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Italian grammar explained!

Italian Grammar is the perfect fit for anyone who is starting to learn Italian.

The audiobook covers all major topics that a student needs to study and provides a lot of explanations, and the information is presented in a clear manner and is easy to understand.

The audiobook is structured into nine chapters, each representing one major topic - for example, nouns, adverbs, sentences, numbers, vocabulary, verbs, and the list goes on.

Aside from the regular lessons, this grammar audiobook also includes exercises, and lots of them.

There is also a chapter for a little test.

Other useful items in the audiobook are the irregular verbs list and the IT-EN and EN-IT glossaries, which makes it easy to check vocabulary related questions.

Learning grammar can be a lengthy and occasionally boring process. It’s not the case when it comes to learning Italian grammar from this audiobook.

The information is structured very clearly; the explanations are short and concise.

The vocabulary enclosed is useful and most of the time thematic, which makes it easy to remember - for example, the expression of time: today, tomorrow, yesterday, year, month, and week.

Another useful feature in this audiobook is the Grammar in Culture section, which presents how grammar interferes and influences the spoken language.

Relevant examples would be the lack of articles when using technology-related words (internet, Facebook, Instagram, and more), using adjectives to describe the weather (Fa caldo - It’s hot) or the usage of the familiar versus the polite address (tu versus lei).

The exercises usually follow each lesson. This way, the information you just heard is still fresh in your mind, and you can test your knowledge straight away.

The structure of the exercises is filling in the blanks, adding the missing ending to words, translating sentences, rephrasing, asking questions, and many others.

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  • Myra
  • 02-03-2021

great info but where is the PDF

The narrator often refers to the text but there is no PDF. How unfortunate! and it would help greatly if vocab lessons presented english first and the learner needs to say the italian!

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  • Toby Dawson
  • 11-10-2019

Learn Italian Easily

I have all the books by author. They are really well written. The stories are excellent to listen and really help to increase you to learn Italian.

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  • Morris Myers
  • 11-10-2019

Awesome book

This product is awesome for those that are just getting into learning the Italian language, or for those like me who have taken courses in the past, but have rusted skills due to lack of use. Sometimes the hardest thing about learning a language is that you learn it from afar and do not have access to people that you can sharpen your skills with. This book provides a bridge to working to keep those skills fresh through reading stories that not only allows you keep engaged with learning outside of a audio book but also poses questions to help increase your comprehension.

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  • Shawna Powell
  • 11-10-2019

I love this book

I love this book!! But, I do not think this is a book for absolute beginners. I have been studying Italian for a long time with long breaks in between. My biggest problem was that I never had a good book to read to help me deepen my studies. That’s how I learned English by listening books. Finally I found a great book in Italian. Love the summary in both languages and the vocabulary section. To make it even better I just saw the audible version on this book. Really a great tool to learn this beautiful language.

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  • Cecil Payne
  • 11-10-2019

Great Support Materials

I'm enjoying this book. Some of the stories were a stretch for me initially, but the support materials -vocabulary lists, summaries and comprehension questions - help make listening a great way to learn. I find the stories are a good length since they are long enough to create interest and short enough to pervert overwhelm. That makes it easy to review them frequently to cement the vocabulary and examine the sentence structure.

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  • Kristina Salazar
  • 11-10-2019

Speak Italian

This book is great! The stories are compelling, informative, and are just the right level of challenging for a beginning-intermediate learner like myself. Several times over the past few days I have found myself remarking not only about how much the stories are helping me learn, but also how engaging they are -- I can't put them down!

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  • Isaac Black
  • 11-10-2019

Great way to approach learning Spanish

This Spanish Short Stories for Beginners allows those beginning to learn Spanish an opportunity to increase their vocabulary while immersing themselves in short stories that allow them to practice their Spanish listening and comprehension skills. This is an excellent approach to learning Spanish.

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  • Rodolfo Mclaughlin
  • 11-10-2019

Great exposure to real Italian sentences!

I was having a hard time getting my thoughts together when trying to communicate in Italian. I had a decent vocabulary and I knew how to conjugate, but things didn't roll of the tongue very well. Having a lot of common sentences strung together over and over really helped to put common phrases at the tip of my tongue. It's pretty much the way I became proficient at english, listen a lot!

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  • Hope Benson
  • 11-10-2019

These Dialogue are a great

These Dialogue are well written to be in current situations and issues. I really like that after the Spanish dialog there is the English translation. The phrases are easily used in making up my own dialog for practice.

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  • Marc Todd
  • 11-10-2019

Great conversations...

Great conversations on helpful topics. My only suggestion would be to have the English translation of each sentence just below the Spanish sentence rather than the whole conversation at the end. It was hard flipping back and forth. Thanks for the offer of the audible course as well!

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  • kavin
  • 11-10-2019

This book is a must have for beginning and immedia

This book is a must have for beginning and immediate Italian learners. Just by listening these engaging stories you will learn many new words as well as observe sentence structure and punctuation. Each story will also have a main focus on one aspect of the language, such as numbers, nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, e.t.c. At the end of each story is a small quiz to test listening comprehension. I have listen the first three stories and have learned a good deal. I think that this is a way to learn that is not as dry as a audio book or writing out sentences. I am going to find someone who can listen the stories to me and I think that will really help improve my listening skills. This book is really well done and I am glad that I acquired it.

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  • lisa
  • 11-10-2019

Best way to improve your vocabulary

I love this book. Studying words on lists sometimes works for me for a short while, but to truly remember the words, I do much better seeing them used in context. The stories in this book are interesting and easy to follow, with just the right amount of new words thrown in for an intermediate student. After each story is a summary in English and Italian, and review questions designed to reinforce the vocabulary words. The vocabulary is useful, and consists of everyday kind of words.

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  • alisha
  • 11-10-2019

Great Tool to help with Learning Italian

I really enjoyed the way the writer didn't write lazy first-person stories that we're so used to listening in Short Stories books, but instead wrote actual, interesting and funny tales that can help a Italian learner. The way the chapters are set in "lessons", so to speak, also adds great value to the book and allows a level of progression to the listeners.

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  • Alfie
  • 11-10-2019

Fun way to build your vocabulary

I love these short stories in Italian. This one has a great vocabulary list and a story summary after each story. Also a little quiz to help you know what you have understood. These stories are the best way for me to build my vocabulary. Makes learning Italian fun.

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  • Poppy
  • 11-10-2019

Altogether a brilliant way to improve Italian

In my opinion, this book is a suitable additional material to learn the Italian language.
The stories are simple with a proper length. Difficult words get explained after the stories and are bold in the text.
I learn Italian for almost 1,5 years in school yet and I can proudly say that I can understand all the stories pretty well.
I'm looking forward to a second book and can completely recommend this one!

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  • Isla
  • 11-10-2019

You will understand most of these stories

I liked listen the stories in this book a lot. There was quite a lot of new vocabulary in each chapter, but much of it was easy to guess from the content. I learned a lot of new words. The stories were a good balance - simple enough to follow easily, but still interesting. I did need to look up some words not included in the list at the end of each chapter, but this too was a good challenge. If you are beginning to listen Italian stories on your own, I recommend this book.

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  • Prince
  • 11-10-2019

Definitely worth it

This is a great book to help you learn Italian. The atories are interesting enough to keep you listening. I learned a lot of new vocabulary and a lot about sentence structure.

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  • Harris
  • 11-10-2019

Great Learning Tool!

This is a great book for those learning Italian! It helped me with learning context as well as increasing my Italian vocabulary quickly, all in an interesting format.

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  • John
  • 11-10-2019

A great teaching tool

These stories are delightful. They philosophy of how to listen them in the introduction is a good way to approach them. The vocabulary list is extensive, This book is a great teaching tool for advanced beginner to intermediate Italian language student.

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  • Bolt
  • 10-10-2019

Perfect and Fun for Beginning Italian!

Advanced learners will like these stories, as they are an excellent tool for practicing and expanding their listening skills. Extremely well written and sometimes filled with humour, they not only present new vocabulary in a changing and surprising context that helps remembering it, but they also provide ample opportunity for training certain aspects of Italian grammar.

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