Synopses & Reviews
Teach Yourself takes the pain out of picking up a new language
Get Started in Russian requires no prior experience in the language and gives you the opportunity to study at a reasonable, steady pace. This course makes the process nearly painless--it is written in a friendly and supportive tone, and the structure offers you plenty of opportunities for self-practice. You are in control of your learning experience, so you never feel overwhelmed or rushed.
This practical course introduces the new language without inundating you and includes dialogues and exercises, a helpful pronunciation section, manageable lists of practical vocabulary, a glossary of grammar terms, and more.
The accompanying audio CD features recordings by native speakers and contains dialogues from the book as well as exercises in listening and speaking.
About the Author
Rachel Farmer (Nottingham, England) is a lecturer in Russian at University of Nottingham.
Table of Contents
Introduction/Pronunciation guide/Unit 1: The Russian alphabet/Unit 2: The remainder of the Russian alphabet/Unit 3: Good day!/Unit 4: Wheres the bank?/Unit 5: Go straight ahead/Unit 6: What do you want?/Unit 7: At the hotel/Unit 8: What time is it?/Unit 9: Do you like sport?/Unit 10: Do come in!/Unit 11: Write it down, please!/Unit 12: At the airport/Unit 13: How do I get to Maskovsky station?/Unit 14: Where can I buy a samovar?/Unit 15: Whats the matter?/Unit 16: Enjoy your meal!/Unit 17: At the post office/Unit 18: Whats the weather like today?/Unit 19: Ive got a headache/Unit 20: Whats he like?/Answers/Numbers/Summary of language patterns/English-Russian vocabulary/Russian-English vocabulary/Taking it further