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2nd Edition

Colloquial Russian 2
The Next Step in Language Learning

ISBN 9781138098015
Published September 4, 2018 by Routledge
420 Pages 77 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Colloquial Russian 2 is the ideal way to refresh your knowledge of the language and to extend your skills.

Structured to give you the opportunity to listen to and read lots of modern, everyday Russian, Colloquial Russian 2 has been developed to work systematically on reinforcing and extending your grasp of Russian grammar, vocabulary, intercultural communication skills, and understanding of contemporary Russian society.

New to this edition:

  • revision material to help consolidate and build up learners’ basics;
  • a wide range of authentic and up-to-date reading materials, including blogs, forums, surveys, opinion pieces, and commentaries;
  • exercises based on role plays, group activities, and debating techniques, aimed at developing oral communication and expanding vocabulary range of learners; and
  • new audio material including authentic and up-to-date audio excerpts.

Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.

Table of Contents

Россия и русский язык Russia and the Russian Language   Поехали с нами! Путешествие на поезде Transport  Туризм – лучший отдых, но отдых лучше туризма. Путешествие на теплоходе Tourism   Миграция. «Добро пожаловать!» или «Посторонним вход воспрещён»?  Migration  О спорт, ты – мир! Sport   Национальный характер и традиции. «Умом Россию не понять»  National Character and Traditions  Средства массовой информации (СМИ) The Mass Media  Культурная жизнь России Cultural Life in Russia  Демография Demography  Образование Education  Российское oбщество. Средний класс Russian society: Middle Class  Экономика Economics  Религиозное разнообразие Religious Diversity  Россия на международной арене Russia in the International Arena

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Dr Olga Sobolev  is Language Coordinator at the London School of Economics and Political Science.