Italian Conversation

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Practice the art of conversation in Italian!

Want to strike up a conversation with a native Italian speaker but are nervous that you're not ready? Practice Makes Perfect: Italian Conversation helps you overcome that obstacle, and—before you know it—you'll be speaking comfortably in your new language.

Inside you will find realistic conversational situations, from meeting people to talking about sports to discussing current events to just having ...

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Overview

Practice the art of conversation in Italian!

Want to strike up a conversation with a native Italian speaker but are nervous that you're not ready? Practice Makes Perfect: Italian Conversation helps you overcome that obstacle, and—before you know it—you'll be speaking comfortably in your new language.

Inside you will find realistic conversational situations, from meeting people to talking about sports to discussing current events to just having fun. With these engaging dialogues as a starting point, each unit is packed with helpful instructions on correct grammar and word usage—in addition to lots of conversation-ready phrases that will be indispensable as your fluency increases.

Of course you'll get plenty of practice, practice, practice using your new conversational skills. Each dialogue is followed by a variety of exercises that not only give you the opportunity to put new concepts into action but also encourage you to construct personalized conversations. These lessons will reassure even the most hesitant speakers that they too can achieve a confident—and spontaneous—speaking style.

Practice Makes Perfect: Italian Conversation will help you

  • Talk more like a native speaker and expand your vocabulary
  • Master everyday Italian expressions through numerous realistic examples
  • Reinforce your new conversational skills through extensive exercises

Before you know it, you'll be confidently speaking Italian with your Italian-speaking friends—or you'll be ready to make new ones!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071770897
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/10/2012
  • Series: Practice Makes Perfect Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 279,260
  • Product dimensions: 8.48 (w) x 10.64 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Marcel Danesi is a professor of semiotics and anthropology at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Italian Grammar.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Making Contact
2. Talking about Basic Notions
3. Talking to Others
4. Talking about Others
5. Talking about Jobs and One’s Life at Home
6. Talking about Daily Life
7. Talking about the Weather, the Seasons, and Holidays
8. Talking about Leisure Time
9. Talking about Traveling
10. Talking about This and That
Answer Key

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