Short Stories in Italian for Beginners

Read for pleasure at your level, expand your vocabulary and learn Italian the fun way!
Author: Olly Richards
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473683335
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 224
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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.

The Language of Reading

Author: Bernadette Fitzgerald,Adrian Jackson,Jim Porteous
Publisher: Hodder Education
ISBN: 9780340654668
Category: English literature
Page: 90
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This text is an anthology which juxtaposes familiar and unfamiliar texts (including pre-20th century examples and modern classics) in order to focus on the many different ways of using language and the equallly diverse ways of reading. Students will be introduced to how readings are influenced by context, audience, language and style. Register, audience and language manipulation remain crucial concerns of English teaching at Key Stage four. This text seeks to stimulate pupils to ask questions about the nature of language and enable them to recognize the differences between texts.

Talk Italian Grammar

Author: Alwena Lamping
Publisher: Pearson UK
ISBN: 1406676098
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 264
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Talk Italian Grammar is the ideal resource for anyone setting out to learn Italian, at home or in a class. Using the tried-and-tested principles of the bestselling Talk series, it demystifies grammar and guides you through the key structures of Italian in a way that’s really easy to follow, even if you have no experience at all of grammar and grammatical terminology. With its straightforward approach and attractive layout, Talk Italian Grammar promotes a real understanding of how Italian works and how it relates to English. It contains clear explanations and hundreds of useful examples, learning tips and strategies. Interesting practice activities reinforce the language patterns and help you remember what you've learned. Talk Italian Grammar can be used successfully alongside any learning materials, and is also the perfect companion for the bestselling Talk Italian and Talk Italian 2. 264-page book.

Love Sense

The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships
Author: Sue Johnson
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316251089
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 352
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The bestselling author of Hold Me Tight presents a revolutionary new understanding of why and how we love, based on cutting-edge research. Every day, we hear of relationships failing and questions of whether humans are meant to be monogamous. LOVE SENSE presents new scientific evidence that tells us that humans are meant to mate for life. Dr. Johnson explains that romantic love is an attachment bond, just like that between mother and child, and shows us how to develop our "love sense"--our ability to develop long-lasting relationships. Love is not the least bit illogical or random, but actually an ordered and wise recipe for survival. LOVE SENSE covers the three stages of a relationship and how to best weather them; the intelligence of emotions and the logic of love; the physical and psychological benefits of secure love; and much more. Based on groundbreaking research, LOVE SENSE will change the way we think about love.

Au Revoir Les Enfants/Goodbye, Children

A Screenplay
Author: Louis Malle
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802131140
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 78
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Provides the screenplay of Louis Malle's film about the friendship between a young Catholic boy and his Jewish friend, who is sent off to the Nazi death camps

Italian DeMYSTiFieD, Second Edition

Author: Marcel Danesi
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071756000
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 480
View: 1928

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Lick your Italian-language problems with DeMYSTiFieD! Want to get into Italian but don't know where to start? No problem! Italian DeMYSTiFieD, Second Edition will help you say arrivederci to your fears of learning a new language. Written in a step-by-step format, this practical guide provides a firm foundation in Italian-language basics. You’ll move on to mastering subjects such as using verbs, asking questions, telling time, counting, and more. Detailed examples and concise explanations make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce learning. It's a no brainer. You'll learn: Italian Pronunciation Special Characters Verb usage Conjugations Pronouns And more Topics include: Italian Pronunciation and Spelling, Meeting and Greeting People, Asking Questions, Describing People and Things, Expressing Likes and Dislikes, Eating and Drinking, Telling Time, Expressing Dates, Talking About the Weather, Giving Commands, Using Reflexive Verbs, Using the Present Perfect Tense, Using the Imperfect Tense, Using the Pluperfect and Past Absolute Tenses, Talking About the Human Body, Talking About the Future, Using the Conditional Tense, Using Object Pronouns, Using Double and Attached Object Pronouns, Making Comparisons

Italian Slanguage

Author: Mike Ellis
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1423624920
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 96
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With this fun visual guide, simply follow the illustrated prompts and read the English words out loud: soon you'll be speaking Italian! Ask how someone is doing: "Comb Mess Tie" or say breakfast: "Cole Lot See Owe Nay." The simple icons are easy to follow and this pocket-sized guide is easy to carry with you. It will give you the basic phrases you need to get around while traveling, whether asking directions, ordering food at a restaurant, or shopping. But most of all, it's just plain fun!

Juliet's Answer

One Man's Search for Love and the Elusive Cure for Heartbreak
Author: Glenn Dixon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501141864
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 272
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Eat, Pray, Love meets The Rosie Project in this fresh, heartwarming memoir by a man who travels to Verona and volunteers to answer letters addressed to Shakespeare’s Juliet, all in an attempt to heal his own heartbreak. When Glenn Dixon is spurned by love, he packs his bags for Verona, Italy. Once there, he volunteers to answer the thousands of letters that arrive addressed to Juliet—letters sent from lovelorn people all over the world to Juliet’s hometown; people who long to understand the mysteries of the human heart. Glenn’s journey takes him deep into the charming community of Verona, where he becomes involved in unraveling the truth behind Romeo and Juliet. Did these star-crossed lovers actually exist? Why have they remained at the forefront of hearts and minds for centuries? And what can they teach us about love? When Glenn returns home to Canada and resumes his duties as an English teacher, he undertakes a lively reading of Romeo and Juliet with his students, engaging them in passions past and present. But in an intriguing reversal of fate and fortune, his students—along with an old friend—instruct the teacher on the true meaning of love, loss, and moving on. An enthralling tale of modern-day love steeped in the romantic traditions of eras past, this is a memoir that will warm your heart.

Goodbye Around the World

A Sing to Me Book
Author: Anthony Towle
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781535511339
Page: 26
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Goodbye, Adios, Arrivederci...everywhere around the world people speak different languages. Journey with us as we explore how to say goodbye through the power of song in many of the different languages throughout the world.

Goodbye Sarajevo

A True Story of Courage, Love and Survival
Author: Atka Reid,Hana Schofield
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408827751
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
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A moving and compelling true story about two sisters fighting for survival in Sarajevo during the Bosnian war

Get Started in Italian Absolute Beginner Course

The essential introduction to reading, writing, speaking and understanding a new language
Author: Vittoria Bowles
Publisher: Teach Yourself
ISBN: 9781444174717
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 224
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If you are an absolute beginner or simply looking for a solid foundation to your Italian language studies for school, work or travel, this engaging course will help get you on your way to speaking, writing, reading and understanding Italian in no time. Get Started in Italian maps from A1 to A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Languages. This pack includes a four-colour book and an MP3 CD. Through culture notes, clear language presentations, and extensive practice and review, you will pick up the Italian you need to communicate naturally in everyday situations - from shopping and travelling to food and daily life. Engaging with our interactive Discovery Method, you?ll absorb language rules faster, remember what you learn easily, and put your Italian into use with confidence. Get Started in Italian has a learner-centered approach that incorporates the following features: - Outcomes-based approach - focus your learning with clear goals - Learn to learn - tips and skills on how to be a better language learner - Discovery method - figure out rules and patterns for yourself to make the language stick - Self-check and test yourself - see and assess your own progress - Personalization - use the language in real situations Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.

Pronti, Via

Author: Marisa Minelle Katis,Antonia Rubino
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780170102476
Category: Italian language
Page: N.A
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Arrivederci, Y'all!

Sisters Together Forever in Italy
Author: Marilyn Denny Thomas
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780980019698
Category: Fiction
Page: 198
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Feel the need to get away from it all? Come take a trip to Italy with a delightful group of women, sisters, as they refer to themselves. The friends no more than enter the airport in Rome when surprising events begin to overrun their long-awaited vacation. In the charming tradition of Fannie Flagg and Ann B. Ross, Thomas's characters seem as familiar as the neighbors next door or perhaps your very own best friends. From the regal Diana to the child-like Christmas, each of the sisters adds her own special flavor to this enchanting tale laced with mystery, hilarity, adventure and romance.


My Story of Surviving, Escaping, and Transcending Abduction into Prostitution
Author: Sophie Hayes
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402281048
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 272
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The haunting, unforgettable memoir that took the UK by storm, Trafficked is a gripping first-hand account of a young woman who survived the horrors of human trafficking. Sophie Hayes, a young, educated English woman, was spending an idyllic weekend in Italy with her seemingly charming boyfriend. But the day of her return home, he made it clear she wasn't going anywhere. Punching and shouting at her, he threatened to kill her adored younger brothers if she didn't cooperate to help him pay off hundreds of thousands of dollars he'd racked up in debts. Over the next six months, Sophie is forced to work as a prostitute in a country where she didn't speak the language, nobody knows her whereabouts, and escape seems impossible. She struggles to survive, constantly at the mercy of her boyfriend's violent moods and living in fear of being killed by any of her customers. When a life-threatening illness lands her in the hospital, Sophie has a chance to phone her mother and escape—if her boyfriend doesn't get to her first. Chilling and captivating, Trafficked is one of the first memoirs to present a stunning personal look at the criminal human sex trafficking trade and bring this disturbingly widespread abuse to light.

The Sardinian Cookbook

The Cooking and Culture of a Mediterranean Island
Author: Viktorija Todorovska
Publisher: Agate Publishing
ISBN: 1572847301
Category: Cooking
Page: 288
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Sardinia, the isolated and majestic island off the southwest coast of Italy, has a rich and ancient history as home to different Mediterranean peoples whose customs have intertwined over the centuries. The result is an unparalleled richness of cuisine. The Sardinian Cookbook captures these wonderful flavors, delivering more than 100 easy-to-make recipes that are as healthful as they are delicious. Sardinia is an island of many distinct landscapes and nationalities, from its rugged interior and breath-taking coastline to its diverse blend of Spanish, French, Italian, and Moorish cultures. From myrtle, saffron, and honey to lamb, seafood, and specialty cheeses, Sardinian food features a broad variety of flavors for any occasion. Many traditional Sardinian recipes are simple and straightforward — reflecting the peasant cuisine heavy on legumes, fresh vegetables, olive oil, and bread. However, it is common for Sardinians to celebrate holidays with lavish feasts and special delicacies: suckling pig, lobster, bottarga (Sardinian caviar), and the full-bodied yet natural flavorings of Sardinian sausages.

Ruthless People

Author: J.J. McAvoy
Publisher: NYLA
ISBN: 1943772819
Category: Fiction
Page: 393
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Ruthless People #1...the book that started it all...... "One Marriage + Two Bosses = 3X the Chaos." To the outside world, they look like American royalty, giving to charities, feeding the homeless, and rebuilding the city. But behind closed doors is a constant battle for dominance between two bosses, cultures, and hearts. Ruthless People is a romantic crime fiction set in modern day Chicago and follows the life and marriage of Melody Giovanni and Liam Callahan - rivals by blood and leaders through fear. Theirs is an arranged marriage with the goal of ending years of bloodshed between the Irish and the Italians. Liam assumes he's getting a simple-minded wife, one he can control, one who bends to his every need...he’ll soon find out that his wife to be does not fit that mold. Melody knows exactly what type of man Liam is and would rather die than give up the power she has spent her life earning. The mafia of the past has evolved, and with rival bosses gunning for their family, Melody and Liam will have to learn to work as one to take down those who stand in their way. Check out more thrilling titles in the Ruthless People series: RUTHLESS PEOPLE #1 "One Marriage + Two Bosses = 3X the Chaos." THE UNTOUCHABLES (#2) "One Secret, Multiple Casualties." AMERICAN SAVAGES (#3) "Villains by Choice." A BLOODY KINGDOM (#4) “After the battle, sharpen your knives.” DECLAN + CORALINE(prequel novella that takes place 2 years before Ruthless People) "You don't find love; it finds you." And look for the Ruthless People spinoff, Children of Vice--out 5.17.17“From the Ruthless, Vice shall Rise.”


An Invitation to Italian
Author: Graziana Lazzarino,Andrea Dini
Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 263
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The best-selling first-year Italian text gives students a comprehensive introduction to fundamental grammar structures in an authentic, colorful context provided by cultural readings, situational dialogues, and cartoons. The richness and diversity of Italian culture permeate each chapter, from the opening dialogue through the numerous illustrations, to the final reading. This edition truly reflects the issues, the language, and the look of contemporary Italy. Audiovisual supplements include a lively video, filmed on location specifically to accompany the program.

Colloquial Italian 2

The Next Step in Language Learning
Author: Sylvia Lymbery,Sandra Silipo
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317305264
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 213
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Do you know Italian already and want to go a stage further? If you're planning a visit to Italy, need to brush up your Italian for work, or are simply doing a course, Colloquial Italian 2 is the ideal way to refresh your knowledge of the language and to extend your skills. Colloquial Italian 2 is designed to help those involved in self-study; structured to give you the opportunity to listen to and read lots of modern, everyday Italian, it has also been developed to work systematically on reinforcing and extending your grasp of Italian grammar and vocabulary. Key features of Colloquial Italian 2 include: Revision material to help consolidate and build up your basics A wided range of contemporary authentic documents, both written and audio Lots of spoken and written exercises in each unit Highlighted key structures and phrases, a Grammar reference and detailed answer keys A broad range of situations, focusing on day to day life in Italy. Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.