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Listening comprehension – Raids in Syria Posted by on Dec 26, 2014 in Arabic Language, Vocabulary

Listen to the news report below and answer the questions that follow. You can use the vocabulary list at the bottom to assist your comprehension.

Answer the Questions:

  1. How many raids were launched by the Assad warplanes in 60 hours?

  2. How many raids targeted Damascus and areas around it?

  3. How many explosive barrels were dropped?

  4. How many civilians were killed?

  5. How many people were injured?

Useful Vocabulary:

نفذت  = Carried out

 الطائرات الحربية = Warplanes

 نظام  = regime

 ما لا يقل عن  = no less than

غارة  = raid

المرصد السوري لحقوق الإنسان  = Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

 استهدفت = Targeted

قصفت  = Bombed

برميل = Barrel

 متفجر= Explosive

أسفرت عن  = Resulted in

مقتل  = death

مدني = Civilian

إصابة  = injury

خطرة = serious

Come back again soon to check the answers and the transcription of the news story.

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