Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 9 books are similar in complexity to level 8, with strong patterns and similar events and episodes. Non-fiction titles use non-fiction tools - including signs, labels, captions and diagrams - where necessary. Single-word spacing is used from level 9 upwards. In addition, very high-frequency words appear consistently without vowel markings. These features will help the students get used to the traditional norms of printed Arabic. Find out about some of the wonderful places in the Middle East. This book introduces children to the pyramids at Giza, Egypt, Petra in Jordan, and the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi, along with the Jeita Grotto in Lebanon, Socotra Island off the coast of Yemen and Al-Ahsa Oasis in Saudi Arabia.