Buondi! This morning, I’m linking to an article on the ‘other’ website, plus we have some more listenings for you to do. Roberto Gamberini is an Italian teacher, based in Rome I think. I’ve never actually met the guy, but I am always happy to publish anything he writes, as his stuff is so good. […]
More Free Listenings, And The New ‘Book Of The Week’!
Before I forget, ‘Happy Independence Day’ to all club members in or from the USA! And for those of you north of the border, a belated ‘Happy Canada Day’ for last Friday. I think I’m a bit late for Australia day (Jan. 26th) so we’ll skip that. And probably the less said about the ‘United’ […]
Eleven More Italian Audio Tracks: ‘A Day In The Life Of…’
Following on from Wednesday’s post, in which I linked to a series of new audio tracks on Italian festivals and public holidays, today I have something similar for you, also from the new website. Take a look at these eleven listenings on the theme ‘Un giorno nella vita‘ (‘A day in the life of’). To get […]
14 New Italian Listening Exercises!
Forgive me for being a little late today, but I’ve been working on a new website for people learning Italian. In particular, I’ve been formatting a series of fourteen audios on Italian festivals and public holidays – Christmas, Carnival, Mothers’ Day, and so on. As our series of Italian grammar lessons is sort of finished […]
Did you know that Italians say ‘suicide yourself’?
A depressed Italian might threaten to ‘suicide herself’ (suicidarsi), which sounds rather absurd in English… Today’s free Italian lesson is on reflexive verbs – the ones ending in ‘si’ – which are much more commonly used in Italian than in English. The example above, with ‘suicide yourself’, is from the lesson. Click here to see the […]
Free Italian Lesson on Adverbs – Book Of The Week Reminder
Today I have some material on Italian adverbs for you. It’s part of our new series of online Italian lessons, which bring together previously published material in a way which will (hopefully, one day) make it easier to use. So on the new ‘adverbs lesson page‘, you’ll find an explanation, some audios and an exercise. […]
Learn or revise Italian plurals (plus ‘Amarcord’ reminder!)
Buon giorno a tutti! Just a quickie today, as I have to rush off and teach. Wednesday’s Italian Lesson on articles was a big success it seems – we had a record number of page views that day! And many thanks to Roger who wrote to me with this correction: Just had a quick look […]
Final Italian Conversation & New Fellini Easy Reader!
Today we have the final dialogue + transcript in our Italian Conversations series: In viaggio, Cambiare casa. Listen to it here. Or find it on our Italian Conversations homepage. What’s coming next? Find out on Wednesday! Also, just published is our new Italian easy reader, Amarcord, based on the Fellini film. We have a free […]
Penultimate ‘Italian Conversation’ & ‘Book of the Week’ reminder
Today we have the penultimate in our ‘Italian Conversations‘ series of Italian dialogues with transcripts. I’ll send you the final link on Monday, to complete the series. Hopefully by then your Italian listening skills will be just a little better than when we began the series, way back in October! The new dialogue is no. […]
New Italian dialogue with transcript – Tourist Information Office
Sure you can learn Italian online, and for free, with our Italian Conversations series of free dialogues! Start today: listen to the conversations, then check your understanding with the transcript. If there are words you don’t know, look them up in an online dictionary (we like wordreference.com.) Today’s dialogue, no. 58 in a series of […]