Intermediate Italian: describing people
Intermediate Italian: describing people

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Practising describing people

In this activity you will practise your writing and speaking skills.

Attività 14

Mrs Bassi is a bit of a caricature. Imagine a busybody and chatterbox like her and describe his/ her physical aspect and personality. You might like to record yourself saying it, and listen to your recording. (About 100 words)

La signora Bassi è un po’ una caricatura. Immaginate una persona chiacchierona e pettegola come lei. Descrivete il suo aspetto fisico ed il suo carattere (aspetti positivi e negativi). (Massimo 100 parole)

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La signorina Valli è una chiacchierona. È alta e magra. Ha i capelli biondi e lisci, gli occhi azzurri e un naso lunghissimo. Ha circa 50 anni e vive da sola con due gatti. Esce poco, ma passa le giornate alla finestra a guardare la gente che passa, che entra e che esce. Sa tutto di tutti e parla solo degli altri. È molto curiosa, ma è anche una persona buona e disponibile. Se succede qualcosa, corre subito in aiuto. È generosa e ogni anno aiuta ad organizzare la festa di paese.

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