Want to improve your Italian listening skills and vocabulary, for free?
First, listen to today’s dialogue a couple of times (without the transcript.)
See if you can make out what they’re talking about, in general terms, without worrying too much about all the parts you can’t understand.
Then listen a second tme (still without the transcript). Now you should have a better idea of the subject of the conversation, so try to pick out a few details, such as the prices.
When you’ve understood as much as you possibly can, listen WITH the transcript, which you’ll find by scrolling down the page.
If you have the time, and the motivation, you could then get a dictionary and look up any words you don’t know (wordreference.com is very good, and also free.)
Listening one final time, with or without the transcript, should help you consolidate what you’ve already heard.
Total time, maybe twenty minutes? And the result? Better listening skills and an improved vocabulary!
OK, so here’s a clue to the topic, just to help you out the first time you listen.
Today we’re at the flea market (al mercato delle pulci), haggling about the price of an antique watch that’s caught our eye…
Here’s the link you need to listen to the dialogue: Shopping, Contrattare (al mercato delle pulci)
And when you’ve done that one, check out our ‘Italian Conversations homepage‘, where you can find all forty-one of the dialogues published in the current series.
They start easy but get progressively harder, so if today’s dialogue is too challenging for you, go back to the beginning of the series and try something more gentle…