Ieri, oggi, domani (B1/2)

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Rated 4.70 out of 5 based on 10 customer ratings
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An original Italian easy reader by Giovanni Galavotti

The classic Italian movie ‘Ieri, oggi, domani’ tells the stories of three women, Adelina, Anna and Mara, who live in three different Italian cities, Naples, Milan and Rome. Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni play the leading roles in each story. This re-telling for learners of Italian makes a great introduction before watching the movie itself or simply an excellent supplement to your study program!

  • .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online at soundcloud.com)
  • 9 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 B1/B2 level and above
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)

Your e-book will be e-mailed to you within 24 hours of purchase.

£7.99

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An original Italian easy reader by Giovanni Galavotti

The classic Italian movie ‘Ieri, oggi, domani’ tells the stories of three women, Adelina, Anna and Mara, who live in three different Italian cities, Naples, Milan and Rome. Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni play the leading roles in each story. This re-telling for learners of Italian makes a great introduction before watching the movie itself or simply an excellent supplement to your study program!

  • .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online at soundcloud.com)
  • 9 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 B1/B2 level and above
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)

Your e-book will be e-mailed to you within 24 hours of purchase.

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.pdf ebook

10 reviews for Ieri, oggi, domani (B1/2)

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Fiona Geilinger (verified owner)

    I had recently watched the film so the stories were not difficult to understand. I learned a lot of new vocabulary and have benefitted from listening to them a number of times.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Fifimac (verified owner)

    I am a senior student and in my fourth year at U3A. I enjoy the language but find the grammar tedious at times . I am now reading and enjoying the e books having just finished Ieri Oggi Domani . It was a challenge but an enjoyable one and I then watched the film. Could not follow the dialogue but understood what it was about. Reading books that are of interest is a great way to improve your Italian.

  3. Rated 3 out of 5

    Judy Jacques (verified owner)

    I rather agreed with Jadwiga Jarvis above. I found the style quite irritating but it’s made me want to try the film.
    As for books generally, I loved La Via Francigena which presented a comfortable challenge and whose narrator I could really relate to.

  4. Rated 4 out of 5

    jadwiga jarvis (verified owner)

    I never understood why the film ‘Oggi, Ieri, Domani’ won awards for the best foreign film ─ or for any kind of film for that matter. The script of each of the three stories is insubstantial and the supposed ‘light comedy’ aspect is so slight as to be non-existent. The film seems to be little more than a vehicle for showcasing the acting skills of Loren and Mastroianni, and even that is not entirely satisfactory: Loren is her usual, predictable, voluptuous self whether playing an impoverished, permanently-pregnant Neapolitan, a filthy rich Milanese or a Roman prostitute. Even her carefully applied eye makeup remains the same throughout.

    The author of this précis ─ having had so little of substance to get his teeth into ─ can’t be blamed for writing a mediocre tale. But I was a little miffed by the writing style which starts too many sentences with ‘E’; e.g. “E l’ufficiale: …” (A similar style was employed by the anonymous writer of ‘Accatone’.) It is as annoying as the use of “And I’m like …” so beloved of inarticulate teenagers. Or perhaps it is simply an Italian practice I am not familiar with.

    Nevertheless ─ and as always ─ this Easy Reader introduces new vocabulary and helps the reader immerse her/himself in the flow and nuances of the language. So keep reading! Easy Readers are a wonderful resource.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    jill hurford (verified owner)

    Took me a bit longer to read this. A bit more difficult but thoroughly enjoyed it once I got “stuck in”.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    donnakels (verified owner)

    First of all, I found the book interesting to read. That is the most important criteria for me when reading any book – – including one in Italian. After reading the book, I was inspired to rent the film and because I had read the book, was able to follow quite well. The vocabulary and grammar utilized by the author was sophisticated, thus making the act of reading educational as well. I am an upper intermediate reader who tries to read all the available books on that level in the store. By the way, I also read and loved La Via Francigena so much I wanted to take the journey!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Derek Hook (verified owner)

    l’e-book Ieri, oggi, domani era molto utile. Tuttavia eranno molto più nel film che nell’e-book quindi ero capace imparato molto volcabulario ascotando dal film. Perchè il film non ha sottotitoli che era un sfida, ma bene.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Philip Quinnell (verified owner)

    Another great read from Daniel and his team. It has given me the encouragement to now watch the film when I return from Sicily this weekend. As always, there was plenty of vocabulary that I was already familiar with but equally there was plenty that I learnt with the help of the invaluable glossary. On to the next…

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Marjorie (verified owner)

    I find these Easy Readers helpful. I am not a confident Italian language student, but I was able to read a lot of the text using the glossary (and dictionary) for words I didn’t know. Then I watched the film on YouTube (it runs for just under 2 hours) . The film – like the Easy Reader – is in three parts. Three totally different stories which I watched at different times. Understanding much of the film dialogue was too difficult for me, but having read the text, I got the gist of what was happening. When I read the text again after watching the film, it made even more sense. This Easy Reader is a great study-aid and I can recommend it.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alison Wood

    I think these easy readers are really helpful. Having the more difficult vocabulary so convenient is a big plus and I think the level is just right. I chose this one because it’s a classic movie, which I hadn’t seen. I have since watched it, hoping that having read the summary I would be able to understand it without subtitles. It was way too difficult for me but I thought the easy reader was a good representation of the story.

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