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Italian Short Stories for Beginners: 20 Captivating Short Stories to Learn Italian & Grow Your Vocabulary the Fun Way!

Easy Italian Stories, Book 1
Narrated by: Edoardo Camponeschi
Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Do you know what the hardest thing for an Italian learner is? Finding the proper learning material that they can handle...which is precisely the reason we’ve created this book!

Teachers love giving out tough, expert-level literature to their students, books that present many new problems to the learner and force them to search for words in a dictionary every five minutes. It's not entertaining, useful, or motivating for the student at all, and many soon give up on learning!

We have compiled 20 easy-listening, compelling, and fun stories to allow you to expand your vocabulary and give you the tools to improve your grasp of the wonderful Italian language.

How Italian Short Stories for Beginners works:

  • Each story will involve an important lesson of the tools in the Italian language (verbs, adjectives, tense, giving directions, and more), involving an interesting and entertaining story with realistic dialogues and day-to-day situations.
  • The summaries follow a synopsis in Italian and in English of what you just heard, both to review the lesson and for you to see if you understood what the tale was about.
  • At the end of those summaries, you'll be provided with a list of the most relevant vocabulary involved in the lesson, as well as slang and sayings that you may not have understood at first glance!
  • Finally, you'll be provided with a set of tricky questions in Italian, providing you with the chance to prove that you learned something in the story. Don't worry if you don't know the answer to any - we will provide them immediately after, but no cheating!

So look no further! Pick up your copy of Italian Short Stories for Beginners, and start learning Italian right now!

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

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  • Shannon G
  • 08-01-2019

A Great Next Step

I've been learning Italian with Lingo Mastery - Italian Vocabulary Builder so I thought I'd give this book a shot. Although I'm not quite fluent after only two months of learning, I was able to follow the stories in this book easier than I thought. I found having this book is helping me with the other. If you're trying to learn Italian then this book will be a good thing to get. It really helps to hear in context what you're learning. The narration is well done. I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • DivaC
  • 23-01-2019

Nice learning experience

It was an interesting listen and very helpful with phrases and stories that will have you master Italian like a native. The voice-over performer was quite fluent and very good and patient when he was going back and forth with the easy translations and what they mean. So when you get a chance pick up a copy and enjoy.

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  • D. Weldon
  • 02-02-2020

Not That Easy for Beginners

Very useful but not for early beginners. More at the A2 level in European system of language ability. Audio is clear and stories are engaging. My only complaint is that the Audible "Chapter" divisions do NOT match the book's chapters AT ALL. For example, book Chapter 9 "La Gioconda" is found at Chapter 38 on the Audible chapter listing. It would be great if the Audible chapters had headings or titles since the vocabulary list, the Italian and English summaries of the stories, and the questions after the story are all listed as separate Chapters. Slowly working my way thru and writing Audible Chapter number in my book for future study. Kind of a pain.

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  • Amie
  • 25-03-2019

Fast way to learn Italian.

I love the stories in this book. They are carefully selected to be engaging, yet informative. The whole point is to use common words in the Italian language within a fun context. Although, I had a little bit of Italian knowledge (still beginner level though), this book served as a great resource for improving my comprehension, especially through the exercises. This is a very useful and interesting book.

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  • Mark Twain "Eddie"
  • 19-03-2019

Wonderful way to learn Italian

Language skills are difficult to obtain from written books, and I think audiobooks are a much better format. Even better than simply rote vocabulary are setting words in context, using stories to engage the reader. This series of Italian short stories has been a great way for me to immerse myself in the language, puzzling out not just how individual verbs are conjugated, but how Italian itself flows and structures itself. This series of short stories is a fantastic way to pass my commute. Highly recommended. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Rayc
  • 18-01-2019

A good read to help with learning

Italian Short Stories for Beginners: 20 Captivating Short Stories. It works my Italian is improving and at the first story I really struggled, but as the book continues it does get easier. A wonderful idea to help with learning Italian. I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my own request, and voluntarily leave this review.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-12-2019

Great for car rides

I have tried a number of Italian audiobooks and in my opinion this is one of the best ones to really start to train your ear. The book will read you the short story in a nice clear voice. It will then summarize the story in Italian and then summarize it in English. And then gives you a long list of vocabulary words which it will repeat a couple of times and then into the chapter with a brief quiz of the material. I feel like this audiobook has really helped increase my vocabulary and also my ability to hear the language and start to pick out the words and phrases that I can understand.

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  • padavius
  • 29-09-2019

Well done

Simple stories read by a native speaker at a natural pace. Each Italian narration is helpfully followed by an English summary. Loved it!

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  • David Ware
  • 03-09-2019

Great way to learn for beginners!

I really enjoyed the stories in this book, and found that by listening to them over and over, I began to more easily pick out words and phrases to strengthen my (admittedly weak) Italian. Such a great idea!

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  • brzask
  • 15-08-2019

Much helpful in speaking full sentences.

I recommend it to people, who have already learnt some vocabulary. I find it easier and more fun to listen few times to the same story than to repeat just unconnected sentences. You can grow your vocabulary, but you can also memorize the structures and so improve fluency. The stories are not too long, so you won't get bored. When you already remember what is it about, you can focus on words and expressions. Good materials. I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my own request, and voluntarily leave this review.

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  • diabllo
  • 25-03-2019

Well executed

Great idea. Short stories with chapters to help you learn the phrases, spoken in both English and Italian, with little tests at the end. I wouldn't say the stories are very entertaining and I'd beware if you're a beginner. I ve been trying to learn for a few years and find this quite advanced. Its at least intermediate. I'll.stick with it though as repetitive listening is the key to learning.

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  • Klaus Uhl
  • 03-06-2019

good way to learn

I really like the way of learning enabled through shorter stories with a more accessible level of difficulty and this is even better if one has the additional benefit of an audiobook!

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  • Shek
  • 08-04-2019

Nice Introduction to Italian

This audiobook and its PDF have a lot of vocabulary and various tenses to learn from. I enjoyed it. I cannot speak to errors in the book, or if there are any, but my Italian has improved substantially in what I can say and understand. I like using an app that gives rapid translations of the text which allowed this book to be useful to me even though I've only been learning for a few months. My Italian tutor and friends have all remarked at my improved speech and comprehension. I would say the level of the stories is aimed at about 10 year olds, good for beginners. It was lots of fun. Recommended but you must have a good and friendly Italian tutor as well as some means of rapidly translating the text so you don't get stuck. The only thing I don't like is that each story takes up 4 chapters of the audiobook. This makes is challenging to find the transcript for each story.

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  • Axonic
  • 14-01-2019

Loving This

The thing I like most about this book is that it has English summaries both written in the actual book and on this audio book too. That allows me to read the summary for each story fist. This way I feel that I have an head start on the story as I listen and read along. love it...

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