Improve your spoken Italian from home with 101 real-world conversations in simple, everyday Italian.
"I love Olly's work - and you will too!" - Barbara Oakley, PhD, Author of New York Times bestseller A Mind for Numbers
Real Italian people don't speak like your textbook… so it's no wonder you feel unprepared when it's your turn to speak! This book fixes that. For the first time, you'll learn to speak Italian in the REAL world, with 101 authentic conversations in simple, spoken Italian, so you can become confident in the words, phrases and expressions you need to communicate like a local.
You'll be transported into a real-world story that unfolds between six Italian characters, told by the people themselves in 101 authentic conversations. Over 15,000 words of real Italian, you'll immerse yourself in a gripping Italian drama and get an education in natural Italian in the process.
In this story, two friends, Alice and Nina, arrive in Rome for what they think will be a relaxing vacation exploring the city. Things, however, take an unexpected turn when they discover some vary valuable paintings in one of Rome's antique markets . . .
Here's what you'll get:
101 conversations in simple Italian, so you can learn the real Italian spoken in the street, understand spoken Italian with ease, and have Italian roll off your tongue more fluentlyOver 15,000 words of dialogue - an unparalleled resource that will immerse you in Italian, at a level you can understand, so you can learn real spoken Italian without getting lost or overwhelmedReal, daily spoken Italian throughout - it's as if we held up a microphone and recorded the exact words coming out of people's mouths - so you can learn the expressions that real people use on the street (not in textbooks). You'll sound more authentic when you speak and make Italian-speaking friends more easily.Situational dialogues from typical daily circumstances, so you'll prepare yourself to survive realistic Italian encounters, in shops and cafés, and make meeting people and making arrangements second natureConversations that are carefully written to be accessible for beginners (A2-B1 on the CEFR), so you can start to learn from real, spoken conversations, even as a beginner, without having to go through the rollercoaster of difficult conversations with strangersEach conversation is limited to around 15 lines of dialogue (150 words), so you can get that crucial sense of achievement and motivation when you finish each conversation, and say "I actually understood all of that!"Word lists with English definitions in every chapter, so you can get instant translations of any difficult words and focus on reading and enjoying the stories rather than wasting time in a dictionarySummaries of each conversation which contextualise each dialogue, so you can easily follow the plot and enjoy the story without getting lost
The story is set in Rome and includes expressions that are typical in "neutral" Italian. This way, you'll have plenty to learn, whether you're learning the Italian spoken in Rome, Milan, Naples or any other Italian-speaking community.
Created by Olly Richards, internationally-renowned language teacher and author, 101 Conversations in Simple Italian gives you an education in real Italian that you won't find anywhere else. You'll be better prepared for using Italian in the real world, speak with more confidence, and take a giant leap towards fluency in Italian!
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