Unit 1 lesson 1
محادثة الوحدة الأولى:
Saudi: Good morning
Englishman: Good morning. Not a very nice day. today
Saudi : oh ! I like this kind of weather.
Englishman: But look at those black clouds in the sky. it will probably rain.
Saudi: That's right. I think it's a wonderful day.
محادثة الوحدة الثانية:
A reporter is interviewing a warden in an African wild life park.
A: hello listeners we are in an African wild life park we are standing next to a dead rhinoceros: Mr. Kioko how did this animal die?
B: It was killed by poachers.
B: Yes, poachers men who hunt or fish without permission. This rhinoceros had been killed just before we arrived. You saw some men driving away as we arrived, didn't you?
A: Yes, I did.
B: They were probably the poachers.
A: Is it true that rhinoceros is now an endanger species that there are very few rhinoceros left on earth?
B: Yes, the rhinoceros is facing extinction, the elephant is too. The poachers have killed almost all of them.
A: So there is an urgent need to stop the poachers, isn't there?
B: Yes, there is. But poachers are not the only problem, we need to protect all our animals and plants so the whole environment in all kinds of ways. We need planned conservation.
A reporter is interviewing some people at the check in counter in King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh.
A: Excuse me sir, would you mind answering some questions for the viewers?
B: No, of cores not.
A: Where are you going?
B: To the Southern Reign, to Najran.
A: Why are you traveling by air and not by road?
B: I am a business man, and I have got to get there quickly. Flaying saves time.
A: Thank you. Now let's ask this gentleman. You don’t come from Saudia Arabia, Do you sir?
B: No, I don't. I am from the U.A. E.
A: And where are you flying to?
B: I was flying to Dubai when I met a friend in Dhahran. Now I am making a stopover in Dhahran.
A: And how about you sir? Where are you going?
C: I am going to Dhahran too.
A: But it does not take long by car or train, does it?
C: No, it doesn't. Between 3 or 4 hours that's all. But fling is more enjoyable. I can rest on plane; I don't have to worry about the traffic, it is faster than the train and the flight attendants will give me good service.
A: Hello Ahmad you look a bet sleepy.
B: Well, I was awake most of last night. It's Ramadan, you know.
A: Ramadan? Tell me more. It lasts for a month, doesn't it?
B: Yes, it does. Actually, Ramadan is the name of the ninth month of the Islamic year. All Muslims fast during the day of the whole month; we don't eat or drink until after dark.
A: It sounds difficult, why do you do it?
B: Well, for several reasons, but mainly to help us remember our obedience to Allah.
A: I see. But you didn't fast the whole of Ramadan last year, did you?
B: No I didn't. That is because I was ill. If you are ill, you don’t have to fast, you can do it later when you are well again.
A: Something special happens at the end of Ramadan, doesn't it?
B: That's right it does. That is a big celebration it called Eid Alfitr. It's a lot of fun and it exciting for children because they receive gifts.
A: Stars, planets and the moon all shine at night. Why do they all shine?
B: Well, there are different reasons. Stars like the sun produce and radiate their own light. On the other hand, planets like Earth, and their satellites, like our moon, don't have their own light. Planets and satellites only reflect light.
A: You say stars radiate their own light but the moon only reflects light. So why is the moon brighter than the stars?
B: The moon is brighter because it is much closer to us than the stars. The stars are really very far away.
A: If you look in the sky at night, you can often see a lot of stars. How many stars are there in the sky?
B: Well, scientists say there are 100 billion stars in our galaxy, but we can only see some of them.
A: What does galaxy mean?
B: A galaxy is a very large group of stars. There are millions of galaxies in the universe, but we aren't able to see them.
A: Do you think life exists anywhere else in the universe?
B: I don’t know. Nobody can know for sure.
A: We are in Malaysia in the middle of a new agricultural project. I'm talking to a Malaysian agricultural expert called John Lim. John; tell us something about this project?
B: Well, since 1969 we have changed thousands of hectares of jungle into new rubber plantations.
A: Yes, I can see the labourers hard at work. Why have you done that?
B: As you know, the raw material for rubber comes from trees and Malaysia has the best climate in the world for rubber trees. We wanted to increase production.
A: You have certainly done that, but hasn't it been expensive?
B: Yes, it has. And we didn't have all the money ourselves. We had to have financial help. Fortunately, we got this from the wealthy countries of the Arabian Peninsula or we couldn't have done it.
A: Ah. You have had Arab Aid?
B: Yes, we have. It is enabled us to increase production and give homes and work to around 7.500 needy families.
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