A highly illustrated and popular reference and activity book which is divided into two parts: basic grammar and verbs. The book reinforces and expands the structures and vocabulary presented in Mastering Arabic 1 and is the ideal companion to this popular course. However the clear structural explanations and practice activities make it a perfect companion for any taught or self-teach course. There are optional extra sections with explanations and activities covering the grammatical case endings used in formal, literary and religious Arabic.
Aimed at beginners or early intermediate learners of Arabic, Mastering Arabic Grammar is ideal for both self-study use and classroom courses.
JANE WIGHTWICK and MAHMOUD GAAFAR share many years' experience in a combination of teaching, educational publishing and commerce in the Arab world. They are the authors of all the titles in the best-selling Mastering Arabic series.
Introduction.- PART 1: FUNDAMENTALS OF ARABIC GRAMMAR.- The Arabic Root System.- Gender: Masculine and Feminine.- The Article.- Pronouns (singular) and Non-verbal Sentences.- Plurals and Plural Pronouns.- Demonstratives.- Adjectives and Descriptive Sentences.- Describing Position.- Forming Questions.- Possession and Attached Pronouns.- Plurals: Broken Plural.- Comparative and Superlative.- The Dual.- PART 2: ARABIC VERBS.- Past Verbs.- Present\Future Verbs.- Irregular Verbs.- Forms of the Verb.- Making Verbs Negative.- Nouns and Adjectives Formed from Verbs.- Dual Verbs.- PART 3: ANSWERS TO ACTIVITIES.