Living Italian Book & CD 6E
|Author:||Maria Valgimigli; Derek Aust|
|Series:||Living Italian Ser.|
This new 6th edition includes an up-to-date culture and vocabulary guide, allowing you to broaden your knowledge of contemporary language and customs.
Do you want to learn Italian or brush up what you know already? Are you looking for a course with a traditional approach to language learning, based on solid grammatical foundations, translation skills and practical vocabulary? If so, this is the course for you.
The material covers a variety of everyday topics in a simple, concise manner. There are plenty of examples and explanations to illustrate how the language works and to build confidence. Each unit, designed to build systematically on what you have already learned, contains:
- clear grammar explanations
- vocabulary lists
- reading material consisting of a story, dialogue or letter
- questions for speaking practice
- 32pp test-yourself section giving you extra practice and allowing you to monitor your progress as you go through the course, helping you keep on top of tricky grammar points and regularly testing the vocabulary you're learning.
There are also revision units to help you practise what you are learning. At the back of the book, an exercise key enables you to check your answers while grammar and vocabulary sections provide a useful reference.
The accompanying audio will help you with listening and speaking. In addition to a full pronunciation section, it contains reading passages and dialogues from the course book, followed by comprehension questions in Italian, together with model answers.
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'this is one of the best language books that I've ever seen' -- amazonco.uk user review '[I] am constantly buying myself a new copy as I often "lend" out my copy which regularly doesn't get returned!' -- amazonc.co.uk user review 'it has a nice tone, is a pleasure to work through, and is thorough' -- amazon.co.uk user review
Derek Aust, who has updated Maria Valgimigli's original course, is an experienced author and has published with OUP, Berlitz and Hodder Murray.
Introduction The alphabet; pronunciation Section One Lesson 1 La classe Lesson 2 Una casa Lesson 3 Un giardino Lesson 4 Una sala da pranzo Lesson 5 In citta Lesson 6 In campagno (Il primo gioco dell'alfabeto) Lesson 7 Al mare Lesson 8 La montagna Lesson 9 Un incontro Lesson 10 Al mercato Revision Section Two Lesson 11 Al teatro Lesson 12 Alla fattoria (Il secondo gioco dell'alfabeto) Lesson 13 I laghi Lesson 14 Una lettera Lesson 15 La risposta Lesson 16 Prepararsi per il viaggio Lesson 17 La partenza Lesson 18 Da Londra a Dover Lesson 19 La traversata della Manica Lesson 20 Sul treno Revision Section Three Lesson 21 L'arrivo in Italia Lesson 22 Da Genova a Viareggio Lesson 23 Pisa Lesson 24 Da Viareggio a Firenze Lesson 25 Siena Lesson 26 Roma Lesson 27 Da Roma a Milano Lesson 28 Milano Lesson 29 Venezia Lesson 30 Il ritorno Revision Self-assessment tests Appendices Italian-English vocabulary English-Italian vocabulary Grammatical Index Audio Content