Colloquial Urdu: The Complete Course for Beginners / Edition 2by Tej K. Bhatia, Ashok Koul
Colloquial Urdu provides a step-by-step course in Urdu as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Urdu in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is/em>… See more details below
Colloquial Urdu provides a step-by-step course in Urdu as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Urdu in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required.
Key features include:
- progressive coverage of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
- structured, jargon-free explanations of grammar
- an extensive range of focused and stimulating exercises
- realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of scenarios
- useful vocabulary lists throughout the text
- additional resources available at the back of the book, including a full answer key, a grammar summary, bilingual glossaries and English translations of dialogues.
This second edition has been extensively updated and revised throughout, with particular attention to the Urdu script – coverage is now integrated throughout the book and the script font has been enlarged and improved.
Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Urdu will be an indispensable resource both for independent learners and for students taking courses in Urdu.
Accompanying audio material is available to purchase separately on two CDs or in MP3 format, or comes included in the great value Colloquial Urdu pack. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material complements the book and will help enhance learners’ listening and speaking skills.
By the end of this course, you will be at Level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages and at the Intermediate-High on the ACTFL proficiency scales.
Course components:The complete course comprises the book and audio materials. These are available to purchase separately in paperback, ebook, CD and MP3 format. The paperback and CDs can also be purchased together in the great-value Colloquials pack.
Paperback: 978-0-415-58695-5 (please note this does not include the audio)
CDs : 978-0-415-58696-2
Ebook: 978-0-203-84726-8 (please note this does not include the audio, available from www.tandfebooks.com)
MP3s: 978-0-415-58699-3 (available from www.tandfebooks.com)
Pack : 978-0-415-58698-6 (paperback and CDs)
Table of Contents
Introduction Urdu writing system and pronunciation Urdu Script 1. Script Lesson 2. Script Lesson 3. Script Lesson 4. Script Lesson 5. Script Lesson Units 1. Greetings and social etiquette 2. Where are you from? 3. What would you like? 4. What are your hobbies? 5. What are you going to do during the holidays? 6. What did you do yesterday? 7. Can you speak Urdu? 8. I need to get cheques cashed. 9. What’s written in the fortune cookie? 10. Festivals English-Urdu glossary Urdu-English glossary Reference grammar Key to exercises Index
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