Getting started with Italian 3
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8 Speaking practice

Next, you’ll further explore train times.

Activity 5

You are at the information office in Turin railway station and you want to ask for information about trains to a variety of destinations. Listen to the audio track and ask the questions following the prompts, using c’è and ci sono as appropriate.

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Listen to the prompt and use it to ask for information about trains, using c’è or ci sono as appropriate.


You hear: (Vercelli, this morning)

You say: Scusi, c’è un treno per Vercelli stamattina?

Now it’s your turn.

1. (Aosta, tomorrow evening)

Scusi, c’è un treno per Aosta domani sera?

2. (Rome, tomorrow afternoon)

Scusi, c’è un treno per Roma domani pomeriggio?

3. (direct trains for Venice)

Scusi, ci sono treni diretti per Venezia?

4. (a fast train for Florence this afternoon)

Scusi, c’è un treno veloce per Firenze oggi pomeriggio?

5. (a Frecciarossa for Milan this evening)

Scusi, c’è un Frecciarossa per Milano stasera?

6. (a Eurocity for Naples tomorrow morning)

Scusi, c’è un Eurocity per Napoli domani mattina?

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