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الفضاء الخارجي Outer Space in Arabic Part Two Posted by on May 3, 2022

Welcome back to part two about الفضاء space in Arabic. In this post, we’ll listen to a clip from Sky News Arabia سكاي نيوزعربية about space exploration إستكشاف الفضاء. Below I have transcribed the first minute and a half to help you follow along while you listen. We’ll begin by searching for vocabulary related to…

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Wadi Rum وادي رم Posted by on Mar 16, 2022

هل سمعت بوادي رم؟✨ Have you heard of Wadi Rum وادي رم? It’s definitely one of those places you should add to your list especially if you’re visiting Jordan. In this post, we’ll learn about وادي رم and watch a clip about a Bedouin whose family has lived there for hundreds of years. We’ll then…

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The Old Damascene House البيت الدمشقي القديم Part Two Posted by on Oct 6, 2021

In this part two post, we’ll continue listening to a clip about the old Damascus style houses and answer some questions. I have provided the Arabic transcription to help you follow along as you listen to the speakers and an English translation below. Again, you’ll hear the reporter speaking in Modern Standard Arabic when describing…

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The Old Damascene House البيت الدمشقي القديم Posted by on Sep 29, 2021

In this post, I thought we’d look into the old Damascene house البيت الدمشقي القديم which is famous for its unique architecture الهندسة المعمارية المميزة and style. Today, many have been converted into hotels and restaurants due to their beautiful surrounding atmosphere overlooking mountains الجبال and farms المزارع, but there are still old Damascus houses…

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أنواع المَكْتبات في الأردن Types of Libraries in Jordan Posted by on Sep 8, 2021

In this post, we’ll take a look at what libraries are like in Jordan. But first, let’s look at familiar words that are similar to the word مَكْتَبة library and what they mean since they are all derived from the same root word كَتَبَ. 📚 كَتـَبَ : to write   كِتـَابٌ : book  كُتُبْ : books…

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‎El-Funoun Dance Troupe فرقة الفنون الشعبية الفلسطينية Part 2 Posted by on Sep 1, 2021

Welcome back to part two of this post about the Palestinian folklore group called فِرْقة الفنون الشَّعبية الفِلَسطينية El-Funoun Dance Troupe. We’ll continue listening to the rest of the short interviews in the clip while following along with the transcription, then answer a few questions.  🎇 فرقة الفنون الشعبية الفلسطينية🎇 .عضو من الفرقة: بجوز كانت…

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صَح أم خَطأ True or False Advanced Listening Part One Posted by on Jun 16, 2021

In this post, we’ll be listening to the first segment of a clip about a bird observatory in Aqaba, Jordan. I have provided the transcription to help you follow along as you listen. We’ll then answer the صَح أم خَطأ questions that follow.  Note: In this clip about مرصد طيور العقبة the Aqaba Bird Observatory…

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