If you dream of Italy and are passionate about its culture, come and join us.
You are still in time to read the first book and join. Our first meeting was postponed due to COVID being at its peak here in Christchurch.
The Italian Book Club is a ‘taste of Italy’ under all points of view: writers, stories, locations, characters, cultures including, of course, the food: at every meeting you will have the chance to try a traditional recipe inspired by the book.
Cost: $40 for three meetings of one and a half hours Where: Kohinga - St. Albans Community Centre, 1049 Colombo Street (Edgeware Road end) Time: 7pm-8.30pm Facilitator: Roberto Dazzaro
Payment can be made online to the following bank account - 11 7800 0054463 11 or, if you are a casual member, cash payment can be made on the evening.
Next month, we will be screening our first film for 2022, 'Come un gatto in tangenziale' - ‘Like a cat on a highway’ on Thursday 5th May at 7.30pm in Room #2 at Kohinga: St. Albans Community Centre, 1049 Colombo Street.
The room will be open from 7pm so you can come along and have a glass of wine and a quick chat in Italian (or English) before the film starts.
After a couple of months of running Italian classes on Zoom, most classes will return face to face after our Easter/ANZAC Break. Brunella’s Absolute Beginners Courses return to St. Albans on Wednesday 6th April. Confirmed dates will be communicated by all other tutors nearer to the time.
WORDLE - PARoLE
Have you played – or heard of – Wordle – the daily online word game that’s been all the rage on Twitter? It can be downloaded from this link.
How about trying it in Italian! Here’s the unofficial Italian version which you can download.
The instructions are the same as for the English version – except you’re challenging yourself with Italian words. The idea is to work out the chosen five-letter word of the day. When online, enter your first guess on the top line and press ‘Invio’. If any of the letters are in the correct place, they will show up with a green background. If a letter is in the word but in the wrong place it will have a yellow background. Incorrect letters have a grey background. You have six attempts to guess the word. Plurals and double letters can be used but not proper names. But state attenti! (Be warned!) This can become very addictive – but you can only play it once each day (or twice if you try it in English and Italian).
Below is a screenshot of what the game looks like when you enter it online:
Thanks to the Circolo Italiano in Wellington for this article.