An original Italian easy reader by Enrico Maso
Who hasn’t now heard of Raffaello, one of the most famous Italian painters? But he wasn’t always so well-known.
This original easy Italian reader, ‘Un giorno con Raffaello’ introduces us to Raffaello early in his career when, one morning, he receives an unexpected letter…
- .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online)
- 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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Christine (verified owner) –
Really enjoyed this book as I love his work.Its great how you work your way up the levels .Being in lockdown I’m using my time learning Italian.
Lynette (verified owner) –
I really enjoyed this book for two reasons; 1. It was one of the more challenging books at this level in regard to the vocabulary, which was good for extending myself and 2. it also served as an interesting history lesson which happened to coincide with the anniversary of 500 years since Raffaello’s death.
Anita Cummings –
An interesting book – great for listening and reading. Some challenging parts with new vocabulary but I was pleased that I could follow most of it without looking at the text. A great way to learn a little about the culture.
Kara (verified owner) –
I enjoyed this story. It was appropriately challenging, using various verb tenses and vocabulary you don’t always come by easily (at least, for not someone not dealing frequently in the art world). The story itself is interesting as it is imagined from a true historical figure. It does end a little abruptly, but I imagine that is the author’s playful style.
gina gallo –
I am an American teacher of Italian and I am currently using this book (as well as other e -readers) in my classroom. The students are doing a wonderful job retaining information – this is a great paring to enhance cultural understanding as well as vocabulary building! Bravo!
Bonnie (verified owner) –
To pass the Italian license theory test, I had to learn to read specific vocabulary relative to driving. Now I can drive, but I have great difficulty understanding a native Italian speaker.
For practice in listening, the audio tapes included with each ebook are very helpful. However I will point out the person reading on the tape seems to be speed reading rather than giving any inflection or customary pauses I would expect in an auditory telling of a story.
This ebook is intermediate / upper-intermediate level, Bonnie. If you need an easier text, try the sample chapters for the A1 or A2 ebooks, each of which contains a link to the online audio available free for the entire story (no need to buy the actual text, just listen to the stories.) Work up gradually through the levels until you feel more comfortable with faster speech.
Linda Ann –
Thoroughly enjoyed this easy reader. I found it interesting to read and learned some synonyms for words that I already knew which is always a helpful way to incrase vocabulary. Quick, easy read.