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by rebeccawinke | Thu, 08/13/2020 - 08:47
Once I was interviewed for a podcast, and when I heard the episode air a few days later, I was so impressed! I sounded like the most articulate, informed,…
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by rebeccawinke | Thu, 07/16/2020 - 08:36
In normal years, summer is a season of congratulations. Weddings abound, graduations fill up our weekend calendars, and the annual “baby boom” of summer…
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by rebeccawinke | Thu, 07/02/2020 - 05:58
Expressing a state of being is one of the most important and fundamental uses of language. How you are feeling in a specific moment (hungry, cold, sad) and…
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by rebeccawinke | Thu, 06/18/2020 - 04:31
You may not know it, but you have almost certain spoken Venetian over the past few months. Any discussion of the current world health crisis inevitably circles…
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by Alesha Allen | Fri, 02/21/2020 - 03:35
Carnival season can be a wonderful time to visit the cities, towns and villages all over Italy. With processions, masks, colours, music, dancing and special…
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by Alesha Allen | Thu, 12/05/2019 - 17:10
It’s the time of year when even the healthiest of us can get struck down with a seasonal illness. If this happens when you’re in Italy, it can be helpful to…
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by Alesha Allen | Tue, 08/13/2019 - 10:53
Being by the sea in Italy often give us an opportunity to try new and delicious fish dishes. When you look at the menu in a restaurant along the Italian coast…
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by Alesha Allen | Fri, 08/09/2019 - 03:39
The month of August is traditionally when Italians take their summer holidays. Many businesses close for two weeks around Ferragosto on 15th August, an Italian…
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by Alesha Allen | Thu, 08/01/2019 - 12:48
If you’ve just ordered a delicious-looking and really very large coppa di gelato (ice cream cup) on a sunny summer afternoon in Italy, you may be tempted to…
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by Alesha Allen | Thu, 07/11/2019 - 00:04
One of my students recently asked me the difference between ‘lasciare’ and ‘uscire’ as when she looked them up in the dictionary, they both said ‘to leave’. I’…