PERCHE STUDIARE L’ITALIANO? Why study Italian? Italiano I/Sig.ra Rizzuto BRAINSTORM! With your partner, think of some reasons why you should study Italian. Write them down! (be specific!) Use these categories to help you: ★Food ★Clothing ★Business ★Music ★Arts ★Travel ★Culture ★Literature Allora...Perche? • Italian is spoken on 5 continents! • It is the official language of 6 countries, including: Italy, Switzerland, Ethiopia, & Somalia • There are large Italian communities in: United States, Canada, Germany, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, & Venezuela • Italy is one of the TOP 5 economies in the world! Chi parla l’italiano?? Who speaks Italian? MUSIC speaks ITALIAN • Luciano Pavarotti • Giuseppe Verdi • Antonio Vivaldi • Giacomo Puccini • Opera LUCIANO PAVAROTTI famous opera tenor • Forte, fortissimo, allegro, adagio, crescendo movies speak italian • La Vita e’ Bella (Life is Beautiful) • La Dolce Vita • Cinema Paradiso • Roberto DeNiro • Sofia Loren • Martin Scorsese • Roberto Benigni tourism speaks italian • Alitalia Airlines • Toscana - Tuscany • Roma - Rome Alitalia Airlines Italia • Capri - Capri • Firenze - Florence • Venezia - Venice La Fontana di Trevi, Roma l’Isola di Capri • Napoli - Naples • Sicilia - Sicily Art speaks italian Il Davide Michelangelo • Raffaello • Da Vinci • Michelangelo • Botticelli La Gioconda Leonardo Da Vinci • Affresco (Fresco) • Museums La Nascita di Venere Sandro Botticelli fashion speaks italian • Giorgio Armani • Valentino Garavani • Salvatore Ferragamo • Guccio Gucci Valentino Garavani • Gianni Versace Gianni Versace Finalmente...WHAT WE ALL KNOW AND LOVE!!!! ITALIAN FOOD!!!! Food speaks italian • Pizza • Spaghetti • Mozzarella • Polenta • Nutella • Pane • What else can you think of? automobiles speak italian • Lamborghini • Ferrari • Maserati • Alfa Romeo • Fiat literature speaks italian • Dante Alighieri • Petrarca • Boccaccio • Italo Calvino • Luigi Capuana • Machiavelli • Pirandello Fun Facts! • Students who take the SAT tend to score higher on vocabulary and grammar. Why? Because Italian developed from Latin and an estimated 60% of the English vocabulary also comes from Latin. Italy is a world leader in culinary arts, interior design, fashion, shipbuilding, graphic designer, & furniture design • Italian is the 4th foreign language most spoken in US homes • An estimated 7,500 American companies do business with Italy Italian is the easiest foreign language to read, write, and pronounce.