Author: Dr. Imran Hamza Alawiye; Ibrahim al-Dusouqi (calligraphy); Zaynab Alawiye (designer)
Publisher: Anglo-Arabic Graphics Ltd. (December 2003)
Pages: 68 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
Gateway to Arabic is a well-structured, progressive course that has been carefully designed to teach Arabic in a non-Arabic-speaking environment to learners from a broad age range. The series has become well established in Britain and America and is used by a great many Muslim schools and madrasahs, as well as being stocked by the majority of Islamic bookshops in Britain. It is also well suited to individuals wishing to engage in self-study of the language.
The series is intended to take the student from having no knowledge of Arabic, all the way up to GCSE level (the U.K.’s General Certificate in Secondary Education) and beyond.
Book Three 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.
This book covers:
# Over 60 past and present tense verbs
# The imperative and negative imperative
# The nominative, accusative and genitive cases, including the genitive of possession (idafa)
# Comparative and superlative adjectives
# Attached and detached pronouns
# Word roots and word patterns
# Cardinal numbers from 1 to 19 and ordinal numbers from 1 to 10, and the rules governing their usage
# Dialogue practice
# A comprehensive listing of the nouns used in the book, together with their plural forms
# A list of the past tense verbs used in the book, together with their present tense forms