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Adriano - Battesimo di Philip - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

After Philip's baptism, there is a banquet with typical Sicilian food, and favors for the guests. And there also happens to be a stunning view of Palermo from the convent or monastery hosting the party.

Professioni e mestieri - Psicoterapeuta corporale e Naturopata View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Marino meets Silvana and they start chatting by the sea. They discover that their professions are related (naturopathy and body-psychotherapy) and they enjoy sharing ways of looking at emotions and symbols.

Adriano - Battesimo di Philip - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

After the baptism ceremony in the Palatine Chapel, Adriano takes us to another historically and artistically rich site in Palermo: the Convento di Baida [Baida Abbey]. In Italian, the term convento is used more commonly than monastero [monastery] and may house either male or female religious communities.

L'Eredità -Quiz TV - La sfida dei sei. Puntata 3 - Part 15 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Lara gets a chance to explain why she chose the word she chose and how she connected the five words given to her.

L'Eredità -Quiz TV - La sfida dei sei. Puntata 3 - Part 14 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Lara is the finalist and this is the "guillotine" part of the game. The last time she was with Carlo is when she was in the running for Miss Italy.

L'Eredità -Quiz TV - La sfida dei sei. Puntata 3 - Part 13 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Carlo quizzes the remaining contestants on geography, beverages, music, and a word in the dictionary compiled by the famous Crusca Academy in Florence.

L'Eredità -Quiz TV - La sfida dei sei. Puntata 3 - Part 12 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Contestants are quizzed on the latest Korean plastic surgery trend and on a Christmas legend.

L'Eredità -Quiz TV - La sfida dei sei. Puntata 3 - Part 11 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

We're at the bivio or crossroads part of the game, and some contestants are either very close to being eliminated or are indeed eliminated. There's always something new to learn on this quiz show.

L'Eredità -Quiz TV - La sfida dei sei. Puntata 3 - Part 10 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

In this segment we learn about even more things to do with ordinary mouthwash.

L'Eredità -Quiz TV - La sfida dei sei. Puntata 3 - Part 8 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Carlo asks the contestants to match events to a series of dates and some fun facts emerge.

L'Eredità -Quiz TV - La sfida dei sei. Puntata 3 - Part 6 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Alessandra is quizzed on the multiplication tables and gets mighty close to winning. A round of true or false questions follows Alessandra's pairings.

L'Eredità -Quiz TV - La sfida dei sei. Puntata 1 - Part 12 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

We're down to two contestants: Agnese and Francescopaolo. Carlo's seven questions are pretty tough and involve international material.

L'Eredità -Quiz TV - La sfida dei sei. Puntata 1 - Part 8 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Carlo quizzes all the contestants on such varied topics as the existence of a Renaissance-era ostrich egg globe and the healthiness of ricin (it's deadly).

L'Eredità -Quiz TV - La sfida dei sei. Puntata 1 - Part 7 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

In this segment, there are "true or false" questions. Aside from the answers themselves, there are explanations of some true statements that are quite fascinating.

L'Eredità -Quiz TV - La sfida dei sei. Puntata 1 - Part 6 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Agnese, the contestant from Rome, is quizzed on a list of soccer players and she has to respond whether they're ex-players or current players. A new contestant, Antonella, responds to a list of words, saying if they're adverbs or adjectives.

L'Eredità -Quiz TV - La sfida dei sei. Puntata 1 - Part 5 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Claudio is given a list of Italian places and has to say whether they're in the north or the south of Italy.

L'Eredità -Quiz TV - La sfida dei sei. Puntata 1 - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

This is a great chance to practice bone and muscle vocabulary, since that's what the pairing is about in this episode. The first contestant is named Santo. "Santo" means "saint," so there's some joking about it being just his name, not a description. Carlo, contestant number two is a musician and works in music therapy. He sings a few phrases of an aria from "Tosca."

Confindustria - Assemblea Confindustria 2017 - Video di apertura

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Confindustria is the main trade association for Italy's manufacturing and service sectors. This inspirational video was produced for its annual meeting, and Italian luminaries from Marco Polo to Renzo Piano are invoked to tell the story of Italian innovation.

Me Ne Frego - Il Fascismo e la lingua italiana - Part 7 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

We can see that the battle against using "Lei," the common, formal, second-person form of address, was taken very seriously by the fascists. In fact they went too far when it came to a popular women's magazine called "Lei" (she, her).

Me Ne Frego - Il Fascismo e la lingua italiana - Part 6 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Mussolini continues to get rid of any traces of foreign words, and even mounts an exhibit against the use of the common formal second person singular address "Lei" (you) in favor of "Voi." See this lesson about "Voi" to get some background.

Me Ne Frego - Il Fascismo e la lingua italiana - Part 5 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

A great deal of effort went into purging foreign words from the Italian language under the fascist regime. Newspapers, magazines, and book publishers were at the forefront of the effort and were tasked with finding Italian replacements for foreign words and expressions. Many fascist-era terms have fallen by the wayside, but some succeeded and are still in use today. As an example, the word manifesto [poster] was successfully introduced to replace the French term affiche.

Italiano commerciale - Cominciare un nuovo lavoro - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Arianna starts work at Phones and More. Her first task is to call a list of publications to find out about ad space. When she gives her email address, she uses the word chiocciola [snail] for the @ sign. Koreans also say "snail shell" when they see an @ sign, while the Dutch see a monkey's tail, and the Norwegians see a pig's tail.

Me Ne Frego - Il Fascismo e la lingua italiana - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

The segment looks at how Mussolini patterned his fiercely nationalist rhetoric after poet Gabriele D'Annunzio, while harkening back to the glory of Imperial Rome. The song in the segment refers to Balilla, an 18th century Genoese boy. In 1746, Balilla threw a stone at an Austrian official of the occupying Hapsburg Empire, which led to the War of the Austrian Succession.

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