Welcome to our online lesson on Italian listening comprehension, focused on the Italian scientist Alessandro Volta.
In this lesson, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about important figures in Italian history and improve your listening comprehension skills simultaneously.
We’ll be using a short lecture about the Italian scientist Alessandro Volta to do this. You’ll receive both the Italian and English translations of the lecture, as well as the audio of it.
By the end of this lesson, you’ll know more about Alessandro Volta and be more confident in your ability to understand Italian when it’s spoken. You’ll be able to pick up on the nuances of intonation and the small changes in language that can make all the difference in understanding the message.
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Learn About Italian Scientist Alessandro Volta
So let’s get started! Are you ready to learn more about the Italian scientist Alessandro Volta and enhance your Italian listening comprehension skills? Let’s go!
Alessandro Volta e’ stato un famoso fisico italiano, conosciuto soprattutto per l’invenzione del primo generatore di elettricità della storia, la pila.
Nato il 18 febbraio 1745, Alessandro Volta e’ fin da giovane un appassionato studioso dell’elettricità. Nel 1800 Volta inventa la cosiddetta “pila voltaica”, un predecessore della batteria elettrica.
La scoperta di Volta avrà’ profonde conseguenze sul futuro della scienza: per la prima volta gli scienziati poterono usare uno strumento in grado di produrre corrente intensa in modo ininterrotto, aprendo le porte alle rivoluzionarie scoperte sull’elettricità’ che segnarono l’Ottocento.
In onore del suo lavoro nel campo dell’elettricità, Napoleone lo nominò Conte nel 1810. Nel 1881 una delle unità’ elettriche piu’ importanti, il Volt, è stata chiamata in suo onore.
Alessandro Volta was a famous Italian physicist best known for the invention of the first generator of electricity, the battery.
Born on February 18, 1745, Alessandro Volta, from a very young age had a passion for studying electricity. In 1800 Volta invented the voltaic pile, a forerunner of the electric battery.
The discovery of Volta will have profound consequences on the future of science: for the first time; scientists were able to use a tool capable of producing intense current in continuous uninterrupted mode, opening the doors to the revolutionary discoveries about electricity that marked the 19th century.
In honor of his work in the field of electricity, Napoleon appointed him a Count in 1810. In 1881 one of the primary electric units, the Volt, was named in his honor.
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