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Easy Arabic Reader / Edition 1

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Overview

The bestselling Easy Reader series, with its distinctive three-part structure that leads beginners to intermediate-level comprehension, now offers Arabic - and aids learners with audio recordings of selected readings from the book freely accessible online.

About the Book

The highly successful Easy Reader series is based on the distinctive approach that the best way to build language skills is to start reading it. Suitable for beginners to intermediate-level learners, this book features engaging readings of progressive difficulty that allow readers to rapidly build comprehension. Review sections and comprehension questions are integrated throughout the text to reinforce what is learned through the readings.

This book, divided into three parts, begins with a series of stories about an Arab-American as he takes a tour of the Middle East as a graduation present. In the second part, readers are introduced to key figures of Arab History, from Saladin, who fought the Crusades, to Said Ouita, the Moroccan Olympic runner. Finally, learners encounter adapted stories from tradition sources like the 1001 Arabian Nights, with a humorous modern slant.

Complementing this bestselling series is an online component that provides a tremendous new dimension for beginning learners. A free-access website provides recordings of many of the readings contained in the book - providing learners with a perfect way to recognize unknown words and improve their pronunciation.

Features

  • Easy Reader series has excellent track record: 140,000+ copies sold of all editions.
  • No other book on the market offers beginner-level Arabic readings.
  • Convenient audio format allows listening online.
  • Growing audience: study of Arabic has grown since 2000, but there are limited materials to progress beyond beginner.
  • Progression of readings builds language skills gradually
  • Introduces overview of rich history of Arab world
  • Audio recordings promote stronger listening and pronunciation skills
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071754026
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/28/2011
  • Series: Easy Reader Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 963,078
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Jane Wightwick and Mahmoud Gaafar are highly experienced authors of Arabic and developers of language learning materials.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2013

    Another ill prepared ebook.

    The promo blurb is for some other book. The sample is useless. Obviously nobody at B&N looked at this product before offering it. Too many academic books are provided in this slap dash way and i doubt a B&N employee will respond to the problem in general or particular.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2013

    This is very helpful for someone who can read Arabic easily and

    This is very helpful for someone who can read Arabic easily and has a basic vocabulary. The incremental progression is great.

    The problem is that you cannot enlarge the arabic text. So far, zooming in only increases the English text.
    This becomes very difficult to read on the iphone and requires one taking a screen shot and viewing it in 'photos'. This is not as inconvenient as it sounds for the type of resource where you are intentionally spending a lot of time on particular pages.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2012

    Disappointed

    I went to see the free sample on the book and found it has 7 pages not related directly to book content. Wasted my time

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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