Category Archives: Coffee Break Italian

CBI 1:34: | Fate colazione?

In this latest episode of Coffee Break Italian, Mark and Katie have breakfast in their hotel and get chatting to one of the other guests. This lesson gives you the chance to build your vocabulary, practise the words and phrases you already know and experience a regional Italian accent. Listen to the episode The audio…

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CBI 1:33 | Ho una prenotazione

Having arrived in Italy and found her way to the town of Orta, Katie checks into the hotel and in this episode we listen in on the conversation she has with the receptionist. There’s a little problem, but this is quickly solved with the use of some of the language previously learned in our course.…

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CBI 1:32 | C’è un autobus per Stresa?

In this episode Katie takes up the sfida (challenge) set by Francesca and speaks to a lady in the information office at the airport to ask about transport options to Stresa. This conversation will give you the chance to review much of the vocabulary you have learned in previous episodes. Listen to the episode The…

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CBI 1:31 | Arriviamo in Italia!

We’re back with another episode of Coffee Break Italian, and it’s time to put Katie’s Italian to the test. Mark and Katie have travelled to Italy to meet up with Francesca and together they’ve recorded a series of conversations. In lesson 31 you’ll join the team as they arrive in Italy and prepare for the…

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CBI Special: Coffee Break Italian is returning!

We’ve got news! We’ve been busy recording new content in Italy for the final ten episodes of Season 1 of Coffee Break Italian. We’ll be releasing episode 31 on Monday 25 April 2016 and we’re sure you’re going to love it. In these final 10 episodes, Katie and Mark travel to Italy to meet up…

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One Second Search

Coffee Break Italian One Second Search 02

Welcome back to the One Second Search! Following on from the article we shared with you in our Newsletter, today the grid is full of different types of Italian coffee – what’s your favourite? Your challenge: 1) Look at the word grid below which is filled with the Italian names for different coffees – there…

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CBI Il Ripassino 03 | Review your Italian with the Coffee Break team

This latest episode of the Coffee Break Italian Ripassino will help you review some of the words and phrases you’ve learned in previous episodes of our course. In this lesson, Francesca, Katie and Mark are focusing on the topic of giving directions. Listen to the episode The audio lesson is free, as are all the…

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CBI Il Ripassino 02 | Review your Italian with the Coffee Break team

In this episode of the Coffee Break Italian Ripassino, you can test your understanding with a listening comprehension. We’ve provided a set of lesson notes as a pdf document (available here) and we suggest that you listen to the episode and try to answer the questions included in this document. Listen to the episode The…

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CBI Il Ripassino 02 (Lesson Guide) | Review your Italian with the Coffee Break team

We’re back with the second episode of our Ripassino. This post is only for the lesson notes and comprehension questions associated with the audio episode which you can find here. Subscribe links Subscribe in iTunes | RSS Feed | Purchase members’ audio and transcripts

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One Second Search

Coffee Break Italian One Second Search 01

Un nuovo gioco! Welcome to the One Second Search, an exciting new activity to test your Italian vocabulary. If you are subscribed to our Newsletter, you will have read about the possible creation of a new word in the Italian language. Your challenge: 1) Look at the word grid below which is filled with items…

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Coffee Break Italian Ripassino 01

CBI Il Ripassino 01 | Review your Italian with the Coffee Break team

As we’ve previously explained, there’s been a delay with the production of lessons 31-40 of the Coffee Break Italian course, but we’re delighted to be back in the studio and bringing you some review content before we record the final batch of ten lessons in Season 1. The Coffee Break Italian Ripassino will help you…

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Radio Lingua Update January 2016

Feliz año nuevo, buon anno,  bonne année und ein frohes neues Jahr to the entire Coffee Break learning community around the world. We hope that 2016 is a happy, healthy and successful year for you, and that you have many opportunities to put your language skills to use over the coming months. We’re delighted to bring you…

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CBI 1:30 | Talking about clothes in Italian

In the latest episode of Coffee Break Italian you’ll be learning to talk about clothes and taking your ability to describe people a bit further. Francesca will put your comprehension skills to the test with an identity quiz in which you have to guess the identity of well known people from her Italian descriptions. Listen…

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CBI 1:29 | Describing people in Italian

In this episode of Coffee Break Italian you’ll be learning how to describe people in Italian and use adjectives in their different forms. We even have a challenge for you in our Caffè Culturale. Listen to the episode The audio lesson is free, as are all the main audio lessons of Coffee Break Italian. Use…

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CBI 1:28 | Talking about likes and dislikes in Italian

In lesson 28 of our course you’ll learn how to talk more about your job. You’ll also learn to talk about what you like doing – and what you don’t like doing! This lesson will help you to develop your confidence in using Italian and making small talk with native speakers. Listen to the episode…

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