Giallo a Capodanno (B2/C1)

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(13 customer reviews)
An original Italian easy reader, by Francesca Colombo

It’s New Year 1970 and Martina’s all dressed up for the party, determined to enjoy it! But her roommate, Alida is more cynical:

“Ascolta: siamo bloccati dalla neve in un collegio in cui viviamo tutto l’anno. Dei duecento alunni che frequentano la scuola, solo sette (sette, porca miseria!) hanno dei genitori che non li vogliono tra i piedi nemmeno durante le feste. E noi siamo tra questi sette. Quindi puoi anche vestirti come Marilyn Monroe… ma rimani una disgraziata!”

Alida would rather read detective thrillers than pretend to have fun with just six fellow students. But who knows? Perhaps something interesting will happen?

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

“Sbrigati Alida, o arriveremo in ritardo alla festa di Capodanno!” ripete nervosamente Martina alla sua compagna di stanza. Alida sta sdraiata sul letto con un libro di Agatha Christie fra le mani. Si toglie pigramente gli occhiali da lettura e guarda fuori dalla finestra: “Nevica ancora, che incubo!”

It’s New Year 1970 and Martina’s all dressed up for the party, determined to enjoy it! But her roommate, Alida is more cynical:

“Ascolta: siamo bloccati dalla neve in un collegio in cui viviamo tutto l’anno. Dei duecento alunni che frequentano la scuola, solo sette (sette, porca miseria!) hanno dei genitori che non li vogliono tra i piedi nemmeno durante le feste. E noi siamo tra questi sette. Quindi puoi anche vestirti come Marilyn Monroe… ma rimani una disgraziata!”

Alida would rather read detective thrillers than pretend to have fun with just six fellow students. But who knows? Perhaps something interesting will happen?

  • .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 upper-intermediate level or above
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)
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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.epub ebook, .mobi (kindle compatible) ebook, .pdf ebook

13 reviews for Giallo a Capodanno (B2/C1)

  1. James Lynch (verified owner)

    Excellent, a really enjoyable story, with a rich variety of vocabulary and phrases that allows the reader to follow the plot without the use of a dictionary, whilst unknowingly improving their skill in reading Italian. The soundtrack is also excellent and adds to the experience.

  2. Jerry

    My Circolo Italiano, which has been meeting on Zoom for almost 2 years, is enjoying this book. Each of us has purchased the book. We read one chapter before the meeting, then together listen to the valuable SoundCloud reading. After that, each one of our group in turn reads a paragraph or two and translates it. I screen share so we are all looking at the same text.

  3. Rod Ogden (verified owner)

    An entertaining read which was at the level that I had anticipated.

  4. Mary

    Well written story but with a contrived setting and very young protagonists. Seemed to be closer to B2 than C1. I preferred Natale a Sorpresa for the more contemporary setting and conversations.

  5. yvonne (verified owner)

    New Year 1970 turned out not so boring as anticipated for these students left in college without their families during a heavy snowstorm. Each character was well drawn and there were abundant motives. I’m not generally a fan of this genre, but it made for interesting reading while (hopefully) improving my Italian. As always, the soundtrack was very useful.

  6. Naheda Ismail (verified owner)

    Very interesting story written in not so difficult language that I managed to read in one go. The repetition of ‘new’ vocabulary words helped in memorizing them. I really enjoyed it and would recommend it for lower intermediate level.

  7. Mark Wood (verified owner)

    Really enjoyed this. It’s a good tale with a nice twist. Nicely atmospheric too. I like to read them fairly slowly at first with a dictionary – I generally get to about chapter 3, and then need to rush on to the end to find out what happens! The audio files are a really great resource. You can have the text open in front of you, or when you’re a bit more confident manage without. Anyway, I would certainly recommend this story – which I did indeed read at New Year!

  8. Dawn Tyers (verified owner)

    This is a good, fast-paced tale which developed nicely and had an unexpected conclusion. Useful repetition of certain words helped fix them in my mind. Excellent value and highly recommended.

  9. Mary Wilson (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed this story. It kept be guessing who was the guilty party right to the end. Indeed in the best traditions of Agatha Christie, as Alida said, it could have been any of those present.
    I appreciated the richness and variety of the vocabulary and phrases that Francesa used. I shall be reading the story again a couple of times in order to try and internalise some of them.

  10. Gloria RIZZUTO (verified owner)

    Enjoyed the story. It kept you wondering what was happening along with the characters

  11. Margrit Stumvoll (verified owner)

    Was quite interesting and thrilling, not too difficult to read, had to look some words up in the dictionary, but okay, vocabulary useful!

  12. Tony Prosser (verified owner)

    Another excellent Easy Reader for the fairly advanced student, though I found this a bit easier than others I had read and listened to at this level; B2 rather than C1, I think. Beautifully written and read. After the first chapter I thought it might be rather a standard Agatha Christie type thriller, but in fact it is more interesting and original than this. Great value, even when not on offer.

  13. Margaret (verified owner)

    I enjoy ‘whodunnits’ and this has lots to keep you guessing. Of course, also very good for developing Italian vocabulary and awareness of sentence structure in a non-stressful way.

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