Here’s wishing a ‘Buon Natale’ to all four thousand or so members of our Online Italian Club.
Wherever you are in the world, have a fantastic day today!
Whether that will or won’t include studying Italian is, of course, quite up to you.
But looking at the website’s stats a minute ago I could see that some of you are already hard at it.
Nor will I be letting the side down.
Even at Christmas I have a new Italian Conversation for you.
Today we’re at the ‘tabaccheria‘ buying cigarettes and other less-noxious things.
Martina, who wrote today’s dialogue, is clearly not a nicotine fiend. I’m convinced that no smoker in the world would ask for ‘a packet of cigarettes, please’.
Instead people specify the brand and the size. Twenty camels, Martina, and not the sort with humps!
Still, it’s useful listening practice, even if the cigarette part lacks authenticity. She’s spot on with the other purchases, at least (Italian tobacconists are proper dens of sin…)
So, Natale or no, here are the links you need to get to work on your Italian listening skills:
- Today’s dialogue: Shopping, Tabaccheria
- View all our Italian Conversations
- Index of other listening material
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Natale over with, it’ll be your chance to book lessons and stock up with study materials for the coming months.
So 2016 can be the year that you really get to grips with Italian!
More info about that on Monday.
But in the meantime…
‘Buono studio’ and ‘Buon Natale’!