Intermediate Russian provides a reference grammar and related exercises in one volume. Varied texts from Russian sources give an insight into contemporary Russian society and culture. Features include:
* texts and exercises reflecting contemporary Russian
* concise grammar explanations
* full exercise key
* detailed index.
Intermediate Russian, and its sister volume, Basic Russian, are ideal both for independent study and use in class. Together the books provide a compendium of the essentials of Russian grammar.
Table of Contents
I. Interacting: 1. Naming, greetings, congratulating 2. Thanking, apologising, requesting and advising 3. Possession, desire and making suggestions 5. Seeking and giving clarification 5. Identifying and describing people 6. Going places II. Narrating: 7. Keeping a diary 8. Memoirs 9. Anecdote 10. Biographical sketch 11. News items 12. Narratives in the future III. Describing: 13. Adjectives 14. Pronouns 15. Compound nouns and imperfective gerund 16. Aspects and perfective gerund 17. Negation and numerals 18. Participles
John Murray and Sarah Smyth are Lecturers in Russian at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.