Год выпуска: 2000-2007
Автор: Michel Thomas
Техданные: Разные для разных записей, но все слышно, все понятно, это не музыка, чтоб требовать слишком высокого качества
Сайт автора: http://www.michelthomas.co.uk/
В этом релизе 4 обучающих курса: первые два являются один продолжением другого, третий самостоятельный, но без знаний итальянского его лучше не начинать. Все курсы данного автора считатся очень хорошими. Последний (Vocabulary Course) составлен с использованием его методики, но не им самим. Курс на английском
Michel Thomas Foundation Course: ItalianСсылка на страницу курса: тут
Продолжительность: 7h 57m 47s
Michel Thomas took the language-learning world by storm.
With no books, no memorising and no homework, Michel teaches the basic grammar of the language painlessly. Using the method he perfected over 50 years, he shares his secret with the world - and 'makes it simple' (Sunday Times).
In only a matter of hours, he gives you a comprehensive grasp of the structure of the language, enabling you to communicate with confidence. The present, future, conditional and past tenses are covered, and you are taught to think about the ideas that you are trying to communicate, rather than to translate words slavishly.
He points out the similarities of the vocabulary in English and Italian and gives you the tools to guess the words you do not know, or think you do not know.
Join two students as they learn in real time. Become the third member of the class and experience the excitement of learning a language as if by magic!
This new edition has one, very significant, new feature – an additional ‘Review’ CD. All the main teaching points have been lifted from the Foundation (8-hour) course and are contained on just 2 CDs. The student hears Michel teaching a specific point, there is a pause which allows time for the student to give his/her response to Michel’s prompt, followed by Michel giving the correct response. If the student has struggled or given an incorrect answer, s/he can use the index in the accompanying booklet to locate the area of the main course where the specific language point was being taught in depth and can return to the main course to work through the relevant section again, quickly and efficiently. It can also be used very successfully by those coming back to the course after a lapse of time, either to check how much they have retained or as a quick revision tool. Only Michel’s words and phrases are on the new CD, so the course is summarised succinctly and with a new, snappy pace.
Finally, the new edition is repackaged, with an up-to-the minute cover treatment and robust DVD-type cases inside a rigid card slip case, to ensure that the CDs remain damage-free and are easy to access and use.
* Addition of brand new, 2-CD Review course, plus booklet - now the student at home can check learning to find areas causing difficulty and revisit relevant teaching point in main course, or have quick review of the course if returning to it after some time.
* Addition of brand new index to main course – this major new feature makes it easy to navigate the course, as well as giving a listing of the main teaching points and helpful, brief notes.
* New packaging and livery – the new cover treatment brings the title into the 21st century and will appeal to a new, younger, section of the market. The sleek new packaging keeps the CDs damage-free and easy to access and carry around.
* Price remains same as current edition – the index to the main course plus 2 new Review CDs and booklet are free, giving real added value.
* Sales history – this speaks for itself: 50,000 life sales for the 1st edition of the Italian 8-hour (Foundation) course; total life sales of Michel Thomas products 787,000.
* Backed by significant marketing spend – the profile of all Michel Thomas products will receive a huge boost.
#77Michel Thomas Advanced Course: ItalianПродолжительность: 4h 41m 09s
Ссылка на страницу курса: тут
This recording follows on from the Foundation (8-hour) all-audio course which took the language-learning world by storm.
With no books, no memorising and no homework, Michel Thomas teaches the basic grammar of the language painlessly. Using the method he perfected over 50 years, he shares his secret with the world - and 'makes it simple' (Sunday Times).
In only a matter of hours, he teaches what it takes years to cover by conventional methods, giving his students a comprehensive working knowledge of the language – all the tenses are taught and practised; the position of pronouns is made easy, and Michel spends some time on the problems of translation, instilling in the students 'an enhanced awareness of their own language'. And he does all this effortlessly, 'effectively and easily' (Daily Star).
By the end of the Advanced course Michel has covered ALL the structures and tenses of 'A' level and beyond. Grammar points and tenses only touched upon in the Foundation (8-hour) course are expanded to give the student a complete knowledge of the structure of the entire language.
He points out the similarities of the vocabulary in English and Italian and gives his students the tools to guess the words they do not know, or think they do not know.
Join two students as they learn in real time. Become the third member of the class and experience the excitement of learning a language as if by magic!
This new edition has one, very significant, new feature – an additional ‘Review’ CD. All the main teaching points have been lifted from the 5-hour Advanced course and are contained on this one CD. The student hears Michel teaching a specific point, there is a pause which allows time for the student to give his/her response to Michel’s prompt, followed by Michel giving the correct response. If the student has struggled or given an incorrect answer, s/he can use the index in the accompanying booklet to locate the area of the main course where the specific language point was being taught in depth and can return to the main course to work through the relevant section again, quickly and efficiently. It can also be used very successfully by those coming back to the course after a lapse of time, either to check how much they have retained or as a quick revision tool. Only Michel’s words and phrases are on the new CD, so the course is summarised succinctly and with a new, snappy pace. Finally, the new edition is repackaged, with an up-to-the minute cover treatment and robust DVD-type cases inside a rigid card slip case, to ensure that the CDs remain damage-free and are easy to access and use.
* addition of brand new, 1-CD Review course, plus booklet – now the student at home can check learning to find areas causing difficulty and revisit relevant teaching point in main course, or have quick review of the course if returning to it after some time
* smart, up-to-the-minute cover treatment – brings the product into the 21st century and appeals to whole new, younger, sector of the market
* new packaging – customers and booksellers alike will welcome the new, robust DVD-type packs in the smart slipcase
* price remains same as current edition – addition of extra review CD and booklet are free and give real, measurable, added value
* sales history – booksellers' sales figures speak for themselves: life sales of the first edition (pub. September 2004) of 8,600
* backed by significant marketing spend – the profile of all Michel Thomas products will receive a huge boost
#77Michel Thomas Italian Language BuilderСсылка на страницу курса: тут
Продолжительность: 2h 25m 15s
Michel Thomas took the language-learning world by storm.
With no books, no memorising and no homework, Michel teaches the basic grammar of the language painlessly. Using the method he perfected over 50 years, he shares his secret with the world - and 'makes it simple' (Sunday Times). In only a matter of hours, he gives you a comprehensive grasp of the structure of the language, enabling you to communicate with confidence. The present, future, conditional and past tenses are covered, and you are taught to think about the ideas that you are trying to communicate, rather than to translate words slavishly. He points out the similarities of the vocabulary in English and Italian and gives you the tools to guess the words you do not know, or think you do not know.
In the 'Language Builders' Michel consolidates and expands your knowledge of structures and vocabulary in a one-on-one lecture session with you at home.
* Michel makes it easy - he approaches the foreign language through your own, and builds your confidence in your own ability to speak
* proven method - Michel's method really works! His success is largely due to word-of-mouth recommendation
* you learn through understanding
* all-audio method - no pens, no homework
#77Michel Thomas Method: Italian Vocabulary CourseПродолжительность: 5h 46m 42s
Ссылка на страницу курса: тут
Learn another language the way you learnt your own! As a child, you learnt your own language naturally and enjoyably: now you can learn Italian vocabulary in the same way.
• Use the unique method perfected over fifty years by the celebrated psychologist and linguist Michel Thomas
• This method works with your brain, helping you to build up your French in manageable, enjoyable steps by thinking out the answers for yourself.
• You learn through listening and speaking – the way you learnt as a child.
• You then pick up the language naturally and unforgettably.
This NEW Vocabulary Course builds on the Foundation and Advanced Courses to increase the number and range of words you will be able to use. Rose Lee Hayden, Michel Thomas’s most trusted teacher, shares her first-hand insights with the author, Paola Tite,an experienced author of Italian courses, to give you over 1,000 words in a unique and memorable way. Rose is joined by two native speakers to make sure your pronunciation is perfect, while a booklet shows you the written language.
You'll stick with it because you'll love it!
* THE SERIES MICHEL THOMAS FANS HAVE BEEN DEMANDING – the natural extension of the teaching programme
* AUTHOR TEAM - Rose Lee Hayden was Michel Thomas’ most trusted and experienced teacher; Paola Tite worked with Michel during the recording of the Language Builder and Advanced courses.
* ALL AUDIO – faithful to Michel’s methodology and beliefs
* ACCOMPANYING BOOKLET – for those who want to see the written language – helps with spelling and navigating the course
* SHORT CUTS TO LEARNING – thousands of words painlessly acquired
* BRAND NEW SERIES – the Michel Thomas language learning phenomenon continues
Introduction: How this course came about, what it does and does not include, how it works, and how it is both faithful to and expands upon the Michel Thomas Language Courses.
Course segment 1: Cognates
-ible to -ibile: • possible to possibile (an extra ‘i’); horrible to orribile (no h); etc.
-able to abile: • probable to probable; acceptable to accettabile (double cc, double tt); etc.
-al to -ale: • canal to canale; cathedral to cattedrale; general to generale; etc.
-ARE verbs to -abile: • desiderare (to wish) to desiderabile (desirable); sopportare (to bear) to sopportabile (bearable); riciclare (to recycle) to riciclabile; etc.
Add in to make a negative word: • evitabile (avoidable) to inevitabile (inevitable; unavoidable); soppportabile to insopportabile; etc.
Diminutive -ino, -etta: • motore (engine) to motorino (moped); fratello (brother) to fratellino (affectionate, little brother); • casa (house) to casetta (nice little house); • Giovanni to Giovannino (nickname). • Giulia to Giulietta (nickname)
-ERE verbs to -ibile: • credere (to believe) to credibile (believable); vendere (to sell) to vendibile (saleable); etc.
-IRE verbs to -ibile: • punire(to punish) to punibile (punishable); definire (to define) to definibile (definable);
more -ible to -ibile: • flexible to flessibile (no x in Italian); compatible to compatibile and incompatibile; etc.
-ant to -ante: • important to importante; restaurant to ristorante; etc.
ARE verbs to -ante: • allarmare (to alarm) to allarmante (alarming); affascinare (to fascinate) to affascinante (fascinating); etc.
-ent to -ente: • different to differente; evident to evidente; incompetent to incompetente; etc.
-tion to -zione: • condition to condizione; attention to attenzione; formation to formazione; etc.
-sion to -sione: • impression to impressione; decision to decisione; mission to missione; etc.
-ence to -enza: • influence to influenza; difference to differenza; preference to preferenza; etc.
Words that look feminine but are masculine: • the problem to il problema; the climate to il clima; a poet to un poeta; etc.
-ance to -anza: • importance to importanza; elegance to eleganza; distance to distanza; etc.
-ly to -mente: personally to personalmente; probably to probabilmente; etc.
Use ‘realmente’ for actually and ‘attualmente’ for nowadays.
-ary to -ario: • necessary to necessario; contrary to contrario; etc.
No need for ‘a’ when talking about professions: Lavorava come missionario (as a missionary)
-ive to -ivo: • exclusive to esclusivo (no x in Italian); positive to positivo; constructive to costruttivo (change ct to double tt); etc.
-ute to -uto: • absolute to assoluto; institute to istituto; attribute to attributo; etc.
-ical and -ic to -ico: • practical to pratico; magic to magico; economic to economico; etc.
-ure to -ura: • temperature to temperatura; culture to cultura; etc.
-ity to -ita: • possibility to possibilita; humanity to umanita; liberty to liberta; etc. Require an accent over the stressed final a.
-ist to -ista: • artist to artista; dentist to dentista; optimist to ottimista; etc.
-y to ia: • irony to ironia; astronomy to astronomia; philosophy to filosofia; etc.
-in or -ine to -ina: • vitamin to vitamina; discipline to disciplina; medicine to medicina; etc.
-id to -ido: • solid to solido; valid to valido; timid to timido; etc.
-ism to -ismo: • organism to organismo; capitalism to capitalismo; heroism to eroismo; etc.
Course segment 2: Verbs
-ARE verbs: the ‘good guys’: • evitare (to avoid); mangiare (to eat); usare (to use); inventare (to invent); parlare (to speak); raccomandare (to recommend); comprare (to buy)
Using quel, quei, quegli – that, those
Using qualcosa di (speciale) – something (special)
Using Mi piace – It is pleasing / It pleases me
Mi piacciono – They are pleasing / They please me; Gli piace – It pleases him; Ci piace – It pleases us; Non ci piace – It doesn’t please us
More -ARE verbs: • gridare (to shout); guadagnare (to earn)
Wing tense endings: -ARE Track and the Other Track (-ERE, -IRE verbs): are – avo (guadagnavo); ere – evo (vivevo); ire – ivo (capivo)
Inventing -ARE verbs using -tion words in English. Remove the ‘tion’ and add -re: • invitation to invitare (to invite); confirmation to confermare (to confirm); etc.
More -ARE verbs: dimenticarsi (to forget); cenare (to dine); giustificare (to justify); immaginare (to imagine); installare (to install); adorare (to adore); considerare (to consider); ispirare (to inspire); studiare (to study); consolare (to console); organizzare (to organize); etc.
-ARE verbs (various tenses): • comprare (to buy)
Using ‘se fossi’ for ‘If I were...’ plus the conditional tense (-rei): • Se fossi ricco, comprerei un appartamento a Portofino. (If I were richer, I would buy an apartment in Portofino.)
When ‘would’ refers to the past: • Quando ero ricco, compravo una macchina nuova tutti gli anni. (When I was a rich man, I would buy / I used to buy / I bought a new car every year.)
More -ARE verbs (various tenses): • lavare (to wash); chiamare (to phone; to call); guardare (to look at); prestare (to lend); lasciare (to leave); baciare (to kiss); scusare (to excuse)
‘was in the process of’ plus the dot past: • Stavo lavando i piatti quando mi ha chiamato. (I was washing the dishes when you called me.)
‘is in the process of’: • Mi sta guardando adesso. (She’s looking at me now.)
Using -i ending for formal commands: • Non mi tocchi! (Don’t touch me!); Mi lasci stare. (Leave me alone.); Mi scusi. (Excuse me.)
Using -a ending and hooking pronouns to the verb for familiar commands: • Baciami (Kiss me); Scusami (Excuse me)
The Other Track: -ERE and -IRE verbs: bere (to drink); leggere (to read); capire (to understand); rispondere (to respond; to answer); scrivere (to write); ridere (to laugh); piangere (to cry)
Reflexive verbs – When the Subject and Object are the same: think ‘...self’: • nascondersi (to hide oneself); svegliarsi (to wake up; to wake oneself up); sedersi (to sit down; to sit oneself down); alzarsi (to get up or stand up; to get oneself up); lavarsi (to wash oneself); sposarsi (to get married); vestirsi (to get dressed; to dress oneself); addormentarsi (to fall asleep); divertirsi (to enjoy oneself); lamentarsi (to complain); rendersi conto di (to realize); esprimersi (to express onself); rallegrarsi con (to congratulate)
With added ‘ne’: • andarsene (to go away from here); dimenticarsene (to forget abut it)
The impersonal ‘one’: • Si mangia bene qui. (One eats well here.); Si parla italiano qui. (Italian is spoken here.); Come si dice questo in italiano? (How do you say this in Italian?)
More practice with -ERE verbs and reflexives: • promettere (to promise); permetter (to permit); proteggersi (to protect oneself); difendersi (to defend oneself)
More -ERE and -IRE verbs; future tense: • bere (to drink); pulire (to clean); vendere (to sell); perdere (to lose)
The future endings on all tracks: ro, rai, ra, remo, rete, ranno: Pratichero sempre il mio italiano. (I will always practise my Italian.)
The -go -gono verbs: • valere (to be worth); valere la pena (to be worth it); valgo to valga in command tense
La, l’ (it) and li (them): La chiave, l’ho perduta. (The key, I’ve lost it). I biglietti, non li ho perduti (he tickets, I haven’t lost them.)
More -ERE and -IRE verbs: diving into the past, the command tense: • temere (to fear); tossire to cough); credere (to believe); crescere (to grow); riconoscere (to recognize); mettere (to place or put)
Using -a ending for formal commands: • Lo metta nella mia macchina.
Using -i ending and hooking pronouns to the verb for familiar commands: • Mettilo nella mia macchina.
More -ERE and -IRE verbs; some special verbs: • ammettere (to admit); insistere a (insist on); omettere (to omit); decidere (to decide); ricevere (to receive); descrivere (to describe); assistere a (to attend); dire (to say or tell)
More -go -gono verbs: venire (to come), vengo, vengono; tenere (to keep, to hold), tengo, tengono
Non credo che tengano animali nell’appartamento. (I don’t believe they keep pets in the flat.)
Two -IRE verbs that go from -u to -e: uscire (to go out; to leave): Esco tutte le sere. (I go out every evening); riuscire a (to manage to): Non riesco mai a vederli. (I never manage to see them.)
Some more -IRE verbs: without -isc, with -isc: • without isc: soffrire (to suffer); scoprire (to discover); aprire (to open); dormire (to sleep); • with -isc: proibire (to prohibit); pulire (to clean), pulisco (I clean); contribuire (to contribute), contribuisco (I contribute); finire (to finish), finisce (he finishes); preferire (to prefer), preferiscono (they prefer); capire (to understand), capisco (I understand).
-URRE, -ORRE, -ARRE verbs: tradurre (to translate), I translate = traduco; command tense = traduca; past tense dives into ‘tradotto’; produrre (to produce), I produce = produco; past tense dives into ‘prodotto’; comporre (to compose), I compose = compongo; attrarre (to attract), it attracts me = mi attrae (roll your r!)
Verbs that go from -e to -ie : venire (to come), vieni, viene; tenere (to keep, to hold), tieni, tiene; contenere (to contain), contiene
Verbs that go from -o to -uo; rebel -ARE verbs: volere (to want), vuoi, vuole; potere (to be able), puoi, puo; andare (to go), vado, vai, va; fare (to make, to do), faccio, fai, fa; dare (to give), do, dai, da
Future endings: -ro, rai, ra, remo, rete, ranno (hit the r)
On the -ARE Track change -are to -ere: parlare – parlero, invitare – inviteremo
Rebel verbs: andare – andro; venire – verro
Conditional endings: -rei, resti, rebbe, remmo, reste, rebbero (hit the r)
volere – vorrei; venire – verrei; vedere – vedrei; mi piace – mi piacerebbe; preferire – preferirei
Revising commands: • Formal you: non li metta qui (don’t put them here), me lo dica (tell me it), mi dia (give me); • Familiar you: mettili qui (put them here), dimmi (tell me), dammi (give me); • Let’s…: parliamo, cantiamo, mangiamo; cambiamolo, andiamoci; • Familiar you in the negative (‘non’ + ‘to’ form): non mangiarla
Expressions that trigger the formal command tense
Whenever you want someone else to do something: • volere che (to want that); preferire che (to prefer that); proporre che (to propose that)
Expressing permission or prohibition: • permettere / non permettere che (to permit / not to permit that)
Expressing emotion, doubt, impersonal e: • temere che (to fear that); essere contento che (to be glad that); dubitare che (to doubt that); essere ridicolo che (to be ridiculous that); mi dispiace che (I’m sorry that); e un peccato che (it’s a shame that...); e necessario che (it’s necessary that)
The formal command tense in the past:
-ARE Track: parl-assi, parl-assi, parl-asse, parl-assimo, parl-aste, parl-assero
-ERE Track: pot-essi, pot-essi, pot-esse, pot-essimo, pot-este, pot-essero
-IRE Track: fin-issi, fin-issi, fin-isse, fin-issimo, fin-iste, fin-issero
Era impossibile che venisse. (It was impossible that he might come.)
More about the formal command tense in the past:
Dubito che Paolo abbia mangiato. (I doubt that Paolo has eaten.)
Dubitavo che venisse. (I doubted that you would come.)
Course segment 3: Everyday expressions
Verb expressions with ‘stare’: stare + -ando (ARE Track), -endo (Other Track)
• stiamo mangiando (we are eating), stavamo mangiando (we were eating); stare per + the ‘to’ form of the verb (-are, -ere, -ire)
• stiamo per cominciare a mangiare (we are about to start eating); stavo per lavare la mia macchina (I was about to wash my car)
Verb-plus expressions: • cominciare a (to start to); smettere di (to stop doing something), tornare a (to return to doing something), finire di (to finish doing something)
These verb-plus expressions are followed by the ‘to’ form of the verb in examples such as these: Abbiamo smesso di mangiare. (We stopped eating.); Avevamo finito di lavorare presto. (We had finished working early.); • approfittare di qualcosa / qualcuno (to take advantage of something / somebody)
More verb-plus expressions: • dimenticarsi di (to forget to); • contare su qualcosa / qualcuno(to count on something / somebody); • rendersi conto di qualcosa (to realize, to notice something); • essere / non essere d’accordo con qualcuno (to agree / disagree with somebody)
Verb- plus combo: • vuol dire (it means), vuol dire che (it means that); • vale la pena + ‘to’ form of the verb (it is worth to), valeva la pena (it was worth to)
Time expressions with ‘da’: • Aspettiamo da un’ora. OR E un’ora che aspettiamo. (We’ve been waiting for an hour.); • Maria viveva a Roma da due anni. OR Erano due anni che Maria viveva a Roma. (Maria had been living in Rome for two years.); • Da quanto tempo aspetta? (How long have you been waiting?)
Weather expressions with ‘fare’: • Fa caldo. (It’s hot); Fa freddo. (It’s cold.); • Che tempo fa? (What’s the weather like?’; Fa bel tempo. (The weather is good.); Faceva brutto tempo ieri. (The weather was bad yesterday.); • C’e il sole. (It’s sunny.); C’e molto vento. (It’s very windy); C’e nebbia. (It’s foggy); • Piove. (It’s raining.)
Some other uses of ‘fare’: fare una domanda (to ask a question); fare un viaggio (to take a trip)
fare attenzione (to be careful); farsi male (to hurt oneself)
Expressions using ‘avere’: avere freddo (to be cold); avere caldo (to be warm); avere sete (to be thirsty); avere fame (to be hungry); avere paura (to be afraid) ; avere sonno (to be sleepy); avere fretta (to be in a hurry); avere ragione (to be right); avere torto(to be wrong); averne colpa (to be to blame) ; aver voglia di (to desire to do something, to be in the mood for); aver bisogno di (to need, to have need of)
More expressions using ‘avere’: avere X anni (to be X years old); aver luogo (to take place) ; avere pazienza (to be patient); avere senso (to make sense)
Uses of ‘per’: non e possibile per me, il pacco e per me, per poter parlare, per quando, per la settimana prossima
Words used to ask questions: why – perche; how much – quanto and quanta; how many – quanti and quante; how – come; where – dove; who – chi; which or which one – quale
Days of the week
Time expressions: prima di (before); dopo (after)
More days of the week
Seasons of the year
Months of the year
Double pronouns hooked on to the verb: Puo prepararmelo prima dell’autunno? Puo mandarglielo oggi?
Telling the time: E l’una. (It’s one o’clock.); Sono le due. (It’s two o’clock.); Per le sei e mezza. (By six thirty.) ; Erano le sei e un quarto. (It was quarter past six.); E mezzogiorno. (It’s midday.); E mezzanotte. (It’s midnight.); E la mezza. (It’s half oast twelve.)
Time of day
More uses of ‘da’: for and since: Studiamo italiano da tre mesi / da giugno.; from: Treno in arrivo da Roma Termini.; to + person: Vado da Roberta.; used for: Abiti da bambini.; as, like: Studio da ingegnere.; by: Questo libro e scritto dal mio amico.; ‘qualcosa, molto, niente’ + da + ‘to’ form of the verb: Vorrei qualcosa da bere.
Uses of ‘a’: time: alle otto; place: al ristorante; after verbs of movement: andare a vedere, portare a vedere, venire a prendere; English ‘per’: quaranta miglia all’ora
Uses of ‘per’: through a place or space: E passato per il parco ieri. ; duration of time (action now finished): Ho studiato per sedici anni.
Some expressions using ‘per’: per questo (because of that; therefore); per l’amor del cielo (for Heaven’s sake); per esempio (for example); per caso (by chance); per la strada (in the street); per scherzo (as a joke)
Useful expressions: il bello e che (the good thing is that); il brutto e che (the bad thing is that); il peggio e che (the worst thing is that); l’importante (the important thing); il necessario (what is necessary); il possibile (what is possible), Faro il possibile per aiutarla. (I’ll do what is possible to help you.)
Combining ‘di’ with the article
Combinations with plural nouns: dei libri; degli studenti; delle ragazze (compare with ‘those’: quei libri; quegli studenti; quelle ragazze)
Possessive case: la macchina della mia ragazza (my girlfriend’s car)
Origin: Di dov’e? (Where are you from?), Quelle arance sono della Sicilia. (Those oranges are from Sicily.)
Combining ‘in’ with the article: Verona e una citta nel Veneto; Il mio paese e molto importante nel mondo.
Expressions with ‘stare’ and ‘volere’
stare: sto cucinando: I am right now in the process of cooking; sto per cominciare: I am about to start; stare male (to be unwell); stare bene (to be well); Come sta? (How are you?); Non c’e male. (Not bad.); Quella giacca ti sta bene. (That jacket suits you.); stare da + person (to stay at somebody’s place)
volere: Ci vuole un’ora. (It takes an hour.); Ci vogliono due ore. (It takes two hours.)
Using double negatives: Non ho visto nessuno. (I didn’t see anybody.); Non conosco nessuno in Italia. (I don’t know anybody in Italy.)
Expressions using negatives: Neanch’io. (Neither do I.); Neanche per sogno! (No way!); Ne la geografia ne la storia. (Neither geography nor history.); Potrei farlo o oggi o domani. (I coudl od it either today or tomorrow.)
Making comparisons: piu / meno intelligente (more / less intelligent); il piu / il meno intelligente (the most / the least intelligent); migliore di / peggiore di (better than / worse than); il migliore (the best); il peggiore (the worst); piu piccolo di (smaller than); il piu piccolo (the smallest); Ha meno soldi di me. (He has less money than me.)
Using opposites to build vocabulary: bello – brutto (beautiful – ugly); buono – cattivo (good – naughty); facile – difficile (easy – difficult); piccolo – grande (small – large); entrata – uscita (entry – exit)
Concluding remarks and suggestions for further practice.
Описание от релизера:
Обучение устному итальянскому языку с нуля до довольно продвинутого уровня по авторской системе Michel Thomas-а. Суть методики состоит не в зубрежке, а в проникновении в язык, понимании его. Курс на английском. Для его прослушивания надо весьма хорошо владеть языком, ибо автору мало того, что уже за 80 (на время проведения записи), вдобавок у него еще и довольно сильный акцент (а чего вы хотели, поляк по происхождению). Но в общих чертах все действительно довольно просто и понятно.Раздача переехала сюда: http://smart-torrent.org/viewtopic.php?t=891594