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Quickstart Italian
100 of 100 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good for beginners, 25 April 2003
Just listening to this CD set helped me pick up the basics of Italian. Several short scenes are played out and these are then broken down and explained. Breaks on the CD let you practice out loud without having to use the pause button on your CD player, something I find very frustrating and impractical if listening in the car. There's a booklet included (not mentioned on the cover of the pack) showing all the conversations on the CD. I found this very helpful, especially when trying to guess the right spelling of some words - and getting them completely wrong!
Talk Italian (Course Book and 2 CDs) by Alwena Lamping
81 of 83 people found the following review helpful
I found this audio and text book combination an ideal way to get to grips with learning Italian. It's based on the original BBC series, but this pack has been updated to include euros rather than the old lire currency. Several situations are presented, providing a good range of vocabulary even at this basic level. A short section on grammar explains the fundamental structure of the language, which is more than enough at this level.

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