Prince Charles álruhában?


Nem farsangi mulatságon, hanem szaudi kultúrfesztiválon vett részt.

Prince Charles takes part in Saudi Arabian sword dance


The Prince of Wales wore traditional robes and carried a sword as he took part in a ceremony as part of a festival of culture in Saudi Arabia. Prince Charles joined members of the Saudi royal family for the Ardah – or sword dance – in the capital Riyadh. The prince wore a traditional ankle-length garment, known as a "thobe", for the all-male ceremony which is usually performed at events such as weddings. He is touring the Middle East, where he is visiting Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

 It is his second visit to the two nations in just under a year and his 10th official trip to Saudi since he first toured the nation in 1986. The Ardah features hundreds of Saudi Arabian men and boys dancing and singing in formation with swords in hand. The ceremony was performed to celebrate the Janadriyah Festival, an annual cultural event lasting about two weeks which marks all aspects of Saudi life and is being held this week in Riyadh. The prince’s host was Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz, the former head of the Saudi intelligence service, who was named as the second deputy prime minister by King Abdullah last year.

source: BBC

traditional robe – hagyományos öltözék
sword – kard
to take part in – részt venni valamiben
royal family – királyi család
ankle-length – bokáig érő
all-male – csak férfiak részvételével
event – esemény
official trip – hivatalos út
in formation – koreográfia szerint
annual – éves, évenkénti
to last – tart valameddig (időben)
host – házigazda
intelligence service – titkosszolgálat
deputy – helyettes

Fill the gaps with the right words. There is one extra.

to last


to take part in




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2. I would like to ……………….. the competition.

3. John organized this ……………….. in two days.

4. Mike is a wonderful ……………….., everyone has a great time at his parties.

5. My language course ……………….. until the end of May. There are 3 more months to go.

answers: 1-all-male 2-take part in 3-event 4-host 5-lasts

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