Italian Made Simple

Italian Made Simple

by Cristina Mazzoni

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Italian Made Simple by Cristina Mazzoni

Whether you are planning a romantic Italian getaway, packing a knapsack for your junior year abroad, or just want to engage your Italian business associate in everyday conversation, Italian Made Simple is the perfect book for any self-learner. Void of all the non-essentials and refreshingly easy to understand, Italian Made Simple includes:

* basics of grammar
* vocabulary building exercises
* pronunciation aids
* common expressions
* word puzzles and language games
* contemporary reading selections
* Italian culture and history
* economic information
* Italian-English and English-Italian dictionaries

Complete with drills, exercises, and answer keys for ample practice opportunities, Italian Made Simple will soon have you speaking Italian like a native.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780767915397
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 08/19/2003
Edition description: Revised and Updated Edition
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 77,886
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Cristina Mazzoni is a professor of romance languages at the University of Vermont, where she has been teaching Italian language, literature, and culture since 1993.

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Italian Made Simple 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been studying Italian for seven months, with formal private lessons with an Italian tutor, various workbooks, and membership in many Italian conversation practice groups in NYC. This book is by far my favorite - with its serial story weaving through each chapter, along with related sections on vocabulary, grammar, Italian tonguetwisters for pronunciation, proverbs, and other Italian cultural notes. A most welcome addition to a beginner student's exercise books. I've completed through Chapter 27, and can say "Finalmente!" to the sweet storyline of il signor Campi e la sua insegnante privata, la signora Ricca. It's a joy to be reading a story in Italian at such an early stage of Italian language studies. Che divertente!
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a senior taking Italian once a week, I like to have work-on-your-own material to keep the brain interested. One of the best reasons I think this is the best workbook is because it has a good story line in the readings that continues from one chapter to the next. As well, it clearly explains grammar, vocabulary, idioms, etc.
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I am so frustrated that I am still waiting for this book to come out. The date of release has been changed three times since I have pre-ordered it. Have been waiting well over 7 months to see the date has changed again. Seriously. Has the Italian language changed so much in the last year that updates to the book continue to be necessary?
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Outstanding! The best way to learn italian. The lessons come with new words every time so that your your not cramming a bunch down your throat at once. Great!