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Is Modern Art A Load Of Rubbish? Posted by on Oct 29, 2015

Geoff and I have a pet hate for the type of ‘intellectual’ modern art which needs a long pretentious statements posted next to it in order to distinguish it from any of the other banal everyday stuff that surrounds us. Unfortunately, a lot of modern art does seem to be simply intellectual rubbish … and…

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Carmela’s Nightmare Posted by on Oct 27, 2015

Here is Chapter 4 of Carmela’s Story. You can find the previous chapters by clicking on the links below Carmela’s Story – Chapter 1 Carmela’s Story – Chapter 2 Carmela’s Story – Chapter 3 Carmela picked up the faded newspaper clipping that had slipped out of her libretto and nestled it amongst a small collection…

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Italian Quiz – October 2015 – The Answers Posted by on Oct 22, 2015

Let’s find out how you got on with this month’s quiz, which was based on material from our recent posts. Part 1: Vocabulary revision a. In the 70’s pop singer Elton John was famous for wearing which type of footwear? (Italian name required) = le zeppe, gli zatteroni b. In which Italian city were the…

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Giovanni’s Italy Posted by on Oct 21, 2015

Here’s an article by our friend Giovanni who’s from Puglia in the south of Italy, but currently lives and works in Toscana. I asked Giovanni to write us something based on his observations about the differences between these two regions. Chi conosce l’Italia sa che è impossibile conoscere l’Italia. Anyone who knows Italy knows that…

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Italian Quiz – October 2015 Posted by on Oct 19, 2015

This month’s quiz is based on material from our recent posts. The focus is on vocabulary and dialogue. Part 1 is fairly easy and part 2 is quite advanced, but if you follow our blog closely you should find all the answers you’ll need. Have fun! Part 1: Vocabulary revision (easy, you’ll find all the…

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