Synopses & Reviews
Chat like a native Italian speaker
Want to hold conversations in Italian but you can't get past Come stai? Non e un problema With Italian Conversation Demystified you'll develop your skills so quickly you'll sound like you were born in Bologna or made your living in Milan.
Beginning with common Italian phrases you already know, this book covers key topics such as going out on the town, talking on the phone, asking for directions, and making future plans. Step by step, you'll build your Italian conversation skills and--in no time--you will learn how to talk about the past and future, express opinions, ask for advice, make small talk, and such more. To help you on your way, the accompanying audio CDs feature two-and-half hours of conversations performed by native speakers and interactive practice exercises and quizzes.
This fast and easy guide features: In-depth dialogues presented both in the book and on the audio Audio practice exercises that get you speaking immediately Step-by-step guidance through the fundamentals of communicating in Italian Coverage of essential conversational skills such as asking a question or making comparisons Quizzes at the end of each chapter that reinforce new communication skills
So when you are ready to graduate from simple questions to having full discussions with Italian speakers, Italian Conversation Demystified is your shortcut to mastering this popular language.
Unlock the riddle of speaking and interacting in Italian
Italian Conversation DeMYSTiFied provides you with a solid foundation for building conversation skills in your new language. You can go at your own pace as you are guided through the fundamentals of communicating in Italian.
Organized around everyday themes such as meeting people, making plans, and talking on the phone, each chapter features a conversation you can follow in the book and on the audio disk, so you can see and hear how Italians really speak. You'll get tips on ways to ask a question or make comparisons. Soon you'll be using Italian just like a native speaker!
This book features:
- In-depth dialogs presented both in the book and on the audio
- Coverage of essential communication skills (such as asking a question or making comparisons)
- Review of key grammar points
- Written and verbal activities to reinforce new communication skills
Topics include: Introduction to Italian, Getting Acquainted, Everyday Life, Expressing Likes and Dislikes, La cucina italiana, Planning a Trip in Italy, Going Out for the Evening, Outdoor Activities, Private and Public Festivals, Talking About Your Trip
About the Author
Beth Bartolini-Salimbeni has more than twenty years experience teaching Italian at a secondary and post-secondary level. She was a test developer for several ETS exams in the areas of Spanish and Italian and was ETSs representative to the national task force that developed the AP Italian curriculum. A College Board endorsed consultant in World Languages and Cultures, she teaches workshops and institutes to teachers of modern languages. She also served as a member of the World Languages Commission for Italian.