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Would you like to try a different way of learning Italian? Are you tired of the traditional methods teachers tell you to use? What if we told you there is a better, more carefree way of learning Italian and expanding your vocabulary to unprecedented levels? Well, guess what? There is! One of the best ways to learn Italian is by using practical conversation guides.

The problem? You might feel like you don't know where to start, or you may feel lost trying to read whatever pops up on the Internet. That's exactly why we created this book.

Italian phrases + pronunciation guide = faster learning.

We know how difficult it may seem to learn a foreign language from scratch, let alone trying to put all that learning into practice. But what you might not realize is that it's fairly easy to fully incorporate the essentials of a language if you use pronunciation guides as a shortcut. Pronunciation guides allow you to follow a certain "pronunciation clue" and without realizing it, you will be speaking almost perfect Italian. This will, in time, allow you to expand your vocabulary soon enough to travel to Italy, getting a much better grasp of the Italian language before you do. Practical conversation guides work because they eliminate the stress of forcing yourself to learn. Instead, when you repeat the different sections we've prepared for you, you will learn Italian with much less struggle! Your goal is to simply focus on a section at a time. Each chapter takes on multiple topics, including tips on how to build rapport with others, shopping, and asking for directions, just to name a new. We wanted these sections to be fun, interesting, and appealing, motivating you to keep on listening.

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not as expected.

not was what I was expecting. hard to follow. wouldn't recommend unless you also had a hard copy to read along with.

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Doesn't work as audio book

Unfortunately I had to give this book one star for overall quality because it does not work as an audio book. It has a helpful useful content for a written book but I wasted my money on the audio version. The content is mostly list of useful terms, words and phrases as well as grammar rules. Unfortunately these items cannot be easily accessed in an audio version it would be great to have them in written form so you can go to a list to find the term or word that you need. I have listened to many audio language learning books in many different languages and this one is a fail for audio. In an audiobook you want something that will teach you to speak and use repetition as you learn so you remember. Some of the best books I've ever listen to for this purpose are the "Spanish for the Busy (Housewife, Traveler, and Medical Professional) series. I would consider this book in written form first and then possibly audio if you're interested in the pronunciation but there are many other books that will help with pronunciation I wouldn't waste my money on this one for that purpose alone.

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Practical italian learning!

This audiobook is the fastest way to learn Italian because it teaches the most used words, phrases, expressions and conversations. The narrator translate them from english to Italian. worth it I can say :)

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didn't expect it would be this fun to learn Italia

Best way to practice Italian language. I find it fun and easier to use this guide if you wanna learn in no time. Glad I found this audiobook. It has been very helpful to me. The narrators are good in delivering these expressions and phrases so I highly recommend this!

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well narrated! I enjoyed listening to this!

I thought I wouldn't enjoy this because I am not really into this language. I just have to learn it to be able to communicate in Italian with someone special to me. I liked that every words and phrase were translated in English and I liked that there are sample conversations to remember. Kudos for compiling all these! It is very helpful!

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SUPERB!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

superb guide for beginners! Yes I have recommended this audiobook to my friends who are also into foreign language,

What other book might you compare Practical Italian for Beginners to and why?

There are some Italian language audiobooks too but most of them cover the entire language and teach you word by word from basics to a higher level course. I find that way to teaching so formal and boring. This audiobook only tackles the most used words and phrases as well as conversation that will be very useful to listeners. This is enjoyable and fun. a lot better than the old way of teaching language.

What does Emily Sharp Goodpaster and Franco Zasa bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

They were very good in pronouncing every word and expression.This is exactly what I needed to learn! they did a good job here! 5 stars for both of them if I were to rate them :)

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we were advised to purchase this and it was good!

What did you love best about Practical Italian for Beginners?

We've been using this audiobook in our Italian language class, We've always been using Lingo Academy's audiobooks in some of our foreign language class. What we love best about these words by lingo Academy is that they are well narrated and we can easily learn a lot from it.

Have you listened to any of Emily Sharp Goodpaster and Franco Zasa ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I think I haven't yet and this was the first time. She is good! I like listening to her voice as she translates Italian to English.

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perfect stars for this!

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Narrators were awesome!

I love it! These words and phrases will be very useful as soon as I go places in Italy! Glad I bought this audiobook. The narrators too are great!

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my 2nd book by Lingo Academy

Where does Practical Italian for Beginners rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Among all language audiobook I've tried, This one by Lingo Academy is one of the best so far!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Overall I had fun. It makes learning Italian language easy and I actually wasn't expecting that because I thought Italian is a difficult one. :)

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Not done yet but it was totally worth my time

This audiobook is definitely a must-have if you have to learn Italian language in an instant. I admire the author of this book for coming up with such great idea to compile all these expressions and conversations that we always use in everyday living. This is helpful too to those who will travel the beautiful places of Italy. This audiobook will help them to be able to communicate to the people there.

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  • Avery
  • 08-30-17

Highly recommended!

Well done Lingo Academy! I learned a lot of Italian words from this audiobook and it makes it easier for me to communicate Italian

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  • Sasha
  • 08-30-17

Worth every penny!

It is good to have this guide in hand so that you'll be able to check out the words you aren't familiar with and learn it from this audiobook. It is a nice way to learn new language and highly recommend it

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  • Maggie
  • 08-30-17

I am new to Italian language this is helpful!

Glad I purchased this audiobook! I learned a lot in Italian language! It is indeed a tough language to learn but this audiobook makes it easy and fun! Perfect stars for this audiobook!

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  • Shaira
  • 08-21-17

Great work Lingo Academy!

been practicing Italian with the help of this audiobook. I am so happy I bought this book! I learned a lot especially the pronunciation of words which I do not get if I only read book.

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  • Kayla
  • 08-21-17

Superb Italian language guide for beginners

Been using this audiobook to practice with Italian speaking. This is worth trying! I highly recommend this!

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  • Regina
  • 08-21-17

Good work Lingo Academy!

I highly recommend this audiobook! It is an easy way to learn a certain language and good thing Lingo Academy has different languages audiobooks! I have tried some of them already and they have been very helpful to me!

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  • Joyce
  • 08-21-17

This is my third book by Lingo Academy

As expected, I wasn't disappointed on this. I learned Italian language a lot and I had fun once again. If you are into foreign language, I highly recommend these audiobooks by Lingo Academy!

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  • Camille
  • 08-21-17

new way to learn new langueage and it is effective

I find this audiobook fun and interesting. It kep me interested in learning new language because of the stories in it. I love it! I am happy that I purchase this audiobook. Perfect stars for this!

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  • Anne
  • 08-14-17

This Practical Italian is a must have!

If you like learning new language all the time, These audiobooks by Lingo Academy are a must-have. It is easy and fun. You wont actually realize that you are practicing because you enjoy it. 5 stars for this!

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  • Georgina
  • 08-14-17

Perfect for beginners!

I am new to Italian language which is why this audiobook has been really helpful. I finally appreciate and saw the beauty there is in this language thanks to this audiobook. The narrator too was so good. Speaks clearly and fluently