From: Maria DiLorenzi
Rocket Italian Tutor
Dear Italian learner,
Buon giorno! Never has there been a better time to boost your Italian!
Even as a beginner or intermediate Rocket Italian learner, you can learn to speak Italian at a more advanced level in situations that you encounter regularly, and about topics that interest you, and are important to your life and work.
How? It's simple. We've designed Rocket Italian Platinum, Level 3 of the Rocket Express Learning System, so that you can focus on the topics that interest you most.
Because you have your own unique reasons for wanting to speak Italian, we give you a choice; you can follow the recommended learning path through your course, or pick and choose the lessons from any level of Rocket Italian, in the order that suits you.
This is where the final level of the Rocket Express Learning System comes in - Rocket Italian Platinum (Level 3).
By extending your vocabulary, and strengthening your understanding of the language, these more advanced lessons will allow you to speak and understand Italian in more complex situations, and express yourself with more flexibility.
Whether you're interested in traveling; living in a Italian-speaking country; speaking with Italian-speaking family, friends or colleagues; or mastering Italian for any other reason, Rocket Italian Platinum (Level 3) is packed with even more great conversations that you can take part in to give your Italian speaking that extra boost
Rocket Italian Platinum (Level 3) gives you seven additional topics to choose from, which cover traveling, socializing, food, relationships, and more!
“Rocket Languages is our Editors’ Choice for language-learning.”
With Rocket Italian Platinum (Level 3) you will cover six practical topics that include:
Socializing (learn to speak in Italian about partying, talking about music, what you do for fun, even how to talk to others about your work!)
All About Food (you’ll cover getting food for yourself from the bakery, or the supermarket, before looking at how to dine out Italian style)
Relationships (this third unit of the course is all about how to get along with others. Strangers, friends, or family, you’ll learn how to talk to a range of different people!)
Italian Culture and History(Italy has a rich and varied cultural history. In this section you’ll find out about etiquette, literature, and even some jokes!)
Travel Destinations (from changing your money to finding an internet café to visiting some of the must see destinations, this section is full of great information and advice!)
When Things Go Wrong (Toothache? Lost passport? Damaged rental car? This part of the course will give you some great skills to cope with things that don’t quite turn out as planned, in Italian!)
The 29 Interactive Audio tracks in this third level of the Rocket Express Learning System average 25 minutes in length - that's over 10 hours of audio lessons that you can listen to and practice speaking with as often as you need to feel confident.
Each conversation is broken down into easy to manage parts, and you get written transcripts of each conversation, so that you can keep up with the lesson and get comfortable with written Italian.
Become the Italian speaker you've always dreamed of with this super-effective and ever-popular conversational learning tool!
Audio Track 17.1—Preparing a Party (28:13)
Buon compleanno! Grab your party hats and join the Rocket Italian Platinum (Level 3) team for an Italian birthday extravaganza! Be sure to R.S.V.P, this is one party you certainly don't want to miss.
Audio Track 17.2—The Party (28:14)
The festa is in full swing as the guests start to mix and mingle. In this lesson you'll learn the words to converse with new found friends, and before you know it you just might be making your debut on the dance floor!
Audio Track 17.3—All About Music (29:11)
Have a common interest you want to share? Stick with the Rocket Italian team. In this lesson they'll show you how to talk about your favorite music and give you a few tips about popular Italian musicians.
Audio Track 17.4—Leisure and Pastimes (29:11)
Fancy a round of golf? A hike? Or perhaps a trip to the history museum? Whatever it is you like to do, this lesson will teach you how to discuss your hobbies with your new Italian friends. You'll gain new vocabulary related to popular leisure activities in Italy, and watch your relationships blossom as you invite friends to spend time with you… be it at the movies, playing tennis, or enjoying fine food.
Audio Track 17.5—Working Life (22:23)
Whether we like it or not, most of us spend the hours between 9am and 5pm at the office. In this lesson we’ll learn how to share what we do for a living, and better yet talk about what we’d like to do for a living, if you can decide what that is of course!
Audio Track 18.1—At the Bakery (22:55)
Watch out! This lesson’s hot out of the oven, as we make one of the most difficult decisions of the day: what to buy at the bakery. Rocket Italian team member Roberto follows his stomach as we learn all the essential words for delicious Italian baked goods!
Audio Track 18.2—At the Supermarket (21:48)
Grab your shopping cart! It's time to hit the aisles of an Italian grocery store. We'll get all the essentials, plus cross off some new vocabulary items on our shopping list.
Audio Track 18.3—Out for Lunch (24:03)
Today's lunch special is fresh vocabulary with a side of grammar! Let Maria guide you through the lunchtime dining experience in an Italian trattoria, you'll learn all the tastiest menu items, as well as some phrases to use for talking to the waitstaff.
Audio Track 18.4—Out for Dinner (28:25)
We're seated for dinner and with napkins in place, it's time to order. Let the Rocket Italian Platinum (Level 3) team show you how it's done. You'll order a bottle of wine, find out the specials, and learn how to make special requests for your food. Be sure to leave room for dessert!
Audio Track 19.1—City People (27:00)
Learn the lingo to ask what makes your friends tick, in italiano! Find out how to enquire about people's passions in life, hobbies, loves and hates. You'll also get some vocab in about life in a city!
Audio Track 19.2—Neighbors (27:21)
A stranger is just a friend you haven’t met… in this lesson you’ll be conversing with an Italian neighbor. Learn to talk about the weather, how family and friends are doing and the usual chatter that is often exchanged when you're getting to know someone.
Audio Track 19.4—My Family (27:29)
There's no place like home! In this lesson the Rocket Italian Platinum (Level 3) team play house, where father Roberto keeps his young "angel" in line. Watch out for flying comic books!
Audio Track 20.1—Italian Jokes (25:19)
In this lesson, we’ll work on our stand up material as we discuss what makes up Italian humor. Get ready for some one-liners, as a heated debate erupts about what is and isn't funny!
Audio Track 20.2—Italian Literature (20:35)
Get lost in a book, but not in your Italian vocabulary! In this lesson, the Rocket Italian Platinum (Level 3) team will share some of their top picks in Italian literature.
Audio Track 20.3—Italian History (30:51)
The heat is on as our Italian speakers go head-to-head on some of the most memorable events of Italian history. It’s an Italian class and history lesson all rolled up into one! Take note of some of the most infamous dates of the past, as Maria shows off her excellent memory.
Audio Track 20.4—Italian Etiquette (35:16)
Mind your Ps and Qs – it's time for a lesson on Italian etiquette! The Rocket Italian team will be on their best behavior as they guide you through what it takes to be the ideal Italian guest.
Audio Track 21.1—Vacation Home (28:38)
Accommodation can make or break a vacation. Our skeptic makes a few inquires as to what's involved in renting a vacation home. In this lesson you'll learn all about important things like booking and paying the rental on your home-away-from-home.
Audio Track 21.2—Internet Café (27:38)
The world of cyberspace can be a challenging place to navigate in any language. Lucky for us we have our two language savvy experts to guide the way. It will be as easy as the click of a mouse.
Audio Track 21.3—Currency Exchange (22:23)
Today the Rocket Italian team will lead the way to the closest currency exchange center. Here we’ll sort out how to make sense of our dollars and cents in the currency we need, as well as enquire about the exchange rate and how to pay for things in Italy.
Audio Track 21.4—Must-See Places (25:29)
Our cast is on vacation and what better place to go than Italy! Our travel savvy guide gives us this inside scoop on city travel, including the best routes and modes of transport.
Audio Track 22.1—Lost Passport (24:00)
It’s the worst feeling when you realize you’ve lost something. Worse still when it’s your passport AND you're in a foreign country! Follow the Rocket Italian team’s advice; they'll show you how to manage a situation like this in Italian.
Audio Track 22.2—Visiting the Dentist (20:45)
While a visit to the dentist can be painful, today's lesson has happy endings all round: healthy teeth, new vocabulary, and a handsome dentista...
Audio Track 22.3—An Emergency (21:47)
Oh no! You've broken a leg while working in Italy! Imagine how difficult a situation like this could be if you didn't know the right words and phrases to communicate with medical authorities! The Rocket Italian team is talking insurance, medical care and emergency numbers today. It's a painful topic, but good to know…just in case!
Audio Track 22.4—Scratching the Rental Car (23:48)
Sometimes it's good to leave an impression; but it’s very different when its car; especially a rental! Because accidents happens, let the Rocket Italian Platinum (Level 3) team be your guides as we learn what Italians say in these types of ‘delicate’ situations.
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In Rocket Italian Platinum (Level 3), you'll be joined by native Italian speakers Roberto and Maria, and your host Charlie.
Rocket Italian Platinum (Level 3) Lesson 20.2 – Italian Literature
Remember, every interactive audio lesson in Rocket Italian Platinum (Level 3) comes with transcripts of the conversation in Italian and English, so you can keep up with the lessons and get comfortable with written Italian.
|Roberto:||Ah Maria, sai cosa sto rileggendo? La biografia di Manzoni, un libro che ricevetti in regalo per i miei vent'anni.|
|Maria:||Caspita, ne è passato di tempo!|
|Roberto:||È vero ma ne sono stato assorbito con lo stesso piacere. In più si legge facilmente.|
|Maria:||Manzoni? Vuoi dire Alessandro Manzoni, l'autore del libro «i promessi sposi»? Io adoro questo libro: è la classica vecchia storia d'amore.|
|Roberto:||Sì, e finisce bene... ma affronta anche argomenti diversi, tuttora attuali.|
|Maria:||Sì, come le difficoltà della vita e che bisogna essere determinati quando si vuole realmente qualcosa.|
|Roberto:||Brava! E l'amore trionfa sempre.|
|Maria:||Se ci penso, mi vengono le lacrime agli occhi!|
|Roberto:||Ah Maria, do you know what I am reading again? Manzoni's biography, a book that I received for my twentieth birthday.|
|Maria:||Wow, it’s been a while!|
|Roberto:||It’s true but I have been absorbed into it with the same pleasure. Besides, it’s an easy read.|
|Maria:||Manzoni? Do you mean Alessandro Manzoni, the author of the book “The Betrothed”? I loved this book: it's the classic old love story.|
|Roberto:||Yes, and it ends in a good way...but it confronts also different subjects still present.|
|Maria:||Yes, like the difficulties of life and that we need to be determined when you really want something.|
|Roberto:||Brava! And love always triumphs.|
|Maria:||If I think about it, I get tears in my eyes!|
If you want to speak Italian naturally, it helps to understand the culture and how the Italian language works...
This is where your 25 Rocket Italian Platinum (Level 3) Language & Culture Lessons come in!
Featuring Rocket Record voice comparison, Rocket Language Testing Tools, quizzes, and extra vocabulary, these lessons will help you to speak Italian with more flexibility, and will also give you more confidence reading and writing in Italian.
Learning about Italian culture isn't just a great way to get inspired, it's also a good way to understand the Italian language.
It's not just about what to say, it's about knowing when to say it. And just because a certain expression is polite in English, doesn't mean the Italian translation will be appropriate – or even makes sense!
Rocket Italian Platinum (Level 3) will give you insights into a wide variety of situations you're likely to encounter in Italy, including Italian cuisine, social gatherings, families, religion, celebrations, culture, football, Italian history, transport, safe travel, friendships and body language, dating, getting married, and more...
We've also broken Italian grammar down into easy-to-manage parts, so you can practice each part individually and then put it all together.
Learn to talk about what HAS happened, what HAD happened, what WILL HAVE happened, and what WOULD HAVE happened...
Get tips on how and when to give formal and indirect commands, use the subjunctive and indicative mood, and the passive voice...
Speak Italian more fluently after mastering the art of the conditional, present perfect, future perfect, and pluperfect tenses...
Learn all kinds of expressions for speaking hypothetically, hoping and wishing for something, and voicing your feelings and doubts, and refresh your memory of the reflexive verbs in your language toolkit!
...And it doesn't matter what level you are currently at, because it’s a part of the Rocket Express Learning System, which means the Rocket Italian Platinum (Level 3) Language and Culture lessons are packed full of step-by-step explanations to rapidly advance your Italian!
Now all Rocket Languages members can have their learning in their pocket wherever they go, with the Rocket Languages app for Android and iOS.
With virtually all the functionality of the full site, the Rocket Languages app will let you listen to the audio lessons, learn the vocab, take some tests, earn some points and badges, and really get your language learning going when you just have to be away from your computer.
And everything you do using the app is happening in your actual member’s area, it’s seamless.
Once you’re a member, just download the FREE app and keep on learning wherever you are.
And it gets better! Get your members' discount on Rocket Italian Platinum (Level 3) (Level 3) today and you'll also get a Rocket Italian Survival Kit worth $49.95, absolutely FREE with your order!
Increasing the number of Italian words you know is always a fast way to boost your confidence. Even if you don't know a complete sentence in Italian, knowing a few essential words will help to get your point across.
This tailor-made Survival Kit for Rocket Italian members is specially designed to be fun, flexible and easy to use. No boring vocabulary lists or heavy phrasebooks for you!
Your Survival Kit is made up of 7 Rocket Italian Vocab Sessions with interactive audio that focus on essential Italian words and phrases and their pronunciation.
You can use them online, download them to your computer, or transfer them to your iPod/mp3 player, so you can use them anywhere, anytime. All together you'll get over 1 extra hour of top-quality Rocket Italian interactive audio FREE!
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Vocab Session 1: Socializing
Vocab Session 2: Italian Humor
Vocab Session 3: Hobbies and Entertainment
Vocab Session 4: Italian Events and Monuments
Vocab Session 5: Travel
Vocab Session 6: Advanced Numbers
Vocab Session 7: Religion
I am really looking forward to getting an email from you, telling me about how much you have learned using the Rocket Express Learning System, and how much you are enjoying speaking Italian! I am always happy to get constructive feedback on Rocket Italian Platinum (Level 3), so that we can make the learning experience even better for you!
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