Hello everyone, how are you?
Hope you had a great time between the two lessons!
As it has been the case in many of our classes, I need to mention something here.
I am not jealous! Really! This feature hurts the persons who carry it in their heart more it hurts others. Try it and you will see that I am right!!
But something hurt me during the past week. I spent several hours last week on ‘silently listening to people’s conversation’!! No I am not that bad!!
I did it online and enjoyed it a lot! How did it go?
I entered several Persian chat rooms without chatting! I just sat back, had my coffee and followed the conversations among the people whom I did not know! Yet, I enjoyed it.
They talked about Iranian national soccer team, the election, the recent rain in some provinces, the hot weather, their first date with their friends, the recent argument in their home because of such a date, their teachers in the class, their boring homework, and bla bla bla!! They were still talking when I went offline!
I also visited several message boards and all of them were alive with lots of topics in them. I saw hundreds of members on different message boards, and maybe, thousands of different topics. The people in nearby villages (web pages) seemed friendlier and more active! What a village they should have!!
So, I enjoyed it a lot! It was a big fun for me! (Not because of the ‘dates’, because of the discussions and the fresh topics)
But, when I came back to our Easy Persian message board, it seemed empty for years. I haven’t met anybody in our chat room since it has been online.
What hurt me was that Easy Persian is more popular than all those web pages I had been to during the past week. However, people on those pages are more active than us here. I repeat that I am not jealous about what they are doing on those pages. Just a question mark flashed through my mind that why our people here are so reluctant to participate in group activities on this site. I am not benefiting from your chats and other language related activities in our message board. But, why are you denying each other a simple talk or debate? What is the main reason that keeps you away from joining such activities in our message board? Think about it and let me know if you found any answer.
You know what? I feel I am missing Qajar Coffee on our former message board. With his hot topics, he made several people join a hot discussion! Do you always like disputable topics to intervene?
Now let us watch our new lesson!! Yes, ‘watch’!
Today, we have a kind of movie show. It is just a test. Let’s see how this one works. The most negative point here is that the file size is a bit big and will probably affect my server’s monthly bandwidth. Let us keep our fingers crossed that everything will be fine!
The lesson today is the first page of the first book of the first school year in Iran !! That’s right! The first page of class 1 in primary school. The book is published in Iran in 1382 (Iranian calendar). So, it should be in 2003. Quite new, isn’t it?
So, here we go!
Please right-click on the link below and choose ‘Save Target As’ to download this lesson in AVI format. Most probably, you will need Real Player (or Windows Media Player) to play this file. The file size is 4.59 MB, and the duration is 4.54 minutes.
As a short encouragement, it is really easy for you!!
Lesson 1 – Iranian primary school – Book ‘Persian’ / ‘Farsi’ – published 1382 / 2003 – Iran
(Source: Useful Drills 24)
1- Listen to the audio files first (preferably once). Repeat a couple of times. Write it down on a paper. Find their English equivalents. (Seen)
2- Find the Persian equivalent for the following words and make four sentences with each of them (in different tenses).
3- Say these numbers in Persian:
9 – 913 – 992 – 969 – 696 – 620 – 655 – 6365 – 8952 – 5847 – 9874
4- Follow the examples, combine the letters, and make words using the given letters. You’ll have to change the big letters into the small ones whenever needed.
Black = س + ی + ا + ه
Purple = ب + ن + ف +ش
White = س +ف + ی +د
Yellow = ز + ر + د
See you next week!
Alan E Gorenberg MD
March 25, 2013 @ 9:30 pm
I have browsed your site for “Listening comprehension.” What I am looking for is 30 to 50 minute conversations in Farsi at beginning or intermediate level to improve listening. Your lessons are very good, but the mp3s are very short and will take a lot of time to combine for listening in the car.
Alan E Gorenberg MD
August 29, 2014 @ 2:53 pm
Can anyone translate this video from Farsi into English? Thank you!