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2 Italian Instant Immersion Contents LESSON 1 ALPHABET & SOUNDS/PRONUNCIATION... 3 LESSON 2 GREETINGS & WEATHER LESSON 3 NUMBERS, COLORS, & VERBS LESSON 4 NOUNS & ADJECTIVES LESSON 5 FOOD, VERBS & ADJECTIVES LESSON 6 DIRECTIONS, PRONOUNS & IRREGULAR VERBS LESSON 7 TIME, VERBS & CULTURAL NOTES ON ETHNIC FOOD & CUSTOMS LESSON 8 HEALTH & SHOPPING LESSON 9 TRAVEL VOCABULARY, PLANNING A TRIP, USING THE INTERNET LESSON 10 HOTELS, TAKING A TAXI, CHECKING IN & SPECIAL REQUESTS LESSON 11 SHOPPING: AT THE MARKET, NEGOTIATING, MONEY LESSON 12 DOCTOR S OFFICE, DESCRIBING SYMPTOMS, INSURANCE LESSON 13 FINDING A PHARMACY & FILLING A PRESCRIPTION LESSON 14 INVITATIONS, AN EVENING OUT, ORDERING FOOD LESSON 15 ENTERTAINMENT & LEISURE ACTIVITIES, TELLING TIME LESSON 16 SPORTING EVENTS, SEASONS & HOLIDAYS ANSWER KEY
3 LESSON 1 ALPHABET & SOUNDS/PRONUNCIATION TRACK 1 Thank you for purchasing Topics Entertainment s Instant Immersion language series, the #1 selling language program that lets you listen and learn anytime, anywhere. Welcome to Elementary Italian. These lessons will expose you to the basic elements of Italian, such as pronunciation, articles, vocabulary and the most commonly used Italian verbs. You will be able to learn some colloquial phrases and expressions beginning with elementary constructions, and then proceed to more complex sentences, following a progressive mode. The Alphabet (L Alfabeto) In Italian, there are only 21 letters. For each letter, you will also hear a word that reflects each sound. Repeat: Ripeti /a/ acqua water /b/ bambino child /c/ cibo food /d/ dito finger /e/ esame exam /f/ foglia leaf /g/ gelato ice-cream /h/ hotel hotel /i/ isola island /l/ libro book /m/ museo museum /n/ notte nigh /o/ oca* duck *note: duck is also called = anatra /p/ pane bread
4 Instant Immersion Italian Lesson 1 LESSON 1 EXERCISES Now, practice what you have learned with the following exercises: EXERCISE 1-1: ALPHABET BASICS: LETTERS Circle the letters that are not in the Italian alphabet. é z k n y v j ö b EXERCISE 1-2: PRONUNCIATION: TRUE OR FALSE? Mark the following statements as TRUE or FALSE. 1. The Italian alphabet doesn t traditionally contain the letters j or k. 2. The letter i is pronounced as a hard vowel, like the English island. 3. In the word chiesa (church), the ch is hard, and pronounced like a k. 4. The combination gli or gle is pronounced as gl, like the English glass. 5. The Italian alphabet has only 19 letters. 6. The letter u is pronounced as a oo, like the English true. 7. The combination gn is pronounced as ny, like in the English word onion. 8. The letter a is always pronounced as a hard vowel, like the English April. 9. In the word sciarpa, the sc is pronounced as sh. 10. The Italian alphabet doesn t traditionally contain the letters v or w. 19
5 Lesson 1 Italian Instant Immersion EXERCISE 1-3: VOCABULARY Label the following images. 1. Ex: bambino EXERCISE 1-4: WHERE ARE YOU FROM? Write the country names in Italian. 1. Sono di. 2. Sono di. 3. Sono di. 4. Sono di. 5. Sono di. 6. Sono di.
6 Instant Immersion Italian Lesson 10 LESSON 10 HOTELS, TAKING A TAXI, CHECKING IN & SPECIAL REQUESTS TRACK 1 Checking into the Hotel In this dialogue, you will hear a conversation between Laura and Marco. They have left their hometown of Chicago, and have arrived at Sorrento, where they are travelling from the airport and checking into a hotel. In these conversations, you will learn vocabulary relating to taxis, checking into hotels, and hotel amenities. Listen to the dialogue. Afterward, there will be a substantial vocabulary section, followed by a repetition of the same dialogue. Com e lungo il tragitto in taxi dall aereoporto! Siamo quasi arrivati? Marco: Marco: Sì.stiamo per arrivare. Benissimo! Sono molto stanca, e ho bisogno di fare una doccia. Va bene. Ci siamo. Hai i soldi per il tassista? Sì lo pago io. Laura and Marco get out of the taxi and bring their suitcases into the hotel, where they talk to the receptionist. Receptionist: Buon pomeriggio e benvenuti all albergo Grand Hotel Flora. Buongiorno. Receptionist: Posso essere d aiuto? Abbiamo le prenotazioni per oggi e vorremmo fare check-in. Receptionist: Va bene. Il cognome, per favore. Cavalletti. 179
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