Getting started with Italian 1
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7 Speaking practice

So far, you have practised listening to orders. In the next speaking activity you’ll have a go at ordering drinks yourself.

Activity 4

Now you can order some drinks yourself. Listen to the audio and answer the questions following the prompts in English, as in the example below.


  • You hear: Buongiorno. Desidera?
    • (A coffee.)
  • You say: Un caffè.
  • You hear: Un caffè.
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Now you will be placing some orders yourself. Listen to the questions and follow the prompts, as in the example.
You hear: Buongiorno. Desidera?
(a coffee)
You say: Un caffè.
You hear: Un caffè.
Your turn now.
1 – Che cosa prendi?
(For me, a beer.)
Per me una birra.
2 – Tu cosa prendi, Antonella?
– (An ice cream.)
Un gelato.
3 – Carlo, per te?
(A glass of red wine.)
Un bicchiere di vino rosso.
4 – Buongiorno. Desidera?
(A mineral water.)
Un’acqua minerale.
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