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Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) is the literary language of today’s books, media, and formal communication throughout the Arab world, the region’s principal shared language of written and official discourse. The sixth book in this new series for the classroom is designed for the Advanced levels, the mid- and high-advanced stages of the ACTFL proficiency level, and C1 in the Common European Framework for Arabic learners. The aim of this book is to help students to read and write long and complex factual and literary texts in order to appreciate different writing styles. Its main feature is the tools it gives students to allow them to learn how to debate and discuss different ideas, describe problems, and present solutions to those problems with the use of idioms and expressions.
The students’ facility with sentence structure and vocabulary is increased by reading newspapers and listening to news broadcasts, and by writing about real-life interests such as social, economic, political, human rights, and gender issues. The chapters guide students through the gradual acquisition of vocabulary and grammar. Exercises at the end of each chapter cover all essential skills, with emphasis on reading, writing, and discussion. The accompanying DVD includes audio material for all listening activities, dialogs, and reading exercises. The book is further supported by online interactive reading and writing drills, and authentic television debate programs.