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Table of Contents

About the book

Page vii

Acknowledgements

Page ix

Capitolo uno: Chi sei?
Chapter one: Who are you?

Page 1

Functions

Personal identification
Greetings

Language

Come ti chiami?
Dove, chi
Sono, sei, ?
Pronunciation
Numbers 1-10
Italian Names

About Italy

Famous Italians
Italy and the Italian cities


Capitolo due: La camera di John
Chapter two: John's room

Page 15

Functions

Getting to know people and things

Language

Pronunciation
Indefinite articles
Singular nouns
In a teenager's room
In the classroom
Questo, questa
Che cos'?

About Italy

Made in Italy


Capitolo tre: Come stai?
Chapter three: How are you?

Page 27

Functions

Formal greetings and titles
Expressing physical states

Language

Subject pronouns
Avere and idioms
Negative statements

About Italy

Origin of titles


Capitolo quattro: La famiglia
Chapter four: The family

Page 41

Functions

Identifying family
Family relationships

Language

Definite articles (sing.)
Possessive adjectives (sing.)
Possession with di
Singular, plural and invariable nouns
C', ci sono
Chiamarsi (1st, 2nd, 3rd persons)
Numbers to 50

About Italy

The Italian family


Capitolo cinque: Com'
Chapter five: What is he/she like?

Page 61

Functions

Describing people and things

Language

Qualifying adjectives: descriptive, nationality and colors
Position of adjectives
The verb essere
Com', come sono?
Plural definite articles

About Italy

The legend of Rome


Capitolo sei: A che cosa giochi?
Chapter six: What do you play?

Page 79

Functions

Requesting information
Describing
Telling time
Talking about leisure activities

Language

Verbs in "-are" (sing.)
Spelling changes
bene, male
Che ore sono? A che ora...?
More numbers (51-100)
Ti piace giocare a ...?

About Italy

Il calcio


Capitolo sette: Il tempo libero
Chapter seven: Leisure time

Page 103

Functions

Exchanging information (about games and activities)
Dates, weather and seasons

Language

Verbs in "-are" (pl.)
The calendar: days of the week,months, seasons, weather
Che tempo fa?

About Italy

Renzo leisure time


Capitolo otto: La grande partita
Chapter eight: The big game

Page 127

Functions

Providing and obtaining information
Encouraging a course of action
Describing
Commenting on personal traits
Making comparison
Expressing opinion

Language

Verbs in "-ere"
Da quanto tempo...?
More descriptive adjectives
Pi and meno
Mi piace, mi piacciono

About Italy

Laura as a student of the liceo


Capitolo nove: Che cosa prendi?
Chapter nine: What are you having?

Page 151

Functions

Introductions
Polite exchanges
Asking for advice
Encouraging decisions
Asking about taste and preferences

Language

Verbs in "-ire"
Direct object pronouns (lo, la, li, le)

About Italy

Bars and Restaurants in Italy


Capitolo dieci: Musica, ragazzi!
Chapter ten: Music, kids!

Page 169

Functions

Locating things
How to get to places
Expressing ownership

Language

Simple prepositions
The verb andare
Means of transportation
Possessive adjectives (pl.)

About Italy

Music and the Silvestri Family


Capitolo undici: Al supermercato
Chapter eleven: At the supermarket

Page 191

Functions

Inviting someone to go somewhere
Accepting an invitation to go somewhere
Locating things and people
Inquiring about things
Indicating locations

Language

The verb venire
Prepositions di, a and da + articles
Vocabulary for places in town
Vicino a, davanti a
The verb volere

About Italy

Grocery shopping


Capitolo dodici: I Wright vanno in Italia
Chapter twelve: The Wrights go to Italy

Page 213

Functions

Formal introductions
Exchanging pleasantries
Showing appreciation

Language

The verb fare plus idioms
The verb potere
Vocabulary for travel

About Italy

Dealing with friends, peers and adults


Capitolo tredici: Nuovi amici
Chapter thirteen: New friends

Page 235

Functions

Changing language register
Describing a home
Exchanging information and advice

Language

Preposition in + articles
Sopra, sotto and dietro
Vocabulary for public transportation

About Italy

Where do people live?
How do Italians go to places?


Capitolo quattordici: Al centro commerciale
Chapter fourteen: At the shopping center

Page 257

Functions

Planning to buy clothes
Commenting on prices and other things
Asking and giving street directions

Language

Vocabulary for clothing
Expressing "some" with di + article
More on di + article
Vocabulary for street directions

About Italy

Shopping in Rome


Capitolo quindici: La partenza
Chapter fifteen: The departure

Page 277

Functions

Taking leave
Formal requests
Requesting services
Interpreting written information

Language

The present perfect tense
Vocabulary for air travel
A general review and practice

About Italy

Going abroad


Vocabolario Italiano-Inglese

Page 299

English-Italian Vocabulary

Page 311

Index

Page 321

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