Italian readers

Italian is a Romance language of the Indo-European language family and the main language of Italy. Worldwide there are approximately 85 million speakers of Italian. In Australia, Italian was for many years the most frequently spoken language other than English (LOTE). In the 2016 Census, 271,597 people indicated that they speak Italian at home, which makes it the 5th most frequently spoken LOTE.

We are very pleased to make these readers available not only in monolingual and bilingual versions but also as audiobooks, read by Riccardo Amorati.

For best results, please download the audiobooks from the links below and open with Acrobat Reader (pdf) or PowerPoint (ppt).

Level 1

TitleLanguage Black and white edition Colour editionAudiobook
After school (Dopo la scuola) Italian b and w (620kb pdf) colour (1Mb pdf) audiobook (5.7Mb pdf)
audiobook (1.3Mb ppt)
  Italian and English  colour (1Mb pdf)  
Come and see (Vieni a vedere) Italian b and w (610kb pdf) colour (1.2Mb pdf) audiobook (3.5Mb pdf)
  Italian and English  colour (1.2Mb pdf)  
Dog (Il cane) Italian b and w (460kb pdf) colour (920kb pdf) audiobook (4.3Mb pdf)
  Italian and English  colour  (920kb pdf)  
Fruit and vegetables (Frutta e verdure) Italian b and w (580kb pdf) colour (850kb pdf) audiobook (3.2Mb pdf)
  Italian and English  colour (850kb pdf)  
I can (Lo so fare) Italian b and w (490kb pdf) colour (690kb pdf) audiobook (3.1Mb pdf)
  Italian and English  colour (700kb pdf)  
I like animals (Mi piaggiono gli animali) Italian b and w (510kb pdf) colour (950kb pdf) audiobook (3.5Mb pdf)
  Italian and English  colour (950kb pdf)  
Jobs (I lavori) Italian b and w (690kb pdf) colour (980b pdf) audiobook (3.6Mb pdf)
  Italian and English  colour (980kb pdf)  
Look at me (Guardami) Italian b and w (620kb pdf) colour (960kb pdf) audiobook (5.1Mb pdf)
  Italian and English  colour (960kb pdf)  
On the move (In movimento) Italian b and w (690kb pdf) colour (1Mb pdf) audiobook (4.8Mb pdf)
  Italian and English  colour (1Mb pdf)  
Tails (Code) Italian b and w (500kb pdf) colour (780kb pdf) audiobook (4.2Mb pdf)
  Italian and English  colour (790kb pdf)  
This is a house (Questa è una casa) Italian b and w (650kb pdf) colour (1.4Mb pdf) audiobook (4Mb pdf)
  Italian and English  colour (1.4Mb pdf)  
Very big! (Molto grande!) Italian b and w (490kb pdf) colour (620kb pdf) audiobook (3.9Mb pdf)
  Italian and English  colour (620kb pdf)  
What is hiding? (Cosa si nasconde?) Italian b and w (930kb pdf) colour (1.3Mb pdf) audiobook (4.2Mb pdf)
  Italian and English  colour (1.3Mb pdf)  
What is Starfish doing? (Cosa fa la stella marina?) Italian  colour (110kb pdf) audiobook (5.1Mb pdf)
  Italian and English  colour (120kb pdf)  
Where do we go? (Dove andiamo?) Italian b and w (780kb pdf) colour (1.1Mb pdf) audiobook (3.5Mb pdf)
  Italian and English  colour (1.1Mb pdf)  

Level 2

TitleLanguage Black and white edition Colour editionAudiobooks
At the market (Al mercato) Italian b and w (580kb pdf) colour (740kb pdf) audiobook (5.8Mb pdf)
  Italian and English  colour (740kb pdf)  
Crossing the road (Attraversare la strada) Italian b and w (840kb pdf) colour (1.1Mb pdf) audiobook (5.5Mb pdf)
  Italian and English  colour (1.1Mb pdf)  
Gecko is hungry (Il geco a fame) Italian b and w (520kb pdf) colour (810kb pdf) audiobook (5.8Mb pdf)
  Italian and English  colour (810kb pdf)  
Homes (È casa) Italian b and w (650kb pdf) colour (1.1Mb pdf) audiobook (5.8Mb pdf)
  Italian and English  colour (1.2Mb pdf)  
Like this (Cosí) Italian b and w (530kb pdf) colour (730kb pdf) audiobook (3.9Mb pdf)
  Italian and English  colour (730kb pdf)  
The box (La scatola) Italian b and w (550kb pdf) colour (910kb pdf) audiobook (5Mb pdf)
  Italian and English  colour (910kb pdf)  
The rock pool (La pozza di marea) Italian b and w (680kb pdf) colour (1.2Mb pdf) audiobook (5.5Mb pdf)
  Italian and English  colour (1.2Mb pdf)  
Up and down (Su e giù) Italian b and w (610kb pdf) colour (1Mb pdf) audiobook (4.8Mb pdf)
  Italian and English  colour (1Mb pdf)  
Where are they? (Dove sono?) Italian b and w (580kb pdf) colour (830kb pdf) audiobook (4.5Mb pdf)
  Italian and English  colour (830kb pdf)