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Pronti, via! 2 Student Book - 9780170102438
168 Pages

Pronti, via! 2 Student Book

By | Copyright Year:2002 | ISBN-13: 9780170102438

Pronti, via! is a three-stage course which aims to give learners of varying levels a thorough grounding in the Italian language and an awareness of Italian culture both in Australia and in Italy.

Pronti, via! provides, within each unit, separate texts and associated tasks at clearly differentiated difficulty levels.

Each unit has a theme, but contains both beginner level and more advanced level work, the two sections being separated by a third, which addresses cultural input.

The main characters of Pronti, via! are young teenagers, members of a family network that spans three cities - Salerno, Sydney and Melbourne. This provides a natural context for the transmission of cultural knowledge.

This full-colour Student Book features lively presentation of key language through a variety of text-types; plenty of guided oral activities, a variety of reading texts, grammar sections, cultural material, and more.

Each stage of Pronti, via! contains a Student Book, Workbook(s), audio material and teacher resource material.


- Unit 1 Buon viaggio!
(Making plans, Expressing feelings, Talking about other people)

- Unit 2 Che bella festa!
(Recounting past events, Commenting on past events)

- Unit 3 Ka-te a Padova
(Making a guest feel welcome, Telling people what to do and what not to do)

- Unit 4 In montagna con la scuola
(Talking about what you are able to do, Talking about your health, Describing places)

- Unit 5 Andiamo in campagna
(Talking about getting ready for and going on an outing, Talking about outdoor activities, Talking about likes and dislikes)

- Unit 6 Intervallo
(Revision of Units 1-5)

- Unit 7 Fare spese
(Using expressions to do the shopping, Talking about your favourite pop stars)

- Unit 8 Una serata con gli amici
(Talking about ordering and buying food, Recounting past events)

- Unit 9 Riunione di famiglia
(Describing people, Making comparisons)

- Unit 10 Tra Scilla e Cariddi
(Talking about travelling)

- Unit 11 C''è ancora tanto da vedere!
(Recalling past events, Expressing hopes and regrets)

- Unit 12 Arrivederci!
(Revision of Units 7-11)

Riflettiamo insieme
Espressioni utili
Vocabolario italiano-inglese
Vocabolario inglese-italiano


Marisa Minelle Katis is an expert and influential language educator, Besides co-authoring the Italian series Pronti Via!, she has also written numerous language teaching books for children, including textbooks that teach Italian to junior students via songs and music.

Dr Antonia Rubino is currently an associate Dean at the Faculty of Arts at the University of Sydney where she teaches Italian Studies [language, literature and linguistics]. An expert of language teaching and methodology, she is also currently conducting a study on people who have recently migrated to Australia from Italy in the last 12-15 years. Antonia was born in Italy and moved to Australia after graduating at the University of Florence [Italy] in languages.


Authentic language as used by young people in Italy today

Appealing cartoon story as a stimulus to learning

Authentic context and believable storyline

Easy step-by-step presentation of new language

Uncluttered page layout

Manageable units of work

Photographs and illustrations to aid language acquisition

Integrated language and culture, as well as a cultural section within each unit, relevant to the unit theme

Separate revision units

Excellent unit-by-unit grammar notes

Graded workbook activities to support the course

Lively audio CDs recorded by native speakers

Blackline masters and tests for extra teacher support