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4.0 out of 5 stars Italian for beginners, 15 May 2003
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This review is from: Colloquial Italian: The Complete Course for Beginners (Colloquial Series) (Paperback)
I have no idea why this book is called Colloquial Italian as it is simply a beginners level introduction to Italian. I used it to complement the evening class I was taking and as beginners courses all cover the same things, saying hello, telling the time, asking directions, booking a hotel etc I found it very useful. Each chapter introduces grammar points (although not in great detail), excercises, dialogues (to accompany the tapes) and small texts. I found the book very useful in particular the dialogues and the texts (most which are read aloud). The tapes allowed me to wander around doing the housework and listen at the same time so that I could improve my comprehension and the small texts taken helpd me as a beginner gain confidence. I'm not sure if this course alone would allow you to learn Itlian language independantly but I found it very useful as an aid to the evening class. I could work on both the course book and this book and learn additional useful phrases and expressions. My only compltaints are that the tapes are too short and the english women who introduces each dialogue is so annoying I think she used to read the news on the television in the 1950's!
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Initial post: 30 Oct 2008 15:40:19 GMT
Sylvia L says:
The comment a the end refers to the old edition of the book and cassette. The new edition with cd is introduced by a man, not a woman.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 May 2010 22:14:05 BDT
Well, if you were the lady who did the narration (and I assume you are) I actually enjoyed your diction on the recordings.
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