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This free course, Beginners' Italian: food and drink, focuses on buying drinks and snacks in an Italian café, as well as on greeting and introducing yourself in Italian. It does not require any previous knowledge of Italian.
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- take part in simple exchanges when buying drinks and snacks in an Italian café
- understand some customs relating to Italian cafés
- begin to use the indefinite article in Italian
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Beginners’ Italian: food and drink
In this free course you learn some basic vocabulary relating to food and drinks, greetings and introductions. You practise ordering drinks and snacks in an Italian café. You will also find out about customs to do with food and drink. Listening to Italian speakers in a variety of situations will enable you to practise initial listening skills.
This free course is an adapted extract from the Open University course.
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Originally published: Friday, 22nd April 2016
Last updated on: Friday, 22nd April 2016
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