Synopses & Reviews
Readers can teach themselves Italian at their own pace with this book. An opening discussion of Italian sounds, pronunciation, and spelling is followed with lessons on greeting people, asking and answering basic questions, using polite expressions, counting, making comparisons, expressing preferences, and carrying on everyday verbal transactions at stores, banks, and restaurants. Although mainly a self-teaching manual, E-Z Italian's many exercises and quick-check quizzes also make it a fine textbook supplement for classroom use. Barron's E-Z Series books are updated, and re-formatted editions of Barron's older and perennially popular Easy Way books. Titles in the new E-Z Series feature extensive two-color treatment, a fresh, modern typeface, and more graphic material than ever. All are self-teaching manuals that cover a wide variety of practical and academic subjects, written on levels that range from senior high school to college-101 standards.
Italian makes sense when you approach it the E-Z way! Open this book for a clear, concise, step-by-step review of:
Correct Pronunciation Spelling and Punctuation Greetings and Polite Expressions Counting and Making Comparisons Useful Phrases for Asking and Answering Questions Parts of Speech Rules of Grammar . . . and more
Measure your progress as you learn Italian: Develop your conversational fluency and listening comprehension Take each chapter's quizzes and check your answers And discover that learning grammar can be E-Z!
Table of Contents
Introduction 1 ITALIAN SOUNDS AND NAMES 2 STRESS, INTONATION, AND
Putting It All Together (Chs. 1-2)
Culture Capsule 1: Names and
Surnames 3 HI, HOW'S IT GOING? 4 PERSONS AND THINGS
Putting It All Together (Chs. 3-4)
Culture Capsule 2: Titles 5 MAY I HELP YOU? 6 AT THE (COFFEE) BAR!
Putting It All Together (Chs. 5-6)
Culture Capsule 3: Currency
Vocabulary Checkpoint #1 (Chs. 1-6) 7 WHERE SHALL WE GO? 8 AT THE AIRPORT!
Putting It All Together (Chs. 7-8)
Culture Capsule 4: Holidays 9 ONE, TWO, THREE … 10 AT THE DOCTOR'S!
Putting It All Together (Chs. 9-10)
Culture Capsule 5: Italian Time 11 HELLO! WHO'S SPEAKING? 12 AT THE BANK!
Putting It All Together (Chs. 11-12)
Culture Capsule 6: Banks
Vocabulary Checkpoint #2 (Chs. 7-12) 13 DO YOU LIKE IT? 14 ALL IN THE FAMILY
Putting It All Together (Chs. 13-14)
Culture Capsule 7: The Italian Family 15 WHO'S THE TALLEST? 16 AT THE RESTAURANT!
Putting It All Together (Chs. 15-16)
Culture Capsule 8: Eating Out 17 LET'S GO SHOPPING! 18 REALLY?
Culture Capsule 9: New Technologies
Vocabulary Checkpoint #3 (Chs. 13-18) Answer Key Regular Verb Charts Irregular Verb Charts Vocabularies