This morning, after taking Roomie to her kindergarten, more or less on the exact opposite side of the Italian city I live in, then crawling back through the rush hour traffic, I’ll be swapping our antique people carrier for my even more antique motorbike and heading back out into the snarl up for a probably totally pointless hospital appointmen that I was summoned to by a phone call during my siesta on Friday.
Couldn’t you tell me on the phone, I asked grumpily, resentful of having been woken up but also realising the disruption this would cause to my working week. Well obviously no, was the response – you have to hear it from the dotoressa herself. meaning that I have to actually go there (I’m probably scowling through my helmet visor as you read this), find a parking space (hence the motorbike, and even that can be hard to park anywhere close to a major hospital), wait around for god-knows-how-long, and then hear the news from the esteemed medic, prole that I am.
Yes, the test showed you have this condition, and no there’s nothing we can do about it, other than the treatment you rejected months ago.
Anyway, all that just to explain that I’m writing this yesterday, and yesterday being Sunday, and Roomie due to awake from her own siesta some time very soon, I don’t have time to write anything original or interesting, only to announce a new publication, and a special discount on our ‘eBook of the Film’ series.
Wait, though. There is one interesting thing – Friday’s article, ‘Incomprehensible foreign concepts there to trick you!‘ generated some comments, which is unusual but always livens things up. Read them here.
It’s also still possible to add your own – by scrolling to the bottom of that page and filling in the form. Your email address is required, but won’t be published or used for anything nefarious. Comments from first-timers will be moderated, so won’t be visible until I get back to the computer and get around to checking if there are any. Blame the doctors.
So anyway, this morning (well, yestereday really) I published a new ‘easy reader’ ebook, Lo chiamavano Trinità, which is level B1/B2.
And as mentioned last week, I also activated a coupon code ( 25%OFFMovieEasyReaders ), which will get you a discount on any/all of our ‘ebook of the classic movie’ easy Italian readers.
N.b. NEW EBOOKS ARE USUALLY PRICED 25% LOWER – THIS ONE ISN’T!
Because of the 25% coupon code, obviously. To get the new one for the usual 25% discount ‘new ebook’ price, you have to use this coupon code, as for the ‘old’ ones:
Copy and paste that, carefully, into the space in your cart and it will reduce the price of this one, and any other ‘ebook of the classic movie’ easy reader you happen to pop into your cart, by 25%, which means £5.99 rather than the usual £7.99.
Once you’re in your cart and you’ve carefully pasted in coupon code 25%OFFMovieEasyReaders and pressed the ‘Apply Coupon’ button, scroll down and check that the discount has been applied to the CART TOTAL, rather than to the individual items.
You wouldn’t believe how many people authorise payments without checking the total…
DON’T FORGET TO USE THE COUPON CODE:
You wouldn’t believe how many people forget to use the coupon code…
Where was I?
‘Lo chiamavano Trinità’ (English language title ‘They Call Me Trinity’) is a 1970 spaghetti western comedy, filmed in Italy’s Lazio region and starring Italian actors Bud Spencer and Terence Hill (real names Carlo Pedersoli and Mario Girotti). The duo were and still are famous in Italy and Europe for the many films they made together, movies which were usually characterised by a gentle irony and by the regular punch-ups that substituted for the bloodier violence of other genres.
Giovanni Galavotti’s re-telling of the story of the film for learners of Italian makes a great introduction before watching the movie itself (ideally in Italian!) Or it can be used simply as supplementary reading/listening material which, for lovers of the wild west, is guaranteed to liven up your study program!
- .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online)
- .mobi (Kindle-compatible) and .epub (other ebook readers) available on request at no extra charge – just add a note to the order form or email us
- 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 B1/B2 level and above
- Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)
How do I access my ebook?
When your order is ‘completed’ (normally immediately after payment), a download link will be automatically emailed to you. It’s valid for 7 days and 3 download attempts so please save a copy of the .pdf ebook in a safe place. Other versions of the ebook (.mobi/Kindle-compatible, .epub) cannot be downloaded but will be emailed to people who request them.
Have you listened to Saturday’s bulletin of ‘easy’ Italian news, yet??
No messing about with coupon codes is required, as it’s FREE!