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Overview

Now available in a dynamic four-color design that captures the flavor of modern Italy and its relationship to the world, this thoroughly updated Second Edition of PONTI: ITALIANO TERZO MILLENNIO promotes learning through interaction and reflection, while strengthening the second-year student's language skills. With its innovative integration of cultural content and technology, the Second Edition encourages students to expand on chapter themes through web-based exploration and activities. Taking a strong communicative approach, the book's wealth of contextualized exercises and activities make it well suited to current teaching methodologies, and its emphasis on spoken and written communication ensures that students express themselves with confidence.

Elissa Tognozzi, University of California, Los Angeles

Elissa Tognozzi (Ph.D. Italian, UCLA) is Senior Lecturer (SOE) in the Department of Italian at UCLA. As Director of Italian Language Studies, she teaches graduate seminars in methods and in technology, coordinates the language program, and supervises the department's teaching assistants. Her upper-division courses include advanced composition, culture, opera, and theater. In addition, she is undergraduate advisor. From 2003 to 2008, she was chair of the AP Italian Development Committee. She was editor of the American Association of Teachers of Italian (AATI) newsletter and is currently the elected representative for AATI for California.

Giuseppe Cavatorta, University of Arizona

Giuseppe Cavatorta earned a Ph.D. from UCLA in 2004. His current research and scholarly interests include the writings of the Italian neo-avantgarde, Futurism, the partisan war in literature and movies, 19th-century and 20th-century Italian literature, language pedagogy, and the use of technology in teaching. Having previously taught at Dartmouth College, he is currently teaching at the University of Arizona.
  • Updated Listening Strategies/Exercises and Cultural Expansion Activities. The Second Edition provides greater integration of all skills, and chapter-opening Oltre Ponti song and movie lists and select songs available via a book-specific iTunes playlist on the Book Companion Website give students opportunities to immerse themselves in Italian language and culture.
  • New and Updated Readings. Readings on famous Italians and Italian-Americans in Nel mondo dei grandi offer more high-C culture and suggest topics for Internet exploration that can be used for oral presentations and written reports. Three new cultural readings appear in the Biblioteca 2000 section to update those from the first edition.
  • Increased Vocabulary Practice. Lessico.edu fosters vocabulary acquisition and increases support for expanding students' vocabulary. Each chapter includes an activity that asks students to add a personalized list of theme-related words to the chapter list, based on Internet and textbook readings and activities. In addition, icons for the Student Activities Manual (SAM), website, in-text audio, and video, placed in the margins of the book, alert students when to use the resources available to them.
  • Expanded Student and Instructor Websites. Websites provide additional interactive learning through video-based exercises and grammar review, while the Student Activities Manual (SAM) is now available in an online format through QUIA and includes the SAM audio in MP3 format along with oral activities. This component increases options for institutions interested in online instruction.
  • A Completely Revised Testing Program. Testing now includes reading comprehension and the Testing Audio, now in CD format, has been completely re-recorded. A multiple-choice Test Bank with 80-100 items per chapter offers an alternative method for quizzing or review. Additionally, a new Text Audio CD includes pronunciation of the words and phrases in the chapter Lessico.edu and new Dizionarietto vocabulary lists, as well as the Radio Ponti listening exercises. Additionally, the PONTI video is now available in DVD format, as clips in the student website video activities and as .mp4s, to provide greater flexibility in how the video is used.
  • Varied Opportunities for Oral and Written Communication. Throughout the chapters, numerous guided, open-pair, and group activities reinforce chapter topics while fostering communication and personal expression. Themes linked to cultural awareness encourage students to use oral and written language to express how they see themselves and how they see others.
  • Integration of Technology. The use of technology is driven by pedagogical objectives and by a strong desire to close the gap between language and culture. The chapter-opening Internet Café web activities immediately immerse students in Italian culture and prepare them thematically for the chapter content. Grammar review and additional practice on the web for each chapter further interactive learning and provide immediate feedback. The Video Program is supported by video-based exercises on the web.
  • A Non-traditional Approach to Grammar. PONTI immediately introduces intermediate-level structures rather than starting with review of first-year topics, with review of selected elementary-level structures on the website for those who need to review. To facilitate the student's individual study of grammar outside of class, specific grammar structures are explained in English, allowing classroom time to be used to encourage language proficiency through interaction in Italian.
  • Focus on Culture. Cultural and literary readings include both contemporary selections and selections chosen to illustrate a particular past era. Activities encourage students to examine culture and question stereotypes in order to gain an up-to-date view of Italy and Italians.
  • Systematic Reading, Writing, and Listening Skills Development. Reading, writing, and listening strategies encourage students to implement techniques that will make them more successful communicators. Pre- and post-exercises and a guided approach to these skills provide additional support. Di propria mano sections in all chapters now feature pre-writing and writing.
1. ITALAMERICA?
Communicative Objectives: Make comparisons; Discuss the effect of English on Italian; Discuss American influences on Italy and Italian influences on America; Discuss Italian traditions associated with coffee. Internet Cafè: La nostalgia comincia dalla pancia…Lettura introduttiva: Italamerica? Lessico.edu: Contaminazioni linguistiche. Studio realia: Tutta l''Italia fa slurp. Grammatica & Co.: Il comparativo; Il superlativo; Comparativi e superlativi irregolari; Il progressivo. Biblioteca 2000: Using a Bilingual Dictionary; "Un italiano in America" (Severgnini). Di propria mano: Comparisons; Block notes. Nel mondo dei grandi: Il più famoso italo-americano in Italia: Mike Bongiorno. Dizionarietto.
2. MITO O REALTA?
Communicative Objectives: Narrate and describe events in the past; Summarize and talk about news events; Talk about Italian newspapers and magazines. Internet Cafè: Sfogliando le pagine di un giornale. Lettura introduttiva: Mito o realtà? Lessico.edu: Il giornalismo e l''editoria. Studio realia: In prima pagina. Grammatica & Co.: Il passato prossimo; L''imperfetto. Biblioteca 2000: Using Format to Predict Content; "Roma, occupata la stazione Tiburtina" (Bruno Persano). Di propria mano: Parallel Writing; Block notes. Nel mondo dei grandi: Pietro Verri e Il Caffè. Dizionarietto.
Immagini che parlano: Le perle d''Italia.
3. TERRA DI CASALINGHE E VITELLONI?
Communicative Objectives: Specify locations; Discuss interpersonal relationships; Discuss gender issues. Internet Cafè: Un nome… per sempre? Lettura introduttiva: Terra di vitelloni e casalingh? Lessico.edu: Donne, uomini e lavoro. Studia realia: Uomini casalinghi e nuove donne. Grammatica & Co.: Il trapassato prossimo; Preposizioni semplici e articolate; Altre preposizioni. Biblioteca 2000: Distinguishing the Main Idea from Supporting Details; "L''Agnese va a morire" (Viganò). Di propria mano: Writing a Reaction Paper; Block notes. Nel mondo dei grandi: Premio nobel per la medicina: Rita Levi-Montalcini. Dizionarietto.
4. O SOLE MIO?
Communicative Objectives: Make requests and suggestions; Give commands; Talk about music and musicians. Internet Cafè: Rock…..italianissimo. Lettura introduttiva: O sole mio? Lessico. edu: Termini e strumenti musicali. Studio realia: Tra copertine e testi. Grammatica & Co.: L''imperativo; I pronomi personali oggetto. Biblioteca 2000: Reading Colloquial Speech; "Intervista ai Sud Sound System" (Cangianiello Fabio). Di propria mano: Writing an Iinformal Letter; Block notes. Nel mondo dei grandi: Uno dei grandi classici italiani: Giacomo Puccini. Dizionarietto.
5. PIZZA, PASTA, E CAPPUCINO?
Communicative Objectives: Talk about modern Italian cuisine; Express likes and dislikes; Refer to locations and quantities. Internet Cafè: È ora di… buttare la pasta. Lettura introduttiva: Pizza, pasta e cappuccino? Lessico.edu: Termini culinari. Studia realia: I consigli di un esperto…. Grammatica & Co.: La particella ci e ne; Il verbo piacere ed altri verbi simili. Biblioteca 2000: Recognizing Word Families; "Non sono chiare le etichette…" (Dragoni). Di propria mano: Writing a Formal Letter; Block notes. Nel mondo dei grandi: L''arte di mangiar bene: Pellegrino Artusi.Dizionarietto.
Immagini che parlano: Il mondo di oggi nelle città, nei palazzi….
6. TARANTELLA, MALOCCHIO E … ?
Communicative Objectives: Talk about Italian traditions, festivals, and holidays; Discuss superstitions; Refer to events in the distant past; Talk about fairy tales and fables. Internet Cafè: Ritorno al… passato. Lettura introduttiva: Tarantella, malocchio e …? Lessico.edu: Usi, costumi, feste, tradizioni e favole. Studio realia: Una superstizioni per tutti. Grammatica & Co.: Il passato remoto; Il trapassato remoto; Aggettivi e pronomi indefiniti. Biblioteca 2000: Recognizing Metaphors and Similes; "La ragazza mela" (Calvino). Di propria mano: Writing Fairy Tales; Block notes. Nel mondo dei grandi: Pinocchio & il suo creatore. Dizionarietto.
7. ITALIA ON-LINE?
Communicative Objectives: Discuss future events; Make polite requests; Express desires and intentions; Talk about computers, cell phones, and pagers; Construct complex sentences. Internet Cafè: Chattare… è un verbo italiano? Letteratura introduttiva: Italia on-line? Lessico. edu: Vocabolario tecnologico. Studio realia: Gli anziani del 2000. Grammatica & Co.: Il futuro semplice; Il futuro anteriore; Il condizionale presente; Il condizionale passato; I pronomi relativi. Biblioteca 2000: Improving Reading Skills and Speed; Email, "baci" al posto dei "distinti saluti" (Alessandra Carboni). Di propria mano: Using Email; Block notes. Nel mondo dei grandi: Il creatore de un mito: Enzo Ferrari. Dizionarietto.
8. FRATELLI D''ITALIA?
Communicative Objectives: Express opinion, belief, doubt, and emotion; Discuss volunteer efforts and social issues; Discuss community issues. Internet Cafè: Salvare il pianeta. Lettura introduttiva: Fratelli d''Italia? Lessico. edu: Volontariato, ecologia e società. Studio realia: Testimonianze. Grammatica & Co.: Il modo congiuntivo; Il congiuntivo presente; Il congiuntivo passato; Il congiuntivo imperfetto; Il congiuntivo trapassato; Il congiuntivo con le congiunzioni; Il congiuntivo in altri casi. Biblioteca 2000: Distinguishing Fact from Opinion; "L''homo audience" (Benni). Di propria mano: Writing Opinions; Block notes. Nel mondo dei grandi: Uno per tutti: Gino Strada. Dizionarietto.
Immagini che parlano: Una nuova terra promessa.
9. TUTTI IN PASSARELLA?
Communicative Objectives: Express opinions about fashion and clothing; Talk about having something done; Get and give permission for something to take place, Express hypotheses
Internet Cafè: Uno stilista tra mille. Lettura introduttiva: Tutti in passerella? Lessico. edu: La moda; capi d''abbigliamento, stoffe e materiali. Studio realia: Lo moda negli anni. Grammatica: Concordanza dei tempi nel congiuntivo; Il periodo ipotetico;I verbi causativi fare e lasciare. Biblioteca 2000: Making Inferences; "Vita e morte di Adria e dei suoi figli" (Bontempelli). Di propria mano: Expressing Different Points of View; Block notes. Nel mondo dei grandi: Ferragamo e le scarpe. Dizionarietto.
10. FORTUNATO AL GIOCO, SFORTUNATO IN AMORE?
Communicative Objectives: Give directions; Give and receive instructions; Talk about different types of games. Internet Cafè: Una partita a carte. Lettura introduttiva: Fortunato al gioco, sfortunato in amore? Lessico. edu: Carte, giochi e sport. Studio realia: I colori dei libri. Grammatica & Co.: La forma passiva; Il si passivante; Il si impersonale. Biblioteca 2000: Recognizing Chronological Organization; "La malora" (Fenoglio) Di propria mano: Giving Instructions; Block notes. Nel mondo dei grandi: Giuseppe Rossi, un italo-americano nel calcio che conta.
Immagini che parlano: Non solo per sport.
11. CHI LI HA VISTI?
Communicative Objectives: Talk about different types of movies; Talk about popular Italian comic strips; Report dialogue from a movie; Report a conversation Internet Cafè: Un lupo… per amico. Lettura introduttiva: Chi li ha visti? Lessico.edu: Il cinema; i film; i fumetti. Studio realia: Mal d''America. Grammatica & Co.: Il discorso diretto e indiretto. Biblioteca 2000: Summarizing; "Nuovo Cinema Paradiso" (Tornatore). Di propria mano: Writing Reviews; Block notes. Nel mondo dei grandi: Gabriele Salvatores. Dizionarietto.
12. ITALIANI SI DIVENTA?
Communicative Objectives: Talk about Italian lifestyles and customs; Talk about practical aspects of daily life in Italy; Rent an apartment in Italy; Recognize and use common idioms
Internet Cafè: Pacchi, lettere e francobolli. Lettura introduttiva: Italiani si diventa? Lessico.edu: Vita pratica in Italia. Studio realia: Offerte di lavoro su Internet. Grammatica & Co.: L''infinito; Il participio; Il gerundio. Biblioteca 2000: Interpreting Idioms; "Mal di… " (Komia-Ebri). Di propria mano: Organizing a Paper; Block notes. Nel mondo dei grandi: Tahar Lamri e l''amore per la lingua italiana. Dizionarietto.
Reference.
Verb Index.
A. Avere and essere. B. Regular Verbs. C. Verbs conjugated with essere. D. Verbs with irregular past participles. E. Irregular verbs.
Italian-English Vocabulary.
Index.
Credits.

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Revised and streamlined, the SAM consists of workbook and lab manual activities with skill-based approach to vocabulary and grammar practice (single-response, semi-controlled, and open-ended). A video program is now included in the SAM as well, with activities written expressly to practice these skills. For the online environment, up to 80 percent single-response activities allow for independent practice of vocabulary and structures.

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SAM Audio CD

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Audio CD-ROM

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Video on DVD

ISBN: 9781133310150
The Third Edition of PONTI features a new set of exciting and dynamic short films from Italian directors. These short movies expose students to real-life language, as well as the latest and most brilliant in Italian cinematography. The video is available on DVD but also in MP4 format. The films included are the following: Tu la conosci Claudia? regia di Massimo Venier - Claudia, in crisi per il suo matrimonio con Giovanni, prova a trovare un po' di chiarezza facendo un viaggio da sola, ma si ritrova inseguita da tre corteggiatori: Aldo, un tassista, Giacomo, un uomo di mezza età e suo stesso marito Giovanni. Notte sento regia di Daniele Napolitano - Una ragazza perde il treno notturno per Milano ed è costretta a passare la notte a Roma. Un incontro con un ragazzo trasforma l'attesa in una notte d'amore ed emozioni. Under the Sun: Four Days in Summer regia di Jonathan Derby - È la documentazione dei quattro giorni del Palio di Siena. Un viaggio nella storia di questa tradizione e l'emozione con cui ancora oggi è vissuta. Il premio regia di Ermanno Olmi - Due giovani ragazze universitarie vincono un premio per aver inventato uno strumento per monitorare una grave malattia, ma nonostante la tenacia e la determinazione si ritrovano ostacolate dalla difficile realtà nel realizzarlo. La meglio gioventù regia di Marco Tullio Giordana - È la storia epica di due fratelli attraverso l'Italia dagli anni sessanta fino ai giorni d'oggi in cui i due ragazzi diventano complici e testimoni degli eventi più importanti della storia italiana degli ultimi vent'anni. A piedi nudi sul palco regia di Andrea Rovetta - È la storia di un provino in cui una ragazza, pur dimostrando di avere talento e capacità, si ritrova ad essere scartata da un regista deciso a non sceglierla.

FOR STUDENTS

Student Activities Manual

ISBN: 9781111836931
Revised and streamlined, the SAM consists of workbook and lab manual activities with skill-based approach to vocabulary and grammar practice (single-response, semi-controlled, and open-ended). A video program is now included in the SAM as well, with activities written expressly to practice these skills. For the online environment, up to 80 percent single-response activities allow for independent practice of vocabulary and structures.

Premium Web Site Instant Access Code

ISBN: 9781133102212
Suite of online digital resources for PONTI, this is an integrated, multimedia package that complements your text and helps you succeed in your course online anytime, anywhere. The Premium Website includes premium content of chapter topics, SAM audio mp3s, video mp4s, electronic vocabulary flashcards, grammar tutorial videos, interactive games such as concentration and crossword puzzles, in addition to grammar and pronunciation podcasts, and an electronic glossary.

Personal Tutor - Italian (3 Semester) Instant Access Code

ISBN: 9781133047797
Available online, you can have access to experienced tutors with degrees in Italian. You can receive one-on-one tutoring and on-demand help with assignments. Available as a packaged item with new textbooks or for purchase at www.cengagebrain.com.

Heinle eSAM, 3 terms (18 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781133047810
Designed specifically for today's computer-savvy students, Heinle eSAM (powered by QUIA™) is an advanced and easy-to-use e-learning platform for delivering activities to you via the Web. It is also an integrated course management system that automatically grades many types of exercises and then sends the results straight to a versatile cross-platform electronic grade book that allows you to track your results, and even has a floating accent bar for world languages! You can access the eSAM if your book comes packaged with a printed access card.

SAM Audio CD

ISBN: 9781111969783
These CDs contain the recorded material to accompany the pronunciation and comprehension practice contained in the SAM. Audio also available in mp3 format.

Audio CD-ROM

ISBN: 9781133050056

Video on DVD

ISBN: 9781133310150
The Third Edition of PONTI features a new set of exciting and dynamic short films from Italian directors. These short movies expose you to real-life language, as well as the latest and most brilliant in Italian cinematography. The video is available on DVD but also in MP4 format.