كتاب الطالب اللغة الإنجليزية الصف العاشر الفصل الثالث

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 Read the biography about Ali F Mostafa. What does he hope to do in the future

A man with a dream

Ali F Mostafa is a successful Emirati film director and producer. He was born on 25th September 1981 in London. His father is from Dubai and his mother is British. Ali grew up in the UAE

Ali has been interested in film since childhood, and in 2003 he had the opportunity to follow his dream and attend the prestigious London Film School, where he received an MA in Film making
At the age of 28, this aspiring young man was named Best Emirati Film Maker at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) in 2009. His debut film, City of Life, is often referred to as the first Emirati feature film and received praise from many influential people in the film industry. It was a film with a powerful message and broke box office records for an Emirati film

The following year, Mostafa won the Young Film Maker of the Year award at the Digital Studio Awards and has been called the best Emirati film maker of his generation. Prior to his success with City of Life, this talented, hard-working Emirati national directed a number of short movies. In 2005, he produced the film Under the Sun, which was shown at DIFF as well as the Rome, Rhode Island and San Francisco International Film Festivals. Mostafa not only directed this film, but wrote the screenplay too. A year later, the film was announced as the winner of the Emirates Film Competition. That same year, Mostafa started his own production company, called AFM Films, because he wanted to produce his own work without outside influences and control. AFM Films create shorts, documentaries and commercials. Although Mostafa produces films and is an excellent scriptwriter, his main interest is directing and he continues to work on new, exciting projects which he hopes will raise his profile even more

 

Behind the stars

 No film can be ever shot without its stars, the film crew or a script, but there's one more vital player on the film set that usually goes unnoticed the extra. Imagine a crowded market scene without the customers in the background or a restaurant scene with empty tables and no waiters. Extras are the lifeblood of the film set and are essential in order to create the right atmosphere in sce

 Ever since the UAE featured as a backdrop for the 2005 thriller Syriana starring George Clooney, the region has been considered an ideal place to film on location. Nowhere else can offer the mix of open desert, mountains or futuristic cities. As a consequence, the demand for extras has risen. Film companies usually pay extras a standard rate of 400 Dirhams a day for non-speaking roles. You don't need to have any great acting skills - most of the time it's simply enough to have the right look, stay in the background and, above all, avoid causing a distraction in the scene

  Demand has become so great that a number of local casting companies have set up to meet the need

Justin Lin, director of Star Trek: Beyond, decided to film in various locations around the country, sometimes requiring up to 1000 extras at a time. It's not always easy to get that amount of people at short notice, says Mohammed Abi Khalil, who runs The Dreamcast Agency. For the last 6 years, his company has been recruiting extras and compiling a database that categorises each extra by appearance. 'If I get a call from a filmmaker who needs a tall, middle-aged Emirati man with kind eyes, I'm pretty sure that I can find him.' he boasts. There are some issues such as lack of screen training and flexibility - because being an extra means you have to be willing to drop everything for a day or an entire week - but we provide initial lessons on how to behave in front of the camera or how to have a silent conversation

 

 Read and check your ideas. In your
opinion, what is the moral of The Crab and the Cran

Kalila and Dimna is one of the first books to have drawings in it. The book contains many stories called fables. These are short stories, typically with animals as characters, which convey a moral. The book was translated into over 60 languages. Many years ago it was taught in schools for students to learn from the lessons in it. Kalila and Dimna is narrated by two foxes named Kalila and Dimna, and each story has a moral to learn from

One fable is The Crab and the Crane. In this story, a hungry crane told a group of fish living in a pond that fishermen were going to come and empty their pond and take them away. He told them he would move them to another pond, one by one, and he started with their leader. But, instead of taking them to another pond, he ate them on the way

However, there was also a crab in the pond who discovered what the crane was doing. The crab asked the crane to help him too, and when the crane picked him up, the crab put his strong claws around the crane's neck. Immediately, the crane understood that he was in danger. He dropped the crab, flew away and was never seen again

 

Amazing changes

The incredible growth and development of Dubai can be best seen by comparing images of the city 30 years ago and now. Nowadays, Dubai is a mixture of beautiful homes, luxurious living and entertainment, and it has become a popular - and safe - Middle East destination for travellers

The city was a humble pearl-fishing village until the discovery of oil in 1966, which saw the arrival of many foreign workers and the formation of the United Arab Emirates in the 1970s, leading the city to boom

 Astonishingly, the earlier photo shows Sheikh Zayed Road some time in the 1980s. It is one of the longest roads in the UAE, starting in the heart of Dubai and stretching to the border of Abu Dhabi. The road was named after former president Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who was the driving force behind the formation of the UAE. Today, three decades later, the same road is lined with flashy skyscrapers and outstanding buildings. New developments have sprung up along the the Gulf coast, such as the world-renowned Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Marina and Dubai Waterfront. With sevenstar properties, the world's tallest tower, underwater hotels and man-made islands, Dubai is an intriguing mix of Middle Eastern traditions and a modern way of life

Dubai has exploded onto the travel scene as an incredible, must-see city. And, with daily flights from many world capitals, Dubai has now become the place to be

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