Most Italian students try to learn new Italian vocabulary through memorisation and by repeating stiff textbook-like phrases. This doesn't work, and is extremely stressful for you as a learner. Why? Because there is so much vocabulary to learn and it's impossible to hold it all in your head while you're speaking. Moreover, sentences taken from textbook often do not match what you will hear in everyday conversations. It's also not a natural approach ... native speakers don't learn to speak with memory tricks and stiff rules, after all!
With 30-Day Mastery: Incredible Idioms! you'll learn through example and context, just like native speakers do! The magic of learning through story is that your main focus is actually not on memorising anything... you concentrate on understanding and enjoying the story! As you're reading the story, you will find that all of the new idioms in the text will begin to lodge themselves subconsciously in your brain. It doesn't happen right away - in fact it may take a couple of weeks for you to feel the real effects. But by the end of this book, you'll have a native-like command of over 100 idioms that will amaze you and your friends!
In this story, you will learn about an unusual mystery as Ludovico, the proud owner of Caffè Rinaldi, in the centre of beautiful Florence, tries to determine which one of his habitual clients has made Mrs. Giovannella’s annoying chihuahua disappear. He has a plan!
• Short chapters of 300 words each - just read one chapter a day for 30 days! • A text designed specifically for students at CEFR level A2-B1 • A detailed language overview and table of idioms so you can quickly review the meaning of the idioms in the story • Short daily practice exercises to practice Italian idioms as you go • Bilingual word lists to quickly look up new vocabulary