Italian in a Day

  • by Elisabeth Smith
  • Narrated by Elisabeth Smith
  • 1 hrs and 10 mins
  • Speech

Publisher's Summary

Heading off on holiday or a business trip? Looking for a language safety net to get yourself out of sticky situations? Fed up not knowing how to order a drink or a meal?
Join Elisabeth Smith and her student Andy for an in-flight Italian lesson as they head off abroad. This course is fast, fun and easy. There's no grammar or writing practice. Instead it focuses on practical spoken Italian so you can communicate with ease.
-Learn the 50 most essential words and phrases - just what you need to be understood and enjoy your trip.
-Practical and useful topics - get the language you need for ordering food, asking for directions and more.
-Start speaking Italian quickly - learn all you need in just one day!
Elisabeth Smith has sold over one million copies of her Teach Yourself books, CDs, DVDs and apps in 11 different languages. Her entertaining and practical approach has helped people all around the world to learn a language they can use. Now it's your turn!

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What the Critics Say

"Best quick-fix." (The Daily Telegraph)
"Fast, fun and easy" (The Independent)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Easy to learn an fun to listen

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

Yes, because its practical and very easy to learn.
It's a great help when you go to Italy for a short stay.


Who was your favorite character and why?

both Elisabeth and Andy were great


What about Elisabeth Smith’s performance did you like?

her speed and her no nonsense way of teaching


If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Fly with me to italy


Any additional comments?

Fast italian in a day has been great fun to listen to and a realy great help as well.
Although I'm Dutch I choose for this English-Italian book because it gave me the best of both.
I do speak some Italian and this course is so well organized and practical, I could use all those words and sentences without any problem when I visited italy.
It's very easy to learn and it gives you all you need for a short stay in Italy.
I hope she will do a course like this for more advanced Italian, I would most certainly buy that one as well!

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- Galerie

Very useful content

I've had to listen to it several times to pick up a decent amount of the content, one run through definitely wasn't enough for me to remember everything, so not really Italian in an hour. On that basis the chatting / jokes get a bit irritating after the first time you hear them, but the set up is otherwise fine. Very useful phrases and content for a short trip / holiday.
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- Vix B

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-09-2011
  • Publisher: Hodder Education