Saudi Arabia to Permit Movie Theaters After 35-Year Ban: Listening Practice 5 (news)

By | January 17, 2018

You will hear a news story about Saudi Arabia’s policy changes to permit movie theaters. Listen carefully, and then decide whether the following statements are True or False. You can listen online, or download the Mp3 file by clicking this link.

  1. In 2019 Saudi Arabians will be able to watch films in cinemas. T/F
  2. The decision to allow cinemas to operate again is part of social reforms. T/F
  3. The decision was made by the minister of culture and information. T/F
  4. All movie theaters were closed down by the government of Saudi Arabia in 1980. T/F
  5. Thirty five years ago movies were seen by many religous leaders as a threat to religious identity. T/F
  6. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will be the next King of Saudi Arabia. T/F
  7. The Crown Prince believes movie theaters will provide job opportunities in the future. T/F
  8. One of the policy changes is to allow women to drive in sports stadium. T/F

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