Buongiorno a tutti.
Today we have a new, free Italian lesson on the use and omission of articles which should be doable in just 10 minutes or so. Perfect for all you busy people!
And then, some relaxing music (to promote this week’s ‘Book of the Week’!)
First the lesson, which is basically a list of when you should and shouldn’t use the definite article.
It’s well worth a look, whatever your level, as there are plenty of differences between English and Italian that can trip you up.
Reading through the explanations will take just a minute or two. Then there’s one short practice exercise to check your understanding.
The whole thing could easily be done in your lunch break, or in the time it takes to boil a pot of water to throw your pasta into…
Back in 1990, the Oscar for Best Foreign Film was won by… Nuovo Cinema Paradiso!
We’re talking an A2/B1-level easy Italian reader, which would normally sell for €9.99 but is now half price, just €4.99, until Sunday.
Before I tell you more about the story, click this link to hear Ennio Morricone’s soundtrack on Youtube.
Got that playing? Relaxing isn’t it?
So, about the film and our e-book version, here’s the blurb from our online shop:
One of Italian cinema’s masterpieces, the Oscar-winning ‘Nuovo Cinema Paradiso’, directed by Giuseppe Tornatore, is retold here for learners of Italian.
Growing up without a father in post-WW2 Sicily isn’t easy, but Totò makes friends with Alfredo, projectionist at the town’s only cinema, and develops a passion for movies…
Download your free sample chapter here (.pdf).
Then, if you like it, get the full version from our online shop here.
Eight chapters, eight glossaries, eight exercises, and the audio recording available online to listen to as often as you like. And all for less than the price of an ‘aperitivo’, if you act this week!