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Hide and Speak Italian
An interactive picture word book
Hide and Speak goes further than most picture word books. It offers an effective and simple way to learn over 130 key Italian words, following the tried-and-tested method of “look, cover, and speak.”
Using the two wipe-clean flaps at the back of the book to cover the words or the pictures, you can practice speaking or writing the words as many times as you want.
The book is organized into 15 popular themes, including farm, school, family, colors, and food.
Each theme contains: 9 key words and picture prompts an easy guide to pronouncing the key words simple phrases using the key words a humorous full-color picture illustrating each theme
An enjoyable and practical way to learn the first essential words in Italian!
Hide & Speak Books Available from Barron’s
French * Italian * Spanish
This language teaching picture book for boys and girls uses a proven method to teach Italian vocabulary to English-speaking children. Kids can open the book to any right-hand page and they will see two vertical columns. The column at left shows pictures; the right-hand column is a word list in Italian--a label for each picture. After studying the page and pronouncing the words out loud several times, kids cover the pictures with the book's front-cover flap and recite each word as they try to recall its picture. Next, they uncover the pictures, but cover the word list, using the book's back cover flap. With the pictures to prompt them, they must try to repeat the correct words to match the pictures that they see. Words and pictures are grouped according to a series of themes that include On the Farm, In the Classroom, At the Zoo, At the Beach, and others.