A Living Russian Grammar with Key (Audio) CD
Publisher: CREF-R | 2003 | ISBN: 0954433300 | English/Russian | PDF+MP3 | 184 pages | 123.15 Mb
The "Living Russian Grammar" is intended for university students and for students in schools and colleges, as well as for adults at beginner and near-beginner level. It can also usefully be used by intermediate learners who wish to review and consolidate their language skills, either with a teacher, or in self study mode. Development: The "Living Russian Grammar" was conceived by a group of Russian teachers at the Centre for French and Russian Studies (CREF), in Moscow.
It responds to the needs of learners who wish to acquire the basics of communication in Russian with a correct lexical and grammatical basis. The book was tested in different versions, and improved in response to feedback from clients at CREF -students, business people, diplomats, ex-pats etc. Principles: This grammar does not purport to be a full description of the Russian language. It is a teaching and learning tool based on a selection of the most essential grammatical structures, and introducing an active and useful vocabulary. We have tried to show how linguistic elements are organized and used in real contexts. In order to keep up with contemporary linguistic research, we have tried to avoid the use of an over specialized technical vocabulary, which might confuse learners. Similarly, we have only used examples that might be considered useful at this level of study. Lastly, we have always attempted to make the learning of Russian grammar less abstract, more interesting, and more motivating. Layout: The book comprises 56 units, which allow separate research of each grammatical topic, as well as a set of grammatical tables at the end. In the units, grammatical points are explained on the left-hand pages, with live examples, and exercises to practice the language are given on the right-hand page. Certain more complex grammatical topics are split over several units. We hope that this volume will help you find pleasure and ease in acquiring the basics of everyday Russian, a language too often considered to be a difficult one to learn.
The cd giving you 4 hours 15 minutes of Russian language drills, based on the "Living Russian Grammar" book.
There are hundreds of exercises, mostly of a standard pattern with a prompt, a space for the students answer, and then a correct answer. There voices are excellent, one male and one female, and the cd follows the structure of the "Living Russian Grammar" book.
This is ideal additional material for learners who would like to perfect their Russian with maximum practice and repetition.
Target language: Russian
Source languages: Russian/English