Today I have an intermediate-level listening task (with transcript) for you.
The grammar focus is ‘i pronomi diretti‘.
I confess I find pronouns confusing, so I’ll say nothing more.
But if you enjoy Italian grammar, this’ll be right up your street.
The topic of the audio text is ‘Italian weddings‘, something else that isn’t exactly my cup of tea.
The best that can be said about going to a wedding in Italy is that the food is likely to be good.
Find a dark corner to sit in, as everyone else there will be more attractive and fashionably-dressed than you are.
It’s not just me!
The writer of this piece doesn’t seem keen either.
And it seems to be her wedding!
Read and listen to get the bride-to-be’s take on things.
Incidentally, any time I mention some grammar point, and you have no idea what it is, go right to our Italian Grammar Index, where you’ll see all the exercises and lessons listed in alphabetical order.
In this case, you’ll be looking under ‘P’ for ‘pronomi diretti’.
And there, as if by magic, is a ‘lesson‘ on the topic, comprising a brief explanation and a few examples.
Then, if you can be bothered, go back to the Italian Grammar Index and look for exercises to practice the grammar.
For example, this one, which at level A1 is suitable for beginners or near-beginners.
All that should keep you busy for an hour or two over the weekend.
But if not…
‘Life Is Beautiful’ – Final reminder!
The ‘launch offer’ on Roberto Benigni’s Oscar-winning classic ‘La vita è bella‘ ends on Sunday night sometime, depending on which time zone you find yourself in.
This original Italian easy reader is 25% OFF, but only until then.
So if your level is intermediate or above, and assuming you haven’t yet bought the full version, consider this your final reminder.
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