Want to strike up a conversation with a native Italian speaker but are nervous that you're not ready? Practice Makes Perfect: Italian Conversation helps you overcome that obstacle, and--before you know it--you'll be speaking comfortably in your new language.
Inside you will find realistic conversational situations, from meeting people to talking about sports to discussing current events to just having fun. With these engaging dialogues as a starting point, each unit is packed with helpful instructions on correct grammar and word usage--in addition to lots of conversation-ready phrases that will be indispensable as your fluency increases.
Of course you'll get plenty of practice, practice, practice using your new conversational skills. Each dialogue is followed by a variety of exercises that not only give you the opportunity to put new concepts into action but also encourage you to construct personalized conversations. These lessons will reassure even the most hesitant speakers that they too can achieve a confident--and spontaneous--speaking style.
Practice Makes Perfect: Italian Conversation will help you
Before you know it, you'll be confidently speaking Italian with your Italian-speaking friends--or you'll be ready to make new ones!
Marcel Danesi is a professor of semiotics and anthropology at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Italian Grammar.
The Practice Makes Perfect series has helped thousands learn the basics of Italian, from vocabulary to prepositions, verbs, and beyond. Now this innovative series turns its attention to advanced students of Italian who have the foundation of good language skills and want to take their knowledge to the next level. To help you evolve your language skills, this book focuses on more sophisticated grammar topics that are essential to constructing longer, more complex sentences. They especially highlight more troublesome areas, such as the correct use of object pronouns.
Practice Makes Perfect: Intermediate French Grammar helps you take your grammar skills to a higher level and gives you the confidence to speak and write in your new language. This workbook leads you through French grammar using concise, easy-to-understand language, keeping you focused on achieving your goal of total fluency.
Practice Makes Perfect: Intermediate French Grammar is packed with:Example sentences that illustrate and clarify each grammatical point Hundreds of exercises in formats suited to your learning style Practical and high-frequency French vocabulary
Master these tricky subjects:
Prepositions and prepositional phrases * Idiomatic uses of irregular verbs * Negative and interrogative structures * Imparfait and passe compose * The subjunctive mood * Relative pronouns
Practice Makes Perfect: German Problem Solver doesn't pretend that learning German is easy. Instead of covering the entirety of the language, it hones in on those areas where you might have difficulty--areas such as der vs. die vs. das, capitalization and punctuation, subject-verb agreement, determiners and adverbs of degree, and phrasal verbs.
Features:A variety of extensive exercises for practice Practical and high-frequency vocabulary Answer key provided for reference and quick feedback
Don't sweat those troublesome grammar areas any more! Practice Makes Perfect: German Problem Solver is your perfect learning tool for ironing out your troubles.
The only way to boost your confidence in a second language is to practice, practice, practice. From the present tense of regular verbs to direct object pronouns, this comprehensive guide and workbook covers all aspects of Italian grammar that you need to master.Focusing on the practical aspects of Italian as it's really spoken, each unit features clear explanations, numerous realistic examples, and lots of engaging exercises.
Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Italian Grammar makes mastering grammar easy with:Clear, down-to-earth, easy-to-follow explanations that make even the most complex principles easy to understand Example sentences that illustrate and clarify each grammatical point Dozens of exercises in formats suited to every learning style Practical and high-frequency vocabulary used throughout A detailed answer key for quick, easy progress checks Supporting audio recordings, flashcards, and an auto-fill glossary online and via app
With help from this book, you can effortlessly use: Possessive adjectives • Relative pronouns • Gerunds • Expressions of time • The passive and the impersonal Si * The subjunctive mood * Question words
Practice Makes Perfect: French Conversation gives you helpful instruction on correct pronunciation, grammar, syntax, and word usage, keeping in mind the typical problems of native English speakers like you. Each section includes a series of exercises that gives you extra practice in using new concepts and encourages you to construct personalized conversations. The lessons will reassure even grammar-phobic learners that you can achieve a confident speaking style.
Offering a winning formula for getting a handle on speaking French right away, Practice Makes Perfect: French Conversation offers: