Italian/English Parallel Text: Rosa la cuoca disastrosa (A1)

.pdf ebook
Rated 4.70 out of 5 based on 10 customer ratings
(10 customer reviews)

Learn Italian with parallel texts: an original story in Italian with an accompanying English translation!

Rosa is a good mother and an excellent grandmother… but an awful cook! When Valeria, Rosa’s health-conscious daughter, has a domestic emergency, Rosa is left to prepare lunch for her two grandchildren…

  • .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)

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

£7.99

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Learn Italian with parallel texts: an original story in Italian with an accompanying English translation!

Rosa is a good mother and an excellent grandmother… but an awful cook! When Valeria, Rosa’s health-conscious daughter, has a domestic emergency, Rosa is left to prepare lunch for her two grandchildren…

  • .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)

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

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:

  1. Download the file
  2. Don’t just click on it or it will open in a browser, which probably works differently
  3. Instead, view it in your device’s downloads file
  4. Open with Adobe Reader (right click on the file, choose ‘Open with’, select Adobe Reader)
  5. In Adobe Reader…
  6. Look in the menu (at the top) for ‘View’, then choose ‘Page display’
  7. Choose ‘two page view’ (for the parallel text) or ‘single page view’ for normal documents
  8. Use ‘View’ / ‘Read mode’ to make the text larger or smaller so that it fits your screen
  9. Use the ‘zoom’ and ‘page up/down’ buttons to navigate through the book

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.pdf ebook

10 reviews for Italian/English Parallel Text: Rosa la cuoca disastrosa (A1)

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Zsuzsanna Snarey (verified owner)

    A useful addition to my expanding Italian easy reader library. It was quite easy to understand and the accompanying audio is nice and slow as this is a beginners’ stage book.
    Very amusing and I have learnt quite a few new words.

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    Joy Resta (verified owner)

    I’m still in the process of reading it but I think it’s wonderful – it’s a great idea to have the parallel texts as you can try reading but then you can actually test yourself & easily increase your vocabulary. I love it!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tom (verified owner)

    I am enjoying reading this, it is a bit too difficult for me, but it is good to be stretched in order to improve. I find it difficult to read when I don’t know how to pronounce the words. The story is entertaining. Thank you.

    • easyreadersorg

      Thanks for taking the time to do this, Tom. I appreciate it.

      Regarding the pronunciation, the parallel texts have no audio. But if you search for the same title in the easy reader version, which has audio but no translation, and download the free sample chapter, you’ll find at the top of chapter 1 a link to the free online audio.

      Hope that helps!

      Daniel

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    mar.kishinevsky (verified owner)

    Great and funny book. Easy reading, English translation really helps to check myself. I enjoyed it very much.

  5. Rated 4 out of 5

    shieldsroberta (verified owner)

    It made me smile too. It was good value at £1.99 but too expensive for the size at £7.99. Better with complementary audio

    • easyreadersorg

      Thanks for the review, Roberta.

      Most of our ebooks are priced the same, irrespective of length. Higher level texts are longer so you get ‘more words for your dollar’! But students at higher levels read much faster, so the value, we asssume, is similar.

      Surprisingly, the lowest levels, while very short, are much harder to write and edit. Few writers can do it, and the ones that can, spend hours picking over the words they use.

      Hence the writer gets a standard fee no matter how short or long the story. Hopefully one which reflects their experience in producing materials which are suitable for learners.

      As regards audio – the ‘parallel texts’ have a translation but no audio. While the ‘easy readers’ have audio but no translation.

      The differing formats are intended to give learners a choice of approach, whether translation-orientated or skills-orientated.

      This one is a ‘parallel text’, hence the translation (the translator also got a standard fee, even though it’s a short text) but lack of an audio.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    elaine.bond (verified owner)

    Entertaining and easy to follow.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gwen (verified owner)

    The parallel text is a great help in understanding and helping in my Italian studies. The story is amusing, and makes learning fun.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Barry Edwards (verified owner)

    I recently purchased this book and have found it to be very helpful and quite amusing, although it is a parallel text, I have listened to the audio on sound card as well as I like to listen as well as read. This like other ereaders I have purchased, is helping my Italian study a lot, to the point that on a recent holiday to Sicily where no-one spoke any English, I felt confident in speaking what little Italian I knew.

  9. Rated 4 out of 5

    Anne (verified owner)

    It made me smile

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cheryl Middleton (verified owner)

    This book along with the other Easy Readers is great. The reading helps so much to put a new language into context and they’re just fun and easy to read it in Italian and then reference back to the English. Such a great support to my learning.

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