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Saudi women can finally drive, where are they going? (1) Posted by on Jul 4, 2018 in Arabic Language, Culture, Current Affairs, Film, Language, Vocabulary

More than a week ago, and on the 24th. June, women in Saudi Arabic have finally been allowed to drive سُمح للنساء في السعودية أخيرا بالقيادة. This event has attracted a wide media coverage تغطية إعلامية واسعة  and this included many personal statements by Saudi women. In this blog post, we’re going to study a short report (clip) made by BBC Arabic where four different Saudi women were interviewed and asked about the first place they would drive to now that women driving ban has been lift  رُفع الحظر عن قيادة المرأة للسيارة

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In the first part of this post, you can check the extent of your understanding of what is being said in the report (clip): http://www.bbc.com/arabic/media-44589213 as well as the few lines that can be found below the clip by answering a number of questions (in both Arabic and English).



ماهي نوع الرخص التي تمتلكها هذه السيدات؟



ماهي وظيفة نادية؟


ما هو أول مكان ستذهب له نادية بسيارتها؟


سيارة من ستقود نادية؟


متى اشترت نادية هذه السيارة؟



من ستأخذ سارة معها في أول مشوار لها؟


ماهي الوجبة التي سيذهبون لتناولها؟


ما هي المدينة التي تعيش فيها سارة وعائلتها؟


ماهو المكان الآخر الذي تنوي سارة أن تذهب إليه بالسيارة؟


هل تمتلك سيارة خاصة بها؟



ماذا تعمل هلا؟


كيف عبّرت هلا عن فرحتها بخبر السماح للمرأة بقيادة السيارة؟


ما هو المشوار الأول الذي تنوي هلا الذهاب إليه؟


لماذا قرّرت هلا أن تذهب إلى هذا المشوار بالذات؟



إلى أين تذهب عهود كل صباح؟


وماذا ستشتري عهود بعد ذلك؟


فيم تحتاج عهود هذه الأشياء؟


ما هو الشيء الذي جعل عهود سعيدة للغاية؟


  1. What type of driving licences do these women have?


  1. What does Nadia do for a living?
  2. What is the place that Nadia said she would first drive to?
  3. Whose car Nadia is going to drive?
  4. For how long has Nadia had this car?


  1. Who is Sarah taking with her on her first ride?
  2. Which meal are they going to have?
  3. Which city do Sarah and her family live in?
  4. What is the other place Sarah is intending to drive to?
  5. Does Sarah have her own car?


  1. What does Hala do for a living?
  2. How did Hala express her happiness when she heard the news that women are allowed to drive?
  3. What is the place that Hala said she would first drive to?
  4. Why did Hala decide to go on this ride specifically?


  1. Where does Ohoud go to every morning?
  2. What will Ohoud buy after that?
  3. What does Ohoud need these for?
  4. What is the most that Ohoud is particularly happy about?

Check next week’s post for answers to the questions listed above!

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