Facilissimo: Libro + CD audio
"Corso rapido di italiano per turisti"
Learning Italian is simple, fast and effective with this beginner's short course for adults and adolescents, ideal for holidaymakers and those with limited time to dedicate to studying the language. Students will gain a practical level of conversational Italian (CEFR A1) in just a short time, thanks to the course's clear structure and straightforward approach.
The topics cover a variety of useful situations including: introducing yourself, finding accommodation, discussing health problems at the pharmacy or at the doctor's, shopping and dining out, asking for directions, and using basic services such as banking, sending mail and using public transport. In addition, dedicated cultural sections at the end of each chapter highlight aspects of Italian daily life, acting as a kind of "practical guide to Italy".
Each short chapter makes the most of simple dialogues and easily-accessible written texts (such as adverts, signs or forms) with a helpful illustrated dictionary to the side of the page and exercises at the end. The book also includes clear grammar tables, solutions to all the exercises, self-assessments and a bilingual Italian-English glossary. It comes complete with audio CD containing the dialogues for each lesson together with recordings of vocabulary for easy pronunciation practice.