Un furto ad arte (B1/2)

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Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 21 customer ratings
(21 customer reviews)

Rome, mid-summer, and the temperature outside is so high that sensible people stay at home with the shutters closed and the air-conditioning at maximum. So a private detective is surprised when he receives a phone call from the son of one of the city’s great families. Will he agree to investigate the theft of a famous painting?

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

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Rome, mid-summer, and the temperature outside is so high that sensible people stay at home with the shutters closed and the air-conditioning at maximum. So a private detective is surprised when he receives a phone call from the son of one of the city’s great families. Will he agree to investigate the theft of a famous painting?

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

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

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21 reviews for Un furto ad arte (B1/2)

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    amsmee1

    Una storia molto divertente ,grazie mille. So che l’ascolto è importantissimo e i libri mi piaciono. Si può ascoltare e poi leggere e rispondere . Ho comprato un altro libro oggi!!!
    Anna

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Pat

    Enjoyed the story.
    It is a good level for me. Challenging, especially the passato remoto ,but I got the gist of it ok.
    Good to listen to the audio as well.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    jill hurford (verified owner)

    I have just returned from a week’s beach holiday (sadly not Italy!). Instead of getting stuck into a really good English novel I have worked my way through an Easy Reader Italian book every day. And listened to the sound track over and over again as well. I have come back from Spain (!) with a lot more confidence (and hopefully ability) in my knowledge of Italian. I am thoroughly enjoying reading these books. Even the really easy ones are so helpful in understanding the different ways the Italian language is spoken. I hate studying grammar, although I do realise there is no escaping it at times, but by reading these books I am better at knowing what sounds right. I’m learning a lot with very little effort. A great way to learn. I am off to Italy in November so I have an incentive to continue. Just downloaded this week’s special about Galileo. Not sure I like the sound of that one but will read it anyway!

    • easyreadersorg

      I hate studying grammar, too, Jill!! Can’t get me head around it at all, I’m afraid. But reading and listening works well – that’s a big part of how native speakers learn their language….

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Helen (verified owner)

    Really enjoyed this book as I could understand most of it without translating in my head. Good to be able to listen too as I find listening more difficult than reading. A much more interesting way to learn new vocabulary.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Anita Cummings (verified owner)

    A great book! I have enjoyed reading this though it was slightly challenging for me but it is always good to challenge the brain! The story is interesting and I like the characters. The audio is very clear and for me, the narrator has good ‘listening’ voice, thus making it enjoyable. I look at the glossary first, then listen to the chapter – several times – before reading. Finally I read and listen and then do the exercises at the end. I love these easy readers as they are so good for listening, reading, pronunciation and grammar. When I finished the book, I left it for a day and then went back and listened to the whole book and was really pleased when I could understand everything. Many thanks Daniel. Couldn’t improve without you and your team!

    • easyreadersorg

      So nice to hear this, Anita! Thanks. I think your focus on listening is an excellent idea. That’s exactly what I do myself.

      Daniel

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Pauline Vince

    Maybe a little ambitious for me at the moment, so have gone back to an A2 book

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dorothy Despard (verified owner)

    This is the first easy reader that I have purchased and I am enjoying working my way through it as part of moving on to the next level after having gained A* GCSE in 2018. It seems to be ideal for that purpose in terms of the new material if offers to me for familiarisation, in particular the past historic and the subjunctive, while aiding consolidation.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Harold Wonham (verified owner)

    This is very readable and enjoyable, with a twist to the plot and some interesting characters. In other words, it is worth reading for its own sake and thus any particular points of grammar or vocabulary can be examined at later readings and listenings. It’s a good example of a story which can consolidate learning and boost confidence, so that you feel you can absorb whole chunks of Italian in one go, without particularly analysing them. The audio is very clear throughout. Good varied exercises

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Louise (verified owner)

    I have only just started to read it. I am actually surprising myself with how well I can understand it. I wish my written and verbal understanding of Italian was as good! I am enjoying the book so far and it is to my standard so I am not finding it too challenging.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Patricia Wond (verified owner)

    Unread as yet, I will review in due course

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Anna Kucharska (verified owner)

    A bit advanced for me, but I’m enjoying it, it’s very helpful.
    It’s a great site by the way.

    • easyreadersorg

      Grazie, Anna!

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Phil Page (verified owner)

    This was a very enjoyable read and perfectly pitched for its particular level. Humorous and highly descriptive, it sustained my interest to the very end. Of particular note was the use of the polite third-person form ‘Lei’ in the conversational parts which, although a little disconcerting at first, turned out to be a bit of fun once I had got my head around it! Ready now to take on a book more firmly rooted in level B2, so if there any recommendations I’d be grateful.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    john galie (verified owner)

    Just started! My tutor and I use this book. Tutor reads chapter and I translate line by line to build comprehension. I also listen to chapter over and over again that helps. My focus is on your comprehension and pronunciation. Not so much story plot

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Meg (verified owner)

    Not finished it yet but have enjoyed it so far. Lot of new vocabulary for me but surprised at how much I’ve understood with first reading. Just the right level I think. Good listening practice – I’m not very good at this. Bit worried about Passato remoto but there doesn’t seem to be too much of it so far. Not done much story reading but it carries me along and it’s giving me more idea about sentence structure.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Elsa

    This is a great story with a nice little twist thrown in near the end, I really enjoyed reading it. I listened to the first chapter with the intention of hearing and reading one chapter each day but I just had to carry on and finish the book.
    New vocabulary and colloquial phrases in here for me and I have found that regular listening is improving my pronunciation.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Philip Quinnell (verified owner)

    Another thoroughly enjoyable read. I found this relatively straightforward to understand but what I liked most about it and it is something that I have found in other books as well, is the use of “passato remoto” which is not commonly used in conversation here in ‘Lombardy’ (where I live) and so it helps me to see how it works when I am studying grammar.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lynda (verified owner)

    I have been learning Italian for a few years and even though my reading and writing skills have improved reasonably well my listening skills haven’t. I downloaded this book a day ago and have only listened to the first chapter but I enjoyed the story and thought the audio recording was excellent. Each time I listened I picked up more. Being able to read the chapter after I had listened a few times and to check if I heard “correctly” ( I hadn’t a lot of the time!) was a huge help. I also learnt new vocabulary. I am sure using these books will improve my Italian.

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kathy

    I loved this book: Intrigue, new words, a likeable character. It’s so good to read a book that keeps my interest yet pushes me a bit with vocabulary . This book helps to accomplish my goal of continuing to learn Italian… and doing so by having success in reading a book with interesting content.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nina Rault

    Very good listening practice. The story is interesting, but most important for me was the listening, always supported by the written text to check if necessary. For someone like me who has little possibility to visit Italy, this completes the learning experience.

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Linda Ann Novelli Thompson

    This book made me chuckle. I felt that it was easier than some of the others I read but maybe I was just more familiar with this vocabulary. I liked this book.

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Luba Gankin

    I really enjoyed this book! The story is intriguing and at the same time it exposes you to many useful words and expressions.
    The audio recording is a great help, and I listen to it in my car when driving. It is quite helpful to read, listen, then re-read and re-listen again. I have this book for a few months and I keep re-listen it (alongside with other materials) once in a while. And every time I notice something new, discover new word or expression, pay attention to something else.

    I would also like to commend this site for the great free written and audio materials. A lot of efforts were put there, and I am grateful to those who did it!

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