Theme 1: Getting to know you


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 Objectives

At the end of this theme, you should be able to perform following tasks in Italian:

Lesson 1

1. Greet civilians and members of the military.

2. Use military ranks in greetings.

3. Respond to greetings.

4. Introduce yourself and others.

5. Respond to introductions.

Lesson 2

6. Respond to and ask the question: "How long have you been in (European countries and Italian cities)?"

7. Respond to and ask the question: "How do you find (countries and cities)?"

8. Respond to the question: "What part of the United States are you from?"

Lesson 3

9. Respond to and ask the question: "Do you have children?"

10. Respond to and ask questions concerning place of work and residence.

Lesson 4

11. Respond to and ask the question: "Where do you live in (city)?"

12. Respond to and ask the question: "What is your phone number?

13. Excuse yourself saying that you have to leave.

14. Use expressions such as: "Very glad to have met you." "See you soon." "Good-bye."

Lesson 5

15. Respond to the question: "Have you been here long?" using short answers such as "For two weeks only."

16. Answer the questions: "Do you like (city)?" and "How do you like (country)?"

17. Comment on the weather, using expressions such as: "It's nice." "It's warm."

18. Ask and answer questions about marital status.

Content


The Theme is divided in 5 lessons:

  • Lesson 1: Saluti e presentazioni
    (Greetings and introductions)
  1. Conversation 1
  2. Exercises
  3. Self-Evaluation Quiz
  • Lesson 2: Da quanto tempo è in Italia? (How long have you been in Italy?)
  1. Conversation 
  2. Exercises
  3. Self-Evaluation Quiz
  • Lesson 3: Lavora alla NSA? (Do you work at NSA?)
  1. Conversation 
  2. Exercises
  3. Self-Evaluation Quiz
  • Lesson 4: Dove abitate? (Where do you live?)
  1. Conversation 
  2. Exercises
  3. Self-Evaluation Quiz
  • Lesson 5: Fa caldo! (It's warm!)
  1. Conversation 
  2. Exercises