Modern Iraqi Arabic with MP3 Files is an introductory textbook—suitable for classroom or self-study—for those with no previous knowledge of Arabic or those who know Arabic but want to learn the Iraqi dialect. A detailed discussion of the consonants, vowels, and other characteristics of Iraqi phonetics—including pronunciation exercises on the CD—serve the needs of travelers, businesspeople, diplomats, archaeologists, and scholars who want to learn to speak the language quickly and efficiently. NEW TO THIS EDITION: ? Arabic script has been added so the reader has a choice of following the Arabic writing or the transcription in the Roman alphabet. ? Four entirely new lessons cover medical care, media (radio, television, and journalism), telephone conversations, and cultural and folkloric tales. ? All audio materials from the first edition—plus new audio materials for the new lessons—are included as MP3 files on a CD bound into the book.