A Beginner's Guide to Tajiki

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Psychology Press, 2004 - Foreign Language Study - 371 pages
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This textbook has been written for English-speakers learning Tajiki. Each lesson contains the following sections: a short commentary in English on the subject around which the lesson has been prepared; a key vocabulary list on the lesson's theme; dialogues focused around the theme of the lesson; a grammar section introducing one or more points of grammar; exercises providing opportunities for controlled practice of new vocabulary and grammar presented in that lesson. Many lessons also include proverbs and short texts followed by discussion questions, and there is a quiz, to promote free language practice or encourage thinking about how to ask and answer questions. The book's appendices contain useful information, such as examples of formal/informal letters, invitations, and congratulation/condolence speeches.
 

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Contents

Lesson 1 The Tajiki Alphabet
1
Lesson 2 Forms of Address Getting Acquainted
9
Lesson 3 Family
25
Lesson 4 EducationProfessions
39
Lesson 5 HouseCourtyardGarden
54
Lesson 6 HouseCourtyardGarden continued
68
Lesson 7 TimeSeasonsWeather
84
Lesson 8 CountriesNationalities Languages
103
Lesson 15 At the OfficeOn the Telephone
225
Lesson 16 Free TimeVisiting as a Guest
243
Lesson 17 At the Doctors Folk Medicine
263
Lesson 18 Animals
281
Lesson 19 HolidaysCelebrations Ceremonies
298
Lesson 20 LawPolitics International Relations
319
Lesson 21 TourismNature
337
Answers to Lesson 1 Exercises
354

Lesson 9 Parts of the Body
120
Lesson 10 The CityThe Street
135
Lesson 11 Market
155
Lesson 12 At the Shop
174
Lesson 13 At the Restaurant Cafe and TeaHouse
190
Lesson 14 In the Hotel
209
Appendixes
355
A Brief Introduction to Tajiki Grammar
383
TajikiEnglish Dictionary
446
Acknowledgements
558
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About the author (2004)

John Hayward has taught English as a foreign language in Tajikistan since 1995 and is now director of a non-governmental organisation contributing to educational development.

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