Last week's topic was how to describe your best friend, or "ton meilleur ami" in French. Thanks to everyone who submitted a description of their best friend. There were some really interesting ones in there and I am sure you found the practice useful!
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This week I would like you to describe the things you love to do; "Les choses que vous aimez faire" or "Las cosas que te gusta hacer"; of course you can submit your description in languages other than French and Spanish!
Tell us all about;
- Your hobbies
- Your sports
- Possibly even your work :)
We get a lot of new member reviews every week and I would like to share a recent one of those that talks about the progress made. It isn't always easy but perseverance gets us there in the end! (Thanks to Charles for submitting it);
After Googling Italian Language I found Rocket Italian, the reviews were great so I tried it. Rocket Italian has the best overall lessons that I've seen. They start out easy so you have some early success, then get progressively longer and harder. You can repeat as much as you'd like depending on how anal you are at getting everything right (that would be me) or move forward as fast as you want. I have a long commute each day, so I downloaded all the lessons to my Ipod and listen to them on my way to and from work.
I subscribed to the RAI channel as a means keeping track of progress. At first it seemed as though native Italians speak so fast I couldn't tell when one word ended and the next started, they appeared just be making noises, lol. Now, after just one month I can make out words and some phrases, It's as though they slowed down. It's very encouraging to make progress!
I also have to say that the audio lessons are interesting, Maria and Alex break the lesson up with interesting culture and language history. As I've seen before, just repeating word after word, sentence after sentence gets boring and you lose interest quickly.
Charles Saporito - NJ, USA
If you would like to share the love then please submit your own review from the members area! The more the merrier!
Also, important news! We have just added a whole lot more audio of example words and phrases to the Language & Culture lessons in Rocket Italian Levels 1 and 2, as well as Rocket German Levels 1 and 2.
Rocket Italian now has audio for an additional 1470 words and phrases while Rocket German has audio for nearly 800 more words and phrases.
Just check out your Language & Culture lessons, in particular the Testing sections to see what you haven't been tested on as yet. The new audio is all ready for you to test yourself on!
Until next time!