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Archive for July, 2016

Irregular Nouns – A Quiz Posted by on Jul 29, 2016

In last week’s quiz  we focussed on coordinating articles, nouns and adjectives in a series of short sentences. This quiz takes the exercise a step further by introducing irregular nouns into the equation. We’d like you to translate each of the sentences in the four groups below by adding the definite or indefinite article (il…

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Francesco e la sua Fratella Posted by on Jul 27, 2016

Frugando fra le vecchie fotografie ne ho ritrovata una di mio fratello più piccolo, Francesco, con la nostra cagnetta Queenie. La foto fu fatta a Bengasi, nella strada davanti a casa nostra. In questa foto Francesco doveva avere circa 3 o 4 anni, perché ha in mano il cestino che usava quando andava all’asilo. Rummaging…

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A Box Of Adjectives – Quiz Solutions Posted by on Jul 25, 2016

Well done everyone who had a go at our quiz about pairing up adjectives with the nouns that they describe and their respective articles. We asked you to translate each of the sentences below, adding the article (il, i, lo, gli, la, or le), and picking the correct adjective from the box at the bottom…

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A Box Of Adjectives – An Italian Quiz Posted by on Jul 22, 2016

Masculine, feminine, singular, plural, sometimes it’s hard to correctly pair up those adjectives with the nouns that they describe and their respective articles. This quiz, based on summer vocabulary, will focus on very short sentences which require exactly that: the coordination between article, noun and adjective. How to complete the quiz: Below you’ll find a…

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Enjoy Rome Without The Traffic And The Tourists! Posted by on Jul 20, 2016

Imagine visiting Italy’s romantic capital without being jostled by endless crowds of tourists or having to put up with chaotic road traffic. Well, there are two ways in which you can do this: 1. catch a ride on a machine that travels through time alla H.G. Wells, or 2. enjoy a collection of beautiful photographic…

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Using Accented Vowels In Italian Posted by on Jul 18, 2016

On a recent visit to England I needed to write a few messages in Italian on an English keyboard, and quickly became aware that my accented vowels were missing! On my Italian keyboard, apart from the standard a, e, i, o and u, I also have à, è, é, ì, ò and ù. As you…

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A Delicious Italian Fish Recipe Posted by on Jul 15, 2016

Until a few months ago I’d almost never cooked fish despite the fact that I really like it, but recently I’ve ventured in this new territory, and I’m doing pretty well. I started with very basic recipes, but now I’ve progressed onto a couple of more elaborated dishes. Here is one of my favourites, very simple…

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