Students wishing to commence the study of Italian in Year 9 are required to select two semesters’ units of Italian and to have achieved no less than a B average in the Languages they have studied in Year 7 and Year 8.
It is strongly recommended that another Language continue to be studied at least in Year 9, to facilitate ongoing language learning skills.
Grammar Subject pronoun the plural, irregular verbs essere and avere , formal and informal greetings, asking questions, negating, gender of nouns, the definite article, the indefinite article, agreement of adjectives, the present tense of –are, -ere, -ire and isc verbs. Abitare a/in , adjectives – gender and position, use of piacere with reflexive pronoun, questo and questa , numbers.
Culture: The Geography of Italy.
Grammar Irregular verbs andare, venire, fare , a + definite article, da + definite article, piacere , quantative words molto, tanto, troppo , reflexive verbs, irregular verbs dire, volere , articulated prepositions, use of bello and quello , the suffix issimo , possessives, the adjective buono .
Culture The national sport of Italy: Il Calcio (soccer).
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