Coffee Break Italian – Season 1

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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 in Italian.

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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.

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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, backache, etc. You’ll also learn

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CBI 1-21 | Talking about the weather in Italian

Bentornati! We’re back with another lesson of Coffee Break Italian. If there’s one topic which everyone loves talking about, it has to be the weather. It’s a great conversation starter, and it also will help you plan your activities while travelling in an Italian-speaking country! In lesson 21 you’ll learn to talk about the weather.

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CBI 1-20B | Top-up episode

In this special “top-up” episode of Coffee Break Italian, Mark will test you on some of the words and phrases you’ve learned so far in the series with some translation challenges.

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CBI 1-20 | Buying train tickets and Review

In lesson 20 of Coffee Break Italian you’ll continue to learn useful words and phrases to deal with buying tickets for public transport. You’ll also join Katie in a conversation which puts to the test much of the Italian you’ve learned so far on the course.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 where you need to buy

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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 of the year.

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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 you like to do –

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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 you like to do –

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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CBI 1-07 | Asking for directions 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 you’ll learn to ask for directions in the town and understand some simple answers.

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CBI 1-06 | More about family, counting and phone numbers 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 you’ll learn to talk more about your family, and you’ll learn the numbers from zero to ten, allowing you to talk about phone numbers in Italian.