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This Week Save 20% on Italian/French/Spanish/German Lessons

This week our sister website NativeSpeakerTeachers.com is having its 2024 Spring Sale, which means that one-to-one Italian/French/Spanish/German Lessons can be had a fifth cheaper than usual.

Use regular online meetings with a native speaker teacher of the language you’re learning to give structure to your self-study, and for that essential practice speaking and interacting!

Save 20% on one-to-one Italian/French/Spanish/German Lessons with a native speaker teacher of the language you’re learning by using this coupon code:

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Ten thirty-minute online lessons with a native speaker teacher would normally cost you £200 (just £20 a lesson).

But with coupon code 2024-Spring-Sale-20%-Off you’ll pay just £160! (£16.00 a lesson), which is like getting two free lessons!

So how exactly do you save 20% on your online lessons or practice with a native speaker of the language you’re learning??

Start by making your selection at NativeSpeakerTeachers.com. There are one/five/ten/twenty/thirty-lesson options, with increasing discounts. Use the ‘Add to cart’ button.

Next, go to your shopping cart and paste in coupon code 2024-Spring-Sale-20%-Off (where it says ‘Apply coupon’), which will reduce the cart total by 20%.

Press the ‘Apply coupon’ button and scroll down to check that the CART TOTAL (not the individual item price) really is discounted by 20%.

This promotion ends, and coupon code 2024-Spring-Sale-20%-Off expires, at midnight on Sunday April 7th 2024, so stock up today on the online lesson credits that you’ll need to make progress with your chosen foreign language!

Here’s that coupon code once more:

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Next Week Save 20% on Italian/French/Spanish/German Lessons

Next week our sister website NativeSpeakerTeachers.com is having its 2024 Spring Sale, which means that one-to-one Italian/French/Spanish/German Lessons can be had a fifth cheaper than usual.

Use regular online meetings with a native speaker teacher of the language you’re learning to give structure to your self-study, and for that essential practice speaking and interacting!

On Tuesday April 2nd 2024 we’ll be emailing a coupon code so students of Italian, Spanish, French and German can save 20% on lesson credits purchased at NativeSpeakerTeachers.com.

Watch out for the email with the coupon code on Tuesday April 2nd 2024!

In the meantime, why not browse our Catalog page, where you’ll find study materials for learning Italian, French, Spanish, German, and certain other languages, organised by type and level.

The Catalog page also has links to free samples for all the languages and for virtually all of the ebook titles. Download a few at different levels and read/listen to them – it’s a good way to verify your reading/listening comprehension level in the language or languages you’re studying!

Our ebooks are .pdf by default (everyone is familiar with those), but for some types of text we also offer other formats that are compatible with Kindles and other ebook readers, .epub for instance. Both the Catalog page and the product information pages for each individual ebook should make it clear which format or formats are available, and how to get them!

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New B1-level ‘easy reader’ ebook, – 25% this first week!

Improve your Italian reading and listening skills with our newest ‘easy Italian reader’, La volta buona.

This one is level B1 (intermediate), and perfect for dog lovers who, between walks and treats, manage to find time to learn Italian.

La volta buona (B1) Easy Italian reader ebook - La volta buona - cover image

“In Italia ci sono circa 1.200 canili e rifugi per cani. In queste strutture vivono circa 120.000 cani. In Italia esiste una legge che impedisce il sacrificio dei cani in canile. Però, solo il 30% dei cani abbandonati viene adottato da una nuova famiglia. Il resto passa la vita in una prigione.”

Gigio is overweight and has skinny legs so, unless there’s food on offer, he moves slowly, or not at all. His cellmate, Pablo, is a ‘cane corso’, a large, powerful and intimidating dog. The human, Carola, who brings their meals often tells Gigio, “Pablo è un cane alfa, tu no… Tu sei un pacifista.” It’s just as well, thinks Gigio!

Only the most heartless students of Italian will read Gigio’s entertaining ‘prison diaries’ without wondering whether they’ve space at home for a dog…

Check the Free Sample Chapter (.pdf) to confirm that the material is appropriate for your current level in Italian.

If it’s too hard, or too easy, there are plenty of other ‘easy reader’ ebooks listed on our Catalog page, organised by language, type and level (all with free sample chapters!)

  • .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 pre-intermediate level or above
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)

Buy ‘La volta buona‘ (B1) just £7.49 | FREE sample chapter (.pdf) | Catalog

How do I access my ebook?

When your order is ‘completed’ (normally immediately after your payment), 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, where available, cannot be downloaded but will be emailed to people who request them. There’s a space to do that on the order form – where it says Additional information, Order notes (optional). If you forget, or if you have problems downloading the .pdf, don’t worry! Email us at the address on the website and we’ll help. Also, why not check out our FAQ?

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And of course, don’t forget to read/listen to this morning’s FREE bulletin of ‘easy’ Italian news from EasyItalianNews.com.

The ‘easy news’ bulletins published on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays each contain simplified articles with an online audio recording. They’re free to access on the website, with no registration required.

But subscribe (also free), and they’ll email you each bulletin as soon as it is published, so a helpful thrice-weekly reminder to work on your Italian reading and listening skills!

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Final Two Half-Price Italian Movie ‘Ebooks of the Week’

This week we have our final half-price Italian movie easy reader ‘Ebook of the Week’ promotion (for this year, at least.)

Final because next week we’ll be publishing something new, and after that we have other promotions and offers scheduled – there are lots of other ebooks for learners, besides classic Italian movies, for you to explore!

So on to this week’s discounted ‘easy reader’ titles from our Classic Italian movie series – the last two bargains (for now) are  Amarcord (level A2/B1, pre-intermediate/intermediate) and Ieri, oggi, domani (level B1/B2, intermediate/upper-intermediate).

The two short texts with online audio were written for you by an award-winning scriptwriter, who teaches Italian between movie projects, the idea being to make well-known films from Italian movie history accessible for all learners of the Italian language, not just advanced students with developed listening-comprehension skills.

As in previous weeks, I’d advise checking out the reviews and downloading the sample chapters BEFORE you buy your copies. Both of these films are ‘non-traditional’ by Hollywood movie-making standards (except virtually everything by Tarantino, obviously), which is to say that you don’t get spoon-fed, that a certain amount of thinking is involved, that the narrative might not proceed  in a linear fashion, that the ending might not be what you were expecting, and so on…

Cioè, read what other people thought, and check the level is suitable for where you’re at with your Italian:

‘Amarcord’ reviews | Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)

‘Ieri, oggi, domani’ reviews | Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)

Don’t forget that this week each ebook will cost you just £4.99. Why not get BOTH, but pay just £9.99, the usual price for one?

For a complete learning and cultural experience, read/listen to the ebook, then seek out the movies online and give them a try, too.

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Cover image: Amarcord

Directed by the brilliant Federico Fellini, ‘Amarcord’ is a masterpiece of Italian movie history. The title means “I remember” in dialect. The movie is Fellini’s heartfelt homage to his hometown, Rimini. Through the eyes of Titta – the young protagonist – we meet some of Rimini’s characters and live through a typical year in the town’s life in the early 1930s.

  • .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 any level
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)

Buy Amarcord, just £4.99! | Free sample chapter (.pdf) | Classic Italian Movies series | Catalog

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Italian easy readers - Ieri, oggi, domani - cover image

The classic Italian movie ‘Ieri, oggi, domani’ tells the stories of three women, Adelina, Anna and Mara, who live in three 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 simply an excellent supplement to your study program!

  • .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
  • 9 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 B1/B2 level and above
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)

Buy Ieri, oggi, domani, just £4.99! | Free sample chapter (.pdf) | Classic Italian Movies series | Catalog

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When your order is ‘completed’ (normally immediately after your payment), 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, where available, cannot be downloaded but will be emailed to people who request them. There’s a space to do that on the order form – where it says Additional information, Order notes (optional). If you forget, or if you have problems downloading the .pdf, don’t worry! Email us at the address on the website and we’ll help. Also, why not check out our FAQ?

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These FREE bulletins are published every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Each one contains a selection of ‘easy’ articles and an online audio recording, the idea being that regular reading/listening practice will help students build their comprehension skills, as well as consolidating the grammar they’ve studied and helping learn new words.

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New B2-level ‘easy reader’ ebook, – 25% this first week!

Improve your Italian reading and listening skills with our newest ‘easy Italian reader’, Il sesso nell’antica Grecia, level B2 (upper-intermediate).

Easy Italian reader ebook - Il sesso nell'antica Grecia - cover image

Motivating Italian reading and listening practice, memorable insights into human sexual behaviour, and plenty of triva to quiz friends or colleagues with!

Check out the cover image for an idea of whether this material might be unsuitable for you (in which case, please don’t download it…) Then use the free sample chapter linked to below to confirm that the material is appropriate for your current level in Italian.

Il mondo occidentale contemporaneo è figlio della civiltà greca. La nostra cultura è nata nelle antiche poleis, piccole e combattive città-stato come Atene e Sparta. Però il passare dei secoli e nuove civiltà, l’influenza del cristianesimo e le scoperte scientifiche hanno modificato profondamente il nostro sistema di pensiero, le nostre abitudini e convinzioni. Anche in tema di sesso le cose sono cambiate radicalmente.

Nelle prossime pagine, utilizzeremo i miti greci e i loro protagonisti, gli dèi e gli eroi, per introdurre gli argomenti. E poi tratteremo questi temi da un punto di vista storico. Quali abitudini sessuali e quali perversioni avevano gli antichi greci? Quali comportamenti sessuali erano socialmente accettati e quali no? Insomma: come vivevano la sessualità gli uomini e le donne nelle poleis greche?

  • .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
  • 10 chapters to read and listen to
  • 10 exercises
  • Italian/English glossaries
  • Suitable for students at intermediate level or above
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)

Buy Il sesso nell’antica Grecia (B2) just £7.49 | FREE sample chapter (.pdf) | History-themed easy readers | Catalog

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When your order is ‘completed’ (normally immediately after your payment), 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, where available, cannot be downloaded but will be emailed to people who request them. There’s a space to do that on the order form – where it says Additional information, Order notes (optional). If you forget, or if you have problems downloading the .pdf, don’t worry! Email us at the address on the website and we’ll help. Also, why not check out our FAQ?

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Two Very Different Italian Movie ‘Ebooks of the Week’ -50%!

Our half-price ‘Ebook of the Week’ offer this week features two VERY DIFFERENT titles from our Classic Italian movie series of Italian ‘easy readers, L’avventura (level B1/B2, intermediate) and Per un pugno di dollari (level B1/B2, intermediate).

The two short texts with online audio have been written by an award-winning scriptwriter (who teaches Italian between movie projects to pay the rent) with the idea of making well-known films from Italian movie history accessible for all learners of the Italian language, not just advanced students with developed listening-comprehension skills.

Why ‘VERY DIFFERENT’? Well, I suppose by way of warning, though more so for L’avventura, our ebook of which garnered (unfairly, as it accurately recounts the movie…) some terrible reviews! People were ‘quite disappointed’, ‘hated this ebook’ etc. Without giving too much away (though there are plenty of spoilers in the reviews) the movie (and so the ebook) is not what film-goers have been taught to expect…

The reaction to the second movie, starring the not yet famous-issimo Clint Eastwood, and other well-known Italian actors, was much more positive (‘very enjoyable‘), as were the sales. I remember reading the ebook myself – it summarises the film very nicely – then seeking out the Italian original of the movie online and sitting through it one Saturday evening with a six-pack. And a lot of fun it was, too.

On the other hand, I suppose I could have written here that the movies were VERY SIMILAR, because, in a sense, they were.

An ITALIAN WESTERN? Who’d heard of such a thing? And who would pay to watch one? And anyway, weren’t westerns old hat?? Sergio Leone, the director, thought differently, obviously, and was proved right. This ‘different’ type of cowboy movie was a success, as was, in a way, the confounding but prize-winning L’avventura (described at the time as ‘the most ‘beautiful’ film ever shown at a festival’ – the critics liked it, even if the public didn’t…)

Different/similar, decide for yourself. Until we close down the offer early next week, each costs just £4.99. So you could get BOTH but pay just £9.99, the usual price for one!

Read/listen to the ebook, then seek out the movies online and give them a try. A complete learning and cultural experience!  Just don’t complain to me if you hate them… I wasn’t the director.

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Italian easy reader ebook - L’avventura - cover image

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!

  • .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 B1/B2 level and above
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)

Buy L’avventura, just £4.99! | Free sample chapter (.pdf) | Classic Italian Movies series | Catalog

Italian easy readers - Per un pugno di dollari - cover image

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‘Per un pugno di dollari’, directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood, was filmed in the deserts of Spain and released in Italy in 1964. The film wasn’t the first of the so-called ‘spaghetti western’ genre, but did a lot to popularise this rethinking of what was, by then, the rather tired western format. Two further films followed, and the trilogy was released in 1967 in the USA – at which point the director and many of the cast took on American-sounding stage names so as to seem more familiar to moviegoers.

Giovanni Galavotti’s re-telling of the story of the film for learners of Italian makes a great introduction before watching the movie itself (ideally in Italian!) Or it can be used simply as supplementary reading/listening material which, for lovers of the wild west, is guaranteed to liven up your study program!

  • .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 B1/B2 level and above
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)

Buy Per un pugno di dollari, just £4.99! | Free sample chapter (.pdf) | Classic Italian Movies series | Catalog

How do I access my ebooks?

When your order is ‘completed’ (normally immediately after your payment), 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, where available, cannot be downloaded but will be emailed to people who request them. There’s a space to do that on the order form – where it says Additional information, Order notes (optional). If you forget, or if you have problems downloading the .pdf, don’t worry! Email us at the address on the website and we’ll help. Also, why not check out our FAQ?

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Don’t forget to read/listen to Tuesday’s bulletin of ‘easy’ Italian news from EasyItalianNews.com.

These useful, FREE materials are published every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Each contains a selection of ‘easy’ articles and an online audio recording, the idea being that regular reading/listening practice will help students build their comprehension skills, as well as consolidating the grammar they’ve studied and helping learn new words.

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New B1/B2-level ‘easy reader’ ebook, – 25% this first week!

Improve your Italian reading and listening skills with our newest ‘easy Italian reader’, Le vie del cuore, level B1/B2 (intermediate/upper-intermediate).

Easy Italian reader ebook - Le vie del cuore - cover image

In your home town, street names may have been chosen by a city planner hoping to orientate you, by a developer so as to evoke pleasant images in your mind (and raise real estate prices), or by local leaders to commemorate an important person, place or event. At the very least, they’ll be familiar to you. But in another country? The names of Italy’s piazze, strade and vie can often seem mere strings of hard-to-remember syllables, devoid of any meaning to visitors from afar…

But no! Take a little time and – with the help of this ‘easy reader’ ebook – you’ll soon know as much as any local!

Chi visita più di una città italiana, trova alcuni nomi di vie e piazze molto ricorrenti: sono i nomi di personaggi celebri e importanti, di date significative o di luoghi con un valore storico o sociale. Per esempio, in molte città italiane c’è una “Via Leonardo da Vinci” o una “Piazza Dante Alighieri” in onore del grande genio e del famoso autore della Divina Commedia. Ci sono anche tante “Via Roma” in ricordo della splendida capitale…

E poi ci sono un sacco di nomi ed eventi sconosciuti o quasi. Per esempio: chi diamine era Giuseppe Mazzini? Perché è famoso Enrico Fermi? E cosa è successo il 4 Novembre?! Conoscere i personaggi e i fatti che danno il nome a molte strade e piazze delle città del Bel Paese è un po’ come fare un tuffo nella cultura italiana. Allora, siete pronti a tuffarvi?

  • .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
  • 4 chapters (19 typical street names) to read and listen to
  • Five exercises to test yourself (or your classmates)
  • Suitable for students at intermediate level or above
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)

Buy Le vie del cuore (B1/B2) just £7.49 | FREE sample chapter (.pdf) | Catalog

How do I access my ebook?

When your order is ‘completed’ (normally immediately after your payment), 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, where available, cannot be downloaded but will be emailed to people who request them. There’s a space to do that on the order form – where it says Additional information, Order notes (optional). If you forget, or if you have problems downloading the .pdf, don’t worry! Email us at the address on the website and we’ll help. Also, why not check out our FAQ?

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Did you read/listen to Saturday’s FREE bulletin of ‘easy’ Italian news from EasyItalianNews.com?

These thrice-weekly bulletins are published on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Each contains ‘easy’ articles along with online audio, and is free to access on the website.

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Psst! Fancy a free Italian/Spanish/French/German lesson?

At EasyReaders.org we publish ebooks for language learners, mainly Italian, but also French, Spanish, German and a sprinkling of other languages.

Our FREE samples, and FREE titles, are downloaded often (find them on our Catalog page) so we know there are lots of language students out there looking for a bargain!

EasyReaders.org used to also sell one-to-one online language lessons, but that’s now done through a dedicated website (with a different mailing list) NativeSpeakerTeachers.com.

But guess what? This week NativeSpeakerTeachers.com is giving away 150 FREE TRIAL ITALIAN/FRENCH/SPANISH/GERMAN LESSONS.

Bargain hunters, it’s party time!

Obviously, you should check out the details of the ‘free trial’ offer on their website.

Then, it’s a simple matter of ‘buying’ the lesson that interests you (priced at £0.00 instead of the usual £22.00 – no catches, nothing to pay) and waiting for them to contact you.

You can do that here:

Italian | Spanish | French | German

As I said, you should read the details of the ‘free trial’ offer on their website, but it’s a genuine offer, and it ENDS ON SUNDAY FEBRUARY 18th 2024.

Next week we’ll have a new Italian ‘easy reader’ ebook to tell you about!

But in the meantime check out the details of the ‘free trial’ offer.

Or go browse ebooks.

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Two More Italian Movie ‘Ebooks of the Week’ – Half Price!

Yet again, our half-price ‘Ebook of the Week’ offer comprises two titles from our Classic Italian movie series of Italian ‘easy readers.

The two short texts with online audio have been written by an award-winning scriptwriter (who teaches Italian between movie projects to pay the rent) with the idea of making well-known films from Italian movie history accessible for all learners of the Italian language, not just advanced students with developed listening-comprehension skills.

This week’s half-price choices are Nuovo Cinema Paradiso (level A2/B1, pre-intermediate/intermediate) and I soliti ignoti (level B1, intermediate). Until we close down the offer, early next week, each costs just £4.99. So you could get BOTH but just pay £9.99, the usual price for one!

Cover image: Nuovo cinema paradiso

One of Italian cinema’s masterpieces, the Oscar-winning ‘Nuovo Cinema Paradiso’, directed by Giuseppe Tornatore, is retold here for learners of Italian.

Growing up without a father in post-WW2 Sicily isn’t easy, but Totò makes friends with Alfredo, projectionist at the town’s only cinema, and develops a passion for movies…

  • .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 any level
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)

Buy Nuovo Cinema Paradiso, just £4.99! | Free sample chapter (.pdf) | Classic Italian Movies series | Catalog

Cover image: I soliti ignoti

Mario Monicelli’s 1958 classic comedy is now retold for learners of Italian: a gang of small-time criminals plan a night-time raid on the safe of a pawn-broker’s shop – with hilarious results!

  • .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 any level
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)

Buy I soliti ignoti, just £4.99! | Free sample chapter (.pdf) | Classic Italian Movies series | Catalog

How do I access my ebooks?

When your order is ‘completed’ (normally immediately after your payment), 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, where available, cannot be downloaded but will be emailed to people who request them. There’s a space to do that on the order form – where it says Additional information, Order notes (optional). If you forget, or if you have problems downloading the .pdf, don’t worry! Email us at the address on the website and we’ll help. Also, why not check out our FAQ?

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Don’t forget to read/listen to today’s bulletin of ‘easy’ Italian news from EasyItalianNews.com.

These useful, FREE materials are published every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Each contains a selection of ‘easy’ articles and an online audio recording, the idea being that regular reading/listening practice will help students build their comprehension skills, as well as consolidating the grammar they’ve studied and helping learn new words.

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Homer’s Odissea, ‘easy reader’ ebook, – 25% this first week!

Improve your Italian reading and listening skills with Odissea (attributed to Homer), a B2-level Italian ‘easy reader’, and a follow up to the B1-level L’Iliade that we published back in November.

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L’Odissea è un poema epico scritto in greco antico nell’VIII secolo a.C. Il titolo significa “le avventure di Odisseo” e, insieme all’Iliade, è uno dei testi fondamentali della storia occidentale.

Odisseo (che i Romani chiamano più tardi “Ulisse”) è il mitico re di un’isoletta greca chiamata Itaca. E’ nipote di Ermes, il dio greco degli imbrogli. Odisseo è molto curioso e astuto: ha un’intelligenza di tipo pratico che gli permette sempre di risolvere i problemi e salvarsi in situazioni difficili, che non mancano!

Ha affrontato dieci lunghi anni di guerra a Troia e, insieme agli altri re greci suoi alleati, ha finalmente preso la città (una parte di questa storia è raccontata nell’Iliade.) Finita la guerra, Odisseo deve affrontare un pericoloso viaggio per ritornare a casa…

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