Il vulcano (C1/2)

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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.

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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 advanced level
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)

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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 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 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, .mobi (kindle compatible) ebook, .pdf ebook

21 reviews for Il vulcano (C1/2)

  1. Tuğçen (verified owner)

    I have tried to read couple of books before from the other websites but they were all so simple or so difficult for me that’s why i could never finished any Italian book. “Il vulcano” is the first book which I completely understood and finished. Also, the book inspired me to visit to Stromboli(another good point) and I really like the story. Thank you so much. I will definitely download the other books.

  2. Marion (verified owner)

    An enjoyable and thought- provoking read .Robert Gamberini tells the story of one teenage immigrant in Italy. He describes their trip to Stromboli and their relationship sensitively.It is well-written and quite simply told.I enjoyed listening to it first before reading it slowly and carefully.The prose was accessible but the language was intersteing and varied for this level.So thank you for a rewarding learning experience

  3. Gill Haxell (verified owner)

    The story is beautifully written, with an interesting and moving plot. I found it helped me increase my understanding of written Italian and widen my vocabulary – but it didn’t feel like work! The best of all worlds!

  4. bernadette (verified owner)

    A touching story. It was written with language learners in mind, but it did not feel as though the text was simplified. So it made for a satisfying read – at just the right level – challenging but manageable, an engaging and well developed story line.
    Reading books such as these is great way to develop confidence and competency – they provide a good bridge to reading Italian fiction in general.
    Congratulations to the team who wrote and developed the idea of this charming story.

  5. Karen

    I really enjoyed this true story! It was very interesting to learn about the experience of a migrant leaving his home in Africa and the dangers and heartache he encountered, as well as him overcoming one of his fears. I thought it would be difficult to read because I am only B1 or B2 level, but it wasn’t.

  6. Lily (verified owner)

    A great read and a touching story that offers a personal take on what is unfortunately often heartlessly depersonalised topic. Interesting to read about something relevant that provides possible topics for conversation in Italian. Great to listen to the sound cloud and read along!

  7. Judy Jacques (verified owner)

    I loved reading this book: there’s so much you can go back to – and I will. Quite honestly I can only endorse what everyone else has said; in particular I liked Barbara Fabrizio’s comments.
    I was left wanting to know how Taye made out later on. It was such a moving story. Any chance of a follow-up?

  8. Jill (verified owner)

    I have just read this book from start to finish on a flight. The story was delightful. All the better for knowing it is true. I have read lots of easy readers before but this is the first at the higher level. I now need to re read it, listen to it and work on the sentence structures and expressions as they certainly differ from the English way of saying things. The book was easy to understand but there is lots of grammar to take note of. It will keep me occupied for a while yet. A great way to learn how Italians really speak.

  9. Yvonne (verified owner)

    I am not at this standard but purchased the book because of the topic. With some dictionary help, it was quite accessible. An enjoyable and hopefully helpful read and listen (a great bonus!)

  10. Velma Thomas (verified owner)

    ‘Il Vulcano’ is a little bit above my level of Italian but I’m glad I persevered as the story is heart -warming and I’ve learnt many new words and phrases. The story tackles the sensitive and topical subject of immigration in a moving and compelling way. I intend to listen to it until the new phrases flow naturally in my own language development.

  11. Barbara Fabrizio (verified owner)

    I enjoyed reading Il volcano. It tells an intriguing and important story of a young immigrant boy and his teacher. The grammar and vocabulary are challenging and judging from the other stories I’ve read from this company, the C1-2 rating is appropriate. I appreciated both the frequent use of the subjunctive and conditional tenses and the wide variety of sentence structures. These made for interesting reading as well as providing helpful grammar study. The author is adept at using lesser known synonyms for many common words, which helps build vocabulary. I’m sure I’ll reread this story many times and learn something new each time. I recommend it.

  12. Manju Ghosh

    This is a moving account of a journey taken by Taye , a 16 year old refugee and the author. It is very well written , and is a story full of humanity.
    It is divided into short chapters, and at the end of each chapter there is a glossary of words and expressions used, and some exercises on the text. The answers are at the back.
    There is an excellent reading of the book, which is also available and it is read out not too fast and with clear diction, so it is easy to understand.
    I enjoyed the book a lot, and learnt quite a few new words. It has made me want to go to see this volcano, and I am quite humbled by the goodness in people. A very good read, and I hope we will have a sequel to find out what has happened to Taye over the years.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. Lauretta Day (verified owner)

    Interesting text and good use of vocabulary and grammar.

  17. 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.

  18. 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!

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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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