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Listening -Rotating Tower – answer Posted by on Oct 19, 2015

In this post, I present the answer of the listening comprehension exercise presented earlier. Please find the transcription and the questions and answers below. You can also fine the vocab list at the end. Transcription: تخيل أنك تعيش في منزل في ناطحة سحاب كهذه تغير شكلها باستمرار، كل طابق يدور على نفسه فتتغير المناظر في…

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Listening Comprehension – Rotating Tower Posted by on Oct 18, 2015

In this post, I present a listening comprehension exercise. Listen to the news report, and then answer the questions. You can use the vocabulary list at the end to assist your comprehension. Answer the following questions in English: 1- How do the views change in the skyscraper? 2- How can one control the rotation? 3-…

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Arabic for Life: Part 2 Posted by on Feb 5, 2015

    Ahlan, Arabic lovers! In my previous blog, I gave you a brief idea about the Arabic for Life العربية لغة حياة report that was issued by the Committee for the Modernization of the Arabic Language Teaching. I also presented the member of the committee that was formed under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammad…

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Arabic for Life: Part 1 Posted by on Feb 4, 2015

     Ahlan, Arabic lovers! Today I am going to tell you about the Report of the Committee for the Modernization of the Arabic Language Teaching. The Title that the committee chose to name their report is “Arabic for Life الــعــربــيــة لــغــة حــيــاة“. It symbolizes the importance of teaching and learning Arabic both to native Arabic speakers…

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أيـــــــــادي (Ayaadi): A New “Helping Hand” for Arabic Posted by on Jun 29, 2012

In Arabic, the word “أيـــــــــادي” means “hands.” Hence the idea behind the new initiative of Ayaadi: Offering a “helping hand” to all Arabic speakers and learners by launching an e-library portal featuring applications for smartphones and tablet devices! According to Trade Arabia, the corporate social responsibility initiative known as Ayaadi, part of UAE’s communications leader…

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Promoting Arabic and هِجـــــــــري (Hijri) Calendar Posted by on Jun 10, 2012

Let us first start with the signification of the Arabic term هِجـــــــــري (Hijri.) As explained by Aziza in her post “The New Hijri Year“, “The word Hijri is derived from the word Hijra (emigration of Prophet Mohammed from Mecca to Medina.)” Therefore “هِجـــــــــري” is an adjective, and its corresponding noun is “هِجـــــــــرة.” A few days…

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Who Runs the Two Most Successful Arabic-Language Channels? Posted by on May 22, 2012

There are quite literally hundreds of Arabic-language TV channels out there, broadcasting from within the Arab world and beyond. But only two names usually sound familiar to most ears: Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya. There’s no doubt that Al Jazeera is the most famous and still most successful Arabic-language channel out there. Its name “الجزيـــــــرة” means “island”…

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