Follow Marco and his best friend Luca – a young Italian student who dreams of becoming an actor – as they catch a train to Rome for an audition.
- .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online)
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- 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
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Blaine (verified owner) –
This is a very good easy reader book for beginner Italian students. I was able to understand a large part of it without having to look up too many words. I would recommend it to other beginners.
Jill Taunton (verified owner) –
Have just read this book and listened to the narration. I was delighted ,that I could understand most of it or guess the meaning of unknown words ,from the context. I have been learning Italian for a few months and this book was ideal for my level. It is a sweet story with a few unknown words and expressions
Fran Norris (verified owner) –
I bought this book after reading the previous reviews and it certainly lived up to their comments. While the storyline is enjoyable, this book is a great tool for language building. Personally I found it really helpful with the plural verb tenses. As a learner I tend to use only io or noi but the voi and loro tenses are mainly used here. Excellent!!
Jadwiga (verified owner) –
Like every EasyReader story, this one is a little gem; entertainment and education in one neat package.
Although I am at a slightly more advanced level, I chose “Ciak si gira” to do a kind of ‘reverse-engineering’ experiment: Before buying the book, I listened to the (excellent) audio on line several times and wrote down what I heard. This gave me a chance to test my listening, understanding and spelling skills. I left blanks in the places where I couldn’t understand the words, to be filled in later.
When I completed my self-appointed task I bought the book and compared the original with my version. I was pleasantly surprised; my misspellings were fewer than I expected. There was another, quite amusing surprise; the few words I failed to grasp from the audio turned out to be mostly in English. I had to wait to see the written text to discover that those unfamiliar sounds were “Webmaster” and “uno sconto last-minute”. But I also learned a few Italian words which were new to me.
This is great starting book for those at slightly advanced beginner level. It was one of the first books i read in italian, and it is a good feeling when you complete a book in another language! I learned more vocabulary and practical sentences that you don’t find in text books or other language learning material, and also more exposure to the way natives speak to each other.
There are questions at the end of each chapter which are useful for practising your skills.