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Capitolo 1 Per cominciare
Strategie di comunicazione
Greeting someone
Finding out someone’s name
Finding out where someone is from
Saying good-bye
Expressing likes and dislikes
Alphabet and pronunciation
Months and seasons
Numbers from 0 to 9,999
Strutture
Gender
Indefinite articles
Number
Definite articles
The verb piacere
Cultura
Per saperne di piùGenderNumber
Capitolo 2 Com’è?
Strategie di comunicazione
Asking how someone is
Asking someone’s nationality
Lessico
Describing people, places, and things
Strutture
Adjectives
The verbs essere (to be) and avere (to have)
There is / There are
Possessive adjectives
Cultura
Per saperne di più
Adjectives
Irregular plural adjectives
The demonstrative pronouns questo and quello
Other adjectives that precede the noun
The verbs essere (to be) and avere (to have)
Capitolo 3 Cosa ti piace fare?
Strategie di comunicazione
Getting someone’s attention; Asking and telling time
Asking when events occur
Saying what you like to do in your free time
Lessico
Talking about your daily activities
Strutture
The infinitive of the verb
The present indicative of regular verbs
Verbs with spelling and/or pronunciation changes
Irregular verbs
Cultura
Per saperne di più
Irregular verbs
The verbs rimanere (to remain) and scegliere (to choose)
Capitolo 4 Che bella famiglia!
Strategie di comunicazione
Meeting people and finding out what they do for a living
Commenting on things and complimenting people
Lessico
Talking about your family
Strutture
Possessive adjectives
Possessives with family members
Interrogatives
The interrogatives quanto (how much) and quale (which)
The present indicative
More irregular verbs
Adjectives
The comparative
Cultura
Per saperne di più
Suffixes
The comparative
Comparatives of inequality with che
Comparatives of equality
Capitolo 5 A tavola!
Strategie di comunicazione
Inviting someone to do something
Declining an invitation and making excuses
Lessico
Restaurant terms and items on an Italian menu
Strutture
The superlative
Verb + infinitive
Prepositions
The partitive
Cultura
Per saperne di più
Prepositions
The preposition di
The preposition da
The pronoun ci
Capitolo 6 I vestiti e la moda
Strategie di comunicazione
Making polite requests
Asking permission
Lessico
Describing your clothes
Strutture
Direct and indirect objects
Present progressive
Reflexive verbs
Adverbs
Cultura
Per saperne di più
Adverbs
Molto and poco
Buono/cattivo versus bene/male
Capitolo 7 Cosa hai fatto questo weekend?
Strategie di comunicazione
Expressing surprise, pain, and so on
Asking what happened
Lessico
Talking about your weekend activities
Strutture
The present perfect of regular verbs
The present perfect of irregular verbs
Negative expressions
Cultura
Per saperne di più
The present perfect
Sapere and conoscere
Piacere
Negative expressions
Other negative expressions
Capitolo 8 Che bella festa!
Strategie di comunicazione
Asking for information
Expressing good wishes
Lessico
Talking about Italian and American holiday celebrations
Strutture
Reflexive verbs
Reciprocal verbs
The present perfect
The present perfect of reflexive and reciprocal verbs
Definite and indefinite articles
The use of definite and indefinite articles
Prepositions
The prepositions in and a
Cultura
Per saperne di più
The present perfect
The present perfect of dovere, potere, and volere
Prepositions
The pronoun ne
Capitolo 9 La scuola e i giovani
Strategie di comunicazione
Finding out someone’s future plans
Describing how things used to be
Lessico
Talking about education and professions
Strutture
The imperfect
The imperfect versus the present perfect
The past progressive
Cultura
Per saperne di più
The imperfect versus the present perfect
da/per + expressions of time
Sapere and conoscere
Capitolo 10 La vita e il benessere
Strategie di comunicazione
Expressing regret
Expressing regret, sorrow, and making apologies
Lessico
Activities, hobbies, and well-being
La salute
Strutture
Using the present to talk about the future
The future
Hypotheticals of probability
Cultura
Per saperne di più
The future
The future of probability
Capitolo 11 Casa dolce casa
Strategie di comunicazione
Managing conversations
Seeking approval and expressing hesitation
Lessico
Describing Italian houses and furniture
Strutture
Object pronouns
Indefinite pronouns
The relative pronoun che
Cultura
Per saperne di più
Object pronouns
Object pronouns and the present perfect
Indefinite pronouns
Indefinite adjectives
The relative pronoun che
The relative pronoun cui (whom/which)
Capitolo 12 In città
Strategie di comunicazione
Expressing opinions
Lessico
Talking about Italian cities and towns
Strutture
The present perfect of irregular verbs
The past absolute
The imperfect versus the passato prossimo
The imperfect versus the past absolute
The comparative
The irregular comparative
Object pronouns
More about the verb piacere
Cultura
Per saperne di più
Object pronouns
Double object pronouns
Capitolo 13 Andiamo in ferie!
Strategie di comunicazione
Expressing wishes and desires
Making suggestions and giving advice
Lessico
Talking about vacations
Strutture
The present conditional
The informal imperative
The formal imperative
Cultura
Per saperne di più
The present conditional
The past conditional
Capitolo 14 Chi sono gli italiani?
Strategie di comunicazione
Talking about what people do in general
Explaining how things are done
Lessico
Talking about Italian society today
Strutture
Si + verb
The present subjunctive
Verbs and expressions followed by the subjunctive
Cultura
Per saperne di più
The present subjunctive
More irregular verbs in the subjunctive
Verbs and expressions followed by the subjunctive
a/di + infinitive
Capitolo 15 Quali lingue parli?
Strategie di comunicazione
Asking and verifying whether someone can do something
Recognizing regional varieties of Italian
Lessico
The languages of Italy
Strutture
The past subjunctive
The subjunctive versus the indicative
Hypotheticals of possibility
Cultura
Per saperne di più
The subjunctive versus the indicative
Conjunctions followed by the subjunctive
Hypotheticals of possibility
The imperfect subjunctive
Capitolo 16 Sono famosi
Strategie di comunicazione
Making recommendations
Lessico
Talking about historical people and events
Strutture
The infinitive and present indicative
The present perfect
The imperfect
Object pronouns
Cultura
Per saperne di più
Object pronouns
Stressed pronouns
Pronominal verbs and the idiomatic expressions: andarsene, farcela, and avercela con qualcuno