Leonardo in riva all’Adda (B2)

.pdf ebook
Rated 4.33 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)
An original Italian easy reader by Enrico Maso

“Everyone knows that Leonardo is a genius, and one who'll turn his hand to just about anything, from diplomacy to organising a royal wedding celebration.

But you know the trouble with geniuses? They're easily distracted!

If we entrust him with something important – like creating the biggest horse the world has ever seen – we're going to have to keep a close eye on him…”

Join Leonardo, who's just arrived at the court of Ludovico il Moro, Duke of Milan, bearing a gift from his patrons in Florence. As yet, he has no idea he'll be Lombardy for longer than just a brief visit…

  • .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online at soundcloud.com)
  • 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 intermediate level or above
  • 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 Enrico Maso

“Everyone knows that Leonardo is a genius, and one who’ll turn his hand to just about anything, from diplomacy to organising a royal wedding celebration.

But you know the trouble with geniuses? They’re easily distracted!

If we entrust him with something important – like creating the biggest horse the world has ever seen –
we’re going to have to keep a close eye on him…”

Join Leonardo, who’s just arrived at the court of Ludovico il Moro, Duke of Milan, bearing a gift from his patrons in Florence. As yet, he has no idea he’ll be Lombardy for longer than just a brief visit…

  • .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online at soundcloud.com)
  • 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 intermediate level or above
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)

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

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.pdf ebook

3 reviews for Leonardo in riva all’Adda (B2)

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Loma Henry (verified owner)

    These reads are the right length for a student and well graded. The chapters are short and so it easy to recall what one has read and to answer the questions at the end of each chapter. Additionally, the vocabulary is well chosen (the words I needed to look up were there at the end of the chapter).
    Well done as always!

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    Linda Cooper (verified owner)

    This little story like many of the others is both interesting and challenging. I have been studying Italian for four years and while I have a pretty good vocabulary and I am fami,ar with most tenses, I found this book to have many words I didn’t know even with the glossary provided. The story kept my interest and was amusing at the same time. It has to be a challenge to write stories for adult learners that are not childish. These writers do a great job! The little quizzes at the end of each chapter allowed me to assess wether I had fully understood the plot. The book is well written, interesting and instructive. On sale, it was an excellent value.

  3. Rated 4 out of 5

    Tony Prosser (verified owner)

    Another excellent easy reader, following very much the same structure as before. Great value for money, and the story is well enough written to keep the reader’s and listener’s interest throughout.

    The level is B2 which is quite demanding and definitely not for beginners. In fact the first of the sections is probably the hardest as it uses more colloquial language; it is definitely worth persevering.

    What does the easy reader format add to, for example, simply listening to Italian TV news or other recordings? I think the big advantages, even if you are proficient enough to use these other sources, are the ability to do repeated listenings thus greatly improving comprehension, and to compare audio with text. A further advantage is being able to use the exercises. It always helps to read or listen for a purpose, and this is what the exercises offer. The only reason I have not given this five stars is that it would be useful to have more exercises. Perhaps each section could be followed by a relatively simple exercise which could be completed after a first or second listening, and a harder exercise to be done after further listening to get greater depth of understanding.

    Overall though, very useful and effective in developing language skills which are already fairly developed, and excellent value.

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