Ciao!, Enhanced, 7th Edition

  • Carla Larese Riga Santa Clara University
  • ISBN-10: 1111352453
  • ISBN-13: 9781111352455
  • 488 Pages Hardcover 
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2007, 2003
  • © 2012 | Published
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Overview

Even more flexible, lively, and diverse with the full support of online technology, the seventh edition of CIAO! continues to emphasize practical, communicative use of Italian by teaching the four language skills and providing an enhanced introduction to Italian life and culture. The new edition is distinguished by the integration of video and music, allowing a new perspective on the cultural aspects of Italian life and culture, as well as a refreshing venue for practicing new grammar and vocabulary. A fully interactive and engaging eBook allows students to take advantage of a more portable, downloadable course in introductory Italian. The thematically based chapters are enhanced by “Vedute d’Italia” sections, which focus on the vibrant life of modern-day Italy and the country’s rich cultural heritage. CIAO! offers a proven approach known for its thorough grammar presentation and consistent grammar practice. Activities involve student collaboration and move the learners from more form-focused to more communicative exercises in each chapter. Students find that CIAO! provides an all-in-one grammar and vocabulary program that allows them to communicate in Italian with confidence and gives them a unique cultural perspective on an ever-changing Italy.


Features/Benefits

  • CLEAR AND CONCISE GRAMMATICAL EXPLANATIONS make Italian accessible and engaging in the most diverse types of teaching situations and with varied types of learners.
  • CIAO! EFFECTIVELY ENGAGES STUDENTS IN LEARNING THE FOUR BASIC LANGUAGE SKILLS through active and practical use of Italian.
  • THE “VEDUTE D’ITALIA” INTRODUCES STUDENTS TO RELEVANT CULTURAL CONTEXTS of Italian life while encouraging cross-cultural comparisons. Culture is interwoven with language learning; students enjoy an interesting, informative framework within which to practice and exchange ideas in Italian.
  • RICHLY ILLUSTRATED, THEMATICALLY ORGANIZED CHAPTERS--with grammatical and lexical structures supporting each chapter’s theme--offer a unified approach that makes language learning more effective. Chapter grammar, vocabulary, and thematic emphasis reinforce and build on one another.

What's New

  • NEW video footage, filmed on the streets of Italy, provides a closer and more personal approach to the Italian way of life. These films are a nice compliment to the Sulla Strada video clips also included in this edition.
  • NEW “INTERMEZZO” VIDEO AND MUSIC SECTIONS invite students to take advantage of thematically appropriate video segments and songs. These captivating sections are found in the even-numbered chapters and include activities based on the grammar and vocabulary as well as information on the artists and songs and/or cultural notions explored in the video segments. Relevant vocabulary items are reviewed, and the video segments can be found online at the text’s Premium Website or in the iLrn™: Heinle Learning Center.
  • OFFERING UNPARALLELLED FLEXIBILITY, PRACTICE, AND SUPPORT, the iLrn™: Heinle Learning Center is a dynamic learning environment that contains everything students need to master the skills and concepts of the course. It includes an audio-enhanced eBook, assignable textbook activities, video and musical interludes, pre- and post - viewing activities, partnered voice-recorded activities, an online Student Activities Manual with audio, interactive enrichment activities, GoogleEarth coordinates, and a diagnostic study tool to better prepare students for exams.
  • INTERESTING NEW VISUALS and an array of authentic texts enhance the presentation of modern-day Italy and the country’s rich cultural heritage. This provides a stimulating basis from which to learn about Italy, draw conclusions, and make relevant comparisons to students’ experiences and cultures.
  • CAREFULLY REVISED “VEDUTE D’ITALIA” CULTURAL/READING SECTIONS offer a fresh perspective on an ever-changing Italian life. Many of the readings and their corresponding activities have been revised to be more accessible to first-year students and to maintain student interest. Many new authentic readings provide varied, up-to-the-minute perspectives on stimulating topics that are as diverse as Italian fashion, films, food, and cuisine; education and students’ experience of the job market; immigration and the challenges of a multiethnic society; and families and social change.
  • NEW STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR WRITING IN THE “SCRIVIAMO” SECTION give students hands-on guidance. Students focus on a different writing task in each chapter, such as writing an informal e-mail, describing the weather in a postcard, narrating the past, and writing a formal letter. Strategies help students understand the cultural implications of the writing style, the organization, and the structure--and help them implement key grammar and vocabulary points with accuracy.
  • A MORE VISUAL GRAMMAR SECTION features grammar concepts introduced with an illustration to highlight the new linguistic concepts. Concise, often-illustrated explanations follow in English. A number of this edition’s “Punti grammaticali” topics have been regrouped into a new, more logical flow and include more collaborative activities designed to include student participation from the beginning rather than at the end of an activity set.

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Table of Contents

CAPITOLO PRELIMINARE.
La pronuncia italiana. Parole affini per origine.
Primo Incontro.
Punti di vista Ciao, come stai? Buon giorno, come sta? Studio di parole Saluti e espressioni di cortesia Informazioni: Saluti In classe I numeri da 0 a 49 I giorni della settimana. Vedute d’Italia The Italian Language and Its Dialects.
1. LA CITTÀ.
Punti di vista In centro. Studio di parole: La città. Informazioni: In città. Ascoltiamo! In un ufficio turistico.
Punti grammaticali. Essere; C’ѐ, ci sono e Ecco! Il nome. Gli articoli. Espressioni interrogative.
Per finire Cosa c’ѐ in una città? Adesso scriviamo! Basic introductions. Parliamo insieme!
Vedute d’Italia Milano.
2. PERSONE E PERSONALITA.
Punti di vista Com’ѐ il tuo compagno di stanza? Studio di parole: La descrizione. Informazioni: Informazioni geografiche. Ascoltiamo! La sera della festa.
Punti grammaticali. L’aggettivo. Buono e bello. Avere. Frasi idiomatiche con avere.
Per finire Due compagni di stanza. Adesso scriviamo! Writing a biographical profile. Parliamo insieme!
Vedute d’Italia Ogni città italiana ha il suo fascino.
Intermezzo 1 Attività video Attività musicale.
3. ALL’UNIVERSITA.
Punti di vista Oggi studio per gli esami. Studio di parole: Il sistema italiano degli studi. Informazioni: L’università. Ascoltiamo! In classe.
Punti gramaticali. Verbi regolari in -are: il presente. Le preposizioni. Le preposizioni avverbiali. Quale? e che?
Per finire Una stanza per Mariella. Adesso scriviamo! Write an e-mail. Parliamo insieme!
Vedute d’Italia L’università in Itali.
4. A TAVOLA.
Punti di vista Al ristorante. Studio di parole: Pasti e piatti. Informazioni: Al bar. Ascoltiamo! Una colazione.
Punti grammaticali. Verbi regolari in -ere e -ire: il presente. Verbi in -ire con il suffisso -isc-. Il partitivo; alcuni, qualche, un po’ di. Molto, tanto, troppo, poco, tutto, ogni.
Per finire Una festa di compleanno. Adesso scriviamo! Structuring a good paragraph. Parliamo insieme!
Vedute d’Italia Dove andiamo a mangiare?
Intermezzo 2 Attività video. Attività musicale.
5. ATTIVATA E PASSATEMPI.
Punti di vista Pronto? Chi parla? Studio di parole: Il telefono. Informazioni: Il telefonino. Ascoltiamo! Una telefonata d’affari.
Punti grammaticali. Verbi irregolari in -are. I giorni della settimana. Quanto? e i numeri cardinali. I mesi e la data.
Per finire La settimana di Filippo. Adesso scriviamo! Writing complex sentences. Parliamo insieme!
Vedute d’Italia La vita degli studenti.
6. LA FAMIGLIA.
Punti di vista Una famiglia numerosa.
Studio di parole: L’albero genealogico. Informazioni: La parentela. Ascoltiamo! A casa degli zii.
Punti grammaticali. Aggettivi e pronomi possessivi. Verbi irregolari in -ere e in -ire. Sapere e conoscere. I pronomi diretti.
Per finire Il fidanzamento. Adesso scriviamo! Writing more elaborate descriptions. Parliamo insieme!
Vedute d’Italia La famiglia in Italia.
Intermezzo 3 Attività video. Attività musicale.
7. BUON VIAGGIO.
Punti di vista Alla stazione. Studio di parole: Arrivi e partenze. Informazioni: I treni. Ascoltiamo! In treno.
Punti grammaticali. Il passato prossimo con avere. Il passato prossimo con essere. L’ora. Usi di a, in, da e per.
Per finire Un viaggio di nozzze. Adesso scriviamo! Writing a good, brief summary. Parliamo insieme!
Vedute d’Italia La Toscana.
8. SOLDI E TEMPO.
Punti di vista Un viaggio d’affari. Studio di parole: Albergo e banca. Informazioni: Alberghi e pensioni. Ascoltiamo! In banca, allo sportello del cambio.
Punti grammaticali. I verbi riflessivi e reciproci. Il passato prossimo con i verbi riflessivi e reciproci. I pronomi indiretti. I pronomi indiretti con l’infinito.
Per finire Il primo giorno di lavoro. Adesso scriviamo! Effective use of a dictionary. Parliamo insieme!
Vedute d’Italia In Italia dopo l’euro.
Intermezzo 4 Attività video. Attività musicale.
9. MEZZI DI DIFFUSIONE.
Punti di vista Una serata alla TV. Studio di parole: Stampa, televisione, cinema. Informazioni: La televisione. Ascoltiamo! Dove vi siete conosciuti?
Punti grammaticali. L’imperfetto. Contrasto tra imperfetto e passato prossimo. Il trapassato prossimo. Avverbi. Da quanto tempo? Da quando?
Per finire Al cinema.
Adesso scriviamo! Editing your composition. Parliamo insieme!
Vedute d’Italia Il cinema italiano.
10. LA MODA.
Punti di vista Che vestiti metto in valigia? Studio di parole: Articoli di abbigliamento. Informazioni: Lo stile che piace ai giovani. Ascoltiamo! Che vestiti compriamo?
Punti grammaticali. L’imperativo. L’imperativo con un pronome (diretto, indiretto o riflessivo). Aggettivi e pronomi dimostrativi. Le stagioni e il tempo.
Per finire Alla Rinascente. Adesso scriviamo! Sequencing the sentences in your writing. Parliamo insieme!
Vedute d’Italia La moda in Italia.
Intermezzo 5 Attività video. Attività musicale.
11. EE VACANZE.
Punti di vista Al mare. Studio di parole: In vacanza. Informazioni: La villeggiatura. Ascoltiamo! Un salvataggio.
Punti grammaticali. Il futuro. I pronomi tonici. Piacere. Il si impersonale.
Per finire Vacanze in Sicilia. Adesso scriviamo! Incorporating new grammatical points. Parliamo insieme!
Vedute d’Italia Inverno tutto italiano.
12. LA CASA.
Punti di vista Il nuovo appartamento. Studio di parole: La casa e i mobili. Informazioni: Case e appartamenti. Ascoltiamo! Il giorno del trasloco.
Punti grammaticali. Ne. Ci. I pronomi doppi. I numeri ordinali.
Per finire Nel negozio di mobile. Adesso scriviamo! Writing imaginative descriptions. Parliamo insieme!
Vedute d’Italia La cucina italiana.
Intermezzo 6 Attività video. Attività musicale.
13. IL MONDO DEL LAVORO.
Punti di vista Una scelta difficile. Studio di parole: Il mondo del lavoro. Informazioni: L’economia in Italia. Ascoltiamo! Una decisione pratica.
Punti grammaticali. Il condizionale presente. Il condizionale passato. Uso di dovere, potere e volere nel condizionale. Esclamazioni comuni.
Per finire In cerca di un impiego. Adesso scriviamo! Presenting yourself for an interview. Parliamo insieme!
Vedute d’Italia L’immigrazione in Italia.
14. PAESI E PAESAGGI.
Punti di vista Una gita scolastica. Studio di parole: Termini geografici. Informazioni: Paesaggi d’Italia. Ascoltiamo! Un incontro.
Punti grammaticali. I comparativi. I superlativi. Comparativi e superlativi irregolari. Uso dell’articolo determinativo.
Per finire Paragoni. Adesso scriviamo! Writing layered descriptions. Parliamo insieme!
Vedute d’Italia La Sicilia.
Intermezzo 7 Attività video. Attività musicale.
15. GLI SPORT.
Punti di vista Giovani sportivi. Studio di parole: Attività sportive. Informazioni: Lo sport in Italia. Ascoltiamo! Alla partita di basket.
Punti grammaticali. I pronomi relativi. I pronomi indefiniti. Espressioni negative. Il gerundio e la forma progressiva.
Per finire La mountain bike. Adesso scriviamo! Writing an argument. Parliamo insieme!
Vedute d’Italia L’estate dei pazzi sport.
16. IL CORPO E LA SALUTE.
Punti di vista Dalla dottoressa. Studio di parole: Il corpo e la salute. Informazioni: L’assistenza sanitaria. Ascoltiamo! Una telefonata.
Punti grammaticali. Il passato remoto. Plurali irregolari. Suffissi con nomi e aggettivi. Verbi ed espressioni verbali + infinito.
Per finire Ѐ solo un’influenza! Adesso scriviamo! Summarizing information. Parliamo insieme!
Vedute d’Italia Il Servizio Sanitario Nazionale (SSN): un’intervista.
Intermezzo 8 Attività video.
Attività musicale.
17. EEOLOGIA.
Punti di vista Due amici ambientalisti. Studio di parole L’ecologia--la macchina. Informazioni: I problemi ecologici in Italia. Ascoltiamo! Una vacanza in agriturismo.
Punti grammaticali. Il congiuntivo presente. Congiunzioni + congiuntivo. Il congiuntivo passato.
Per finire Una macchina per Antonio. Adesso scriviamo! Writing prescriptively. Parliamo insieme!
Vedute d’Italia L’agriturismo.
18. ARTE E TEATRO.
Punti di vista Musica operistica o musica elettronica? Studio di parole: Le arti e il teatro. Informazioni: La Commedia dell’Arte. Ascoltiamo! Se tu fossi pittore . . .
Punti grammaticali. L’imperfetto del congiuntivo. Il trapassato del congiuntivo. Il congiuntivo: uso dei tempi.
Per finire Il talento artistico. Adesso scriviamo! Incorporating research into your writing. Parliamo insieme!
Vedute d’Italia L’importanza dello spettacolo.
Intermezzo 9 Attività video. Attività musicale.
Appendix 1: Verb Tenses (for recognition only). Futuro anteriore. Trapassato remoto. La forma passiva. Fare + infinitivo.
Appendix 2: Prepositional Usage Before Infinitives.
Appendix 3: Verb Charts. The auxiliary verbs avere and essere. Regular verbs.
Appendix 4: Irregular Verbs. Italian-English Vocabulary. English-Italian Vocabulary.
Index. Credits.

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This companion video program to the text includes cultural footage that gives students up-to-date information that stimulates new ideas and conversation. The program's lively, engaging episodes feature native Italian speakers as they carry out the everyday tasks that are presented in the book, such as ordering a meal, shopping, and making travel arrangements. Pre- and postviewing activities are available online at www.cengage.com/italian/ciao.


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This companion volume complements and enhances the approach of the text on a chapter-by-chapter basis. The "Pratica" sections feature written exercises on grammar and lexical structures. The "Comprensione" sections serve as a guide to the laboratory program, expanding on phonetic elements and providing pronunciation practice and grammar-based aural recognition and oral comprehension exercises. In addition, the "Como se dice" translation sections are now featured in this student activities manual. For each chapter, there are also reading and writing activities tied to the textbook's cultural content. A related audio script and answer key are available, featuring the complete script of recorded material in the laboratory program and answers to the "Quaderno" exercises, respectively.


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DVD Video  (ISBN-10: 1439083622 | ISBN-13: 9781439083628)

This companion video program to the text includes cultural footage that gives you up-to-date information that stimulates new ideas and conversation in Italian. The program's lively episodes feature native Italian speakers as they carry out the everyday tasks that are presented in the book, such as ordering a meal, shopping, and making travel arrangements. Pre- and postviewing activities are available online at www.cengage.com/italian/ciao.


Student Activities Manual  (ISBN-10: 1439083649 | ISBN-13: 9781439083642)

You'll sharpen your ear for spoken Italian, practice listening to and speaking Italian in real-life situations, and expand your understanding of Italian culture with this practical Italian workbook and lab manual. It's a valuable companion to the CIAO! program. Filled with vocabulary-expansion activities, grammatical exercises, and illustration- and reality-based activities, this Student Activities Manual gives you the practice you need to succeed.


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Learning Italian is fun, easy, and interactive with award-winning QUIA. QUIA gives you access to an electronic version of the Student Activities Manual and offers listening exercises with audio, video scenarios, and exercises in a gamelike format: hangman, crossword puzzles, concentrations, word searches, and more. QUIA automatically grades many types of exercises--giving you instant feedback. QUIA even has a floating accent bar for world languages!


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The Audioscript contains the complete script of all recorded material in the laboratory program. The Answer Key contains the answers to the "Pratica" and listening discrimination exercises in the Student Activity Manual. The videoscript contains the complete script of the segments featured in the Attitiva video sections in the textbook.


Meet the Author

About the Author

Carla Larese Riga

Carla Larese Riga received her Master of Arts from Stanford University and has worked toward a PhD at the University of California, Berkley. She has over 30 years of experience as a dedicated professor of Italian at various institutions, including Santa Clara University, Stanford University, Foothill College, and De Anza College. She is a scholar of romance languages and is fluent in Italian, French, and Spanish.