For Revision and Practice
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|This is a step by step
series of exercises and tasks for all learners of Modern Standard Arabic. It puts
the living standard language into practice using up-to-date vocabulary and everyday
situations, mainly the workplace. No previous knowledge is needed beyond that
of the alphabet.
Points of grammar and usage are clearly
vocabulary Basic Arabic Workbook encourages the student to think in Arabic and
there are many other helpful features including a key to the exercises, plus indexes
of the vocabulary and grammar. One of the foremost writers today of teaching
materials for Middle Eastern languages, John Mace has worked in the Diplomatic
Service, as a British Council lecturer, as a personnel officer in the Middle East
and as a European Commission Delegate. He has written two Arabic books for the
Teach Yourself series, as well as Arabic, Persian and German language manuals,
and a translation of Russian poetry.
highlighted and explained, making this also a
handy reference work
Step-by-step vocabulary building to
approximately 1,300 words
A clear transcription of the Arabic
script to aid
pronunciation and stress
Published by Bennett & Bloom, 2005
ARABIC WORKBOOK |
and writing: Transcription. Long and short vowels. Light and dark (velarised)
sounds. Stress. Full, pause and short pronunciation. Hamza. Handwriting. Arabic
transcription. Vocabulary: House and family. 2. Naming, qualifying and defining:
Masculine and feminine. Relative adjectives. Definite and indefinite. Vocabulary:
Industry. 3. Multiplying: Dual. Sound and broken plural. Animate and inanimate.
Vocabulary: Administration. 4. Indicating: Demonstratives. Vocabulary: People,
professions. 5. Identifying: Subject pronouns. Verbless sentences. Vocabulary:
Education and training. 6. Associating - 1: Prepositions. 7. Associating - 2:
Construct. Vocabulary: Politics. 8. Distinguishing - 1: Comparative of simple
adjectives. Vocabulary: Ideas and emotions. 9. Distributing: All, some, any, the
same, many of, one of. Vocabulary: Economy and finance. 10. Deriving: Derived
and special adjectives and nouns. Vocabulary: Town and country. 11. Recounting
- 1: Past tense, Form I. Sound, hamzated, initial waw verbs. Verbal sentences.
There is, there are. 12. Entailing; Direct and prepositional objects. Vocabulary:
Transport and travel. 13. Questioning: Direct questions. Vocabulary: Conflict.
14. Recounting - 2: Past tense, Form I. Doubled, hollow, final-weak, doubly-weak
verbs. 15. Possessing: Possessive. Vocabulary: International relations. 16. Revision
- 1: Nouns and adjectives. 17. Recounting - 3: Present tense, Verb Form I. 18.
Recounting - 4: Predicated verbs. Verbs followed by the present tense. Vocabulary:
Petroleum. 19. Recounting - 5: Future and pluperfect tenses, Form I verbs. 20.
Recounting - 6: Verb Forms II, III and IV. 21. Recounting - 7: Verb Forms V and
VI. 22. Recounting - 8: Verb Forms VII, VIII and X. 23. Negating and excepting:
Negative forms. Exception. 24. Attributing: To have. Dhu. Vocabulary: Information.
Requesting and commanding: Imperative. Vocabulary: Sales. 26. Describing the subject:
Active participles. 27. Describing the object: Passive participles. 28. Naming
the action: Verbal nouns. 29. Distinguishing - 2: Comparison of derived adjectives.
30. Revision - 2: Verbs. 31. Starting with the subject: Nominal sentences. Indirect
statement and question. 32. Modifying: Adverbs. 33. Anticipating: Verbs followed
by the subjunctive or verbal noun. Indirect command or request. 34. Intending:
Purpose clauses. 35. Relating: Relative clauses. 36. Situating: Time clauses.
Vocabulary: The Arab world. 37. Stipulating: Conditional clauses. 38. Counting:
Numbers. Vocabulary: Measurement and money. 39. Timing: Clock and calendar. Vocabulary:
Time. 40. Revision - 3: Sentence structures.
Key to exercises
Appendix: Grammatical tables. Grammatical index.
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