Talking the Talk: How To Sound Italian



  • Format: Zip file (containing mp3 files)
  • File size: 121.8Mb




  • Format: Zip file (containing mp3 files)
  • File size: 23.3Mb

Talking the Talk Italian is about social conversation: getting to know people and their lives, sharing information, opinions and anecdotes, making plans, talking about aspirations and obligations – and more. The focus is on speaking and listening, and the audio component is designed to support this. It complements the book in various ways.

  • It helps you to pronounce Italian correctly, since conversation is more enjoyable when both sides understand each other without constant repetition. The presenters, Daniela and Renzo, guide you through the sounds of Italian, prioritising the ones that English speakers often struggle with. You’ll find supporting information in how to sound Italian in your book.
  • It reinforces the language structures you’re learning in the book by using a selection of the examples to illustrate key sounds. This will also help you to become comfortable with the rhythms of Italian.
  • It aims to develops your listening skills − since conversation is as much to do with listening as talking. Each of the 12 chapters in the book ends with informal conversations between Renzo and Daniela. They’re printed in your book on the talking the TALK pages, and they’re also included in this Support Pack, along with ideas on how to get the most out of them.

For maximum flexibility, you can download the audio in two ways:

  • how to sound Italian: the full audio download, divided into short tracks so that you can easily repeat sections as necessary.
  • conversations: a download which gives you the opportunity to listen to the conversations on their own for more intensive listening practice.

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