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Al-kitaab Fii Ta Allum Al- Arabiyya/A Textbook for Arabicby Kristen Brustad
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Part two is designed to help students advance from understanding and expressing familiar topics and daily life, to reading and discussing topics of general and professional interest. Emphasizing context and grammatical skill rather than memorization, the lessons prepare students to understand the main points of any non-technical text (with the help of a dictionary); carry out basic research; understand the general ideas of lectures on familiar topics; write essays and opinion pieces; recognize and produce the main grammatical structures of formal Arabic; and talk about important figures and ideas in Arabic cultural history. The audiocassettes (ISBN 0-87840-355-8) and passages (ISBN 0-87840-270-5), are priced at $55; the text at $42.50.
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