It’s venerdì, and so time for another free Italian dialogue with transcript from OnlineItalianClub.com! Today we’re continuing the theme of invitations. On Wednesday we were accepting them, whereas today we’re finding excuses not to go… “The pub? Tonight? Nah… Sorry, gotta study Italian!” You get the idea. Here’s the link to listen to today’s conversation: Contesti sociali, Rifiutare […]
Archives for January 2016
Invitations dialogue (plus transcript) & easy reader offer reminder
Today’s new Italian dialogue with transcript is Contesti sociali, invitare qualcuno, which in English would be ‘inviting someone in a social situation’. I have to apologise for the echo on the audio, but it’s otherwise good practice. Listening to and reading the conversations should just take you a few minutes, so do try to fit it […]
New Easy Reader E-Book! / New Italian Dialogue & Transcript
As mentioned on Friday, today we’ve published a new Italian easy reader e-book ‘Segreti e polpette‘ (Secrets And Meatballs). The Agnolottis, husband, wife and two adult children, run a modest trattoria in a town in the south of Italy. They all pull together to make their small restaurant the success it is. But when the […]
New Italian dialogue & transcript: a gym encounter!
Today’s Italian Conversation, number forty-seven in our series, is entitled ‘Contesti sociali, Presentarsi‘. Which broadly translates as ‘introducing yourself in social situations’. There’s a woman and a man, chatting at the gym, exchanging personal details. We find out that she’s married with kids, but he’s single (not found the right woman yet.) What’s she doing talking […]
Let’s go skiing! (New Italian dialogue with transcript)
It’s winter, it’s cold and it’s grey… But there’s snow! At least there is in Italy’s hills and mountains, if not here on the Pianura padana where I live. So let’s go skiing, even if it’s just in our imaginations. Today’s Italian dialogue (& transcript) will sort you out with the equipment you’ll need to […]
Swimming Lesson dialogue, plus new ‘Book of the Week’ offer!
Learn Italian online with the help of our Italian Conversations series of dialogues. First listen to the audio recording, then check your understanding with the transcript. Today we’re taking a swimming lesson at the ‘piscina‘. Here’s the link you need to listen: 45. Sport, Piscina Or find this latest dialogue, along with all those we’ve […]
Time to get fit! (New Italian Conversation + Transcript)
Yes, it’s possible to improve your Italian for free! How? By following our ‘Italian Conversations’ series, of course. We’re now at number 44, out of 60, so you’re not too late to start. Each new dialogue covers a different topic, and they get progressively more difficult. So if today’s conversation is too hard, go back […]
New Italian dialogue & transcript: at the shoe shop!
I’m in a rush today as I’m teaching all morning at a company. Then it’ll be back to the school on my motorbike, lunch, lesson planning, then teaching again in the evening… So just quickly, here’s today’s Italian Conversation. We’re at the shoe shop, buying something comfortable for work. The speaker is on her feet […]
New Italian Conversation with transcript: Shopping, Farmacia
Buon giorno a tutti! Today, I hope you’ll find a moment to work on your Italian listening comprehension (and to improve your knowledge of vocabulary) with the latest free dialogue & transcript in our Italian Conversations series: Shopping, Farmacia. Here’s the link to listen. And, as usual, I’ll remind you that there are links to […]
New, free Italian dialogue (with transcript): at the flea market!
Want to improve your Italian listening skills and vocabulary, for free? First, listen to today’s dialogue a couple of times (without the transcript.) See if you can make out what they’re talking about, in general terms, without worrying too much about all the parts you can’t understand. Then listen a second tme (still without the […]