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Ultimate Italian Advanced CD/Manual (Living Language)
Ultimate Italian Advanced CD/Manual (Living Language)
by Living Language
Edition: Audio CD

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Just what I was looking for!, 9 Aug. 2010
I bought this with a small bit of hesitation as it was a bit pricey. However it is well worth the investment. The book is a good mix of grammar, vocabulary, background briefings on Italy and Italian life as well as challenging exercises. With ANSWERS. Other authors ,please take note! The CD's are equally good. Punchy, with native speakers but the dialogues are constructed around real life situations for visitors to the country, and both business people and tourists are catered for.
Overall, if you feel your Italian has stagnated around the immediate level and needs a kick start, this is for you.


La Bella Figura
La Bella Figura
by Beppe Severgnini
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good man Beppe!, 9 Aug. 2010
This review is from: La Bella Figura (Paperback)
Beppe Severgnini is an author as comfortable in English as he is in his native Italian. This is a highly readable mini-travelogue , highlighting all of the places in Italy that a Briton would consider as a holiday destination and embellishing it with colourful stories of the locals, while selecting the best of civic traditions as well as those of the wider sense of "Italianess". The observations seek to bring out the best of the Italians and those that could be deemed to be " curious/eccentric" are treated with sympathy and humour, but above all they are tailored to an english speaking and in particular, a British audience.
Clearly, he has a fondness for his adoopted country (he lived in the UK for several years) and its citizens and you get the feeling that working on it was a labour of love. highly recommended


Wicked Italian
Wicked Italian
by Howard Tomb
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars what a waste of money!, 9 Aug. 2010
This review is from: Wicked Italian (Paperback)
I bought this book on the basis of recommendations from other Amazon readers. Alas , I was very disappointed. Read it in about five minutes and very few of the expressions could be deemed to be those of everyday conversation or day to day life.

Sure there is a bit of colour in some of them , but overall, this is going to add little to your vocabulary or understanding of the language.
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