Italian Language Books
Get By in Italian is the ideal travel companion a quick and easy introduction to Italian and a phrase book covering all the essential language you'll need on your trip. With the help of a 60-minute CD, get to grips with the basics of a conversation before you leave, then take the book away with you as a handy reference guide. Get By in Italian will help you: * Understand the basics of the language with clear and easy-to-follow explanations * Try out what you have learned with mini role plays and activities * Communicate with confidence with thousands of essential words and phrases * Get around easily with useful tips for the visitor * Eat out the Italian way with the comprehensive menu reader Also contains a two-way mini dictionary so you'll never be stuck for the right word, and a full pronunciation guide so you'll always know how to say it! Download the tracks on to your MP3 player to learn on the move. 160-page book and 75-minute audio CD
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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 A companion CD 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 is your ticket to speaking and writing Italian.
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Lonely Planet: The world's #1 phrasebook publisher* Lonely Planet Italian Phrasebook & Audio CD is your handy passport to culturally enriching travels with the most relevant and useful Italian phrases and vocabulary for all your travel needs. Order an espresso like a local, ask shop keepers about the latest fashions and bargain for fresh produce at the market; all with your trusted travel companion. With language tools in your back pocket, you can truly get to the heart of wherever you go, so begin your journey now! Get More From Your Trip with Easy-to-Find Phrases for Every Travel Situation! *Listen & Learn with our audio CD *Feel at ease with essential tips on culture, manners, idioms and multiple meanings *Order with confidence, explain food allergies, and try new foods with the menu decoder *Save time and hassles with vital phrases at your fingertips *Never get stuck for words with the 3500-word two-way, quick-reference dictionary *Be prepared for both common and emergency travel situations with practical phrases and terminology *Meet friends with conversation starter phrases *Get your message across with easy-to-use pronunciation guides Inside Lonely Planet Italian Phrasebook & Dictionary: *Audio CD includes 375 key phrases *Full-colour throughout phrasebook *User-friendly layout organised by travel scenario categories *Survival phrases inside front cover for at-a-glance on-the-fly cues Convenient features *5 Phrases to Learn Before You Go *10 Ways to Start a Sentence *10 Phrases to Sound like a Local * Listen For - phrases you may hear * Look For - phrases you may see on signs * Shortcuts - easy-to-remember alternatives to the full phrases * Q&A - suggested answers to questions asked Covers *Basics - time, dates, numbers, amounts, pronunciation, reading tips, grammar rules *Practical - travel with kids, disabled travellers, sightseeing, business, banking, post office, internet, phones, repairs, bargaining, accommodation, directions, border crossing, transport *Social - meeting people, interests, feelings, opinions, going out, romance, culture, activities, weather *Safe Travel - emergencies, police, doctor, chemist, dentist, symptoms, conditions *Food - ordering, at the market, at the bar, dishes, ingredients The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Italian Phrasebook & Audio CD, a pocket-sized comprehensive language guide with accompanying audio CD, provides on-the-go language assistance; great for language students and travellers looking to interact with locals and immerse themselves in local culture. * Looking for just the basics? Check out Lonely Planet's Fast Talk Italian, a pocket-sized, essential language guide designed to get you talking quickly; perfect for a quick trip experience. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Pietro Iagnocco, Karina Coates, Susie Walker, Mirna Cicioni and Anna Beltrami. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet is the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, and has been connecting travellers and locals for over 25 years with phrasebooks for 120 languages, more than any other publisher! With an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community, Lonely Planet enables curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves. The world awaits! *#1 phrasebook publisher. Source: Nielsen Bookscan UK, US & AUS
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This is an all new version of the popular "Parallel Texts" series, containing eight pieces of contemporary fiction in the original Italian and in English translation. Including stories by Calvino, Benni, Sciascia and Levi, this volume gives a fascinating insight into Italian culture and literature as well as providing an invaluable educational tool.
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Contatti 1 Activity Book is a workbook accompanying Contatti 1, the first-stage Italian course for adult learners, providing a wealth of material designed to reinforce and extend the material in the coursebook. It mirrors the fourteen units offering a variety of exercises, homework tasks and self-access activities to consolidate language input and provide further practice. Each unit contains: * topics reviewed with further vocabulary and extension activities * reinforcement and clarification of grammatical structures with additional tasks and exercises * extra reading material and stimulus to writing The final page in each unit contains an overview of the whole with extra reading and writing activities, a short text of cultural interest and a self-assessment checklist enabling students to review what they have learnt. Units 7 and 14, which are revision units, provide proficiency tests on all the material covered in previous sections. The book finishes with a complete Answer Key. The Activity Book is a valuable resource for learners and teachers alike. It can be used to complement the coursebook, providing extra material for fast learners or homework activities to consolidate what has been learnt in class. It can also be used for self-access and as a general practice workbook for beginners and false beginners in Italian.
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This Audio and Support Book Pack accompanies the third edition of Contatti 1, the best-selling course for adult learners of Italian. The two audio CDs, recorded by native speakers both on location and in studio, feature a wide range of listening materials for use with the Coursebook. The Support Book provides a key to all the exercises in the Coursebook along with full recording transcripts.
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Get By in Italian is the ideal travel companion a quick and easy introduction to Italian and a phrase book covering all the essential language you'll need on your trip. Get to grips with the basics of a conversation before you leave, then take the book away with you as a handy reference guide. Get By in Italian will help you: * Understand the basics of the language with clear and easy-to-follow explanations * Try out what you have learned with mini role plays and activities * Communicate with confidence with thousands of essential words and phrases * Get around easily with useful tips for the visitor * Eat out the Italian way with the comprehensive menu reader Also contains a two-way mini dictionary so you'll never be stuck for the right word, and a full pronunciation guide so you'll always know how to say it! Also available in a pack with audio CD. 160-page book.
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Contatti, the best-selling Italian course for adult beginners, is aimed at those wishing to learn Italian from scratch in a classroom environment. Whether learning for work or pleasure, Contatti gives a thorough grounding in the language enabling learners to speak, read, write and understand contemporary Italian. Contatti 1, the first part of the course, introduces the key structures of the language over 14 thematic lessons with the emphasis placed firmly on communication. Authentic reading and listening materials are used extensively for a wide range of lively activities based on everyday situations in Italy. From the outset, a realistic range of registers and vocabulary encourage development of the essential skill of comprehension. There are regular opportunities for revision and consolidation, and vocabulary and grammar support are given both at the end of each lesson and in full at the end of the book. Contatti 1 is ideal for group work but can also be used for individual study. It covers the skills and structures required at GCSE level and similar. This third edition will be brought completely up to date, with particular attention paid to improving and simplifying the explanations of grammar and language structure as well as the inclusion of cultural insights. New online content will offer further opportunities for learners to practise their skills.
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This title is the perfect starter kit for learning Italian fast - talk with confidence in just 12 weeks. "The Complete Language Pack Italian" is an easy-to-follow, practical course that teaches you all the essentials in just 15 minutes a day, five days a week over three months. It's a complete starter pack for beginners and combines the bestselling "15-Minute Language Course" and "Visual Phrase Book" with three accompanying CDs plus a pocket-sized grammar guide for instant reference when you're out and about. Learning is broken up into bite-sized chunks with simple conversations based on real-life situations and practice exercises giving you plenty of opportunities to test your newly acquired skills. "The Complete Language Pack Italian" teaches you what you need to know fast proving that learning a language need not be a linguistic challenge.
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If you are an absolute beginner or simply looking for a solid foundation to your language studies for school, work or travel, this engaging course will help get you on your way to speaking, writing, reading and understanding Italian in no time. Through an engaging story line, clear language presentations, and extensive practice and review, you will pick up the Italian you need to communicate naturally in everyday situations - from shopping and travelling to food and daily life. Engaging with our interactive Discovery Method, you'll absorb language rules faster, remember what you learn easily, and put your Italian into use with confidence. Get Started in Beginner's Italian has a learner-centered approach that incorporates the following features: *Outcomes-based approach - focus your learning with clear goals *Discovery method -- figure out rules and patterns for yourself to aid in understanding and language recall *10 easy-to navigate units + review units - be in control of your learning. *Self-check and Test Yourself - see and assess your own progress *Personalization - use the language in real situations
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Complete Italian gives you all the language, practice and skills you need to communicate comfortably and accurately in Italian. Move confidently from beginner to intermediate level with this complete course that enables you to master the four key skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. Through authentic conversations, vocabulary building, grammar explanations and extensive practice and review you will get the knowledge to use the language how you want to when you want to - from giving opinions to planning events. With our interactive Discovery Method, you'll absorb language rules faster, remember what you learn easily, and put your Italian into use with confidence. Complete Italian delivers noticeable results through: Learn to learn section - tips and skills on how to be a better language learner Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns yourself to make the language stick Test yourself - see and track your own progress Vocabulary building - thematic lists and activities to help you learn vocabulary quickly
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Written by experienced teaching professionals, this comprehensive reference work includes 601 verbs, fully conjugated in 16 tenses and moods, as well as more than 2,100 verbs which conjugate after the pattern of the model verbs. Regular endings are highlighted in the text, so students can recognise patterns, and mnemonic devices are provided to help users memorise verbs. A free conjugation app for Apple devices rounds off this one-stop verb reference resource, making it an indispensable tool for language learners of all levels.
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Introducing the brand new Insight Phrasebooks for 2015 with a free audio app download! Compact and lightweight, these pocket-sized phrasebooks are packed with all the words and phrases users need to feel at home, when away. These indispensable little books feature easy-to-use, colour-coded sections, snippets of local information and language tips, plus all the words travellers need to get around and about. There's also a free audio app - just download for free before you go using the individual download code inside the book. It's full of key phrases from the book and features native speakers for perfect pronunciation. It's easy - just follow along to the book as you listen and repeat or simply use on its own.
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A unique guide to communicating in Italian. It will help you to find out more about Italian culture and to practise your spoken Italian with a free downloadable audio file. Collins Easy Learning Italian Conversation is an ideal tool for learners of Italian at all levels, whether at school, in evening classes or at home, and is indispensable for business or leisure. The text consists of 12 units, each illustrating the language used in a particular situation, followed by a summary which gives all the key phrases covered throughout the book. The One-stop phrase shop unit gives you all the everyday expressions and language structures you need to speak in natural Italian. Finally, the short grammar and verb supplement and the glossary give you further help and ensure that you have everything you need at your fingertips, and the free audio download helps you to communicate with confidence. * Easy to use: all the phrases you need in order to communicate effectively in natural Italian. * Easy to read: clear, colour layout ensures that you find what you are looking for quickly and easily. * Easy to understand: thousands of examples show how Italian is really used. Some of the other titles available in the Collins Easy Learning Italian range are Collins Easy Learning Italian Dictionary, Collins Easy Learning Italian Grammar, and Collins Easy Learning Italian Verbs.
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Enhance your Italian reading skills with this primer for premium results! Easy Italian Reader Premium is based on the premise that the best way to learn a language is to start reading it, immediately. Suitable for raw beginners to intermediate-level language learners, the new premium edition of this bestselling title features engaging readings of progressive difficulty that allow you to rapidly build comprehension. Includes flashcard sets of new vocabulary for every reading and a 1,500 entry digital glossary. Quickly build comprehension Listen to audio recordings of more than 50 readings from the book available online and on the app Record your answers to review questions, then compare your pronunciation to native speakers
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Millions of students trust Schaum's Outlines to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams-and so should you! From the bestselling Schaum's series, Schaum's Outline of Italian Grammar delivers a comprehensive and efficient review of Italian grammar, with more than 380 exercises, quick drills, and helpful verb charts. The fourth edition is updated to include an all-new audio recording. Use Schaum's Outlines to: brush up before tests; find answers fast; study quickly and more effectively; and get the big picture without spending hours poring over lengthy textbooks.
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Learn and review Italian grammar at a glance Of all the obstacles you face while learning a new language, grammar is one of the toughest. But now there's a way to learn the subtleties of grammar without all the headaches. Side by Side Italian & English Grammar is the perfect tool to help you understand the similarities and differences between English and Italian grammar. By learning Italian grammar through comparisons to your native English language, you are able to build on what you already know. You will be better able to understand and remember Italian grammar while writing, speaking, and being tested on Italian usage. This innovative grammar guide includes: Clear and comprehensive introductions to the parts of speech, explaining their functions and answering common questions about them Quick Check sections that summarize main ideas Appendices that identify possible grammar trouble spots, such as interrogative pronouns and adjectives, familiar and formal commands, and the use of determiners Numerous verb charts with side-by-side Italian and English translations for easy understanding of each tense's meaning An exercise section with answer key to test and review your knowledge Side by Side Italian and English Grammar gives you a firm grasp of the structure of both languages andsets the stage for true language mastery.
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Talk Italian has already inspired thousands of people to learn Italian from scratch and find the confidence to give it a go. Combining the bestselling Talk Italian 1 with Talk Italian 2 this pack will take you from absolute beginner to confident Italian speaker. Its straightforward, proven approach has already inspired thousands of people to learn Italian. And whether for business, travel or just for fun you'll soon able to engage in increasingly sophisticated conversations and express opinions on a wide range of subjects from food to property, as well as get to know people and cope confidently in everyday situations. With specially designed activities, interactive audio and clear, jargon-free grammar explanations you'll quickly develop your language skills and make genuine progress right from the start. *Make real progress using the successful Talk method. *Develop your language skills with tips and strategies to help you learn. *Express yourself more confidently through taking part in real Italian conversations. Also available for French, German and Spanish Free online video resources at: www.bbc.co.uk/languages/italian/talk Inside this pack: 2 x full-colour course books 4 x audio CDs www. bbactivelanguages.com
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Master the words and phrases necessary for handling everyday situations Practice Makes Perfect: Italian Vocabulary helps you develop your vocabulary by providing practice in word-building and encouraging you to analyze new words for an ever-increasing vocabulary. Each chapter of this comprehensive book focuses on a theme, such as family or travel, so you can build your language skills in a systematic manner. As you lay the foundation for an increasing vocabulary, you are able to perfect your new words with plenty of exercises and gain the confidence to communicate well in Italian. Practice Makes Perfect: Italian Vocabulary offers you: More than 250 exercises Concise grammatical explanations A new chapter on contemporary vocabulary An answer key to gauge your comprehension With help from this book, you can easily speak or write in Italian about: Different occupations and jobs * Italian holidays and traditions * Taking the train * Growing your own garden * Where it hurts on your body * Your house * Your family and friends * What you studied in school * Your favorite TV show * Your family's background ...and much more!
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Talk Italian Grammar is your essential handbook for learning Italian either at home or in a class. Using the tried-and-tested principles of the successful Talk method, it demystifies grammar and guides you through all the key structures of Italian in a way that's very easy to follow, even if you have no experience at all of grammar and grammatical terminology. With its straightforward approach and clear, attractive layout Talk Italian Grammar promotes a real understanding of how Italian works and how it relates to English. Its clear explanations, hundreds of useful examples and valuable learning tips and strategies help you really get to grips with the language - and interesting practice activities reinforce the language patterns, helping you remember what you've learnt. Talk Italian Grammar is the perfect companion to Talk Italian and Talk Italian 2 and can be used successfully alongside any Italian learning materials. *Master the key structures of Italian with clear, jargon-free explanations and examples. *Practise what you've learnt with engaging activities and quizzes. *Boost your vocabulary with simple word conversion strategies. Also available for French, German and Spanish www.bbactivelanguages.com
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Talk Italian has already inspired thousands of people to learn Italian from scratch and find the confidence to give it a go. Whether you're learning for business, travel or just for fun, its straightforward, step-by-step approach will ensure you're soon able to speak Italian in a range of everyday situations. With specially designed activities and clear, jargon-free grammar explanations you'll quickly develop your language skills and make genuine progress right from the start. *Make real progress using the successful, proven Talk method. *Develop your language skills with tips and strategies to help you learn. *Practise and learn with interactive activities to support every topic. Free online video resources at: www.bbc.co.uk/languages/Italian/talk Also available: Talk Italian Pack (includes this book and 2 x 60-minute CDs) Other languages in the series: Arabic, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese Russian and Spanish www.bbcactivelanguages.com
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This title offers more practice to expand your Italian skills. "The Practice Makes Perfect" series has helped thousands learn the basics of Italian, from vocabulary to prepositions, verbs, and beyond. Now this innovative series turns its attention to advanced students of Italian who have the foundation of good language skills and want to take their knowledge to the next level. To help you evolve your language skills, this book focuses on more sophisticated grammar topics that are essential to constructing longer, more complex sentences. They especially highlight more troublesome areas, such as the correct use of object pronouns.
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