Synopses & Reviews
Conquer the first stage of the Russian language with a communicative approach that goes beyond memorizing vocabulary! Troika will take students through all aspects of beginning Russian study, including the language, life, and culture of todays Russian people. Develop students speaking, listening, writing, and reading skills with: 18 lessons that address a wide variety of topics ranging from Nationalities and Languages, to Daily Schedules. A step-by-step approach to learning, with every lesson divided into sub-topics featuring their own exercises to allow for testing of the material in segments. A variety of diverse student activities such as oral discussions, pre- and post-reading activities and writing exercises to foster group work as well as independent study. A full end-of-chapter grammar discussion, with exercises to foster the development of accurate communication skills. Authentic readings that are interwoven with the chapter topics, rather than in separate sections, to capture students attention. Cultural sections on famous people, as well as facts in geography, history and tradition, to enhance student appreciation of Russian life as well as language. This text is accompanied by ancillary materials that enrich Russian study for both student and instructor! For the Student: Student Textbook (30945-1) Workbook/Lab Manual/Pronunciation (30944-3) Audio Cassettes (13805-3)ask your bookstore to order! For the Instructor: Annotated Instructors Edition (12926-7) Test Bank (13803-7) Audio Cassettes (13805-3) Tapescript (13877-0).
This communicative, "natural approach" to introductory Russian emphasizes reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Everyday topics are presented to allow readers to begin communicating immediately. Grammar is presented as a necessary tool for communication and is introduced throughout. The book aims at comparing and contrasting cultures, rather than presenting the target culture only.
Table of Contents
Lesson 1. What is your name?
Lesson 2. Do you speak Russian?
Lesson 3. What do you have?
Lesson 4. Where is the post-office?
Lesson 5. Where do you live?
Lesson 6. Do you work or study?
Lesson 7. What do you do every day?
Lesson 8. Do you like classical music?
Lesson 9. What do you like to do in your free time?
Lesson 10. Where do you study?
Lesson 11. Where can I buy caviar?
Lesson 12. What shall we do on Saturday?
Lesson 13. What should I buy her?
Lesson 14. What's the weather like tomorrow?
Lesson 15. Where are you going in the summer?
Lesson 16. Where are we going to eat?
Lesson 17. What are your plans for the future?
Lesson 18. How are you feeling?