Some naked commercialism today, as the Club has bills to pay!
Yesterday I published three new Italian-English parallel texts, at different levels.
Do take a look. The details are below.
Each has a free sample chapter. Download it to get the Italian original text along with a line-by-line English translation.
They’re good reading practice, even if you just look at the sample chapter and decide not to buy anything.
That said, this first week all three titles are 25% off the usual ebook price!
If math isn’t your thing, that means that they’re just £5.99, rather than the usual £7.99.
N.B. With parallel texts, naturally you’d want to view the Italian chapter and the English translation side by side, right? This is easy to do, but when we publish a .pdf file, there’s no way to make sure it will open that way on your device. So, if you download the sample chapters linked to below, take a look at the section entitled “Parallel Texts – How To View The Chapters Side-By-Side!” in the FAQ of our new online shop.
Italian/English Parallel Text: L’ascensore (A1/2)
The easiest of the three ebooks is ‘L’ascensore‘, which is suitable for just about everyone.
Two neigbours, who have long argued about noise levels in their apartment building, are stuck in a lift together. They press the alarm button, but no one answers their call for help…
Italian/English Parallel Texts: Un’indagine molto privata (B1/2)
A much longer text, this time at intermediate level, is ‘Un’indagine molto privata‘.
Gianna is about to turn 40 and has lately become dissatisfied with her life as a translator of crime fiction. Instead she fantasizes about becoming a private detective herself. So when her husband starts behaving suspiciously, Gianna decides to investigate… But can she measure up to her fictional investigator heroes?
Italian/English Parallel Text: Michelangelo e il Mosè (B2)
And the third one, also longer, also suitable for intermediate-level students and above, is ‘Michelangelo e il Mosè‘.
Forty years from initial commissioning to completion, Michelangelo’s Moses “rests with one arm on the tables, and with the other holds his long glossy beard, the hairs, so difficult to render in sculpture, being so soft and downy that it seems as if the iron chisel must have become a brush.”
So there you go: stimulating, original study materials, at different levels, and at a price most people can afford.
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