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25% Off New Italian Easy Reader Ebook: Il miracolo del paese

Easy Italian readers - Il miracolo del paese - cover image

Yesterday we published a new, C1-level, easy Italian reader ebook, ‘Il miracolo del paese‘!

Italia, circa sette anni dopo la Prima Guerra Mondiale e la successiva influenza spagnola, che insieme avevano decimato la popolazione giovane e fertile di Villalba, un piccolo paese nel nord d’Italia…

Fuori dalla casa di Luigia c’era un gruppetto di persone che si guardava in attesa. Il marito di Luigia, che stava per diventare padre, mostrava tutta la sua preoccupazione.

“Voi credete che sia normale? Tante ore per…”

Il parroco sbottò, quasi fosse offeso: “Certo che è normale, abbi fede nel Signore, che diamine! Le cose ben fatte son lunghe da farsi!”

Marcello chiese scusa, rammaricato per aver messo in dubbio i piani del buon Dio. Ma in quel momento qualcuno gridò: “È nato, è nato!”

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.

As always, 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 having the full text will make understanding the story easier.

This first week only, ‘Il miracolo del paese‘ 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 or above
  • LAUNCH OFFER (until 18/04/21) just £5.99!
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)

Once your order is completed, normally as soon as the payment has cleared, you will receive a download link for the full version of the ebook. It’s valid for 7 days / 3 download attempts, so save the .pdf ebook in a safe place on your device!

Buy ‘Il miracolo del paese‘, just £5.99! | Free Sample Chapter (.pdf) | Catalog

P.S.

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

Subscribing to EasyItalianNews.com is also free  – subscribers receive each thrice-weekly, simplified Italian news bulletin (online audio plus supporting text) via email, each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. There’s no cost, or obbligation, and you can easily unsubscribe at any time.

To subscribe, enter your email address on this page, look out for the ‘please confirm’ email (and click the link it contains), that way you’ll be reminded to read/listen to Italian each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from now on!

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Half-price easy-reader Italian/French/Spanish/German ebook offer!

This week we have another 50%-Off, easy-reader ‘eBook of the Week’ offer, which as before comes in four different language versions!

Read/listen to the story in Italian, French, Spanish or German. Or learn more than one of those languages at the same time, why not, by comparing multiple versions!

Cover image: Cielo libero

What’s the story about this time?

Giacomo works as an electrician for the municipality in a small Italian city. He had dreamed of becoming an astronomer but is now happy to devote himself to his family and especially to his young son, Tommaso. Then one day, the boy asks his father why there are so few stars to be seen in the night sky…

The level of this story is A2 (pre-intermediate), which means it’s suitable anyone besides complete beginners, even those who’ve had little previous experience reading/listening to the language (or languages)!

Normally £7.99, this week’s ebook offer is half price, so just £3.99!

For that, 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
  • LANGUAGE/English glossary of ‘difficult’ terms for the level
  • Suitable for students at pre-intermediate level or above

Find out more, leaf through the FREE sample chapters, or buy the full version, at half the usual price, with these links:

ITALIAN | Cielo libero | Free Sample Chapter

FRENCH | Le ciel libre | Free Sample Chapter

SPANISH | Cielo estrellado | Free Sample Chapter

GERMAN | Ein klarer Himmel | Free Sample Chapter

N.b. You’ll find the audio link (for the ENTIRE EBOOK) in the free sample chapters. Which means you could, in theory, listen to the whole story, no purchase necessary! Of course, it’s easier if you have the full text to follow along with…

Looked at the FREE sample chapter? Too easy or difficult?

No worries! You’ll find our whole range of ebooks in each of the above languages on the Catalog page, together with sample chapters and links to find out more about each title.

Use the sample chapters linked to from the Catalog page to select stories that interest you at a level which is more appropriate to where you currently are with your language-learning.

Catalog

How do I access my ebook?

When your order is ‘completed’, a download link will be automatically emailed to you. It’s valid for 7 days and 3 download attempts so please save a copy of the .pdf ebook in a safe place. Other versions of the ebook (.mobi/Kindle-compatible, .epub) cannot be downloaded but will be emailed to those who request them.

P.S.

For students learning Italian, Tuesday’s FREE bulletin of ‘easy’ Italian news is ready to read/listen to.

Click here to begin improving your Italian reading and listening skills, for FREE!

Also, why not also subscribe to EasyItalianNews.com?

That’s completely free, too. Enter your email on this page to receive three Easy Italian News bulletins each and every week, with absolutely no obligation!

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Don’t forget – the 2021 Spring Sale ends tonight!

Don’t forget – the 2021 Spring Sale ends tonight, Sunday 28th March 2021.

Coupon code …

Spring-Sale-2021

… is currently valid on EVERYTHING at easyreaders.org (online lessons with native speaker teachers, ebooks for learning languages, ‘easy readers’, ‘parallel texts’ etc.) …

but expires tonight!

Ten thirty-minute online lessons with a native speaker teacher (Italian, French, Spanish, German…) would normally cost you £180

But with the coupon code?

Just £144 (£14.40 a lesson).

And the ebook ‘easy readers’ (simplified texts + audio) or ‘parallel texts’ (simplified texts + translations), which are ideal for supplementing a more traditional language course, normally cost £7.99.

But are just £6.39 each with the coupon code.

For a few more hours, at least…

Stock up on the lesson credits and study materials you need now, while there’s still time!

Browse the catalogue.

Or go directly to the language you’re studying:

Italian | French | Spanish | German

Don’t forget, the coupon code to use in your cart to reduce the published prices by a full 20% is:

Spring-Sale-2021

(The next sale won’t be until July…)

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2021 Spring Sale Ends Soon: Save 20% on Lessons & Ebooks!

A quick reminder about the EasyReaders.Org 2021 Spring Sale, which is ending soon, at midnight on Sunday 28th March.

The cost of EVERYTHING at easyreaders.org – 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:

Spring-Sale-2021

For example?

Well, ten thirty-minute online lessons with a native speaker teacher (Italian, French, Spanish, German…) would normally cost you £180 (just £18 a lesson).

But with the above coupon code, that figure is reduced to just £144 (£14.40 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 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?

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 Spring-Sale-2021 to reduce the cart total by 20%.

Remember: the coupon code is only good until tomorrow night, Sunday 28th March 2021.

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:

Spring-Sale-2021

Browse the catalog now!

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

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2021 Spring Sale: Last Few Days to Save 20%!

A reminder – the EasyReaders.Org 2021 ‘Spring Sale’ ends in just a few days!

Don’t miss the chance to save 20% on ebooks for learning foreign languages and/or on one-to-one lessons with our team of expert online teachers.

The coupon code you need to get the discount is:

Spring-Sale-2021

Ready to save big on your language learning??

Select materials and online lessons for the language or languages that you’re learning:

Italian | French | Spanish | German

Or see EVERYTHING on the catalog page, all in one place, language by language.

Knock a fifth off the price of everything in your shopping cart by copying and pasting coupon code Spring-Sale-2021 into the box (where it says ‘Apply coupon’).

Press the ‘Apply coupon’ button and scroll down (to check that the cart total has been discounted.)

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 us.

Full details of this offer are:

  • Coupon code Spring-Sale-2021 gets you a 20% discount on everything in your cart
  • The coupon will work until midnight on Sunday 28th of March 2021
  • Use the coupon as often as you wish while the offer lasts…
  • There’s no minimum or maximum spend
  • Some items are already discounted, such as multipacks of ebooks or lesson credits. Save even more with the coupon code!
  • Pay with a credit card, your Amazon account, or Paypal
  • N.b. Coupon code Spring-Sale-2021 can’t be used with other coupons.

Shop now!

Italian | French | Spanish | German

Or visit the catalog page.

Three more days to go!

P.S.

Don’t forget to use coupon code Spring-Sale-2021

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Locked down at home and bored to tears? Some ideas

(This article was originally published in March 2020, I’ve just changed the coupon codes so that they’re valid for THIS YEAR’S Spring Sale… But see how little has changed in 12 months! )

Locked down at home with nothing much to do? That would explain why some of our websites have seen a spike in traffic this week.

OnlineItalianClub.com, for example, which offers masses of FREE materials for learning Italian, is breaking all previous records, with thousands of visitors each day from countries around the world!

And EasyItalianNews.com is also doing well, with over five thousand people signed up to receive FREE bulletins of ‘easy’ Italian news to read/listen to, three times each and every week. (EDITOR’S NOTE – that’s now over nine thousand…)

Both of those are great options IF YOU’RE STUDYING ITALIAN, but did you know we also sell ebooks and online lessons for students of other languages?

We have ‘easy reader’ ebooks in French, Spanish and German, for example. Typically they’ll comprise eight short chapters, written for students at a particular level, from beginner up. You get the text, plus an accompanying online audio recording, so you can read and listen at the same time, or read first then listen, or even listen first then read to check your understanding.

A chapter a day should be manageable for most people, which makes these materials a very affordable option. But if you’ve got too much time on your hands, as many of us have right now, why not aim to read/listen to an ebook every day of your lockdown??

Four chapters in the morning, four in the afternoon, review the unknown words in the evening, and listen to the whole thing once more the next morning, to warm up, before starting the next ebook – which could be at the same, or at a slightly higher level.

That would be pretty full on! And I’d bet that, by the time we’re through this virus thing, your reading/listening skills would be so much better!

Or what about trying some of our ‘parallel text’ ebooks? These don’t have the audio, but they do have an English translation, so they’re more suited to the type of student that likes to understand every nuance and isn’t so bothered about building real-time comprehension skills.

How do they work? Well, suppose you’re studying Spanish: the parallel text gives you a chapter of original Spanish written for learners at your level, followed by the same text translated into English. The lines in each version are numbered so you can easily compare them (1. Hola Lola! Como estas? = 1. Hello Lola! How are you?)

Actually, I’m studying Spanish myself right now, or rather not studying it and just hoping that something magical happens and my brain will just absorb it without me having to make any effort!

I’m aware, of course, that we’re locked in the house, I have dozens of ebooks right here that I could be working on, and that this might be my best-ever opportunity to do so. But I keep finding excuses not to start, for example writing these emails!

That takes maybe half a day, though. Then, I’m just wasting time, time I could be spending doing something useful… Tut, tut! Must do better!

What I am managing to squeeze into my frantic schedule is a weekly online lesson with a nice Spanish teacher in Mexico. A half-hour of friendly chatter is both a workout for my Spanish and a welcome opportunity to interact with someone from outside our home. And at a surprisingly modest cost!

A pack of ten thirty-minute Spanish, French or Italian lessons comes to just £180, so £18 per lesson. But during our ‘Spring Sale’ promotion, assuming you remember to use the coupon code, that’s 20% discounted!

So just £144 for ten thirty-minute lessons, or £14.40 for a friendly chat in the language you’re learning with an experienced native-speaker teacher.

And given that all the shops are closed anyway…

Spring Sale 2021: Save 20%!

Don’t forget that EasyReaders.Org has its ‘Spring Sale’ this week, meaning that until midnight on Sunday 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.

Use coupon code Spring-Sale-2021 to get your discount – carefully copy and paste it into the box in your shopping cart (where it says ‘Coupon code’), press the blue ‘Apply coupon’ button, then scroll down to check that the cart total has been discounted before proceeding to the payment stage.

  • Coupon code Spring-Sale-2021 will get you a 20% discount on everything, IF you remember to use it…
  • It’s valid until midnight on Sunday 28th March 2021
  • There’s no minimum or maxium spend, and you can use the coupon as often as you wish while the offer lasts
  • Coupon code Spring-Sale-2021 will even work on items that are already discounted, such as ebook multipacks and packs of online lesson credits
  • Payment options include credit card, Amazon Pay (use your existing Amazon account payment method, if you have one), and Paypal

Our catalog page shows all our ebook and lesson options in one place, language by language, organised by type, and in level order.

Browse our full range of lessons, easy readers, ‘ebooks of the film’, ‘parallel texts’, grammar workbooks, and so on. From the catalog page you can also check the prices, follow links to the product information pages, and download free sample chapters.

Check out the catalog page now, or view only the language or languages that you’re currently studying:

Italian | French | Spanish | German

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The 2021 Spring Sale Has Started: Get 20% Off Everything!

Just to let you know that the EasyReaders.Org 2021 ‘Spring Sale’ started yesterday!

Which means that for the next week or so you’ll be able to 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:

Spring-Sale-2021

To reduce the price of everything by 20% compared to the prices shown in the shop, carefully copy and paste coupon code Spring-Sale-2021 into the box in your shopping cart (where it says ‘Coupon code’), press the blue ‘Apply coupon’ button, then scroll down to check that the cart total has been discounted before proceeding to the payment stage.

  • Coupon code Spring-Sale-2021 gets you a 20% discount on everything!
  • It’s valid until midnight on Sunday 28th March 2021
  • 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 and packs of online lesson credits
  • Payment options include credit card, Amazon Pay (use your existing Amazon account payment method, if you have one), and Paypal

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

Ready to save £££, while turbocharging your study program?

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

Italian | French | Spanish | German

Or better, browse our catalog page, where you’ll find all our ebook and lesson options in one place, language by language, organised by type, and in level order.

From the our catalog page, it’s easy find our full range of lessons, easy readers, ‘ebooks of the film’, ‘parallel texts’, grammar workbooks, and so on, along with the prices, links to the product information page, and to the downloadable free sample chapters.

Visit the catalog page now, or browse only the language that you’re currently studying:

Italian | French | Spanish | German

P.S.

Here’s that coupon code again: Spring-Sale-2021

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Half-price easy-reader Italian/French/Spanish/German ebook!

This week’s 50%-Off, easy-reader ‘eBook of the Week’ offer comes in four different language versions!

Read/listen to the story in Italian, French, Spanish or German. Or do as I am doing, and learn more than one of those languages at the same time! I’m reading and listening to the French and Spanish versions this week, one chapter of each per day.

Italian easy readers: il giocoliere

What’s the story about?

A student has her purse stolen on a crowded bus. It contains little of value, except a photograph which is precious to her…

The level of this story is A1-A2 (elementary/pre-intermediate), which means it’s suitable for more or less anyone, even if you’ve had no previous experience reading/listening to the language (or languages) you’re learning!

Normally £7.99, this week’s ebook offer is half price, so just £3.99!

For that, 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
  • LANGUAGE/English glossary of ‘difficult’ terms for the level
  • Suitable for students at elementary/pre-intermediate level, or above

Find out more, leaf through the FREE sample chapters, or buy the full version, at half the usual price, with these links:

ITALIAN | Il giocoliere | Free Sample Chapter

FRENCH | Le jongleur | Free Sample Chapter

SPANISH | El malabarista | Free Sample Chapter

GERMAN | Der Jongleur | Free Sample Chapter

N.b. You’ll find the audio link (for the ENTIRE EBOOK) in the free sample chapters. Which means you could, in theory, listen to the whole story, no purchase necessary! Of course, it’s easier if you have the full text to follow along with…

Looked at the FREE sample chapter? Too easy or difficult?

No worries! You’ll find our range of ebooks in each of the above languages on the Catalog page, together with sample chapters and links to find out more about each title.

Use the sample chapters linked to from the Catalog page to select stories that interest you at a level which is more appropriate to where you currently are with your language-learning.

Catalog

How do I access my ebook?

When your order is ‘completed’, a download link will be automatically emailed to you. It’s valid for 7 days and 3 download attempts so please save a copy of the .pdf ebook in a safe place. Other versions of the ebook (.mobi/Kindle-compatible, .epub) cannot be downloaded but will be emailed to those who request them.

P.S.

For those of you learning Italian, Tuesday’s FREE bulletin of ‘easy’ Italian news is ready to read/listen to.

Click here to begin improving your Italian reading and listening skills, for FREE!

And why not also subscribe to EasyItalianNews.com?

That’s also completely free. Enter your email on this page to receive three Easy Italian News bulletins each and every week, with absolutely no obligation!

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Downloaded the FREE Italian/Spanish/French/German e-books, yet?

Yes, that’s correct.

At EasyReaders.org you can download two different types of ebook, for each of four different languages (Italian/Spanish/French/German), at a cost of ZERO!

The two FREE Italian ebooks are:

Il ristorante‘ is an ‘easy reader’, a simplified story with exercises and audio. It’s IDEAL for beginners!

La sorpresa‘ is an Italian/English parallel text, also intended for beginners. You get the original Italian, and an accompanying English translation, so you can compare the two versions line by line.

The two FREE Spanish ebooks are:

El restaurante‘ is an ‘easy reader’, a simplified story with exercises and audio. It’s IDEAL for beginners!

La sorpresa‘ is a Spanish/English parallel text, also intended for beginners. You get the original Spanish, and the accompanying English translation, so you can compare them line by line.

The two FREE French ebooks are:

Le restaurant‘ is an ‘easy reader’, a simplified story with exercises and audio. It’s IDEAL for beginners!

La surprise‘ is a French/English parallel text, also intended for beginners. You get the original French story, along with the accompanying English translation, so you can compare them line by line.

The two FREE German ebooks are:

Das Restaurant‘ is an ‘easy reader’, a simplified story with exercises and audio. It’s IDEAL for beginners!

Die Überraschung‘ is a German/English parallel text, also intended for beginners. You get the original German text, plus an accompanying English translation, so you can compare them line by line.

Which ebook will be best for you? The ‘easy reader’ (simplified text + audio) or the ‘parallel text’ (simplified text + translation)?

We recommend that you try both formats for the language or languages you’re learning, so you’ll know which best suits your style of learning!

N.b. Next week we’ll be having a half-price offer on another ebook, with versions in these same four languages, at a slightly higher level… More details to follow!

Browse our online shop: EasyReaders.org.

There’s a convenient Catalog of ebooks for language learners, and online lesson options!

And/or check out our websites, which offer free material for learning languages:

DontSpeakItalian.com | DontSpeakSpanish.com | DontSpeakFrench.com | DontSpeakGerman.com

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Half-priced easy-reader ‘eBook of the Week’: La commediante

This week’s 50%-Off, easy-reader ‘eBook of the Week’ offer is the C1 (advanced) -level La commediante.

Italian easy readers - La commediante - cover image

Nel 1500 nasce in Italia un nuovo modo di fare teatro. Si tratta della “Commedia dell’arte”, un tipo di teatro popolare che prende vita nelle piazze.

Le rappresentazioni non si basavano su un copione ben definito ma, piuttosto, su un “canovaccio” ovvero una traccia generica della storia. Toccava poi agli attori improvvisare le battute.

Le “arti” erano le corporazioni dei lavoratori di uno stesso settore. C’era dunque anche una “arte” degli attori. Fino al 1564 le compagnie di attori erano composte di dieci uomini…

Lucrezia is a young prostitute, whose real passion is show business! And because a troupe of players is in town, the local priest is going to have to wait a little longer to see her. Instead of working this afternoon, she’ll get dressed and go down to the piazza to see the show (for the third time!)

The level of this story is C1 (advanced), so it’s suitable for students who already have some experience reading in Italian, or for those who have studied the language for a while and would now like a challenge!

Normally £7.99, La commediante is half price this week, so just £3.99!

For that, 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 upper-intermediate level or above
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)

La commediante, just £3.99! | Free Sample Chapter | Catalog

How do I access my ebook?

When your order is ‘completed’, a download link will be automatically emailed to you. It’s valid for 7 days and 3 download attempts so please save a copy of the .pdf ebook in a safe place. Other versions of the ebook (.mobi/Kindle-compatible, .epub) cannot be downloaded but will be emailed to those who request them.

P.S.

Tuesday’s FREE bulletin of ‘easy’ Italian news has just been published.

Click here to read/listen, for FREE!

And why not subscribe, if you haven’t already done so? That’s free, too!

Enter your email on this page and you’ll receive three Easy Italian News bulletins each and every week, with absolutely no obligation!