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Short Stories in Italian for Beginners - Volume 2: Read for pleasure at your level, expand your vocabulary and learn Italian the fun way with Teach Yourself Graded Readers

Olly Richards

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Improve your comprehension, grow your vocabulary and ignite your imagination with eight more unconventional Italian short stories from bestselling author, Olly Richards!

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. I love his work - and you will too!
- Barbara Oakley, PhD, Author of New York Times bestseller A Mind for Numbers

This second volume of the bestselling Teach Yourself Graded Readers series features 8 compelling new stories in a variety of genres, from science fiction and crime to history and thriller, so you'll have fun reading, while learning a wide range of new vocabulary and rapidly improving your Italian comprehension!

Short Stories in Italian for Beginners, Volume 2 is written for students from high-beginner to intermediate level. The eight captivating stories are designed to give you a sense of achievement and a feeling of progress when reading. You'll enjoy reading in Italian, grow your vocabulary in a natural way, and improve your comprehension at the same time. Based on extensive research into how people most enjoy and benefit from reading in a new language, this book eliminates the frustrations you experience when trying to read in Italian.

Stories are broken down into manageable chapters, so you make progress with the story and feel a sense of achievement. Realistic amounts of new vocabulary are introduced so that you're not deterred by complex words. Instead of pausing to look up every word, you'll absorb new vocabulary from the context of the story, and have the satisfaction of that moment when you say: "I totally understood that sentence!"

This book includes:
- Accessible grammar for high-beginner and low-intermediate level learners (CEFR A2-B2)
- Natural dialogues in each story, so that you can learn conversational Italian and improve your speaking ability!
- Controlled language at your level, including the most frequent words, to help you progress confidently
- Pleasure! It's much easier to learn a new language when you're having fun.

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. The stories are levelled from A2-B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference and from Novice High to Low-Mid Intermediate ACTFL Receptive Proficiency.

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Praise for Short Stories in Italian for Beginners - Volume 2: Read for pleasure at your level, expand your vocabulary and learn Italian the fun way with Teach Yourself Graded Readers

  • As researchers in language acquisition, we need to study people like [Olly Richards]. - 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.

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Olly Richards

Olly Richards speaks eight languages and is the man behind the popular blog: I Will Teach You A Language. He started learning his first foreign language at age 19, when he bought a one-way ticket to Paris...

With no exposure to languages growing up, and no special talent to speak of, he had to figure out how to learn a foreign language from scratch. Fifteen years later, Olly has studied ten languages and has decided to reveal how he accomplished his goal of learning foreign languages quickly.

Although he started the I Will Teach You A Language blog in order to document his latest language learning experiments, his useful and actionable writing quickly transformed the blog into one of the most popular sources of language learning advice on the web. He now produces language books and courses across a variety of mediums with the goal of helping other people to successfully learn a new language.

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