There is no better way for you to listen and re-listen to conversations in original language. In fact, it is the only true mode of learning good pronunciation and to acclimate your ear and brain to the quick processing of all the words in a language that is not native. So doing, in a short time, you will be highly prepared for many certifications, most of all for those regarding listening, maybe the most complicated part for us Italians.
It is definitely for students and people like you that they create various sites with a lot of content of this type, in other words audio books in the English language. One of these, youtube, offers a vast selection.
Here are several interesting examples for you to consider:
1. The Hobbit in audio book format
A timeless book, for those who love fantasy novels, it is definitely a must have in the library. Even if you have already appreciated the Italian version, connect to this link and listen to The Hobbit in English, you will not regret it!
2. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
A novel written in 1988, but still much admired, procured and read by those who love the stile of Coelho. Listen to The Alchemist in English and appreciate the nuances of this language.
3. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
The chocolate factory…. adorable! Who couldn’t like a story this sweet? Listen to it as well in English to better your listening! Click on this link to start.
The book that gave rise to the extremely famous film. It had great success not only in the United States, but also in Italy, France, England and many other countries. If you want to follow the story of Vito Corleone in the Anglo-Saxon language, click on this link for the first part and on this link for the second, and relive the emotions of a timeless story.
A woman of a thousand aspects that decided to write an autobiography subdivided into many parts. The best is truly this book, coming out directly in 1969; The Italian title is ‘The Song of Silence’. If you want to listen to the words of Maya Angelou in original language, click on this link for the first part and on this link for the second, and dream.
6. 1984 by George Orwell in audiobook format
The first true big brother, written many years ago where one can imagine a surreal 1984, but not far off from our current times. Listen to the masterpiece by Orwell by clicking on this link.
7. Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
Leonardo and his genius… Conspiracies, plots and secrets in Paris right under everyone’s noses… signs that nobody however is able to decipher. Listen to it by clicking on this link and relive a disturbing and mysterious adventure!
8. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
In the clutches of the Tyrannosaurus, passing between the enormous legs of a dinosaur…. the marvelous world of Jurassic Park in an audio book is here to better your pronunciation and English comprehension. Click on this link and listen to the screams of the prehistoric.