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Video Realia : International Fairy Tales – حكايات عالمية

Posted by Mourad Diouri on April 2, 2008

Fairy Tale 1 : Beauty and the Beast – الجميله والوحش

Fairy Tale 2 : The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids – الأرنب و الثعلب

Fairy Tale 1 : Beauty and the Beast – الجميله والوحش

Beauty and the Beast (French: La Belle et la Bête) is a traditional fairy tale. (Wikipedia)
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Arabic Poster Realia: Red Bull Air Race in Abu Dhabi

Posted by Mourad Diouri on March 16, 2008

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Video Realia: TV Interview with Michael Jackson (Arabic subtitles)

Posted by Mourad Diouri on March 7, 2008

This is an interview conducted in 1995 by the Arabic TV channel MBC with Michael Jackson in English supported by Arabic subtitles for Arabic viewers.

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Music Video Realia : “A Whole New World” in Egyptian Arabic from the movie Alaadin – علاء الدين

Posted by Mourad Diouri on February 29, 2008

A Whole New World” was the featured pop single from the soundtrack to the 1992 Disney movie Aladdin.

The song is a ballad between the primary characters Aladdin and Jasmine about the new world they’re going to discover together.

English Lyrics

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Classical Arabic Musical Video Realia: “We shall return – سنرجع يوماً ” by Fairuz فيروز

Posted by Mourad Diouri on February 27, 2008

For those of you who prefer to learn Arabic (MSA) through music and song lyrics, here is a classical song by Fairuz along with with English and Arabic lyrics

Fairuz (فيروز‎, ) is a distinguished Lebanese singer and legend.
Born Nouhad Haddad (نهاد حداد‎) in ‘Jabal al Arz’ (‘Cedar Mountain’), Lebanon, on 21 November 1935, Fairuz is known as:
Our (Lebanese) Ambassador to the Stars”,
“The Arabs’ Ambassador”,
“Neighbour to the Moon”,
“The Poet of the Voice”.

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Arts & Literature Magazines Realia ٌ

Posted by Mourad Diouri on February 26, 2008

The following realia is a collection of Arts & Literature magazines front covers

V-tivity:  Can you recognise the following items:

  1. The magazine’s name and motto
  2. Front cover articles
  3. Name of Publishing house


Key Vocabulary

Creativity : إبداع

Expression (artistic or linguistic) : تعبير / تعابير

to absorb, understand (learning) : استوعب / يستوعب

Methodology : منهجية

Analysis : تحليل

Characteristic, attribute: ميزة

Generation : عصر

Magazine 1:

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Interactive Virtual Online Arabic Newspaper: جريدة النهار

Posted by Mourad Diouri on February 20, 2008

Annahar (جريدة النهار), a leading Arabic-language daily newspaper from Lebanon, offers its readers a free virtual daily newspaper that you can read online using flash technology.So far, I found this the most authentic and life-like Arabic realia available online for Arabic learners and teachers as well as for native Arabs worldwide.This virtual tool will not only help you improve and perfect your reading skills, it will also keep you abreast of the latest current affairs in the Arab world in particular and international affairs in general.The newspaper content provides fresh and up-to-the-minute news and information for its readers.

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The Sound of Music – Learn Arabic with Music Video Clips – الموسيقى العربية

Posted by Mourad Diouri on February 1, 2008


Immerse yourself in Arabic/Egyptian language and culture by watching subtitled videos!

All videos are subtitled in three different texts:

  1. the Arabic subtitle,
  2. the literal translation,
  3. the real translation.

    This section can be a great resource to learn new words/idioms and develop your listening comprehension.


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    ArEg – Multimedia Music Video clips

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