Learning a language while you drive may seem like a logical and productive thing to do, and it is. I’ve been augmenting my weekly Italian lessons by listening to Italian language lessons I buy in iTunes. They aren’t super imaginative. There’s an English speaker – who is normally British – who says a phrase in English and then an Italian woman says the same thing in Italian. It’s a good way to increase your vocabulary.
One twist, however, is that the phrases tend to express the interests of the English country where the lesson was produced.
For instance, in my British lesson these phrases were translated.
“Would you like a drink?”
“How much for the drinks?”
“May I have a glass of white wine?”
“May I have a glass of red wine?”
“How much does a beer cost?”
You get the picture. Around twenty different alcohol related questions along with “You are very attractive.”
The desire to get hammered seems to be a more British fixation.
I don’t find Italy is a real binge culture but maybe it’s changed.
I’ve used a picture of a guy with bad shoes crossing a frozen street to remind myself how nice the weather can be in Italy in May.