This week’s ‘Half-price eBook of the Week’ offer at EasyReaders.org is B1/intermediate-level Tosca, an ‘easy reader’ (with online audio) which simplifies the story of Puccini’s famous opera for learners of Italian.
The idea behind our series of Opera ‘easy readers’ is to provide interesting, ‘graded’ Italian reading/listening practice, but also to encourage people to give the actual operas a try. Well, why not? If you’re learning Italian, you might also enjoy an opera IN Italian, and this ebook will help prepare you.
As usual, the ebook comes in .pdf format (the default download), with .epub & .mobi formats available on request at no extra charge.
Giacomo Puccini’s famous opera, first performed in Rome in 1900, is here simplifed for learners of Italian (with quotes from the actual libretto!)
It’s 1800. The Austrians and the French have been fighting over the Italian peninsula for most of the previous century but the French have lost a vital battle and their supporters are imprisoned or killed. One of them, Cesare, escapes and flees to a church where his aristocratic sister is influential. She’ll hide him and help him to safety. Concealing himself in a chapel, he encounters artist Mario, an old friend hired to paint the Virgin Mary. But wait, someone is coming! Cesare hides and in comes famous singer Tosca, Mario’s beautiful but jealous lover…
Begin with this ‘easy reader’ ebook before watching the actual opera, or simply use this original Italian reading/listening practice material to add a little variety 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 (based on Puccini’s Act/Scene structure) 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)
Remember, this week Tosca is 50% discounted, so just £4.99 rather than the usual ‘easy reader’ ebook price of £9.99! This offer ENDS on Sunday 13th August 2023.
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