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14.03.2012

#86 Danilo and Rita– La Costa Concordia come il Titanic (Parte 2)

The Costa Concordia ship shipwreck - another tragedy like the Titanic and another Italian mystery Il naufragio della Costa Concordia - un'altra tragedia come il Titanic e un altro mistero italiano Difficulty: AdvancedCategory: News and PoliticsDur...Th...
6.02.2012

#85 Danilo and Rita– La Costa Concordia come il Titanic (Parte 1)

The Costa Concordia ship shipwreck - another tragedy like the Titanic and another Italian mystery Il naufragio della Costa Concordia - un'altra tragedia come il Titanic e un altro mistero italiano Difficulty: AdvancedCategory: News and PoliticsDur...Th...
16.01.2012

#84 Danilo and Rita– Avventure in mare (Part 2)

Sea adventures - the same fascinating emotions today as in the past. Avventure in mare - le stesse emozioni affascinanti di oggi come nel passato. Difficulty: IntermediateCategory: TravelDuration: 10:00Click here to see the full transcript of this...Th...
23.12.2011

#83 Danilo and Rita– Avventure in mare (Part 1)

Sea adventures - the same fascinating emotions today as in the past. Avventure in mare - le stesse emozioni affascinanti di oggi come nel passato. Difficulty: IntermediateCategory: TravelDuration: 9:49Click here to see the full transcript of this ...Th...
7.12.2011

#82 Danilo and Rita– Toscana (Part 2)

TUSCANY: Is it the most beautiful region of Italy? Wonderful sea, historical and artistic towns, mild hills and delicious food all in a unique region. But all Italian regions are beautiful, rich with stories, traditions and good food. TOSCANA: è ...The...
7.11.2011

#81 Danilo and Rita– Toscana (Part 1)

TUSCANY: Is it the most beautiful region of Italy? Wonderful sea, historical and artistic towns, mild hills and delicious food all in a unique region. But all Italian regions are beautiful, rich with stories, traditions and good food. TOSCANA: è ...The...
11.10.2011

#80 Danilo and Rita– Roma e l’impero Romano (Part 2)

The legend of Rome, the Roman Empire, and the heritage of the Roman culture. La leggenda di Roma, l'impero romano, e il patrimonio della cultura romana. Difficulty: AdvancedCategory: HistoryDuration: 10:44Click here to see the full transcript of t...Th...
28.09.2011

#79 Danilo and Rita– Roma e l’impero Romano (Part 1)

The legend of Rome, the Roman Empire, and the heritage of the Roman culture. La leggenda di Roma, l'impero romano, e il patrimonio della cultura romana. Difficulty: AdvancedCategory: HistoryDuration: 10:16Click here to see the full transcript of t...Th...
8.09.2011

#78 Danilo and Rita– Venezia e Cristoforo Colombo (Part 2)

Venice, the most beautiful town in the world, has a long history: the commerce, the other seaside towns, Genoa and Christopher Columbus, up to the recent history. Venezia, la citt più bella del mondo, ha una lunga storia: il commercio, le altre...The ...
26.08.2011

#77 Danilo and Rita– Venezia e Cristoforo Colombo (Part 1)

Venice, the most beautiful town in the world, has a long history: the commerce, the other seaside towns, Genoa and Christopher Columbus, up to the recent history. Venezia, la citt più bella del mondo, ha una lunga storia: il commercio, le altre...The ...
11.08.2011

#76 Danilo and Rita– Elettodomestici e Giornalisti

Washing machines, other household appliances and the idea that journalists have of Italians. Le macchine per lavare e altri elettrodomestici e l'idea che i giornalisti hanno degli italiani. Difficulty: IntermediateCategory: Everyday LifeDuration: ...Th...
26.07.2011

#75 Danilo and Rita– La lavatrice le lavandaie e le donne

The washing machine: A short history of laundry and women Le macchine per lavare: breve storia delle lavandaie e delle donne Difficulty: IntermediateCategory: Culture and ReligionDuration: 10:02Click here to see the full transcript of this podcast...Th...
30.06.2011

#74 Danilo and Rita– Alternative Energy Sources (Part 2)

Italians called for a referendum to accept or reject nuclear power. Nuclear power plants? No, thank you. But what are alternative sources of energy? Gli italiani sono chiamati per un referendum per accettare o rifiutare l'energia nucleare. Central...Th...
13.06.2011

#73 Danilo and Rita– Alternative Energy Sources (Part 1)

Italians called for a referendum to accept or reject nuclear power. Nuclear power plants? No, thank you. But what are alternative sources of energy? Gli italiani sono chiamati per un referendum per accettare o rifiutare l'energia nucleare. Central...Th...
24.05.2011

#72 Danilo& Rita– Golf (Part 2)

Golf: Is it considered an interesting sport? Is it expensive or cheap? Is it for young people or older people? Lo sport del Golf: è conosciuto come sport affascinante ? Caro o economico, è adatto per gli anziani e per i giovani. Difficulty: Interm...Th...
13.05.2011

#71 Danilo& Rita– Golf (Part 1)

Golf: Is it considered an interesting sport? Is it expensive or cheap? Is it for young people or older people? Lo sport del Golf: è conosciuto come sport affascinante ? Caro o economico, è adatto per gli anziani e per i giovani. Difficulty: Interm...Th...
29.04.2011

#70 Danilo& Rita– Revolutions in North Africa– Part 2

Many North African people are fighting against the current regimes. Is it a threat to international peace? Tutte le popolazioni del Nord Africa stanno lottando contro le dittature. È un pericolo per la pace internazionale? Difficulty: AdvancedCate...Th...
9.03.2011

#69 Danilo& Rita– Revolutions in North Africa– Part 1

Many North African people are fighting against the current regimes. Is it a threat to international peace? Tutte le popolazioni del Nord Africa stanno lottando contro le dittature. È un pericolo per la pace internazionale? Difficulty: AdvancedCate...Th...
7.02.2011

#68 Danilo& Rita– TV Series– Part 2

TV series: European TV series are often slow and boring. US TV series are interesting and gripping. But not always: it is not easy to take most TV series seriously (science fiction, horror, soap operas). Telefilm: i telefilm europei sono spesso le...Th...
25.01.2011

#67 Danilo& Rita– TV Series– Part 1

TV series: European TV series are often slow and boring. US TV series are interesting and gripping. But not always: it is not easy to take most TV series seriously (science fiction, horror, soap operas). Telefilm: i telefilm europei sono spesso le...Th...
24.11.2010

#66 Danilo& Rita– Vino e Prodotti Italiani– Part 2 (Intermediate)

Italian wine and Italian food follow a specific production method that makes them unique. Many foreign factories try to imitate them but the quality is not the same. (Il vino italiano e la cucina italiana seguono un metodo di produzione specifico ...Th...
3.11.2010

#65 Danilo& Rita– Vino e Prodotti Italiani– Part 1 (Intermediate)

Italian wine and Italian food follow a specific production method that makes them unique. Many foreign factories try to imitate them but the quality is not the same. (Il vino italiano e la cucina italiana seguono un metodo di produzione specifico ...Th...
11.10.2010

#64 Danilo& Rita – GIOCO, DROGA, ALCOOL, Part 2 – (Intermediate)

Many people every day are ruined by addiction. Young people driving drunk can also cause the deaths of other people.(Molte persone ogni giorno sono rovinate dalla dipendenza. I giovani che guidano ubriachi causano la morte di altre persone. ) Diff...Th...
30.09.2010

#63 Danilo& Rita – GIOCO, DROGA, ALCOOL, Part 1 – (Intermediate)

Many people every day are ruined by addiction. Young people driving drunk can also cause the deaths of other people.(Molte persone ogni giorno sono rovinate dalla dipendenza. I giovani che guidano ubriachi causano la morte di altre persone. ) Diff...Th...
2.09.2010

#62 Danilo and Rita – Ecological and Environmental Disasters – (Intermediate)

In passato e oggi molti disastri provocano morte e rifiuti nell’ambiente a causa di interessi politici o economici.(Over time there have been many disasters causing death and environment waste due to harmful political or economical interests.)Diff...Th...
12.07.2010

#61 Danilo and Rita – Picnics and Barbecues – (Intermediate)

During the good weather Italians like to go out for a picnic or have a barbecue in the backyard or garden.(Durante la bella stagione agli italiani piace andare fuori per un picnic, o per preparare un barbecue nel cortile o nel giardino.)Difficulty...Th...
8.07.2010

#60 Danilo and Rita – Fraud and The Elderly – (Intermediate)

It seems incredible but elderly people every day are still tricked by old and well known frauds. Many often fall down and die after a snatch.(Sembra incredibile, ma molte persone anziane ogni giorno perdono il loro denaro a causa di vecchie e ben ...Th...
17.06.2010

#59 Danilo& Rita – Most Common Languages – (Intermediate)

English is spoken by more and more people, thanks to the Internet and international trade.(L’inglese è parlato da più e più persone, grazie a Internet e gli scambi commerciali.)Difficulty: IntermediateCategory: LanguageDuration: 10:10Click here to...Th...
3.06.2010

#58 Danilo and Rita – Music and the Arts – (Intermediate)

Danilo and Rita talk about whether liking art is enough to make you an artist or whether technical ability is a prerequisite.(Non è sufficiente amare l'arte per essere un artista. Si discute sul fatto che la capacit tecnica è, o non è, una qu...The po...
20.05.2010

#57 Danilo& Rita – Sports and Risk – (Intermediate)

Many sports are risky, many others are not, but sometimes people engage in risky behaviour which allows accidents to happen.(Molti sport sono rischiosi, molti altri sono tranquilli, ma a volte le persone si comportano in modo tale da creare infort...Th...
6.05.2010

#56 Danilo& Rita – The Good Old Days, Part 2 – (Intermediate)

Danilo and Rita recall the old stories from their parents and grandparents about the way things used to be in the early 20th century before electricity.(Ricordiamo le storie di famiglia che i nostri genitori e nonni ci hanno raccontato, a partire ...Th...
22.04.2010

#55 Danilo& Rita – The Good Old Days, Part 1 – (Intermediate)

Danilo and Rita recall the old stories from their parents and grandparents about the way things used to be in the early 20th century before electricity.(Ricordiamo le storie di famiglia che i nostri genitori e nonni ci hanno raccontato, a partire ...Th...
8.04.2010

#54 Danilo and Rita – Ghosts – (Intermediate)

Nobody has ever taken good pictures of castle ghosts. The same goes for monsters or UFOs.(Nessuno ha davvero delle belle fotografie di fantasmi dei castelli. Lo stesso vale per i mostri o UFO.)Difficulty: IntermediateCategory: ScienceDuration: 10:...Th...
25.03.2010

#53 Danilo and Rita – A brewery at Home – (Intermediate)

Beer is delicious and healthy, and not difficult to prepare.(La birra è deliziosa e sana, e non è difficile da preparare.)Difficulty: IntermediateCategory: Food and DrinkDuration: 11:01Click here to see the full transcript of this podcast. Click h...Th...
10.03.2010

#52 Danilo& Rita – European vs. National Laws – (Intermediate)

Controversy about the crucifix in the classroom is high pitched right now in Italy. Should we respect an European law if it is against our traditions?(La polemica del crocefisso nelle aule scolastiche è molto discussa in Italia. Dobbiamo rispettar...Th...
17.02.2010

#51 Danilo and Rita – Christmas Gifts – (Intermediate)

It is Christmas again, and we have to buy presents for friends and relatives, but there is a crisis so this year we will buy presents just for the kids.(È di nuovo Natale e dobbiamo comperare i regali a parenti ed amici, ma quest’anno c’è crisi e ...Th...
3.02.2010

#50 Danilo and Rita – Furniture Stores – (Intermediate)

There is a sharp difference in cost between small furniture shops and large department stores. Quality can be the same but, often, if you wish to have the best quality, prices can be extremely high.(Vi è una netta differenza di costi tra i negozi...The...
20.01.2010

#49 Flaminia& Gianmarco – The Voyage – (Intermediate)

Flaminia tells Gianmarco about her trip to a track meet.(Una ragazza parla del suo viaggio per andare ad una gara.)Difficulty: IntermediateCategory: TravelDuration: 10:18Click here to see the full transcript of this podcast. Click here to listen t...Th...
6.01.2010

#48 Danilo and Rita – Apartments and Houses – (Intermediate)

It’s more and more difficult for young couples to get an apartment in the city. Luckily there are beautiful and inexpensive houses in the countryside.(È sempre più difficile per le giovani coppie acquistare appartamenti in citt . Fortunatamen...The pos...
23.12.2009

#47 Fabio& Gianmarco – Win for Life – (Intermediate)

Fabio and Gianmarco talk about gambling and about a friend who has a crush on a guy.(Due ragazzi parlano del gioco d’azzardo e dell’attrazione di una loro amica per un ragazzo.)Difficulty: IntermediateCategory: Everyday LifeDuration: 07:17Click he...Th...
9.12.2009

#46 Danilo and Rita – Animals and Zoos – (Intermediate)

Danilo and Rita talk about how animals are wonderful but should be left free and not confined in zoos.(Gli animali sono meravigliosi, ma dovrebbero essere lasciati liberi.)Difficulty: IntermediateCategory: EnvironmentDuration: 10:37Click here to s...Th...
25.11.2009

#45 Fabio& Gianmarco – The New Boyfriend – (Intermediate)

Fabio and Gianmarco talk about a friend’s new boyfriend and about going for a run to the stadium.(Due ragazzi parlano del nuovo ragazzo di una amica, e riguardo all’andare allo stadio.)Difficulty: IntermediateCategory: Everyday LifeDuration: 09:58...Th...
8.11.2009

#44 Danilo and Rita – Charity Work – (Intermediate)

All around the world people give their time to charity, work that is often essential. But volunteer organizations can sometimes exploit people for their own advantage, only putting a minimal percentage of money collected towards their cause.(In tu...Th...
25.10.2009

#43 Flaminia& Gianmarco – The Exam – (Intermediate)

Flaminia tells Gianmarco about her exam at University.(Una ragazza parla del suo esame all’Universit .)Difficulty: IntermediateCategory: Everyday LifeDuration: 06:11 Click here to see the full transcript of this podcast. Click here to listen to...The p...
2.10.2009

#42 Danilo& Rita – European vs. American Healthcare – (Intermediate)

The US healthcare system seems unfair and not suitable for a democratic country. Obama is trying to change this, but a new public healthcare system is expensive and the economic crisis will make it difficult to bring in.(Il sistema sanitario degli...Th...
12.09.2009

#41 Danilo& Rita – Do-It-Yourselfing – (Intermediate)

Over the holidays it is enjoyable and rewarding to work on projects around the home. It’s difficult to find the time during the working months and the list of projects gets very long.(Il fai-da-te: durante le vacanze, è rilassante e gioioso rinnov...Th...
26.08.2009

#40 Danilo& Rita – Dangerous Holidays – (Intermediate)

The more interesting and adventurous holidays we choose, the more dangerous they can get. Sometimes people deliberately seek adventure and risk since a bit of adventure can make a vacation more memorable.(Le vacanze più interessanti e avventurose ...Th...
25.06.2009

#39 Danilo& Rita – Digital Television – (Intermediate)

Even in Italy many areas have been converted to digital television, and analog transmission will be stopped. However, the image quality is often poor, not to mention the contents.(Anche in Italia molte regioni sono state convertite alla television...Th...
13.06.2009

#38 Danilo& Rita – Vacation Time – (Intermediate)

In the past, young people used to go on long trips by train which were cheap and full of adventure. Nowadays, this kind of vacation is considered a bit dangerous and tiring; cruises are often preferred.(Tempo di vacanze: i giovani delle generazion...Th...
21.05.2009

#37 Danilo& Rita – The Scouts Movement – (Intermediate)

The old ways like the Scouts movement are slowly disappearing but they remain fun and healthy activities even for new generations.(Formazione morale e fisica per i bambini: il buon vecchio metodo come il movimento scout sta scomparendo, ma è sempr...Th...