Learn Italian with parallel texts: an original story in Italian with an accompanying English translation!
A group of friends who haven’t seen each other for a while plan a trip to the mountains. But the strains in their friendship start to show…
- .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
Fiona Lascelles (verified owner) –
I am an avid reader and having an enjoyable read as well as the ability to listen through an audio book AND follow the text is a brilliant combination. I always listen first as I find hearing and understanding much harder than reading and understanding. This is a great way to join up language skills. Thank you lots
Kara (verified owner) –
A lovely, interesting story. I like the parallel text format for checking comprehension. Good delivery, customer service, etc – come sempre!
Barry Edwards –
This another very good read. I also used the Audio as well as I like to listen to the story as well. A great story of 3 friends meeting again after a long time and experiencing two mountain adventures, one a pleasant day out and the other where various problems highlighted their real camaraderie and teamwork, finishing with Ricardos inflated version of the story. I am really enjoying these books
Zsuzsanna Snarey (verified owner) –
Exciting story of three friends going on a mountain excursion. I liked the conversations and the suspense in the story which spurred me on to finish the story.
Anne Quieti (verified owner) –
I like the fact that there is more content to each chapter. The level is still very manageable and the wording usage makes sense. Many books that I try to read I just don’t hear/see a structure and word usage that appears like everyday use. This book reassures your knowledge and confidence. I am looking forward to being able to read B2s. When I can afford to do so I will buy more. Thank you.