The Key to Arabic: Book
2 builds on reading and writing skills taught in the first book by introducing students to simple sentence structures and key aspects of Arabic grammar, together with a basic vocabulary of well over three hundred words and expressions. Students are taught how to greet and say goodbye to people, how to introduce themselves, describe where they live, and speak about their nationality. They are also taught some aspects of everyday etiquette. Through this book, students gain an understanding of non-verbal and verbal sentences and are introduced to past and present tense verbs in their simplest singular forms. They also learn about attached and detached singular pronouns, uses of the 3 different cases (nominative, accusative, and genitive), masculine and feminine nouns and adjectives, interrogatives (questioning words), adverbs, prepositions, and many other points of grammar. Explanations are kept short and simple, and the use of color coding throughout the book assists students in learning to recognize the various case endings and verb conjugations more readily. Extensive exercises throughout the book provide ample opportunity for reinforcement and application of the topics covered.