Lots to tell you this morning, so I’ll use an old teachers’ trick and do it in reverse order. That way I won’t risk losing your attention right at the beginning!
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The second thing I need to tell you is that Monday we’ll be publishing a new, B2-level graded Italian reader.
It’s called ‘La cicatrice’, which means ‘the scar’, and is – you’ll be unsurprised to hear – a thriller rather than a cosmetic surgery handbook.
Think nerdy computer guy gets embroiled in a plot, flees for his life, that kind of thing.
Yesterday I did the final proof-reading, while listening to the audio all the way through. As I worked, I had two thoughts: firstly, ‘I’m finding this quite difficult in places’ but then, ‘Actually, this is pretty darn good!’
Anyway, you’ll be able to judge for yourself on Monday, when I’ll be publishing the link to the free sample chapter.
So, good morning then. I have lots to tell you today. The first thing is that I’ve a new Italian grammar lesson for you.
It’s on the past and includes an explanation of the Italian past tense, three audios with transcripts, and a total of eight exercises!
If you’ve not studied the past in Italian before, or if you have, but still need some work before feeling totally comfortable with it, do take a look: Lesson 08 – The Past.
(Previous lessons in the series can be found on the Italian Lessons home page.)
Buon fine settimana.