Quirky comics: Italian – Che giornata! 1
This beginner text is about a girl who encounters a sequence of bad events while trying to get to school.
The Quirky comics video texts support the teaching of 'Understanding texts' outcomes in the Modern Languages K-10 Syllabus. This can be done in many ways, including:
- Students can use the provided transcripts to read the stories aloud and record themselves perform the stories as plays.
- They can summarise, sequence, extend and change the beginning or ending of the stories.
- They can write profiles of the characters and then put them in different situations.
The texts can also lead to communicative 'Interacting' or 'Creating texts' tasks, such as, telling a nurse why you don’t feel well or writing an invitation to a birthday party.
Watch 'Che Giornata! – Level 1' (1:32)
(Duration: 1 minutes 32 seconds)
Girl with two hair buns: Sono le sei! Oggi c'e l'esame d'Italiano!
Girl with two hair buns: Dov'e' lo zaino?
Girl with two hair buns: Nel cesto? No.
Girl with two hair buns: Nell' armadio? No.
Girl with two hair buns: Ah! Eccolo! Lo zaino e' sotto il letto. Sono le sette, ora di colazione.
Girl pouring cereal: Non ci sono I cereali.
Girl pouring milk: Non c' e' il latte.
Girl with two hair buns and pink cat: C' e' il pane tostato. Buono!
Fly inside orange juice: Oh no! Una mosca nel succo!
Girl with two hair buns: Sono le otto. Vado a scuola. Ciao. (Che silenzio!)
Girl with two hair buns walking: Verbo essere: sono, sei, e', siamo, siete, sono.
Girl with two hair buns steps on dog poop: Che schifo!
Red bus driving off: Che disastro!
Girl with 2 hair buns: Ferma!
Girl with 2 hair buns walking: Uffa! E'tardi. Sono le nove.
Girl with 2 hair buns: Non c' e' nessuno.
Girl with 2 hair buns: Dove sono tutti?
Painter: E' domenica.
Girl with 2 hair buns: Domenica?
[End of transcript]
Syllabus outcomes and content descriptors from Languages K-10 Syllabus © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2019