The News in Modern Standard Arabic

The News in Modern Standard Arabic

(4 customer reviews)

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PDF eBook


A2, B1


210 pages



YouTuber Arabic teacher Ahmad ElKhodary presents 25 interesting news stories from around the world for reading and listening practice and discussion in Modern Standard Arabic.

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Each unit is organized as follows:

  • The Main Text (without tashkeel)
  • Key Words (with a translation matching exercise)
  • The Article (with tashkeel)
  • Comprehension Questions
  • Discussion Questions
  • Expressions and Structures (a multiple-choice exercise)
  • Answer Key (with an English translation of the article)
  • Notes (a lined page for you to take notes at the end of each unit)

The News in Modern Standard Arabic is a much-needed stepping stone for lower-intermediate learners of Arabic who are interested in–but not yet ready to tackle–media Arabic. The book introduces a variety of topics that will take you beyond everyday vocabulary and help you discuss the news and express yourself intelligently in Arabic.

The materials in this book are suitable for independent learners and those studying with the guidance of a teacher. The articles are each presented in four formats–with and without diacritics (tashkeel), as audio tracks, and in translation–to help you with your learning goals.

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4 reviews for The News in Modern Standard Arabic

  1. Lyubo

    Lyubo (verified owner)

    I’ve just purchased and went through the book. I’m really satisfied with my new purchase. A really great job, Ahmad. I strongly recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn media Arabic.

  2. Amin


    As the Egyptian version of this book, I totally recommend for anyone who likes news. Stories are short enough to understand and topics vary widely to find something of interest to anyone. The sections are useful, as are the accompanying exercises. I was so convinced by the book that I regularly book Ahmed for private language sessions, which, again, I can totally recommend. 5 stars.

  3. Ghol

    Ghol (verified owner)

    I just bought this and The News in Egyptian Arabic in PDF form, and I’m surprised that both the PDF of these two E-books aren’t searchable in Arabic, and the characters aren’t stuck together while searching the PDF.

    Please set a standard for your E-books like “Arabic Learner’s Dictionary” and consider fixing the problems I’m having with them.

    Thank you.

  4. Jennifer


    I have the MSA (fus’ha) version of the book. I was worried that the articles might be political, but they’re not. The author keeps them light and fun, and there are plenty of guides to help you learn on your own or with a teacher. Recommended!

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