Basic Arabic Workbook: For Revision and Practice

HARDBACK ISBN 1898948771 / £45.00

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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
• 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
Arabic-English 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.
– 352 pages
– Published by Bennett & Bloom, 2005




1. Reading 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
Vocabulary index
Appendix: Grammatical tables. Grammatical index.