Italian Quiz – October 2015 Posted by Geoff on Oct 19, 2015 in Uncategorized
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 answers in our last few articles)
a. In the 70’s pop singer Elton John was famous for wearing which type of footwear? (Italian name required)
b. In which Italian city were the above type of footwear popular between around 1400 and 1700, and what were they called?
c. In Italian, end of season sales are called _______
d. and a bargain is called _______
e. in a shoe shop, how would you say: “I take a size 38”?
f. how would you say: “I like the grey ones better”?
g. how would you ask: “could you give me a bit of a discount?
h. you can wear them, eat them, and plug electrical appliances into them … what are they?
i. when you want to buy some shoes you go to a _______ and when you want to get your shoes fixed you go to a _______
j. what expression do we use in Italian for mopping our plates with a piece of bread to finish off the sauce?
k. when you want to buy a book you go to the _______ and when you want to borrow a book you go to the _______
l. if a shop assistant tells you: “l’abbiamo terminato” what do they mean?
m. how would you ask the shop assistant to gift wrap your acquisition?
m. how would you ask: “how much do I owe you”?
Part 2: Replace the English words and phrases in the following dialogue with their Italian equivalents (challenging!)
Luisa: “Cosa fai domani?”
Serena: “ Vado giù a Sarzana to do a bit of shopping”
Luisa: “Cosa do you want comprare”
Serena: “I wanted trovarmi un paio di lightweight walking boots per l’estate”
Luisa: “E basta?”
Serena: “No, mia mamma asked me to trovarle delle cotton sheets, hai qualche idea dove I can find some”
Luisa: “Hmmmm sì, I recommend di andare a ‘Tutto Letto’, è a big new store che vende di tutto per the bedroom.”
Serena: “Okay, dove resta?”
Luisa: “Allora, exit the motorway/freeway e vai verso il centro, you know that c’è quella grande roundabout?”
Luisa: “Allora, go to the right, verso Massa, ed è lì a two hundred metres on the left.”
Serena: “Ho capito, grazie”
Luisa: “Figurati, good shopping!”
Serena: “Grazie, until later, ciao.”
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