I don’t know about you, but I’ve realised that I don’t handle stress at all well (I’m having problems with banks…)
I wake up at four a.m. worrying, then can’t get to sleep again.
During the day, I get physical symptoms – tingling, trembling, ‘fight or flight’ responses, that sort of thing. It’s not pleasant.
And, unless I’m very careful, I get distracted from more important things, such as conversations with family members, and real work, like teaching kids, rather than wasting the day with infuriating legal nonsense.
So anyway, I thought I’d cut this short and go for a walk in the rain, calm down a bit.
Maybe that way I’ll salvage something from what started out as another horrible day.
But first, Easy Italian News is back!
And no, I haven’t listened to it yet, as I’ve wasted much of the last twenty-four hours on a bank ‘help’ chat (they deliver bad news, refuse to give the reason, then wish me a wonderful day!)
But I’m going to read and listen to it – I always do! If only to see whether the team has written anything that will land me in court.
And if you’re learning Italian, so should you! Eight or nine minutes of audio with text support, three times a week. That’s half an hour-ish of skills practice a week, so over twenty hours of listening practice, with supporting transcripts, each year.
What’s not to like?
And subscribers (subscribing is totally free) get an email containing each new bulletin, with the text and a link to the online audio.
If you’re one, you should have had yesterday’s bulletin, well… yesterday.
If you aren’t, then visit the Easy Italian News website and take a look.
How to best profit from this fantastic, free material?
Here’s my advice on what to do (and on what NOT to do) with it.
And the catch?
There isn’t one. The site is funded with donations from users (see who), any shortfalls being made up with revenues from other things we do.
Easy Italian News is valuable reading and listening practice, three times a week, for free.
Make use of it!
Now where’s my umbrella?
P.S. Last chance!
Last chance to get this year’s final new Italian ‘easy reader’ ebook, Un giorno da ricordare, 25% cheaper – the launch offer ends on Sunday night!
Nine tales of unforgettable days, recounted by memorable characters, with the aim of stimulating you to listen to and read Italian, while offering plenty of exposure to the main Italian past tense!
- .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
- 9 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 and above
- Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)
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