Italy’s most famous Fairy Tales

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Today I want to make you dream! Seriously, I’m not kidding! Do you feel like becoming a kid again just for a few minutes?

What I’m hoping to do is to talk to you about a topic that will help you sleep serenely tonight when you head off to bed… Just as you did when you were a child!

In this podcast episode we’re going to talk about fairy tales… Exactly, the ones our parents used to tell us as children to help us go to sleep… And maybe to also teach us a good lesson without us even being aware!

HOW TO USE THIS PODCAST

Italy Made Easy Podcast is a language learning tool, not just yet another podcast.

It is a great way for you to work on your Italian Listening and Comprehension skills.  Don’t just listen to this Episode as you would any other Podcast in your native language! You are here to improve your ability to speak and understand Italian, and you will if you use these resources strategically.

Below are clear and simple instructions on how you should use these learning materials.

▷ BEFORE LISTENING TO THIS PODCAST EPISODE:

  • Read the TRUE/FALSE questions below; they will help you focus on the main points you need to listen out for.

▷ LISTENING TO THE PODCAST:

  • Listen to the audio once. Don’t focus on trying to understand every single word and sentence.
    The aim is to get the overall meaning. What is Manu talking about?
  • Listen to it again and see if you can pick out the key words and find the answers to the questions as you listen.
  • Listen to the audio as many times as you need – the more you listen the more you will understand. Try and identify words that you don’t know the meaning of and look them up.
    The most important thing is that you listen more than once!

▷ BEFORE LISTENING TO THIS PODCAST EPISODE:
Read the TRUE/FALSE questions below; they will help you focus on the main points you need to listen out for.

▷ LISTENING TO THE PODCAST:

  • Listen to the audio once. Don’t focus on trying to understand every single word and sentence.
    The aim is to get the overall meaning. What is Manu talking about?
  • Listen to it again and see if you can pick out the key words and find the answers to the questions as you listen.
  • Listen to the audio as many times as you need – the more you listen the more you will understand. Try and identify words that you don’t know the meaning of and look them up.
    The most important thing is that you listen more than once!
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Here are your TRUE/ FALSE Comprehension questions.

You will find the answers to these questions and even more questions in the Bonus PDF.

 

1. Molte favole sono famose grazie a Walt Disney
Many fairytales are famous thanks to Walt Disney

2. Le favole più famose hanno un’unica versione
The most famous fairytales only have one version

3. La favole italiane sono frutto della cultura popolare
Italian fairytales stem from popular culture

4. Bellindia è una favola conosciuta solo in Toscana
“Bellindia” is a fairytale only known in Tuscany

5. La protagonista di Bellindia è la figlia di un contadino
The main character of “Bellindia” is the daughter of a farmer

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