Practice Makes Perfect Italian Conversation

Practice Makes Perfect Italian Conversation

Paperback Practice Makes Perfect Language: English / Italian

By (author) Marcel Danesi

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  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Contemporary
  • Format: Paperback | 176 pages
  • Language: English / Italian
  • Dimensions: 213mm x 272mm x 15mm | 363g
  • Publication date: 7 August 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0071770895
  • ISBN 13: 9780071770897
  • Edition: Bilingual edition
  • Edition statement: Bilingual, Workbook
  • Sales rank: 43,012

Product description

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; and, 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!

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Marcel Danesi is a professor of semiotics and anthropology at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Italian Grammar.

Table of contents

Introduction 1. Making Contact 2. Talking about Basic Notions 3. Talking to Others 4. Talking about Others 5. Talking about Jobs and One's Life at Home 6. Talking about Daily Life 7. Talking about the Weather, the Seasons, and Holidays 8. Talking about Leisure Time 9. Talking about Traveling 10. Talking about This and That Answer Key