Italian on the Go

Italian on the Go

by Marcel Danesi

Audio Other(Other - Book & 2 Cassettes)



This program is made up of 22 units. Each one is built around a communicative function (telling time, asking for directions, etc.), and two or three dialogues presenting common daily situations and the language needed to handle them.

First, you will listen to each dialogue as it is introduced by a friendly English-speaking narrator setting the stage for what you're going to hear.

After listening to the entire dialogue, you will hear the English meaning of each sentence or part of a sentence, followed by the Italian, and then by a pause allowing you to imitate and learn.

Then you will hear the entire dialogue again, and ideally you will understand everything.

This will be followed, in the first five units of the program, by an "acting out" section, where you will be able to take one of the parts in the dialogue-in other words "interact" with the people on the tape! In this section, every pause will be followed by a confirmation, so that you will be able to check your performance right away.

Finally, your friendly guide will give you a few tips about Italian language or culture, as it relates to the dialogue you've just mastered.

As you can see, Italian on the Go is an easy-to-use self-teaching program that lets you learn effortlessly by just listening and imitating. All you need is a cassette player and a willingness to learn. So, enjoy yourself as you learn Italian…"on the go"!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764173509
Publisher: B.E.S. Publishing
Publication date: 12/01/2001
Series: On the Go
Edition description: Book & 2 Cassettes
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 5.46(w) x 8.12(h) x 1.24(d)

Table of Contents

Starting a Conversation
1.   Hellos and Goodbyes
2.   Introductions
3.   Asking for Assistance

Talking About the Basics
4.   Numbers
5.   Telling Time
6.   Dates

Talking to People
7.   Asking for Information
8.   Asking for Directions
9.   On the Phone

Talking About People
10.   Looks/Character/Job
11.  Relationships
12.  At Home

Daily Life
13.  At the Supermarket
14.  At a Commercial Center
15.  At the Bank

Leisure Time
16.  Sports/Weather/Seasons
17.  Going Out
18.  At a Restaurant

19.  At the Train Station
20.  Getting Accommodations
21.  Driving
22.  At the Airport


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