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Getting started with Italian 1
Getting started with Italian 1

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Week 2: Ordering at the bar


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Now that you know the Italian names of the most popular drinks and snacks and can distinguish between masculine and feminine nouns, you are ready to learn how to order them in an Italian caffè. This week you will learn some of the key phrases you’ll need when ordering food and drinks through listening and reading activities. You will also have the opportunity to learn about some of the most famous Italian historic bars and the specialities you can savour when visiting them. Finally, you will look at definite articles and their use before singular and plural nouns.

Have you got a good dictionary? You might need to refer to one for some of the activities this week, so think about how you plan to look words up when you need to. There are many online dictionaries available, or perhaps you prefer to use a printed version. Either way, find one that suits you and that is also reliable and accurate.

Last week you started to keep your own language notebook; this week you’ll be adding to it. In particular we suggest you make notes on the grammar you’ll be studying.

Buon lavoro!