OK, a quick announcement regarding the club’s online shop, which has now become ‘shops’.
EasyReaders.org, which until yesterday sold both ebooks and online lessons, will in future concentrate ONLY on ebooks.
Whereas the online lessons (Italian mostly, but also Spanish, French and German) are now being offered through a new website, the aptly-named, NativeSpeakerTeachers.com.
Apart from there being two online shops rather than one, the ownership structure has changed – it’s still us, so the same prices, same teachers, same irritable customer service, etc.
But each area now has its own legal structure, which means being able to focus more easily (for example, marketing messages only for ebooks, or only for lessons.)
Also that I should, at some point, be able to delegate some of what I do to others in the team. Which will be a relief!
N.b. Don’t rush over to NativeSpeakerTeachers.com to stock up on online lesson credits with your favourite teacher, unless you don’t care about the cost, of course.
Because right after Christmas we’ll be having our January Sale, which means a coupon code that will get you 20% off both lessons and ebooks! Details nearer the time…
Anyway, today we have the year’s final, half-price ‘eBook of the Week’, Giallo a Capodanno, level B2/C1 (upper-intermediate/advanced).
Until Tuesday night next weeek, it’ll cost just £3.99, instead of the usual £7.99.
This one is quite recent, so it’s likely that many of our regular ebook buyers already have it. In which case, go choose something else to read and listen to from our Catalog. It’s Christmas, you deserve it!
Newer club members should, please, check out the free sample chapter (.pdf) to get an idea of the level, length and format of the material BEFORE buying…
This one is advanced, so would be a challenge if you’re just starting out with Italian
What’s the story about??
“Sbrigati Alida, o arriveremo in ritardo alla festa di Capodanno!” ripete nervosamente Martina alla sua compagna di stanza. Alida sta sdraiata sul letto con un libro di Agatha Christie fra le mani. Si toglie pigramente gli occhiali da lettura e guarda fuori dalla finestra: “Nevica ancora, che incubo!”
It’s New Year 1970 and Martina’s all dressed up for the party, determined to enjoy it! But her roommate, Alida is more cynical:
“Ascolta: siamo bloccati dalla neve in un collegio in cui viviamo tutto l’anno. Dei duecento alunni che frequentano la scuola, solo sette (sette, porca miseria!) hanno dei genitori che non li vogliono tra i piedi nemmeno durante le feste. E noi siamo tra questi sette. Quindi puoi anche vestirti come Marilyn Monroe… ma rimani una disgraziata!”
Alida would rather read detective thrillers than pretend to have fun with just six fellow students. But who knows? Perhaps something interesting will happen?
- .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 upper-intermediate level or above
- Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)
How do I access my ebook?
When your order is ‘completed’ (immediately after payment, normally), 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.
And of course, don’t forget to listen to and read Tuesday’s bulletin of ‘easy’ Italian news.
Like most of the best things in life, it’s free (because kind people support it with donations…)