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Short Stories in Italian for Beginners: Read for pleasure at your level, expand your vocabulary and learn Italian the fun way!

Olly Richards

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Romance, Italic & Rhaeto-Romanic languages, Italian, Language self-study texts, Language learning: audio-visual & multimedia, Language learning: specific skills, Reading skills

Short Stories in Italian for Beginners is an unmissable collection of eight unconventional and captivating short stories for adult and young adult learners.

An unmissable collection of eight unconventional and captivating short stories for young and adult learners.

"I love Olly's work - and you will too!" - Barbara Oakley, PhD, Author of New York Times bestseller A Mind for Numbers

Short Stories in Italian for Beginners has been written especially for students from beginner to intermediate level, designed to give a sense of achievement, and most importantly - enjoyment! Mapped to A2-B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference, these eight captivating stories will both entertain you, and give you a feeling of progress when reading.

What does this book give you?

Eight stories in a variety of exciting genres, from science fiction and crime to history and thriller - making reading fun, while you learn a wide range of new vocabulary
Controlled language at your level, including the 1000 most frequent words, to help you progress confidently
Authentic spoken dialogues, to help you learn conversational expressions and improve your speaking ability
Pleasure! It's much easier to learn a new language when you're having fun, and research shows that if you're enjoying reading in a foreign language, you won't experience the usual feelings of frustration - 'It's too hard!' 'I don't understand!'
Accessible grammar so you learn new structures naturally, in a stress-free way

Carefully curated to make learning a new language easy, these stories include key features that will support and consolidate your progress, including

A glossary for bolded words in each text
A bilingual word list
Full plot summary
Comprehension questions after each chapter.

As a result, you will be able to focus on enjoying reading, delighting in your improved range of vocabulary and grasp of the language, without ever feeling overwhelmed or frustrated. From science fiction to fantasy, to crime and thrillers, Short Stories in Italian for Beginners will make learning Italian easy and enjoyable.

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Praise for Short Stories in Italian for Beginners: Read for pleasure at your level, expand your vocabulary and learn Italian the fun way!

  • As researchers in language acquisition, we need to study people like you. - Stephen Krashen, Emeritus Professor, University of Southern California

  • Olly's advice on language learning is the real deal, and I recommend you pay attention to what he has to say! - Benny Lewis, Fluent in 3 Months

  • When we wanted to create a free online course on how to learn a language we asked Olly to write it with us. - Dr Tita Beaven, The Open University

  • Learning a language is challenging, but it's one of the best things you can do for your brain and your learning skill set... Olly Richards is doing some seriously incredible work to empower more and more people to rise to the challenge. - Jonathan Levi

  • Olly bridges the gap between theory and practice by helping you to use scientific principles to get real results with your language learning. - Anthony Metivier, Magnetic Memory Method

  • Olly's top-notch language-learning insights are right in line with the best of what we know from neuroscience and cognitive psychology about how to learn effectively - Barbara Oakley, PhD, Author of New York Times bestseller A Mind for Numbers

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