It’s 2011 and Egypt is ripe for change. Hopeful citizens are pouring into the streets. Mariam, an aspiring journalist, finds herself in the center of the excitement, in Tahrir Square, on a fateful day in January.
The Modern Standard Arabic Readers series aims to provide learners with much-needed exposure to authentic language. The fifteen books in the series are at a similar level (B1-B2) and can be read in any order. The stories are a fun and flexible tool for building vocabulary, improving language skills, and developing overall fluency.
The main text is presented on even-numbered pages with tashkeel (diacritics) to aid in reading, while parallel English translations on odd-numbered pages are there to help you better understand new words and idioms. A second version of the text is given at the back of the book, without the distraction of tashkeel and translations, for those who are up to the challenge.
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