Michelangelo e il Mosè (B2/C1)

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Rated 4.80 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)
An original Italian easy reader by Enrico Maso

Forty years from initial commissioning to completion, Michelangelo's Moses “rests with one arm on the tables, and with the other holds his long glossy beard, the hairs, so difficult to render in sculpture, being so soft and downy that it seems as if the iron chisel must have become a brush.

'Michelangelo e il Mosè' is an original Italian easy reader written for students at intermediate and advanced levels. Use it to improve your reading and listening skills, while getting a glimpse into the life of one of the most famous Italian painters and sculptors!

  • .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

Forty years from initial commissioning to completion, Michelangelo’s Moses “rests with one arm on the tables, and with the other holds his long glossy beard, the hairs, so difficult to render in sculpture, being so soft and downy that it seems as if the iron chisel must have become a brush.

‘Michelangelo e il Mosè’ is an original Italian easy reader written for students at intermediate and advanced levels. Use it to improve your reading and listening skills, while getting a glimpse into the life of one of the most famous Italian painters and sculptors!

  • .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

5 reviews for Michelangelo e il Mosè (B2/C1)

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    jadwiga jarvis (verified owner)

    Per un libro così breve, “Michelangelo e il Mosè” è veramente un grande capolavoro!

    Ci sono un sacco di nuove parole; non vedo l’ora di poter usarle. Sarebbe molto soddisfacente dire ad un politico: Sciagurato! Voglio vederti strisciare!

    I liked the subtle references to the 1972 smashing of the Pietà and the 1991 hammer attack on David’s toe; I enjoyed being momentarily stopped in my tracks by the comment “forse se avesse scolpito il Mosè con la testa rivolta a sinistra …” (?! But he did!) The story is full of fun and light-hearted mischief, with just enough new vocabulary to keep the educational component humming along without impeding upon the pleasure of reading ─ a perfect balance for those of us who are wavering between B2 and C1.
    Not for the first time: Bravo Enrico Maso! Sei uno scrittore molto divertente.

    N.B. Does Enrico do requests? Mine would be a book about Leonardo centered on his magnificent ‘Dama con l’ermelino’.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Linda Ann Novelli Thompson (verified owner)

    Another enjoyable book. I have seen the statue and think it is incredible so I was interested in this book. From other books that I have read I found Michelangelo’s personality to be what I expected. I am always trying to increase my vocabulary so I find this to be a helpful way to do so.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mike Jolly (verified owner)

    I wasn’t sure if I was ready for a book containing a little C1 material but it was nicely written, interesting and very manageable as the grammar is only slightly harder than B1/B2 books.
    The audio is good and the way I listen to it, as usual, is to take one chapter at a time and listen without reading two or three times. Then listen again but reading the book simultaneously (it is so much easier! ) I look up all the vocabulary I don’t know – and this is sometimes a lot and put it in into Anki (a fantastic learning programme – so much more than a flash card app -and no I am not connected with Anki except as a daily user of it).
    I will certainly try some more at this level (especially as the Easter sale is on) probably Colombo as the previous reviewer rates it as slightly harder.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tony Prosser (verified owner)

    Another excellent Easy Reader. The plot does maintain interest so that there is motivation to continue; I think that is a big advantage of the Easy Readers format. The level seems to me precisely as described; I would rate my level at B2 and it was just about right; perhaps a bit easier than ‘Colombo e il mare oceano’ but a bit harder than ‘Segreti e polpetti’ both of which I have also used. I agree with the previous reviewer that some more, and more demanding, exercises would be an improvement.

    I am using the Easy Readers not so much to improve my Italian reading skills, which are well in advance of my oral skills due to old fashioned lessons many years ago. Instead, I am trying to improve my relatively weak listening comprehension. This is never a fast process, but I have found that use of the Easy Readers is helping a lot. I listen to RAI News 24 and find I am understanding more; I also have occasional conversations with an Italian colleague and find that I am understanding more of her uncompromisingly fast speech. As this suggests, this level is not for beginners but I have found the discipline of following through the Easy Readers is a very effective way of building up the skills I already had.

  5. Rated 4 out of 5

    Sherry Fyman (verified owner)

    Pros: I’m not sure how historically accurate this book is, but it was a lot of fun to read! We see the Master going to the marble pits of Carrara to pick out the right block of marble, storming around in the office of the secretary of the Pope, annoyed that he fears he is being shut out from the top commissions.

    Cons: In each section I could have used a longer words list. I would have liked a more challenging groups of exercises. Even if there is no way to process right or wrong answers for essay questions, I would find comprehension questions more helpful.

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