Italian Language Story Game 5: Venezia



 

Italian Language Story: Marco in Venezia

Level: Low Intermediate (B1)
Playing Time: 6 minutes

In Part 5 of Marco's trip to Italy (Il viaggio di Marco 5 - Venezia), he takes the Intercity to Venice.
There he goes by vaporetto (water taxi) to the Hotel Al Gambero.

He first explores Venice on his own, and one of the evenings, he gets together with Claudia, and some of her friends.
After dinner, they walk over to the trendy Campo Margherita for drinks.
On his last day, Claudia shows him Venice and its lagoon from up on the Bell Tower of Saint Mark's. The view is magnificent.

Listen to Part 5 of Marco's journey in Italian. It contains 125 basic words and phrases, all in context. Play the story several times. Click on individual sentences to hear them again. Repeat the Italian aloud.

Even if you don't know all the words, try to understand what is said without translating. The context will help you.

Key Verbs in Travel Story: Il viaggio di Marco 5

• consigliare - to recommend, suggest
• prenotare - to book
• aiutare - to help
• acquistare - to purchase
• dare - to give
• collegarsi - to log in, connect
• provare - to try
• affascinare - to fascinate

You can see the English translation on a desk- or laptop (but not on a phone or tablet).
To practice the individual words and phrases of the story, register or log in and go to Italian 1, Marco in Italia.


Italian Language Story Game 3: Il Viaggio in Treno



Italian Language Story: Il viaggio in treno

Level: Elementary (A2)
Playing Time:
4 minutes

Part 3 of Marco's trip to Italy (Il viaggio di Marco 3 - Il viaggio in treno).

In Part 3 of Marco's trip to Italy, he goes to the train station, buys a ticket and takes the train to Florence, where he has a friend, Alessandro.

Once in Florence, he calls his friend's place. Alessandro's girlfriend Giulia picks up and explains to him how to get to their apartment. On the way, a bystander helps him find Via Montebello.

Listen to Part 3 of Marco's journey in Italian. It contains 135 basic words and phrases, all in context.
Play the story a couple of times. To practice your pronunciation, repeat each sentence aloud after the speaker. By playing the story over again, you'll learn to listen without translating.

Key Verbs in Travel Story: Il viaggio di Marco 3

• dire - to say
• prendere - to take
• partire - leave
• cambiare - to change
• trovare - to find
• leggere - to read
• arrivare - to arrive
• rispondere - to answer

You can see the English translation on a desk- or laptop (but not on a phone or tablet).
To practice the individual words and phrases of the story, register or log in and go to Italian 1, Marco in Italia.

For more easy games see also our post: 5 Easy Italian Language Games.

Or you can find ALL of them - over 60 by now - on the Italian Quick Language Games page.


Italian Language Story Game 2: Pisa



Italian Language Story: Marco in Pisa

Level: Elementary (A2)
Playing Time:
4 minutes

Part 2 of Marco's trip to Italy (Il viaggio di Marco 2 - Pisa).

In Part 2 of Marco's trip to Italy, he stays with his aunt and uncle in Pisa.
His cousin Valeria shows him around town.
They walk to la "Torre Pendente" (the Leaning Tower), and do some shopping in Borgo Stretto, a famous shopping street.
In a café they enjoy "un caffè macchiato" and "crema di mascapone".

Listen to Part 2 of Marco's journey in Italian. It contains 130 basic words and phrases, all in context.
Play the story a few times. To improve your pronunciation, repeat each sentence aloud after the speaker. By playing the story several times, you'll start listening without translating.

Key Verbs in Language Story: Il viaggio di Marco 2

  • essere - to be
  • mangiare - to eat
  • bere - to drink
  • portare - to carry
  • dormire - to sleep
  • chiedere - to ask
  • scrivere - to write
  • comprare - to buy

You can roll over the English translation on a desk- or laptop (but not on a phone or tablet).
To practice the individual words and phrases of the story, register or log in and go to Italian 1, Marco in Italia.

For more easy games see also our post: 5 Easy Italian Language Games.

Or you can find ALL of them - over 60 by now - on the Italian Quick Language Games page.


Italian Language Story Game 1: Sull'aereo



 

Italian Language Story: Sull'aereo 

Level: Elementary (A2)
Playing Time:
4 minutes

Part 1 of Marco's trip to Italy (Il viaggio di Marco 1 - Sull'aereo).

Marco flies from Boston to Pisa. On the plane he chats with the woman sitting next to him and is happy to try out his Italian.

His aunt picks him up at the airport in Pisa.

Read and listen to Part 1 of Marco's journey in Italian. It contains 125 basic words and phrases, all in context.

Play the story several times. To practice your pronunciation, repeat each sentence after the speaker. By playing the story several times, you can practice listening (and reading) without translating.

Key Verbs in Travel Story: Il viaggio di Marco 1

  • parlare - to speak
  • imparare - to learn
  • andare - to go
  • rimanere - to stay
  • aspettare - to wait
  • abitare - to live, reside
  • venire - to come
  • salutare - to greet

The English translation is available on a desk- or laptop (but not on a phone or tablet).
To practice the individual words and phrases of the story, register or log in and go to Italian 1, Marco in Italia.

For more easy games see also our post: 5 Easy Italian Language Games.

Or you can find ALL of them - over 60 by now - on the Italian Quick Language Games page.