Bilingual Eng-Ar BBC Radio Podcast : Australian auctions entire life on eBay بداية جديدة

BBC Arabic (Learning English) has a dedicated bilingual radio programme aimed at teaching English to native Arab speakers. As an Arabic learner yourself, you may benefit hugely from listening to this interactive programme where the host (an Arabic speaker) interviews a guest (an English speaker) in English about a particular news item. The interview is then interpreted in Arabic immediately by the host.

اليوم في بي بي سي أكسترا إنجليش نتحدث عن رجل قرر بيع كل حياته علي موقع للمزادات علي شبكة الإنترنت لانه يرغب في الإنفصال من ماضيه تماماً و الشروع في حياة جديدة.

In this podcast,Somaya and Doug are talking about making a fresh start.
An Australian man is putting his whole life up for sale on eBay.Normally on eBay people sell small things such as clothes or books.Ian Usher is selling his three bedroomed-house, his car and his job.His friends are also included in the sale.His marriage has just ended and he wants to escape from painful memories. He wants to make a clean break.So how much can he hope to make from selling his life? Bidding starts at $Aus1, but he hopes his life is worth around $Aus 500,000.When it’s sold, he wants to walk away with the money in one pocket and his passport in the other. He’s going to jump on the first plane to anywhere.
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Bilingual Eng/Ar BBC Radio Programme : Origins of Happiness – أصل السعادة

BBC Arabic (Learning English) has a dedicated bilingual radio programme aimed at teaching English to native Arab speakers. As an Arabic learner yourself, you may benefit hugely from listening to this interactive programme where the host (an Arabic speaker) interviews a guest (an English speaker) in English about a particular news item. The interview is then interpreted in Arabic immediately by the host.

This is the latest BBC bilingual radio programme for learning English. It is hosted by Mr. Louay Ismail, the BBC producer who came to interview us here at CASAW, University of Edinburgh last Tuesday 4th Mar. 2008

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e-Learning tools for recording Streaming Audio

 

Audacity is a free, open source software for recording and editing sounds including steaming audio from online Arabic Radio and TV stations.

If you are learning Arabic, try recording yourself on digital-audio format to develop your fluency, then share it with your tutor and classmates .

For instance:

  • Record a spontaneous talk about yourself, your interests, your weekly routine etc…
  • Record your written assignments if you are studying a specialised topic (e.g. Midlle Eastern and Islamic studies)
  • Then replay it and critically analyse the recording
  • Preferably with the help of your peers or even your teacher, identify any mistakes in pronunciation, grammar, use of language, choice of vocabulary, etc…
  • Taking into account the corrections made, repeat the recording process and find out how to say what you wanted to say fluently and accurately.


To convert your audio files into MP3 format, you need to download an MP3 encoding software

To learn how to use Audacity, watch the following tutorial:

Download Audacity

Download MP3 encoding software

Watch this tutorial

 

Audio Recorder for Free 9.4

Audio Recorder for Free is real-time, sound-recording software that lets you record any sound from your sound card and save the recording directly to MP3, WMA, or WAV files. It supports input from a microphone, streaming audio from the Internet, and audio from external input devices (CDs, LPs, audio cassettes, phone lines), as well as audio from other applications, such as Winamp and Media Player. With a built-in, advanced, audio-recording engine, the recorder produces high-quality recordings. With predefined recording qualities, you can set and manage recording parameters.

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Download Audio Recorder dor Free 9.4

 

Cultural idiomatic expressions

What do you say when you sneeze? What do you say when you are invited to someone’s house?

In this podcast, you will learn some of those important Arabic expressions that are used culturally which will definitely impress your Arab friends and might save you from embarrassing situations.

Listen to the podcast

http://www.esnips.com/doc/52a511b1-30fd-451f-bbc6-496fe469e808/23_ArabicPod_A

Read the PDF transcript

Source of Podcast :

ArabicPod Lesson 23