I’ve been suffering from ‘mouse elbow’ (which is like tennis elbow but with whiskers) and so need to go easy on the typing / touch-pad use.
Hence just a quick one today, to let you know that we have a new B2/C1-level Italian ‘easy reader’.
This one is called ‘Prometeo e la guerra dei titani‘ and is by a first-time writer, Francesca Colombo.
She’s an Italian teacher, living in Spain I think, and is very prolific (no elbow issues, clearly).
In fact, I have another five of her stories in the pipeline waiting to be published, all higher-level (so I hope you like this one!)
What’s it about then?
Well Prometheus, obviously, who’s a character from a Greek myth.
If you don’t already know the story, hold off checking it out on Wikipedia for a while.
Instead, you might enjoy learning about it together with a class of fifth-year Italian high school students.
And you wouldn’t want to ruin the ending, would you?
Un altro giovedì di gennaio al liceo classico Parini di Milano. E’ passato da poco mezzogiorno e alla quarta ora la 5C ha greco: la lezione sembra essere infinita…
But wait! What’s that the teacher’s saying?
“Sapete che secondo il mito greco nella notte dei tempi si combatte una terribile guerra tra immortali? L’obiettivo della guerra è il dominio dell’intero universo.”
Then check out the Free Sample Chapter (.pdf), which also contains a link to the audio for the entire story, available completely free online.
‘Prometeo e la guerra dei titani‘ will retail at our usual ebook price of £7.99 from next Monday on.
But get it this week and you’ll save 25%, so just £5.99!
- .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)
Your e-book will be e-mailed to you within 24 hours of purchase.
A mercoledì, allora!
The weekend’s EasyItalianNews.com bulletin is here.
Read/listen to it, if you haven’t already.