Improve your comprehension, grow your vocabulary and ignite your imagination with these unconventional Italian short stories! This is Volume Two of the international best seller, featuring eight brand new stories!
In this book you will find:
Short stories from a variety of compelling genres, from science fiction and crime to history and thrillers, so you'll have great fun listening, whilst learning a wide range of new vocabulary!
Stories broken down into manageable chapters, so you always make progress with the story and feel a sense of achievement without great difficulty!
Realistic amounts of new vocabulary so you're not overwhelmed by complex words. Instead of pausing to look up every word, you'll absorb new vocabulary from the context of the story, and experience that moment when you say: "I totally understood that sentence!"
Carefully-crafted Italian using straightforward grammar that is comprehensible for beginner and intermediate level learners. You'll enjoy listening and learning new grammatical structures without any feelings of frustration.
Plenty of natural dialogues in each story, so that you can learn conversational Italian whilst you listen, and improve your speaking ability at the same time!
Italian Short Stories for Beginners has been written especially for students from beginner to intermediate level. The eight captivating stories are designed to give you a sense of fun while listening, so you can enjoy Italian again!
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Useful listening practice but nearer intermediate
Boosts listening confidence
This is unlike other listening resources: interesting and varied themes with some surprise endings, clear diction, measured pace and vocabulary/grammar level consistently around the lower-intermediate area.
I liked the summaries after each chapter. A shame there was not a script, but it made me listen over again, which was beneficial. You need to be able to recognise several tenses (future, imperfect, perfect, past historic), occasional subjunctives, impersonal "si". Useful "bookmark" facility to enable revisiting sections of interest.
- A. Finlay