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

Based on the first two minutes of the news report, answer the following questions. The report deals with the humanitarian situation in Yemen. You can use the vocabulary list at the end of the post to assist you!

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

B) Answer the following questions in English:

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

  2. What does Saudi Arabia deny?

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

c) Answer the following questions in Arabic:

ماذا علمت البي بي سي؟ وكيف تصف الهجمات؟

ما عدد اليمنيين الذين تركوا منازلهم ويعيشون في مخيمات؟

ما نسبة سكان اليمن الذين 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 = target

هجمات = attacks

جرائم حرب = war crimes

تحالف = alliance

تدريب = training

ادعاء = claim

الاقتتال = fighting

دفع = push

مخيمات = camps

كافياً = sufficient/enough

 Come back again soon to check the answers!

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