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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 21! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Transportation &around town. These are five Frequently used modes of transportation in Italy. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at ItalianPod101.com
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Gina:Chiara, what’s our first word? Chiara:tram Gina:tram Chiara:(slow) tram (regular) tram Gina:Listeners, please repeat: Chiara:tram [pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
The tram is still a common form of transportation in a lot of major cities like Milan and Rome. -
Gina:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word. Chiara:(normal) In Italia ci sono tram moderni ma anche antichi. Gina:In Italy there are modern trams but also antique ones. Chiara:(slow) In Italia ci sono tram moderni ma anche antichi.
Gina:Okay, what’s the next word? Chiara:macchina Gina:car Chiara:(slow) macchina (regular) macchina Gina:Listeners, please repeat: Chiara:macchina [pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
Cars are the major means of transport in Italy since not all cities have well developed transport networks. -
Gina:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word. Chiara:(normal) Le famiglie in Italia di solito hanno 2 macchine. Gina:Families in Italy usually own two cars. Chiara:(slow) Le famiglie in Italia di solito hanno 2 macchine.
Gina:Okay, what’s the next word? Chiara:motorino Gina:scooter Chiara:(slow) motorino (regular) motorino Gina:Listeners, please repeat: Chiara:motorino [pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
The scooter is a popular form of transportation among teenagers. In Italy, it is seen as very cool to own one. -
Gina:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word. Chiara:(normal) Devi avere almeno 14 anni per guidare il motorino. Gina:You have to be at least 14 years old to ride a scooter. Chiara:(slow) Devi avere almeno 14 anni per guidare il motorino.
Gina:Okay, what’s the next word? Chiara:autobus Gina:bus Chiara:(slow) autobus (regular) autobus Gina:Listeners, please repeat: Chiara:autobus [pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
In cities without an underground system, bus is the most commonly used form of public transportation. In Italy there is also a very efficient inter-city bus service. -
Gina:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word. Chiara:(normal) Se devi muoverti molto per la città puoi comprare un biglietto dell'autobus giornaliero. Gina:If you need to move around the city a lot, you can buy a one-day bus pass. Chiara:(slow) Se devi muoverti molto per la città puoi comprare un biglietto dell'autobus giornaliero.
Gina:Okay, what’s the last word? Chiara:metropolitana Gina:subway Chiara:(slow) metropolitana (regular) metropolitana Gina:Listeners, please repeat: Chiara:metropolitana [pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
Major cities all have subway systems, even if they’re not as developed as in other countries. -
Gina:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word. Chiara:(normal) Puoi prendere l'autobus e la metropolitana con lo stesso biglietto. Gina:You can ride the bus and the subway with the same ticket. Chiara:(slow) Puoi prendere l'autobus e la metropolitana con lo stesso biglietto.
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:tram [pause]Gina:tram
Chiara:macchina [pause]Gina:car
Chiara:motorino [pause]Gina:scooter
Chiara:autobus [pause]Gina:bus
Chiara:metropolitana [pause]Gina:subway

Outro

Gina:There you have it - five Frequently used modes of transportation 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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