Your Arabic Friend by Ghassan Mahir


Your Arabic Friend by Ghassan Mahir

Your Arabic Friend, Arabic GCSE Based on the requirements of EDEXCEL SPECIFICATION (SYLLABUS), it provides candidates with sound knowledge of the Arabic language while preparing them for the GCSE EXAMINATIONS. Covering the AREAS OF ACTIVITIES of the GCSE Edexcel Arabic syllabus. Usage of all the words of the MINIMUM CORE VOCABULARY list and much more. Extensive TRANSLATION within the text of Arabic words to English. ALL TYPES OF TEACHING METHODS: descriptive texts, dialogues, tables, lists, short stories and plenty of pictures. EXERCISES AND REVISION EXERCISES throughout and EXAMINATION-STYLE TESTS WITH ANSWERS, for the four areas of assessment: reading, listening, conversation and writing. APPENDICES containing examination rubrics, completely translated, common mistakes and innovative and practical application of word derivation in Arabic. AN AUDIO CD SET with recordings of the text of all listening exercises and questions, by NATIVE ARAB SPEAKERS. The INTRODUCTION AND THE WORD DERIVATION ARE ALL WRITTEN IN ENGLISH to ensure immediate and comprehensive understanding by the students. Technical details: 280 pages; format A4 (297 x 210mm); heavy duty paper; full-colour; perfect bound laminated cover ISBN 978-1-908871-15-2 Related products: Your Arabic Friend listening CD set (2 CDs): ISBN 978-1-908871-16-9 The Grammar and Writing Guide - written specifically for the Writing Test of the Arabic GCSE examinations, including grammar, punctuation, style and planning your writing, and 70 ready-written pieces covering the GCSE examination tasks: ISBN 978-1-908871-17-6

About the Author

Ghassan Mahir, B.Sc. After completing his BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Baghdad University in 1977, he worked in the engineering field for eight years in Iraq and Kuwait, only to see his engineering profession ending prematurely as a result of health problems, and moving as a result to the UK in 1985. His writing career started in 1984 and now he has some 40 published works - including translations - in Arabic language education, alternative medicine, socio-politics and Islamic studies. He has completed several diplomas in alternative medicine and has written books on that subject, in both Arabic and English, some of which are still in print. He is the author of many Arabic language educational books for GCSE and A-level students and teachers, published by M M Books, which include topic-based books, study resources, grammar and literary criticism, and he is also a co-author of books for pre-GCSE level. His books are used by schools all over the UK, as well as in many national and international schools abroad.

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280 pages


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Publication date

1st September 2009



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