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مُساهمةموضوع: Listening texts   الأحد أكتوبر 19, 2008 3:09 pm

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U 1
Famous Egyptians


º Nabawiya Musa



Nabawiya Musa is famous because she was the first Egyptian

woman to go to high school. When she became older she helped

other women to succeed in education and work. In 1908, she wrote a book about girls’ education. Later she became the headmistress of Al-Mohammadia school for girls’








º Dr Zahi Hawass



Dr Zahi Hawass is one of the most famous archaeologists in the world.

He often speaks on radio and television.

Laila has seen him talking about the pyramids on television. He sometimes writes in a magazine called “Egypt Today”. He wants to bring ancient things back to Egypt from museums outside Egypt. Egyptian people don't see these things if they are in other countries. Dr Hawass would like the Rosetta Stone to be in Egypt.



& Thank you Dr Farouk El-Baz



It only rains every 20-50 years in the Western Desert. However, two million years ago very heavy rain fell there and a huge quantity of water collected under the desert sand. Today, we need this water and the person we have to thank for finding it is one of Egypt's most famous men, Dr Farouk El-Baz.



& Remote sensing



Dr Farouk El-Baz, who is a space scientist and a geologist, is the Director of Remote Sensing at Boston University in the USA. He is the world's greatest expert in remote sensing: the use of satellites to find water under deserts. Underground water was found in the Western Desert and in Sinai thanks to photographs which he took from satellites.



& Space projects



From 1967 to 1973, Dr El-Baz, worked on the American Apollo space project, which landed men on the moon. He gave advice on where the astronauts should land, and told them how to collect rocks and soil on the moon. Dr EI-Baz was born in Zagazig in 1938 and was educated at Ain Shams University.



& Ramy Ashour wins in Canada



In January 2007, Egypt's internationally famous squash player, Ramy Ashour, won an important championship in Canada. But what do we know about this young man? Ramy was born in Cairo in September, 1987. At the age of 16, he became the youngest player to win the Men's World Juntor Squash Championship. In 2006, he won the championship again. In the Hong Kong 2006 Championship, he was second. He lost to another Egyptian player, Amr Shabana. Ramy's older brother, Hisham Ashour, is also an expert squash player.
Extra martial


Dr. Ahmed Zewail



Ahmed Zewail was born in 1946 in Egypt where he grew up. He went to Alexandria University. He finished his studies in the United States In 1974.After this, Dr Zewail worked at the University of California. In 1976 he became a professor at the California Institute of Technology. In 1997,at the age of 52,DrZewail won the Benjamin Franklin Prize because he discovered the femto second, which is one millionth of one billionth of a second. Many scientists, students and important people came to the ceremony and saw Dr Zewail receive his prize. Two years later, Dr Zewail got the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Dr Zewail now lives in California and has four children. His wife, Dema Zewail, is a doctor. He now helps scientists to make new medicines.



Neil Armstrong



Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon. In 1969 he landed on the moon. Neil Armstrong went to the moon with Buzz Aldrin.[1]They stayed on the moon for nearly 90 minutes the first day .The next day they collected rocks and soils ,took alot of photographs and sent back more television pictures to the earth.

U 2

Charles Dickens


º A talk about Charles Dickens

Have you heard of Charles Dickens? After Shakespeare he is probably the most famous writer in the English language. He is the best known for his novels about life in nineteenth – century Britain. Dickens was born in 1812 into a good family in Portsmouth, in the south of England. When he was still a young boy, his father went to prison in 1824, because he had got into debt. Charles went to London to earn money for the family. At age of twelve he was working for ten hours a day in a London factory. He saw how hard life was for poor people and many of the ideas for the stories of his novels and the characters in them came from this time. After he left the factory. Dickens went to work as an office clerk, but he did not enjoy this. In 1834 he started work as a newspaper journalist. While he was working for the newspaper, he was also writing magazine stories about life in London. Instead of using his real name he called himself Boz for these stories. In 1836 Dickens married Catherine Hogarth. He went on to write Oliver Twist in 1838 and Nicholas Nickleby in 1839. David Copperfield followed in 1850. In 1858 Dickens went to America to read his novels to people.

A tale of two cities in 1859, and Great Expectations in 1861. In Oliver Twist Dickens show the dark side of life in the nineteenth – century London. He describes the lives of child workers and life in the workhouse, where very poor people were sent to live and work. Dickens died in 1870. When he died, Dickens was 58 years.

& England and its people at the time of Dickens :

In the nineteenth century when Dickens was writing, England was a rich country, but there were many poor people. At this time, cities like London and Manchester grew very quickly. Large numbers of people came to the cities to look for work because they had lost their jobs in the country. Men, women and children worked very long hours in factories to earn enough money to live. There were not enough houses or flats for everybody, so many families shared rooms in crowded buildings. Thousands of children, whose parents died, lived in the streets of big cities. Many people died when they were young because they ere ill or didn’t have food.



& A summary of Dickens’s novel Oliver Twist :

The boy who asked for more

Oliver Twist grew up in a workhouse because his mother had died when he was born. Life for the young boy was hard there. When he asked for more food because he was hungry, he was punished. So Oliver ran away to London where he met a boy called Jack Dawkins who was in a gang of thieves. Old man, Fagin, had taught the gang how to be thieves and Oliver went to live with them.



One day Oliver was with the gang when they tried to take something from a man's pocket. The man, Mr Brownlow, caught them but he was kind and stopped the police from arresting Oliver. Instead he took him back to his house and looked after him. Oliver lived happily with Mr Brownlow until one of the gang, Bill Sikes, kidnapped him and took him back to Fagin.

Oliver had to go with the gang when they broke into country house which belonged to Mrs Maylie and her niece Rose. The thieves were discovered Oliver was shot. When Oliver told Mrs Maylie and Rose that he didn’t want to be a thief they believed him and invited him to live with them. One day, at their house. Oliver saw Fagin and another man called Mr Monks looking at him through a window.

Finally the police arrested all of the gang. Oliver discovered that Monks was his half brother, He wanted Oliver to be in trouble because he would get their father's money. In the end, Mr Brownlow adopted Oliver and they went to live with Mrs Maylie and Rose. Oliver found out that Rose was mother's sister.








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مُساهمةموضوع: رد: Listening texts   الأحد أكتوبر 19, 2008 3:15 pm


U 4



Pete My name’s Pete. I 'm British but I 've lived in Australia since 1998. I live with my wife, Chris. and our two children. Nathan and Katy. I teach biology at Perth University, My wife teaches English, Nathan is in his last year at school, and our daughter, Katy, is at university studying medicine. She’s been there for two years, so she will finish in three years. We 're a very sporty family -1 play squash three times a week, and we all like sailing. In our free time. Chris and I work for a children's charity. We take children with disabilities on trips at the weekends.






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Rana Hi, I'm Rana. I'm from Cairo and I'm studying Chinese at the university here. I 've just finished my first year. My brother, Mohamed, is also at the university here. He’ s doing architecture. When he is older, he would like to design a new government building in Cairo. We have two sisters, Heba and Nema. who are both in the third year at secondary school. After I graduate. I want to work as an interpreter. If I can't do that, I 'd like to work in television - perhaps on a news programme. I 'm very busy at. the moment, but when I have some free time, I spend it at home with my family.
Stefan I'm Stefan. I'm sixteen. I'm Italian and I'm a Student. I live with my family in a small town in northern Italy. My father’ s Italian, but he was born in Australia and lived there for the first eighteen years of his life. He's a geography teacher at a school in Florence, He‘s worked there for over twenty years. My mother ‘s Swedish. She is the manager of a hotel in our town. I have two older sisters, Anna and Clara. Everyone in our family speaks English, Swedish and Italian. We visit our Swedish grandparents every two years, but our Italian grandparents live with us. They’re very old, so we all have to help them, I read the newspaper to my grandfather every day.
Lili My name is Lili. I’m fifteen years old and I live in the capital of China, Beijing. I'm at school, so I still live with my parents in an apartment in Beijing. I don’t have any brothers or sisters. There are many small families in China. My father is a doctor and my mother doesn't work. My first language s Mandarin, which is the most common language in the world, with nearly a billion speakers. I really love sports. Table tennis is my favourite game, but I also play Basketball. I've never travelled outside China, but I have seen a giant panda in the mountains.
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The world's best swimmer
Abu-Heif was one of the best Egyptian athletes ever. In 2001, he won a prize as the best swimmer" of the 20th century. Abdel-Latif Abu-Heif was born in 1929 in the Anfoushi area of Alexandria. His father was a primary school teacher and Abu-Heif was the tenth of twelve sons in the family. As a boy, he spent a lot of his time swimming in the sea. At the age often, he won the Egyptian primary school swimming championship. After this, he moved to Cairo and trained at al-Ahli Club.
In 1951, Abu-Heif" became internationally famous when he swam across the English Cl'annel. In 1953, he crossed the Channel again. This time he broke the record by crossing in 13 hours and 45 minutes. When he returned to Egypt, the people welcomed him as a national hero.
Abu-Heif continued to train for seven hours a day and to swim in long-distance races all over the world- In 1963, in Toronto, he beat Harry William, one of the greatest swimmers in the world. In the same year, he won the Montreal swimming race after lie swam for 30 hours without a break. All the other swimmers had given up because they were exhausted. Egypt was so proud of its world famous swimmer that they gave his name to a beach at al-Anfoushi.
In 1966, Abu-Heif decided to retire from swimming. However, President Nasser asked him to think again. So Abu-Heif continued to swim and win prizes until 1975, when he finally retired at the age of 46. Abu-Heif was also famous for his generosity. He gave his prize money for swimming the English Channel to the family of a British swimmer who had drowned while he was crossing the Channel. Abu-Heif died in April 2008.
U5
Ernest Hemingway


º A programme about Ernest Hemingway :

Presenter : Good afternoon. Today, we're looking at the life of that very talented American writer, Ernest Hemingway. Our guest in the studio is someone who has spent many years studying Hemingway and is extremely knowledgeable on the subject. She's Mary" Mary Drew. Mary, can you start by telling us something about Hemingway’s early life? What sort of a family did he come from?

Mary Drew :Well, Hemingway had quite an ordinary childhood. He was born in Chicago in 1899, and was the second of six children. His father was a doctor and his mother was a music teacher.

Presenter :Was it a happy childhood?

Mary Drew :Yes, it was. He really loved the outdoor life and spent a lot of time walking, camping, and fishing.

Presenter :And when did he start to write?

Mary Drew :At about the age of 16, he started writing poems and short stories for his school magazine. He usually wrote about his own life.

Presenter :What about after school?

Mary Drew :Well, he left school at 18 and went to Italy to join the Red Cross. It was during the First World War and Hemingway drove an ambulance. He was badly wounded there - the first American to be wounded in the war.

Presenter :And after the war?

Mary Drew :He returned to America and married Hadley Richardson. In 1922 he and his wife went back to Europe, this time to Paris. Hemingway worked as a journalist, reporting news stories of all kinds. He met many famous writers in Paris, and soon afterwards decided to give up journalism and write fiction.

Presenter :What was his first big novel?

Mary Drew :A Farewell to arms , which he wrote in 1929. It was a story of love in wartime Italy.

Presenter :What about For Whom the Bell Tolls?

Mary Drew :He wrote that in 1940. This was a novel about the war in Spain. After that, he didn't write fiction for a few years because he became journalist and reported on the Second World War. His next well known book was The Old man and the Sea, which was shorter than his other novels. Many people think this is his most successful book.

Presenter : He won the Nobel Prize for Literature, didn’t he?

Mary Drew :Yes, that was in 1 953, but by then he had stopped writing fiction. For the rest of his life, he suffered from illness and he died in 1961

Presenter : A very full and exciting life. Thank you very much, Mary Drew. In our next programme, we will be hearing about the British writer George Orwell.

The Old Man and the Sea

& An old fisherman, Santiago, and his young apprentice, Manolin, had not caught a fish for nearly three months. Manolin had been told by his parents to work with more successful fisherman But Manolin liked the old man and visited him every evening to talk to him.

& After 84 days with no fish, Santiago was sure he would catch something if he sailed a long way to the sea. So, on the 85th day, the old man set off alone. By 12 o'clock on the first day, a big fish - marlin - had taken Santiago's boat. But because the old man was not strong enough to pull it to the boat, the marlin pulled the boat along. This continued for two days and nights. The old man was in great pain because he had the fishing line round his body.

& On the third day, the marlin was so tired that old managed to pull it to the side of the boat and kill it, He started to sail home, pulling the fish in the water behind the boat. He thought about how much money people would pay for the huge fish but then sharks attacked the boat and tried to eat the marlin. The old man killed seven sharks, "but during the night more sharks came and ate the marlin. Only its skeleton remained.

& When he got back home, it was very early morning. The old man was completely exhausted and went to bed. The other fisherman found
Santiago's boat with the fish skeleton. Manolin was worried about Santiago but was glad to find him sleeping at home. He brought him coffee and newspapers, and the two men promised they would go fishing together again one day.


Egyptian climbs Mount Everest!

& On May 17th, 2007 Omar Samra became the first Egyptian to climb the highest mountain in the world. According to Samra. “the desire and pride of raising the Egyptian flag on the highest points on earth' pushed him to climb Mountain Everest.

80 days on a lifeboat

In March 1992, Scott Freeman left England on a small boat he had built himself. Seven days later, he sailed into a storm and his boat sank. Freeman was now in the sea on a 1.5 metre lifeboat. He had only 2 kilos of food aand four litres of water but he succeeded in living for 80 days. During his weeks at sea. Freeman travelled 3ooo kilometres. Although he caught fish, he lost weight and nearly died of hunger. He was also badly burned by the sun, and his lifeboat was attacked by sharks.

Large boats passed without seeing him. Freeman managed to stay alive until he was finally rescued.


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مُساهمةموضوع: رد: Listening texts   الأحد أكتوبر 19, 2008 3:18 pm

U 8




Lesson Three (3) Reading

Lesson Three (3) Reading

William Shakespeare


· Born: Birth date unknown, England

· Died:23 April 1616 England

· Occupation:Playwright, poet, actor










Shakespeare short saying "All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts..."
King Lear
King Lear is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1603 and 1606, and is considered one of his greatest works. The play is based on the legend of King Lear of Britain. It is the story of the Life and Death of King Lear and His Three Daughters.

The characters Lear, King of Britain: An old king, he divides the kingdom among his three daughters. He escapes to the woods He then goes mad. After Cordelia's death, Lear grieves حزن and dies. King of France: He marries Cordelia . Duke of Burgundy Duke of Cornwall: Regan's husband He puts Kent in the stocks and places his trust in Edmund. Duke of Albany: Goneril's husband, he appears at first to be similar to Cornwall. He leads the fight versus France but intends to take mercy on Cordelia and Lear. Earl of Kent:, he steps in to support Cordelia's decision. Earl of Gloucester:. Edgar, son to Gloucester: Edmund, bastard son to Gloucester: Old Man, tenant to Gloucester: A faithful attendant to Gloucester, he leads him through the wo


ods after he is blinded. Doctor: Cordelia's physician, he gives Lear a sleeping pill in an attempt to restore يعيد him to sanity سلامه العقل . Lear's Fool:. Oswald, steward to Goneril: A Captain under Edmund's command: He is given instructions by Edmund to hang Cordelia and then is killed by Lear when he is in the process of doing so. Gentleman loyal to Lear: Goneril, daughter to Lear: The eldest daughter, She drives Lear from her house with coldness and then aids Regan in rejecting him and throwing him out into the storm. Regan, daughter to Lear: The other evil daughter. She assists in sending Lear out in the storm and also helps Cornwall punish Gloucester. She herself grabs the sword and kills the servant who defends Gloucester. Cordelia, daughter to Lear: The good daughter, Cordelia refuses to flatter her father with false of love. France marries her and she becomes Queen.


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