Beginner/Traveler Exercises

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Roby
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Beginner/Traveler Exercises

Post by Roby » Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:15 pm

There were a few members who asked for a little help with their Italian. I am compiling some exercises for the Beginner and the Traveler. . If you want to do the exercise , we will be glad to help. PLEASE POST YOUR RESPONSES IN THE VOCABULARY AND GRAMMAR SECTION... NOT HERE. Thank you

Exercise 1

1. How do you say Good morning, my name is?


2. How do you say the following in Italian?

a. Good Morning

b. Thank you

c. Good Evening

d. Good night

e. You're welcome

f. Excuse me

g. I'm sorry

h. I don't know

3. How do you say: (name all the them)

a. Please

b. Hi

c. Goodbye

d. See you later


4.What are the Italian equivalent of the following:

a. Mrs./Ma'am

b. Mr./ Sir

c. Miss

d. When?

e. Where is?

f. How much is ?

g. ticket

h. ticket office

i. airport

j. taxi

k. bus

l. train

m. train station

n. airplane

o. girl

p. boy

q. subway


5. What are the indefinite articles:

a.Female



b. Male


6. What are the definite articles?

a. Female


b. Male


7. What are the Italian equivalent of the following:

a. zero

b. one

c. two

d. three

e. four

f. five

g. six

h. seven

i. eight

j. nine

k. ten


8. What are the Italian words for:

a. I

b. you (to a friend, family member, or child)

c. you (to an adult you do not know)

d. you (to a group of friends)

e. you (to a group of business associates)

f. he

g. she

h. we

i. they


9. Translate the following:

Where is the train station?

How much is the ticket?

"I don't know."
Last edited by Roby on Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:19 am, edited 2 times in total.
Roby
"Per raro che sia, il vero amore e' meno raro della vera amicizia."

"As rare as true love is, it is not as rare as true friendship."
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Post by Roby » Sun Feb 17, 2008 7:50 pm

Here is Exercise 2. Again, if anyone would like help on his/ her attempt, We will be glad to help. Please post your responses in the Vocabulary/ grammar section; not here. Thank you

Exercise 2

1. Write the conjugations for the Verb ESSERE.

2. Write the conjugations for the verb AVERE.

3. What are the Indirect Object Pronouns?

4. What are the Direct Object Pronouns

5. What are the Subject Pronouns?

6. How would you say?

a. How are you? (to a friend)
b. How are you ?(to a person you do not know well)
c. How are you? (to more than 1 person)
d. How are you? (to two people you do not know well)
e. We are fine.
f. He is fine.
g. They are 14 years old.
h. We need a car.

7. How would you say:

a. I am American.
b. She is English
c. They are Italian.
d. He is American
e. We are Italian

8. Place the correct article before the noun

a. ragazza, the girl
b. donne, the women
c. uomo, the man
d. libri, the books
e. spiriti, the spirits
f. forchetta, the fork
g. radio, the radio
h. coltello, the knife
i. cucchiaio, the spoon

9. How do you say:

a. Happy Birthday
b. Happy Easter
c. Happy New Year
d. Happy Holidays
e. Good Luck

10. How do you say:

a. some girls
b. some cheese
c. some men
d. the dog
e. the red car

11. Replace the bolded words with pronouns

a. Mindy e Melissa sono amiche.
b. Carlo sta spesso a casa.
c. Peter e' inglese


12. Translate the following

a. I would like some bread.
b. I would like some wine.
c. Do you know a good restaurant?
d. How old is your daughter?
Last edited by Roby on Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:16 am, edited 2 times in total.
Roby
"Per raro che sia, il vero amore e' meno raro della vera amicizia."

"As rare as true love is, it is not as rare as true friendship."
- François de La Rochefoucauld

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Joined: Mon Nov 22, 2004 2:06 pm

Post by Roby » Thu Feb 21, 2008 6:54 pm

Here is Exercise 3. Again, if anyone would like help on his/ her attempt of the exercises, we will be glad to help . Please post your responses in the Vocabulary/ grammar section; not here. Thank you



Exercise 3



1.Write the conjugations for ARE verbs--Present Tense
2.Write the conjugations for the ERE verbs--Present Tense
3.Write the conjugations for IRE verbs--Present Tense
4.Write the conjugations for the IRE verbs (such as capire and finire) Present Tense

5. Complete with C'e'and ci sono
a. Ciao _________ l'autobus in arrivo! Ciao vado _______il tram.
b. _________ l'autobus e il tram in arrivo!
c. ___________ la fermata dell'autobus qui vicino? No, non ________
d. Pronto __________ Carlo e Stefania? No, non _________

6. What are the Italian words for:
a. hotel
b. bathroom
c. restaurant
d. bed
e. table
f. shower
g. keys
h. credit card
i. blanket
j. bill
k. glass

7.Complete the following with sentences with the correct forms of the verbs Avere and Essere

a. Io e Melissa ____________ studentesse americane.
b. Il nostro professore __________ di Verona
c. Io _______ di New York e Melissa _________ di Denver
d. Io e Melissa __________ tanti amici in Italia.
e. Melissa __________ un marito italiano
f. Melissa e suo marito ____________ tre figli
g. Io e Melissa ____________ interessate all'arte italiana.
h. Melissa e Charlene, _________ lezione oggi?
j. Io __________ un dizionario italiano.


8. Write the following nouns in the plural form.
a. amico
b. zero
c. film
d. citta'
e. albergo
f. tavolo
g. museo
h. bicicletta
i. studente
j. penna

9. Write out in Italian the times shown. Use the correct form of the ESSERE verb.
a. 9 A.M.
b. 12 P.M.
c. 4:20 P.M.
d. 7:30 P.M.
e. 12 A.M.

10. Write the following numbers in Italian
a. 11
b. 12
c. 13
d. 14
e. 15
f. 16
g. 17
h. 18
i. 19
j. 20

11. How do you say.
a. spring
b. autumn
c. summer
d. winter
e. Monday
f. Tuesday
g. Wednesday
h. Thursday
i. Friday
j. Saturday
k. Sunday
l. today
m. yesterday
n. tomorrow


12.Translate the following

Asking directions

Excuse me , Do you speak English?
Yes, I speak a little English.
I'm sorry , I don't speak Italian very well.
I would like to go to Pensione d'Italia Hotel.
Where can I get a taxi?
Thank you very much.

At the hotel

Good Morning , my name is ....
Do have any vacancies?
I would like a double room with a private bath.
How much is the room?
We will be staying a few nights.
Could you recommend a good restaurant?

At the restaurant

We would like a table for two, please.
At the table
To begin, please bring us a cocktail.
We would like to order now.
I would like some pasta and my wife would like a cheese pizza.
We would also like a bottle of house wine. Thank you.
The check, please
Thank you , have a good evening.
Last edited by Roby on Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:21 am, edited 2 times in total.
Roby
"Per raro che sia, il vero amore e' meno raro della vera amicizia."

"As rare as true love is, it is not as rare as true friendship."
- François de La Rochefoucauld

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Post by Roby » Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:09 am

Some members have asked for some help in developing their conversational skills. There will be several exercises posted here for those of you who would like help in building your conversational skills. Please post your responses in the Vocabulary Grammar Section on the forum.; not here. Thank you.

Chatting Dialogues: Introduction



Chris: Hello. How are you? My name is Chris

Lisa : Hi. I'm fine , Thank you. I am Lisa

Chris: It is nice to meet you.

Lisa: Thank you. It is nice to meet you, too.

Chris Where are you from?

Lisa: I am from Italy Where are you from?

Chris: I am from Melbourne
Roby
"Per raro che sia, il vero amore e' meno raro della vera amicizia."

"As rare as true love is, it is not as rare as true friendship."
- François de La Rochefoucauld

Roby
Posts: 3850
Joined: Mon Nov 22, 2004 2:06 pm

Post by Roby » Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:12 am

Remember : Please post your responses in the Vocabulary Grammar Section on the forum.; not here. Thank you

Chatting Dialogue: What do you do?


Roby: What do you do?
Francesca: I am a student at the University of Bologna. I am majoring in Communications. Sara , What do you do?
Sara: I am a cashier at a local grocery store in my villiage. Roby, What do you do?
Roby: I am a worker in a steel factory. I repair ship parts for military.

Francesca: Sara and Roby, What do you like to do in your spare time?
Roby: I like to travel, read, and play volleyball.
Sara: I like to go to the movies, talk with my friends, and spend time with my boyfriend. I do not like sports. Francesca, What do you like to do in your spare time?
Francesca: I like to read, listening to music. and I also like sports. AC Milan is my favorite team.
Roby
"Per raro che sia, il vero amore e' meno raro della vera amicizia."

"As rare as true love is, it is not as rare as true friendship."
- François de La Rochefoucauld

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