Here’s numero otto in our new series of free elementary Italian listening comprehension exercises.
Today you have to listen to four descriptions of the apartments people live in – location, type of building, floor, you get the idea.
And match each speaker to the description.
Simple, except it isn’t quite so easy.
To do a task like this effectively you need to develop your listening skills.
No, or limited, listening skills means no functional effectiveness in Italian.
No matter how precise your grammar or extensive your vocabulary…
But how to develop listening skills?
As the old joke goes, a passerby in New York City asks a busker
“Excuse me, but could you tell me how to get to Carnegie Hall?”
Carnegie Hall is a famous New York venue for live music. All the stars have played there.
The busker puts down his instrument and replies
“Practise, man, practise!”
Go here to try today’s new Italian listening listening task.
And if you find it ‘challenging’?
There are over 40 other listening practice tracks on this page.
But what if they’re all too easy?
No problem. Start here to find other, similar material at a more suitable level.
Coming on Monday is our new e-book, ‘Ciak, si gira!’
The level is A1/A2 (elementary/pre-intermediate), so it’s suitable for everyone except total beginners.
Eight chapters of simplified Italian, which tell an engaging story which will keep you turning the pages!
Each chapter has a glossary of difficult words and an exercise to test your understanding (personally I skip these and just keep reading, but it’s up to you…)
Plus, there’s a link to the full audio version, available online so you can listen to it as often as you like!
‘Ciak, si gira!’ (‘Roll cameras… Action!’) is available on Monday.
Watch out for the special launch price.
(If you can’t wait until Monday for something interesting and fun to motivate you to study Italian, visit the ebooks department of our online shop.)