Archive for the ‘Upper Intermediate’ Category

30. The Best Summer Vacation Ever (Upper Intermediate)

  Level: Upper Intermediate

LearnItalianPodLearn Italian with LearnItalianPod. Episode #30 of the “Upper-Intermediate Level Series” is entitled “The Best Summer Vacation Ever”. Summertime, time for vacation! For those visiting Italy, there’s a wealth of choice of things to do and to see. Sea, mountain, cities, monuments, art, and food are just some of the many Italian attractions.

So, let’s celebrate summertime in Italy by following a conversation between Jane and her Australian friend Tony, who’s asking her for advice on what to do and where to go on his trip to Italy. Enjoy!

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29. Look, It’s Snowing! (Upper Intermediate)

  Level: Upper Intermediate

LearnItalianPodLearn Italian with LearnItalianPod. Episode #29 of the “Upper-Intermediate Level Series” is entitled “Look, It’s Snowing!”. It’s Sunday early in the morning in Milan. Outside it is cold, as it’s the middle of winter. Christmas is just around the corner. Lucia and Italo just woke up, and there’s a quiet and peaceful atmosphere in the house. All of a sudden, it begin to snow… the Holiday season is finally here!

Let’s follow our friends Lucia and Italo as they enjoy a relaxing winter Sunday morning breakfast at their house and let’s learn a lot of informal and useful “everyday” Italian. On the grammar section, we will review and practice the “must-know” Italian pronominal verbs. Enjoy!

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28. I’m Left On Feet! (Upper Intermediate)

  Level: Upper Intermediate

LearnItalianPodLearn Italian with LearnItalianPod. Episode #28 of the “Upper-Intermediate Level Series” is entitled “I’m Left On Feet!”. Does it sound like nonsense? Well, let’s explain! – Italians use the famous expression “rimanere a piedi”, which in English can be translated as “to be left on feet”, to say that their car broke down and therefore they can only… walk!

So today, let’s follow our friend Lucia as she calls ACI, the Italian roadside assistance, after her car suddenly stopped working, and let’s learn a lot of useful Italian that everyone can use in the unfortunate case of a car breakdown while in Italy. Enjoy!

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Upper Intermediate – Episode Nr.28

27. Brand or No Brand? (Upper Intermediate)

  Level: Upper Intermediate

LearnItalianPodLearn Italian with LearnItalianPod. Episode #27 of the “Upper-Intermediate Level Series” is entitled “Brand or No Brand?”. When it comes to buying clothes, Italians are divided into two opposing categories: on one side those who refuse to buy anything that is not “branded” and on the opposite side those who do not care about names or brands but look for a good deal instead. And if people from the two categories are part of the same family, and are wife and husband… then an argument is in order!

So, let’s follow our lovely couple Lucia and Italo as they’re planning to go shopping for clothing and let’s learn a lot of useful, informal, 100% “real” Italian, together with some new, interesting vocabulary. Enjoy!

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Upper Intermediate – Episode Nr.27

26. Hi Grandma, It’s Me! (Upper Intermediate)

  Level: Upper Intermediate

LearnItalianPodEpisode #26 of the “Upper-Intermediate Level Series” is entitled “Hi Grandma, It’s Me!”. Even if nowadays is not like it used to be, when the traditional Italian family (which included grandparents and grandchildren) lived all together in the same house, for Italians family still remains of fundamental importance.

So, let’s take a little break from our couple Lucia and Italo and let’s celebrate the Italian family by following our Massimo as he makes a phone call and says hi to his grandma Giovanna. On the grammar section, we will review some of the most interesting expressions from the dialogue giving grammar rules and extra examples. Enjoy!

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Upper Intermediate – Episode Nr.26

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