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.
Gateway to Arabic Book Four 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 reinforced through the provision of realistic dialogues to enable the student to gain greater confidence and fluency in using Arabic.
This book covers:
# Family relationships
# Home and family life
# Asking for and giving directions
# Telling the time
# Extensive dialogue practice
# Doubled root letter verbs
# Hollow verbs
# Verbs with an initial alif or waw
# Verbs with a medial or final hamza
# Interrogative particles
# Rules governing hamza
# Cardinal numbers from 20 to 99 and ordinal numbers from 1 to 19 and the rules governing their use.
# A comprehensive listing of the nouns used in the book, together with their plural forms
# A list of the past tense of 115 verbs used in the book, together with their present tense forms