So there’s time to take up my shovel once more to continue ‘mucking out’ the vocabulary section of the club website.
For those of you who are new around here, onlineitalianclub.com is an enormous free online resource put together over a period of several years by a mix of Italian teachers (who got paid) and interns (who didn’t), loosely managed by me in what was, in theory, my spare time.
Together we put together thousands of pages of free stuff!
But between you and I? Some of it was pretty haphazard…
So, since the interns departed for their future lives, and the Italian teachers went back to supplementing their modest salaries by giving online lessons, it’s been just me, helped occasionally by my teenage kids and the odd freelancer.
Dissatisfied with the state of things (club members were ALWAYS writing in politely with typos and corrections), first I set myself the task of tidying up the grammar section of the club website.
That took ages and, me not being a grammar fan, was about as much fun as cleaning out the cat litter, maybe less so.
So it was with some relief that I moved on to other sections of the site, sorting everything into levels, and doing a checklist of materials for each (click on your level to find it.)
But once that was done, there remained only the neglected vocabulary section…
‘A journey of a thousand miles begins with just a single step’ they say.
And me not being Duolingo (no venture capital…), it might take a while to get through the whole of it.
However, I’m up to ‘C’ already (the alphabet is just whizzing by!)
And ‘C’ is for ‘Cinema’, that is to say ‘movies’.
For club members in the USA, we Europeans watch our movies (films) in a cinema (movie theater).
My, life is complicated.
Perhaps it’s better if we all speak Italian together…
Anyway, today’s mucked out, polished up, Italian vocabulary lesson is here.
There are some new words, there’s an interactive exercise, and there’s an ad for our ‘Book of the classic Italian movie‘ ebooks, which you should definitely buy…
So, get yourself a tub of popcorn, and have at it!
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Nessun problema, signori!
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From Monday, this same ebook will cost you £7.99…
Madam already HAS a Leonardo?
Then perhaps one of these other talented characters from history would look nice on her desktop??
You’ll take the lot?
Excellent choice, I’ll put them in a bag for you…
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