It’s Good Friday and a public holiday in the UK, where I originate from.
Except in Italy, where I live now, it isn’t.
Easter here is on Sunday (a big meal with relatives, of course). And Monday’s a national holiday.
So, I’ve a badly-needed long weekend to look forward to.
But today, unfortunately, is just another day!
Specifically, we have explanations and exercises on two complications of the Italian past tense – firstly, the use of modal verbs. And then, direct pronouns.
If those don’t ring any bells (except ‘OMG, more grammar!’) better take a look at the new lesson:
Or start on our Italian lessons homepage to see the lessons you may have missed.
By the way, many thanks to Margo and Susannah, who wrote pointing out the errors in the exercises in the last lesson.
My apologies for the glitches, and thanks for the feedback, which helps me ensure that the materials being published are fit for purpose. Do e-mail me if you find something amiss – the address is at the bottom of every page on our site!
Final Reminder On ‘Book Of The Week’ Offer!
Thanks to everyone who’s purchased a copy of this week’s ‘Book Of The Week’. Don’t forget to leave a review, if you have a moment over the Easter weekend.
For those of you who have been meaning to, but haven’t quite gotten around to it yet, here are the details again. The half-price offer is good until Sunday night sometime, but why wait?
Get your copy now, and get improving your Italian!
‘Uno studente in viaggio‘ is the story of Jean, a French student visiting Italy for the first time.
Follow his adventures, and misadventures, in this simplified reader: eight short chapters, each with a glossary, an exercise, and the audio available to listen to online as often as you wish!
If you haven’t already done so, download your free sample chapter (.pdf) to check that the format and level will work for you.