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Somalia Market Listening_1 Posted by on Mar 27, 2017 in Culture, Vocabulary

In this post, I present the answers of the listening exercise on the news story on Somalia Market in Dubai.

Transcription of the story:

محال الذهب والقماش، مقاه وفنادق وشركات استيراد وتصدير تصطف جنبًا الى جنب في هذا السوق المكتظ المعروف بسوق الصومال.
جميع الباعة وأصحاب المحال هنا من الجنسية الصومالية. هذا المشهد ليس في إحدى ضواحي مقديشو بل في وسط ديرة دبي في الامارات العربية المتحدة وهو خير شاهد على مقدار التبادل التجاري بين البلدين. معظم هؤلاء فروا من الحرب والاوضاع الامنية المتدهورة بحثًا عن لقمة العيش

Questions and Answers:

What sort of business you can find in Somalia Market?

There are gold shops, cloth shops, cafes, hotels and import and exports companies.

How is the market described?

The market described as crowded.

Where is the market located?

The market is located in the heart of Dirat Dubai in the UAE.

What does the marked indicate?

The market indicates the size of trade exchange between Somalia and UAE.

Why did most sellers come to Dubai?

The sellers come to Dubai to escape the war and the deteriorating situation in Somalia, and also in search of a living.

Useful vocabulary:

محال  = shops

الذهب  = gold

القماش = cloth

مقاه  = cafes

فنادق = hotels

استيراد  = import

تصدير  = export

مكتظ  = crowded

باعة  = sellers

جنسية  = nationality

ضواحي  =  suburbs

التبادل التجاري  = trade exchange

فر = fled

الحرب  = war

بحثًا عن  = looking for

لقمة العيش = living

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