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Questo o quello?

THIS = questo, questa

THESE = queste, questi

 

THAT = quello, quella

THOSE = quelli, quelle

 

 

Vuoi queste pere? Will you have these pears?

No, preferisco quelle. No, I will not. I will have those.

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Italian Preposition "IN"

There's no-one in the room/in the building/in the shop.

Non c'è nessuno NELLA stanza, NELL'edificio, NEL negozio

 

Nella = IN + LA

Nello = IN + LO

Nel = IN + IL

Nella casa = IN + LA casa

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LESSON 23rd: aggettivo possesivo 3rd sing. p

The book of John is red.

His book is red - Il SUO libro è rosso

His books are red -  I SUOI libri sono rossi

His sister is kind -  SUA sorella è gentile

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LESSON 20TH - To divide into syllables

Snow = NEVE = NE-VE

Hand = MANO = MA-NO

Pencil = MATITA = MA-TI -TA

Sometimes vowel at the beginning of a word stay alone ...

Goose = OCA = O-CA

Isle = ISOLA = I-SO-LA

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What do you have in your kitchen?

Presina = pot-holder

Mestolo = ladle

Pentola = pot

Cucchiaio = spoon

Forchetta = fork

Coltello = knife

Strofinaccio = tea towel

Lavandino = sink

Barattolo = jar

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LESSON 18th - Present Perfect

Tom is looking for his key. He can't find it.

(Tom sta cercando la chiave. Non riesce a trovarla)

He has lost his key.

(Ha perso la chiave) ... it means that he lost it a short time ago and he still hasn't got it.

To lose = perdere

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LESSON 17th: Past Continuous

Yesterday Tom and Jim palyed tennis.

(Ieri Tom e Jim hanno giocato a tennis).

They began at 10 o'clock and finished at 11 o'clock.

(Hanno iniziato alle 10 e finito alle 11).

What were they doing at 10.30?

Che cosa stavano facendo alle 10.30?

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LESSON 15th: Present continuous or present simple?

Use the present continuous to talk about something which is happening at or around the time of speaking and temporary situation:

Anna is in London for three months. She is learning English

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LESSON 14th - Present Simple

Alex is a bus driver. But now he is asleep in bed

So: He is not driving a bus (he is asleep)

But: Alex drives a bus = Alex guida l'autobus

 

 

Present Simple

Io guido

Tu guidi

Egli, Lei guida

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LESSON 13th: Present Continuos Tense

Ann is in her car.  She is on her way to work.

She is driving to work. = Sta andando (in auto) a lavoro.

This means: she is driving now, at the time of speaking.

 

Io sto andando

Tu stai andando

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