Tag Archives: Italy

Episode 111: Roman Stories III (Tyson)

Episode 111: Roman Stories III (Tyson)

Our guest Tyson tells his story of moving from the United States to Rome, starting by working in a bar and eventually becoming a city tour guide and then a tour director throughout Europe. The episode comes with a worksheet containing a transcript of the conversation, analysis of the best vocabulary, and discussion questions to help you make the most of the conversation.

Episode 106: Roman Stories II (Wendy)

Episode 106: Roman Stories II (Wendy)

In the second episode of Roman Stories, Wendy talks about how she found herself living in Rome many years ago and why she keeps going back, as well as nominating her favourite neighbourhood in Rome. The episode comes with a worksheet containing a transcript of the conversation, analysis of the best vocabulary, and discussion questions to help you make the most of the conversation.

Episode 100: Rome

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Episode 100: Rome

For our 100th episode, Nick and Wendy talk about their favourite city in the world: Rome, Italy. They discuss Rome’s historical layers and the difficulty of having a functioning modern city on top of an ancient city. The episode comes with a worksheet containing a transcript of the conversation, analysis of the best vocabulary, and discussion questions to help you make the most of the conversation.

Episode 35: Markets in Palermo

Nick and Wendy are in the Sicilian capital Palermo. They talk about the famous Ballarò market, the unusual vegetables you can find there, and how it’s different from markets in their home countries. The episode comes with a worksheet containing a transcript of the conversation, analysis of the best vocabulary, and discussion questions to help you make the most of the conversation.

Episode 34: Climbing a Volcano

As part of their recent trip to southern Italy, Nick and Wendy climbed the volcano on the island of Stromboli. In this conversation they talk about the climb and what they saw at the top. The episode comes with a worksheet containing a transcript of the conversation, analysis of the best vocabulary, and discussion questions to help you make the most of the conversation.

Episode 32: The Sacred Mile

In their second conversation about the Italian city of Naples, Nick and Wendy talk about visiting ‘The Sacred Mile’ in the Sanità neighbourhood, a fascinating and undiscovered part of the city. The episode comes with a worksheet containing a transcript of the conversation, analysis of the best vocabulary, and discussion questions to help you make the most of the conversation.

Episode 29: Pizza in Naples

Nick and Wendy talk about traditional Italian pizza from the city of Naples and about how it’s different from American pizza. They also discuss the concept of cucina povera (‘poor man’s cooking’) in Italian cuisine. The episode comes with a worksheet containing a transcript of the conversation, analysis of the best vocabulary, and discussion questions to help you make the most of the conversation.