ULTIMATE ITALIAN: BASIC TO INTERMEDIATE A Complete Lesson Book and Reference Guide Lively, up-to-date, authentic dialogues Clear explanations--of grammar Cultural highlights plus Grammar summary Verb conjugations Glossary Developed by the experts at Living Language, this book offers a highly effective combination of conversational Italian with grammar and culture. It covers the equivalent of two years of college-level study. 40 lessons, each with a lively, authentic Italian dialogue that includes the most common and useful expressions for everyday conversation. English translations and explanations of Italian grammar and usage, pronunciation, vocabulary, and cultural notes. Quizzes and review sections to check your progress. A complete summary of Italian grammar, and verb charts covering all major tenses. A section on letter writing for business or social occasions. An extensive two-way glossary. While this book stands on its own as a complete course and an invaluable reference, you'll find that using it with the recorded lessons is even more effective. Along with the recordings, Living Language® Ultimate Italian cassette packages include this manual.