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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:

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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

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Italian, French, Spanish, German Easy Readers – Save 50%!

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

Learning Italian, French, Spanish or German?

Reading and listening to the language that you’re studying will help, a lot!

Working through a simplified text is an excellent way to consolidate the grammar you’re studying and to expand your knowledge of the vocabulary, as well as to build reading and listening skills!

And stories are the best types of text to start with, as you’ll naturally want to find out what happens next, which keeps you turning the page!

Try an EasyReaders.Org ‘easy reader’ in the language that you’re studying – this week at HALF PRICE, with our ‘Book of the week’ offer.

You get:

  • a .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online at soundcloud.com)
  • 8 chapters to read and listen to
  • Comprehension questions to check your understanding
  • a glossary of ‘difficult’ terms for the level
  • normal price £7.99, this week just £3.99

This week’s easy reader offer is ‘The Juggler’, which is A1/2 level but is suitable for just about everyone.

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

And if that one’s too easy, or too hard?

Check out our Catalogue page for material which is more suited to your current level!

Italian | French | Spanish | German

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Online Lessons & Ebooks – Final Day Left to Save 20%!

A quick reminder about the EasyReaders.Org 2018 Summer Sale, which is ending in a little over twenty-four hours, at midnight on Sunday 8th of July.

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:

2018-Summer-Sale-20%-Off

For example?

Well, ten thirty-minute online lessons with a native speaker teacher (Italian, French, Spanish, German…) would normally cost you £150 (just £15 a lesson).

But with the above coupon code, that figure is reduced to just £120 (£12 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 this summer?

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

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

Then go to your shopping cart and apply coupon code 2018-Summer-Sale-20%-Off to reduce the cart total by 20%.

Remember: the coupon code is only good until tomorrow night, Sunday 8th July.

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:

2018-Summer-Sale-20%-Off

Browse the catalogue now!

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

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Summer Sale! Save 20% on Online Lessons & Ebooks

The EasyReaders.Org 2018 Summer 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:

2018-Summer-Sale-20%-Off

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 2018-Summer-Sale-20%-Off to reduce the cart total by 20%.

The coupon code is good until midnight on Sunday 8th July.

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:

2018-Summer-Sale-20%-Off

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

The next sale won’t be until September…

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Fancy a laugh? Meet Ragionier Ugo Fantozzi!

Buongiorno, student of Italian!

This is just to let you know that we have a new ebook easy-reader in our ‘Book of the Classic Italian Movie‘ series.

This time it’s a comedy, the 1975 classic, Fantozzi. Italian easy reaaders - Fantozzi - cover image

These short summaries of some of the jewels of Italian cinema have been prepared for you by an Italian-teacher colleague, Giovanni Galavotti.

But Giovanni is not ‘just’ an Italian teacher. He’s also a scriptwriter, and one who has been nominated for an important award!

So of course, Giovanni has a passion for cinema. Revisiting his favourite classic movies is no hardship for him.

He’ll select a film, then watch it over and over again while making notes so he can later summarise the action and dialogues in eight or nine short, simplified chapters.

Giovanni’s ebook versions of these classics of Italian cinema are an excellent support to anyone wanting to watch the actual movies (but read our ebooks first!)

Or they could stand alone from the films, as orginal and useful study materials which would be an ideal supplement to a more traditional Italian course.

So far, Giovanni has done twelve classic movies for us. They range in difficulty from A2 (pre-intermediate) to B2 (upper-intermediate).

There are free sample chapters for all of them. Find and download them easily on our catalogue page (or you could just browse.)

But back to Fantozzi.

I’d heard of the film, of course. EVERY Italian knows Fantozzi, and you can’t live in Italy without coming across references to him.

But until Giovanni sent me his simplified version, I’d assumed it wouldn’t be my sort of thing. I admit, I’ll generally avoid comedies (and Italian movies) if I can…

The story, though, had me laughing out loud. When I’d finished it, I searched online for the movie itself, and watched it several times!!

What’s the film about? Here’s the description from our online shop:

Ragionier Fantozzi, Ugo is an Italian everyman, though not a very happy one!

Ugo is ambivalent, to say the least, about his job and his family. He dares to hope for more from both his professional and personal lives, though never seems surprised when his ambitions are thwarted!

The 1971 book was a million-seller. And mention the 1975 film, on which our ‘easy reader’ is based, to any Italian to get them happily talking you through their favourite scenes.

For a rather different insight into Italian life and attitudes, don’t miss the unforgettable cultural meme that is Fantozzi!

Sounds fun? Then download the free sample chapter (.pdf) to check the format and level of the material.

Liked that? Fantozzi is 25% off the usual ebook easy-reader price this week, at just £5.99.

The offer is good until Sunday night.

But if it was too hard for you, or too easy?

No worries! Go browse the Italian section of our online shop, where’ll you surely find something more suited to your level.

Or pick study materials from our catalogue page, which lists everything by type and in level-order.

Buono studio, allora.

E buon divertimento!

FREE sample chapter | ‘Fantozzi’ ebook, just £5.99 | Classic movie ebooks | All Italian ebooksCatalogue