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Easy Italian Reader: A Three-Part Text for Beginning Students (Easy Reader)

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ISBN13: 9780071439572
ISBN10: 0071439579
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Learn how to read in Italian--instantly!

Easy Italian Reader is a unique, easy-to-follow guide based on the premise that the best way to learn a language is to start reading it immediately! Whether you're a brand-new beginner or an advanced-beginning learner, you will dive into the language with engaging readings that progress in difficulty to match your growing reading skills. This process will allow you to rapidly build comprehension and confidence as you enjoy the stories.

Easy Italian Reader begins with the story of Christine, an American girl whose family moves to Italy. She acclimates to her new home with help from her Roman friend Antonio. As you read about her experiences, you'll discover the nuances of language and culture right along with Christine. The second section provides a colorful history of Italy, from the founding of Rome to the present. And the third section contains readings from contemporary literature, giving learners the thrill of reading authentic Italian.

  • Progressive format makes it easy to build comprehension quickly
  • Helpful word glossaries conveniently present new words and phrases
  • Exercises challenge language comprehension and build reading skills

Synopsis:

The quick, easy, enjoyable way to learn how to read Italian

This new addition to the popular Easy Reader series allows beginners to start reading Italian right away and intermediate learners to hone their reading skills.

Rather than relying on dry grammar rules, EasyItalian Reader features engaging readings on Italian history, people, and contemporary literature that rapidly build comprehension, progressing in difficulty as readers abilities increase. Helpful review sections, comprehension questions, and proficiency-building games are included throughout to reinforce what is learned.

Easy Italian Reader:

  • Provides timesaving new vocabulary footnotes
  • Includes exercises and an answer key to test understanding
  • Offers insights into Italian culture

About the Author

Riccarda Saggese, a native of Italy, is an assistant professor of Italian at the University of Delaware. In addition to various Italian degrees, he earned a Ph.D. in Italian literature from Johns Hopkins University.

Table of Contents

Introduction

PARTE PRIMA: Antonio e Christine

1 Due amici

2 Gli studi

3 La famiglia di Antonio

4 La famiglia di Chtistine

5 Due appartamenti

Ripasso 1

6 La scuola di Antonio

Etc. (Chaps. 7-20)

PARTE SECONDA: Fatti e figure della nostra storia

1 La nascita di Roma

2 Giulio Cesare (100-44 a.C.)

3 La pace romana

Ripasso 1

4 La città medievale

5 La cucina medievale

6 San Francesco (1182-1226)

Etc. (Chaps. 7-22)

PARTE TERZA: Scrittori contemporanei

Volevo i pantaloni di Lara Cardella

Le luci di Roma di Alberto Moravia

Vita di Melania Mazzucco

Answer Key

Vocabolario

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Elena Case, July 5, 2007 (view all comments by Elena Case)
I have been trying to learn Italian for years, am now taking private lessons, nine so far. This book compliments my lessons nicely. It is not a child's book yet is written in easy Italian and has little lessons after each short story. I find this to be the best Italian learning book I have had and I think I have tried most of whats out there. I highly recommend this book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780071439572
Author:
Saggese, Riccarda
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies
Author:
Saggese, R. U.
Subject:
Italian
Subject:
English
Subject:
Italian language
Subject:
Italian language - English
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Series:
Easy Reader Series
Publication Date:
November 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
246
Dimensions:
9.02x6.08x.73 in. .81 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The quick, easy, enjoyable way to learn how to read Italian

This new addition to the popular Easy Reader series allows beginners to start reading Italian right away and intermediate learners to hone their reading skills.

Rather than relying on dry grammar rules, EasyItalian Reader features engaging readings on Italian history, people, and contemporary literature that rapidly build comprehension, progressing in difficulty as readers abilities increase. Helpful review sections, comprehension questions, and proficiency-building games are included throughout to reinforce what is learned.

Easy Italian Reader:

  • Provides timesaving new vocabulary footnotes
  • Includes exercises and an answer key to test understanding
  • Offers insights into Italian culture

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