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Hi all!

this is a question to all of you who have Italian in their language combination either as their mother tongue o foreign language. What are your favourite speakers/programmes/podcasts? I'd like to try out new sources and find some good speakers to shadow or whose nice language I can "imitate", so to speak (nice collocations, vocab, etc... you name it).

Feel free to add whatever you like! :D

asked 01 Apr '16, 15:52

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In my interpretation school days my IT>ES teacher used to torture me with speeches by Giorgio Napolitano, Matteo Renzi or the Pope. You also get some good speeches for practice from the different Italian ministries' websites. I also enjoyed practicing with press conferences held during Monti/Letta/Renzi's official visits abroad.

As for the good Italian speakers to shadow... try Roberto Saviano. His Italian is great, he is not extremely fast and what he says tends to be very interesting.

Regarding TV shows, do you know La7's Crozza nel Paese delle Meraviglie? It is a funny way to keep yourself informed about what is going on in Italy, and you can watch it on Youtube.

Good luck! ;)

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answered 07 Apr '16, 18:28

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Thank you very much! Yes I do follow Crozza nel Paese delle Meraviglie, it's brilliant :D

(08 Apr '16, 13:41) Oasisxxx

Hi Oasis, have you tried Laura Boldrini or Federica Mogherini? I find them great and their regional accent is only very slight. They speak clearly and a Little fast, so I think it is good training

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answered 26 Apr '16, 05:05

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