Category Archives: Coffee Break Italian

CBI 1-19 | Using public transport in Italian

In this latest episode of Coffee Break Italian you’ll learn to use Italian in the context of taking public transport and understanding train and bus departure and arrival times. As usual, you’ll build on what you’ve learned in previous lessons and develop your confidence further in Italian. Listen to the episode The audio lesson is…

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CBI 1-18 | Asking for directions in Italian

In this episode of Coffee Break Italian you’ll learn more ways to ask questions and understand information. We cover opening and closing times and complex directions to help you cope on a trip to Italy. Listen to the episode The audio lesson is free, as are all the main audio lessons of Coffee Break Italian.…

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CBI 1-17 | Asking for information in Italian

In lesson 17 of Coffee Break Italian, you’ll learn to construct a number of phrases which will be useful for a shopping trip in Italy. You’ll build on previously learned language and learn to use new vocabulary in existing structures for shopping and tourist information. Listen to the episode The audio lesson is free, as…

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CBI Lesson 116

CBI 1-16 | Shopping in Italian

In this latest episode of Coffee Break Italian we’re heading to the “negozio” – the shop – to learn how to go shopping in Italian. You’ll develop a range of new structures which will help you increase your confidence and mastery of Italian, and you’ll learn how to use Italian in a variety of situations…

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CBI 1-15 | Counting in Italian

One thing which is vital when you’re learning a language is being able to count and deal with numbers in many situations including paying for things and dealing with dates and appointments. In this episode you’ll learn to count in Italian and you’ll learn the words for the days of the week and the months…

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CBI 1-14 | Booking into a hotel in Italian

In this episode you’ll take what you’ve learned so far about ordering food a step further. You’ll learn to deal with dietary requirements and other situations encountered in a restaurant. You’ll also learn about the infinitive of Italian verbs and how you can use this to express a variety of concepts such as talking about what…

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Coffee Break Italian Update

Ciao a tutti! Sono Mark di Coffee Break Italian. I’d like to apologise to all our faithful listeners for no lesson last week. In fact everything was planned to go ahead on Monday 18th. However, the whole Radio Lingua team was in Spain last week filming a new Spanish video series for children series, and we had very…

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CBI 1-13 | Visiting an Italian restaurant

In this episode you’ll take what you’ve learned so far about ordering food a step further. You’ll learn to deal with dietary requirements and other situations encountered in a restaurant. You’ll also learn about the infinitive of Italian verbs and how you can use this to express a variety of concepts such as talking about what…

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CBI 1-12 | Ordering food in Italian

In this lesson of Coffee Break Italian you’ll learn how to talk about food in Italian. You’ll also learn more about how to use the indefinite article (the word for “a”) and the definite article (the word for “the”) in Italian. Listen to the episode The audio lesson is free, as are all the main…

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CBI Complimenti

CBI 1-11B | Coffee Break Italian Competition Results

Well done to everyone who took part in our competition. We’ve chosen some of our favourite entries and compiled them into a special show. Listen at the links below. Special congratulations to Dan Dosch, who wins an Amazon Kindle Voyage. Complimenti a tutti! Listen to the show Listen to the special edition of Coffee Break Italian…

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CBI Lesson 11

CBI 1-11 | Ordering drinks in Italian

It’s time for a new lesson of Italian. Join teacher Mark, learner Katie and native speaker Francesca in lesson 11 in our series and learn to order drinks in an Italian café. Listen to the episode The audio lesson is free, as are all the main audio lessons of Coffee Break Italian. Use the audio…

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CBI Win a Kindle Voyage

CBI 1-10B | Coffee Break Italian Competition

Salve a tutti! It’s time to put into practice what you’ve learned so far in Coffee Break Italian – and you can win a fantastic prize by doing so! What we’d like you to do is leave us a voicemail in Italian. Please note that this competition runs from April 10th – 24th 2015. UPDATE, 25…

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CBI Lesson 10

CBI 1-10 | Lessons 1-10 Review

Join native speaker Francesca, learner Katie and teacher Mark in this latest lesson of our series for beginners in Italian. It’s time to test your understanding of everything we’ve learned so far in the series in this review episode. Listen to the episode The audio lesson is free, as are all the main audio lessons of…

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CBI Lesson 9

CBI 1-09 | Language problems and talking about which languages you speak

Join native speaker Francesca, learner Katie and teacher Mark in this latest lesson of our series for beginners in Italian. In this episode we’re talking about language problems: saying which languages you speak and solving problems when you don’t understand what people are saying to you. Listen to the episode The audio lesson is free, as…

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CBI Lesson 8

CBI 1-08 | Talking about what there is to do in the town in Italian

Join native speaker Francesca, learner Katie and teacher Mark in this latest lesson of our series for beginners in Italian. In this lesson we’re learning more useful language for getting around in the town and we’ll also be looking at some simple aspects of Italian grammar. Listen to the episode The audio lesson is free,…

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