INTERMEDIATE 1 (B1 CEFR*)

 

  •      Complimenting someone
  •      Expressing displeasure
  •      Apologizing, replying to apologies
  •      Expressing surprise and disbelief
  •      University colleges and relative professional                  figures
  •      Banking operations
  •      Reading and writing an email/formal letter
  •      Presentation letter for a job
  •      Italian proverbs
  •      Reading classified adverts
  •      Writing a Curriculum Vitae
  •      A work interview
  •     Some jobs
  •     Reading: From the economic miracle of the post-         war period to today






INTERMADIATE THREE (B2 CEFR*)


  •       Reading house adverts
  •       Buying, selling or letting a house
  •       Speaking about environmental initiatives
  •       Speaking about the liveability of a city
  •       Expressing fears/worries about the future of the           planet
  •       Protection of the environment and the human              impact
  •       The environmental association Legambiente
  •       Reading: Passage by the Associazione città                     ciclabile: information booklet
  •       Lyrics of the song Il ragazzo della via Gluck by               Adriano Celentano
  •      Article from la Repubblica: “Allarme del WWF”
  •      Speaking about taste of music
  •      Asking for and giving permission
  •      Speaking about... love, falling in love, jealousy
  •      Asking for and giving street directions
  •      Alla Scala; vocabulary regarding the opera and              the ticket office of a theatre
  •      Authentic material: Passage by a www.opera.it:              “Caruso” ,  by www.lucianopavarotti.it:                          “Luciano Pavarotti”
  •      Lyrics of the song Caruso by Lucio Dalla
  •      Article from Corriere della sera: “Fischiato, lascia          il palco. L’Aida va avanti col sostituto”
  •      Congratulating someone, giving approval and                disapproving
  •       Use and abuse of technology
  •       Advertising offer
  •       The mobile phone and us
  •       Vocabulary regarding the computer and new                 technology
  •       Scienziati e inventori italiani. G. Galilei, A. Volta,             A. Meucci, G. Marconi, L. da Vinci
  •       Authentic material: Passage from Io speriamo               che me la cavo by Marcello D’Orta: “Se fossi                  miliardario”; Passage from Manuale                                 dell’uomo domestico by Beppe Severgnini:                     “Le cose che facciamo al computer” ;                               Passage from Il pressappoco by                                       Luciano De Crescenzo: “Il pressappoco                            del telefonino”
  •       How to write an e-mail

INTERMEDIATE TWO (B1 CEFR*)

 

  •      Describing a city
  •      Comparing and expressing preference about                things and people
  •      Geographical adjectives and nouns
  •      Booking a room at a hotel
  •      Asking for and giving information
  •      Hotel services
  •      Florence and its monuments
  •      Trips and vacations
  •      Asking for and giving tourist information, Letter           of complaint
  •      Speaking about history; narrating historical                    events
  •      Giving advice on how to stay in shape and be                healthy
  •      Speaking about habits with regards to living                  healthy
  •      Speaking of stress and the causes that lead to it
  •      Sports disciplines
  •      The sports most loved and done by Italians
  •      Audio interview of a gym instructor
  •      Reading: Passage from Il secondo diario minimo          by Umberto Eco: “Come non parlare di calcio”


INTERMEDIATE FOUR (B2 CEFR*)


  •      Reporting news and facts
  •      Asking for confirmation, confirming something,            reinforcing a sentence
  •      The artwork of Michelangelo
  •      Famous fountains of Rome: The artwork of                    Leonardo da Vinci
  •      Italian proverbs
  •      Vocabulary regarding art
  •      From modern art to architecture and Italian                  design to today
  •       Authentic material: Passage from Racconti                     romani by Alberto Moravia: “Ladri in chiesa”
  •      Talking about a negative experience
  •      Expressing indifference
  •      Speaking about the drug problem, society                      problems, fears
  •      Men and women: discrimination and                               stereotypes
  •      Unemployment, precarious work, the gap                       between North and South, organized crime,                 illegal immigration, the drop in the birth-rate...
  •       Authentic material: Lyrics of the song Io no by                Jovanotti
  •       Article from La Stampa: “Evade dagli arresti                   domiciliari: Non sopporto più i miei suoceri”
  •      Passage from I come italiani by Enzo Biagi: “Vu’              cumprà”
  •       Passage from Lettera ad un bambino mai nato             by Oriana Fallaci
  •       About buying a book
  •       Speaking about books
  •       History of Italian literature: from the origins to               the 19th century, Italian literature of the                         20thcentury, Italians awarded the Nobel Prize
  •      Authentic material: Enzo Biagi’s interview of                  Eduardo De Filippo
  •      Passage from Gli amori difficili by Italo Calvino:              “L’avventura di un lettore”



                                                    * Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

 

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