Living Italian

Living Italian : 6th Edition

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This new 6th edition includes an up-to-date culture and vocabulary guide, allowing you to broaden your knowledge of contemporary language and customs.

Do you want to learn Italian or brush up what you know already? Are you looking for a course with a traditional approach to language learning, based on solid grammatical foundations, translation skills and practical vocabulary? If so, this is the course for you.

The material covers a variety of everyday topics in a simple, concise manner. There are plenty of examples and explanations to illustrate how the language works and to build confidence. Each unit, designed to build systematically on what you have already learned, contains:
- clear grammar explanations
- vocabulary lists
- reading material consisting of a story, dialogue or letter
- questions for speaking practice
- exercises
- 32pp test-yourself section giving you extra practice and allowing you to monitor your progress as you go through the course, helping you keep on top of tricky grammar points and regularly testing the vocabulary you're learning.

There are also revision units to help you practise what you are learning. At the back of the book, an exercise key enables you to check your answers while grammar and vocabulary sections provide a useful reference.

The accompanying audio will help you with listening and speaking. In addition to a full pronunciation section, it contains reading passages and dialogues from the course book, followed by comprehension questions in Italian, together with model answers.

Download our free app, Teach Yourself Library, from the App Store or Google Play to access the free audio.
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 400 pages
  • 132 x 197 x 26mm | 347g
  • John Murray Learning
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Bilingual edition
  • 6th edition
  • illustrations, maps
  • 1444154001
  • 9781444154009
  • 22,483

Table of contents

: Introduction
: The alphabet; pronunciation
: Section One

Lesson 1: La classe
Lesson 2: Una casa
Lesson 3: Un giardino
Lesson 4: Una sala da pranzo
Lesson 5: In citta
Lesson 6: In campagno (Il primo gioco dell'alfabeto)
Lesson 7: Al mare
Lesson 8: La montagna
Lesson 9: Un incontro
Lesson 10: Al mercato

: Revision
: Section Two

Lesson 11: Al teatro
Lesson 12: Alla fattoria (Il secondo gioco dell'alfabeto)
Lesson 13: I laghi
Lesson 14: Una lettera
Lesson 15: La risposta
Lesson 16: Prepararsi per il viaggio
Lesson 17: La partenza
Lesson 18: Da Londra a Dover
Lesson 19: La traversata della Manica
Lesson 20: Sul treno

: Revision
: Section Three

Lesson 21: L'arrivo in Italia
Lesson 22: Da Genova a Viareggio
Lesson 23: Pisa
Lesson 24: Da Viareggio a Firenze
Lesson 25: Siena
Lesson 26: Roma
Lesson 27: Da Roma a Milano
Lesson 28: Milano
Lesson 29: Venezia
Lesson 30: Il ritorno

: Revision
: Self-assessment tests
: Appendices
: Italian-English vocabulary
: English-Italian vocabulary
: Grammatical Index
: Audio Content
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'it has a nice tone, is a pleasure to work through, and is thorough' * user review * '[I] am constantly buying myself a new copy as I often "lend" out my copy which regularly doesn't get returned!' * user review * 'this is one of the best language books that I've ever seen' * user review *
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About Maria Valgimigli

Derek Aust, who has updated Maria Valgimigli's original course, is an experienced author and has published with OUP, Berlitz and Hodder Murray.
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