This companion volume complements and enhances the approach of the text on a chapter-by-chapter basis. The "Esercizi scritti" sections feature written exercises on grammar and lexical structures. The "Esercizi orali" sections serve as a guide to the laboratory program, expanding on phonetic elements and providing pronunciation practice and grammar-based aural-recognition and oral-comprehension exercises. For each chapter, there also are reading and writing activities tied to the textbook's cultural content. A related audio script and answer key are available, featuring the complete script of recorded material in the laboratory program and answers to the exercises. New in this edition is the incorporation of a video program with associated activities (Attivita video) featuring native Italian speakers.