AUDIBLE Italian Language e-BOOKS

ITALIAN FOR TOURISTS: MAURO AND CARLA BIANCHI'S TRIP TO ITALY

L'ITALIANO PER I TURISTI: IL VIAGGIO IN ITALIA DI MAURO E CARLA BIANCHI

Designed for tourists, this series of audible Italian language e-Books with English translation offers a modern method and practical approach to learn Italian using real-life scenarios, useful phrases and vocabulary without studying grammar.

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Lesson/Lezione 1 Greetings and Introductions | Saluti e Presentazioni

Lesson/Lezione 1

Greetings and Introductions.  

Saluti e Presentazioni.

The first in a series of ten books “Italian for Tourists: Mauro and Carla Bianchi’s Trip to Italy”— Readers will follow the journey of an Italian-American couple that travels to Italy for the first time and will learn the Italian language in a written and audio format that is fun, practical, effective and useful in daily situations through a series of real life scenarios.

 

In this session, you will meet Carla and Mauro Bianchi and you will learn how to greet and introduce yourself and others formally and informally through scenarios, role playing and use of a series of practical phrases.

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Lesson/Lezione 2 At the Airport | All'Aeroporto

Lesson/Lezione 2

At the Airport.  All'Aeroporto.

The second in a series of ten books Italian for Tourists: Mauro and Carla Bianchi’s Trip to Italy— Readers will follow the journey of an Italian-American couple that travels to Italy for the first time and will learn the Italian language in a written and audio format that is fun, practical, effective and useful in daily situations through a series of real life scenarios.

 

In this book, our main characters, Mauro and Carla Bianchi, are about to land at Fiumicino Airport, in Rome, Italy. We will follow them through Customs, at the baggage claim area and at the car rental. We will learn useful sentences and vocabulary pertinent to these situations.

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Lesson/Lezione 3 Money Exchange, Numbers, Time, Reservation, Phone Call | Cambio, Numeri, Orario, Prenotazione, Telefonata

Lesson/Lezione 3

Money Exchange, Numbers, Time, Reservation, Phone Call.

Cambio, Numeri, Orario, Prenotazione, Telefonata.

The third in a series of ten books “Italian for Tourists: Mauro and Carla Bianchi’s Trip to Italy”— Readers will follow the journey of an Italian-American couple that travels to Italy for the first time and will learn the Italian language in a written and audio format that is fun, practical, effective and useful in daily situations through a series of real life scenarios.

 

In this book, our Italian-American couple traveling to Italy—Carla and Mauro Bianchi—will stop at the Exchange bank at the airport to exchange dollars for Euros. We will learn some facts about Italy through a cultural note; how to add, subtract, multiply and divide numbers; role play how to exchange money, use the “Bancomat” (ATM), ask for the time formally and informally; reserve a table and call the operator. We will also learn useful phrases and vocabulary pertinent to these situations.

 

 

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Lesson/Lezione 4 At the Hotel | All'Albergo

Lesson/Lezione 4

At the Hotel.  All'Albergo.

The fourth in a series of ten books “Italian for Tourists: Mauro and Carla Bianchi’s Trip to Italy”— Readers will follow the journey of an Italian-American couple that travels to Italy for the first time and will learn the Italian language in a written and audio format that is fun, practical, effective and useful in daily situations through a series of real life scenarios.

 

In this session, we will meet our Italian-American tourists, Carla and Mauro Bianchi, at the Palace Hotel and we will learn how to handle situations pertinent to their stay, including room reservation, in-room breakfast, dry-cleaning service and useful phrases and vocabulary.

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Lesson/Lezione 5

Shall We Go to the Restaurant or Shall We Order a Pizza?

Andiamo al Ristorante o Ordiniamo una Pizza?

Lesson/Lezione 5 Shall We Go to the Restaurant or Shall We Order a Pizza?

The fifth in a series of ten books “Italian for Tourists: Mauro and Carla Bianchi’s Trip to Italy”— Readers will follow the journey of an Italian-American couple that travels to Italy for the first time and will learn the Italian language in a written and audio format that is fun, practical, effective and useful in daily situations through a series of real life scenarios.

 

In this book, our main characters—Carla and Mauro Bianchi—will meet their friends Marisa and Roberto at a local restaurant. They stop at the bar while waiting for their table. We will learn how to order food, ask for the check and useful phrases and vocabulary pertinent to these situations. We will also learn how to place an order for a pizza delivery.

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Lesson/Lezione 6

Shopping!  Le Compere!

Lesson/Lezione 6 Shopping | Le Compere

The sixth in a series of ten books “Italian for Tourists: Mauro and Carla Bianchi’s Trip to Italy”— Readers will follow the journey of an Italian-American couple that travels to Italy for the first time and will learn the Italian language in a written and audio format that is fun, practical, effective and useful in daily situations through a series of real life scenarios.

 

In this book, Carla and Mauro Bianchi—our Italian-American couple vacationing in Italy—are shopping downtown and at the market square.

We will learn how to ask for bargains if there is no sale going on and useful phrases and vocabulary pertinent to these situations.

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Lesson/Lezione 7

Historic Site Tour, Spa and Entertainment.

Visita al Centro Storico, Spa e Intrattenimento.

Lesson/Lezione 7 Visita al Centro Storico | Spa e Intrattenimento

The seventh in a series of ten books “Italian for Tourists: Mauro and Carla Bianchi’s Trip to Italy”— Readers will follow the journey of an Italian-American couple that travels to Italy for the first time and will learn the Italian language in a written and audio format that is fun, practical, effective and useful in daily situations through a series of real life scenarios.

 

In this book, which opens with a cultural note, Carla and Mauro Bianchi—our Italian-American couple vacationing in Italy—are at a museum, antique ruins and spa enjoying massages, manicure, pedicure and a new hairdo.

We will follow them to the movie theater and a live music show and on the dance floor. We will learn about the Italians’ “dolce vita” and useful phrases and vocabulary pertinent to these situations.

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Lesson/Lezione 8

Directions and Means of Transport.  

Indicazioni  e Mezzi di Trasporto.

Lesson/Lezione 8 Directions and Means of Transport | Indicazioni e Mezzi di Trasporto
Lesson/Lezione 9 Calendario | Previsioni del Tempo | Gite in Campagna , al Mare, allo Zoo

The eighth in a series of ten books “Italian for Tourists: Mauro and Carla Bianchi’s Trip to Italy”— Readers will follow the journey of an Italian-American couple that travels to Italy for the first time and will learn the Italian language in a written and audio format that is fun, practical, effective and useful in daily situations through a series of real life scenarios.

 

In this book, our main characters, Carla and Mauro Bianchi, are traveling to major Italian cities by all means of transport and visiting places on foot. While driving downtown, they get a ticket and are witnesses to a bag-snatching. A ride in the gondola turns the day into a positive one!

We will learn how to ask for directions, get a bus, a taxi, train tickets, water-taxi and take a gondola ride through role playing and useful phrases and vocabulary pertinent to these situations.

 

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Lesson/Lezione 9

The Calendar, Weather Forecast, Field Trips to the Countryside, the Beach and the Zoo.  

Il Calendario, Le Previsioni del Tempo, Gite in Campagna, al Mare, allo Zoo.

The ninth in a series of ten books “Italian for Tourists: Mauro and Carla Bianchi’s Trip to Italy”— Readers will follow the journey of an Italian-American couple that travels to Italy for the first time and will learn the Italian language in a written and audio format that is fun, practical, effective and useful in daily situations through a series of real life scenarios.

 

In this book, Carla and Mauro Bianchi—our Italian-American couple vacationing in Italy—are busy spending time at a friend’s birthday party, at the beach, at the agriturismo (boarding farms) for a wine tasting and lunch,

at the zoo and, unfortunately, a visit to the emergency room. We will learn phrases and vocabulary pertinent to these situations.

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Lesson/Lezione 10 Thank you and Goodbye! | Grazie e Arrivederci!

Lesson/Lezione 10

Thank you and Goodbye!  Grazie e Arrivederci!

The tenth in a series of ten books “Italian for Tourists: Mauro and Carla Bianchi’s Trip to Italy”— Readers will follow the journey of an Italian-American couple that travels to Italy for the first time and will learn the Italian language in a written and audio format that is fun, practical, effective and useful in daily situations through a series of real life scenarios.

 

In this last book of Mauro and Carla Bianchi's first trip to Italy, we will write and mail postcards. Carla will also arrange a flower delivery with the enclosed thank-you note to Marisa and Roberto to be delivered the day after both Carla and Mauro return to the United States. We will learn all the useful phrases and vocabulary pertinent to these situations.

 

 

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Useful Phrases | From English to Italian

Useful Phrases

Frasi Utili

A helpful companion to lessons learned through the travels of Carla and Mauro Bianchi, an Italian-American couple taking their first trip to Italy and a fun, easy way to learn useful phrases listed and recorded in alphabetical order from English to Italian.

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Frasi Utili | From Italian to English

Frasi Utili

Useful Phrases

A helpful companion to lessons learned through the travels of Mauro and Carla Bianchi, an Italian-American couple taking their first trip to Italy and a fun, easy way to learn useful phrases listed and recorded in alphabetical order from Italian to English.

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"The Voices" Who Gave Life to Our Characters 

(Upper row. Left to right: Mark Tuscano, Silvano Stasolla, Russell Sillery)

(First row.  Left to right: Kristie Miller, Alessandro Marini, Lee DeMilo, Maurizio Ricci)

 

Lingua e Cucina is grateful to the actors whose "voices" gave life to the characters in the scenarios depicted in the eBooks

 

ITALIAN FOR TOURISTS: MAURO AND CARLA BIANCHI'S TRIP TO ITALY - 

L'ITALIANO PER I TURISTI:  IL VIAGGIO IN ITALIA DI MAURO E CARLA BIANCHI. 

 

     Our appreciation also goes to Michael Dolce (first on the right, upper row).  

He and his company, Innovative App Solutions, are responsible for the e-Pub design.

                                        

 

 

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