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Oggi in Italia, Seventh Edition
Merlonghi et al.
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Lezione 2: E lei chi ?


Students practice reading timetables and stating when specific events will take place.

Functions: telling time, reading timetables

Vocabulary: words related to travel; arrival and departure times

Grammar: present tense of partire and arrivare

Cultural Content: transatlantic and local flights of the Italian national airline, Alitalia

Links

Alitalia
URL: http://www.alitalia.it

Description: Alitalia's official site provides information about its services, including current flight schedules (Orari) with times of departure (Partenza da) and arrival (Arrivo a) and connecting flights.


Activity

You and a friend at another university are planning a trip to Italy. You will leave from Miami and your friend will leave from Chicago. You would like to arrive at the same airport in Italy at approximately the same time.
Use the Alitalia schedule to find flights with similar arrival times. You are considering meeting in Milan, Rome, or Palermo. Answer the following questions to help you make a decision.


1. Miami-Milan
a. At what times do flights leave Miami for Milan?
b. At what times do they arrive?
c. What days does it fly on?
d. How many kilometers is the flight?


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2. Miami-Rome
a. At what times do flights leave Miami for Rome?
b. At what times do they arrive?
c. What days does it fly on?
d. How many kilometers is the flight?


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3. MiamiPalermo
a. At what times do flights leave Miami for Palermo?
b. At what times do they arrive?
c. What days does it fly on?
d. How many kilometers is the flight?


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4. ChicagoMilan
a. At what times do flights leave Chicago for Milan?
b. At what times do they arrive?
c. Is there a layover? Where?


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5. ChicagoRome
a. At what times do flights leave Chicago for Rome?
b. At what times do they arrive?
c. Is there a layover? Where?


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6. ChicagoPalermo
a. At what times do flights leave Chicago for Palermo?
b. At what times do they arrive?
c. Is there a layover? Where?


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7. In Italian, discuss possible arrival times and destinations withyour friend (a classroom partner). Then reconstruct your dialogue in writing.

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In classe

Bring your written dialogue to class and perform it for your classmates.





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