Category Archives: Coffee Break Italian

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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CBI 1:27 | Talking about your job in Italian

In our latest lesson of Coffee Break Italian you’ll learn to talk about your job, to say what you do, where you work and whether or not you like your job. This lesson is another episode in our mini-series which helps you to make small talk with native speakers and improve your Italian in the…

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CBI 1:26 | Talking about yourself in Italian

In lesson 26 of Coffee Break Italian you’ll be joining the team to learn more about informal telephone conversations and how to talk about yourself and your family. Making small talk is one of the best ways to improve your Italian and this lesson will help you to achieve this in effective, accurate Italian. Listen…

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CBI 1:25 | Using the phone in Italian

In the latest episode of Coffee Break Italian you’ll be learning the important skill of using the phone in Italian and in the Caffè Culturale, Francesca talks about Italian opera. Listen to the episode The audio lesson is free, as are all the main audio lessons of Coffee Break Italian. Use the audio player to…

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CBI 1:24 | Spelling in Italian and an introduction to verbs

In this episode of Coffee Break Italian you’ll learn more about the patterns of the language and how to form verbs in Italian. We look at the present tense of -are verbs and with this lesson you’ll begin to form a solid foundation in this vital part of the language. You’ll also learn to spell…

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CBI 1:23 | Visiting the doctor’s or pharmacy in Italian

It’s time to continue our topic of aches and pains as we take our next steps in Italian with Coffee Break Italian. In this episode you’ll learn to describe your symptoms and to understand the recommendations give to you by the doctor or pharmacist. Listen to the episode The audio lesson is free, as are all the main…

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CBI 1:22 | Talking about aches and pains in Italian

Hopefully this won’t happen to you while you’re travelling in Italy, but sometimes we have to visit the doctor or a pharmacy and explain our aches and pains. In this episode you’ll learn the words for different parts of the body and how to say that something is sore or that you have headache, stomachache,…

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