OnlineItalianClub.com ‘members’ range in level from complete beginners, who are just starting out on their journey with the Italian language, to those at the other end of the scale – perhaps college students studying at a high level or Italian enthusiasts who have been with us since the beginning, way back in 2013 (ciao ragazzi!)
So I try to vary the ‘free material’ links I send out in articles like this one.
I take the same approach with the paid-for products. Something easier one week, something harder the next.
That said, if what you see today is too easy or too hard for you, no need to wait for the next email – there’s sure to be plenty of other study options on our website.
Ditto with the ebooks. There are 78 to choose from in our new online shop.
No, those aren’t free, but the revenues help our writers and teachers earn a living (a good thing) and pay our hosting and email costs, without which the club would be homeless…
You get the idea – lots of free stuff available to anyone, plus things you can buy, which help us pay the rent.
So here I am, sitting at the kitchen table in my pajamas on a Monday morning, pouring bits and bytes into a tube at this end of the Internet, so that over at your edge you’ll have something interesting in Italian to listen to or read this week.
And true to that preamble, today I have an advanced listening (an old recording with a new task). It’s on bullying.
The level is supposed to be C2 (the max), though it’s hard to be sure with the more complex materials. See what you think…
Of course, there’s a transcript, which gives you certain options:
- If you want the extreme experience, listen first without it
- If you need more support, study the transcript first
- Reading and listening at the same time should, in terms of difficulty, be somewhere in between.
Here’s the link: Bullismo
Oh, and if that gives you the urge to go out and steal some kid’s pocket money, don’t tell anyone you got the idea from me…
So, that was one for the old Italian hands.
For the rest of you, this week we have a half-price ‘Book of the Week’ offer: Mistero al Circo Garotti.
The Circo Garotti is the most famous circus in Italy. But lately its owner, Alvise, has been troubled by the disappearance of some of the circus’s performing animals… Can Alvise find out the truth behind these mysterious events?
The level is A1/A2, that is to say between elementary and pre-intermediate.
But it’s good reading/listening practice for everyone, no matter what your level.
Don’t believe me? Click the link below for the FREE sample chapter….
The half-price offer is good all week, but why wait?
Buy it today and read / listen to a chapter each day.
There are eight, so by next Monday you’ll be done and your Italian will hopefully be a little better as a result!