Synopses & Reviews
Your all-audio survival program for conversational proficiency in practical skills, from greetings to travel around, booking a hotel room to shopping and eating out Speak Arabic with Confidence contains ten topics (with two conversations each) with specific objectives. Each topic introduces 15 key words (plus some cognates), three structures/useful phrases, and one main grammar point. You are encouraged from the start to speak out loud; your confidence will be built through a variety of listening exercises. The 20 conversations and following explanations and instructions are simple and bite-sized, making this a very accessible program for on-the-go learning.
In addition, the third CD provides practical guidance on holding two-way conversations, covering such difficulties as speaking with people who talk very fast or use words and phrases that you do not know.
About the Author
Jane Wightwick teaches Arabic and is the author and publisher of Arabic courses. Mahmoud Gaafar worked for the United Nations and Radio Cairo. He now writes print, radio and TV resources for the Arabic-speaking world.
Table of Contents
CDs 1 and 2 / 1. This is my family - Pleased to meet you / 2. Taxi! - We've reserved a room / 3. Where's the station? - Ordering drinks and snacks / 4. Shopping for food - In the souk / 5. What is there to see? - Buying tickets / 6. Do you like seafood? - In the restaurant / 7. My home is your home - What should I wear? / 8. Can we hire diving gear? - I dont like boats! / 9. What's the matter? - At the chemist's / 10. Saying goodbye - Staying in touch / CD3 / Skills and strategies for listening and understanding