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45. This Is How True Love Is Born (Listen Up & Learn)

  Level: Listen Up & Learn

LearnItalianPodSometimes love comes around in the most unexpected ways, and that’s exactly what happened to our Italian friends Lucia and Renzo. And so today, we’ll listen to a romantic yet funny story about how a true lasting love was born out of a little accident.

By studying and practicing this lesson, you will learn a lot of “ready-to-use” Italian sentences that use the so-called “Verbi di Movimento” (in English “verbs of motion”) like “Andare” (To Go), “Arrivare” (To Arrive), and so on. – Then as usual, after listening to the story, take the “7 Question Challenge” to test your comprehension, speaking, and grammar skills. Enjoy!

VIP Members Only Extra Bonus – The Pronominal Verb “Andarsene” [To Go Away] Login to the Learning Center to download, as a special extra bonus, a useful audio file and PDF transcript entitled “The Pronominal Verb ‘Andarsene’ [To Go Away]“. You can use this verb as a model for conjugating other pronominal verbs, like “Tornarsene” (To go back), “Occuparsene” (To take care of something), “Intendersene” (To be an expert), and many more!

Listen Up & Learn – Episode #45

44. It Takes Two To Tango (Listen Up & Learn)

  Level: Listen Up & Learn

LearnItalianPodOur friend and VIP Member Anna sent us a lovely email a few days ago. She says she’s currently taking an Italian class but she’s having some trouble with the Italian expressions of time that use the verbs “Metterci” and “Volerci”, which are usually translated in English with the meaning of “It Takes”. Then she says: “Jane and Massimo, I need you to cover this soon, as my finals are around the corner!” – You asked, we listened, Anna!

So here it is, the nitty-gritty of the important, must-know Italian verbs “metterci” and “volerci”. — Then as usual, after listening to the story, take the “7 Question Challenge” to test your comprehension, speaking, and grammar skills. Enjoy!

VIP Members Only Extra Bonus – Back To Basics: The Verb “Mettere” [To Put] Login to the Learning Center to download, as a special extra bonus, a useful audio file and PDF transcript entitled “Back To Basics: The Verb ‘Mettere’ [To Put]” conjugated in the present, two forms of past, future, conditional, and subjunctive tenses, plus some of the most common and useful idiomatic expressions that use this important verb.

Listen Up & Learn – Episode #44

43. What A Grumpy Old Lady She Is! (Listen Up & Learn)

  Level: Listen Up & Learn

LearnItalianPodLet’s listen to a funny story about a grumpy old lady who’s always complaining about everything and wherever she goes, she drives everyone crazy. — By studying and practicing this lesson, you will learn a lot of “ready-to-use”, 100% real “everyday” Italian words, sentences, and verbs about food, weather, health, and Italian culture and lifestyle. – Then as usual, after listening to the exclamations, take the “7 Question Challenge” to test your comprehension, speaking, and grammar skills. Enjoy!

VIP Members Only Extra Bonus – The Reflexive Verb “Divertirsi” [To Have Fun] Login to the Learning Center to download, as a special extra bonus, a useful audio file and PDF transcript entitled “The Verb ‘Divertirsi’ [To Have Fun, To Enjoy Oneself]” conjugated in the present, two forms of past, future, conditional, and subjunctive tenses, plus some of the most common and useful idiomatic expressions that use this important verb.

Listen Up & Learn – Episode #43

42. The Midnight Beast (Listen Up & Learn)

  Level: Listen Up & Learn

LearnItalianPodOur friend and VIP Member Judy from San Diego, California, confessed that she has some trouble in learning the present tense of most Italian verbs, and she’s asking for help and advice. — You knocked at the right door, Judy! – Let’s listen to a story chock-full of Italian verbs used in the present tense about a bad dream that ends up well. — Then as usual, after listening to the exclamations, take the “7 Question Challenge” to test your comprehension, speaking, and grammar skills. Enjoy!

VIP Members Only Extra Bonus – Back To Basics: The Verb “Leggere” [To Read] Login to the Learning Center to download, as a special extra bonus, a useful audio file and PDF transcript entitled “Back To Basics: The Verb ‘Leggere’ [To Read]” conjugated in the present, two forms of past, future, conditional, and subjunctive tenses, plus some of the most common and useful idiomatic expressions that use this important verb.

Listen Up & Learn – Episode #42

41. Say It Like You Mean It (Listen Up & Learn)

  Level: Listen Up & Learn

LearnItalianPodThis is truly one of those shows that, if you study it and practice it for a while, it will certainly help you in taking your knowledge of the “real-life” spoken Italian language to the next level. In fact, you are going to learn and practice the top ten exclamations that Italians use everyday to express their feelings about what’s going on with their lives. These are expressions you usually won’t find in books but that are integral part of spoken Italian. – Then as usual, after listening to the story, take the “7 Question Challenge” to test your comprehension, speaking, and grammar skills. Enjoy!

VIP Members Only Extra Bonus – Back To Basics: The Verb “Parlare” [To Speak, To Talk] Login to the Learning Center to download, as a special extra bonus, a useful audio file and PDF transcript entitled “Back To Basics: The Verb ‘Parlare’ [To Speak, To Talk]” conjugated in the present, past, future, conditional, and subjunctive tenses, with the addition of blank spaces after each verb instance so you can practice your pronunciation over and over!

Listen Up & Learn – Episode #41

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