I managed to get some studying done over the weekend, both on Saturday and on Sunday.
Only short sessions, but better than nothing.
I’m finishing Kapitel 5 of my Swedish book (nearly half way!)
And I learnt?
Sounds a bit like baby vomit, but in fact it was my first encounter with the ‘preteritum’, a.k.a. the Swedish past tense.
Gick = Went.
So what about you?
What did you learn over the weekend?
Leave a comment on this post, or email to tell me how you’re getting on.
Talking of studying, last week’s ‘Ebook of the Week’ Un’indagine molto privata was a huge success!
Thanks to all of you who bought a copy.
Remember though, now you have to read and listen to it!
If you’ve already started/finished, do leave a review. There’s a page on how to do that here.
If you haven’t got to it yet, why not start today? Even just the one chapter.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with just a single step, right?
So, for this week I’d intended to publish a new title in our ‘Classic Italian Movie’ series.
But my notes got back-to-front.
Instead of preparing the new ebook on Sunday afternoon, I’d scheduled a Skype call with Lucia, our online teaching manager.
We’re working on another ‘Free Trial Lesson’ offer, probably for next week.
As with the one we did back in November, it’ll be a chance to try out an online Italian lesson (for free) while being an opportunity for us to put some new teachers through their paces.
More on that soon.
Today though, I’ve another ‘Ebook of the Week’.
It’s B1-B2, the same level as last week, given that Un’indagine molto privata went down so well.
Le tante facce del futuro (‘The Future Has Many Faces’) is made up of short stories, which makes it ideal for anyone pressed for time!
A politician, a prisoner, a child in hospital: a cast of characters imagine what the future holds for them in these eight short stories based on the use of the Italian future tense (plus, a riddle to solve!)
One of our members, Sherry, reviewed it for us:
These readers are well thought out and worth the cost. With each stand-alone episode I first learned the short vocabulary list at the end of each story, then listened to the audio several times until I felt fairly certain that I had gotten it, then I read the text to confirm my understanding and finally I did the short comprehension exercise. To practice pronunciation, I read each episode out loud several times. I would say I spent 30 mins or so on each text. If more texts on this level are introduced I would buy them.
So, Le tante facce del futuro is HALF PRICE all this week.
That’s just £3.99, instead of the usual easy reader price of £7.99.
Before you buy, I’d suggest downloading the free sample chapter (.pdf) to get an idea of the level of this material.
It contains the first story (not my favorite, but it gives you the idea…)
There’s a link to the audio, too.