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TEXTBOOK 1

Covers the content of A1. It’s divided into 5 levels. Level 1 to 5. If you are a beginner you should start from Level 1 to gain confidence with the language!

TEXTBOOK 2

Covers the content of A2. It covers all of the Intermediate levels! You should start with Intermediate 1 if you have already completed the content of A1.

TEXTBOOK 3

Covers the content of B1. It covers all of the Advanced levels! You should start with Advanced 1 if you are feeling comfortable with the A1 and A2 topics.

Italian A1 Overview

(Levels 1-5) Textbook: Arrivederci 1
  • Greetings
  • Alphabet & key sounds’ pronunciation
  • Introducing yourself and others (name, age, nationality…)
  • Asking basic questions to the teacher and classmates
  • Formal vs. Informal
  • Describing people and things (verb “essere”)
  • Numbers
  • Asking for phone numbers / emails
  • Expressing possession and ask for things (verb “avere”)
  • Masculine and feminine, singular and plural of adjectives and nouns
  • In a café: how to order
  • Expressing desires
  • Asking and answering questions in the present tense (regular verbs -Are,-Ere)
  • Revision of Level 1 contents
  • Talking about work and professions
  • Places of work
  • Definite articles (singular and plural)
  • Verb “Fare”
  • Talking about free time & activities (regular verbs -Are, -Ere, -Ire)
  • Expressing likes and dislikes (mi piace / mi piacciono…)
  • Talking about hobbies
  • Making suggestions
  • Difference between Bene – Buono 
  • Booking a hotel room
  • Making a complaint 
  • Asking for and giving the reason for something
  • Revision of present tense; questions and answers
  • Revision of regular & irregular verbs
  • Describing a city and its monuments
  • Asking for & giving directions (modal verb “Dovere”)
  • Adverbs of place and location (the simple prepositions + articles).
  • Talking about holidays
  • Talking about means of transport
  • Travel information
  • Asking for and telling the time
  • Modal verbs (“potere” and “volere”)
  • Revision of present tense regular and irregular
  • Writing a short biography
  • Perfect tense (“Il passato prossimo”)
  • Describing past events and experiences
  • “Have you ever….?” and conversations using the past tense
  • Direct object pronouns (lo,la,li,le)
  • Talking about family relationships
  • Describing your family 
  • Possessive adjectives
  • A typical day (describing routines)
  • Reflexive verbs
  • Describing a day’s events
  • Revision of both present & past tenses
  • Doing the shopping 
  • Shops and Opening times
  • Purchasing Food & Drinks
  • Stating quantity (the partitive article & “ne”)
  • Talking about Fashion and colours
  • Direct object pronouns (mi,ti,ci,vi)
  • Talking about the weather and the seasons
  • Reflexive verbs in the past tense
  • Travelling: how to rent a place /hire a car
  • Constructions with “si” 
  • “Ci” : adverb of place

Italian A2 Overview

(Intermediate 1-5) Textbook: Arrivederci 2
  • Revision of key A1 topics
  • Talking about travel
  • Understanding adverts offering accommodation
  • Hiring a car
  • Describing houses and homes
  • Adverbs ending in -mente
  • Impersonal language: si impersonale
  • Adverbs of quantity
  • Making arrangements
  • Talking about preferences and interests
  • Expressing opinions about sport, culture, free time
  • Present progressive: Stare + gerund
  • The relative superlative
  • Revision of Intermediate 1 topics
  • Talking about holidays
  • The perfect tense of “piacere” 
  • Talking about your childhood
  • The imperfect tense- “l’imperfetto”
  • The imperfect and perfect tenses- “imperfetto” e “passato prossimo” a confronto
  • Talking about past events
  • Adverbs of time
  • Asking for information and permission
  • Describing clothes and language for shopping
  • Colours
  • Making compliments – the adjective “bello” 
  • The demonstrative adjectives “questo” and “quello”
  • The perfect tense with direct object pronouns
  • The absolute superlative
  • Revision of Intermediate 2 topics
  • The perfect and imperfect tenses (revision)
  • The parts of the body
  • Describing people
  • Giving advice 
  • Talking about health, aches, physical problems
  • The imperative tense – informal
  • The negative imperative -informal
  • The verbs “sapere” and “potere”
  • Expressing best wishes and congratulations
  • Writing greeting cards
  • Inviting people – accepting and declining an invitation
  • Adjectives and indefinite pronouns
  • The relative pronoun “che”
  • Revision of Intermediate 3 topics
  • Talking about quality of life (city / countryside)
  • Talking about advantages and disadvantages
  • Asking and offering help
  • Revision of direct and indirect pronouns
  • The imperative tense with pronouns – informal
  • The negative imperative tense with pronouns -informal
  • Talking about houses and housemates
  • The imperative tense – formal and with pronouns
  • The negative imperative tense- formal and with pronouns
  • Talking about food and recipes
  • Understanding menus, accepting and declining 
  • The conditional tense
  • “Volerci” and “Metterci”
  • Revision and consolidation
  • Revision of Intermediate 4 topics
  • Talking about mass media and news media
  • Expressing opinions
  • Commenting and reporting a news story
  • The conditional tense (in more depth)
  • The language of technology
  • The perfect tense of modal verbs
  • Talking about jobs – job interviews
  • Describing your job and day to day tasks
  • Your ideal job
  • The construction “stare per + infinitive”
  • Dependant clauses with “prima di + infinitive”
  • Verb + preposition + infinitive
  • Vocabulary extension – jobs, workload
  • Revision and consolidation
  • Revision of Intermediate 5 topics
  • Talking about love and feelings
  • Reading horoscopes, star signs
  • Expressing uncertainty
  • Talking about the future – the future tense
  • Construction with “si + reflexive verbs”
  • The verb “riuscire”
  • Living together : complaints, prohibitions, requests
  • The relative pronoun “cui” after a preposition
  • Talking about neighbourhood relations
  • Expressing surprise, disbelief, relief
  • Talking about stereotypes
  • Different countries and different customs
  • “Ce l’ho – ce l’hai”
  • Keeping a conversation alive
  • Revision of key A1 and A2 topics
  • Revision of Intermediate 6 topics
  • Talking about nature and landscapes
  • The environment: vocabulary revision and extension
  • Comparatives (revision)
  • Prepositions with means of transport
  • The perfect tense with “ne”
  • Revision of the perfect tense with pronouns 
  • Asking questions: revision of question words
  • Verb + preposition + infinitive: “di” and “a”
  • Geography quiz – Italy on the map
  • Focus on conversation 
  • General revision and consolidation of all A2 topics

Italian B1 Overview

(Advanced 1-5) Textbook: Arrivederci 3
  • Revision of key A2 topics
  • Talking about the 5 senses
  • Revision of the parts of the body
  • Expressing tastes, feelings
  • Communication with gestures
  • The verbs “sapere” and “conoscere” revision
  • “Sapere” and “Conoscere” in the perfect and imperfect tense
  • Revision of the perfect and imperfect tenses in general
  • “Fare” or “Lasciare” + infinitive
  • Expressing permissions, prohibitions
  • Talking about volunteering and solidarity
  • Revision of adverbs vs. adjectives
  • “Buono vs. Bene” revision
  • “Migliore vs. Meglio”.
  • What’s “Made in Italy”- conversation topic
  • General revision and consolidation
  • Revision of Advanced 1 topics
  • Overview of the structure of Italian verbs and tenses
  • Talking about different generations
  • “Trapassato prossimo” – past perfect in italian 
  • Telling a story using all perfect and imperfect tenses
  • Connective language: “mentre, siccome, visto che, dato che..”
  • Talking about family relations
  • “Farcela” and “Andarsene” – verbi pronominali
  • Conversation focus- quizzes and interviews
  • Cultural changes in different decades
  • General revision of pronouns: direct and indirect object pronouns
  • “I pronomi combinati” (indirect + direct)
  • “Ne” and “pronomi combinati”
  • General revision and consolidation
  • Revision of Advanced 2 topics
  • Talk about happiness and quality of life
  • Express opinions and feelings
  • New tense “Il Congiuntivo Presente” (the Subjunctive)
  • New tense “Il Congiuntivo Passato” (the Past Subjunctive)
  • Talk about new inventions
  • Revision of Advanced 3 topics
  • Talk about Italy and beauty
  • Talk about Italian art, fashion, cinema and design
  • Revision of “Il Condizionale presente” (structure with “would”+ verb)
  • Hot to ask something in a kind way
  • How to express desire
  • How to give advice
  • New tense: “Il Condizionale Passato” (structure with “would have” + verb)
  • Revision of “se” and “quando”
  • Revision of Advanced 4 topics
  • Talk about the history of the Italian language
  • Modern Italian
  • How to change words using suffixes (Nomi alterati)
  • The indirect speech (Discorso Indiretto)
  • Report something that was said by someone else
  • Telling a joke
  • Talk about Social Networks 
  • Talk about Tv

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