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Our Mission: To Connect, Develop, Encourage and Serve.

La Nostra Missione: Connettere, Sviluppare, Incoraggiare e Servire.

Purpose: to promote activities that provide opportunities for attendees to practice English and Italian while connecting with each other and learning about Italian history and culture. We currently have both in person and online activities.

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"We're all friends, we just haven't met yet." Quote I heard recently from an Irish tour guide.

"I needed a different language, a language that was a place of affection and reflection." Antonio Tabucchi

We also post our meetup events here. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2576657975940706

Scopo: promuovere attività che offrano ai partecipanti l'opportunità di praticare l'inglese e l'italiano connettendosi tra loro e imparando la storia e la cultura italiana. Al momento svolgiamo attività sia di persona che online.

Quando ti iscrivi, assicurati di pubblicare una tua foto del profilo in modo che sappiamo chi aspettarci alle tue riunioni. Grazie.

"Siamo tutti amici, solo che non ci siamo ancora incontrati." Citazione che ho sentito di recente da una guida turistica irlandese.

"Avevo bisogno di un linguaggio diverso, un linguaggio che fosse un luogo di affetto e riflessione". Antonio Tabucchi

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Learn Italian - Learn About Italy-Intermediate Level: Selected Readings

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Join us and Duolingo learners as we continue our series in reading about Italy in Italian; so join us and a great group of hosts.

We will end with discussion with our native Italian hosts about the reading and questions and answers with our native Italian hosts.

The readings will be at about the intermediate level.

If you are a native Italian speaker and can assist us in our breakout rooms with pronunciation, message me through meetup - thank you.

You do not need to purchase the materials, book. We will use the share screen feature. Hope you can make it.

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Leadership and Self Development Series: Atomic Habits Module Seven (of Eight)

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We will be sharing lessons learned from Module Seven of the Atomic Habits Academy which includes 8 modules with video series and exercises. Throughout this year, Antonio and I have been facilitating a discussion on the eight modules one or two at a time and we hope to help each other to implement tiny habits with remarkable changes and results, these are the Atomic Habits. Antonio will also help us to facilitate the discussion in Italian.

Feel free to listen and join the discussion even if you haven't read the
book; you can get an overview from the Author, James Clear, of the book from the video links below.
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1Xm_MA2NwA
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_nzqnXWvSo

The book is titled "Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones". Let's discuss in Italian and English to improve our language skills as well.

Description from Amazon:
The instant New York Times best seller. Over one million copies sold!
Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving - every day. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.If you're having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn't you. The problem is your system. Bad habits repeat themselves again and again not because you don't want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change. You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems. Here, you'll get a proven system that can take you to new heights. Clear is known for his ability to distill complex topics into simple behaviors that can be easily applied to daily life and work. Here, he draws on the most proven ideas from biology, psychology, and neuroscience to create an easy-to-understand guide for making good habits inevitable and bad habits impossible.

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Our Mission: To Connect, Develop, Encourage and Serve.
La Nostra Missione: Connettere, Sviluppare, Incoraggiare e Servire.

Tutti:
Condivideremo le lezioni apprese dal modulo 7 dell'Atomic Habits Academy che include 8 moduli con serie di video ed esercizi. Durante tutto questo anno, io e Antonio abbiamo facilitato una discussione sugli otto moduli uno o due alla volta e speriamo di aiutarci a vicenda per implementare piccole abitudini con notevoli cambiamenti e risultati, queste sono le abitudini atomiche. Antonio ci aiuterà anche a facilitare la discussione in italiano.
Sentiti libero di ascoltare e unirti alla discussione anche se non hai letto il
prenotare; puoi ottenere una panoramica dall'autore, James Clear, del libro dai collegamenti video qui sotto.
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1Xm_MA2NwA
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_nzqnXWvSo
Il libro si intitola "Abitudini atomiche: un modo facile e collaudato per costruire buone abitudini e rompere quelle cattive". Discutiamo in italiano e inglese per migliorare anche le nostre competenze linguistiche.

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Book Series: The Leopard by Giuseppe Di Lampedusa

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The Book Series is a great way of finding about Italian history, culture and literature. This month we will discuss Graziano's recommendation: "The Leopard" by Giuseppe Di Lampedusa.

If you don't have a chance to read the book, you are welcome to listen to the first half of the meeting and then join in the discussion for the second half of the meeting. Here is the link for the summary of "The Leopard" for those of you, who haven't had the chance to read it:
https://www.supersummary.com › the-leopard › summary

This discussion will be mostly in English, but there will be some native-speaking Italians as well and you are welcome to speak Italian or English.

From Amazon:
"The Leopard", Tomasi di Lampedusa .From Amazon Uk Paperback, £7.95£, Kindle £3.99
The Leopard is a modern classic which tells the spellbinding story of a decadent, dying Sicilian aristocracy threatened by the approaching forces of democracy and revolution. In the spring of 1860, Fabrizio, the charismatic Prince of Salina, still rules over thousands of acres and hundreds of people, including his own numerous family, in mingled splendour and squalor. Then comes Garibaldi's landing in Sicily and the Prince must decide whether to resist the forces of change or come to terms with them. 'Every once in a while, like certain golden moments of happiness, infinitely memorable, one stumbles on a book or a writer, and the impact is like an indelible mark. Lampedusa's The Leopard, his only novel, and a masterpiece, is such a work' Independent. 'There is a great feeling of opulence, decay, love and death about it' Rick Stein.

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La collana di libri è un ottimo modo per conoscere la storia, la cultura, la letteratura italiana. Questo mese parleremo della raccomandazione di Graziano: "Il Gattopardo" di Giuseppe Di Lampedusa.

Se non hai la possibilità di leggere il libro, puoi ascoltare la prima metà della riunione e poi partecipare alla discussione per la seconda metà della riunione. Ecco il link per il riassunto del libro per chi non ha avuto modo di leggerlo:
https://www.supersummary.com › the-leopard › summary

Questa discussione sarà principalmente in inglese, ma ci saranno anche alcuni madrelingua italiani e sei libero di parlare italiano o inglese.

Da Amazon:
"The Leopard", Tomasi di Lampedusa .Da Amazon Regno Unito Copertina flessibile, £ 7,95 £, Kindle £ 3,99
Il Gattopardo è un classico moderno che racconta l'affascinante storia di un'aristocrazia siciliana decadente e morente, minacciata dall'avvicinarsi delle forze della democrazia e della rivoluzione. Nella primavera del 1860, Fabrizio, il carismatico Principe di Salina, governa ancora migliaia di acri e centinaia di persone, compresa la sua numerosa famiglia, in un misto di splendore e squallore. Poi arriva lo sbarco di Garibaldi in Sicilia e il Principe deve decidere se resistere alle forze del cambiamento o fare i conti con esse. 'Ogni tanto, come certi momenti d'oro di felicità, infinitamente memorabili, ci si imbatte in un libro o in uno scrittore, e l'impatto è come un segno indelebile. Il Gattopardo di Lampedusa, il suo unico romanzo e capolavoro, è un'opera del genere "Indipendente". "C'è una grande sensazione di opulenza, decadenza, amore e morte in questo" Rick Stein.

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Modern Italian Cinema Series with Paul: "Come Un Gatto In Tangentiale"

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Next up in our series on modern Italian cinema: Come Un Gatto In Tangenziale (Like a cat on a highway). The film tells the story of the parents of two teenagers that have fallen in love. The families are from very different socio-economic backgrounds and the laughs mostly stem from the father (Giovanni) of the girl (Agnesse) trying to steer his daughter away from the boy (Alessio) who's mother (Monica) is very different from Giovanni; especially with regard to her approach to life and anti-posh mentality.

The film is considered a commercial success and the lead actors were both nominated for awards for their roles. Although, there was no danger for the film to receive an Academy Award nomination, it's filled with plenty of laughs and is fun to watch.

This movie is not widely available for online streaming. However, search your services and if you can't find it, Paul will help you if you send him a message or email him directly at paully21 at gmail.com.

Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Like_a_Cat_on_a_Highway

IMDB:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7129926/

Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkVYAtA42SQ

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