More than 1 million books sold in the Practice Makes Perfect series! Learn Italian in bite-sized lessons! The key to Practice Makes Perfect: Basic Italian is how manageable the grammar and vocabulary are presented to you. You’re not overwhelmed by it all! Supported by engaging exercises, these 50 units cover all aspects of grammar and vocabulary, giving you a solid foundation in the language. Each unit is three pages in length, and you can expect to be completed with each in 10 to 15 minutes. Features Key grammatical concepts and core vocabulary are absorbed almost effortlessly through exercises Flexibility for self-study or as a complement to your first-year class
Based on the successful approach of the Practice Makes Perfect series, Italian Pronouns and Prepositions offers a clear and engaging presentation of all aspects of pronoun and preposition usage, combined with extensive practice, for beginning and intermediate language learners. This new edition features a new review chapter that allows learners to pull together the grammar skills they’ve acquired. About the Book This new edition in the successful Practice Makes Perfect series, Practice Makes Perfect: Italian Pronouns and Prepositions offers a detailed examination of these two essential aspects of grammar, which language learners need to master to communicate with confidence. Learners of a foreign language often have difficulty with these areas because the usage of pronouns or prepositions rarely translates directly from English to the new language. Thus, language learners need much more practice in the areas of pronoun and preposition usage than is provided in general grammar books. This book provides clear explanations of the usage of pronouns and prepositions, followed by practical examples illustrating and clarifying each point. Extensive and varied exercises provide ample opportunity to practice. Answers to all questions are provided at the back of the book, providing immediate feedback. The new edition features a brand-new review chapter that allows learners to pull together the grammar skills they’ve acquired throughout the book. Key Selling Features New edition features a brand-new review chapter Details all aspects of pronoun and preposition usage Clarifies the subtleties of pronouns and prepositions that often escape language learners Highly varied and extensive exercises for practice Practical and high-frequency vocabulary used throughout Answer key provided for reference and quick feedback Combines the best elements of instruction and practice so readers find all they need in one book.
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أيهما أشد خطراً، المسدس أم حوض السباحة؟ ما هي الأشياء المشتركة بين معلمي المدارس ومصارعي السومو؟ لماذا ما يزال تجار المخدرات يعيشون مع أمهاتهم؟ ما هو مقدار اهتمام الوالدين حقاً؟ ما هو تأثير قضية «رو» و«ويد» في جرائم العنف؟ قد لا تبدو هذه الأسئلة مثل الأسئلة النمطية التي يسألها الاقتصادي، لكن ستيفن د. ليفيت ليس اقتصادياً نمطياً؛ إنه عالم شجاع أكثر من أي شيء آخر، يدرس المادة والأحاجي في الحياة اليومية ــ من الغش والجريمة إلى الرياضة وتربية الأطفال ــ وتقوم استنتاجاته عادة على قلب الحكمة التقليدية رأساً على عقب. وغالباً ما يبدأ بتل كبير من المعطيات وبسؤال بسيط لم يطرح من قبل. إنه يهتم ببعض هذه الأسئلة مثل قضايا الحياة والموت، وبعضها الآخر ذو ميزات استثنائية دون شك. وهكذا يحتوي هذا الكتاب على حقل جديد من الدراسة، وهو (الاقتصاد العجيب). ومن خلال سرده للقصص الآسرة ومن النظرة العميقة غير المباشرة، يبين ليفيت وزميله ستيفن ج. دوبنر أن الاقتصاد -في جذوره- دراسة للحوافز ـــ كيف يحصل الناس على ما يريدون أو يحتاجون، لاسيما عندما يريد الناس الآخرون الشيء ذاته أو يحتاجونه. في كتابهما (الاقتصاد العجيب)، يشرع المؤلفان في استكشاف الجانب الخفي ـــ من كل شيء؛ الأعمال الداخلية لعصابة مخدرات، وحقيقة الوسطاء العقاريين، وأساطير تمويل الحملات. وقصص الغش لدى معلمي المدارس. وأسرار جمعية كوكلوكس كلان (العرقية). ومن هنا فإذا كانت الأخلاق تمثل كيف نريد للعالم أن يسير، فإن الاقتصاد يمثل كيف يعمل العالم فعلاً. صحيح إن قراء هذا الكتاب سيتسلحون بقصص وأحاجٍ تكفي لتروى في آلاف الحفلات، لكن كتاب (الاقتصاد العجيب) يستطيع أن يقدم أكثر من ذلك، إنه يعيد تعريف الطريقة التي ننظر بها إلى العالم الحديث تعريفاً حرفياً. العبيكان للنشر
Go Beyond Conjugation and Learn the Correct Verb Tenses for Speaking and Writing in Italian If you're looking for help memorizing Italian verb conjugations, any Italian verb book will do. But if you are interested in becoming fluent, you'll need to learn how these building blocks are used in everyday, natural language. That's where Practice Makes Perfect: Italian Verb Tenses comes in. You will, of course, get plenty of practice, practice, practice using your new verb selection and conjugation skills. Whether you are learning on your own or taking a beginning Italian class, Practice Makes Perfect: Italian Verb Tenses will help you master Italian in no time at all. Practice Makes Perfect: Italian Verb Tenses will help you: Learn when and why to use different verb tenses Reinforce your knowledge with everyday examples covering a wide range of topics Build your verb skills using more than 300 engaging exercises
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Go beyond conjugation to master Italian verbs and their usage Verbs play a vitally important role in every sentence, and the selection of a particular verb and a specific tense has a great impact on meaning. To help you understand why a certain tense works in a given situation, Practice Makes Perfect: Italian Verb Tenses provides clear, concise explanations, combined with plenty of practice to develop language skills. And this new edition is accompanied by audio recordings, available online and via app, that will build greater confidence in your ability to communicate. Practice Makes Perfect: Italian Verb Tenses will help you:● Build your verb skills using more than 200 engaging exercises● Learn when and why to use each verb tense in Italian● Reinforce your knowledge with everyday example sentences● Improve your listening and pronunciation skills● Study on-the-go with recordings and review quizzes via app THE BONUS APP THAT ACCOMPANIES THIS BOOK PROVIDES:STREAMING AUDIO of most exercise answers to model your pronunciation after native speakersFLASHCARDS to aid memorization of all vocabulary termsQUIZZES to review your understanding on-the-goAUTO-FILL GLOSSARY for quick reference
Build up your Italian grammar skills and communicate with ease The only way to boost your confidence in a second language is to practice, practice, practice. From the present tense of regular verbs to direct object pronouns, this comprehensive guide and workbook covers all aspects of Italian grammar that you need to master.Focusing on the practical aspects of Italian as it's really spoken, each unit features clear explanations, numerous realistic examples, and lots of engaging exercises. Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Italian Grammar makes mastering grammar easy with: Clear, down-to-earth, easy-to-follow explanations that make even the most complex principles easy to understand Example sentences that illustrate and clarify each grammatical point Dozens of exercises in formats suited to every learning style Practical and high-frequency vocabulary used throughout A detailed answer key for quick, easy progress checks Supporting audio recordings, flashcards, and an auto-fill glossary online and via app With help from this book, you can effortlessly use: Possessive adjectives • Relative pronouns • Gerunds • Expressions of time • The passive and the impersonal Si * The subjunctive mood * Question words
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Practice makes perfect Italian verb tenses goes beyond other verb books to coach you in when and why verb tenses are used. In addition to an array of fully conjugated verbs, you will find clear and concise explanations that pinpoint why specific tenses work in given situations as well as plenty of engaging examples and numerous skill-building exercises. This is the ideal reference/workbook for beginning to intermediate Italian language learners whose goal is to learn to speak and write Italian with fluency.