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4th Edition

Colloquial Russian
The Complete Course For Beginners

ISBN 9781138208520
Published September 25, 2017 by Routledge
412 Pages

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Book Description

Colloquial Russian provides a step-by-step course in Russian as it is written and spoken today.

Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Russian in a broad range of situations.

Features include:

  • progressive coverage of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
  • structured, jargon-free explanations of grammar
  • an extensive range of focused and stimulating exercises
  • realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of scenarios
  • useful vocabulary lists throughout the text
  • additional resources available at the back of the book, including a full answer key, a grammar summary and bilingual glossaries

Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Russian will be an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Russian.

Colloquials are now supported by FREE AUDIO available online. All audio tracks referenced within the text are free to stream or download from Recorded by native speakers, the audio compliments the book and will help enhance learners’ listening and speaking skills.

Table of Contents

1. Whatʼs your name?  2. We are studying Russian  3. At the hotel  4. A typical day  5. Family  6. Visiting friends  7. Sport  8. Favourite holidays  9. Festivals  10. The Arbat  11. How to rent a flat in Moscow  12. Russian mass media  13. Shopping  14. Travelling  15. The theatre  16. Health care  17. St Petersburg  18. Equality  19. Education  20. Siberia

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Susan Kay and Svetlana le Fleming have both taught Russian at the University of Northumbria, UK.