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200+ essential words and phrases anchored into your long-term memory with great music

Italian

Your personal audio language trainer

Your personal audio language trainer

earworms mbt Rapid Italian puts the words and phrases you need not just on the tip of your tongue, but also transports them deep into your long-term memory. Simply by listening to these specially composed melodies with their rhythmic repetitions of Italian and English a few times, the sound patterns are indelibly burned into your auditory cortex. You will have successfully learned the Italian phrase and have the correct accent ringing in your ears. Wherever you are, whatever you are doing: while jogging, in the car, in the bath, doing the ironing you can be learning Italian at the same time! earworms mbt Rapid Languages is the first language course to get your toe tapping. You know the phenomenon of those catchy tunes or earworms that you just can't get out of your head? Voulezvous coucher avec moi, ce soir? Well, earworms mbt has put this phenomenon to positive use. Gone are the days of learning pressure and frustration at not being able to remember, the experience of many on conventional language courses. In combination with music, the phrases you need are automatically anchored deep into your memory, ready for instant recall. Music is the Key The idea is as simple as it is old. Before the age of writing, ancient historical events were recorded in verse and song form for easy memorisation. In his book 'Songlines' Bruce Chatwin describes how the Australian Aborigines were able to navigate their way across hundreds of miles of desert to their ancestral hunting grounds without maps. And how? The extensive lyrics of their traditional songs were exact descriptions of the routes!

Rhythm and words i.e. song and verse have always been a very powerful memory aid, and this is supported by recent scientific research. The advertising industry knows only too well how powerful music can be in getting the message across with brainwashing-like jingles and soundbites. It really works! Developed and used over years in the classroom, earworms mbt Rapid Languages has shown phenomenal success. In tests pupils using this technique regularly get average marks of over 90 % compared to less than 50 % with conventional book based learning. Why hasn't music been used more in education up to now? Imagine kids at school getting a CD of hip hop songs with all the historical dates they have to learn, or all the irregular verbs they have to learn! Wouldn't that make their (and teachers') school lives much easier, much more fun, much more successful? Rest assured, we are working on it! What you get This volume deals with the essentials for your visit abroad. It looks at typical situations: taking a taxi, at the hotel, at the restaurant, requesting, polite phrases, finding your way, numbers, dealing with problems and so on. Volume 2 will have you talking about yourself and others, past, present and future, likes and dislikes and general conversational items. The themes follow closely the Common European Framework for language learning a recognised benchmark of language proficiency, and the emphasis is constantly on usefulness to the learner.

Memory hooks This booklet contains all the words and phrases on the CD, both English and Italian, plus the sounds of the words. An additional aid to learning, 'memory hooks' and comments to assist your memorisation and understanding, can be found on the earworms website. These complement the CD and are really worth checking out. Memory hooks are for example, if you want to memorise the Italian term: my name is = mi chiamo, imagine: my name is Micky Armo - and you will easily remember. How to use earworms: Don't think, just listen! Sit back, relax and groove along to the melodies without trying to listen too hard. Treat them as songs you hear on the radio. Our recommendation is that you do familiarise yourself with the written words in the booklet - at least the first time you listen. After listening several times, playfully test yourself cover up the English side of the phrase book and see how many words and phrases you remember! Lastly - a word of thanks The earworms team would like to thank you for putting your trust in our 'slightly different' learning concept and are sure that you will have the success that many others have already had. It's motivating to know that learners are really benefiting from our research and development. Also, as accelerated learning is a rapidly growing field, we look forward to hearing your experiences and successes - so feel free to visit us on the website:

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1. I would like
I would like ...a coffee. a coffee with milk please Id like a coffee with milk, please. a tea with milk and sugar and sugar Id like a tea with milk. very good a beer water some water some something to eat something to eat Id like something to eat. good very good Vorrei
vorray

...un caff.
oon kaffe

un cappuccino
oon kappoocheeno

per favore
per favore

Vorrei un cappuccino, per favore.


vorray oon kappoochino per favore

un t
oon te

con latte
kon latte

e zucchero
e dzookero

e
e

zucchero
dzookero

Vorrei un t con latte.


vorray oon te kon latte

benissimo
beneesseemo

una birra
oona beerra

acqua
akwa

dellacqua
dellakwa

del
del

qualcosa da mangiare
kwalkoza da manjare

qualcosa
kwalkoza

da mangiare
da manjare

Vorrei qualcosa da mangiare.


vorray kwalkoza da manjare

bene
bene

molto bene
molto bene

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2. To order
to order drinks to order drinks Certainly / of course. to order food food some wine a bottle of red wine red wine red white a bottle of white wine house wine (wine of the house) bread some bread olives some olives a salad a mixed salad Perfect. ordinare da bere
ordeenare da bere

ordinare
ordeenare

da bere
da bere

Certamente.
chertamente

ordinare da mangiare
ordeenare da manjare

da mangiare
da manjare

del vino
del veeno

una bottiglia di vino rosso


oona botteelya dee veeno rosso

vino rosso
veeno rosso

rosso
rosso

bianco
byanko

una bottiglia di vino bianco


oona botteelya dee veeno byanko

vino della casa


veeno della kasa

pane
pane

del pane
del pane

olive
oleeve

delle olive
delle oleeve

uninsalata
oon eensalata

uninsalata mista
oon eensalata meesta

Perfetto.
perfetto

3. Have you got ?


Have you got ... ...a table for two? for three a table near to the window near to the window Yes, of course. No, sorry. Everything OK? everything Enjoy your meal, bon appetit. Would you like / Do you want ...to order a dessert? a dessert Can I have more coffee? more Can I pay... ...by credit card? the bill Could you ...call me a taxi? call me Fine / Alright / OK Avete...
avete

...un tavolo per due?


oon tavolo per doo-e

per tre
per tre

un tavolo vicino alla finestra


oon tavolo veecheeno alla feenestra

vicino alla finestra


veecheeno alla feenestra

S, certamente.
see, chertamente

No, mi dispiace.
no, mee deespyache

Tutto bene?
tootto bene

tutto
tootto

Buon appetito.
bwon appeteeto

Vuole
vwole

...ordinare un dessert?
ordeenare oon dessert

un dessert
oon dessert

Posso avere pi caff?


posso avere pyoo kaffe

pi
pyoo

Posso pagare...
posso pagare

...con carta di credito?


kon karta dee kredeeto

il conto
eel konto

Pu
pwo

...chiamarmi un taxi?
kyamarmee oon taksee

chiamarmi
kyamarmee

Va bene
va bene

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hot cold At what time is ? At what time is breakfast? breakfast From 7 oclock... ...to 10 oclock. at 7 oclock at 8 oclock today tomorrow in the afternoon

caldo
kaldo

freddo
freddo

A che ora ?
a ke ora e

A che ora la prima colazione?


a ke ora e la preema kolatsyone

la prima callazione
la preema kolatsyone

Dalle sette...
dalle sette

...alle dieci.
alle dyechee

alle sette
alle sette

alle otto
alle otto

oggi
ojee

domani
domanee

nel pomeriggio
nel pomereejo

4. To the airport!
to go To the city! To the centre! To the airport! Id like to go to the airport. to the hotel to the cinema to the theatre to go to the theatre Thank you. Thank you very much. Id like to hire/rent a car. to hire/rent to hire/rent a car a car to buy Id like to buy a pair of shoes. a pair of shoes to buy a pair of trousers a pair of trousers How much do they cost? How much does this/it cost? andare
andare

In citt!
een cheetta

Al centro!
al chentro

Allaeroporto!
al a-eroporto

Vorrei andare allaeroporto.


vorray andare al a-eroporto

in hotel
een otel

al cinema
al cheenema

al teatro
al te-atro

andare al teatro
andare al te-atro

Grazie.
gratsye

Grazie mille.
gratsye meelle

Vorrei noleggiare una macchina.


vorray nolejare oona makkeena

noleggiare
nolejare

noleggiare una macchina


nolejare oona makkeena

una macchina
oona makkeena

comprare
komprare

Vorrei comprare un paio di scarpe.


vorray komprare oon piyo dee skarpe

un paio di scarpe
oon piyo dee skarpe

comprare un paio di pantaloni


comprare oon piyo dee pantalonee

un paio di pantaloni
oon piyo dee pantalonee

Quanto costano?
kwanto kostano

Quanto costa?
kwanto kosta

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5. Numbers and days


one two three four five six seven eight nine ten Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday uno
oono

due
doo-e

tre
tre

quattro
kwattro

cinque
cheenkwe

sei
say

sette
sette

otto
otto

nove
nove

dieci
dyechee

luned
loonedee

marted
martedee

mercoled
merkoledee

gioved
jovedee

venerd
venerdee

sabato
sabato

domenica
domeneeka

6. Is there ?
Excuse me. Is there ...a shoe shop... ...near here? a shop Is there a shoe shop near here? Is there a good restaurant? a good... ...restaurant a bar Is there a bar near here? Is there a pizzeria near here? not too expensive not too expensive Sorry,... ...I dont know. Impressive! Scusi.
skoozee

C ?
che

...un negozio di scarpe...


oon negotsyo dee skarpe

qui vicino?
kwee veecheeno

un negozio
oon negotsyo

C un negozio di scarpe qui vicino?


che oon negotsyo dee skarpe kwee veecheeno

C un buon ristorante?
che oon bwon reestorante

un buon...
oon bwon

...ristorante
reestorante

un bar
oon bar

C un bar qui vicino?


che oon bar kwee veecheeno

C una pizzeria qui vicino?


che oona peezzereea kwee veecheeno

non troppo caro


non troppo karo

non
non

troppo
troppo

caro
karo

Mi dispiace,...
mee deespyache

...non lo so.
non lo so

Impressionante!
eempressyonante

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7. Directions
Good morning/day. Im looking for ...a police station. a post office a bank Can you tell me ...how to get to ...the Colosseum? by bus by car by train Go straight on! Turn right! right / left Turn left! Is it far? 2 kilometres. Roughly 100 metres. on the left Thank you. Youre welcome. Buongiorno.
bwonjorno

Sto cercando
sto cherkando

...una stazione di polizia.


oona statsyone dee poleetseea

un ufficio postale
oon ooffeecho postale

una banca
oona banka

Pu dirmi
pwo deermee

...come arrivare
kome arreevare

...al Colosseo?
al colossayo

in autobus
een owtoboos

in macchina
een makkeena

in treno
een treno

Vada dritto!
vada dreetto

Giri a destra!
jeeree

a destra / a sinistra
a destra / a seeneestra

Giri a sinistra!
jeeree a seeneestra

lontano?
e lontano

Due chilometri.
doo-e keelometree

Circa cento metri.


cheerka chento metree

sulla sinistra
soolla seeneestra

Grazie.
gratsye

Prego.
prego

8. Where & what time?


What time ? When ? Where ? Where can I buy ...a ticket? a bus ticket In the tobacco shop. tobacco shop Where is ...your suitcase? suitcase my suitcase our suitcase over there Is it over there? is it Is it in the room? room Excuse me, where is the toilet? the toilet (bathroom) upstairs downstairs A che ora ?
A ke ora

Quando ?
kwando

Dove ?
dove

Dove posso comprare


dove posso komprare

...un biglietto?
oon beelyetto

un biglietto per lautobus


oon beelyetto per lowtoboos

Nella tabaccheria.
nella tabaccereea

tabaccheria
tabaccereea

Dov
dov-e

...la tua valigia?


la too-a valeeja

valigia
valeeja

la mia valigia
la meea valeeja

la nostra valigia
la nostra valeeja

l sopra
lee sopra

l sopra?
e lee sopra

nella stanza?
e nella stantsa

stanza
stantsa

Mi scusi, dov il bagno?


mee skoozee, dov-e eel banyo

il bagno
eel banyo

al piano di sopra
al peeano dee sopra

al piano di sotto
al peeano dee sotto

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9. Problems, problems!
There is There is a problem... ...with the television. with the air conditioning with the fridge I need ...stamps. plasters / Band-Aid (US Engl.) suncream aspirins something I need something ...for a stomach ache. something for a headache Ive lost my camera. Ive lost ...my camera. my passport my wallet Ive lost my wallet. Its mine. Excellent! C
che

C un problema...
che oon problema

...con la televisione.
con la televeezyone

con laria condizionata


con larya kondeetsyonata

con il frigorifero
con eel freegoreefero

Ho bisogno di
o beezonyo dee

...francobolli.
frankobollee

cerotti
cherottee

crema solare
krema solare

aspirine
aspeereene

qualcosa
kwalkoza

Ho bisogno di qualcosa
o beezonyo dee kwalkoza

...per il mal di stomaco.


per eel mal dee stomako

qualcosa per il mal di testa


kwalkoza per eel mal dee testa

Ho perso la mia macchina fotografica.


o perso la meea makkeena fotografeeka

Ho perso
o perso

...la mia macchina fotografica.


la meea makkeena fotografeeka

il mio passaporto
eel meeo passaporto

il mio portafoglio
eel meeo portafolyo

Ho perso il mio portafoglio.


o perso eel meeo portafolyo

mio.
e meeo

Eccellente!
echelente

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10. Do you speak English?


How are you? (informal) Sorry, I dont speak Italian. It is very difficult. easy Do you speak English? My name is (Im called ) How about ...an icecream? Help yourself. Do you like ...ice cream? I like it... ...very much. But I prefer tiramisu. Hi/Bye. Bye bye. Goodbye. See you later. See you tomorrow. Have fun, enjoy yourself. Good evening. Good night. Come stai?
kome sty

Mi dispiace, non parlo italiano.


mee deespyache, non parlo eetalyano

molto difficile.
e molto deeffeecheele

facile
facheele

Parli inglese?
Parlee eengleze

Mi chiamo
mee kyamo

Ti va
tee va

...oon gelato?
oon jellato

Serviti da solo.
serveetee da solo

Ti piace
tee pyache

...il gelato?
eel jellato

Mi piace...
mee pyache

...molto
molto

Ma preferisco il tiramis.
ma prefereesco eel teerameesoo

Ciao.
chow

Ciao ciao.
chow chow

Arrivederci.
arreevederchee

Ci vediamo.
chee vedyamo

Ci vediamo domani.
chee vedyamo domanee

Divertiti.
deeverteetee

Buona sera.
bwona sera

Buona notte.
bwona notte

How often do I have to listen to the earworms CD before I can really remember all the language on it? With the appeal of the earworms songs we hope that it is not a question of 'having to', it is rather a question of 'wanting to'. But seriously: the memory is like a muscle, it needs to be trained and exercised. Based on scientific studies, the ideal is listening relatively intensively at the beginning (the learning phase), thereafter listening periodically to review what you have learnt and refresh your memory. In practical terms this means listening to the whole album the first day, in order to 'tune your ear in' to the sounds of the language. Then listen regularly, several times, over a period of one or two weeks, making sure that you listen to every song equally as many times. While listening, actually speak the words out loud, when you can, to get a feeling for their pronunciation. After this, go through the booklet and test your knowledge, picking out any gaps that you may wish to concentrate on. Lastly, the review phase. As we all know, memories fade, so it is important to refresh your memory by listening to the CD at your leisure, say, once a week for the following few weeks. Thereafter, monthly. This review phase is crucial as it consolidates your knowledge and transfers it into your long-term memory. Although this demands self-discipline, it is of course without effort, as you are only listening to songs. The result is that you will be able to recall the words and phrases with the same ease that you remember your telephone number!

The science behind earworms mbt 1. How we learn A large part of learning in general and language learning in particular is to do with the memorisation of words, facts and other significant information. It's a well-known fact that we use only a fraction of our brain power and traditional book learning is now recognised as not suiting every learner. earworms uses simple techniques which open up and exploit more of the brain's native power, and come under the heading of 'accelerated learning'. In a recent issue of the journal 'Nature' researchers at Dartmouth College reported that they had pinpointed the region of the brain where 'earworms' or catchy tunes reside, the auditory cortex. They found that the sounds and words that have actually been heard can be readily recalled from the auditory cortex where the brain can listen to them 'virtually' again and again. 2. What we learn

earworms mbt adopts the so-called lexical approach to language. In essence, this means we look at language in terms of whole meaningful chunks, then break these down into their component bite-sized, easily absorbable parts and then reconstruct them. You not only learn complete, immediately useful phrases, you also intuitively learn something about the structure (the grammar) of the language. These 'chunks' which the learner can 'mix and match', gradually build up to cover whole areas of the language.

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The Tracks: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. I would like 4:52 To order 5:12 Have you got...? 7:01 To the airport 5:57 Numbers and days 6:03 Is there? 4:39 Directions 8:32 Where & what time? 8:03 Problems, problems! 6:50 Do you speak English? 7:28

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Concept: Marlon Lodge, Project Development: Andrew Lodge, Project Management: Maria Lodge, Editorial Supervision: Renate Elbers-Lodge, Music: earworms & AKM, Songs 5,6,9 feature samples by www.platinumloops.com, Recorded @ Hill House Studios, Voices: Filomena Nardi & Andrew Lodge, Mastered by Max Stamm @ Wildwood, Dsseldorf. Graphic Design: Jaroslaw Suchorski & Bernd Kreuder @ HKP, Special thanks to: Jan, Jane, Evie, Anna, Freddy, Matt Hinzmann, Noisebox Digital Media.

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2005 earwormslearning
Catalogue no. EARW 0501 Produced in the EU