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‘Pick Your Own Half-Price eBook of the Week’ week!

This week at EasyReaders.org it’s ‘Pick Your Own Half-Price eBook of the Week’ week!

The ebook catalog page shows everything we have, organised by language, ebook type, and level.

This coupon code

50%_equivalent_easy_reader_discount

if carefully pasted into the ‘coupon code’ box in the EasyReaders.org cart page, will reduce the CART TOTAL (not the item price) by £5.

Why £5?

Because that’s half the cost of an ‘easy reader’ ebook, which normally sells for £9.99.

Though the coupon code will work on any ebook you select, not just the ‘easy readers’.

Whatever you have in your cart, if you apply coupon code  50%_equivalent_easy_reader_discount  the total will be £5 less. Do please check that before proceeding with your payment.

Select your ebook or ebooks here:

https://easyreaders.org/catalogue/

(click on any title that interests you, then click the ‘add to cart’ button on the product information page to…)

Copy/paste coupon code 50%_equivalent_easy_reader_discount into the box on the cart page, press the dark blue ‘Apply coupon’ button, then SCROLL DOWN to check the cart total has been discounted by £5.

The coupon will expire on Sunday night, December 3rd 2023.

It’s one-use-per-person, so one £5 discount each.

Browse Ebooks 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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Homer’s Iliade, ‘easy reader’ ebook, – 25% this first week!

Improve your Italian reading and listening skills with L’Iliade (attributed to Homer), a B1-level Italian ‘easy reader’ ebook with FREE online audio.

Italian 'easy reader' ebook - L'Iliade - cover image

L’Iliade è un poema epico scritto in greco antico nell’VIII secolo a.C. Insieme all’Odissea è il più antico poema della storia occidentale. L’opera è tradizionalmente attribuita a Omero, ma ci sono molti dubbi.

Una lunga guerra si combatte da dieci anni fuori dalle enormi mura di Troia. Paride, un principe troiano, è responsabile: ha rapito Elena, la moglie del re di Sparta, Menelao, e i Greci sono venuti a riprendere la bellissima donna.

I Troiani difendono la propria città contro i Greci. Ettore è il più valoroso e nobile dei guerrieri troiani e tutta la città di Troia lo adora e lo stima per il suo coraggio. Ma l’eroe più forte dello schieramento greco è Achille, il figlio semi-divino di un uomo mortale e della dea Teti…

Why read the Italian version of a classic of world literature? Well, why not? Sometimes a familiar tale is reassuring when faced with the complexities of reading and listening in the language you’re learning.

Besides, you can do both! We have ‘easy reader’ versions of some of the classics of Italian literature, too!

  • .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
  • introduction + 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 L’Iliade (B1) just £7.49 | FREE sample chapter (.pdf) | Catalog | World Literature | Italian literature

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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Six half-price Italian easy reader ‘ebooks of the week’!

This week we have SIX half-price ‘ebooks of the week’ for you.

Why six? Because we want to give club members the chance to find something at or around their current level.

The ebooks below go from easiest (A1) to hardest (B2). None of them are long, but the easiest ones are really very short, which is actually the point. They’re supposed to be short, to give you confidence reading and listening to them.

Check out the FREE sample chapters before you buy. Click the audio link, too, and you’ll find the audio for the ENTIRE STORY available online. If the text’s too easy for you, listen to the audio anyway (for free) just to get some extra listening practice.

OK, so here we go – from easiest/shortest to hardest/longest, remember!

Rosa la cuoca disastrosa (A1)

Italian Easy Reader for beginners: "Rosa la cuoca disastrosa"

Rosa is a good mother and an excellent grandmother… but an awful cook! When Valeria, Rosa’s health-conscious daughter, has a domestic emergency, Rosa is left to prepare lunch for her two grandchildren…

  • .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 elementary level or above
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)

Buy ‘Rosa la cuoca disastrosa (A1)‘ just £4.99 | FREE sample chapter (.pdf) | Catalog

L’ascensore (A1-A2)

Easy Italian readers - L'ascensore - cover image

Two neigbours, who have long argued about noise levels in their apartment building, are stuck in a lift together. They press the alarm button, but no one answers their call for help…

  • .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 elementary level or above
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)

Buy ‘L’ascensore (A1-A2)‘ just £4.99 | FREE sample chapter (.pdf) | Catalog

Cielo libero (A2)

'Cielo libero', Italian easy reader, di Enrico Maso

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…

  • .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 ‘Cielo libero (A2)‘ just £4.99 | FREE sample chapter (.pdf) | Catalog

Caccia all’autografo (B1)

Italian easy reader "Caccia all'autografo" by Enrico Maso

Having passed his last exam of the academic year, university student Alberto flies to Sicily to visit his grandfather, who soon realizes that something is troubling the lad…

  • .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 ‘Caccia all’autografo (B1)‘ just £4.99 | FREE sample chapter (.pdf) | Catalog

Un’indagine molto privata (B1-B2)

Italian easy reader, cover image: Un'indagine molto privata

Gianna is about to turn 40 and has lately become dissatisfied with her life as a translator of crime fiction. Instead she fantasizes about becoming a private detective herself. So when her husband starts behaving suspiciously, Gianna decides to investigate… But can she measure up to her fictional investigator heroes?

  • .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 ‘Un’indagine molto privata (B1-B2)‘ just £4.99 | FREE sample chapter (.pdf) | Catalog

La cicatrice (B2)

Cover image: 'La cicatrice', Italian easy reader, by Enrico Maso

Pier Velotti is the technician in charge of the landing system for his planet, and something weird is happening! Is it simply a technical issue he can’t figure out, or is there something more behind the unexplained warning light? And who is the man with the scarred face he keeps seeing?

  • .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 ‘La cicatrice (B2)‘ just £4.99 | 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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Alla scoperta dell’informatica, new Italian easy reader -25%

Presenting ‘Alla scoperta dell’informatica’, the latest addition to our series of Italian easy reader ebooks!

Easy Italian reader - Alla scoperta dell'informatica - cover image

The level of this one is C1/C2 (advanced) and as always it comes in .pdf format (the default download), with .epub & .mobi formats available on request at no extra charge.

Use them on your computer, print the .pdf to study the old-fashioned way, or read the chapters on your Kindle or other ebook reader.

So, what’s this one about?

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In just 10 chapters ‘Alla scoperta dell’informatica’ will explain – to the uninitiated – the mysteries of the Internet, while providing valuable advanced-level reading and listening practice:

  1. La nascita e l’evoluzione della rete
  2. I protocolli internet – http e https
  3. Sicurezza informatica: virus, malware, phishing e ransomware
  4. Sicurezza informatica: antivirus e firewall (e perché entrambi sono necessari)
  5. Le password
  6. Lo streaming e i principali servizi
  7. Il Cloud: che cos’è e quali servizi lo offrono
  8. I social media più utilizzati sul web
  9. Le criptovalute: i soldi del futuro?
  10. Uno sguardo al futuro: i computer quantistici

Improve your Italian with this informative ‘easy reader’ ebook:

  • .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
  • Comprehension questions to check your understanding
  • Italian/English glossary of ‘difficult’ terms for the level
  • Suitable for students at intermediate level and above
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)

Don’t forget to check out the Free Sample Chapter (.pdf) before you buy a copy. That way, you’ll know whether the level is suitable for you, and that the format works on the device you intend to use it on.

Remember, this being the first week ‘Alla scoperta dell’informatica’ is 25% discounted, so just £7.49 rather than the usual ‘easy reader’ ebook price of £9.99.

Buy ‘Alla scoperta dell’informatica’, 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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New Italian Easy Reader, ‘Dagli antichi greci a noi’, -25%!

Presenting ‘Dagli antichi greci a noi’, the latest addition in our series of Italian easy reader ebooks.

Italian easy reader ebook - Dagli antichi greci a noi - cover image

The level of this one is B1/B2 (intermediate/upper-intermediate) and, as always, it comes in .pdf format (the default download), with .epub & .mobi formats available on request at no extra charge.

Use them on your computer, print the .pdf to study the old-fashioned way, or read the story on your Kindle or other ebook reader.

So, what’s it about?

Well, this time we have some non-fiction for you…

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Thousands of Italian words derive from Ancient Greek, lots of them with meanings that are specific to medical, scientific or academic fields, but many others in day-to-day use (in English, too!)

This short but fascinating ebook offers a quick cultural/linguistic catch-up for students who didn’t attend an Italian ‘liceo classico’, as the author presumably did.

Here, important Ancient Greek words are grouped in eight topic areas, for example Chapter 5, which focuses on ‘Relazioni e sentimenti’. You’ll be familiar, of course, with Éros, Filía, Phóbos, and Páthos, but what of Gaméo?

“Il matrimonio era una delle istituzioni su cui si basava la società greca. Di solito le ragazze si sposavano a partire dai dodici anni, mentre i ragazzi qualche anno più tardi. Il verbo gaméo (γαμέω) significa “sposarsi”. Da questo derivano parole come “monogamia” e “poligamia”. Una persona monogama è sposata con un unico (mónos) individuo, mentre una poligama ha molti (polys) mariti o mogli.”

Motivating Italian reading and listening practice, memorable insights into Italian (and English) vocabulary, as well as a rich source of triva with which to quiz family, friends, or colleagues!

Check out the free sample chapter (.pdf) to verify whether this material is suitable for your current level in Italian.

  • .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
  • At the end, some exercises to check what you’ve learnt!
  • Suitable for students at intermediate level or above
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)

Don’t forget to check out the Free Sample Chapter (.pdf) before you buy a copy. That way, you’ll know whether the level is suitable for you, and that the format works on the device you intend to use it on.

Remember, this being the first week ‘Dagli antichi greci a noi’ is 25% discounted, so just £7.49 rather than the usual ‘easy reader’ ebook price of £9.99.

Buy ‘Dagli antichi greci a noi’, 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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This Week 3 Half-Price Italian Easy Reader eBooks from 2016!

This week we’re doing the half-price ‘eBook of the Week’ offer on three ‘easy reader’ ebooks we published in 2016, meaning that if you’ve started learning Italian recently you might not have seen them.

You’ll find details below, in level order, from easiest to hardest. Any of them will cost you just £4.99 until Sunday 15th October 2023.

Check the FREE sample chapters to verify which of them might be right for you. Too easy? Browse our Catalog for materials at your level!

Colpo di forbici (A1) Easy Italian readers - A1 / Elementary - Colpo di forbici - cover image

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…

  • 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
  • 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)

Buy Colpo di forbici (A1) just £4.99 | FREE sample chapter (.pdf) | Catalog

Missione Segreta (A2/B1) Cover of Missione Segreta, an Italian easy reader by Enrico Maso

Saverio is the divorced father of Luca, a nine-year old who’s obsessed with violent video games. Since Saverio and Luca’s mother divorced, he’s been anxious to protect the relationship with his son by spending as much time with Luca as possible. But frustratingly, on their one day a week together, Luca rarely looks up from the screen of his game!

  • .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 Missione Segreta (A2/B1) just £4.99 | FREE sample chapter (.pdf) | Catalog

Segreti e polpette (B1/2) Cover image for easy Italian reader 'Segreti e polpette' by Emanuele Stefanori and Michela Guida

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

  • .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 Segreti e polpette (B1/2) just £4.99 | 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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Don’t forget – the 2023 Autumn Sale on ebooks ends tonight!

Don’t forget – the 2023 Autumn Sale ends tonight, Sunday 1st October 2023.

Coupon code 2023-Autumn-Sale-20%-Off is still valid on EVERYTHING in our online store, EasyReaders.org, which specialises in ebooks for learning foreign languages, in particular Italian, but also French, Spanish German and some other languages.

Browse the Catalog now! There you’ll find FREE sample chapters for just about everything, so you can get an idea of the level and format of the material, and decide what may work best to keep you learning.

For example,’Easy reader’ ebooks, which are simplified texts and accompanying online audio at 12 different levels!

Or ‘parallel text’ ebooks (simplified texts + translations) at different levels – the language you’re learning along with a line-by-line translation into English.

Depending on the way you prefer to learn, either could be ideal for supplementing a more traditional language course.

These materials normally cost £9.99, but until midnight tonight you can use coupon code 2023-Autumn-Sale-20%-Off to reduce that by 20%, to just £7.99.

Stock up on the study materials you need today, before the 2023 Autumn Sale ends. The next similar promotion won’t be until the end of December…

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Don’t forget, the coupon code to save 20% on the published prices is 2023-Autumn-Sale-20%-Off.

Paste it carefully into the box in your cart, where it says, Coupon Code.

Then presss the ‘Apply Coupon’ button. Finally scroll down to check that your order total has been discounted by 20%, before proceeding – it’s the order total that is discounted, not the item price which you see on your screen, though that amounts to the same thing.

Ebooks for learning Italian/French/Spanish/German

P.S.

Coupon code 2023-Autumn-Sale-20%-Off is also good for a 20% discount at our online lessons store, NativeSpeakerTeachers.com, but only until midnight on Sunday 1st October 2023!

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2023 Autumn Sale: ‘easy reader’ ebook picks at your level!

On Monday we announced that our 2023 Autumn Sale had begun. It ends tomorrow (Sunday) night.

So today, as part of this promotion, I’m going to give you my top ebook picks for beginner, intermediate, and advanced-learners of Italian – I hope there’ll be something here that grabs you!

When I say ‘my top picks’, what I mean is the ebooks that I have enjoyed the most (I read them all, multiple times, during the editing and publishing process).

My criteria is just that: enjoyment. Why?

Because as a language-learner myself, I find that if there’s a story that engages me (whether it’s a news article, or fiction, like our ‘easy readers’), I’ll keep turning the page.

And if I can’t (metaphorically) put an ebook down, my reading comprehension skills improve, and with them my knowledge of vocabulary, and my confidence with the grammar of the language I’m learning.

As any teacher (or student) knows, boredom is the enemy! So a writer that knows how to craft a text so that it pulls you in and won’t let go, even if it’s ‘just’ language-study material, is indeed a useful ally!

Don’t forget, the 2023 Autumn Sale is on! To get 20% off everything in your shopping cart, copy/paste the coupon code, which is:

2023-Autumn-Sale-20%-Off

Bene, let’s get to it. I’m on the Catalog page of our online shop, starting a little way down, where it says ‘Italian Easy Readers’ (if you’re learning another language, you’ll need to scroll down the Catalog page and make your own selections, sorry!)

So we have seventeen easy reader ebooks for A1 and A2 students, six at A1 (the lowest level), eight at the ‘half-level’ A1/2, and three at A2 (the harder ones). If you’re not sure which level is right for you, use the Free Sample links and take a look. You should be able to get the gist of the story with only occasional use of a dictionary.

N.b. This article was written a couple of years ago. Since then we’ve published other ebooks, so the selection at your level is probably even more ample than described below. Our Catalog page is always up-to-date, so includes the most recent titles, and free sample chapters!

So honestly? I enjoyed all seventeen. but I’ve been strict with myself and whittled the total down to just two at each level, concentrating on the ones I liked the MOST – the stories that made me actually care about the characters, and about what happened to them next!

(These are extracts from our Catalog page, so you can also see the price, the available formats, and a link to the free sample chapter for each title…)

A1 Italian easy readers: Colpo di forbici - cover image

Colpo di forbici (A1) £7.99 Download FREE sample (.pdf, .epub, .mobi/Kindle)
Rosa la cuoca disastrosa (A1) £7.99 Download FREE sample (.pdf, .epub, .mobi/Kindle)

A1/2 Italian easy readers - L'ascensore - cover image

Il giocoliere (A1/2) £7.99 Download FREE sample (.pdf, .epub, .mobi/Kindle)
L’ascensore (A1/2) £7.99 Download FREE sample (.pdf, .epub, .mobi/Kindle)

A2 Cover image: Cielo libero

Cielo libero (A2) £7.99 Download FREE sample (.pdf, .epub, .mobi/Kindle)
L’amore ai tempi del supermercato (A2) £7.99 Download FREE sample (.pdf, .epub, .mobi/Kindle)

What if those were too easy for you? Nessun problema. For ‘intermediate’ learners we have loads and loads of materials – twenty-two separate titles!

The hard part was choosing between them, but again, I’ve been strict and narrowed it down to two stories at each half level…

A2/B1 Italian easy readers - 2 giugno 1946 - cover image

2 giugno 1946 (A2/B1) £7.99 Download FREE sample (.pdf, .epub, .mobi/Kindle)
Il campo di papaveri (A2/B1) £7.99 Download FREE sample (.pdf, .epub, .mobi/Kindle)

B1 Easy Italian readers - Dante, gatto vagante - cover image

Caccia all’autografo (B1) £7.99 Download FREE sample (.pdf, .epub, .mobi/Kindle)
Dante, gatto vagante (B1) £7.99 Download FREE sample (.pdf, .epub, .mobi/Kindle)

B1/B2 Cover image: Segreti e polpette

L’imperatore e i giochi (B1/2) £7.99 Download FREE sample (.pdf, .epub, .mobi/Kindle)
Segreti e polpette (B1/2) £7.99 Download FREE sample (.pdf, .epub, .mobi/Kindle)

B2 Italian easy reaaders - Le italiane - cover image

Natale a sorpresa (B2) £7.99 Download FREE sample (.pdf, .epub, .mobi/Kindle)
Le italiane (B2) £7.99 Download FREE sample (.pdf, .epub, .mobi/Kindle)

Hope there was something there that called out “Read me!”

But if you looked at the sample chapters and they were STILL to simple for you, firstly, well done for reading Italian for such confidence, and secondly, brace yourself now for the hard stuff!

B2/C1 Italian easy readers - Prometeo e la guerra dei titani - cover image

Prometeo e la guerra dei titani (B2/C1) £7.99 Download FREE sample (.pdf, .epub, .mobi)
Il bar (B2/C1) £7.99 Download FREE sample (.pdf, .epub, .mobi)

C1 Italian easy reader ebooks - I racconti della vestale - cover image

La commediante (C1) £7.99 Download FREE sample (.pdf, .epub, .mobi)
I racconti della vestale (C1) £7.99 Download FREE sample (.pdf, .epub, .mobi)

C1/C2 Italian easy readers - Il vulcano - cover image

Anselmo e l’omicidio di Giovanni Borgia (C1/2) £7.99 Download FREE sample (.pdf, .epub, .mobi/Kindle)
Il vulcano (C1/2) £7.99 Download FREE sample (.pdf, .epub, .mobi/Kindle)

C2 Easy Italian readers - La Via Francigena - cover image

La Via Francigena (C2) £7.99 Download FREE sample (.pdf, .epub, .mobi/Kindle)
La carriera – dietro le quinte del Palio di Siena (C2) £7.99 Download FREE sample (.pdf, .epub, .mobi/Kindle)

Bene. Hope you found lots that will keep you reading in and listening to Italian in the autumn months!

The prices marked above are the usual, year-round prices but with the 2023 Autumn Sale promotion (which ends on Sunday 1st October 2023) everything in our TWO online stores (EasyReaders.org for ebooks, NativeSpeakerTeachers.com for online lesson credits) is 20% cheaper!

Copy and paste the coupon code 2023-Autumn-Sale-20%-Off into your shopping cart in either store, then scroll down to check the cart total has been reduced by 20%.

Make your selections today!

EasyReaders.org (ebooks) | NativeSpeakerTeachers.com (online lessons)

P.S.

Check out the ‘easy reader’ ebook MULTIPACKS, which get you a three-for-two deal, or better.

AND the 20% discount!

Assuming you remember to use the coupon code, that is…

2023-Autumn-Sale-20%-Off

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2023 Autumn Sale: 20% Off Graded Language Study Materials!

Everyone learning a foreign language is familiar with the concept of ‘level’.

Some materials are just too hard for where you’re currently at, others might seem just right, whereas the texts you worked on months ago will now, hopefully, feel easy.

We all know that it can be difficult (impossible!) to understand films and so on in the languages we’re learning, or to read an authentic article, say from a newspaper, which is written for educated native-speaker readers.

And yet, clearly, listening to the language as it is really used, and reading articles written in it, are important long-term goals, even if they seem unachievable for the moment.

Plus, it seems likely that the more we read and listen, the more meaningful our studies will be, the more new words we’ll pick up, and the more we’ll feel familiar with the grammar and structures of the languages we’re learning.

Reading and listening to the language you’re studying are unarguably good ways to speed your progress, and in any case, training yourself to listen and to read effectively in the new language is obviously going to be necessary at some point.

But authentic materials are HARD! Often too hard.

The solution to this quandry?

‘Graded’ texts, that is to say materials written by language teachers for learners like you, and designated as suitable for those who have reached or are above a particular level.

The CEFR level system uses six level bands, which are (from easiest to hardest): A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2.

Assume that students at the C levels should be reading and listening to authentic (real-life) texts and audio without too much difficulty. The graded materials at those levels, then, will approximate texts written for native-speakers.

People at the intermediate stage (the B levels) are not yet ready for ‘real’ or ‘nearly real’ listening and reading, but still need to build their skills in anticipation. So the graded materials will be an in-between step, aimed at challenging students to develop their skills further.

The easiest materials (at A1 and A2 levels) are designed to be unintimidating, which means short chapters and simple or simpler grammar and vocabulary. Their purpose is to encourage learners to get into the HABIT of reading and listening to the language they’re learning as early on in the process as possible.

The more reading & listening you do early on, the easier everything that follows will be. You’ll already be used to, for example, guessing meaning from context in a text, or getting the gist of the spoken language even when you can’t pick out every word.

Graded materials are useful at every language-learning level, but their real power can be seen when they are incorporated as an integral part of our studies right from Day 1 with a new language.

The difference between a learner who regularly reads and listens to graded materials, and one who never or rarely spends time on anything other than grammar and vocabulary exercises, is plain to see, if for no other reason than that a student who has no fear of reading and listening (because she is using materials that have been specifically written for her level, remember) comes across as being more confident and more autonomous.

How to find graded materials for your level? Our Catalog page lists materials by type and in level order, which should help.

But importantly, there’s always a free sample chapter, which you should absolutely look at before deciding to buy a particular title.

Have a look at the first few lines, the first paragraph, the first page, even the whole of the first chapter. Can you manage to figure out what’s going on in the story without too much effort, without constantly reaching for the dictionary?

If not, step down a level, try another free sample chapter, keep looking until you find something that you’re comfortable with. Don’t forget to check out the free online audio, if there is one. Usually the link is at the top of the first chapter…

Then, if the story grabs you, go ahead and buy a copy! Read a chapter a day, perhaps. There are usually eight short chapters, so in not much more than a week, you’ll be done.

At which point, you could check out other titles at the same level, or look at free sample chapters for the next level (or half-level) up, to see if you’re ready for something a little more challenging.

Aim to establish a reading/listening HABIT. Move up to the next level only when you’re comfortable, no need to rush,

Gradually, month by month, your reading/listening skills will improve, as will your knowledge of the grammar and vocabulary of the language you’re learning.

With graded materials, such as ‘easy readers’ and ‘parallel texts’, you’ll master the language you’re studying step-by-step, almost without realising it!

P.S.

Don’t forget the 2023 Autumn Sale is running this week!

Save a fifth on graded material for learning Italian, Spanish, French, and/or German.

Everything in our online store, EasyReaders.org, is 20% cheaper until midnight on Sunday 1st October 2023.

But only if you remember to use this coupon code:

2023-Autumn-Sale-20%-Off

Make your selection from our range of ebooks, which have been especially written to keep you interested and making progress.

Apply coupon code 2023-Autumn-Sale-20%-Off in your shopping cart to reduce the cart total by 20%!

Stock up on online easy readers, parallel texts and grammar workbooks – at an unbeatable price!

EasyReaders.org

Here’s that coupon code again:

2023-Autumn-Sale-20%-Off

Don’t forget to use it when you order to save 20% on the price of everything in your cart!

P.P.S.

Our sister store, NativeSpeakerTeachers.com, is also running a 2023 Autumn Sale promotion – on one-to-one Italian/French/Spanish/German lessons, online with native speaker teachers.

They’re just the thing if you need conversation practice, help with grammar, or just some guidance on how or what to study.

Coupon code 2023-Autumn-Sale-20%-Off will work there, too, so saving you 20% on the advertised prices of one-to-one online lessons.

NativeSpeakerTeachers.com

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2023 Autumn Sale: Save 20% on Ebooks for Language Learners!

The EasyReaders.org 2023 Autumn Sale has begun!

Which means that students of Italian, Spanish, French or German can save 20% on ebooks to supplement or guide their language learning.

Everything in our ebooks store, EasyReaders.org, is a fifth cheaper (if you remember to use the coupon code 2023-Autumn-Sale-20%-Off ).

Check out, for instance, the Italian easy readers, parallel texts, and self-study workbooks.

Ebooks for students of French, Spanish and German can be found in our Catalog, where everything is organised by language, type, and level!

Pop 5 ebooks into your shopping cart (reading and listening practice is essential), yet pay for just four of them!

Use the following coupon code to save 20% on your orders, for as long as the promotion lasts, with no minimum or maximum spend:

2023-Autumn-Sale-20%-Off

First make your selection from our range of ebooks, which have been especially written to keep you interested and so making progress.

Then go to your shopping cart and apply coupon code 2023-Autumn-Sale-20%-Off to reduce the cart total by 20%.

Scroll down to verify that the cart total has been reduced by 20% BEFORE proceeding with your payment…

The coupon code is good until midnight on Sunday 1st October 2023.

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

Restrictions? Small print?

Coupon code 2023-Autumn-Sale-20%-Off can’t be used together with any other coupon code you may already have.

Besides that, no.

The next sale won’t be until the end of December, so a long way off!

Do find some time to stock up on the easy readers, parallel texts and grammar workbooks you’ll need to improve the language you’re learning –  at an unbeatable price!

Browse our Catalog now!

P.S.

Coupon code 2023-Autumn-Sale-20%-Off is also good for a 20% discount on one-to-one lessons purchased from our sister store, NativeSpeakerTeachers.com.