1st Edition

Basic Italian A Grammar and Workbook

By Stella Peyronnel, Ian Higgins Copyright 2006

    Introducing Italian culture and people through the medium of the language used today, Basic Italian: A Grammar and Workbook provides readers with the basic tools to express themselves in a wide variety of situations.

    Presenting twenty-three individual grammar points in lively and realistic contexts, Basic Italian is an accessible reference grammar with related exercises in one, easy to follow volume. Each unit consists of jargon-free explanations and comparisons with English, which focus upon the more common difficulties experienced by learners of Italian.

    Features include:

    * contemporary examples in both Italian and English

    * grammar tables for easy reference

    * full exercise answer key

    * glossary of grammatical terms.

    Basic Italian is the ideal reference and practice book for beginners, as well as for students with some knowledge of the language.

    Introduction.  List of Signs and Abbreviations  1. Nouns; Gender and Number  2. Definite and Indefinite Articles  3. Adjectives; Possessive and Demonstrative Pronouns  4. The Present Tense of essere and avere  5. The Present Tense of Regular (and some Irregular) Verbs  6. Adverbs  7. Direct Object Pronouns (1)  8. Prepositions  9. Questions  10. Indirect Object Pronouns (1)  11. Piacere and Similar Verbs  12. The Present Perfect Tense  13. Direct and Indirect Object Pronouns (2)  14. Direct and Indirect Object Pronouns (3: Stressed Forms)  15. Relative Pronouns  16. The Imperfect Tense  17. The Pronouns ne and ci  18. The Future Tense  19. The Past Perfect Tense  20. Reflexive Pronouns  21. The Imperative  22. The Pronouns si  23. The Present Conditional.  Key to Exercises.  Glossary


    Stella Peyronnel, Ian Higgins

    'The book structure is functional, simple and easy to use.' - Daria Mizza, University of Warwick