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25% Off New Italian Easy Reader Ebook: L’avventura

Italian easy reader ebook - L’avventura - cover image

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!

You can find out more about this story in our online shop and/or check out the Free Sample Chapter (.pdf), to get an idea of the length, level and format of the ebook.

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!

Buy ‘L’avventura‘, just £5.99! | Free Sample Chapter (.pdf) | All ‘classic movie’ easy reader ebooks | Catalog

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And of course, don’t forget Tuesday’s bulletin of ‘easy’ Italian news, which is now ready for you to read/listen to online, FREE!

Subscribing is also FREE – subscribers receive each thrice-weekly, simplified Italian news bulletin (online audio plus supporting text) via email, as soon as they are published, each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday!

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Save 20% on Online Language Lessons & Ebooks: Final Day!

A final reminder to save 20% in the EasyReaders.Org 2020 Autumn Sale, which ends at midnight tonight (Sunday 11th October 2020).

Get a fifth off the price of EVERYTHING you need for your language learning – online lessons with native speaker teachers, ebooks for learning languages, ‘easy readers’, ‘parallel texts’ – by using this coupon code:

Autumn-Sale-2020

Stock up on the online lesson credits, easy readers, parallel texts and grammar workbooks that you will need to make progress with your chosen foreign language!

Make your selection of one-to-one online lesson options and ebooks from our catalog page.

Then go to your shopping cart and apply coupon code Autumn-Sale-2020 to reduce the cart total by 20%.

Once again, the coupon code to use in your cart to reduce the published prices by a full 20% is:

Autumn-Sale-2020

Browse the catalog or go directly to the language you’re studying:

Italian | French | Spanish | German

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Save 20% on Online Lessons & Ebooks: Thirty-six Hours Left!

A quick reminder about the EasyReaders.Org 2020 Autumn Sale, which is ending in a little over thirty-six hours, at midnight on Sunday 11th of October 2020.

The cost of EVERYTHING in our catalog – online lessons with native speaker teachers, ebooks for learning languages, ‘easy readers’, ‘parallel texts’ – will be reduced by 20% when you use this coupon code:

Autumn-Sale-2020

For example?

Well, ten thirty-minute online lessons with a native speaker teacher (Italian, French, Spanish, German…) would normally cost you £165 (just £16.50 a lesson).

But with the above coupon code, that figure is reduced to just £132 (£13.20 a lesson), which is like getting two free lessons!

Or what about this?

An ebook ‘easy reader’ (simplified text + audio) or ‘parallel text’ (simplified text + translation), both of which are ideal for supplementing a more traditional language course, would normally cost £7.99.

But with the coupon code, you could buy several, perhaps at different levels (so anticipating the progress you will make in the last few months of this year) and get MORE learning material for your money.

Add five ebooks to your cart and the twenty percent saving means you’ll only be paying for four. Choose ten but pay for eight, and so on.

So how exactly can you save money on your language-learning this fall?

First, make your selection of one-to-one online lesson options and ebooks from our catalog page.

(Or view only the language that interests you with these links: Italian | French | Spanish | German.)

Then go to your shopping cart and apply coupon code Autumn-Sale-2020 to reduce the cart total by 20%.

Remember: the coupon code is only good until tomorrow night, Sunday 11th October 2020.

Find some time today to stock up on the online lesson credits, easy readers, parallel texts and grammar workbooks that you will need to make progress with your chosen foreign language!

Once again, the coupon code to use in your cart to reduce the published prices by a full 20% is:

Autumn-Sale-2020

Browse the catalog now!

Or go directly to the language you’re studying: Italian | French | Spanish | German.

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Don’t Forget to Save 20% on Ebooks and Online Lessons!

Don’t forget the EasyReaders.Org ‘Autumn Sale’!

Until Sunday night, you can save 20% on our whole range of ebooks for learning foreign languages, and/or on one-to-one lessons with our team of online teachers.

The coupon code you need to get the discount is:

Autumn-Sale-2020

Copy and paste the coupon code (above in bold) into the box in your shopping cart (where it says ‘Apply coupon’).

Then scroll down to check that the cart total has been discounted.

  • The code above gets you a 20% discount on anything!
  • It’s valid until midnight on Sunday 11th October 2020
  • There’s no minimum or maxium spend
  • Use the coupon as often as you wish while the offer lasts
  • It will even work on items which are already discounted such as ebook multipacks
  • But it can’t be used with other coupons…
  • Payment options include Credit card/Stripe, Amazon, Paypal, or direct payment to our UK bank account

Email us if you need help, either with the coupon code or in choosing what might be most suitable for your level and situation.

Browse our catalog page, which shows everything, all in one place, language by language, and organised by type and in level order.

Or click these links to choose materials and online lessons for the language or languages that you’re learning:

Italian | French | Spanish | German

P.S.

Don’t forget to use the coupon code! It’s Autumn-Sale-2020

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Autumn Sale: Save 20% on Ebooks and Online Lessons!

Just a quick email to let you know that the EasyReaders.Org ‘Autumn Sale’ started  yesterday!

Which means that you can save 20% on our whole range of ebooks for learning foreign languages, and/or on one-to-one lessons with one of our friendly, native-speaker online teachers.

Click these links to choose materials and online lessons for the language or languages that you’re learning:

Italian | French | Spanish | German

The coupon code you need to get the discount is:

Autumn-Sale-2020

To reduce the price of everything by 20% compared to the prices shown in our online shop, copy and paste the coupon code (above in bold) into the box in your shopping cart (where it says ‘Apply coupon’).

Then scroll down to check that the cart total has been discounted.

Here are full details of this offer:

  • The code above gets you a 20% discount on anything!
  • It’s valid until midnight on Sunday 11th October 2020
  • There’s no minimum or maxium spend
  • Use the coupon as often as you wish while the offer lasts
  • It will even work on items which are already discounted such as ebook multipacks
  • But it can’t be used with other coupons…
  • Payment options include Credit card/Stripe, Amazon, Paypal, or direct payment to our UK bank account

If you need help, either with the coupon code or in choosing what might be most suitable for your level and situation, feel free to email me.

So, ready to save £££ and turbo charge your study program??

The catalog page shows everything, all in one place, language by language, and organised by type and in level order.

There you’ll find our full range of lessons, easy readers,  ebooks with the stories of classic Italian movies, super-simplified versions of major works of Italian literature, literature, parallel texts that compare Italian/French/Spanish/German with English, self-study workbooks, and so on.

Along with the prices and links to the product information page and to the downloadable free sample chapters.

Visit the catalog page to take a look!

Or browse only the language that you’re currently studying:

Italian | French | Spanish | German

P.S.

Here’s that coupon code again: Autumn-Sale-2020

Don’t forget to copy/paste it into the box in your shoping cart.

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Half-price Ebook of the Week – two options this time!

Next week, from the 5th to the 12th of October, EasyReaders.org has its Autumn Sale, with a 20% reduction on EVERYTHING in our online shop, assuming you remember to use the coupon code (watch this space!) If you’d prefer not to hear about it, click on the ‘unsubscribe’ link, in the header or footer of any emailed article you receive from us.

Still here? Great! And while you wait for the Autumn Sale, how about a half-price ‘Ebook of the Week’ offer?

Cover image: Segreti e polpette

This week’s 50%-Off ‘Ebook of the Week’ is the B1/B2 (intermediate/upper-intermediate) level ‘easy Italian reader’ Segreti e polpette, and it’s also available as an Italian-English parallel text ebook, Italian/English Parallel Text: Segreti e polpette.

What’s the difference? Well, why not download the free sample chapter for each one and take a look?

It’s bascially the same story, but the ‘easy reader version’ (.pdf) comes with an audio recording, glossaries and exercises, whereas the Italian/English parallel text version (.pdf) has none of those things but DOES have a full translation from the original Italian into English, with numbered lines, so you can compare the original and the translation.

Italian/English parallel texts - Segreti e polpette - Cover image

Click the sample chapter links here below to see which would better suit your preferred way of studying.

Skills focus (reading/listening etc.)? Then choose the ‘easy reader version’ (.pdf).

Grammar/vocabulary of more interest to you? Then maybe you’d prefer the Italian/English parallel text version (.pdf)?

Let’s take a step back, though… What’s the story about?

Meet the Agnolottis: father, mother, son and daughter, who together run “Da Ettore”, a trattoria in a small Italian town. The restaurant has been in the family for generations, and everyone pulls together to make it a success! But when the chance comes to win an important gastronomic award, the pressure starts to mount…

Normally £7.99, both versions of this story are half price this week, so just £3.99.

Segreti e polpette – easy reader version, just £3.99! | Free Sample Chapter

Segreti e polpette – Italian/English parallel text version, just £3.99! | Free Sample Chapter

Or select something more suited to your level from our catalog page, where all of our ebook titles are listed by type and in approximate level order.

N.b. Most of our ebooks, including these two, are now delivered via a download link sent automatically once your payment has cleared. You’ll find the download link in the ‘Order completed’ email. If you have asked for non-.pdf versions (Kindle etc. – but only available for the ‘easy reader’ version), these will be emailed to you, manually not automatically, within 24 hours of your order.

P.S.

Tuesday’s free bulletin of ‘easy’ Italian news is now ready for you to listen to and read, and as always, it’s absolutely free!

Did you know, subscribing to EasyItalianNews.com is completely free, too? Just enter your email here to receive three Easy Italian News bulletins every week, directly to your email in box.

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25% Off TWO New Italian Easy Reader Ebooks!

This week at EasyReaders.org we have not one but TWO new ‘easy Italian reader’ ebooks for you to check out!

As always, there are free sample chapters. And as always, the audio is available for anyone to listen to online, no purchase required!

Italian easy readers - Tumulto a Firenze - cover image

The first story is the C1-2 level ‘Tumulto a Firenze‘, which is set during a wool-workers’ revolt in fourteenth-century Firenze.

Nel 1378 la situazione sociale, politica ed economica della Repubblica di Firenze è precaria. La nobiltà cittadina e il “popolo grasso” aumentano dunque la pressione nei confronti dei lavoratori salariati, soprattutto lavoratori della lana, che si riversano in città…

“Svelto, Luigi, prendi le armi!” mio padre aveva fatto irruzione, tutto trafelato, nel retro della casa. Io e mia sorella Angela, che stavamo battendo la lana, interrompemmo il lavoro.

Check out the Free Sample Chapter (.pdf), to verify the length, level and format of this ebook. This first week only ‘Tumulto a Firenze‘ is 25% offjust £5.99, instead of 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/Italian glossary of ‘difficult’ terms (NO ENGLISH)
  • Suitable for students at upper-intermediate and advanced levels
  • LAUNCH OFFER (until 27/09/20) 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!

This week’s second new ebook is not an original story like ‘Tumulto a Firenze‘, but is aimed at students of a similar level.

Easy Italian readers - La storia di Roma - cover image

La storia di Roma‘ is the ebook version of a thirty-part series of articles with online audio that walks a curious student of Italian through over a thousand years of history, from the mystical founding of Rome in or around 753 BCE to the end of the empire in 476 CE.

While the articles that make up this ebook are available for free at https://onlineitalianclub.com/history/, this version of the material (.pdf, .mobi Kindle-compatible, .epub versions available) is easily printable and/or readable on an ebook reader, such as the Kindle.

  • .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online)
  • .mobi (Kindle-compatible) and .epub (other ebook readers) available on request at no extra charge – just add a note to the order form or email us
  • 30 CHAPTERS to read and listen to, over ninety pages!
  • Suitable for students at upper-intermediate level or above
  • Download your Free Sample Chapters (.pdf)
  • LAUNCH OFFER (until 27/09/20) just £5.99!

N.b. ‘La storia di Roma‘, unlike our other easy Italian reader ebooks does not have end-of-chapter glossaries or comprehension exercises. But it is much, much longer than the usual format – thirty chapters instead of eight. If in doubt, check out the Free Sample Chapters (.pdf) before you buy.

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!

Buy ‘La storia di Roma‘, just £5.99! | Free Sample Chapters (.pdf) | Catalog

Buy ‘Tumulto a Firenze‘, just £5.99! | Free Sample Chapter (.pdf) | Catalog

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Don’t forget today’s bulletin of ‘easy’ Italian news, now ready for you to read/listen to, for FREE!

Subscribing is free, too! Subscribers receive, via email, every thrice-weekly, simplified Italian news bulletin (text plus online audio) as soon as they are published, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays!

Enter your email address on this page. Naturally, you can unsubscribe at any moment if you stop learning Italian or don’t find the free material useful.

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25% Off New Italian Easy Reader Ebook: ‘I racconti della vestale’

Italian easy reader ebooks - I racconti della vestale - cover imagePublished this week is our new, C1-level, ‘easy’ Italian reader ebook, ‘I racconti della vestale‘, the reminiscences of one of Rome’s famous vestal virgins!

“La donna ha bisogno di essere protetta da un uomo perché è debole sotto molti aspetti. Per questo nessuna donna è libera. Né le attrici né le prostitute, né le cittadine, né le campagnole, né le matrone né, ovviamente, le schiave”.

Così aveva sentenziato mia nonna, accompagnandomi alla cerimonia di iniziazione, e poi aveva aggiunto, alzando il dito indice: “Ma le sacerdotesse della dea sono protette da Vesta, e sono preparate fin da piccole ad avere grandi responsabilità. Perciò possono scegliere cosa fare della propria vita, e quando finiscono di prestare servizio alla città, hanno la stessa libertà di un uomo”.

Find out more about this story in our online shop (scroll down to read the full product description) and/or check out the Free Sample Chapter (.pdf), to get an idea of the length, level and format of the ebook.

N.b. At the top of Chapter 1 in the free sample chapter download (.pdf) there’s a link to the online audio. Which means you can listen to the whole story, even if you don’t buy the ebook!

Naturally, having the full text does offer a more-complete study experience. So, to encourage you to buy a copy, this first week only ‘I racconti della vestale‘ 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 upper-intermediate level and above
  • LAUNCH OFFER (until 13/09/20) 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!

Buy ‘I racconti della vestale‘, just £5.99! | Free Sample Chapter (.pdf) | Catalog

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Don’t forget Tuesday’s bulletin of ‘easy’ Italian news, which is ready for you to read/listen to online, for FREE!

Subscribing also costs nothing, and subscribers receive each thrice-weekly, simplified Italian news bulletin (text plus online audio) via email, as soon as it’s published, each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday!

Just enter your email address on this page. And of course, you can unsubscribe at any moment if you stop learning Italian or don’t find the free material helpful.

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It’s September, so the 50%-Off ‘Ebook of the Week’ is back!

Summer’s over (in the northern hemisphere, at least), the kids are going back to school, and language courses are restarting.

Therefore, so are we, first of all with a fantastic-value, half-price ‘eBook of the Week’, to get you in the mood! Then next week with a new advanced-level ‘easy reader’, and later, at the start of October, with our -20% Autumn Sale.

But let’s take that a step at a time.

This week’s 50%-Off ‘Ebook of the Week’ is the B1/B2 (intermediate/upper-intermediate) level L’imperatore e i giochi.

‘The philosopher’, Marco Aurelio (121 – 180 CE), was the last of the ‘Five Good Emperors’ who ruled during the Pax Romana, an age of relative peace and stability.

Join him and his son as they head off to the Colosseum for an afternoon of ‘entertainment’ – watching gladiators fight to the death.

The boy can’t wait! But his father is less than enthusiastic…

L’imperatore e i giochi is ideal for anyone who has been studying Italian for a while but would now like to focus on building their reading/listening skills, rather than on yet another grammar lesson…

Normally £7.99, L’imperatore e i giochi is half price this week, so just £3.99.

For £3.99 you get:

  • .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online)
  • .mobi (Kindle-compatible) and .epub (other ebook readers) available on request at no extra charge – just add a note to the order form or email us
  • 8 chapters to read and listen to
  • Comprehension questions to check your understanding
  • Italian/English glossary of ‘difficult’ terms for the level
  • Suitable for students at intermediate level or above
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)

N.b. Your e-book will be emailed to you within 24 hours of your purchase.

L’imperatore e i giochi, just £3.99! | Free Sample Chapter | Catalog

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Thursday’s free bulletin of ‘easy’ Italian news is now ready for you to listen to and read, absolutely free!

Click here read and listen.

Subscribing to EasyItalianNews.com is completely free, too. Enter your email on this page and you’ll receive three Easy Italian News bulletins each and every week, at zero cost and with no obligation to buy anything (unsubscribing is easy and quick, too.)

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Final Day to Save 20% on Online Language Lessons & Ebooks!

A final reminder to save 20% in the EasyReaders.Org 2020 Summer Sale, which ends at midnight tonight (Sunday 12th of July).

Get a fifth off the price of EVERYTHING you need for your language learning – online lessons with native speaker teachers, ebooks for learning languages, ‘easy readers’, ‘parallel texts’ – by using this coupon code:

2020-Summer-Sale-20%-Off

Stock up on the online lesson credits, easy readers, parallel texts and grammar workbooks that you will need to make progress with your chosen foreign language!

Make your selection of one-to-one online lesson options and ebooks from our catalog page.

Then go to your shopping cart and apply coupon code 2020-Summer-Sale-20%-Off to reduce the cart total by 20%.

Once again, the coupon code to use in your cart to reduce the published prices by a full 20% is:

2020-Summer-Sale-20%-Off

Browse the catalog or go directly to the language you’re studying: 

Italian | French | Spanish | German | Other languages.