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Italo Calvino

Italo Calvino

M. A. Cernigliaro
Easy-to-read literature. Intermediate level. (B1- B2)


Italo Calvino (B1-B2) presents selected adapted stories from Il giardino incantato, Il visconte dimezzato, Il barone rampante, Il cavaliere inesistente, Il castello dei destini incrociati, Le città invisibili, Se una notte d’inverno un viaggiatore, Gli amori difficili, Marcovaldo, Palomar.

Moreover, the book contains a brief biography of the author, footnotes, original illustrations and a section dedicated to didactic activities with accompanying answers.

Primiracconti classici is Edilingua’s series dedicated to literature easy readers for adults and teenagers.

In the same series there are also available Alberto Moravia (level A2-B1) and Dino Buzzati (level B2-C1).

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Each story is followed by:

  • Brief notes, well-balanced to the text, explaining the most difficult words, expressions and colloquialisms that are commonly used in Italy;
  • Original and beautiful designs to both facilitate comprehension and make reading more enjoyable;
  • Pre-reading questions to help students/readers become more involved and reflect on the text;
  • Activities aiming to develop various skills, mostly those related to reading comprehension and consolidation of vocabulary;
  • Keys offering students the possibility to self-evaluate their written and oral comprehension;
  • An Audio-CD including professional multi-voice reading of the text to help students grasp the accent, the pronunciation and the intonation while practicing on listening exercises.
In the same series
Furto a scuola (A1, A1+ level): the theft of a precious object will motivate a group of high-school students to demonstrate honesty and solidarity

Gli strani ospiti (A2, A2+): a group of friends discover something in a mountain village that will put them all in grave danger...

Un'avventura indimenticabile (B1): during a school trip to Palermo, some students from Firenze will explore unknown and frightening places of the city.

Traffico in centro (A1-A2 level)*: two completely different people meet at a car crash downtown Milan and so a new friendship begins.

Mistero in Via dei Tulipani (A1-A2 level)*: follow the development of a homicide investigation and the birth of a teenage love.

Dieci Racconti (A1-A2 level): ten short stories reveal interesting aspects of everyday life.

Lo straniero (A2-B1 level)*: an extra-terrestrial arrives in Italy and faces a range of amusing cultural and social misunderstandings.

Alberto Moravia (A2-B1 level)*: adapted passages from selected works of the writer.

Un giorno diverso (A2-B1 level)*: a man suddenly decides to completely change his life.

Il manoscritto di Giotto (A2-B1 level)*: the theft of a priceless work of art puts the two young protagonists’ friendship to the test.

Undici Racconti (B1-B2 level): eleven short stories that mix fantasy and reality.

Italo Calvino (B1-B2 level)*: adapted passages from selected works of the writer.

L'eredità (B1-B2 level): Laurence abandons everything and everyone to follow her dream: create a B&B all on her own.

Ritorno alle origini (B1-B2 )level)*: a man’s trip to reveal a mystery will turn up to be a dive into his past.

Dino Buzzati (B2-C1 level)*: adapted passages from selected works of the writer.

Il sosia (C1-C2 level)*: a rich businessman, Onofrio Maneggioni, is kidnapped in front of his villa.

* two versions available: with Audio-CD and without Audio-CD.

  • Italo Calvino

    pp. 80 - formato 15 x 21
    Price: 6.50€   5.53€
  • Italo Calvino + CD Audio

    pp. 80 - formato 15 x 21
    Price: 8.90€   7.57€
  • Italo Calvino (B1-B2)

    Price: 6.90€   5.90€