Arabic Stories for Language Learners
Arabic Stories for Language Learners-a language learning experience for beginner to intermediate students of the Arabic language.The traditional stories of a country are invaluable at providing insight into understanding the culture, history and language of a people. A great way to learn Arabic, the sixty-six stories found in Arabic Stories for Language Learners present the vocabulary and grammar used everyday in Arabic-speaking countries. Pulled from a wide variety of sources that have been edited and simplified for learning purposes, these stories are presented in parallel Arabic and English, facilitating language learning in the classroom and via self-study. Each story is followed by a series of questions in Arabic and English to test comprehension and encourage discussion. Arabic Stories for Language Learners brings Arab culture to life in a colorful and immediate way. Regardless of whether or not you have a working knowledge of Arabic, this book gives readers a tantalizing introduction to the wisdom and humor of these ancient desert-dwelling peoples. The audio CD helps students of Arabic improve their pronunciation and inflection, and immerses non-students into the uniquely Arabic storytelling style.
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The Top 1,300 Words for Understanding Media Arabic
What is the Arabic term for "suicide bombing"? What phrase would be used to describe "peacekeeping forces" in the Arab media? Or "economic sanctions"? The Middle East is a key region for politics and business and it is essential that scholars, journalists, government workers, military personnel, businesspeople, and diplomats familiarize themselves quickly with Arabic/English translations for many key words and phrases used in the media. Media Arabic-the language of printed or broadcast news items-emphasizes contemporary terms like "multiculturalism" or "globalization" that are not covered by most Arabic dictionaries. This practical vocabulary reference provides concise and accessible lists of the most relevant vocabulary, providing key terms for translating from and into Arabic. The Arabic terms are organized by topic and the book now includes an index of English terms to help readers more easily find what they need. These word lists furnish readers with an invaluable knowledge of basic vocabulary used in the media to comprehend, translate, and write Arabic. NEW! Allow the reader to hear the words, check pronunciation, and test themselves!
Audio MP3 files of all vocabulary words in English and Arabic-available as a free download. Simply click on the links below the cover image and download the .zip files. Topics include: * General (reports, statements, sources, common media idioms)* Politics & Government* Elections* Military* Economics* Trade & Industry* Law & Order* Disaster & Aid
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