Your Arabic Friend (Arabic GCSE 4th Revised edition)

Your Arabic Friend (Arabic GCSE 4th Revised edition)

By: Ghassan Mahir (author)Paperback

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Your Arabic Friend, Arabic GCSE Based on the requirements of EDEXCEL SPECIFICATION (SYLLABUS), it provides candidates with sound knowledge of the Arabic language while preparing them for the GCSE EXAMINATIONS. Covering the AREAS OF ACTIVITIES of the GCSE Edexcel Arabic syllabus. Usage of all the words of the MINIMUM CORE VOCABULARY list and much more. Extensive TRANSLATION within the text of Arabic words to English. ALL TYPES OF TEACHING METHODS: descriptive texts, dialogues, tables, lists, short stories and plenty of pictures. EXERCISES AND REVISION EXERCISES throughout and EXAMINATION-STYLE TESTS WITH ANSWERS, for the four areas of assessment: reading, listening, conversation and writing. APPENDICES containing examination rubrics, completely translated, common mistakes and innovative and practical application of word derivation in Arabic. AN AUDIO CD SET with recordings of the text of all listening exercises and questions, by NATIVE ARAB SPEAKERS. The INTRODUCTION AND THE WORD DERIVATION ARE ALL WRITTEN IN ENGLISH to ensure immediate and comprehensive understanding by the students. Technical details: 280 pages; format A4 (297 x 210mm); heavy duty paper; full-colour; perfect bound laminated cover ISBN 978-1-908871-15-2 Related products: Your Arabic Friend listening CD set (2 CDs): ISBN 978-1-908871-16-9 The Grammar and Writing Guide - written specifically for the Writing Test of the Arabic GCSE examinations, including grammar, punctuation, style and planning your writing, and 70 ready-written pieces covering the GCSE examination tasks: ISBN 978-1-908871-17-6

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About Author

Ghassan Mahir, B.Sc. After completing his BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Baghdad University in 1977, he worked in the engineering field for eight years in Iraq and Kuwait, only to see his engineering profession ending prematurely as a result of health problems, and moving as a result to the UK in 1985. His writing career started in 1984 and now he has some 40 published works - including translations - in Arabic language education, alternative medicine, socio-politics and Islamic studies. He has completed several diplomas in alternative medicine and has written books on that subject, in both Arabic and English, some of which are still in print. He is the author of many Arabic language educational books for GCSE and A-level students and teachers, published by M M Books, which include topic-based books, study resources, grammar and literary criticism, and he is also a co-author of books for pre-GCSE level. His books are used by schools all over the UK, as well as in many national and international schools abroad.


Contents Introduction 6 UNIT 1 House, home and daily routine 9 1Chapter Life at Home 10 Chapter 2 Myself, Family and Friends 14 Chapter 3 Household Chores and Responsibilities 21 Chapter 4 Food and Drink 24 Unit One Test 37 UNIT 2 Social activities, fitness and health 41 Chapter 5 Free Time (evenings, weekends, meeting people) 42 Chapter 6 Special Occasions 51 Chapter 7 Hobbies, Interests, Sports and Exercise 59 Chapter 8 Shopping and Money Matters 65 Chapter 9 Accidents, Injuries and Common Ailments 78 Unit Two Test 91 UNIT 3 Education, training and employment 97 Chapter 10 School Life and Routine 98 Chapter 11 Different Types of Jobs 111 Chapter 12 Job Advertisements, Applications and Interviews 120 Chapter 13 Future Plans and Work Experience 128 Unit Three Test 135 UNIT 4 In the United Kingdom and abroad 141 Chapter 14 Things to See and Do 142 Chapter 15 Life in Town, Countryside and Seaside 154 Chapter 16 Weather and Climate 160 Chapter 17 Travel, Transport and Directions 165 Chapter 18 Holidays, Tourist Information and Accommodation 178 Chapter 19 Services and Shopping Abroad 192 Chapter 20 Customs, Everyday Life and Traditions in Arab Countries 199 Unit Four Test 207 UNIT 5 Media, entertainment and youth culture 215 Chapter 21 Sports, Fashion and Entertainment 216 Chapter 22 Famous Personalities 226 Chapter 23 The Media 232 Chapter 24 Current Affairs, Social and Environmental Issues 242 Unit Five Test 255 APPENDICES 261 Appendix 1 The Hemzeh 262 Appendix 2 Arabic Rubrics 263 Appendix 3 General Vocabulary 265 Appendix 4 Common Mistakes 267 Appendix 5 Word Derivation in the Arabic Language 269 Answers to the End-of-Unit Tests 273

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/09/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781908871152
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 280
  • ID: 9781908871152
  • weight: 840
  • ISBN10: 1908871156
  • language of text: Arabic
  • edition: 4th Revised edition

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