This pack - containing a Gem Phrase Book and CD - provides the opportunity to hear and practise the language. The phrases are kept short and simple so that by listening two or three times, you can pick up the essentials of the Italian language Collins Gem Phrase Books are designed for ease of use, with practical, flexible phrases that can be adapted to suit the needs of the traveller. But often, it's not the question that's the problem, it's the reply. The CD which accompanies the Gem Phrase Book addresses this problem. Along with the key phrases you need to get by - simple, to-the-point and polite - the CD gives you an idea of what the shopkeeper, the waiter, or the passerby you ask directions from may say to you. This volume uses this unique approach to teach the reader (and listener) Italian quickly and effectively.