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Gateway to Arabic 3 offers a step-by-step approach to learning past and present tense verbs with plenty of opportunity for practice. Each point of grammar is reinforced through sample conversations that offer the student the chance to use the language in a meaningful context and develop confidence in self-expression.
Gateway to Arabic 4 focuses on family relationships and life in the home. It builds upon the student’s knowledge of past, present and imperative verbs by introducing some hollow, doubled root letter and’hamzated’ verb forms. Each topic is supported by realistic passages of dialogue to enable the student to gain greater confidence and fluency in using Arabic.
Gateway to Arabic 5 focuses on air travel, meals and medical matters. It builds upon the student’s knowledge of first form verbs, by introducing various defective forms (verbs containing one or more weak root letters). The book also extends the student’s understanding of cardinal numbers into the thousands and suggests practical applications for their use. Passages of dialogue, sample emails and model telephone conversations enable the student to gain greater confidence and fluency in using Arabic, while comprehension passages challenge the learner to extend their understanding.
Professor Abdur Rahim, Director of the Translation Centre of the King Fahd Quran Printing Complex and former Professor of Arabic at the Islamic University of Madinah, Saudi Arabia, has authored texts designed to impart a knowledge of classical Arabic through applied grammar. Each lesson, based on a conversation, illustrates distinctive language patterns. These patterns are elucidated by a variety of helpful exercises. The vocabulary ranges from classical and Quranic Arabic to modern Arabic. This series of books is currently being utilized at various schools to prepare students for the University of London (UK) GCE O-Level and A-Level examinations.