- A scene from the film Big Night by Campbell/Tucci (1996). The film is set in a small town on the Jersey Shore in the 1950s. Two Italian immigrant brothers, Primo (Tony Shalhoub) and Secondo (Stanley Tucci) from Abruzzo open a restaurant. Primo is a fantastic chef, but he has a hard time adapting to American and Italian-American customers who are not aware of how Italians in Italy are accustomed to eating. Secondo is more willing to adapt to American tastes.
- 2. Watch the scene.
- 3. Useful vocabulary: l’amido (starch) il contorno (side dish) le polpette (meatballs) il puré di patate (mashed potatoes) il basilico (basil) il formaggio (cheese) ordinare (to order)
- Choose whether the following statements are true or false.
1.17 / Numeri di telefono
1.18 / Al bar
Listen to Gessica, Noemi and Giulia talking about what they like or do not like to eat and drink al bar, and choose whether the following statements are true or false.
1.19 / Formale o informale?
Listen to Giulia and decide which of her statements are formal and which are informal.
1.20 / Che cosa ti piace?
1.21 / Il McDonald’s: sì o no?
1.22 / Viva la pizza!