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The female mechanic, answers Posted by on Sep 30, 2016 in Arabic Language, Culture, Vocabulary

In this post, I present the answers of the listening exercise on the news story from bbcarabic on a young lady who works as a mechanic in Upper Egypt, an area which is known for being very traditional and conservative. The questions are based on the first 1:10 minutes of the video.

The vocabulary list below can help you in understanding the report.

A: Transcription of the first sentence of the video.

مهنة شاقة لا يمتهنها إلا الرجال في مجتمع ما زال متمسكاً بالعادات والتقاليد.

B: Arabic questions and answers

في أية محافظة تعمل الفتاة؟

تعمل الفتاة في محافظة الأقصر بصعيد مصر.

منذ كم سنة تعمل الفتاة في ورشة والدها؟

تعمل الفتاة في ورشة والدها منذ ثلاث عشرة سنة.

ماذا تتحدى الفتاة في عملها؟

تتحدى الفتاة في عملها كل العادات والتقاليد التي تحرم الفتاة من العمل وتحقيق ذاتها.

C: English questions and answers

What drove the young lady to improve her mechanical skills?

Her love for mechanics drove her to improve her mechanical skills

Where did she get her mechanical training?

She got many training certificates from major car maintenance companies.

What is her dream for the future?

She dreams of opening a big workshop in which she trains girls to become mechanics.

Useful vocabulary

مهنة = Profession

مجتمع = Society

متمسك  = Adheres

العادات = Customs

التقاليد = Traditions

محافظة = Governorate

صعيد مصر = Upper Egypt

ورشة = workshop

متحدية = Defiant

تحرم = Deprives

تلتفت = Pay attention

شهادة = Degree

تجارية  = Commercial

تطوير  = Development

مهارات = Skills

إصلاح = Repair

تدريب = Training

صيانة  = maintenance

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