Easy Italian Reader: A Three-part Text for Beginning Students

Easy Italian Reader: A Three-part Text for Beginning Students

Paperback Easy Reader Language: English / Italian

By (author) Riccarda Saggese

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  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Contemporary
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Language: English / Italian
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 18mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 1 December 2005
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0071439579
  • ISBN 13: 9780071439572
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, map
  • Sales rank: 27,895

Product description

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.

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

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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

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 citta 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