Author(s): Daphne West
The aim of this course is to equip the complete beginner with the skills needed to communicate in practical, everyday situations and to give some background information about Russia and Russian society.
The 20 thematic units are designed to teach specific uses of the language related to situations you may encounter on a business trip or holiday to Russia. For example, you will learn how to give and ask for information about people and places, how to make requests, complaints, apologies, arrangements, how to express opinions and explain what has happened and what will happen. You will meet such topics as shopping, health, accommodation and entertainment and learn how to use your knowledge in related situations - in a shop, with the doctor, in a hotel, at the theatre. The book starts with sections on the alphabet and pronunciation; the course does not use transliteration but gives lots of help with mastering the Cyrillic alphabet, so you will soon be able to read and write easily and with confidence. There are Russian-English and English-Russian vocabularies at the end of the book, as well as a short index to the main grammar points covered. The text has been updated and reset in a new, impoved design. The accompanying double CD provides approximately 150 minutes of listening material.
Book & Double CD Pack / New Edition