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This week, EasyReaders.Org published a new ebook ‘easy reader’ for students of Italian.

Easy Italian readers - La Via Francigena - cover image It’s called La Via Francigena, and tells of the author’s 20-day, 300 kilometer trek down the pilgrim’s trail from Lucca in Tuscany to Rome, where he lives (and teaches Italian.)

This is an excellent read, comes with free online audio, and includes many stimulating exercises.

Better still, it’s 25% off the usual ‘easy reader’ price, at just £5.99, instead of £7.99.

What’s not to like?

Um…

It’s a C2 level.

Which means that for a typical student of Italian, it’s going to be too hard, with complex language and an audio recorded at normal, native-speaker speed.

But I don’t want to put you off.

Check it for yourself by clicking on the free sample chapter download link below.

And the audio?

You’ll find the link to the free online audio – the WHOLE story – at the top of Chapter 1).

La Via Francigena (C2) £5.99 | Download FREE sample (.pdf)

Too fast, right?

Never mind.

Roberto, the author with the blisters, has done other ebooks for us, too.

And at various levels.

Below you’ll find details of all his previous ‘easy reader’ ebooks in level order, from the simplest to the most complex (and all with free sample chapters, and free online audio!)

Take a look.

There’s SURE to be something that you’ll enjoy!

A1-level (elementary)

Italian easy readers: Colpo di forbici - cover imageAntonio 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…

Colpo di forbici (A1) £7.99 | Download FREE sample (.pdf)

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…Cover image: Rosa la cuoca disastrosa

Rosa la cuoca disastrosa (A1) £7.99 | Download FREE sample (.pdf)

A1/2-level (pre-intermediate)

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…Italian easy readers - L'ascensore - cover image

L’ascensore (A1/2) £7.99 | Download FREE sample (.pdf)

The Circo Garotti is the most famous circus in Italy. But lately its owner, Alvise, has been troubled by the disappearance of some of the circus’s performing animals… Can Alvise find out the truth behind these mysterious events?Cover image: Mistero al Circo Garotti

Mistero al Circo Garotti (A1/2) £7.99 | Download FREE sample (.pdf)

A2/B1-level (low intermediate)

Italian easy readers - 2 giugno 1946 - cover imageBologna, 2nd of June 1946. Italy is slowly recovering from the devastating effects of World War II. A referendum has been organised to decide whether the reborn state will be a republic or continue as a monarchy. And for the first time in history, Italian women can go to the polls! Newly-wed Marcella is so excited at the prospect she barely slept last night. But her husband, Antonio, is unconvinced…

2 giugno 1946 (A2/B1) £7.99 | Download FREE sample (.pdf)

B1/B2-level (intermediate)

Cover image: Le tante facce del futuroA politician, a prisoner, a child in hospital: a cast of characters imagine what the future holds for them in these eight short stories based on the use of the Italian future tense (plus, a riddle to solve!)

Le tante facce del futuro (B1/2) £7.99 Download FREE sample (.pdf)

B2-level (upper-intermediate)

Italian easy reaaders - Le italiane - cover imageA cool-headed resistance fighter, an Oscar-winning actor, a doctor, a singer, an Olympian, an astronaut, a TV presenter, and a victim of the mafia. What do they all have in common?

Read and listen to the moving stories of these eight determined Italian women to find out!

Le italiane (B2) £7.99 | Download FREE sample (.pdf)

C2-level (very advanced)

“Venti giorni di cammino, di fatica, di entusiasmo e di scoperta. Venti giorni di avventura lungo una delle vie più importanti d’Europa, percorsa, negli ultimi mille anni, da principi, imperatori, cardinali, pellegrini, viandanti, giovani, vecchi, bambini, donne, uomini e animali. Una via che racchiude in sé la storia del nostro Paese, una storia fatta di accoglienza, generosità, passione e paesaggi mozzafiato: la Via Francigena.”Easy Italian readers - La Via Francigena - cover image

Join Italian teacher and author, Roberto Gamberini as he walks this famous route of pilgrimage from Lucca in Tuscany to Rome in Lazio.

La Via Francigena (C2) £5.99 | Download FREE sample (.pdf)

Still nothing?

We’ve published around a hundred ebooks for people learning Italian, including lots by other talented Italian teachers.

See them all, organised by level, on the Catalog page.

All have free sample chapters, so you can work up from easiest to hardest, level by level, downloading the free sample .pdfs until you find something that’s suitable for the point you’ve reached with your Italian.

Buona lettura!

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New Spanish and French easy reader titles – half price this week!

Learn French or Spanish by reading and listening to easy readers – simplified stories in the language that you are studying!

This week we’ve published two new titles in each language, and they’re half the usual price until Wednesday 16th August.

Spanish Easy Readers

Spanish easy readers - Amor en el supermercado - cover imageAmor en el supermercado‘ is an A2 level story:

Rubén is a handsome young Spanish architect with a passion for girls. That is, until the day he finds love… in a supermarket!

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Easy Spanish readers - Campo de amapolas - cover image

 

 

Campo de amapolas‘ is slightly harder at level B1, and rather longer too:

A young artist, who can’t pay his rent, offers to paint his landlord’s flat instead. But guess who the landlord’s daughter turns out to be?

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Or get our introductory Spanish easy reader, El restaurante, completely free!

Browse Spanish easy readers and parallel texts

French Easy Readers

French easy readers - Des secrets et des boulettes - cover imageDes secrets et des boulettes‘ is an intermediate/upper-intemediate level easy reader, which means its chapters are longer.

Meet ‘la famille Macaron’: father, mother, son and daughter, who together run “Chez Robert”, a restaurant in a small French town. The business 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…

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Easy French readers - Un délit artificiel - cover imageUn délit artificiel‘ is also intermediate/upper-intemediate level.

Paris, 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. So a private detective is surprised when he receives a phone call from the son of one of the city’s great families. Will he agree to investigate the theft of a famous painting?

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And as for the Spanish, there’s one French easy reader, Le restaurant, available to download free.

Browse French easy readers and parallel texts

Other languages!

EasyReaders.Org also publishes ebooks for these other languages.

Visit our online shop to see what’s available, and to discover the FREE samples!

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What’s on sale this week at easyreaders.org?

What’s on sale this week at easyreaders.org?

All five levels of our Italian Workout! series, that’s what.

They’re reduced from £15.99 to £11.99 (that’s a 25% saving!)

For each level, you get a .pdf ebook and audio files.

Get all five levels and you’ll cover nearly the entire Italian syllabus…

Get the Italian Workout! for your level

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