Un’indagine molto privata (B1/2)

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Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 11 customer ratings
(11 customer reviews)

Gianna is about to turn 40 and has lately become dissatisfied with her life as a translator of crime fiction. Instead she fantasizes about becoming a private detective herself. So when her husband starts behaving suspiciously, Gianna decides to investigate… But can she measure up to her fictional investigator heroes?

  • .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 any level
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)

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

£7.99

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Gianna is about to turn 40 and has lately become dissatisfied with her life as a translator of crime fiction. Instead she fantasizes about becoming a private detective herself. So when her husband starts behaving suspiciously, Gianna decides to investigate… But can she measure up to her fictional investigator heroes?

  • .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 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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.pdf ebook

11 reviews for Un’indagine molto privata (B1/2)

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Very good story, lots of fun and I only had to look up a couple of words, thanks to the vocabulary list.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Nice story, but for a lover of detective stories as I am, the ending was a bit predictable. That is not really important because the point of reading the book is learning italian and that was one more successful step on the way (as it usually is with the books from easy readers).
    Keep up the good work guys.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    As a lover of detective stories, I found the story interesting and wanted to read on. I particularly liked the short vocabulary list at the end of each chapter and the exercises were a good way to reinforce the vocabulary. I heard the audio for the whole book first. I have now started working on one chapter at a time, reading the transcript and completing the exercises.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    An interesting story, especially if you like to read crime novels, then you will learn some useful vocabulary! The audio is of a very good quality, and the possibility to listen an read, read and listen, really helps a lot when studying!
    Defenitely well worth the money!!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I have only had the book for a couple of days. For me, it is written in what I call ‘everyday language’ which is great. I can understand most of it whilst still learning some new words/expressions. I have not read it fully yet because I am still on another but it will be there ready and waiting for me. I do find these books goods, particularly if you progress through the levels.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed this book and just had to keep reading it to find out how it ended. I also particularly enjoyed the amusing twists in the story. Grammatically I can cope with a higher level, but there was still quite a lot of new vocabulary for me to learn. Listening to the text on soundcloud at the same time was brilliant for my pronunciation and for making me concentrate on reading and understanding more quickly.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    This book was easy to read but contained vocabulary and grammar at the appropriate level.
    The story was interesting and held one’s interest to the last word.
    The choice of words and their meanings was appropriately selected.
    The QandA tasks are very useful and help one to focus to ensure understanding not just of the overall story but the development of the story.
    Well done as always to Daniel and the team.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ok this is an update on the first review as we have now worked through the text. I have just found another use for the audio (which needs a lot more listening to really grasp) I am trying to improve my pronunciation ( with the help of Paolo on the Skype lesson) I read a page out loud , recording it on Quick time player, and then I replay it and make comparisons with the audio on Sound cloud. It has exposed a few weaknesses I didn’t know I had, a work in Progress

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Just received this ebook and needed something fun to read tonight and this fit the bill perfectly! Tomorrow I will listen but today I just wanted to read. Found some new vocabulary which is always great and some expressions to use in the future. The story is fun and I was curious to see “where this was going”. This one just made me smile and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks for such a good read!

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    One of the great things about the ebooks is that students of all levels can work together. My husband and I are at different levels and yet can both read and translate together. You notice bits of vocabulary re appearing which is a lot nicer than rote learning. Similarly it starts to become clear than in many cases, an Italian sentence would be put together differently to English. Because this “just is”, there is no need for grammatical explanations. After a while some constructions start to “sound right” as they would do in your mother tongue. Only when you come to the audio students at a lower level may find it faster, but only need to keep listening supported by the text if necessary.
    We are half way through this one and are both enjoying it, learning, and keeping the interest going. There are some nice little amusing lines and expressions too

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    This little book kept me interested right until the end. It shows how mistaken we can be when we try to play detective. The writers make the story interesting for adults while at the same time writing simply enough to keep the story moving. Lots of new vocabulary and phrases and fun little exercises at the end of each chapter. I love the books published by the online Italian club.

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