English Texts for Italian learners
- Easy: At a coffee shop | Can you help me? | Assorted Questions | How to See America
- Intermediate / Advanced There may be different methods to do each text, and you can also decide on what is best for your level of English. You can listen to the story once, then listen again, pause the listening to write the answers, and try the Comprehension questions. Or you can read text first, then hide it and try giving the answers.
King Canute on the Seashore | Pocahontas saves John Smith | George Washington and his Hatchet | Androclus and the Lion | The Sword of Damocles
- This section includes cloze activities, that is you have to choose the right word from a list, an exercise involving grammar, lexicon and other aspects of language learning. Many texts are also accompanied by audio files for listening practice.
- Easy: Bruce and the Spider | Bob's activities | The Endless Tale | What does Jack do at school? | Who's New? | Halloween | Karaoke systems
- Intermediate: Academy Award | Beyoncé Giselle Knowles | J. R. Timberlake | King Alfred and the Beggar | Losing Identity | Nicole Mary Kidman | R. T. Pattinson | Sir Philip Sidney | Stuck in the Desert | The English Language | The Hours That Count in My Life | The Kingdoms | UNESCO | William Tell
- Advanced: Avatar | Emily Dickinson's enigma | Grace Darling | Gulliver's Travels | Rudyard Kipling | Shakespeare authorship question
READINGS with exercises
- Well-known stories have the advantage of making you work on the language within a context you might already be familiar with. [Lavorare su testi conosciuti vi permetterà di acquisire lessico e strutture in un contesto già familiare.]
A Christmas Carol |
Oscar Wilde: The Importance of Being Earnest | The Picture of Dorian Gray
George Orwell: Animal Farm (part 1) | Animal Farm (part 2)
William Shakespeare: King Lear | Macbeth | The Tempest
Lady Chatterley's Lover - D.H. Lawrence | Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe | The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath | The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie - Muriel Spark | Uncle Tom's Cabin - Harriet B. Stowe
- Fables: Beauty and the Beast [exercise on Verbs] | Cinderella - Walt Disney | Little Red Riding Hood | Rapunzel - Brothers Grimm | The Brother and the Sister | The Crow and the Raven | The Dog and the Cook | The Donkey and the Grasshopper | The Father and His Sons | The Mouse and the Lion | The Man, the Horse, the Ox and the Dog | The Mouse and the Frog | The Kingdom of the Lion | The Musical Fisherman | The Thirsty Pigeon | The Tortoise and the Hare