Today’s free Italian lesson is on adverbial phrases.
It’s basically a list of phrases that you might hear or read, and that might well crop up in a high-level exam, were you to attempt such a thing.
Take a look at the lesson. If you’re into memorizing (I’m not), spend a few minutes learning the Italian phrases and their English translations before you try your hand at the exercise.
When I was a kid at school, teachers always seemed to write the same phrase in my end-of-year reports:
“Could try harder.”
It just drove my mother crazy.
You might not therefore be surprised to hear that when, after a cursory read-through of the above-mentioned list, I attempted the exercise – I got three of the questions wrong!
You could do better, I’m sure.
So you’ll forgive me for mentioning this week’s ‘Book of the Week’ offer, 1990 Oscar-winner for Best Foreign Film, Nuovo Cinema Paradiso!
On Monday I published a link to Ennio Morricone’s soundtrack on YouTube. Hope you liked it!
Today I have a trailer for you, also from YouTube. If you don’t see it here below, copy and paste the link into your browser [ https://youtu.be/stLekU5BnbI ] – but without the square brackets…
And if that doesn’t do it, read this article on our website, where it’ll definitely be visible.
Good stuff, huh?
“The greatest foreign film of all time” was one of the quotes I saw in the trailer.
But remember, we’re not selling the movie, just our modest e-book retelling of the story, along with the audio read by Natalia, an Italian native-speaker.
The ‘easy-reader’ is designed to get you reading in and listening to Italian, and so supplement more traditional (read ‘boring’) ways of learning the language.
More on Friday, when we’ll be starting with the C2 (top level!) material…