How can I explain these words to beginners(traditional-talkaitve-services).. my lesson is about the different between the souq and the shopping malls.they say that the "souq"  as in k.s.a is a...

How can I explain these words to beginners(traditional-talkaitve-services).. my lesson is about the different between the souq and the shopping malls.

they say that the "souq"  as in k.s.a is a traditional marketplace and the shopkeepers are very talkative and make shopping fun.

however, the shopping malls have many services.

^^^ how can i simplify these 4 beginners ?:l

Expert Answers
pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I do not know how old of people you are giving this lesson to.  But if I were going to explain these words to my seven year old daughter, I would tell her this:

  • Traditional means when we do things some way just because that is how it has always been done.  I would give an example from my own culture.  Like telling her that men do not have long hair only because of tradition.
  • Talkative just means that someone talks a lot.  So I think that should be easy.
  • Services -- I would say that this is when someone does something for you in exchange for money.  Then I would give an example of what services are available in malls and not in souqs.
dixon349 | Student

One thing that I would add to the above post is the human element.

The shopping mall is cold and impersonal whereas the souq is very one-on-one.

The word "souq" can also mean "mess" which reflects the crowds, sing-song voices of the vendors, and numerous tents, table, and vendor displays all mismashed into a tight, narrow space. It is difficult to describe the carnival-like atmosphere of this type of shopping venue.