Higher Education

Oggi In Italia, Volume III, 9th Edition

  • Franca Celli Merlonghi
  • Ferdinando Merlonghi
  • Joseph A. Tursi State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • Brian Rea O'Connor Boston College
  • ISBN-10: 049590211X  |  ISBN-13: 9780495902119
  • 224 Pages
  • © 2012 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $82.75
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Overview

OGGI IN ITALIA is an introductory Italian program featuring a balanced four-skills approach to language learning. OGGI includes various perspectives of Italian culture, ranging from its rich, historical legacy to current changes affecting the country and culture. This allows students to practice the basics of the language and develop oral communication skills in a variety of contexts, while learning about contemporary Italian life and culture. OGGI IN ITALIA also offers the material in a 3-Volume Split format that allows maximum choice and value to the student buyer and to provide the most flexibility for either the 1,2, or 3-semester course sequence. All 3-Volume Splits include the complete front and back matter. In Volume 3, Textbook Modules 13-18 are featured. Volume 2 features Textbook Modules 7-12, and Volume 1 features Textbook Modules P-6.

Features and Benefits

  • Contextualized presentation of new grammar structures and vocabulary features dialogues, monologues, TV news, and interviews followed by Domande (comprehension questions), Domande personali (personalized questions), Situazioni (guided interview questions for pair work), and Pratica (role-plays and paired conversations).
  • Thematic vocabulary presentations in Ampliamento del vocabolario reinforce acquisition through illustrations and communicative activities for pairs or groups.
  • In every lesson, a newly updated pronunciation section appears and includes a review of difficult sounds as well as intonation practice. Pronunciation activities recorded on the Text Audio Program enables students to practice independently.
  • Clear grammar explanations are introduced through engaging cartoons and support retention of the concept. There are accompanying structured and pair and group activities that further reinforce grammar learning.
  • Parliamo un po’, Conoscere l’Italia, and Videoteca sections integrate and recycle the lesson, grammar and vocabulary in a variety of creative and interactive activities, including pair and group work, realia- and illustration-based exercises, authentic readings representing diverse writing styles, and video-based activities.

Table of Contents

Contents.
To the Student.
Acknowledgments.
13. BUON COMPLEANNO!
Dialogo. Finestra culturale: La gastronomia italiana. Vocabolario. Pronuncia: Intonazione.
Ampliamento del vocabolario: I pasti e le stoviglie / Rivenditori e negozi. Struttura ed uso: Condizionale / Pronomi combinati / Pronomi relativi che e cui. Parliamo un po’. Conoscere l’Italia: La Sardegna / Una bella meta turistica. Videoteca: Tanti auguri!
14. IN CERCA DI UN APPARTAMENTO.
Dialogo. Finestra culturale: I giornali italiani. Vocabolario. Pronuncia: Consonanti doppie. Ampliamento del vocabolario: La casa / I mobili e gli elettrodomestici. Struttura ed uso: Comparativo d’uguaglianza / Comparativo di maggioranza e di minoranza/Comparativi irregolari. Parliamo un po’. Conoscere l’Italia: Firenze / Le origini della lingua italiana. Videoteca: Questo è l’appartamento per lei!
15. IL TELEGIORNALE.
Monologo. Finestra culturale: Il sistema politico italiano. Vocabolario. Pronuncia: Ripasso della consonante r. Ampliamento del vocabolario: Paesi e capitali d’Europa / La politica e il governo. Struttura ed uso: Congiuntivo presente: Verbi che esprimono desiderio, volontà e speranza/ Congiuntivo con espressioni di emozione, dubbio o opinione/ Congiuntivo presente: Verbi irregolari / Superlativo relativo e superlativo assoluto / Superlativi irregolari. Parliamo un po’. Conoscere l’Italia: Napoli / Il popolo napoletano. Videoteca: Avete sentito la notizia?
16. CHE COSA È IN PROGRAMMA?
Dialogo. Finestra culturale: La musica e i giovani. Vocabolario. Pronuncia: Ripasso della consonante c. Ampliamento del vocabolario: Gli strumenti musicali / I prefissi in-, s-, dis- e ri- Struttura ed uso: Congiuntivo con espressioni impersonali / Congiuntivo passato / Congiuntivo dopo le congiunzioni / Costruzioni con si. Parliamo un po’. Conoscere l’Italia: L’Abruzzo / “Chieti: Alla scoperta dell’archeologia” (I viaggi di Repubblica). Videoteca: Che musica ascolti?
17. E DOPO LA LAUREA?
Dialogo. Finestra culturale: I giovani italiani e il lavoro. Vocabolario. Pronuncia: Ripasso della consonante g. Ampliamento del vocabolario: Mestieri, professioni e altre occupazioni / Il mondo del lavoro. Struttura ed uso: Imperfetto del congiuntivo / Trapassato del congiuntivo e correlazione dei tempi / Frasi introdotte da se / Condizionale passato. Parliamo un po’. Conoscere l’Italia: Le Marche / “Canto notturno di un pastore errante dell’Asia” (Giacomo Leopardi). Videoteca: Una scelta difficile.
18. ABITI SEMPRE IN CITTÀ?
Dialogo. Finestra culturale: Il traffico e l’ambiente nelle città italiane. Vocabolario. Pronuncia: Ripasso delle combinazioni sc e sch / Ripasso di gl + i. Ampliamento del vocabolario: I mezzi di trasporto / L’ambiente. Struttura ed uso: Tempi progressivi / Avverbi di tempo, luogo, modo e quantità / Verbi che richiedono una preposizione. Parliamo un po’. Conoscere l’Italia: Friuli-Venezia Giulia / L’agriturismo. Videoteca: Che fai quest’estate?
Reference Section.
Argomenti supplementari:
Numeri ordinali.
Nomi alterati.
Aggettivi e pronomi indefiniti.
Pronomi possessivi.
Passato remoto.
Voce passiva.
Appendices:
A: Spelling/sound correspondences.
B: Avere and essere.
C: Regular verbs: simple tenses and compound tenses with avere and essere. .
D: Verbs conjugated with essere.
E: Verbs with irregular past participles.
F: Irregular verbs.
Italian-English Vocabulary.
English-Italian Vocabulary.
Index.
Credits.

What's New

  • NEW: A new, two-page Videoteca section features pre-, during, and post-viewing activities to provide students with a guide to working with the OGGI IN ITALIA video, which was designed to reinforce the themes, vocabulary and grammar of each lesson. The Videoteca pages can be easily assigned for work outside the class, or selected to enhance an in-class viewing experience.
  • NEW: Changes have been made to the Struttura ed uso section in the later chapters to provide a more fluid presentation of comparative forms and a more logical introduction to and development of the complexities of the subjunctive mood. The logical and user-friendly grammar sequence has been preserved in the first part of the text.
  • NEW: The thematically organized core material, which appears in the form of dialogues and monologues at the beginning of each chapter, has been recorded giving students more exposure to spoken Italian.
  • NEW: The Finestra culturale sections have been reviewed and updated to ensure that modern Italian culture is depicted accurately.
  • NEW: The Pronuncia sections have been revised to include new word lists and proverbs that demonstrate the more challenging pronunciation rules in Italian.
  • NEW: The Vocabolario has been revised for appropriateness and significance. The vocabulary terms have also been recorded to reinforce mastery of Italian pronunciation rules.
  • NEW: The Ampliamento del Vocabolario has been revised to include more appropriate words and remove the words students will be less likely to need or encounter in their daily interactions. Some related activities have been fine-tuned to make them more lively and appealing.
  • NEW: The In-Text Audio Program has been expanded to include recordings of the chapter opening dialogues and monologues, as well as the Conoscere l’Italia cultural sections to provide additional listening practice in a variety of contexts. Also, vocabulary terms have been recorded to reinforce mastery of pronunciation rules in Italian.
  • NEW: The global communicative activities in the Parliamo un po’ as well as the Conoscere l’Italia reading sections have been updated for a fresher, more attractive approach for students.
  • NEW: The Ninth Edition of OGGI IN ITALIA is accompanied by new and compelling technology offerings. These offerings include the iLrn™: Heinle Learning Center, an all-in-one diagnostic, tutorial, assessment, assignment, and course management system, as well as a Premium Website, a one-stop portal to an online suite of digital resources.
  • NEW: In addition to the traditional student text, Oggi will be split into 3 volumes (1 per semester) to allow maximum choice and value to the student buyer and to provide the most flexibility for either the 1, 2, or 3-semester course sequence.

Learning Resource Bundles

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Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Power Lecture Instructor Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 049590015X | ISBN-13: 9780495900153)

The Power Lecture Instructor Resource CD-ROM contains the complete audio-enhanced testing program in modifiable WORD files. Each test is available in two versions; each version comes with two different options for audio. The CD-ROM provides information on planning a syllabus, sample syllabi, and sample lesson plans. It also includes the audio script, video script, and answers keys for the textbook activities and Student Activities Manual.

Video on DVD  (ISBN-10: 049590001X | ISBN-13: 9780495900016)

Available only for instructors, this engaging video is created specifically for OGGI and filmed in Italy. The video features approximately 90 minutes of on-the-street interviews and scripted situations that parallel or tie to functions presented in the lesson dialogues for practice and reinforcement of lesson vocabulary, themes, and structures. There are new Videoteca activities designed to accompany the video. Clips can be viewed on the Premium Website, in iLrn™ or on the DVD.

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Student Activities Manual  (ISBN-10: 049590032X | ISBN-13: 9780495900320)

The workbook portion of the SAM includes the Pratica del vocabolario e della struttura section, to be completed after studying the corresponding text material, which provides reinforcement practice of the lesson vocabulary and grammar topics individually. The Pratica della comunicazione section, completed at the end of each text lesson, contains open-ended and communicative exercises to integrate the lesson material. The lab manual portion is designed for use with the SAM Audio Program. Written and oral exercises reinforce lesson structures and vocabulary and provide additional pronunciation practice. Also included are the dialogues from the text and numerous activities based on conversations, recorded messages and announcements, and descriptions to help students develop listening comprehension skills.

List Price = $135.95  | CengageBrain Price = $135.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $102.00

Audio CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 049590094X | ISBN-13: 9780495900948)

Packaged automatically with the IAE, this 2 CD set includes recordings of the Conoscere l’Italia cultural sections in addition to the chapter opening dialogues and monologues.

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Student Activities Manual Audio CD Program  (ISBN-10: 049590046X | ISBN-13: 9780495900467)

Includes 8 CDs of recordings correlated to the Lab Manual portion of the Student Activities Manual.

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Personal Tutor Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0840064586 | ISBN-13: 9780840064585)

Gives your students online access to live, one-on-one help from a subject-area expert.

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Premium Web Site, 3 term (18 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 0840064535 | ISBN-13: 9780840064530)

The text’s new Premium Website is your one-stop portal to an online suite of digital resources. Students have complimentary access to the complete in-text audio program in mp.3 format, auto-graded vocabulary and grammar quizzes, cultural Web search activities, and chapter-specific Web links. Premium password-protected content resources include the complete SAM audio program, Videoteca video segments in mp.4 format, audio-enhanced flashcards, links to pronunciation podcasts (available for purchase), and games such as Concentration & Crossword Puzzles, and glossary. Students can purchase an instant access code to the premium assets at CengageBrain.com. Locked instructor assets include the videoscript, vocabulary and grammar PowerPoints, text and SAM answer keys, sample lesson plans, sample syllabi, transition guide, and situation cards & guide.

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iLrn™ Heinle Learning Center, 4 term (24 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 0840067690 | ISBN-13: 9780840067692)

This audio and video-enhanced learning environment includes an e-book; assignable and integrated textbook activities; assignable, partnered voice-recorded activities; an online Student Activities Manual with audio; companion video and a diagnostic study tool to better prepare students for exams. iLrn™ also offers solutions organized around what an instructor does day-to-day, saving time on course site-up and administrative tasks.

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Quia eSam Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0840067712 | ISBN-13: 9780840067715)

Includes the same content as the printed Student Activities Manual in an online format. The Quia™ program also includes the corresponding audio that is associated with the Lab manual portion of the Student’s Activities Manual.

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Oggi In Italia: A First Course in Italian  (ISBN-10: 0495913391 | ISBN-13: 9780495913399)

OGGI IN ITALIA is an introductory Italian program featuring a balanced four-skills approach to language learning. OGGI includes various perspectives of Italian culture, ranging from its rich, historical legacy to current changes affecting the country and culture. This allows students to practice the basics of the language and develop oral communication skills in a variety of contexts, while learning about contemporary Italian life and culture.

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Oggi In Italia, Volume I  (ISBN-10: 049590192X | ISBN-13: 9780495901921)

OGGI IN ITALIA is an introductory Italian program featuring a balanced four-skills approach to language learning. OGGI includes various perspectives of Italian culture, ranging from its rich, historical legacy to current changes affecting the country and culture. This allows students to practice the basics of the language and develop oral communication skills in a variety of contexts, while learning about contemporary Italian life and culture. OGGI IN ITALIA also offers the material in a 3-Volume Split format that allows maximum choice and value to the student buyer and to provide the most flexibility for either the 1,2, or 3-semester course sequence. All 3-Volume Splits include the complete front and back matter. In Volume 1, Textbook Modules P-6 are featured. Volume 2 features Textbook Modules 7-12, and Volume 3 features Textbook Modules 13-18.

List Price = $109.95  | CengageBrain Price = $109.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $82.75

Oggi In Italia, Volume II  (ISBN-10: 049590208X | ISBN-13: 9780495902089)

OGGI IN ITALIA is an introductory Italian program featuring a balanced four-skills approach to language learning. OGGI includes various perspectives of Italian culture, ranging from its rich, historical legacy to current changes affecting the country and culture. This allows students to practice the basics of the language and develop oral communication skills in a variety of contexts, while learning about contemporary Italian life and culture. OGGI IN ITALIA also offers the material in a 3-Volume Split format that allows maximum choice and value to the student buyer and to provide the most flexibility for either the 1,2, or 3-semester course sequence. All 3-Volume Splits include the complete front and back matter. In Volume 2, Textbook Modules 7-12 are featured. Volume 1 features Textbook Modules P-6, and Volume 3 features Textbook Modules 13-18.

List Price = $109.95  | CengageBrain Price = $109.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $82.75

Student Supplements

Student Activities Manual  (ISBN-10: 049590032X | ISBN-13: 9780495900320)

The workbook portion of the SAM includes the Pratica del vocabolario e della struttura section, to be completed after studying the corresponding text material, which provides reinforcement practice of the lesson vocabulary and grammar topics individually. The Pratica della comunicazione section, completed at the end of each text lesson, contains open-ended and communicative exercises to integrate the lesson material. The lab manual portion is designed for use with the SAM Audio Program. Written and oral exercises reinforce lesson structures and vocabulary and provide additional pronunciation practice. Also included are the dialogues from the text and numerous activities based on conversations, recorded messages and announcements, and descriptions to help you develop listening comprehension skills.

List Price = $135.95  | CengageBrain Price = $135.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $102.00

Audio CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 049590094X | ISBN-13: 9780495900948)

List Price = $29.95  | CengageBrain Price = $29.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $22.50

Student Activities Manual Audio CD Program  (ISBN-10: 049590046X | ISBN-13: 9780495900467)

Includes 8 CDs of recordings correlated to the Lab Manual portion of the Student Activities Manual.

List Price = $62.95  | CengageBrain Price = $62.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $47.50

Personal Tutor Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0840064586 | ISBN-13: 9780840064585)

Gives you online access to live, one-on-one help from a subject-matter expert.

List Price = $58.00  | CengageBrain Price = $58.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $58.00

Premium Web Site, 3 term (18 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 0840064535 | ISBN-13: 9780840064530)

The text’s new Premium Website is your one-stop portal to an online suite of digital resources. You will have complimentary access to the complete in-text audio program in mp.3 format, auto-graded vocabulary and grammar quizzes, cultural Web search activities, and chapter-specific Web links. Premium password-protected content resources include the complete SAM audio program, Videoteca video segments in mp.4 format, audio-enhanced flashcards, links to pronunciation podcasts (available for purchase), and games such as Concentration & Crossword Puzzles, and glossary. You can purchase an instant access code to the premium assets at CengageBrain.com.

List Price = $36.00  | CengageBrain Price = $36.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $36.00

iLrn™ Heinle Learning Center, 4 term (24 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 0840067690 | ISBN-13: 9780840067692)

This audio and video-enhanced learning environment includes an e-book; assignable and integrated textbook activities; assignable, partnered voice-recorded activities; an online Student Activities Manual with audio; companion video and a diagnostic study tool to help you better prepare for exams.

List Price = $149.00  | CengageBrain Price = $149.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $149.00

Quia eSam Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0840067712 | ISBN-13: 9780840067715)

Includes the same content as the printed Student Activities Manual in an online format. The Quia™ program also includes the corresponding audio that is associated with the Lab manual portion of the Student’s Activities Manual.

List Price = $96.00  | CengageBrain Price = $96.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $96.00

Oggi In Italia: A First Course in Italian  (ISBN-10: 0495913391 | ISBN-13: 9780495913399)

OGGI IN ITALIA is an introductory Italian program featuring a balanced four-skills approach to language learning. OGGI includes various perspectives of Italian culture, ranging from its rich, historical legacy to current changes affecting the country and culture. This allows you to practice the basics of the language and develop oral communication skills in a variety of contexts, while learning about contemporary Italian life and culture.

List Price = $296.95  | CengageBrain Price = $296.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $223.25

Oggi In Italia, Volume I  (ISBN-10: 049590192X | ISBN-13: 9780495901921)

OGGI IN ITALIA is an introductory Italian program featuring a balanced four-skills approach to language learning. OGGI includes various perspectives of Italian culture, ranging from its rich, historical legacy to current changes affecting the country and culture. This allows students to practice the basics of the language and develop oral communication skills in a variety of contexts, while learning about contemporary Italian life and culture. OGGI IN ITALIA also offers the material in a 3-Volume Split format that allows maximum choice and value to the student buyer and to provide the most flexibility for either the 1,2, or 3-semester course sequence. All 3-Volume Splits include the complete front and back matter. In Volume 1, Textbook Modules P-6 are featured. Volume 2 features Textbook Modules 7-12, and Volume 3 features Textbook Modules 13-18.

List Price = $109.95  | CengageBrain Price = $109.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $82.75

Oggi In Italia, Volume II  (ISBN-10: 049590208X | ISBN-13: 9780495902089)

OGGI IN ITALIA is an introductory Italian program featuring a balanced four-skills approach to language learning. OGGI includes various perspectives of Italian culture, ranging from its rich, historical legacy to current changes affecting the country and culture. This allows students to practice the basics of the language and develop oral communication skills in a variety of contexts, while learning about contemporary Italian life and culture. OGGI IN ITALIA also offers the material in a 3-Volume Split format that allows maximum choice and value to the student buyer and to provide the most flexibility for either the 1,2, or 3-semester course sequence. All 3-Volume Splits include the complete front and back matter. In Volume 2, Textbook Modules 7-12 are featured. Volume 1 features Textbook Modules P-6, and Volume 3 features Textbook Modules 13-18.

List Price = $109.95  | CengageBrain Price = $109.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $82.75

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Joseph A. Tursi

Joseph Tursi is professor emeritus of Italian at Stony Brook University. He also has been chairman of the department of French and Italian, director of Teacher Training in Foreign Language Education and director of the Doctor of Arts in Foreign Languages Program. He is past president of several professional language organizations on the local, state, and national levels, including president of the National American Association of Teachers of Italian.

Brian Rea O'Connor

Brian Rea O'Connor received a master's degree in two Romance languages and a Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from Boston College. He coordinates all language-level Italian courses and teaches a variety of courses in Italian language and culture at Boston College. During the summers, he takes a group of students to Parma, Italy for intensive language courses.