشطاء = activists

حقوق المرأة = women’s rights

وراء القضبان = behind the bars

عارض = opposed

على وجد التحديد = specifically


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