• Curiosità,  Inglese

    The Canterbury Tales

    Ciao a tut….. Hello everyone, and welcome back to Parole Incontrate! Today I want to talk about the Canterbury Tales, a group of poems written by Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century. Thanks and good listening!

  • Inglese,  Letture,  Storie

    How wisdom got out

    Ciao a tutti! Oggi leggerò in inglese “How wisdom got out”, una storia tradizionale africana, in particolare del Ghana. Qui sotto potete trovare sia il testo in inglese sia la traduzione in italiano. Grazie e buon ascolto! Long ago, one old man had all the wisdom in the world. His name was Father Anansi. People always came to him with questions like: “Father Anansi, what should I do to make my son behave better?” or “Father Anansi, what should I do to make my aunty well again?” or “Father Anansi, what should I do to make my vegetables grow?”. And he answered 100 other such questions every day. People paid…

  • Inglese,  Letture,  Storie

    Mr Happy

    Oggi leggerò il terzo volume della serie “Mr Men” di Roger Hargraves: Mr Happy!! Grazie e buon ascolto! On the other side of the world, where the sun shines hotter than here, and where the trees are a hundred feet tall, there is a country called Happyland. As you might very well expect everybody who lives in Happyland is as happy as the day is long. Wherever you go you see smiling faces all round. It’s such a happy place that even the flowers seem to smile in Happyland. And, as well as all the animals in Happyland are happy as well. If you’re never seen a mouse smile, or…

  • Inglese,  Letture

    Mr Tickle

    Oggi leggerò una storia in inglese, Mr Tickle di Roger Hargreaves, Egmont editore. Sotto potrai trovare il testo e la traduzione in italiano. Grazie e buon ascolto! It was a warm, sunny morning. In his small house at the other side of the wood Mr Tickle was asleep. You didn’t know that there was such a thing as a Tickle, did you?  Well, there is! Tickles are small and round and they have arms that stretch and stretch and stretch. Extraordinary long arms! Mr Tickle was fast asleep. He was having a dream. It must have been a very funny dream because it made him laugh out loud, and that…

  • Inglese,  Letture

    The Value of Time

    Questa settimana leggerò una fiaba in inglese! Qui sotto potrai trovare la storia e la traduzione italiana. Grazie e buon ascolto! Once upon a time, a king and a lazy man named Haria were very close friends. One morning the king said, “Why don’t you work to earn some money?” Haria said: “Nobody gives me a job. My enemies have told everyone that I never work.” The kind king said, “You can enter my treasury and collect as much wealth as you can, until sunset.” Haria ran home to tell her wife. She said, “Go get the gold coins and the gems now.” Haria said “I can’t go now. Give…

  • Inglese,  Letture


    Oggi ti leggo questo bellissimo libro di Ludvig Benelmans. Nel 1952 è stato realizzato un film animato, candidato agli Oscar come miglior cortometraggio animato. Potete guardarlo qui. In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived twelve little girls in two straight lines. In two straight lines they broke their bread and brushed their teeth and went to bed. They smiled at the good and frowned at the bad and sometimes they were very sad. They left the house at half past nine in two straight lines in rain or shine. The smallest one was Madeline. She was not afraid of mice, she loved winter, snow and…

  • Inglese,  Letture,  Storie

    Peter and the wolf

    This week I will read to you an original story by Sergei Prokofiev in English. Happy listening! Early one morning, Peter opened the gate and walked out into the big green meadow.On a branch of a big tree sat a little bird, Peter’s friend. “All is quiet” chirped the bird happily.Just then a duck came waddling round. She was glad that Peter had not closed the gate and decided to take a nice swim in the deep pond in the meadow.Seeing the duck, the little bird flew down upon on the grass, settled next to her and shrugged his shoulders.“What kind of bird are you if you can’t fly?” said…