Yesterday we published a new, B1/2-level, ‘easy’ Italian reader ebook, ‘L’avventura‘, the latest in our series of ebooks relating the stories of classic Italian movies.
In 1960, the same year that Felini’s masterpiece ‘La dolce vita’ won the Cannes Film Festival’s ‘Golden Palm’, another Italian director, Michelangelo Antonioni, presented a movie which, though it went down badly with audiences, was admired by his peers. Fellow director, Roberto Rossellini, described it as ‘the most ‘beautiful’ film ever shown at a festival’, so it was no surprise when ‘L’avventura’ was awarded the prestigious Jury Prize.
The first part of an existentialist trilogy, the film was shot in the scenic Aeolian Islands, and on nearby Sicily. A group of friends – including Anna, her best friend Claudia, and Anna’s well-off architect boyfriend, Sandro – are holidaying on a luxury yacht. While they are moored at a tiny, uninhabited island, one of the party mysteriously disappears. A search is begun, but the weather begins to worsen…
This re-telling for learners of Italian makes a great introduction before watching the movie itself. Or simply an excellent supplement to your study program!
At the top of Chapter 1 in the free sample chapter download (.pdf) there’s a link to the online audio. The audio version of the entire story is available to listen to, FREE, even if you don’t buy the ebook, though, obviously, having the full text does make life easier.
As always, this first week only ‘L’avventura‘ is 25% off – so just £5.99 rather than the usual ‘easy reader’ price of £7.99!
- .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online)
- .ePub and Mobi (Kindle-compatible) versions available at no extra cost (just ask)
- 8 chapters to read and listen to
- Comprehension questions to check your understanding
- Italian/English glossary of ‘difficult’ terms
- Suitable for students at pre-intermediate level and above
- LAUNCH OFFER (until 25/10/20) just £5.99!
- Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)
Once your order is completed, you will receive a download link for the full version of the ebook. The download link is valid for 7 days / 3 download attempts, so save the .pdf ebook in a safe place on your device!
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