Greetings and Introducing Yourself
Arab Countries: I am from... أنا من
Listen several times to Scene 1 in the Alif Baa DVD 1 Dialogues to hear where the different speakers come from. Carefully read the country name options given in the drop-down menu then select the country name that you hear for each of the following speakers.
Names: My Name is... أنا اسمي
Listen carefully to the way the six different individuals say their names in Scene 1 of the Alif Baa DVD 1 Dialogues. Match the speaker number with the corresponding first name by checking the correct box in the following chart. Note that the name of one of the speakers consists of two words.
Name and Country Review
Listen to Scene 1 of the Alif Baa DVD 1 Dialogues and match the full names of the listed speakers with their country of origin by checking the correct box.
Greetings (Morning-specific and Generic)
The different individuals in Scene 1 of the Alif Baa DVD 1 Dialogues open their introductions with a greeting. Learn how these four greetings can be used by checking the appropriate box or boxes to match the greeting with the speaker.
Six major Arab cities are mentioned in Scene 1 of the Alif Baa DVD 1 Dialogues. Match these cities with the countries in which they are located by checking the appropriate box in the following table (countries are in column headers and cities are in row headers). Listen to Scene 1 again when in doubt. Can you guess the city names in English?
Introducing Yourself: أنا اسمي ... أنا من ...
Listen to the phrases that the speakers in Scene 1 of the Alif Baa DVD 1 Dialogues use to give their names and where they come from (country and city). Check the appropriate box to match these Arabic phrases with their function in these segments.
After introducing himself, عوض, the sixth speaker in Scene 1 of the Alif Baa DVD 1 Dialogues, asks his audience كيف حالكم؟. Review the vocabulary you learned so far and guess what this question means by selecting from the following options.