Il vulcano (C1/2)

.epub ebook, .pdf ebook
(9 customer reviews)
An original Italian easy reader by Roberto Gamberini

The moving story of how the author, a language teacher, is asked to help a child who has crossed the dangerous Mediterranean Sea on a rubber boat with other migrants, having lost his mother somewhere along the route from his home country.

Now a new challenge awaits the boy – he speaks not a word of the Italian yet must soon start school. And, gradually, build a life in this new land.

  • .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online at soundcloud.com)
  • .epub format ebook also available (ask at the time of your order!)
  • 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 advanced level
  • 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 Roberto Gamberini

Il fenomeno delle migrazioni è un tema importate e complesso, che facilmente scalda gli animi.

Nel 2014 in Italia sono arrivati circa tredicimila minori stranieri non accompagnati: ragazzi e ragazze, o bambini e bambine, minorenni, senza la cittadinanza europea, senza la protezione e la tutela dei loro genitori.

Questi minori vengono affidati a famiglie che vogliano e possano prendersene cura o a istituti protetti dove, grazie al sempre più importante aiuto dei volontari, i ragazzi possono trovare qualcuno che li segua nel loro percorso di crescita e che li aiuti a ricucire le loro ferite.

Quella che state per leggere qui di seguito è una storia vera.

The moving story of how the author, a language teacher, is asked to help a child who has crossed the dangerous Mediterranean Sea on a rubber boat with other migrants, having lost his mother somewhere along the route from his home country.

Now a new challenge awaits the boy – he speaks not a word of the Italian yet must soon start school. And, gradually, build a life in this new land.

  • .pdf ebook (+ audio available free online at soundcloud.com)
  • .epub format ebook also available (ask at the time of your order!)
  • 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 advanced level
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)

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

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.epub ebook, .pdf ebook

9 reviews for Il vulcano (C1/2)

  1. Tim Oneill (verified owner)

    I think I’m around level B1 and bought this book to challenge myself. I’m very pleased I did as I found it excellent. It is an interesting story and very well written. Very good for practice in trying to understand Italian grammar. For some chapters I used it alongside ‘Le preposizioni italiane’ (Alessandro De Giuli), to try and work out the reason for the choice of prepositions, according to ‘rules’ given in above mentioned book. The story flows nicely but in some unusual directions, introducing new vocabulary, and phrases.

  2. Linda J Cooper (verified owner)

    This book is appropriately challenging for an advanced student laden with authentic dialogue that leaves me feeling that this is how true Italians speak. Roberto Gamberini is gifted at his craft; I am sure he is an outstanding teacher. I have become a real fan and would buy/read whatever he has written. I always feel that I have had the privilege of glimpsing a piece of his beautiful soul as he describes his adventures and the relationships he makes along the way. To be able to communicate all that in an “easy reader” is a rare gift.

  3. Catherine F Mitchell (verified owner)

    I teach conversational Italian to adults and bought this book for class. I’ve read it; but the class hasn’t. However, I sent the students the introduction and first chapter and they were interested. It is the hardest book they have tackled, but we all liked the idea that it is a true story on a timely subject. I know that this will bring their Italian to a new level.

    We are all appreciative of the fact that we can listen to the story together so that the students hear another voice other than my own. Since I preach the mantra of “don’t translate” these books are perfect for my classes. The story is well written and holds the reader’s interest.

  4. Lauretta Day (verified owner)

    Interesting text and good use of vocabulary and grammar.

  5. Tony Prosser (verified owner)

    Another excellent easyreader, like La Via Francigena at quite an advanced level and requires a good ability in listening and reading. Beautifully written and the story is very well structured so you really want to continue and find what happens. I listened first to the audio, then again with the text and once more without the text, and I could really feel my comprehension grow each time. Very good value, and easy to use on my ipad, where I simply opened it in acrobat and clicked on the audio link. I look forward to more easyreaders at this level, especially if written by Roberto.

  6. Jean Padmore (verified owner)

    This is the first book that I have purchased and I am delighted with it. I have only read the first chapter so far because I didn’t want to rush through it, but it is already calling me back! The topic is current and interesting and I am increasing my vocabulary while I read it. I like the exercises at the end of the chapters too. I am looking forward to reading the rest and then to listen to it on the audio. It’s like having two books for the price of one – fantastic value!

  7. Linda Ann Novelli Thompson (verified owner)

    I didn’t purchase this book because of the subject but because of the level and also because I really enjoyed La Via Francigena. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and read it the day after I purchased it. I found it very interesting and real. This level of reader allows me to focus my attention on the grammar and structure of the sentences and this is very useful for me. I learned some new words which is always beneficial. I liked the variety of exercises at the end of the chapters. I think this is very well written and I would like to thank Roberto Gamberini for sharing this story with us.

  8. Donna Goodspeed (verified owner)

    I’ve only read one chapter and listened to 3 chapters so far so I can’t say much as to the content, but I bought it because the subject, the immigrant crisis, is of interest to me and also because it is C1 level which is a bit advanced for me and I feel it’s time to push myself forward. I have enjoyed all the easy readers I’ve purchased and I’m sure this one will be no exception. I find them a very useful and pleasant way to learn and I think they are the perfect length, and well written.

  9. Ruth Stephens

    As with La Via Francigena, Roberto Gamberini takes us on a journey that leaves us feeling we would love to make ourselves. But this time, at the centre of it is the wonderful story of Teya and how he is helped, little by little, with patience and sensitivity to overcome his fearful past

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