As promised, it’s back to normal this week, with posts today, Wednesday and Friday.
I have a free Italian listening (with transcript and task) for you to take a look at.
Plus, a ‘Book of the Week’ offer!
But things are still hectic around here so let’s get right on.
The listening is, while beginner-level, on a topic that I still haven’t mastered after twenty years of learning Italian.
The difference between ‘mi piace’ and ‘mi piacciono’.
Yes, of course I ‘know’ it really.
It’s just that it doesn’t sink in.
I like them. They like me.
That’s the natural order of things, at least in my head.
If you’ve not come across this perversion before, you’ll find an explanation, listening and exercise here.
If you have, go straight to the listening: Mi piace / Mi piacciono
Hope it likes you.
This week’s ‘Book of the Week’ offer (half price on an ebook we published a while back, which you might not therefore have seen) is on Un giorno con Raffaello
Who hasn’t now heard of Raffaello, one of the most famous Italian painters? But he wasn’t always so well-known.
This original easy Italian reader, ‘Un giorno con Raffaello’, introduces us to Raffaello early in his career when, one morning, he receives an unexpected letter…
Others in the ‘day in the life of a famous figure’ series (though NOT half price) include:
Galileo, Pisa e la luna
Michelangelo e il Mosè
Vivaldi e la chiesa della Salute
Colombo e il mare Oceano
Which should you read first?
They’re all good, but the consensus around here is that ‘Galileo‘ definitely shouldn’t be missed.
I liked ‘Colombo‘ too, despite the fact that the ending wasn’t really a surprise…