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Puzzles and Tips to Decipher the Script and Learn Your First 100 Words in Arabic
This Beginner's Quick and Easy Guide is specifically designed to help learners overcome one of the major obstacles to learning Arabic: reading the Arabic script. Whether you're learning on your own or in a class, this workbook and the flash cards contained inside will help you learn Arabic in the same effective way that children first learn to decipher their own language.
Features of Your First 100 Words in Arabic: The Introduction provides a helpful insight into the Arabic alphabet and shows you how Arabic letters are joined to form words. Scriptbreaker Tips help you focus on how to read Arabic. A Pronunciation Guide describes the sounds of Arabic. Eight Topic Chapters group the words by theme: Around the home - Clothes - Around town - Countryside - Opposites - Animals - Parts of the body - Useful expressions. Each of the 100 Words is clearly presented in Arabic script, with its English meaning, pronunciation, and an illustration to aid memorization. Tear-out Flash Cards help you recognize the Arabic words and learn their meaning and pronunciation. Instructions explain how to use the flash cards as an effective learning tool. Extensive Games and Puzzles-matching exercises, word searches, and memory tests-provide a fun way to test your ability to read, pronounce, and understand the words in each chapter. Finally, a Round-Up chapter enables you to review all 100 words presented in the book. Answers to all exercises are included.
This practical activity book not only gives you a great start to learning Arabic with 100 key words but also provides helpful ways to expand your reading vocabulary.
Learning a new language can be scary for a beginner, especially for someone who has attempted once before and failed. The reasons are many: too fast a pace, an overwhelming amount of vocabulary, or problematic memorization. Your First 100 Words series eliminates these obstacles by presenting the meanings and pronunciations of 100 basic words in a simple workbook format, each illustrated and transliterated so the learner can grasp the word without struggling.
The 100 words represent basic topics such as clothes, around town, countryside, opposites, animals, parts of the body, and useful expressions. The learner can test his or her knowledge using the many word games, matching exercises, word searches, and memory tests.
Your First 100 Words series can be used by students as a supplement for their language courses, by parents as an introduction for young children, or by reluctant learners independently.
-- Tear-out flash cards to reinforce new words
-- A "Roundup" chapter that reviews the 100 words and their meanings
-- An answer key to all the puzzles at the back of the book
This book is designed to teach the beginner a basic vocabulary of 100 Arabic wordscovering 8 everyday topics: around the home/ clothes/ around town (including transportation)/ countryside/ essentials/ opposities/ animals/ parts of the body.
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