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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Human Rights Miscellaneous Realia Items

The following is a collection of miscellaneous Realia items (with English translation) which reflect the topic of Human Rights in the Arab world.

These realia items were carefully selected to include a wide range of the most commonly used law and human rights vocabulary.

In the events and demonstrations banners/posters realia, they are particularly used in the context of increasing awareness about the situation of Human Rights concerns in the Arab world.

The realia types available in this post are:

  1. Organisations logos
  2. Book covers
  3. News Video Report Realia
  4. Events and demonstrations banners/posters

Links to relevant vocabulary learning resources are listed at the end of this post.

V-tivity

Translate the text/meaning of the following realia items:

  • Book/Journal Cover No. 4
    • What are the main front cover articles?
  • Events and demonstrations banners/posters

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Bilingual Eng/Ar BBC Radio Programme : Life without TV or Telephone – الحياة من غير الهاتف أو التلفاز

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.

Read the following article before listening to the podcast:
Today Somaya and Finn are talking about two famous inventors from Scotland.
Alexander Graham Bell is credited as the inventor of the telephone. Other people were working speech transmission devices at the same time, but it was Bell who was awarded the first US patent for the invention of the telephone.John Logie Baird is credited as the inventor of the television. Like the telephone, this invention is used by people around the world.But which invention is more important to you? Some of us would say, “I couldn’t live without my telephone.” Others would say, “I couldn’t live without my television.”While others would say, “I could live without either of them!” They don’t think that these inventions are important at all.Would it be a hassle for you not to have a telephone?