Theme 1: Telephone calls


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 Objectives

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

Lesson 1

1. Use and understand expressions frequently employed on the telephone.

Lesson 2

2. Participate in telephone conversations involving wrong numbers.

Lesson 3

3. Make arrangements to have household utilities connected at specified times.

Lesson 4

4. Report needed repairs to a landlord and ask to have them fixed.

Lesson 5

5. Ask the landlord for permission to make improvements.

Lesson 6

6. Call various emergency services, identify yourself and your location, and state the nature of your problem.

Content


The Theme is divided in 6 lessons:

  • Lesson 1: Una telefonata
    (A telephone call)
  1. Conversation 1
  2. Exercises
  3. Self-Evaluation Quiz
  • Lesson 2: Ha sbagliato numero (You have the wrong number)
  1. Conversation 
  2. Exercises
  3. Self-Evaluation Quiz
  • Lesson 3: Telefonare all’ENEL / Chiamare un elettricista (Calling the ENEL / Calling an Electrician)
  1. Conversation 
  2. Exercises
  3. Self-Evaluation Quiz
  • Lesson 4: Chiamare il proprietario (Calling the landlord)
  1. Conversation 
  2. Exercises
  3. Self-Evaluation Quiz
  • Lesson 5: Chiedere permesso al proprietario (Asking the landlord for permission)
  1. Conversation 
  2. Exercises
  3. Self-Evaluation Quiz
  • Lesson 6: Telefonate d'emergenza (Emergency calls)
  1. Conversation 
  2. Exercises
  3. Self-Evaluation Quiz