This lively, accessible and carefully-paced text has for many years been easily the bestselling Arabic course on the market. Mastering Arabic 1 is available as a paperback book (ISBN 9781137380449), or in a pack (the book with 2 CDs - ISBN 9781352001280). The CDs can be purchased separately (ISBN 9781137380432). Access to the audio is key for successful learning. The course is in full colour, with a rich array of cartoons and photos. It has an abundance of exercises to learn and practise listening, speaking, reading and writing, offers a wealth of audio and online video, and introduces the Arabic script from the very first page.
The course is aimed at beginners with little or no previous knowledge of the language who want to understand, speak and read Arabic confidently. It is widely used in universities, schools, community colleges, adult evening classes and for self-study.
Authors Jane Wightwick and Mahmoud Gaafar share many years' experience in a combination of teaching, educational publishing and communication in the Arab world.
Preface.- Introduction.- LANGUAGE UNITS.- Getting Started.- Putting Words Together.- The Family.- Jobs.- Describing Things.- Where Is It?.- Describing Places.- Review.- Countries and People.- Counting Things.- Plurals and Colours.- Eating and Drinking.- What Happened Yesterday?.- Wish You Were Here.- Review.- Every Day.- Comparing Things.- Education and Business.- Future Plans.- Review and Further Study.- REFERENCE MATERIAL.- The Arabic Alphabet.- The Arabic Verb.- Broken Plurals.- Months of the Year.- Answers to Exercises.- English-Arabic Glossary.- Index.