The News in Egyptian Arabic

The News in Egyptian Arabic

(3 customer reviews)

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PDF eBook


B1, B2


210 pages



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

The language of the media in Egypt is Modern Standard Arabic. But this only means that the news is published in MSA; Egyptians still discuss news topics in Egyptian Arabic, and this is where this book comes into play. The News in Egyptian Arabic will expose you to a variety of topics that take you beyond everyday vocabulary and help you discuss the news and express yourself intelligently in natural, spoken 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 several formats to help you with your learning goals.

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, and the article in phonemic transcription)
  • Notes (a lined page for you to take notes at the end of each unit)

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3 reviews for The News in Egyptian Arabic

  1. Dirk


    Though I am learning Fusha and some Levantine Arabic, I decided to purchase the paper version of “The News in Egyptian Arabic”. Especially as I use a lot of audio material, and many books from other publishing houses often have a very limited number of audio recordings going along with the reading material. And this book is excellent both in regard to the audio material and in many other ways, as you have an article as it would appear in a newspaper, without tashkeel, then keywords and definitions, the text with tashkeel, questions you can use for discussions with your teachers, some useful expression and finally the translations in addition to the recordings of the text and the keywords! This makes it possible to work on a chapter in different ways, e.g. listen to it first, work on the key words, listen to it again. Or you start off reading without tashkeel, then listen to it, and slowly work your way through the other way . And as you have the translations, you don’t need to spend hours on looking up words in dictionaries- something I have done a lot in recent months. All in all a perfect book to make yourself familiar with different kinds of news items you would come across in BBC Arabic or Al Jazeera. I just wish there were a version in Fusha (maybe using the same articles and just record the audio in Fusha??).

  2. prashant

    prashant (verified owner)

    This book is just excellent even though i have not started yet. I have glanced through the contents and i can say that this book deserves a well praise. There is no other teacher other than Ahmed who teaches Egyptian dialect regularly and consistently. It is well recommended for those who are bored of going through the pain of reading MSA which is too difficult because of it’s complexity. Thanks a lot for this book.

  3. Pascal


    An excellent book I’ve just purchased. I really enjoy the recordings.

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