Study Guide 5

Media Arabic, Demonstrations, Part 2

Practice Exercises

  • Section 5 pp. 51-54: Refine your understanding of the new vocabulary words by learning their precise use according to category and context.
    • Starting with exercises 3 and 4, categorize the vocabulary words in the provided charts, and then use the appropriate word to complete each sentence in the exercises.
    • Make pairs between the nouns and the verbs, and then use the pairs to fill in the blanks in exercise 5.
    • Use the correct prepositions to complete the paragraphs in exercise 6.
    • Drawing from all the new vocabulary, complete the paragraphs in exercise 7.
  • Section 6 pp. 56-57: Read the hints for successful speed reading, and then title the five excerpts after skimming each one for essential information.
  • Section 7 pp. 59-60: Learn to discern the bias of a news report by noting the author's word choices. Read the excerpts, title them, and then compare them to each other by answering questions 1 through 3.
  • Memorize the vocabulary from pp. 27-31 of the Kendall book.
  • Write two short news reports using the vocabulary from pp. 27-31 in the Kendall book.
  • Prepare to relate the top three headlines of the week in your conversation session.
  • Read the article assigned by your mentor (200 words), and prepare two points to contribute to a discussion in your conversation session.

Homework to Hand in

  • Section 5, exercises 3-7, pp. 51-54
  • Section 7, questions 1-3, pp. 59-60
  • Short news reports using vocabulary on pp. 27-31 of the Kendall book

Self Assessment

  • I have completed Part 2 of "Demonstrations," pp. 51-60.
  • I have learned the precise usage of the vocabulary words from "Demonstrations" and I have practiced using them in sentences and paragraphs.
  • I have practiced speed reading news excerpts to glean essential information.
  • I have learned ways to discern the author's bias by noting and interpreting his or her word choices.
  • I have memorized the vocabulary from the Kendall book, pp. 27-31.
  • I am able to write news reports using the new vocabulary I have learned.
  • I consistently skim Arabic newspapers and can determine and relate the most important headlines.
  • I have read an article from an Arabic newspaper, and I am able to contribute to a discussion about it with my conversation partners.

Conversation Session Partner Guide

  • Have the students report the top three headlines of the week.
  • Have the students summarize the news article (200 words) you assigned to them.
  • Engage the students in a discussion on the news article. Encourage the students to incorporate the new vocabulary, in particular the vocabulary from the Kendall book, pp. 27-31.
  • Have the students watch a news segment, and then ask them questions to test their comprehension. Show them the segment again until they understand it.