Easy Italian Reader / Edition 2

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071603348
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/10/2008
  • Series: Easy Reader Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 139,188
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Riccarda Saggese, a native of Italy, is an assistant professor of Italian at the University of Delaware. In addition to various Italian degrees, she earned a Ph.D. in Italian literature from Johns Hopkins University.

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Table of Contents

PARTE PRIMA: Antonio e Christine
1 Due amici
2 Gli studi
3 La famiglia di Antonio
4 La famiglia di Chtistine
5 Due appartamenti
Ripasso 1
6 La scuola di Antonio
7 Descriviamo
8 «Tu sei ...»
9 In classe
10 Ricordi
Ripasso 2
11 Il Circolo Italiano
12 L'esame di maturità
13 L'università
14 Gli Azzurri
15 All'ufficio postale
Ripasso 3
16 Le vacanze di Natale
17 Filastrocca di Capodanno
18 Un film
19 Una giornata a Napoli
20 In giro per Roma
Ripasso 4
PARTE SECONDA: Fatti e figure della nostra storia
1 La nascita di Roma
2 Giulio Cesare (100-44 a.C.)
3 La pace romana
Ripasso 1
4 La città medievale
5 La cucina medievale
6 San Francesco (1182-1226)
7 Marco Polo (1254-1324)
Ripasso 2
8 Lorenzo il Magnifico (1449-1492)
9 Cristoforo Colombo (1451-1506)
10 Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)
11 Masaniello (1620-1647)
12 Carlo III di Borbone (1716-1788)
Ripasso 3
13 L'unità d'Italia
14 Realtà diverse
15 Modernizzazione ed emigrazione
Ripasso 4
16 Il Fascismo
17 La repubblica
18 I governi di centro (1947-1962)
Ripasso 5
19 Il centro-sinistra (1962-1976)
20 Il terrorismo
21 Il pentapartito (1979-1992)
22 Il nuovo secolo
Ripasso 6
PARTE TERZA: Scrittori contemporanei
Volevo i pantaloni di Lara Cardella
Le luci di Roma di Alberto Moravia
Vita di Melania Mazzucco
Answer Key

PARTE PRIMA: Antonio e Christine
PARTE TERZA: Vita di Melania Mazzucco

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