It’s Monday, so time for another free Italian lesson!
We’re approaching the end of our ‘grammar lessons’ series, tackling the final few C2 (top level!) topics. From next week, we’ll do something different…
Today’s lesson is brief. A short explanation and just the one exercise. But this grammar was new to me, so maybe you’ll find it helpful too.
Poi, as we’re not publishing anything new this week, I have another ‘Book Of The Week’ offer for you.
The ‘Book Of The Week‘, for those of you who might be new around here, is a half price offer on an e-book easy-reader that we published at least six months ago.
You get eight chapters of ‘easy’ text (appropriate to the specified level), with an exercise and a glossary for each. Plus a link to the audio recording for the whole thing, so you can listen to it online as often as you wish.
In short, it’s an excellent supplement to your usual approach to learning Italian, and a good value way to give your Italian a boost.
Easy readers are excellent for building your reading and listening skills, but can also help you consolidate your knowledge of grammar and expand your vocabulary.
Anyway, the ‘Book Of The Week’ this week is Enrico Maso’s ‘Aria di festa‘. The level is B1/B2, so formally intermediate/upper intermediate, but in my opinion this one would be suitable for more or less anyone.
Gianni is a gourmet journalist who is increasingly cynical about the popular ‘Slow Food’ movement. He persuades his editor to let him spend the summer searching out and reviewing ‘Slow Food’ events, but the more he finds out, the more his fears seem to be confirmed…
Check out the free sample chapter (.pdf) to decide for yourself whether this one is right for you.
And remember, ‘Aria di festa‘ is just €4.99 until Sunday!
(There are plenty of other easy readers, at different levels, in our online shop.)
More on Wednesday!