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New Elementary-Level Italian Easy Reader + FREE Easy News!

This week we have a new elementary-level Italian easy reader in our online shop. Easy Italian readers - Yue a Bologna - cover image

Yue, a talented young Japanese from a rural community in Hokkaido, wins a one-year scholarship to study opera at the ‘Conservatorio’ in Bologna, home to Europe’s oldest university.

But the thought of leaving her parents and brother for a whole year disturbs her.

Worse, before studying at the ‘Conservatorio’, she’ll have to learn Italian…

  • .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online at soundcloud.com)
  • 8 very short 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 elementary level or above
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)
  • Your e-book will be emailed to you within 24 hours of your purchase

Download the free sample chapter (.pdf) to evaluate the level and complexity of the material, and to verify that it will work with the device you want to use it on.

With this week’s special launch promotion, Yue a Bologna is just £5.99, rather than the usual ebook easy reader price of £7.99.

Listen to FREE Easy Italian News!

Have you listened to/read today’s FREE Easy Italian News?

Listening to simplified news in Italian three times a week is an excellent way to improve your comprehension skills.

There’ll be another edition on Thursday morning, then another on Saturday.

Sign up (for FREE) to receive each edition via email as soon as it is published. Over a thousand people already have!

Just enter your email in the form in the sidebar at EasyItalianNews.com.

It’s center left, where it says ‘NEVER MISS ‘EASY ITALIAN NEWS’!’)

P.S.

Easy Italian News is free to read and listen to, but rather expensive to produce. The writers, editors and newsreader all get paid for their time, and rightly so!

If you are enjoying the material, and would like to make a donation to ensure that we can continue to publish it, click here.

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Listen to Easy Italian News (& don’t forget the Autumn Sale)

Two quick reminders.

Firstly, if you’re learning Italian, be sure to listen to the latest edition of ‘Easy Italian News‘, which we published this morning.

You get online audio, plus a transcript to follow while you listen.

And it’s TOTALLY FREE, with no registration required. There’s not even any advertising.

Click here to listen and read:

https://easyitaliannews.com/

And secondly…

Save 20% on Ebooks and Online Italian Lessons!

Don’t forget our Autumn Sale, will you?

This week only, students of Italian, Spanish, French, German (and certain other languages) can save 20% on everything in our shop!

Online lessons with native-speaker teachers, easy reader ebooks, and parallel text ebooks are all a fifth cheaper than usual!

Buy ten one-to-one lessons while paying for only eight, or pop 5 ebooks into your shopping cart (reading and listening practice is essential), but pay for just four of them!

N.b. You need to use this coupon code to save £££ on your order:

autumn_sale_2018_minus_20%

First, make your selection from the one-to-one online lesson options and/or from our range of ebooks, which have been especially written to keep you making progress:

Italian | French | Spanish | German | Other languages

Then go to your shopping cart and apply coupon code autumn_sale_2018_minus_20%.

Scroll down to check the cart total has been reduced by 20%.

Coupon code autumn_sale_2018_minus_20% is good until midnight on Sunday 7th October.

You can use it as often as you wish, with no minimum or maximum spend.

But it can’t be used together with any other code you may already have.

Italian | French | Spanish | German | Other languages

P.S.

The next sale won’t be until New Year…

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Autumn Sale! Save 20% on Online Lessons & Ebooks

The EasyReaders.Org 2018 Autumn Sale has begun!

This week only, save 20% on ebooks and online lessons for students of Italian, Spanish, French, German (and certain other languages).

Everything in our shop – online lessons with native-speaker teachers, ebooks for learning foreign languages, easy readers, parallel texts – is a fifth cheaper.

Which means you could, in effect, buy ten one-to-one lessons while paying for only eight.

That’s two extra lessons of speaking and listening practice, on us!

It’s as if, when you pop 5 ebooks into your shopping cart (reading and listening practice is essential), you’ll pay for just four of them!

Use this coupon code to save £££ on your order:

autumn_sale_2018_minus_20%

First make your selection from the one-to-one online lesson options and/or from our range of ebooks, which have been especially written to keep you interested and so making progress:

Italian | French | Spanish | German | Other languages

Then go to your shopping cart and apply coupon code autumn_sale_2018_minus_20% to reduce the cart total by 20%.

The coupon code is good until midnight on Sunday 7th October.

You can use it as often as you wish, with no minimum or maximum spend.

Restrictions? Small print?

The code can’t be used together with any other code you may already have.

Besides that, no.

So do find some time this week to stock up on online lesson credits, easy readers, parallel texts and grammar workbooks – at an unbeatable price!

Italian | French | Spanish | German | Other languages

P.S.

Here’s that coupon code again:

autumn_sale_2018_minus_20%

And here’s where you can use it: EasyReaders.Org/Shop

The next sale will be at New Year…

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New ‘Easy Italian News’ & Half-Price ‘eBook of the Week’!

Learning Italian? Then do yourself a favour!

Take eight minutes out of your busy day and listen to the latest edition of ‘Easy Italian News‘.

You get online audio, plus a transcript to follow while you listen.

And it’s TOTALLY FREE, with no registration required, not even any advertising.

Better still, you could make some excuse and so find a free half hour, enough to listen to it several times.

You’ll be amazed how much you can understand!

Click here to listen and read:

https://easyitaliannews.com/

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Not free at all, but still excellent value, is this week’s easy reader ‘eBook of the Week’.

Cover image: Il sorpasso

Il sorpasso‘ is a masterpiece of Italian cinema history, appparently.

It tells the story of a middle-aged man with various ‘issues’ who, by chance, meets a serious young law student.

They end up spending the day together…

Download the free sample chapter (.pdf) which sets the scene for what is to follow, and is a good way to decide if this type and complexity of material would add value to your Italian study plan.

Too hard? Too easy?

Then visit our online shop to select materials that would be more suited to your current level and preferences.

Free Sample Chapter (.pdf) | Buy ‘Il sorpasso’, just £3.99 | Catalogue | Browse

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New, free ‘Easy Italian News’ (& another ‘Book of the Week’)

Buongiorno a tutti!

This week, let’s start with something NEW, and FREE!

Regularly reading and listening to ‘easy’ news stories in Italian is a fantastic way to improve your language skills, especially comprehension, though not only.

The more Italian that enters your eyes and ears, the easier your brain should find it to remember the grammar and vocabulary you’ve been learning.

Plus, you’ll be exposed to topical new words! Squalo, for example…

So do take a minute to check out our latest website for learners of Italian: EasyItalianNews.com.

Today there’s a free seven-minute ‘news broadcast’.

You get simplified texts, written by our talented team of young Italian teachers, plus online audio to listen to as often as you wish.

If you’re serious about learning Italian, I’d suggest you set aside half an hour and listen to it two or three times.

Click this link to view today’s edition:

EasyItalianNews.com 18 settembre 2018

Rather read a story?

For those of you with insatiable appetites for fresh material (or perhaps you just prefer simplified fiction to simplified news?), we also have a new, half-price ‘Book of the Week’.Italian easy reader: Il grande pesce rosso

Il grande pesce rosso‘ (The Big Goldfish) is the story of Michele, an Italian boy who tells a lie to impress his friends but then finds himself in a difficult position…

Download the free sample chapter (.pdf) to see the level of the material – it’s very simple!

If you like that, get the full version this week at HALF THE USUAL PRICE, that’s just £3.99!

So, that’s the free ‘easy’ news to read and listen to (click here).

Plus, if you have time, our entertaining tale of a little boy whose lies get him into hot water… (click here).

The ‘Book of the Week‘ offer is good until Sunday night, but why wait?

And we’re planning ‘easy Italian news’ each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Add the site to your ‘favorites’, then make a note in your calendar to read and listen, free, on those three days.

Buono studio!

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This week’s £3.99 ‘Book of the Week’: a classic Italian movie!

This week’s £3.99 ‘Book of the Week’ is an ‘easy reader’ ebook which tells the story of a classic Italian movie!Italian easy readers - Ieri, oggi, domani - cover image

Ieri, oggi, domani won the Academy Award for ‘Best Foreign Film’ in 1965, which was a while back – you might not have heard of it.

The director was Vittorio De Sica, and one of the stars was a certain Sophia Loren, who you most certainly will know!

She’s on the cover of our easy-reader version – download the FREE SAMPLE CHAPTER (.pdf) to take a closer look.

Ieri, oggi, domani’ tells the stories of three women, Adelina, Anna and Mara, who live in different Italian cities: Naples, Milan and Rome.

Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni play the leading roles in each story.

This re-telling for learners of Italian makes a great introduction before watching the movie itself.

Or it could simply be an excellent way to supplement your study program.

Put aside that grammar book for a while and do something much more fun!

Plus, at 50% off this week, there’s not doubt that this material offers excellent value!

For just £3.99, you get:

  • a .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online at soundcloud.com)
  • 9 chapters to read and listen to
  • comprehension questions to check your understanding
  • an Italian/English glossary of ‘difficult’ terms for the level
  • this text/audio is suitable for students at B1/B2 level and above
  • n.b. Your e-book will be e-mailed to you within 24 hours of purchase

Read what people thought of this ebook here.

Then download the free sample chapter to check that the material is suitable for you.

Don’t forget to click the link at the top of Chapter 1 to listen to the audio online.

Enjoyed Chapter 1 and ready to read and listen to more?

Get the full version for just £3.99.

Oh, and for students of Italian who are also movie fans, we have easy reader versions of various other well-known Italian films, written for you by our very own award-winning scriptwriter!

Visit our online shop!

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“Very effective and helpful” Book of the Week – Now 50% Off!

There are only two buyer reviews for this week’s Book of the Week.

But they’re both very encouraging!

One reviewer, Tony, described it as “Very effective and helpful“.

He added “After listening and checking with the transcript several times I did notice a real improvement in my ability. The story is well written and interesting enough to make the listener look forward to the next installment.

Thanks Tony!

Aleksandra, the other reviewer, wrote “It is very interesting story. I knew it but never read in Italian“.

And yes, of course, I’m picking the best bits! Read both reviews in full here.

So, what’s the book? Italian easy readers - Galileo, Pisa e la luna - cover image

Galileo, Pisa e la luna takes us back to the Italian city of Pisa, in the year 1690.

Academic and university teacher, Galileo, is re-thinking Aristotle’s idea that the heavier an object is, the faster it will fall to earth.

He gets his reluctant assistant, Valerio, running up and down the steps of the city’s famous leaning tower to help test his theory.

Like Aleksandra, you probably learned about this at school many years ago.

But now, thanks to our ebook, you can actually join one of the Reniassance period’s best-known scientists as he conducts this important experiment.

And all the while improving your Italian!

This week only, Galileo, Pisa e la luna is reduced from the usual ebook easy reader price of £7.99 to just half of that – £3.99!

For that you get:

  • .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online at soundcloud.com)
  • 8 short chapters to read and listen to
  • Comprehension questions to check your understanding
  • Italian/English glossary of ‘difficult’ terms for the level

This is a really good piece of study material!

It’s suitable for students at intermediate level, and above.

And with the 50% discount offer, it’s exceptional value!

But there’s no need to take my word for it – download the Free Sample Chapter (.pdf) and have a look at the first few paragraphs to see if it ‘grabs you’!

Don’t forget to listen to the audio online (by clicking on the link at the top of the chapter.)

So, interested?

This week’s offer ends on Sunday night, as always.

Take a minute today to buy your copy, before the price doubles!

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

Or browse our shop to find something more suited to your current level and interests:

Catalog | FAQ | Shop

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NEW Italian, French, Spanish, German ‘Book of the Week’

What are you reading in Italian, French, Spanish or German this week?

Reading (and listening to) the language you’re studying is simply THE MOST COST-EFFECTIVE way to consolidate what you’re learning and to build the skills and knowledge that will be invaluable to you in the future.

And all the more so when your reading materials are 50% OFF the usual price, as with this week’s ‘Book of the Week’ offer!

An electrician for the municipality in a small town had dreamed of becoming an astronomer but is now happy to devote himself to his family, and especially to his young son. Then one day, the boy asks his father why there are so few stars to be seen in the night sky… Cover image: Cielo libero

  • .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online at soundcloud.com)
  • 8 chapters to read and listen to
  • Comprehension questions to check your understanding
  • Glossary of ‘difficult’ terms for the level
  • Suitable for students at A2 level and above
  • FREE sample chapter!
  • Your e-book will be emailed to you within 24 hours of your purchase

The Italian/French/Spanish/German versions of this story normally cost £7.99, and are described by one reviewer as ‘good value’.

But this week only you can get any or all of them for just £3.99 each!

Follow the links below to download the free sample chapter for the language you’re learning.

That way you can see the level and type of text BEFORE you buy it. Plus, there’s a link to the audio for the ENTIRE STORY, available free online!

Italian Version

Cielo libero, just £3.99! Buy It Now | FREE Sample Chapter

French Version

Le ciel libre, just £3.99! Buy It Now | FREE Sample Chapter

Spanish Version

Cielo estrellado, just £3.99! Buy It Now | FREE Sample Chapter

German Version

Ein klarer Himmel, just £3.99! Buy It Now | FREE Sample Chapter

Or browse the Catalogue page of our online shop, where you’ll find everything we have available for students of Italian, French, Spanish and German listed by type and in level order.

Use the ‘free sample chapter’ links there to select something appropriate for your current level.

Then get reading!!

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Book of the Week: Italian, French, Spanish, German – 50% Off

Antonio and Martina have been married for forty years and together run their own hairdressing salon. Naturally, they know everyone’s secrets, and like to help people if they can……

Learning Italian, French, Spanish or German?

Studying grammar and vocabulary is a great start, but don’t neglect the fundamental skills of listening and reading!

Without the ability to understand what you hear, you’ll have more difficulty in conversation. Plus, reading is the ideal way to consolidate the grammar you’re studying, and to expand your vocabulary!

But what to read?

Authentic texts such as newspapers and books are likely to be be too hard at first. And yet course materials and websites may not include enough ‘simplified’ texts to practise with.

‘Easy readers’ are one solution.

These simplified stories, with comprehension questions and online audio, come at different levels so you’ll never have to feel demotivated.

What’s more, you’ll naturally want to find out what happens next in the story, which keeps you reading and listening, and so improving!

Try an EasyReaders.Org ‘easy reader’ in the language that you’re studying at HALF THE USUAL PRICE with this week’s ‘Book of the Week’ offer.

For just £3.99 rather than the usual £7.99 you get:

  • a .pdf e-book which is readable on most devices – computer, tablet, smartphone…
  • audio available free online at soundcloud.com
  • a text that is suitable for students at elementary level and above
  • 8 very short chapters to read and listen to
  • comprehension questions to check your understanding
  • a glossary of ‘difficult’ terms for the level
  • download the first chapter FREE to check the level is right for you

This week’s easy reader ‘Book of the Week’ is ‘Scissor Cut’, which is A1-elementary level and so suitable for just about everyone.

Follow the links below to download the FREE SAMPLE CHAPTER in the language that you’re studying!

Or consult our catalog to see what else is available in the language you’re learning and to find the perfect material for your present level!

There are free sample chapters available for all of our materials – download and read/listen to as many as you wish, with no commitment!

Italian | French | Spanish | German

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This Week’s Half-Price Italian & French Easy Reader Ebooks

It’s mid-summer and the temperature outside is so high that sensible people stay at home with the shutters closed and the air-conditioning at maximum. A private detective is therefore surprised to receive a phone call from the son of an important family. Will he agree to investigate the theft of a famous painting?

Learning Italian or French?

‘Easy readers’ (simplified texts with audio) are an ideal way to consolidate the grammar you’ve studied, improve your reading and listening comprehension, and learn new words.

And yet many language students don’t use them, preferring to concentrate on repetitive exercises.

Personally, I think that’s a mistake. Working through a story is much more interesting, and so motivating!

To encourage people to develop a habit of reading (and listening to) the language they’re studying, we’re therefore running a series of HALF PRICE ‘Book of the Week’ promotions.

For one week only, one of our ‘easy reader’ ebooks (.pdf format with online audio), which normally sells at £7.99, is available for only £3.99!

For that, you get:

  • 7 simplified chapters to read and listen to
  • Comprehension questions to check your understanding
  • a glossary of ‘difficult’ terms for the level

This week’s easy reader offer is B1/2 level, so suitable for learners at intermediate level and above.

We have two versions, one set in Rome (the Italian version) and one in Paris (the French version).

Follow the links below to download the FREE SAMPLE CHAPTER in the language that you’re studying!

But what if the free sample chapter is too easy or too hard for you?

Then use our catalogue page to find material that IS right for your level. There’s plenty to choose from!

Or visit our shop and just browse!

Italian | French | Spanish | German