• 5 Minute Italian Short Stories for Beginners

  • A Fun and Easy Way to Learn Italian Fast with Just 5 Minutes a Day!
  • By: Speak Italian
  • Narrated by: Manuela Farina
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

It’s the biggest conundrum of language learning:

How can you become an amazing Italian speaker when you’re short on time? It’s easy: 5 Minute Italian Short Stories for Beginners, that is. Let’s face it: We all have limited free time. So, how can you study Italian when you have only small shards of time available? Look no further: If you’re short on time, 5 Minute Italian Short Stories for Beginners will help you make the most of it.

The benefits of 5 Minute Italian Short Stories for Beginners:

Since short stories are, by nature, short, you can use them to squeeze a lot of Italian learning into a relatively small span of time.

Listening short stories is a great way to get quick, informal doses of Italian language practice.

Easy short stories in Italian offer exposure to simple, natural sentence structure. This makes them great for beginners just getting accustomed to the language and even intermediate speakers who want to maintain their language competency.

Best of all, short stories make great learning tools because they’re more entertaining than a textbook. Unless you’re a grammar nerd like me, listening to verb tables and agreement rules is no way to spend your 20 minutes of free time. Simply open up a short story and learn away!

How to learn italian with easy short stories:

Since these stories are often pretty straightforward, you’ll need a simple plan for learning effectively with them. To get the most out of your short story, I suggest this three-step approach:

  • Listen to the story for the gist, not the details. Focus on trying to understand the main ideas of the story: the characters, the major plot developments and the setting.
  • Listen to it again, but this time, do a careful listen. Keep track of unknown words, phrases, or grammatical constructions that are unfamiliar to you. Once you finish this listen, translate all the unfamiliar words and phrases and write them down in a notebook or on flashcards to help you remember them later.
  • Use the translations to listen to the story one final time. This allows you to understand the story fully and have quick access to the translations and explanations.

5 Minute Italian Short Stories for Beginners

This audiobook includes 25 short stories which cover everyday topics.

The best part is that the stories are broken into sections, and each section is followed by a word list of key translations. Again, this is perfect for those who want easy access to new vocabulary for smoother listening, and it helps listeners focus their learning.

Better yet, each story has a subsequent summary and multiple-choice questions. These questions are great to test comprehension and reinforce your Italian learning.

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