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With Coffee Break Italian you can learn Italian where and when it suits you. In Season 1, you'll join teacher Mark, learner Katie and native speaker Francesca in our 15-minute lessons, and build your confidence in the language, learning Italian from scratch. Take your learning further with Season 2 in which Mark and Francesca are joined by learner Isla. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Learn Italian with basic level stories and practice speaking with me.Every week a new episode to study Italian in a fun and effective way. Listen to the story (100% easy Italian!), learn the vocabulary thanks to the guided language points, speak led by my questions and activities.Practise listening and speaking to improve fast while having fun.
 
Do you love Italy and dream of it every night? Would you like to visit one of the most beautiful Italian sea towns? What if you could refresh Italian at the same time too? Whether you have been to Tropea or not, this book, entirely written in Italian, will let you feel as if you were there! You will actually get cultural information about the wonderful Tropea as well as everyday dialogues, useful sentences and basic Italian grammar. Who said that learning italian can't be fun? Only a book ca ...
 
Ciao! Welcome to Citalia’s Learn Italian podcast series. Our Learn Italian podcast is an easy and fun way of learning the Italian language in preparation for any holiday to Italy. Join our very own Clive and Romina as they teach you everything from survival phrases, right the way through to asking for dinner recommendations and buying tickets at the train station. Let’s learn Italian!
 
History Does You is a podcast that explores the idea that history always is relevant to today. We also cover topics in current events, foreign policy, and international relations. Through interviews with historians, journalists, authors, and former government officials, we answer the question, “How is History relevant today?”. Previous guests have included NYT Bestselling authors, Larry Tye, James Bradley, Roger Crowley, Dr. Andrew Bacevich, Michael Isikoff and Pulitzer Prize winners Dr. Joh ...
 
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La mia città è una città speciale, unica al mondo, ma anche molto simile a tutte le altre. Si trova nel nord-est della penisola italiana, sul Mare Adriatico. Si chiama Venezia. Ci sei mai stato/a? Venezia è una città molto, molto antica. Ancora oggi possiamo camminare tra i palazzi d’epoca, visitare le chiese medievali, andare a vedere le opere d’a…
 
Questo fine settimana Jimmy è voluto andare a Milano per un paio di giorni. Milano e Venezia sono abbastanza vicine, quindi si può viaggiare in treno. Venerdì pomeriggio Jimmy è arrivato alla stazione di Venezia Santa Lucia (questo è il nome della stazione) con un piccolo bagaglio. Il bagaglio sono le borse e le valigie con cui partiamo. È andato s…
 
L’anno prossimo Marco andrà a studiare inglese in Inghilterra per sei mesi. Ancora non parla bene la lingua, ma è sicuro che quando inizierà il corso di lingua a Londra, migliorerà moltissimo. Partirà il prossimo settembre, prenderà un aereo dall’aeroporto di Venezia e atterrerà all’aeroporto di Londra dopo un paio d’ore. Quando sarà lì, prenderà l…
 
Siamo tornati! We're delighted to announce that, starting today, the 21st October 2021, Coffee Break Italian Season 3 is available. In this series you'll take your Italian to the next level, accompanied by your friendly teachers and hosts, Francesca and Mark. In each episode you'll learn about a language point and listen to Francesca and Mark expla…
 
Nel tempo libero Jimmy fa un sacco di cose. Come sappiamo, Jimmy è un signore molto ricco che non lavora e ha tanto tempo libero. Il suo hobby principale è studiare l’italiano. Anche se abita in Italia da qualche mese, il suo italiano non è ancora buono. Ama anche passeggiare, fare sport all’aria aperta e vogare la gondola. Nel fine settimana, se i…
 
5. Le vacanze estive di Jimmy La scorsa estate Jimmy si è divertito molto. È andato al mare in Sicilia. Anche se abita a Venezia, ama viaggiare per l’Italia, ammirare le città d’arte e assaggiare tutti i piatti tipici. È voluto andare in Sicilia in aereo. Innanzitutto è atterrato a Palermo e per prima cosa ha voluto assaggiare i buonissimi arancini…
 
4. La casa di Jimmy e la casa di Marco Jimmy abita a Venezia in un appartamento al primo piano. A lui non piace il pianoterra perché quando c’è l’acqua alta, l’acqua entra in casa. Il primo piano è più sicuro. Come quasi tutte le case di Venezia, anche la casa di Jimmy è antica. È grande e spaziosa, ma non troppo luminosa. La casa è pulita e ordina…
 
For the season 1 finale, Molly and Declan recap our learnings thus far; hear from some of you on your most wild, weird, and wonderful sandos; and dream up what may be the greatest sandwich of all time. Stick around to the end—Molly and Declan call up our final winner of a year-supply of Cabot cheese! Special thanks to our listeners for your questio…
 
Shrettuce or slaw? Potato buns or sliced bread? Spicy or spicy? Molly and Declan talk about the recent resurgence in popularity of the fried chicken sandwich, the sandwich's true origin, and ease any anxieties re: at-home deep frying. Thanks to our listeners, especially those of you who called in. Send your burning sandwich questions (not burning s…
 
Il migliore amico di Jimmy è un ragazzo italiano di nome Marco. Marco è di Venezia, ha 30 anni e vuole imparare l’inglese. A volte la sera Jimmy incontra Marco e insieme chiacchierano in italiano e in inglese. Jimmy conosce Marco da solo un mese. Marco è giovane, un po’ basso, magro ma è in forma. Secondo alcune persone è bello, secondo altre perso…
 
Team bacon or sausage? Hash browns or nah? English muffins, croissant, bagel? Molly and Declan debate the merits of bacon, sausage, ham, and pastrami (?); and find a home for the english muff. Special thanks to our listeners for your questions, especially those of you that called in. We still need your help! Send your burning sandwich questions (no…
 
Questa è la prima audio storia del podcast di Cocai Italiano. In questo episodio impariamo a descrivere le nostre azioni quotidiane, a usare i verbi al presente indicativo e a parlare di quello che amiamo fare. Trascrizione: Jimmy è un signore inglese di Bristol. Abita in Italia, a Venezia, da pochi mesi. Jimmy ha lavorato per tanti anni come panet…
 
Oil-packed or water-packed tuna? Can seafood be paired with cheese? Open- or closed-face? Also, Molly and Declan call up our first winner of a year-supply of Cabot cheese! Special thanks to our listeners for your questions—especially those who took the time to call in. Send your burning sandwich questions (not burning sandwich, you know what we mea…
 
How many meats is too many? What is provolone anyway? Is there an ideal lettuce-to-everything-else ratio? Molly and Declan get to the bottom of what makes—and breaks—the Italian (aka grinder, aka hoagie, aka hero, aka sub). Special thanks to our listeners for your questions—especially those who took the time to call in. Send your burning sandwich q…
 
Sourdough or brioche? One cheese, two cheeses, three cheeses...four? Halved lengthwise or diagonally? Molly and Declan talk about the most incorrectly named sandwich, debate butter vs. mayo, augments vs. condimenti, and whether a grilled cheese without cheddar is one at all. Special thanks to our listeners for your questions—especially those who to…
 
The period between 1492--resonant for a number of reasons--and 1571, when the Ottoman navy was defeated in the Battle of Lepanto, embraces what we know as the Renaissance, one of the most dynamic and creatively explosive epochs in world history. Here is the period that gave rise to so many great artists and figures, and which by its connection to i…
 
1774 was the critical, and often overlooked, period when colonists traditionally loyal to King George III began their discordant “discussions” that led them to their acceptance of the inevitability of war against the British Empire. Late in the year, conservatives mounted a vigorous campaign criticizing the First Continental Congress. But by then i…
 
It's the 10th and final episode of the Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries Season 2 and Simone and Anna are rounding off their trip with a visit to the city of Trento before enjoying one last traditional lunch with canederli, polenta, cheese, apple pie and bombardino. In between the food-related vocabulary featured in our final travel diary entry, …
 
In the penultimate episode of the series, Simone and Anna are on the move again as they are hiking up Marmolada - the highest mountain of the Dolomites. Mark and Francesca pick up on many interesting grammar points along the way and discuss: dopo + past infinitive, stare + gerund, and the pronoun ci, both as a direct object pronoun and a reflexive …
 
The Battle of Aachen was a major combat action of World War II, fought by American and German forces in and around Aachen, Germany, between 2–21 October 1944. The city had been incorporated into the Siegfried Line, the main defensive network on Germany's western border; the Allies had hoped to capture it quickly and advance into the industrialized …
 
In the latest episode of the Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries Season 2, Simone and Anna are in Cortina, one of the most popular ski destinations in the Dolomites, where they enjoy a trip to the spa. Join Mark and Francesca as they discuss the language featured in this episode, from relative pronouns and indirect object pronouns to demonstrative …
 
Welcome back to Season 2 the Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries! Having spent the night in the mountain retreat, Simone and Anna make their way down from the Le Tre Cime and encounter a deer on their way. Throughout Simone's diary entry, we hear a range of useful verbs including affrontare and scivolare, as well as some new idioms. Listen to the e…
 
Once the darling of U.S. statesmen, corporate elites, and academics, the People's Republic of China has evolved into America's most challenging strategic competitor. Its future appears increasingly dystopian. To wrap up our series and explain some of the basics of Chinese Grand Strategy, we interview Dr. Dan Blumenthal is a resident fellow and the …
 
In Episode 6 of the Coffee Break Travel Diaries Season 2, Simone and Anna finally reach the Tre Cime di Lavaredo and make the most of the view before having lunch at a mountain retreat while enjoying a bombardino. There's much more food-related vocabulary in this episode as well as some interesting grammar points which Mark and Francesca explore. T…
 
Chinese leader Xi Jinping has unleashed a powerful set of political and economic reforms: the centralization of power under Xi, himself, the expansion of the Communist Party's role in Chinese political, social, and economic life, and the construction of a virtual wall of regulations to control more closely the exchange of ideas and capital between …
 
We're halfway through our trip to the mountains in northern Italy, and this time, we're joining Anna and Simone for some ice skating on Lago di Dobbiaco after an unexpected detour changes their plan for the day. All’idea di, tanto che and per sicurezza are just some of the useful phrases which Mark and Francesca discuss in this episode. The podcast…
 
We're back with another episode from Season 2 of the Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries! This time, Simone and Anna are visiting the village of Ortisei where they go sledging and enjoy a traditional dinner with canederli. Listen out for a range of adjectives mentioned in this diary entry, including accogliente, fiabesco and innevato. As always, Co…
 
Few books have had a wider sustained impact than Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War. More than 2,500 years after it was written, Thucydides is still read by academics, students, and policymakers looking for enduring lessons into everything from grand strategy to domestic politics and human nature. We apply those same lessons to the US-Chi…
 
It's time for another episode from Season 2 of the Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries, and this time, Simone and Anna head to Bolzano, the capital of Italy's northernmost region of South Tyrol. Here, they explore the market and taste polenta for the first time, before taking the cable car to the mountains to enjoy the view of the snow-capped city.…
 
At the end of World War II, General George Marshall took on what he thought was a final mission―this time not to win a war, but to stop one. In China, conflict between Communists and Nationalists threatened to suck in the United States and escalate into revolution. Marshall’s charge was to cross the Pacific, broker a peace, and prevent a Communist …
 
Welcome back to another episode of the Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries. This week, Simone and Anna are taking a break from skiing to visit the medieval castle above the town of Thun where they have a frightful encounter with a ghost! Listen out for the useful grammar points which Mark and Francesca discuss in this episode, including the indirec…
 
The U.S.-China relationship is increasingly becoming under scrutiny because of China's increasingly powerful economy and military. The relationship between the two countries has been complex, and varied from positive to highly negative. The relationship is of economic cooperation, hegemonic rivalry in the Indo-Pacific, and mutual suspicion over eac…
 
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