Do you want to bring clarity to your communication by:
- getting to grips with the building blocks of Italian?
- learning the right language for the right context?
- speaking and writing with ease and style?
In this course you'll find comprehensive and clear explanations of key grammar patterns and structures reinforced and raised through authentic materials. You will learn how to construct grammar correctly and when and where to use it so you sound natural and appropriate. You'll also get extensive practice through exercises and self-assessments.
This book offers:
- clear learning goals to guide your learning
- comprehension questions to test your knowledge
- language in context sections to demonstrate grammar usage in everyday-life situations
- glossary of grammatical terms and verb tables for easy reference.
Anna Proudfoot has taught Italian in higher, further and adult education in London, Oxford, Cambridge and the USA. She is Head of Italian at the Open University.
Introduction How to use this book Glossary of grammatical terms Functional grammar 01 Asking for and giving personal information 02 Identifying people and things 03 Asking about availability 04 Talking about location 05 Stating choice and preference 06 Talking about the present 07 Talking about routine and habits 08 Talking about possibility and asking permission 09 Giving orders and instructions 10 Talking about possession 11 Talking about events and actions in the past 12 Describing the past 13 Talking about the future 14 Talking about wants and preferences 15 Describing processes and procedures 16 Talking about likes and dislikes 17 Asking and giving an opinion 18 Expressing obligation and need 19 Expressing emotions and uncertainty 20 Expressing wishes or polite requests 21 Expressing regrets 22 Expressing conditions Key to the exercises Reference grammar 01 Nouns with irregular plurals 02 Adjectives extra 03 Comparison 04 Pronouns 05 Indefinites 06 Quantity 07 Relative pronouns 08 Prepositions 09 Negatives 10 Question words 11 Conjunctions 12 Linking parts of sentences 13 Verbs Taking it further Index