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INTRODUCTION
Gina:Hi everyone, I’m Gina. Chiara:And I’m Chiara! Gina:And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Italian Vocabulary, Lesson 17! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Recreation &Leisure. These are five popular Tourist attractions in Italy. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at ItalianPod101.com
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Gina:A, what’s our first word? Chiara:Colosseo Gina:The Colosseum Chiara:(slow) Colosseo (regular) Colosseo Gina:Listeners, please repeat: Chiara:Colosseo [pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
The Colosseum is one of the major attractions in Rome. You can buy a ticket and visit from the underground to the third floor. -
Gina:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word. Chiara:(normal) I cittadini dell'UE hanno uno sconto per entrare al Colosseo. Gina:EU citizens get a discount to enter the Colosseum. Chiara:(slow) I cittadini dell'UE hanno uno sconto per entrare al Colosseo.
Gina:Okay, what’s the next word? Chiara:torre di Pisa Gina:Leaning Tower of Pisa Chiara:(slow) torre di Pisa (regular) torre di Pisa Gina:Listeners, please repeat: Chiara:torre di Pisa [pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of the seven wonders of the medieval world. You can reach the top of it by climbing 294 steps . -
Gina:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word. Chiara:(normal) Galileo Galilei ha realizzato gli esperimenti sulla forza di gravità dalla torre di Pisa. Gina:Galileo Galilei carried out experiments on the force of gravity from The Leaning Tower of Pisa. Chiara:(slow) Galileo Galilei ha realizzato gli esperimenti sulla forza di gravità dalla torre di Pisa.
Gina:Okay, what’s the next word? Chiara:Ponte Vecchio Gina:Ponte Vecchio Chiara:(slow) Ponte Vecchio (regular) Ponte Vecchio Gina:Listeners, please repeat: Chiara:Ponte Vecchio [pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
The bridge known as Ponte Vecchio is one of the symbols of Florence, and is famous for having shops on both sides of the bridge. -
Gina:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word. Chiara:(normal) Ponte Vecchio si illumina la sera. Gina:The Ponte Vecchio lights up at night. Chiara:(slow) Ponte Vecchio si illumina la sera.
Gina:Okay, what’s the next word? Chiara:Duomo di Milano Gina:Milan Cathedral Chiara:(slow) Duomo di Milano (regular) Duomo di Milano Gina:Listeners, please repeat: Chiara:Duomo di Milano [pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
The Milan Cathedral is the largest cathedral in Italy. At the rooftop of the Milan Cathedral you can see the Madonnina, the statue of the Virgin Mary. -
Gina:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word. Chiara:(normal) Devi vestirti in modo conservativo quando visiti il Duomo di Milano. Gina:You must dress conservatively when you visit the Milan Cathedral. Chiara:(slow) Devi vestirti in modo conservativo quando visiti il Duomo di Milano.
Gina:Okay, what’s the last word? Chiara:Canal Grande Gina:Grand Canal Chiara:(slow) Canal Grande (regular) Canal Grande Gina:Listeners, please repeat: Chiara:Canal Grande [pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
The Grand Canal is the biggest canal and the main waterway of Venice. Along the canal you can see churches, palaces, hotels and other historical buildings. -
Gina:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word. Chiara:(normal) Un giro in gondola sul Canal Grande è molto romantico. Gina:A gondola ride on the Grand Canal is very romantic. Chiara:(slow) Un giro in gondola sul Canal Grande è molto romantico.
QUIZ
Gina:Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Chiara will give you the Italian - please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Chiara:Colosseo [pause]Gina:The Colosseum
Chiara:torre di Pisa [pause]Gina:Leaning Tower of Pisa
Chiara:Ponte Vecchio [pause]Gina:Ponte Vecchio
Chiara:Duomo di Milano [pause]Gina:Milan Cathedral
Chiara:Canal Grande [pause]Gina:Grand Canal

Outro

Gina:There you have it - five Tourist attractions in Italy! We have more vocab lists available at ItalianPod101.com, so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, see you next time!
Chiara:Ciao.

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Have you ever been to any of these Italian tourist attractions?