Had a good weekend?
I was moving house, which apparently is up there with life’s most stressful events, such as getting divorced, having a baby, or a death in the family.
To be more precise, I was the remover rather than the removed.
Though it was still a worry – what if I smashed some priceless heirloom?
Or put all the furniture in the wrong house?
Or just pressed the wrong button and deleted everything???
I was biting my nails.
You guessed – it was OnlineItalianClub.com that moved ‘house’, so virtually, from one server in the west of the USA to another, probably.
But hosted by different companies, so with different systems, and much anxiety in case something went horribly and unfixably wrong!
As far as I can tell, it didn’t, though.
So what do you think of the new place?
Just like the old place, really, isn’t it?
Which is precisely what we were looking for – a home from home!
But if you do notice anything around the clubhouse that isn’t as it should be, you know, doors hanging off their hinges, a cracked mirror, you’ll be sure to let me know, won’t you?
New Book of the Week Offer!
Allora, whereas last week we were in 1960’s southern Italy, scheming to get rid of the wife, this week we find ourselves at entirely the other end of the ethical spectrum, hanging with a couple of priests in eighteenth-century Venice, our minds on higher things.
Vivaldi e la chiesa della Salute is an easy Italian reader ebook from our ‘Famous lives’ series:
A misty Sunday morning in Venice, 1703, and there goes Sig. Vivaldi, part-time violinist and composer, hurrying off to his day job taking mass in one of the city’s famous churches…
This original easy Italian reader allows us a glimpse into the life of the famous Italian composer, and fascinating details about some Venice landmarks!
A kindly reviewer, Tony, had this to say about it:
This was an excellent product, and exceptionally good value. The difficulty rating of B2 was correct and I found that there was enough new skill needed to be challenging whilst the general standard was accessible. My level is that I can read simple Italian and have a good grasp of grammar, whilst understanding the spoken language if it is not spoken too quickly and does not have too many slang or informal terms. This was just right. The story is well structured and maintained my interest throughout, and I find it useful to replay the audio occasionally to increase familiarity with spoken Italian. There was some new vocabulary, but of course there needs to be for my skills to develop.
(Find this and other reviews here: https://easyreaders.org/product/vivaldi-e-la-chiesa-della-salute-b2/#reviews )
- .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online at soundcloud.com)
- 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 intermediate level or above
- Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)
- Your e-book will be e-mailed to you within 24 hours of purchase
Vivaldi e la chiesa della Salute usually sells for £7.99 in our online shop, but this week only it’s HALF PRICE, at just £3.99!
Please take a look at the Free Sample Chapter (.pdf) before you buy – to check that the level is OK for you, to verify that the file will open on your computer, tablet or smartphone, and so on.
So that’s it for today. I’m back to opening boxes…
Free Sample Chapter (.pdf) | Buy the full version – £3.99 | ‘Famous Lives series | easy Italian readers | Catalog
Thank you Daniel. First of all, everything seems to be working OK from my perspective, so well done with the ‘removal’ ..always a frantic time, virtual or not.
And, thanks so much for the latest ebook on Vivaldi. I have never bought one of these but will change the habits of a lifetime and buy this. I adore Venice and miss it terribly, but my husband has decreed we’ll never return after the last two visits were spoiled by so many cruise ship passengers swarming every where and we didn’t feel welcome. (Yes, I know we too are interlopers, but we do it quietly, stay a week or so and try to join in).
So, I’ll get my fix of wandering through the Venetian streets via your book, maybe playing a little vivaldi in the background.
Also, very pleased because I consider myself a high A2, not quite B1 and I could understand most of the sample chapter, categorized as B2. Hurrah!!! Your website, blog and easy italian news are having a very positive effect, for which humungous thanks.
And thanks too for cheering up a freezing cold bleak morning here in England. Brrrr.
You should try Bologna, Helen. Fewer tourists, plenty of places to wander around. We even have a couple of canals…