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Un vero affare!

Un vero affare! is a language course for business and work, which takes into account the changes in Italy and in the world of business over the past few years. It has been designed for those who have an Intermediate knowledge of Italian and wish to focalize on the language of work and business.The course, divided into Units, deals with the basic language structures and the sector specific vocabulary which are necessary to work in Italy and for Italian companies abroad.

Different professional figures are presented in the units using real interviews or video interviews with people who work or play key roles in Made in Italy companies (companies in the fields of food, fashion, design, cars, tourism, footwear, culture and events).The volume also focuses on topics such as transportation companies, communication and correspondence. The course is accompanied by multimedia contents: a section on telephone calls in Italian; a video about Italian gestures..Every two Units there is a self-evaluation test. In appendix: a glossary and some role-play ideas.

Marco Mezzadri is Professor of Teaching Modern Languages at Università di Parma.