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Yemen Listening Comprehension Answer Posted by on Jan 31, 2016 in Arabic Language, Vocabulary

In this post, I present the answer of the listening comprehension exercise on the humanitarian situation in Yemen. The questions and answers are based on the first two minutes of the report. Additional vocabulary is presented at the end of the post to assist you!

A) Write the beginning of the report in Arabic, i.e. the first 14 seconds.

صنعاء مدينة محاصرة. ستة أشهر من القصف المتواصل كل يوم. الحملة تقودها السعودية بدعم من دول الغرب.

B) Answer the following questions in English:

How many people were killed in the rocket attack on a building in Sanaa?

Three people were killed in the rocket attack on a building in Sanaa, including a mother and her young daughter.

What does Saudi Arabia deny?

Saudi Arabia denies that an attack for the alliance targeted Old Sanaa and destroyed a building registered on the UNESCO’s world heritage list.

What types of planes are used by Saudi Arabia in Yemen?

The Saudi Arabia uses American M15 and British Typhoon fighter jets in Yemen.

c) Answer the following questions in Arabic:

ماذا علمت بي بي سي؟ وكيف تصف الهجمات؟

علمت بي بي سي بقصف متعمد استهدف مدنيين. هجمات قد ترقى إلى مستوى جرائم الحرب.

ما عدد اليمنيين الذين تركوا منازلهم ويعيشون في مخيمات؟

مليون ونصف مليون يمني تركوا منازلهم ويعيشون في مخيمات.

ما نسبة سكان اليمن الذين لا يملكون طعاماً كافياً؟

نصف سكان اليمن اليوم لا يملكون طعاماً كافياً.

Useful Vocabulary

يكتظ = crowded/packed

صاروخ = rocket/missile

آهلة = populated

خاوية = empty

تنفي = deny

قصف = bombing

مسجل = registered

التراث = heritage

أسلحة = weapons/arms

طائرات = aeroplanes

قتالية = fighter

قنابل = bombs

حدود = borders

استهدف = targeted

هجمات = attacks

جرائم حرب = war crimes

تحالف = alliance

تدريب = training

ادعاء = claim

الاقتتال = fighting

دفع = push

مخيمات = camps

كافياً = sufficient/enough

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