Italian Listening Practice

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The table below lists all the episodes available so far with links to YouTube videos and the accompanying PDFs, which include video transcript & English translation of all Italian audio.

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A simple but effective routine:

  • Listen a couple of times trying to understand the general meaning.
  • Then listen again focusing on the parts that you had trouble with.
  • Listen again while reading the transcription. Isolate and learn the words you missed in the previous steps.
  • Finally, listen without reading: you should now be able to understand much more.

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Episodio 9 - È quasi primavera e i nostri personaggi hanno voglia di passare del tempo all'aperto. Dove vanno Sandra e Viola? Intanto Anna e Debora pranzano insieme al bar e Michele è sempre alle prese con il suo cane. PDF
Episodio 8 - Scopriamo chi passa a salutare Anna nel suo negozio oggi! Intanto Debora e Michele si incontrano casualmente per strada. Sandra e Viola vanno di nuovo al cinema, ma secondo Viola il film è un polpettone! :D PDF
Episodio 7 - Anna è al lavoro e i suoi amici Debora e Michele passano a salutarla. Marina ha qualche problema con lo studio del francese, mentre Sandra e Viola si incontrano al cinema. Che film fanno stasera? PDF
Episodio 6 - Anna e Michele si vedono al bar per parlare. Marina cerca consigli per migliorare il francese, mentre Sandra sogna di andare in Russia. PDF
Episodio 5 - Perché Michele non risponde alle chiamate della sua amica Anna? E chi è Marina? Listen & answer the questions! PDF
Episodio 4 - 5 dialogues with explanation of common expressions & questions PDF
Episodio 3 - 3 dialogues & 2 short stories with questions PDF
Episodio 2 - 30 phrases & 2 dialogues about the summer holidays PDF
Episodio 1 - 50 everyday phrases PDF

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Italian Listening Practice

LISTENING is a fundamental component in the process of acquiring a new language, and should not be overlooked. Language learners can now immerse themselves in their target language: all kinds of audio materials can be found on the Web, as well as on the numerous platforms that allow to watch films and TV series with subtitles. However, this abundance can be sometimes confusing and overwhelming.

Where to start? Our advice is to listen to something that is only slightly above your level: listening to material that is too advanced can be frustrating and confusing, and your gain will be minimal. Start with something you understand and move on gradually!

On our YouTube channel you can find:

  • Our Italian Listening Practice videos, listed above, which feature simple dialogues spoken at a natural speed to help you to pick up new colloquial & idiomatic expressions.
  • Learn Italian with the News, where we discuss recent events in slow Italian. New words and recurring structures are explained in English, so you can progressively enrich your vocabulary.