Talk Italian Grammar

Author: Alwena Lamping

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 1406676098

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

View: 4364

Talk Italian Grammar is the ideal resource for anyone setting out to learn Italian, at home or in a class. Using the tried-and-tested principles of the bestselling Talk series, it demystifies grammar and guides you through the key structures of Italian in a way that’s really easy to follow, even if you have no experience at all of grammar and grammatical terminology. With its straightforward approach and attractive layout, Talk Italian Grammar promotes a real understanding of how Italian works and how it relates to English. It contains clear explanations and hundreds of useful examples, learning tips and strategies. Interesting practice activities reinforce the language patterns and help you remember what you've learned. Talk Italian Grammar can be used successfully alongside any learning materials, and is also the perfect companion for the bestselling Talk Italian and Talk Italian 2. 264-page book.

Talk Italian Grammar

Author: Alwena Lamping

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9781406652352

Category: Italian language

Page: 264

View: 9449

The ideal way to learn Italian grammar with lots of examples and activities to help you along the way. * *Ideal handbook for absolute beginners *Designed for adults learning at home or in a class *Clear and accessible step by step approach *Includes learning tips and strategies. *Practise what you've learned with engaging activities and quizzes. Talk Italian Grammar can be used successfully alongside any learning materials, and is also the perfect companion for Talk Italian and Talk Italian 2

BBC Italian Grammar

Author: Alwena Lamping,Denise De Rôme

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780563399438

Category: Italian language

Page: 192

View: 1710

One of a series of foreign-language grammar handbooks, mainly for adults on first and second-level courses, but also applicable to GCSE. The book focuses on Italian grammar, verbs and vocabulary.

Talk Italian

Author: Alwena Lamping,BBC Active (Firm)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781406671247

Category: Italian language

Page: 127

View: 1714

Modern Italian Grammar

A Practical Guide

Author: Anna Proudfoot,Francesco Cardo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136195459

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 400

View: 8011

This new edition of the Modern Italian Grammar is an innovative reference guide to Italian, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. With a strong emphasis on contemporary usage, all grammar points and functions are richly illustrated with examples. Implementing feedback from users of the first edition, this text includes clearer explanations, as well as a greater emphasis on areas of particular difficulty for learners of Italian. Divided into two sections, the book covers: traditional grammatical categories such as word order, nouns, verbs and adjectives language functions and notions such as giving and seeking information, describing processes and results, and expressing likes, dislikes and preferences. This is the ideal reference grammar for learners of Italian at all levels, from beginner to advanced. No prior knowledge of grammatical terminology is needed and a glossary of grammatical terms is provided. This Grammar is complemented by the Modern Italian Grammar Workbook Second Edition which features related exercises and activities.

The Ultimate Italian Review and Practice

Author: David M. Stillman,Tiziano Cherubini

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071792678

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 448

View: 7737

Review + Practice = Confident Communication in Italian! Focused on the needs of advanced beginners to advanced students, The Ultimate Italian Review and Practice will transform the way you look at Italian grammar--from a set of easily forgotten rules to stepping stones toward accurate and confident communication. Combining concise review with extensive practice, this book provides the ultimate way to polish your Italian-language skills. The Ultimate Italian Review and Practice offers: Clear, concise explanations of all the grammar topics, illustrated with examples from everyday life More than 350 exercises with an answer key to help you master Italian grammar and vocabulary Vocabulary boxes providing the terms and expressions that will increase your ability to express yourself Cultural notes enhancing the effectiveness of the grammar exercises while acquainting learners with contemporary Italy Expand your knowledge of grammar parts such as: The present tense of irregular verbs * Passato prossimo * Gerunds * Gender of nouns * The pronoun ne * Possessive adjectives * Prefixes * Cardinal numbers * Imperatives * and much more

Language Hacking German

Author: Benny Lewis

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 1473677394

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

View: 2898

It's true that some people spend years studying German before they finally get around to speaking the language. But here's a better idea. Skip the years of study and jump right to the speaking part. Sound crazy? No, it's language hacking. Unlike most traditional language courses that try to teach you the rules of German, #LanguageHacking shows you how to learn and speak German through proven memory techniques, unconventional shortcuts and conversation strategies perfected by one of the world's greatest language learners, Benny Lewis, aka the Irish Polyglot. Using the language hacks -shortcuts that make learning simple - that Benny mastered while learning his 11 languages and his 'speak from the start' method, you will crack the language code and exponentially increase your language abilities so that you can get fluent faster. It's not magic. It's not a language gene. It's not something only "other people" can do. It's about being smart with how you learn, learning what's indispensable, skipping what's not, and using what you've learned to have real conversations in German from day one. The Method #LanguageHacking takes a modern approach to language learning, blending the power of online social collaboration with traditional methods. It focuses on the conversations that learners need to master right away, rather than presenting language in order of difficulty like most courses. This means that you can have conversations immediately, not after years of study. Each of the 10 units culminates with a speaking 'mission' that prepares you to use the language you've learned to talk about yourself. Through the language hacker online learner community, you can share your personalized speaking 'missions' with other learners - getting and giving feedback and extending your learning beyond the pages of the book . You don't need to go abroad to learn a language any more.

Essential Italian Grammar

Author: Olga Ragusa

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048611340X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 128

View: 4993

DIVLogical, developmental presentation includes all the necessary tools for speech and comprehension and features numerous shortcuts and timesavers. Ideal as an introduction, supplement, or refresher. /div

Practice Makes Perfect: Italian Conversation

Author: Marcel Danesi

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071770909

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 176

View: 3274

Practice the art of conversation in Italian! Want to strike up a conversation with a native Italian speaker but are nervous that you're not ready? Practice Makes Perfect: Italian Conversation helps you overcome that obstacle, and--before you know it--you'll be speaking comfortably in your new language. Inside you will find realistic conversational situations, from meeting people to talking about sports to discussing current events to just having fun. With these engaging dialogues as a starting point, each unit is packed with helpful instructions on correct grammar and word usage--in addition to lots of conversation-ready phrases that will be indispensable as your fluency increases. Of course you'll get plenty of practice, practice, practice using your new conversational skills. Each dialogue is followed by a variety of exercises that not only give you the opportunity to put new concepts into action but also encourage you to construct personalized conversations. These lessons will reassure even the most hesitant speakers that they too can achieve a confident--and spontaneous--speaking style. Practice Makes Perfect: Italian Conversation will help you Talk more like a native speaker and expand your vocabulary Master everyday Italian expressions through numerous realistic examples Reinforce your new conversational skills through extensive exercises Before you know it, you'll be confidently speaking Italian with your Italian-speaking friends--or you'll be ready to make new ones!

Talk Dirty Italian

Beyond Cazzo: The curses, slang, and street lingo you need to know when you speak italiano

Author: Alexis Munier,Emmanuel Tichelli

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440515824

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 208

View: 1129

This sort of Italian isn't Church sanctioned. Whether ordering a slice in Little Italy or riding along the Grand Canal, Talk Dirty: Italian is your guide to truly spitting the sauce. Loaded with plenty of words and expressions that could make Tony Soprano blush, you'll sound like you just got off the boat with entries like the one below. And with the curses, slang, and idiomatic expressions split into different situation-based sections, you're guaranteed to always know what to say--no matter where you are. Italian word: scopabile Definition: f**kable, lit. sweepable Phrase: Niente male la tua suocera; anzi direi che è propio scopabile. Literal Translation: Your mother-in-law is not so bad looking; in fact she's quite f**kable.

Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Italian Grammar

Author: Marcel Danesi

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071603689

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 304

View: 3825

Build up your Italian grammar skills and communicate with ease The only way to boost your confidence in a second language is to practice, practice, practice. From the present tense of regular verbs to direct object pronouns, this comprehensive guide and workbook covers all aspects of Italian grammar that you need to master. Focusing on the practical aspects of Italian as it's really spoken, each unit of Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Italian Grammar features clear explanations, numerous realistic examples, and lots of engaging exercises. Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Italian Grammar makes mastering grammar easy with: Clear, down-to-earth, easy-to-follow explanations that make even the most complex principles easy to understand Example sentences that illustrate and clarify each grammatical point Dozens of exercises in formats suited to every learning style Practical and high-frequency vocabulary used throughout A detailed answer key for quick, easy progress checks With help from this book, you can effortlessly use: Possessive adjectives • Relative pronouns • Gerunds • Expressions of time • The passive and the impersonal Si * The subjunctive mood * Question words

In Other Words

Author: Jhumpa Lahiri

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101875569

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 9180

National Best Seller From the best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize winner, a powerful nonfiction debut—an “honest, engaging, and very moving account of a writer searching for herself in words.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred) In Other Words is a revelation. It is at heart a love story—of a long and sometimes difficult courtship, and a passion that verges on obsession: that of a writer for another language. For Jhumpa Lahiri, that love was for Italian, which first captivated and capsized her during a trip to Florence after college. Although Lahiri studied Italian for many years afterward, true mastery always eluded her. Seeking full immersion, she decides to move to Rome with her family, for “a trial by fire, a sort of baptism” into a new language and world. There, she begins to read, and to write—initially in her journal—solely in Italian. In Other Words, an autobiographical work written in Italian, investigates the process of learning to express oneself in another language, and describes the journey of a writer seeking a new voice. Presented in a dual-language format, this is a wholly original book about exile, linguistic and otherwise, written with an intensity and clarity not seen since Vladimir Nabokov: a startling act of self-reflection and a provocative exploration of belonging and reinvention. From the Hardcover edition.

Italian For Dummies, Enhanced Edition

Author: Francesca Romana Onofri,Karen Antje Möller,Teresa L. Picarazzi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118258762

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 408

View: 6231

The fun and easy way to take your Italian language skills to the next level The tips, techniques, and information presented here give students, travelers, and businesspeople a primer on how to speak Italian. Complete with updates, a bonus CD, and the traditional For Dummies user-friendly format, this new edition of Italian For Dummies gives you reliable lessons, practice, and language learning techniques for speaking Italian with ease and confidence. Featuring a revamped, user-friendly organization that builds on your knowledge and ability, Italian For Dummies offers expanded coverage of the necessary grammar, major verb tenses, and conjugations that beginners need to know. Plus, you'll get a fully updated and expanded audio CD that includes real-life conversations; a refreshed and expanded mini-dictionary; more useful exercises and practice opportunities; and more. Builds on your skills and ability as you learn Covers the grammar, verb tenses, and conjugations you need to know Includes a mini-dictionary Audio CD includes real-life conversations If you're looking to reach a comfort level in conversational Italian, Italian For Dummies gets you comfortably speaking this Romantic language like a native.

Complete Italian

The Basics

Author: Antonella Ansani

Publisher: Living Language

ISBN: 1400024153

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 308

View: 7309

Learn Italian in 4 Simple Steps. With Living Language Complete Italian: The Basics, you’ll start by learning words, and then you’ll progress to phrases, sentences, and conversations. This simple four-step building block approach will have you speaking with confidence right from the beginning, and you’ll be able to learn gradually and effectively. If you’re confident in your pronunciation, then this coursebook includes everything you need - vocabulary, grammar, culture, and practice. But you can also use this book along with the four hours of recordings included in the Living Language Complete Italian: The Basics compact disc package, which also includes a handy learner’s dictionary. This comprehensive coursebook includes: •40 step-by-step lessons •Practical vocabulary and authentic everyday usage •Simple explanations and plenty of examples •Supplemental sections, including e-mail and internet resources •A comprehensive grammar reference section

Italian Grammar

Author: Marcel Danesi

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series

ISBN: 9781438000046

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 288

View: 1883

Titles in Barron's Grammar series are small in size but filled with helpful fast-reference information for language students and translators. Barron's Italian Grammar makes a handy supplement to classroom textbooks. Topics covered include parts of speech, sentence structure, punctuation, idioms, and advice on pronunciation. Books in this series are printed in two colors to highlight important study points and help students find specific information quickly and easily

Italian All-in-One For Dummies

Author: Antonietta Di Pietro,Francesca Romana Onofri,Teresa L. Picarazzi,Karen Antje Möller,Daniela Gobetti,Beth Bartolini-Salimbeni

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118510577

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 672

View: 6193

Learn to speak Italian like a native? Easy. Italian All-in-One For Dummies appeals to those readers looking for a comprehensive, all-encompassing guide to mastering the Italian language. It contains content from all For Dummies Italian language instruction titles, including Italian For Dummies, Intermediate Italian For Dummies, Italian Verbs For Dummies, Italian Phrases For Dummies, Italian Grammar For Dummies, and Italian For Dummies Audio Set. Offers readers interested in learning Italian a valuable reference to all aspects of this popular language The content appeals to students, travelers, and businesspeople who visit Italian-speaking countries An online companion site allows you to download audio tracks allows for more practice opportunities, as well as additional content empowering you to speak Italian like a native Whether you're a pure beginner or have some familiarity with the language, Italian All-in-One For Dummies, with downloadable audio practice online, is your ticket to speaking, and writing, Italian.

TALK SPANISH ENHANCED EDITION

Author: Almudena Sanchez,Aurora Longo

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 1406677078

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

View: 5778

Learn a language for less – get this bestselling Enhanced eBook for HALF PRICE - only £6.99. For a limited time only. > ‘Determined to learn the language but no time for nightschool? Try the BBC Talk short courses.’ The Guardian Learn even faster and smarter with the flexibility, speed and convenience of this enhanced eBook. Everything you need is just where you need it: navigate the book with ease, practise your listening and speaking skills, test your progress and access valuable language notes all with one touch from the page you’re on. Talk Spanish has already inspired thousands of people to learn Spanish from scratch and find the confidence to give it a go. It is a bestselling course, widely used both in the classroom and by independent learners. Make fast progress right from the start using the successful, proven Talk method - with specially designed activities, interactive audio and clear, jargon-free grammar explanations. Develop your language skills with tips and strategies to help you learn. Express yourself more confidently through taking part in real Spanish conversations. Whether you’re learning for business, travel or just for fun, this straightforward, step-by-step approach will ensure you’re soon able to speak Spanish in a range of everyday situations. Want to improve your grammar? Get quickly up to speed with our bestselling Talk Spanish Grammar eBook. Easy to follow and specially written to work with this course, it’ll help you easily demystify and unlock the key structures of Spanish grammar and boost your understanding, speaking and listening skills. Search now for ‘Talk Spanish Grammar’. Learner reviews of the book/CD version of Talk Spanish: ‘Well organised learning system. Stick with it and you’ll soon be confident speaking basic Spanish.’ ‘This book is simply AMAZING.’ ‘This does exactly what it says on the box and is a very good starting point in learning Spanish. The book and CD work well in conjunction and were recommended by the tutor at the college where I'm (trying) to learn Spanish. That must say something about how it's viewed by professional language tutors.’ Also available: Talk French Enhanced eBook, Talk Italian Enhanced eBook and Talk German Enhanced eBook; Talk Spanish Grammar eBook, Talk French Grammar eBook, Talk Italian Grammar eBook and Talk German Grammar eBook

Talk Spanish Grammar

Author: Susan Dunnett

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 140667608X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 1632

Talk Spanish Grammar is the ideal resource for anyone setting out to learn Spanish, at home or in a class. Using the tried-and-tested principles of the bestselling Talk series, it demystifies grammar and guides you through the key structures of Spanish in a way that’s really easy to follow, even if you have no experience at all of grammar and grammatical terminology. With its straightforward approach and attractive layout, Talk Spanish Grammar promotes a real understanding of how Spanish works and how it relates to English. It contains clear explanations and hundreds of useful examples, learning tips and strategies. Interesting practice activities reinforce the language patterns and help you remember what you've learned. Talk Spanish Grammar can be used successfully alongside any learning materials, and is also the perfect companion for the bestselling Talk Spanish and Talk Spanish 2. 272-page book.

Fluent Forever

How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget It

Author: Gabriel Wyner

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 038534810X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 336

View: 6751

The ultimate rapid language-learning guide! For those who’ve despaired of ever learning a foreign language, here, finally, is a book that will make the words stick. At thirty years old, Gabriel Wyner speaks six languages fluently. He didn’t learn them in school -- who does? -- rather, he learned them in the past few years, working on his own and practicing on the subway, using simple techniques and free online resources. In Fluent Forever Wyner reveals what he’s discovered. The greatest challenge to learning a foreign language is the challenge of memory; there are just too many words and too many rules. For every new word we learn, we seem to forget two old ones, and as a result, fluency can seem out of reach. Fluent Forever tackles this challenge head-on. With empathy for the language-challenged and abundant humor, Wyner deconstructs the learning process, revealing how to build a foreign language in your mind from the ground up. Starting with pronunciation, you’ll learn how to rewire your ears and turn foreign sounds into familiar sounds. You'll retrain your tongue to produce those sounds accurately, using tricks from opera singers and actors. Next, you'll begin to tackle words, and connect sounds and spellings to imagery, rather than translations, which will enable you to think in a foreign language. And with the help of sophisticated spaced-repetition techniques, you'll be able to memorize hundreds of words a month in minutes every day. Soon, you'll gain the ability to learn grammar and more difficult abstract words--without the tedious drills and exercises of language classes and grammar books. This is brain hacking at its most exciting, taking what we know about neuroscience and linguistics and using it to create the most efficient and enjoyable way to learn a foreign language in the spare minutes of your day.