vendredi 13 décembre 2019


Listening Script: 

Jennifer: Please, could you tell us how important the family is in Moroccan culture?

Interviewee: In Morocco, the family is the most important unit in society and plays an important role in all social relations. More than that, the elderly are honoured and respected and often exercise a great influence on the rest of the family.

Jennifer: How do Moroccan people greet each other?

Interviewee: Well, as you know, when Moroccans greet each other, they take their time and talk about their families, friends, and common topics. Shaking hands is the usual greeting between individuals, and if you join a group, shake hands with the person on your right and then continue around to your left.
Jennifer: Could you tell our readers about the Moroccan eating habits?

Interviewee: There are many traditions related to the eating habits in Morocco. Food is generally served at a round table. People get around the table after washing their hands and begin eating by saying ‘Bismillah’. When they finish, they clean their hands. If there are guests, a washing basin is brought to the table before the meal is served. One of the family members pours water over the guests’ hands and gives them a towel to dry them. This is done at the beginning and at the end of the meal. Repeated welcomes are addressed to the guests as a symbol of hospitality and generosity.

Jennifer: What are guests expected to do when they are invited to a Moroccan house?

Interviewee: If you are invited to a Moroccan’s house, you should:

* Dress elegantly; doing so demonstrates respect towards your hosts.
* Check if your spouse is included in the invitation.
* Shake everyone’s hand individually or greet the whole group by saying “salamu alaykom”, and take off your shoes when you come in.

Jennifer: Thank you very much for your information.



washing basin

pour water

spouse/spaʊs/ or /spaʊza person's husband or wife.


In 60 percent of the households surveyed both spouses went out to work.

Fill in your spouse's name here.




fantasia: /
fænˈteɪ.zi.ə/ artistic compitition of horse riding.

folkfore: /
ˈfəʊk.lɔː/ the traditional stories and culture of a group of people.

culture: /
ˈkʌl.tʃə/ the way of life, especially the general customs and beliefs, of a particular group of people at a particular time.

: /bəˈzɑan area of small shops and people selling things, especially in West and South Asia, or any group of small shops or people selling goods of the same type.

: /ˌhɒs.pɪˈtæl.ə.tɪ/ the act of being friendly and welcoming to guests and visitors.

: /seɪnt/ holy person.

jeudi 12 décembre 2019



Beautiful henna patterns



Bridegroom (groom)






 Milk and dates


Bowl of milk

Raw eggs

Snowbound village

Sugar loaf



 snowbound:  /ˈsnəʊ.baʊnd/ (of vehicles or people) unable to travel because of heavy snow, or (of roads) not able to be travelled on or reached because of heavy snow.


Hundreds of vehicles have become snowbound.

 Because the villages are snowbound for most of the year, the festival offers an occasion for trading, amusement and matrimony.

 matrimony:  /ˈmæt.rɪ.mə.nɪthe state of being married. (Adjective: matrimonial /ˌmæ·trəˈmoʊ·nɪ·əl/)

 dye:  /dɑɪ / a substance used to change the colour of something. (verb: to dye; present participle dyeing | past tense and past participle dyed)


She dipped the material into the dye.

There are dozens of different dyes to choose from.

 ward /wɔːd/ somebody/something off:   to prevent someone or something unpleasant from harming or coming close to you.


In the winter I take vitamin C to ward off colds.

She was given a magic charm to ward off evil spirits.

run /rʌn/ away: to leave a place or person secretly and suddenly.


He ran away from home when he was only twelve.

He ran away from his prison.