Synopses & Reviews
Your all-audio survival program for conversational proficiency in practical skills, from greetings to travel around, booking a hotel room to shopping and eating out Speak Russian with Confidence contains ten topics (with two conversations each) with specific objectives. Each topic introduces 15 key words (plus some cognates), three structures/useful phrases, and one main grammar point. You are encouraged from the start to speak out loud; your confidence will be built through a variety of listening exercises. The 20 conversations and following explanations and instructions are simple and bite-sized, making this a very accessible program for on-the-go learning.
In addition, the third CD provides practical guidance on holding two-way conversations, covering such difficulties as speaking with people who talk very fast or use words and phrases that you do not know.
About the Author
Rachel Farmer, a trainer in cross-cultural skills, studied Russian at the University of Birmingham and taught for many years at schools and universities.
Table of Contents
CDs 1 and 2 / 1. Preliminaries / Introducing yourself / Making friends / 2. Eating out / In the café / In the restaurant / 3. Directions / Asking for directions / Going on a tour / 4. Travelling / Taking a bus / Taking a train / 5. Making a booking / Booking a room / Booking a restaurant / 6. Shopping / Buying specialities to take home / Buying souvenirs to take home / 7. Culture / Going to the theatre / Going to the art gallery / 8. Leisure / Going on an excursion. / Going skiing / 9. Oh dear! / Being ill / Sorting out problems / 10. Friends / Being a guest / Keeping in touch with friends / CD 3: Strategies and practice in understanding