We’ve given away maybe a thousand free Italian easy readers and parallel texts over the last ten days. But a small percentage of you have been having problems. That said, a fraction of a thousand people, is quite a few! So I ended up drafting a standard reply to the people emailing me, which I’ll […]
Archives for August 2017
Free ebooks too easy for you?
Virtually the whole of the last seven days, from morning to night, was taken up with the new, free ebooks. Most people managed to download them without issues, but some didn’t notice the download links in the automatic email our system sends out, or never received it, or couldn’t make the link work, or… Hours […]
How’s the reading and listening going? Plus a one-off £5 coupon!
Buondi. How’s the reading/listening going? The reason I ask is because it seems like just about everyone in the club has downloaded one or more of the free ebook easy readers and parallel texts. If you haven’t, there are full instructions about how to do that at the end of this article. Assuming you have, […]
Did you get your free ebooks, yet? (And did you read them?)
Buondì. Since Monday I’ve been busy watching the free ebook orders rolling in (and answering your emails…) There have been about five hundred automatic downloads, mainly for the two Italian texts, Il ristorante and La sorpresa, but also for the Spanish, French and German versions. If you got yours, great! But now you have to […]
Free ebooks for learning Italian (and three other languages)
Buondì. Over the weekend, instead of going to the beach, I was sat at the kitchen table sorting out our online shop. Specifically, I was adding a new FREE ebook to the Italian and other language categories (French, Spanish and German). And making sure the instructions on how to get them were absolutely clear. This […]
‘I can’t be doing with it’ & Book of the Week reminder
This morning I’m covering for my wife at the reception desk of our Italian school. She’s gone to the beach with the kids. I like doing reception, as it’s a good chance to meet people. Anyway, I was just chatting (in Italian of course) to Doak, from San Francisco. He’s been a club member for […]
‘I viaggi lowcost’ and ‘Book of the Week’ offer reminder
‘I viaggi lowcost‘ is the theme, though not the title, of today’s free Italian listening comprehension task. Cheap flights have made up quite a big part of my summer. Yours too, I suppose. But now ‘Ferragosto’ is done, it’ll soon be back to the old routine. Sigh! The level of today’s free audio is B2, […]
A rather banal listening & a new Book of the Week offer!
Buondì. I’m still in Rimini, where both the sea and the sky are a deep blue. Sadly, there’s little wind. So sitting on the couch with my laptop is not such a sacrifice. Today, I have yet another free Italian listening comprehension for you. This one’s rather banal (Italians use that word all the time…) […]
Living in Italy – Free Italian Listening Comprehension
Buondì. It’s Friday, so later in the afternoon I’m off to Rimini on Italy’s Adriatic coast. We’ll be spending the weekend by the sea, in the company of Italians and crowds of tourists from all over the Europe! Rimini also has migrants from many countries, including Africa and China. Which brings me to today’s Italian […]
Free Italian listening on causative verbs (what are they?)
Back at home after the holiday. The fridge is empty, the cat has thrown up on the carpet, and there’s washing to hang out. So I’ll keep this short. Today’s free Italian listening is on causative verbs. What are they? Well, in English that includes things as varied as ‘get a pizza delivered’ and ‘have […]