Spanish Short Stories for Beginners

8 Unconventional Short Stories to Grow Your Vocabulary and Learn Spanish the Fun Way!

Author: Olly Richards

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781514646083

Category:

Page: 276

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Improve your comprehension, grow your vocabulary and ignite your imagination with these eight unconventional Spanish short stories!In this book you will find: Short stories from a variety of compelling genres, from science fiction and crime to history and thriller, so you'll have great fun reading, whilst learning a wide range of new vocabulary! Stories broken down into manageable chapters, so you always make progress with the story and feel a sense of achievement without great difficulty reading! Realistic amounts of new vocabulary so you're not overwhelmed by complex words. Instead of pausing to look up every word, you'll absorb new vocabulary from the context of the story, and have the satisfaction of that moment when you say: "I totally understood that sentence!" Carefully-written Spanish using straightforward grammar that is comprehensible for beginner and intermediate level learners. You'll enjoy reading and learn new grammatical structures without any feelings of overwhelm and frustration. Plenty of natural dialogues in each story, so that you can learn conversational Spanish whilst you read, and improve your speaking ability at the same time! Regular plot summaries, comprehension questions and word reference lists, so that help is always on hand when you need it. You'll be able to focus on enjoying reading and having fun, rather than fumbling around with dictionaries and struggling through dense text with no support. A five-step plan for reading the stories in this book the smart way. These step-by-step instructions show you exactly how to make the most out of the book and maximise your learning! Spanish Short Stories for Beginners has been written especially for students from beginner to intermediate level (A1-B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference). The eight captivating stories are designed to give you a sense of achievement and a feeling of progress when reading.You'll finally be able to enjoy reading in Spanish, grow your vocabulary in a natural way, and improve your comprehension at the same time.Based on extensive research into how people most enjoy and benefit from reading in a new language, this book eliminates all the frustrations you have experienced when trying to read in Spanish: Dull topics that are no fun to read Books so long you never reach the end Endless chapters that make you want to give up Impenetrable grammar that frustrates you at every turn Complex vocabulary that leaves you with your head buried in the dictionary Instead, you can just concentrate on what you came for in the first place - enjoying reading and having fun! If you're learning Spanish and enjoy reading, this is the book you need to rekindle your passion for the language and take your Spanish to the next level!So what are you waiting for? Scroll up and grab your copy now!
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English Short Stories for Intermediate Learners

8 Unconventional Short Stories to Grow Your Vocabulary and Learn English the Fun Way!

Author: Olly Richards

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533319449

Category:

Page: 194

View: 8290

Improve your English, learn more vocabulary, and have fun with these eight exciting English short stories! In this book you will find: - Short stories in different genres: science fiction, crime, history and thrillers. You will have fun reading, learn a lot of new words, and understand English better! - Short chapters, so you can finish each story easily and not get frustrated! - Carefully chosen vocabulary that is not too hard for you. Most books have too many difficult words, but this book is perfect for intermediate level! You do not have to use the dictionary all the time - instead, you can keep reading and enjoy the stories. - Grammar at the right level for intermediate level learners, so you can learn new grammar without feeling frustrated. - Real, spoken English in each story, so you can learn English that native speakers really use. - Helpful exercises at the end of each chapter to help you understand the stories. - A six-step plan for reading the stories and improving your reading in English. English Short Stories for Intermediate Learners has been written especially for students at intermediate level; B1-B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). The eight exciting stories are designed to make reading fun, and to help you say: "I understand everything I'm reading!" If you find reading English hard, these stories are perfect! You will be able to enjoy reading English, learn more vocabulary in a natural way, and native speakers! So what are you waiting for? Scroll up and grab your copy now!
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Easy Italian Reader

A Three-Part Text for Beginning Students

Author: Riccarda Saggese

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780071439572

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 264

View: 1231

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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Short Stories in English for Beginners

Read for pleasure at your level, expand your vocabulary and learn English the fun way!

Author: Olly Richards

Publisher: John Murray

ISBN: 1473683564

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 240

View: 2303

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 English 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 listening. What does this book give you? · Eight stories in a variety of exciting genres, from science fiction and crime to history and thriller - making learning fun, while you gain 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 listening 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 will entertain you, while at the same time allowing you to benefit from an improved range of vocabulary and a better grasp of the language, without ever feeling overwhelmed or frustrated. From science fiction to fantasy, to crime and thrillers, Short Stories in English for Beginners will make learning English easy and enjoyable.
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Italian Reader - Short Stories (English-Italian Parallel Text)

Elementary to Intermediate (A2-B1)

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781541069343

Category: Short stories, Italian

Page: 290

View: 3861

This book contains a selection of 16 finest short stories which have been adapted from originals written by the world's greatest storytellers such as: O. Henry, W.S. Maugham, R. Goldberg and others. There are also 5 mini-stories presented at the beginning of the book as a "warm-up exercise".The stories have been thoroughly adapted (to preserve the gist of the original), translated into Italian language and presented as English - Italian parallel text. The book is intended mainly for Elementary to middle-Intermediate level learners.
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Italian Short Stories for Beginners

9 Captivating Short Stories to Learn Italian and Expand Your Vocabulary While Having Fun

Author: The Language The Language Academy,Viviana Perino

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781536887679

Category: Italian language

Page: 252

View: 505

INTRODUCING: 9 Captivating Short Stories to Learn Italian (2ND Edition Updated & Expanded) Are you bored of the traditional methods people tell you to use to learn Italian? Are you bored of all those dusty grammar books that pile up making everything look so hard? What if we told you there''s a better, more enjoyable way to learn Italian and grow your vocabulary exponentially? Well, guess what? There is! The best way to learn Italian is by reading short stories The problem? You might feel like you don''t know where to start, or you may feel lost trying to read whatever pops up on the internet. And that''s exactly why we created this book. Short Stories + Foreign Language = Faster Learning We know how difficult it may seem to learn a foreign language from scratch, let alone trying to put all that learning into practice. But what you might not realize is that it''s fairly easy to fully incorporate the essentials of a language once you frame that learning into a certain context (for example, a short story). Short stories allow you to put what you''ve learned so far into practice, allowing you to expand your vocabulary quickly, make sense of ideas, understand new concepts, and overall get a better grasp of the Italian language. Short stories work because they eliminate the stress of forcing yourself to learn. Instead, when you read the 9 captivating short stories we''ve prepared for you, you will learn Italian without even realizing you''re learning it! Your goal is to simply focus on a single story at a time (they only a take few minutes to read). The stories consist of multiple genres, including adventure, fantasy, mystery, romance, just to name a new. We wanted these stories to be fun, interesting, and appealing, motivating you to keep on reading to find out what happens next. That''s the very best way to learn, don''t you think? BONUS: Vocabulary Lists, Multiple Choice Exercises & Summaries of Each Story In this book you''ll find a total of 9 short stories in Italian. Each story is divided into three chapters. You start by reading Chapter one, then you go to the Annex, and you''ll find there a quick summary of what you just read, a vocabulary list, and several multiple choice exercises intended to help you forge a deeper understanding of the story as it goes. Once you''re done with this section, you move on to Chapter 2, then Chapter 3, and then you move on to the next story. It''s so easy and fun you won''t believe it. READ: Italian Short Stories For Beginners - 9 Captivating Short Stories to Learn Italian & Expand Your Vocabulary While Having Fun "Italian Short Stories For Beginners" contains a multitude of vocabulary lists including words and phrases you can incorporate to grow your Italian vocabulary to unprecedented levels. We chose each of those words carefully, aiming to support the beginner and intermediate student alike. We are absolutely sure will love all our stories, and we sincerely hope they help you learn Italian much, much faster. How Will You Italian Skills Improve? You will learn new words without even realizing it You will incorporate key phrases of the Italian language You will understand how context affects the meaning of certain words You will get a break from all those dusty Italian grammar books you own You will have fun reading entertaining stories on multiple genres You will get a chance to apply what you already know Most importantly,you will get a better overall grasp of the Italian language, feeling more confident and secure with your abilities Short stories are absolutely ideal to learn Italian while having fun. All you need to do is pick one from this book, and start reading. What Are You Waiting For? Get this book now and start learning Italian the fun way. Scroll to the top of the page and select the buy button.
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Italian Short Stories

Author: Dimitri Vittorini

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141959649

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 208

View: 582

This second volume of Italian Short Stories, with its parallel translations aims - as the first volume did - to exemplify the richness and variety of Italian writing of the twentieth century. In this volume, however, some of the language used is a little more advanced and the translations slightly less literal. Moravia and Calvino, both well known to British and American readers, appear again along with Italo Svevo, Comisso, Vittorini, Rigoni - Stern, Fenoglio and Pasolini so that the literature of both Rome and the provinces is fully represented. There are also discussions of the less familiar words and dialect expressions in the Italian text.
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Short Stories in Italian

New Penguin Parallel Texts

Author: none

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014195941X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 192

View: 4128

This is an all new version of the popular PARALLEL TEXT series, containing eight pieces of contemporary fiction in the original Italian and in English translation. Including stories by Calvino, Benni, Sciascia and Levi, this volume gives a fascinating insight into Italian culture and literature as well as providing an invaluable educational tool.
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Language Hacking German

Author: Benny Lewis

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 1473677394

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

View: 952

It's true that some people spend years studying German before they finally get around to speaking the language. But here's a better idea. Skip the years of study and jump right to the speaking part. Sound crazy? No, it's language hacking. Unlike most traditional language courses that try to teach you the rules of German, #LanguageHacking shows you how to learn and speak German through proven memory techniques, unconventional shortcuts and conversation strategies perfected by one of the world's greatest language learners, Benny Lewis, aka the Irish Polyglot. Using the language hacks -shortcuts that make learning simple - that Benny mastered while learning his 11 languages and his 'speak from the start' method, you will crack the language code and exponentially increase your language abilities so that you can get fluent faster. It's not magic. It's not a language gene. It's not something only "other people" can do. It's about being smart with how you learn, learning what's indispensable, skipping what's not, and using what you've learned to have real conversations in German from day one. The Method #LanguageHacking takes a modern approach to language learning, blending the power of online social collaboration with traditional methods. It focuses on the conversations that learners need to master right away, rather than presenting language in order of difficulty like most courses. This means that you can have conversations immediately, not after years of study. Each of the 10 units culminates with a speaking 'mission' that prepares you to use the language you've learned to talk about yourself. Through the language hacker online learner community, you can share your personalized speaking 'missions' with other learners - getting and giving feedback and extending your learning beyond the pages of the book . You don't need to go abroad to learn a language any more.
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La Bella Lingua

My Love Affair with Italian, the World's Most Enchanting Language

Author: Dianne Hales

Publisher: Broadway

ISBN: 0767927699

Category: Travel

Page: 301

View: 9128

Follows the author's quest to learn Italian over twenty-five years and her study of the ties between the language and Italy's culture, literature, history, and food.
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Italian Short Stories for Beginners

10 Thrilling and Captivating Italian Stories to Expand Your Vocabulary and Learn Italian While Having Fun

Author: World Language Institute Spain

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542853309

Category:

Page: 78

View: 2421

The traditional methods to learn Italian have been based on the mechanical repetition of words to learn vocabulary, followed by complex explanations of grammar. Most language students find it boring, some even fall asleep during the process. One of the fastest way to learn a new language is by reading interesting and easy to follow short stories prepared with parallel text. Short stories as a learning method work because, they eliminate the agony of forcing yourself to study and learn. Instead, when you read these 10 thrilling Italian short stories, written by a talented author, you are in the process of successfully learning Italian. Your objective is to simply focus on a single short story at a time. All the Italian short stories are humorously written and consist of multiple genres, including romance, mystery, sauna adventures, "prepper lifestyle," crowdfunding and crime. These professional written and captivating stories are suitable for beginners and anyone for wants to learn the Italian language. The Italian stories for beginners include parallel text, vocabulary and phrase lists, multiple choice questions, exercises & summaries of each story. 1. Ti ho incontrato nella sauna I meet you in the spa 2. Una religiosa famiglia Italiano A religious Italian family 3. Raccolta fondi per la nuova cucina A different type of crowdfunding 4. La donna ubriacona The old drunkard 5. Come trovare un miliardario in crociera How to find a billionaire on a cruise trip 6. La serata al barbecue The barbecue evening 7. Il tesoro nei boschi The treasure in the woods 8. L'eremita dalla Scozia The hermit 9. Americani in Germania Americans in Germany 10. La domestica polacca The Polish chambermaid Don't wait, get this book and start reading captivating Italian stories now!
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Collins Italian with Paul Noble

Author: Paul Noble

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007363964

Category: Italian language

Page: 80

View: 6682

LANGUAGE SELF-STUDY TEXTS. Collins Italian with Paul Noble combines an exciting, new non-traditional approach to language learning with the easy, relaxed appeal of an audio-only product. No books. No rote memorisation. No chance of failure. With Paul Noble, everyone really can speak a language. Listen to over 13 hours of audio on 12 CDs, then use the accompanying booklet as a reference and revision tool. A native-speaking Italian expert helps Paul to deliver the course and to perfect your pronunciation. There is also a free introductory DVD to give you an insight into how the Paul Noble method works. No complicated grammatical explanations, no rote memorisation, no writing -- no stress. Learn over 6,000 words in no time at all and -- most importantly -- learn how to make your new vocabulary work for you.
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Fluent in 3 Months

How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World

Author: Benny Lewis

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062282700

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 5167

Benny Lewis, who speaks over ten languages—all self-taught—runs the largest language-learning blog in the world, Fluent In 3 Months. Lewis is a full-time "language hacker," someone who devotes all of his time to finding better, faster, and more efficient ways to learn languages. Fluent in 3 Months: How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World is a new blueprint for fast language learning. Lewis argues that you don't need a great memory or "the language gene" to learn a language quickly, and debunks a number of long-held beliefs, such as adults not being as good of language learners as children.
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On Food and Cooking

The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

Author: Harold McGee

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416556374

Category: Cooking

Page: 896

View: 6539

Harold McGee's On Food and Cooking is a kitchen classic. Hailed by Time magazine as "a minor masterpiece" when it first appeared in 1984, On Food and Cooking is the bible to which food lovers and professional chefs worldwide turn for an understanding of where our foods come from, what exactly they're made of, and how cooking transforms them into something new and delicious. Now, for its twentieth anniversary, Harold McGee has prepared a new, fully revised and updated edition of On Food and Cooking. He has rewritten the text almost completely, expanded it by two-thirds, and commissioned more than 100 new illustrations. As compulsively readable and engaging as ever, the new On Food and Cooking provides countless eye-opening insights into food, its preparation, and its enjoyment. On Food and Cooking pioneered the translation of technical food science into cook-friendly kitchen science and helped give birth to the inventive culinary movement known as "molecular gastronomy." Though other books have now been written about kitchen science, On Food and Cooking remains unmatched in the accuracy, clarity, and thoroughness of its explanations, and the intriguing way in which it blends science with the historical evolution of foods and cooking techniques. Among the major themes addressed throughout this new edition are: Traditional and modern methods of food production and their influences on food quality The great diversity of methods by which people in different places and times have prepared the same ingredients Tips for selecting the best ingredients and preparing them successfully The particular substances that give foods their flavors and that give us pleasure Our evolving knowledge of the health benefits and risks of foods On Food and Cooking is an invaluable and monumental compendium of basic information about ingredients, cooking methods, and the pleasures of eating. It will delight and fascinate anyone who has ever cooked, savored, or wondered about food.
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An Italian Adventure

It Will All Make (less) Sense When You Grow Up

Author: Gaia Amman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780996805100

Category:

Page: 382

View: 1968

*A humorous coming of age tale of friendship, sisterhood, and family drama set against the gorgeous backdrop of northern Italy* Recommended for fans of Jandy Nelson, John Green, Neil Gaiman and Sherman Alexie. Italy, the late 80s. Leda is a bookish ten-year-old tomboy. Her life turns upside down when shady Nico moves to the North from Sicily. Determined not to let the bully ruin her life, Leda is dragged through a tornado of adventures that will transform both kids in the face of first crushes, weird adults, and family drama. This humorous and insightful coming of age tale will show you the Italy you never imagined, an exhilarating mix of sensuality, religion and superstition set against the gorgeous backdrop of the serene countryside, the Alps, and the enchanting Island of Sardinia. Recommended for ages 13 and above. Some swearwords, mostly in Italian. The book is the first in a series following the same characters throughout their life. *Praise for An Italian Adventure* "Insightful and funny, I loved it!" --Paul Schwartzmeyer, author of the Traitor Patriot series "Touching and skillful, a masterful execution." --Neil Daniel, author of the Obeahman's Dagger "I could not stop reading and can't wait for more!"-- Amy Joslyn, librarian and children's literacy advocate
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Basic Italian

A Grammar and Workbook

Author: Stella Peyronnel,Ian Higgins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134277792

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 208

View: 6565

Introducing Italian culture and people through the medium of the language used today, Basic Italian: A Grammar and Workbook provides readers with the basic tools to express themselves in a wide variety of situations. Presenting twenty-three individual grammar points in lively and realistic contexts, Basic Italian is an accessible reference grammar with related exercises in one, easy to follow volume. Each unit consists of jargon-free explanations and comparisons with English, which focus upon the more common difficulties experienced by learners of Italian. Features include: * contemporary examples in both Italian and English * grammar tables for easy reference * full exercise answer key * glossary of grammatical terms. Basic Italian is the ideal reference and practice book for beginners, as well as for students with some knowledge of the language.
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The 4-hour Chef

The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life

Author: Timothy Ferriss

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547884591

Category: Cooking

Page: 671

View: 4745

Presents a practical but unusual guide to mastering food and cooking featuring recipes and cooking tricks from world-renowned chefs.
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For the Broken

Author: Shenaia Lucas

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548411596

Category: Interpersonal relations

Page: 118

View: 726

It is an exquisite collection of poetry divided into four chapters. Each chapter serves a different purpose. This book teaches you to love yourself and others. It's better experienced than described, so sit down with some coffee and allow yourself to feel-- and heal.
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Short Stories in Italian for Beginners

Author: Olly Richards

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 9781473683327

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 288

View: 2021

Italian Short Stories for Beginners is written especially for students from beginner to intermediate level (A1-B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference). The eight captivating stories are designed to give you a sense of achievement and a feeling of progress when reading. You'll finally be able to enjoy reading in Italian, grow your vocabulary in a natural way, and improve your comprehension at the same time. Based on extensive research into how people most enjoy and benefit from reading in a new language, this book eliminates all the frustrations you have experienced when trying to read in Italian: Dull topics that are no fun to read Books so long you never reach the end Endless chapters that make you want to give up Impenetrable grammar that frustrates you at every turn Complex vocabulary that leaves you with your head buried in the dictionary Instead, you can just concentrate on what you came for in the first place - enjoying reading and having fun! If you're learning Italian and enjoy reading, this is the book you need to rekindle your passion for the language and take your Italian to the next level!
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