"Italia Contemporanea" by Ceil Lucas

Italia Contemporanea Conversations with Native Speakers: With Online Media Ceil Lucas

Yale Language Series
Publication date:
04 Sep 2006
Yale University Press
132 pages: 254 x 178mm
20 b-w illus.

This exciting, authentic text will enhance any Italian class or laboratory program. It consists of interviews with ordinary people speaking Italian—among them a farmer, a mechanic, a neurologist, a journalist, a nurse, and a secretary. Each interview focuses on aspects of everyday life: work, housing, soccer, poetry, the role of women in Italian society, politics, the use of language, and many other lively topics. Natural and unscripted, the interviews showcase a variety of accents, including Roman, Florentine, and Milanese. Each interview is included in the online media that accompanies this edition.

Designed for use with students at almost any level, Italia Contemporanea is ideal for improving listening and comprehension skills. The text includes complete transcripts of each interview, notes about vocabulary and usage, questions about the content of the interviews, as well as questions about the student’s own experience.