Learn Italian with parallel texts: an original story in Italian with an accompanying English translation!
Angela is a young engineer working in an out-of-the-way town in central Italy. Her boyfriend, David, lives far away in the exciting city of Rimini, on the Adriatic coast. Angela longs to move there, too. And now she has the chance – a job interview!
- .pdf e-book
- original text in Italian / translation in English
- 8 short chapters to read and study
- Suitable for students at any level
- 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?
Parallel Texts – How To View The Chapters Side-By-Side!
Viewing the chapters of your parallel text ebook side by side (so as to compare the different languages) is not hard, but probably won’t happen automatically.
There are a few simple, free things you’ll need to do first.
The file is a .pdf so will open with whatever the default .pdf reader on your device is.
These can vary and will probably NOT show the chapters side-by-side, as intended.
For this reason, we recommend the free Adobe Reader, which is installed on many computers in any case.
If you don’t have it, download it here (though I’d suggest un-checking the ‘Optional Offers’…)
Once you have Adobe Reader installed, this is what you do:
- Download the file
- Don’t just click on it or it will open in a browser, which probably works differently
- Instead, view it in your device’s downloads file
- Open with Adobe Reader (right click on the file, choose ‘Open with’, select Adobe Reader)
- In Adobe Reader…
- Look in the menu (at the top) for ‘View’, then choose ‘Page display’
- Choose ‘two page view’ (for the parallel text) or ‘single page view’ for normal documents
- Use ‘View’ / ‘Read mode’ to make the text larger or smaller so that it fits your screen
- Use the ‘zoom’ and ‘page up/down’ buttons to navigate through the book
I enjoyed reading this story with it’s touch of humour. I’m sure that a number of us can relate to Angela’s mishaps. This year I’ve started rereading these books from A2 level and slowly working my way through my rather large collection. I’m definately feeling a kick of confidence in the quality of my conversations 🙂
Jerome O’Brien –
Just right for Level A1/2. It is a good introduction to this series. In the first chapter, I think I would prefer “sono ingegnere” to “sono un ingegnere”, and, having introduced proper accents on the lower case letters, I would rather have seen È than E’ in the third paragraph.
Zsuzsanna Snarey (verified owner) –
I enjoyed this story and learnt quite a lot of new words and expressions. I managed to print it out with Adobe reader as instructed.