2 La Scuola in ItaliaSchooling in Italy is quite different to that in Australia. Italian students go to school in different seasons from Australian students because they live in the northern hemisphere. In Italy, summer vacation usually begins at the end of June and classes resume in early September.Traditionally school begins at 8.30 in the morning and finishes and 1 pm. Students attend school from Monday to Saturday. In some parts of Italy this has changed and students in primary and secondary school now attend school all day from Monday to Friday.
4 Cantiamo !!!! Scuola scuola, Siamo sempre la, Uffa uffa, Proprio non mi va,Lavagna qui e banco la,Cartella li e libro qua,Apri la finestra e scappiamo in citta`
5 Kate is getting ready for school. She packs her bag with Giulia’s help: Giulia: Ecco la riga, Kate.Kate: Grazie. Che cos’altro mi serve?Giulia: Il libro e il quaderno….Kate: Si! E la matita, la penna e l’astuccio.Giulia: Ecco anche il temperino e la gomma.Kate: E la calcolatrice?Giulia: Ah, si! Ecco!Kate: Adesso sono pronta!
23 Gender of nouns If the noun ends in o, the word is usually masculine. In Italian, all nouns are either masculine or feminine.If the noun ends in o, the word is usually masculine.If the noun ends in a, the word is usually feminine.If the noun ends in e, it can be either masculine or feminine – the dictionary will assist you in determining whether it is masculine or feminine.
24 Fate un tavolo – maschile or femminile ZainoRigaMatitaTemperinoQuadernoPennaLibroGommaDizionarioCalcolatriceAstuccioCdFoglio di cartaDischettoCollacartamaschilefemminile
25 Forming pluralsAs a general rule, in English we add and ‘s’ to the end of a noun to make it plural. In italian we change the last letter.Esempio: libro libri(o => i for masculine nouns)Note: Masculine nouns ending in –io generally change their ending to i in the pluralEx. diario diari
26 Esempio: penna penne(a => e for feminine nouns)Esempio: studente studenti(e => i for masculine/feminine nouns)
27 Cambiate al plurale: Zaino Riga Matita Temperino Quaderno Penna Libro GommaDizionarioCalcolatriceAstuccioCdFoglio di cartaDischettoCollacarta