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eBook Easy Italian Reader (Book CD-ROM) ePub

by Riccarda Saggese

  • ISBN: 0071603344
  • Category: Humanities
  • Subcategory: Other
  • Author: Riccarda Saggese
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 2 edition (December 1, 2008)
  • Pages: 240
  • ePub book: 1926 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1376 kb
  • Other: lit lrf azw docx
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 859

Description

Riccarda Saggese, a native of Italy, is an Associate Professor of Italian at the University of Delaware.

Riccarda Saggese, a native of Italy, is an Associate Professor of Italian at the University of Delaware. In addition to various Italian degrees, she earned a P. in Italian literature from Johns Hopkins University.

series Easy Reader Series. The additional CD-ROM contains a 90-minute recording of selected passages from the book, which can be downloaded to an iPod or other mp3 player, or heard via computer where the text can simultaneously be viewed on screen.

Easy Italian Reader book.

Easy Italian Reader w/CD-ROM. of most of the fifty passages featured in the book. You can listen to and view text simultaneously on your computer or download the audio files to your iPod or other mp3 device for learning on-the-go. Format Book 240 pages.

Riccarda Saggese, a native of Italy, is an assistant professor of Italian at the University of Delaware. Country of Publication.

The additional CD-ROM contains a 90-minute recording of selected passages from the book, which can be downloaded to an iPod or other mp3 player, or heard via computer where the text can simultaneously be viewed on screen.

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Easy Italian Reader : A Three-Part Text for Beginning Students.

The fun and easy way to quickly enhance basic reading skills--now with CD-ROMs!

Easy Italian Reader is based on the premise that the best way to learn a language is to start reading it, immediately. Suitable for the raw beginner to intermediate-level language learner, this book features engaging readings of progressive difficulty that allow you to rapidly build your comprehension. The additional CD-ROM contains a 90-minute recording of selected passages from the book, which can be downloaded to an iPod or other mp3 player, or heard via computer where the text can simultaneously be viewed on screen.

Comments

porosh porosh
I waited for this new version of the book to come out. It does not actually come with the audio recordings as I was under the impression it would; they are supposed to be available through McGraw-Hills Language Lab app, however, the book is not listed as one of the available books when the app is downloaded. I'm not at all happy.
Alexandra Alexandra
I struggled with how exactly to rate this book. The book itself seems excellent; it's not for an absolute beginner, but when you're ready to read passages, this is a great book to get started with.

However, this edition has a flaw that (for me) severely limits how useful it is. A *previous* version of this book came with a CD-ROM; this version does not. Currently, you can download the McGraw-Hill Language Lab app. However, the app 1. doesn't have this book listed and 2. only has flashcards, which I have never personally liked using.

There is also a website that is listed inside the front cover. While you can listen to the audio on the website, you can't download the mp3s. Also, my android phone won't open the app, as it needs software android doesn't support.

So, I settled on 2 stars. I wanted mp3s so I could use this book on my morning train commute, which includes some areas where I don't get good WiFi signal. With mp3s available on a CD or via a website, the book & audio would be an excellent combo. However, it turns out not to be as useful as I had hoped.
Hasirri Hasirri
After emailing and calling the publisher I'm sorry to say that what other reviewers said about the audio not being available yet was true.
Although the cover of the book says the audio can be downloaded, it is not available. Finally, McGraw Hill enabled me to download the audio for the first edition. Other than that, the book is great. Getting the audio was quite a headache, though.
Armin Armin
Not for true beginners. I've been slowly (very slowly) learning Italian for about 2 years and I had trouble with quite a few words and a little bit of sentence structure. If you already have a foundation to go off of, you should be able to look up the words you don't know (the ones that aren't defined) and be fine. It comes with crosswords too which is fun.
Unh Unh
The best way to properly learn foreign language is actually listen to what one is reading! There is well-known rules in learning and memorizing: the more senses one can engage the better result will come. I cannot even imagine this book (or any other study guides) without a CD-ROM, even if I have a privilege of a constant presence of a native speaker.

The Easy Italian Reader consists of three parts (3-5 texts each), Answer Key, and Italian-English Vocabulary. The book takes reader on a voyage of mastering the language by gradually increasing its structure in volume and difficulty. For example:
Units 1-4:
Text
A. Questions (to reply)
B. Questions (to write answers)
Unit 5: same as above, plus extra text, extra questions, and crossword added.

Further units enriched with dialogues, True-False questions, historical references, short novels etc. The CD offers not only audio but actual text in Italian and its translation in English. Simple and helpful - I love it!
Boraston Boraston
This is a good beginner to early intermediate reader. You follow the same characters around and learn about them, which is nice because you don't have to keep re-learning the logistics about the characters you encounter. It starts you from the very early stages of reading and becomes progressively harder, which is great if you need to review a little bit before getting full-swing into more advanced territory.

There are reading comprehension exercises that encourage full sentences, and word puzzles throughout. Answers are in the back, another plus. There is also a word/vocabulary list at the end of each reading snippet, which usually leaves enough space for you to add your own.

Only con is that the CD is essentially worthless. I put it in my computer once, said "oh, that's all..." and haven't seen it since.
Alien Alien
I strongly recommend this book. The format is excellent: hard words are marked and translated at the end of the reading, so they are easliy accessable, unlike some texts where you have to flip back to the end of the book. There is a good, short dictionary in the back; this has most, but not all of the words you'd want to know. The topics of the readings are pertinent and interesting. The only reason I give this book four rather than five stars is that the dictionary could include a few more words.
This book is fantastic for a beginner. As you progress through the book it becomes more difficult but within reason as you grow in your Italian. the best thing is that the subjects are interesting and teaching. I only wish the CD had ALL the chapters; the ones I need the most help pronouncing were the ones not included.