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A short film – intermediate level

Posted by Monica Corrias on April 6, 2014

Che ne dite di vedere un cortometraggio divertente che descrive benissimo uno dei problemi degli abitanti di Roma?

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Per chi desidera fare delle attività didattiche correlate, siete fortunati perché ci ha già pansato la casa editrice Alma nel libro Magari (livello B2)

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Do you need some help with Italian expressions?

Posted by Monica Corrias on August 22, 2010

More Italian language expressions to improve your Italian easily and funny. These expressions are really common:

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avere le mani legate

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alzare il gomito

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essere a piede libero

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essere fuori di testa

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Complete these sentences with the words above:

  1. Anche se ha rubato  quei soldi è ancora a  ___________________
  2. Non mi può aiutare perché ha le __________________
  3. Secondo me è _________________ da quando la moglie  l’ ha lasciato
  4. I ragazzi ieri sera, alla festa di fine anno, ________________

Do you need some help?   Here is it:

A piede libero = out of jail
Alzare il gomito = to drink too much; gomito = elbow
Avere le mani legate = to have one’s hands tied
Fuori di Testa = Out of your mind

Read more about

  1. moods
  2. people and food part A
  3. people and food part B
  4. people and food part C

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learn Italian and enjoy “the culture week” from 16th to 25th April

Posted by Monica on April 11, 2010

Are you planning to go to Italy? Do you like to learn Italian in Rome?

You need to know the “Settimana della Cultura”! 😉

As every year, the Week of Culture organised by the Italian Ministry of Culture is coming with a lot of free events in Rome and in all Italy.

During the week of April 16-25, all the Italian State Museums and Archeological Sites are totaly FREE to promote everybody’s participation to Italian culture and historic heritage.

Look at the official web site of  MiBAC

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more Italian language expressions to have fun

Posted by Monica Corrias on March 7, 2010

If you need an experienced Italian language teacher email me! I’m available for Italian tuition in Rome.

 

Today you can find out 4 new Italian language expressions to improve your Italian easy and fun:

Cacio

Prezzemolo

Baccalà

Pane

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Complete these sentences with the words above:

Mi ha colto di sorpresa e così non ho saputo che dirgli: sono rimasta lì a bocca aperta, immobile come un __________

Quando ho una difficoltà vado da Luca: è veramente un pezzo di ___________: è il ragazzo più buono e generoso che io conosca! 

Non ne posso più! Ogni volta che vado da qualche parte lo trovo: è come il ______________ !

Il tuo arrivo è stato perfetto, proprio come il _________  sui maccheroni. 

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For more expressions click here:

 Expressions – number 1

Expressions – number 2 .

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a new Italian song to learn Italian

Posted by Monica Corrias on March 5, 2010

This song is one of the most downloaded Italian songs on iTune.

Enjoy Italian music!

or better:

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learn Italian speaking Italian

Posted by Monica Corrias on August 31, 2008

Ciao a tutti,

I know, it can be difficult and frustrating to learn Italian as second language or foreign language and I dislike such frustration.

I teach on line, but unfortunatley I know that on line lessons are no substitute for someone to talk and listen to you, because you need to speak with a native speaker in a natural way.

If you really love to learn Italian, you have to know the main thing: you need an Italian teacher with “know how” and experience.

I also teach in an Italian language school in Rome that specialises in small groups and one-to-one lessons. I teach the lessons in Italian and I usually joke with my students, therefore the lessons are not frustrating, but funny, and we talk about things students are interested in.

I use the Italian language to communicate with my students and vice versa, this forces the students to be resourceful to understand what I tell them. The purpose is to communicate, not just to do an academic exercise, so the students can improve them vocabulary and comprehension and it works for sure!

I have created this blog to help students to have more fun studying for their basic Italian, here you can find useful tips. An useful piece of basic grammar information about ” le tre (=3) coniugazioni italiane” is on line, and you can read it on page “Italian classes”, but before, read the dialogue and try to understand the general meaning. I suggest listening to Italian songs to improve your listening skill and your confidence in Italian language. I often use Jovanotti’s songs because his pronunciation is clear. Here you can find one song to to improve your listen skill and your confidence with interrogative form. [clik here for song and lyrics]

Please be careful, when you are studying Italian avoid the temptation to make absolute comparisons to English. I am sorry but, although there are many similarities (many Italian words look like English words and have similar meanings: there are only differences in spelling), there are too many fundamental differences between the two languages.

Have fun and enjoy Italian! 🙂

 

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Congiunzioni: indicativo o congiuntivo?

Posted by Monica Corrias on June 16, 2008

Ciao a tutti, scusate se non ho ancora finito le schede sulle preposizioni, ma Marta (che avrà un esame fra pochi giorni), mi ha chiesto aiuto sulle congiunzioni. Devo dire che è sicuramente arduo (= difficile e faticoso), inserire delle schede complete sulle congiunzioni, ma ci proverò.

Per chi fosse interessato a un’analisi esaustiva (= esauriente, completa), consiglio sempre “LA GRAMMATICA ITALIANA” di Serianni o altre grammatiche simili. Se invece vi bastano alcuni appunti incompleti e qualche esempio fatto da me, potete leggere il file che di seguito ho linkato.

Ho preso in considerazione solo proposizioni concessive e temporali. In futuro creerò le schede e le inserirò in pagine separate, così che possano essere ben distinte e più facili da memorizzare.

Buono studio, per qualsiasi incertezza o dubbio, domandate: è l’unico modo per imparare! [ecco il primo file]

Ed ecco la seconda scheda con le esclusive, le eccettuative e le limitative.

Buono studio a tutti

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