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Arabic stories for language learners : traditional Middle Eastern tales in Arabic and English
The traditional stories of a country are invaluable at providing insight into understanding the culture, history and language of a people. The sixty-six stories found in Arabic Stories for Language Learners present the vocabulary and grammar used everyday in Arabic-speaking countries. Pulled from a wide variety of sources that have been edited and simplified for learning purposes, these stories are presented in parallel Arabic and English, facilitating language learning in the classroom and via self-study. Each story is followed by a series of questions in Arabic and English to test comprehension and encourage discussion. Arabic Stories for Language Learners brings Arab culture to life in a colorful and immediate way. Regardless of whether or not you have a working knowledge of Arabic, this book gives readers a tantalizing introduction to the wisdom and humor of these ancient desert-dwelling peoples. An audio CD in Arabic and English helps students of Arabic improve their pronunciation and inflection, and immerses non-students into the uniquely Arabic storytelling style.
First edition.
Introduction -- Being Employed Is Better Than Being Unemployed -- Juha and the Police Officer -- The Child and the Grocer -- Juha and the Thief -- If I Had Been Riding It, I Would Have Been Lost -- An Appropriate Answer -- Fish Is Sold Here -- The Intelligent Boy and the Caliph -- The Poor Ruler -- The Bedouins, Dwellers of the Desert -- The King and the Miller -- The Caliph and the Old Man -- A Father's Advice -- The Lost Treasure -- The Caliph and the Milk Seller -- Juha and His Donkey -- The Thief Who Was Robbed -- Manhood Among the Arabs -- It Is Already Too Late -- The Girl and the Coals -- The Arab Sheik and the Spanish Man -- Harun Al-Rashid and the Sheik -- The Bedouin and Poverty -- Umar and the Hungry Woman.
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255 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm + 1 audio disc (digital, MP3 file ; 4 3/4 in.)
Tuttle Publishing,
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Tokyo ; Rutland, Vermont : Tuttle Publishing, [2013]

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