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Crescendo!: An Intermediate Italian Program, Binder Ready Version

December 2015, ©2016
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Crescendo!, 3rd Edition is a comprehensive intermediate Italian program designed to build proficiency in all four language skills (listening, reading, speaking, and writing), and to expand  students cultural knowledge of contemporary Italy. The Crescendo! program helps build a dynamic and interactive environment by providing opportunities for practice through a systematic and spiral presentation of themes and current issues that are both relevant and interesting, and by encouraging readers to express themselves freely and creatively in a wide spectrum of contexts. This text is an unbound, three hole punched version.

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Table of Contents

1. Conosciamoci meglio!

2. Tanti racconti del passato

3. Tanti sogni nel cassetto!

4. Tu vuoi far l’americano

5. Migrazioni: Chi va e chi viene

6. E il mondo si fa sempre più piccolo: l’Italia nell’Unione Europea

7. Le tradizioni e la cultura popolare

8. Mangiare all’Italiana

9. L’Italia del passato: il Ventennio fascista e il neorealismo

10.  L’economia: il «sistema» Italia e le nuove sfide

11.  La cultura italiana

12.  Approfondimenti

Appendice A: Preposizioni dopo verbi e aggettivi

Appendice B: Verbi regolari

Appendice C: I verbi avere ed essere

Appendice D: I verbi che prendono l’ausiliare essere

Appendice E: Verbi irregolari

Appendice F: Verbi ed espressioni che richiedono il congiuntivo

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New To This Edition

  • Media: each chapter is complemented by well-developed activities based on readings, songs, films, and video clips. This variety of media allows readers to practice chapter vocabulary and grammar, deepen their understanding of chapter themes, and enrich their perceptions of cultural similarities and differences.
  • The Facciamo conversazione sections throughout the book incorporate substantial new material consisting of brief authentic texts and more extensive readings of the most varied nature as well as thought-provoking related work.
  • Leggiamo readings are new. Taken primarily from newspapers, magazines, and online sources, these readings provide up-to-date cultural and linguistic input.
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The Wiley Advantage

  • Students use Italian actively and creatively in progressively open-ended communicative contexts. Each chapter is organized into five sections:
  • Facciamo conversazione emphasizes vocabulary review and acquisition through cultural readings and related activities.
  • Strutture provides a review of and expansion upon functionally related grammatical structures.
  • Ascoltiamo emphasizes the development and practice of listening skills in a chapter-related context.
  • Testi e contesti, devoted to the reading of a longer authentic text by a famous Italian author, includes pre-reading tasks and activities as well as post-reading comprehension and discussion questions.
  • Per scrivere focuses on the presentation and practice of a specific writing strategy.
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Instructors Resources
Wiley Instructor Companion Site
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by Francesca Italiano, Irene Marchegiani, Gianluca Rizzo, Roberta Tabanelli, Cristina Villa
978-1-118-51480-1
July 2016, ©2017, Loose-leaf (E-book also available)
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Students Resources
Wiley Student Companion Site
Available Materials
by Francesca Italiano, Irene Marchegiani, Gianluca Rizzo, Roberta Tabanelli, Cristina Villa
978-1-118-51480-1
July 2016, ©2017, Loose-leaf (E-book also available)
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Purchase Options
Loose-leaf   
Crescendo: An Intermediate Italian Program, Activities Manual, Binder Ready Version, Edition 3
ISBN : 978-1-118-51480-1
272 pages
July 2016, ©2017
$73.95   BUY

Wiley E-Text   
Crescendo!: An Intermediate Italian Program, 3rd Edition
ISBN : 978-1-118-55020-5
464 pages
December 2015, ©2014
$82.50   BUY

Loose-leaf   
Crescendo!: An Intermediate Italian Program, Binder Ready Version, 3rd Edition
ISBN : 978-1-119-23544-6
464 pages
December 2015, ©2016
$128.95   BUY

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