Colpa della terra, Libro 3, Senza dire niente (B2/C1)

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An original Italian easy reader by Francesca Colombo

The third in a series of five ‘easy reader’ ebooks which tells the story of three generations of an Italian family who emigrate to the USA.

Libro 3 is narrated by Antonio, one of the twins. He came to New York from Italy when he was just as a child, but is now a young man, a merchant sailor, and hoping to start of a family of his own.

“Forza, maledetti italiani! Che avete? Non volete lavorare? Volete stare seduti sugli alberi a prendere il sole senza fare niente, come siete abituati al paese vostro?! Forse volete diventare ancora più negri dei negri!” Un giovane americano spavaldo e arrogante ci insulta con disprezzo, sventolando alcuni fogli che ha in mano.

Io sto in silenzio guardando il mare e poi mi giro verso la mia ragazza, che è venuta ad accompagnarmi al porto. Rosalba mi dice all’orecchio: “Andiamo via, Antonio, domani ci sarà un’occasione migliore.”

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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 intermediate level or above
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)
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An original Italian easy reader by Francesca Colombo

The third in a series of five ‘easy reader’ ebooks which tells the story of three generations of an Italian family who emigrate to the USA.

Libro 3 is narrated by Antonio, one of the twins. He came to New York from Italy when he was just as a child, but is now a young man, a merchant sailor, and hoping to start of a family of his own.

“Forza, maledetti italiani! Che avete? Non volete lavorare? Volete stare seduti sugli alberi a prendere il sole senza fare niente, come siete abituati al paese vostro?! Forse volete diventare ancora più negri dei negri!” Un giovane americano spavaldo e arrogante ci insulta con disprezzo, sventolando alcuni fogli che ha in mano.

Siamo tutti ragazzi giovani, poveri e abbastanza affamati, quindi lavoriamo per poco. La paga che ci ha offerto, però, è davvero troppo bassa. Sento due siciliani che parlano tra loro e uno dice: “No, compare, per questi quattro spiccioli non lavoro. Mi rifiuto! Non siamo bestie.”

Io sto in silenzio guardando il mare e poi mi giro verso la mia ragazza, che è venuta ad accompagnarmi al porto. Vengo umiliato dal reclutatore di marinai proprio davanti a lei, ma non ho il coraggio di ribellarmi. Rosalba, la mia fidanzata, mi dice all’orecchio: “Andiamo via, Antonio, domani ci sarà un’occasione migliore.”

  • .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 intermediate level or above
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)
How do I access my ebook?

When your order is ‘completed’ (normally immediately after 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 (.mobi/Kindle-compatible, .epub) cannot be downloaded but will be emailed to people who request them.

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6 reviews for Colpa della terra, Libro 3, Senza dire niente (B2/C1)

  1. Lynn Swanson (verified owner)

    Great series- get them all- it’s a great read!

  2. Karen (verified owner)

    I must say that I was disappointed that the 3rd book in the series does not continue the story where the 2nd book ended, especially since I considered the ending to be a cliffhanger. I was very interested to learn what happened to the father and how the family starts their new life in America, but that part of the story is completely skipped over and starts with the children now grown. About midway through the book, the son briefly informs the reader regarding what happened to the father. Though enjoyable, the story is not as compelling as the first two books in the series.

  3. Sarah Bowen (verified owner)

    I have to say I enjoyed book 2 more than book 1 and now I’m enjoying book 3 even more than book 2! I feel as though the author is going from strength to strength and I’m steadily expanding my vocab. Plus I really value the exercises at the end of each chapter as they make the learning process more interactive.

  4. Fiona Spencer

    Forget the question “What work?” for Mariella…..I’m not meant to know at this point…..I feel stupid!
    I’ve started book 4 so maybe I will find out soon.

  5. Fiona Spencer

    I’m really enjoying this series. Thankyou.
    One question… about Rosalba who has gone to work for Mariella….who had a baby out of wedlock…..what work? Non ho capito.

    • easyreadersorg

      The information is there, Fiona, if you look. But talked about carefully by those concerned, and otherwise kept a secret (not from the reader…)

      Remember Libro 1? We first met Mariella on the ship, when she was helping a stranger give birth below decks. But Mariella, we learn later, can’t tolerate men herself, hence her fondness for the kids in this family, and partnering up with Rosalba, having no daughter of her own.

  6. Yvonne

    I like the idea that the books in this series are narrated by different family members. In this one from the viewpoint of the quiet twin I find that no magical opportunities have opened up in America and that the father was not even able to settle his young family before he died. I hope the writer has better news for the reader in the next book! You don’t have to be an Italian American to be interested in these books, even though events might be especially interesting to this group. The movement of people around the world continues. The challenges are still enormous.

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