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Unit 1

1.2 Housing and Immigration

3 min readโ€ขdecember 29, 2020

Kallie Hoffman


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Immigration

The population in Italy is declining, so immigration is one of the major concerns for the people and the government. The Italian leaders try to promote immigration from other European countries and from individuals escaping persecution or war, but at the same time, thousands of Italian natives leave for personal reasons, job opportunities, to follow family ties, and more...
  • รˆ molto difficile trovare lavoro in Italia, quindi molti giovani emigrano nelle fabbriche di Inghilterra, Belgio, Francia e Germania. Si trasferiscono anche negli Stati Uniti perchรฉ credono che sia la terra delle opportunitร 
  • Il numero di stranieri che vivono in Italia รจ circa il 9% della popolazione. Dall'espansione dell'Unione Europea, la maggior parte delle persone da paesi vicini o negli ultimi anni, in Asia
  • La regione piรน popolare per gli immigrati รจ la Lombardia perchรฉ sebbene i costi della vita siano alti, รจ la capitale finanziaria del paese e ci sono molte opportunitร  di lavoro

Strive for Five Vocab ๐Ÿ”‘ ๐Ÿ”‘

  • Extracomunitario/a - non European
  • Permesso di soggiorno - residency permit
  • Mercato del lavoro - job market
  • L'immigrazione - immigration
  • L'emigrazione - emigration
  • Il migrante - migrant
  • Multiculturalitร  - multiculturalism
  • Straniero/a - foreign

Housing

Unlike in the United States, Italian homes are usually much smaller and contain fewer electronics and products. The houses are very compact, but most contain a kitchen, at least one bedroom, a living room, a dining room, and two bathrooms.
One of the biggest topics on the AP exam is the debate over WHERE to live...

City (cittร ) vs Suburbs (periferia) vs Rural (compagne)

City

  • Many activities (+)โ€”go to the bar, eat at a restaurant, frequent the city center, etc.
  • Access to technology and different stores (+)
  • Public transportation (+)
  • The people are very diverse (+)
  • Fast-paced lifestyle and can be stressful (-)
  • High levels of pollution, crime, traffic, and garbage (-)

Suburbs

  • More spaceโ€”people can have a big yard (+)
  • Less peopleโ€”more relaxed and laid-back (+)
  • Strong sense of community (+)
  • Fewer restaurants, stores, entertainment (-)
  • Decreased privacy (-)

Rural

  • Living spaceโ€”airy, comfortable, greenery (+)
  • Less emphasis on money, social status, title (+)
  • Decreased air pollution and waste (+)
  • Fewer job opportunitiesโ€”focus on agriculture (-)
  • Difficulties in accessing health services, education, entertainment (-)
  • Weaker infrastructure (-)
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Strive for Five Vocab ๐Ÿ”‘ ๐Ÿ”‘

  • L'abitazione - housing
  • Il monolocale - studio apartment
  • Il box - garage
  • I doppi servizi - two bathrooms
  • L'arredo - decor
  • Gli elementi irrinunciabile - essential elements
  • L'arredamento - furniture
  • Vivere meglio - to live better
  • La qualitร  di vita - quality of life
  • L'inquinamento - pollution
  • La criminalitร  - crime
  • La salute - health/well-being
  • Intrattenimento - entertainment
  • Costoso/a - expensive
  • Lo stile di vita - lifestyle
  • Il rapporto - relationship
  • Il rustico - country
  • Essere felice - to be happy

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