Introduction; How to use this book; Glossary of grammatical terms; Functional grammar; 01 - Asking for and giving personal information / 02 - Identifying people and things / 03 - Asking about availability / 04 - Talking about location / 05 - Stating choice and preference / 06 - Talking about the present / 07 - Talking about routine and habits / 08 - Talking about possibility and asking permission / 09 - Giving orders and instructions / 10 - Talking about possession / 11 - Talking about events and actions in the past / 12 - Describing the past / 13 - Talking about the future / 14 - Talking about wants and preferences / 15 - Describing processes and procedures / 16 - Talking about likes and dislikes / 17 - Asking and giving an opinion / 18 - Expressing obligation and need / 19 - Expressing emotions and uncertainty / 20 - Expressing wishes or polite requests / 21 - Expressing regrets / 22 - Expressing conditions; Key to the exercises; Reference grammar; 01 - Nouns with irregular plurals / 02 - Adjectives extra / 03 - Comparison / 04 - Pronouns / 05 - Indefinites / 06 - Quantity / 07 - Relative pronouns / 08 - Prepositions / 09 - Negatives / 10 - Question words / 11 - Conjunctions / 12 - Linking parts of sentences / 13 - Verbs; Taking it further; Index
Anna Proudfoot was born in Scotland but has spent long periods in Italy since childhood. Since graduating from the University of London, she has taught Italian in higher, further and adult education in London, Cambridge, the USA and now Oxford. Her main interests are in developing language materials for adult learners and she has written other Italian Grammar textbooks. She is currently Head of Italian at Oxford Brookes University, where she is also in charge of Oxford Brookes Language Services, which offers language training for business and runs intensive Italian language weekends for the general public.