Table of contents for Routledge intensive Italian course / Anna Proudfoot, Daniela Treveri Genneri, Anna Distefano.


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Unit 0		Cominciamo da zero
	
		Introductory features
		Alphabet 
		Spelling
		Pronunciation
		Stress
		
Unit 1 		Per me un cappuccino
Functions	Greeting someone: buon giorno, buona sera, ciao etc
			Meeting people, introducing oneself and others 
			Formal address form (Lei) or informal address form (tu) 
			Indicating nationality
			Asking for something, ordering food and drink
Grammar	Present tense of essere
		Present tense of chiamarsi
		nouns (singular)
		indefinite articles un, uno, una, un' 
			subject pronouns io, tu, lui, lei, Lei, noi, voi, loro 
			adjectives of nationality inglese, italiano (singular form only)
Unit 2 	Amici e famiglia
Functions 	Describing or indicating someone or something
		Talking about jobs and professions
Grammar	Nouns (singular and plural) 
		Definite article il, lo, la, l', i, gli, le
		Adjectives (singular and plural)
		Demonstratives questo, quello
		Possessives mio, tuo, suo, nostro, vostro, loro
		Present tense of regular verbs ending in -are
		Present tense of irregular verbs avere, fare
Unit 3 		In viaggio
Functions	Making travel arrangements 
	Making accommodation arrangements
	Expressing notions of availability, time, place and cost
Grammar	C'è, ci sono 
	Numbers, prices
	Time, days of week, dates
	Expressions of frequency
	Prepositions a, con, da, di, fra, in, per, su, tra
	Combined prepositions al, dal, del, nel, sul
	Present tense of regular verbs ending in -ere, -ire
	Ci vuole, ci vogliono
Unit 4 		Facciamo un po' di shopping!
Functions	Shopping for items, requesting
		Describing or indicating something
		Talking about availability 
		Talking about size, quantity,etc
		Describing someone or something by physical characteristics
Grammar	Indefinite pronouns, adjectives alcuni, dei/delle, qualche 
		Indefinite pronouns qualcosa, qualcuno
		Direct pronouns lo, la, li, le; and ne
		Weights, quantities, measures un litro di, un chilo di etc
		Invariable adjectives, position of adjectives 
		Present tense irregular verbs andare, dare, dire, fare, sapere, 
stare, 		uscire, venire
Unit 5		Donne e lavoro 
Functions	Talking about the present
		Talking about daily routines
Grammar	Present tense of reflexive verbs
		Present tense of stare + gerund
		Frequency
		Interrogatives
		Negatives
		Expressions of time (present)
		
	Unit 6 	A Tavola
Functions	Expressing a desire, preference, need 
		Stating what you want
		Stating a preference (for objects, persons, courses of action); 
		Expressing likes and dislikes.
Grammar	Indefinites niente di buono, qualcosa da mangiare 
		Present tense of piacere
		Present tense of preferire
		Present tense of bisogna, aver bisogno di
		Present tense modal verbs: dovere, potere, volere
		Conditional vorrei
		Indirect pronouns with impersonal verbs
			
Unit 7		Trovare la strada giusta
Functions	Specifying place
		Specifying manner
		Explaining where to find something, how to get there, etc.
		Giving an order
Grammar	Prepositions expressing place 
		Adverbs and prepositions of place 
		Ci (there, to there)
		Imperative (order) forms
		Adverbs
Unit 8 		Andiamo in vacanza
Functions	Talking about events and actions in the past
		Describing how things used to be.
Grammar	Present perfect (passato prossimo): ho mangiato, sono andata
	Direct object pronouns with passato prossimo: l'ho mangiata
	Phrases expressing past time
	Imperfect (Imperfetto) 
	Combination of passato prossimo and imperfect
Unit 9		Lavorare e studiare in Italia
Functions	Talking about future plans 
		Expressing hopes, intentions
		Expressing probability
Grammar	Future tense
		Present tense used to express future
		Future perfect tense
		Verb and infinitive: spero di, penso di, ho intenzione di 
		Future and future perfect used to express probability 
	Unit 10	Pronto? Mi senti?
Functions	Asking permission
		Asking about possibility
		Asking about ability
		Making a polite request. 
Grammar	Present tense potere, sapere
		Omission of potere in certain situations / contexts
		Present conditional 
		Using conditional to express polite request 
	
	Unit 11	A che ora ci vediamo?	
Functions	Specifying time:
		Expressing time at which, from which, until which
		Expressing repetition and frequency
Grammar	Clauses of time 'until, when, since, before, after, during'
		Prepositional phrases prima di, dopo di, fino a, da
		Conjunctions prima che, dopo che, mentre, finché 
		Adverbs expressing time appena, non appena
Unit 12	L'Italia multietnica
Functions	Making a comparison
			Expressing greater or lesser extent 
			Expressing equality 
	
	Grammar	Comparative adjectives
			Comparative adverbs
			Terms of comparison più, meno di/che, tanto quanto, così 
come
	Unit 13 	AAA Affittasi
Functions	Focusing on the action
		Explaining how something is done
Grammar	si passivante: si affitta, si vende (affittasi, vendesi) 
		Prepositions expressing location
		Centuries: in un palazzo del 500 
		Dates il 1o settembre and phrases per brevi periodi
		Dimensions: metri quadri (m2), ettari
Unit 14	Vita italiana
Functions	Reading Italian literary passages or newspaper articles
		Reading more complex texts
Grammar	Conditional mood (condizionale)
		Non-finite verb forms: infinitive, gerund, participle
		Past historic (passato remoto)
		Pluperfect (trapassato)
Unit 15 	La nuova Università
Functions	Expressing causes and reasons
			Expressing result and effect
Grammar	Conjunctions 
			Introduction to complex sentences
			Using gerund 
			Clauses, phrases and verbs of cause and reason
			Clauses, phrases and verbs of result and effect
	Unit 16 	Innamorasi su Internet
Functions	Expressing an opinion 
		Asking an opinion
		Agreeing, disagreeing 
Grammar	Introduction to subjunctive
		Present subjunctive 
		Verbs of opinion followed by che and subjunctive
		Agreement essere d'accordo 
Unit 17	Chi sono gli italiani?
Functions	Expressing certainty, uncertainty
	Expressing reservation and exception 
	Expressing concession
		Expressing condition
Grammar	Subjunctive after sapere, non sapere, pensare, (non) è vero 
che
		Clauses and phrases of reservation and exception
		Clauses and phrases of concession 
		Clauses and phrases of condition
		Imperfect subjunctive
	Unit 18 	Andiamo al cinema? 
	Functions	Expressing pleasure
			Expressing other emotions 
 			Expressing certainty, satisfaction 
			Expressing regret, doubt, hope, fear
	
	Grammar	Subjunctive with infinitive
			Verbs of emotion taking che and subjunctive
			Perfect subjunctive
Unit 19 	Pubblicità, Promozione e Prodotti 
Functions	Expressing intention or purpose
		Expressing results
Grammar	Conjunctions and phrases expressing purpose 
		Conjunctions and phrases expressing result 
		Subjunctive in purpose clauses
	Unit 20	Immagini dell'Italia: TV e stampa 
Functions	Reading the press
		Expressing certainty and uncertainty
		Reporting
		Expressing conjecture, hearsay
Grammar	Conditional used to express hearsay
		Passive: focus on action
		Si impersonale 'Si dice che ..'
	
	Unit 21	Politica e Società
Functions	Relating or reporting a story or event 
		Relating or reporting a story or event in indirect speech 
		Asking indirect questions 
	Grammar	Direct speech
			Indirect and reported speech
			Sequence of tenses in reported speech
			
Unit 22	L'angolo della posta
Functions:	Giving an order or command 
	Requesting 
	Wanting someone to do something 
	Allowing someone to do something 
	Suggesting, advising 
Grammar	Verbs of requiring, requesting and advising
with verb infinitive
with che and subjunctive
		Verbs fare, lasciare and infinitive 
		Past conditional
		Conditional sentences (periodo ipotetico):
with imperfect subjunctive and present conditional
with pluperfect subjunctive and past conditional 
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