Learning a foreign language can mean having to get to grips with grammatical terminology. Which can be intimidating, if you’re not familiar with it. For example, today’s two free Italian exercises cover possessive adjectives and reflexive verbs. Possessive adjectives (my, your, his, her, etc.) need to agree with the noun in Italian, rather than with […]
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Test Your Knowledge Of These Two Italian Future Tenses
Here’s a challenge for a Monday morning! Two exercises, on two different Italian future tenses. If you’ve not studied these future forms before, or if you’d simply like to revise them before doing the exercises, start with Lesson 17 in our Free Italian Lessons series, which covers the future simple tense. It seems we don’t […]
Two Free Italian Exercises On The Imperfect Tense
Today I have two more ‘refurbished’ exercises from my pile of older stuff that needs to be sorted out, this time on the Italian imperfect tense. The imperfect is a really useful little bit of grammar, common in speech as well as text, and easy to learn and remember (it’s the one with a ‘v’ […]
Can’t believe I did that… Sorry!!!
Today I have two free Italian prepositions exercises for you. But first an apology, regarding this week’s ‘Book Of The Week’ offer ‘La cicatrice. Which I promised to discount 50% – to €4.99, from the usual e-book price of €9.99. Except I forgot to apply the discount! Can’t believe I did that… Sorry!!! Anyway, if […]
2 Tenses Exercises (No Subjunctive) & Book Of The Week Offer
Today’s free Italian exercises are B2 – Upper Intermediate level and test your understanding of a range of tense forms (indicative not subjunctive, thankfully!) Tenses – Dropdown Exercise (1) Tenses – Dropdown Exercise (2) If you need to revise the tense forms featured in the exercises, check out our free Italian lessons series, which should […]
Life’s too short to bother with Italian conditionals
I’m of the firm belief that life’s too short to bother with Italian conditionals. Rather than scratching my head over the grammar, I’ll read something in Italian, while enjoying a cold beer… You won’t, therefore, be surprised to hear that I didn’t do too well on either of today’s two new grammar exercises. Choices, choices. Guess I’ll […]
New Italian Easy Reader ‘L’appuntamento’ (The Appointment)
Many thanks to Mary, Maria, Jean, Marcia and Nina who wrote to me on Monday to tell me that the instructions for this exercise were wrong. I’ve amended the rubric along the lines they suggested: conjugate the verb, use the subjunctive if necessary. And so to today, and to our new Italian easy-reader e-book, ‘L’appuntamento‘. Stefano and Chiara have […]
Start The Week Off Right With 2 Subjunctive Exercises!
Today we’ve having fun with the subjunctive! The first exercise is a gapfill, where you’re supposed to conjugate the verb in the appropriate form of the subjunctive. If you’re feeling lazy, use the ‘Soluzioni’ button to view the answers first. Read the sentences through and try and figure them out. When you’ve understood as much […]
Greetings From The Edge Of The Internet
I’m on holiday in Cornwall, England, which it’s rather trying as the Internet connection is intermittent at best. Part of yesterday afternoon was spent on the broadband helpline with a very nice guy in Kolkata, India. It’s monsoon season there. The rest of the afternoon saw me standing beside one of the local pubs (they […]
‘Che’, ‘Chi’, ‘Cui’… You’re Shitting Me, Right?
Sorry, couldn’t resist trying out my street slang in that title. Guess I’ve been watching too much Netflix… Anway, today we have some more ‘bits and pieces’ exercises that still need to be integrated with our Italian Lessons series. I’m tidying them up, grouping them, trying to figure out where they will eventually end up on […]