Natale a sorpresa (B2)

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(7 customer reviews)
An original Italian easy reader by Marika Romano

Matteo’s supposed to be writing a book but he’s suffering terribly from writers’ block – all he can do is stare at the blank computer screen.

Worse, it’s December! Normally Matteo spends the festive season with his family, but this year they’re visiting relatives in Australia. So it looks as if he’ll be celebrating alone…

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  • 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)

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An original Italian easy reader by Marika Romano

Matteo’s supposed to be writing a book – he has a deadline coming up – but he’s suffering terribly from writers’ block. All he can do is stare at a blank computer screen. He’s recently out of a relationship, which hasn’t helped…

Worse, it’s December and Christmas is coming! Normally Matteo spends the festive season with his family, but this year they’re visiting relatives in Australia. So it looks as if he’ll be celebrating alone.

Then he has an idea. He’ll call his best friend Filippo, who’ll surely be able to help! Perhaps they can spend Christmas at Filippo’s place in the mountains, or take a trip somewhere…

  • .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online)
  • .mobi (Kindle-compatible) and .epub (other ebook readers) available on request at no extra charge – just add a note to the order form or email us
  • 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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.epub ebook, .mobi (kindle compatible) ebook, .pdf ebook

7 reviews for Natale a sorpresa (B2)

  1. Jackie (verified owner)

    I enjoyed reading this book and understood the gist of it, although not every word! However, the word ‘fagottino’ (page 26) really threw me. The glossary gave definition as ‘a sort of little cake’ but dictionary showed as ‘bundle’ which made a lot more sense of the story. Looking forward to trying another book soon!

  2. Martin Byron-Grange (verified owner)

    I enjoyed this story and the characters were realistic and believable. The text flowed nicely and there were quite a few new words and expressions to learn. The level was stretching for me, but just enough to make me feel like I was progressing without being demoralising. I have read it through once, but I need to work more on the text to really consolidate the new vocabulary.

  3. Georgia (verified owner)

    I enjoyed the Christmas theme of “Natale a sorpresa”, but also the presence of Filippo’s dog, Caligola. It was interesting to read some of the verbs and nouns related to the actions, activities and paraphernalia of pet dogs in Italy!

  4. Joan (verified owner)

    ‘Natale a sorpresa’ is well written and entertaining. I found it to be both rewarding and challenging. Rewarding because in the first reading I understood the story. Challenging because I had to go back and decipher the details. Great fun!

  5. sue (verified owner)

    As already said a lovely Chrismassy story with good bits of cultural awareness thrown in. L’immacolata, La Befana, il cibo di Natale e San Stefano I have finally learnt how to pronounce Epifania properly!

  6. Mercedes (verified owner)

    I agree with John; an enjoyable book with some new vocabulary which does not affect the flow. It is uncanny how the glossary rarely contains what we need. Having said that, looking them up helps retention!

  7. John Holden (verified owner)

    An enjoyable feel good book for Christmas, but no prizes for guessing the ending, though we don’t find out whether Matteo actually finishes writing his book.
    There were several words new to me, which didn’t affect the flow of the story too much, but it’s strange how they always seem to be different from the words in the glossary.

    • easyreadersorg

      Yes, it’s a weakness, I admit. The writers, being Italians, seem very poor at guessing which words will be new to an English-speaker like you or I. There are ways to do this sort of thing in a more systematic way but so far we’ve left it up to the individual writer and/or editor and hoped for the best. Sorry!

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