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Learn Italian for Beginners with Short Stories

Learning Effortlessly in No Time like Crazy, Driving Your Car, Romantic Stories: Language Lessons Audiobook
Narrated by: Luca Pistocchi
Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
Categories: Languages, Italian
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Summary

Improve your Italian reading, pronunciation, and listening skills. Make learning new vocabulary easier with those horror and romance stories. Learn Italian while having fun! 

This book has four main goals:

Improve your understanding of the language by listening to a native Italian speaker.

Improve your pronunciation: In the book you will find exercises where you will have the possibility to compare the written words with the correct pronunciation of the Italian speaker. 

Learn new words every day effortlessly! Forget about repeating one word 10 times until you remember it. After the purchase you will have the possibility to download the PDF so will be easier to make all the exercises. 

Have fun! Yes why not having fun while learning? How awesome is that?

Inside you will find five stories. 

Before every story, we will analyse specific words and expressions, so as they will already sound familiar to you while listening to such tale. I will reveal some information in advance, to help you understand better everything that happens in the narrative. The sequence of the stories is intended to become more difficult as you proceed, starting from the easiest level; therefore, you should follow the pre-set order. 

After each tale, you will find two things:

  • A collection of terms with their respective translation.
  • A series of multiple-choice questions that will help you understand the text. 

The whole book is recorded by a native Italian speaker, at a natural speed for learners to understand what is being said. 

There is no need for a dictionary. Each story is broken down and introduces you to the words and phrases you might not understand. 

In all stories you will find a wide range of different words that you could easily use in your day-to-day conversations. 

Now scroll up and get your own copy of Learn Italian for Beginners with Short Stories

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

©2019 Paul Crane (P)2019 Paul Crane

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Without a doubt a 5-Star program

I am just as happy with my purchase of this bundle program as I was with my purchase of the first 5 lessons in this series. And I am not just referring to quantity or content of Italian I'm learning but also the quality that I am learning. The Italian that I'm learning from this program is without a doubt useful conversational Italian. When I bought the first 5 lessons in this series, my only complaint was that I had to buy all of the author's Italian products individually which gets expensive after a while. But it looks like the author decided to take my advice and started to create "bundles" of his programs. Which now makes me a very happy customer since the programs are now a lot more affordable for me to buy them.

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An effective tool to learn a Language

This is a well done Audio book that will help you to gain a basic command of the language.It will not be boring and if you give it
time you will begin to learn more words then you thought possible.

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Awesome program

Love this program. It's engaging and fun. Keeping a learner engaged is so important. Many programs do not. This one is interesting from the start. My Italian is not great, but due to Spanish and French, I can understand it okay. But, I'd really like to learn to speak it well. And, this program definitely helps with that. It doesn't beat you over the head with grammar. Though grammar is greatly important, it teaches in a way that is engaging and also teaches you to communicate fairly well and quickly.

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Social Italian for beginners

I got this audible for free with another Italian audio program that is centered around short stories. I got them both free in exchange for an honest review. I can sincerely say that I enjoyed Learning Italian Like Crazy and would have even paid for it if I had known it was going to deliver so much value. One thing that I like about this audible is that it teaches social Italian. This is probably one of very few audiobooks that teach social Italian instead of the Italian you would learn as a tourist. If or when an intermediate level of Learning Italian Like Crazy is released they can count on me to be one of the first customers.

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Skeptial about the medium


I’m always skeptical of how these books would translate into the audible format. With regular books, you can always turn the page back. It seems like it would be a hassle but the book does it really well. It goes slowly enough that can learn at a good pace.

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Very good book

I started off knowing just a few words in Italian, and this audio book gave me a lot of confidence in conversing with native speakers. There are still lots of nuances that I need to develop, but it gave me a good foundation.

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Native Speakers helping me sound like a native

The author uses the same approach here that he uses in his other language programs. It think it was a good idea for him to use native speakers in the program instead of him being the instructor. Having the native Italian speakers not only makes this audible more authentic but hearing the speakers over and over again and constantly repeating after them has helped me with my accent in Italian.

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To my surprise the narrator

To my surprise the narrator or the actual instructor in the audio course is a native Italian speaker along with all the voice actors and voice actresses. Why does ths matter? Listening to native Italian speakers makes the program more effective and enjoyable. And it also helps me develop a real authentic sounding Italian accent. For anyone who is hesitant about getting this program to learn Italian, I highly recommend it!

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There should be a WARNING message on this

This is the third or fourth learn-a-foreign language product that I bought from this same author in the last few weeks. I obviously find them to be very effective otherwise I would not keep buying them. But they should have a warning message stating that the use of these language learning products cannot only be effective but also addictive. LOL.

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Excellent way to learn Italian

Italian is an absolutely beautiful language, and relatively easy to learn if you're already familiar with another Latin language. This bundle of Italian lessons are well-structured and a great way to learn the basic verb structure and vocabulary of beginner Italian. Definitely recommended.

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A wonderful resource for your Italian learning

This book is a short course for learning Italian. Basically, this is a basic guide and I liked the way the author teaches me. Really I have learned the basic and I'm really happy with that.

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  • 06-10-19

Wonderful learning tool!

I love this resource. The vocabulary and grammar are utilized in context for better comprehension and acquisition. The exercises are very helpful since I am able to check my answers for immediate feedback.

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  • 06-10-19

Perfect Book

I absolutely love this Book! I'm using a few apps to learn Italian and this Book is just the perfect extra book for beginners. Would highly recommend it!

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  • Beasley
  • 06-10-19

Highly recommended

This book is amazing. I recommend it fully for everyone, through listening to the guide I've managed to improve my Italian a great deal.

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  • Geissler
  • 06-10-19

Great contain guide forever.

This book consists of Italian books that are designed to help you practice grammar, comprehension, listening, useful and common words, speaking and much, much more. Bundled together with the unique lessons and guides, you will also find that this book contains many useful general language learning tips and tricks, created and explained to make your life easier while mastering one of the most popular romance languages.

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  • Reginald
  • 06-10-19

The creator utilized a simple strategy .

I figured learning Italian dialect would be so difficult however this book demonstrates that it tends to be learned in only seven days. This book has finish subtleties how you can take in the nuts and bolts of Italian. The creator utilized a simple and straightforward strategy for you to comprehend the exercises rapidly. What's more, to accomplish familiarity you should create dialect aptitudes, for example, tuning in, perusing, talking and composing. Such an incredible manual for amateurs.

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  • Kovach
  • 06-10-19

My hack for improving my Italian pronunciation

My hack for improving my Italian pronunciation and accent with these lessons is to not use the transcript. Of course, it's going to be more challenging trying to use this program with just the audio and no transcript. But if you take my advice and do not use the transcript, I can assure you that after a few weeks you'll not only learn how to think in Italian, Italian speakers will also begin to give your Italian pronunciation and accent a thumbs-up. Now with that said, from time to time, you'll want to look at the transcript just to see how a certain word is spelled in Italian.

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  • Crippen
  • 06-10-19

How I improved my Italian accent and pronunciatio

Besides allowing me to really improve my Italian accent and pronunciation with these lessons what stands out about these lessons is that the teaching and learning method really cements what you learn in your head. They're not using some mechanical method to force you to memorize a bunch of Italian words and phrases that you'll soon forget. I am actually learning how to think in Italian.

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  • Adrianne
  • 06-10-19

Great price and it actually works

I'm a huge fan of learning foreign languages. I'm also a foreign language instructor and I must say that this one of my favorites. What a great price and it actually works.q

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  • 06-10-19

Learn Italian for Beginners with Short Stories

I bought the first batch of lessons from this audio program about a year ago. And I must say that this company makes the best audio language-learning programs. Not only are their prices incredibly affordable, but their system is also highly effective. I am truly looking forward to the release of an intermediate level Italian program in this group of lessons