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Preparations for a 2nd lockdown in England (2) Posted by on Nov 13, 2020 in Arabic Language, Vocabulary

Welcome to new blog post  مرحبًا بكم في مدونة جديدة 🙂 This is the second part of a blog post where we’re still looking at an article that addresses the way people in England prepared for the recent lockdown there. In the previous post, we started learning about the language used in the article and listed some questions for you to try to answer. In this post, you will find the correct answers of the two exercises from the last post provided below.

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Comprehension Questions  – Correct answers🌟

🌟أسئلة لاختبار الفهم: الإجابات الصحيحة



سيستمر الإغلاق أربعة أسابيع.

The lockdown will last four weeks


كانت ليلة الإغلاق توافق يوم الإربعاء.

Lockdown eve was Wednesday


بعد أن سمعت بخبر الإغلاق، قامت جوان بـ:

١. ذهبت إلى العمل وأخذت يوم الإربعاء إجازة.

٢. أرسلت رسالة نصية إلى صديقتها ليذهبا معًا للتسوق.

:When Joanne heard about the lockdown, she

She went to work and took Wednesday off .

She texted her friend so they go shopping together .


أنفقت سو ليلة الإغلاق ١٣٠ جنيهًا إسترلينيًا.

Sue spent 130 pounds


يعمل فيل في وظيفة حكومية/ لدى الحكومة.

Phil works in the public sector


ذهبت هيلين – والدة جيني – معها للتسوّق.

Helen – Jenny’s mother – went shopping with her


روز تعمل كجليسة أطفال.

Rose is a babysitter


ستحتفل روز بعيد ميلاد ابنها الثامن العشر. وسيكون الاحتفال يوم الجمعة.

Rose is celebrating her son’s 18th birthday. It’s going to be on Friday


كريس هو من يعمل كهربائيًا.

Chris is the one who works as an electrician


لدى سارة طفلان.

Sarah has two kids

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🌟🌟Vocabulary Quiz (Correct answers)

اختبار المصطلحات: الإجابات الصحيحة🌟🌟


Below is a list of the items (appear in the article) that people bought when they went shopping on the lockdown eve. These items are listed in both Arabic and English.


*Match the Arabic word for each item with its English equivalent. 



Gifts – هدايا

Christmas decorations – زينة عيد الميلاد

Rubber duck – بطة مطاطية

Fish – سمكة

Some candles – بعض الشموع

Perfumes – العطور

Hygiene items/toiletries – مستلزمات النظافة

Head cover – غطاء الرأس

Chocolate – شوكولاتة

Winter clothes – ملابس شتوية

Jackets – سترات

Trousers – السراويل

water-resistant trousers – السراويل المقاومة للماء

Pyjama sets – أطقم بيجامات

Balloons – بالونات

Phone charger cable – كابل شحن للهاتف

socks – الجوارب

Slippers – النّعال

Wrapping paper – ورق التغليف

Toys – ألعاب

Santa Claus toy – دمية بابا نويل

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I hope you found this piece useful 🌟

🌟نلتقي قريبًا في مدوّنة أخرى

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About the Author: Hanan Ben Nafa

Hi, this is Hanan :) I'm an Arabic linguist. I completed my PhD in Linguistics - 2018. My PhD thesis was entitled Code-switching as an evaluative strategy: identity construction among Arabic-English bilinguals. I'm also a qualified public service translator & interpreter.


  1. Muhammad Feroze Khan:

    Excellent Post full of vocabulary and their usage. Thanks for sharing. Can you please send me the Preparations for a 2nd lockdown in England (1) for my learning. I will be grateful. Regards!