Unit 5: La pasta
le penne feathers
i vermicelli little worms
le conchiglie shells
i gomiti elbows
i gemelli twins
le fettuccine little ribbons
*Unless specifically requested in the exercise instructions, it’s up to you whether or not to include the article before the Italian words.
spaghetti al pomodoro – spaghetti in tomato sauce
linguine all’origano – linguine dressed in oregano
gemelli al pesce – twin noodles tossed with fish
conchiglie ai broccoli – shell pasta tossed with broccoli
*It doesn’t really matter if you write “tossed in“, “dressed with“, or some other translation of the preposition a. Choose whatever sounds best to you.
1 g 2 d 3 h 4 b 5 f 6 c 7 e 8 a
Unit 5 Review Exercises
After you complete these review exercises, wait a few days and then review your work. Feel free to go on to the next unit in the meantime.
Review Exercise 1
la pasta al forno – baked pasta
la pasta fresca – fresh pasta
la pasta all’uovo – fresh pasta, egg pasta
la pasta secca – dried pasta
la pastasciutta – pasta with light sauce
il piatto unico single-course meal
When it’s time to review your work, use a bilingual dictionary to check your answers to Review Exercise 2. Doing the extra legwork of looking up words will help reinforce this vocabulary.
Review Exercise 3