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URA! Russian for Speakers of English URA! Russian for Speakers of English: Textbook + online audio (QR-codes)

  • By Nadezda Bragina
  • Price: £20.00
  • ISBN: 9785905463617
  • Availability: In Stock - will be despatched next business day

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Second Edition, 2022.

"URA! Russian for Speakers of English" is a short-term (30 academic hours) course of Russian for complete beginners. The course is specially designed for an English-speaking audience and is based on a communicative approach to language teaching with wide use of digital materials, educational games and songs. The lessons are enriched with interesting comparisons of Russian and British culture, customs and mentality. All language material is thematically structured and covers the situations, vocabulary and grammar required for basic conversations on everyday topics and to prepare students for a successful and enjoyable first trip to Russia. Topics include: greetings, talking about yourself and your family, jobs, accommodation, the time, directions, eating out, health, the weather, shopping, transport.

Each unit begins with a text (in English) on Russian daily life to help students better understand Russian society. The main aim of these texts is to prevent or to reduce cultural shock when the students find themselves in the new country. The lessons begin with specific vocabulary and grammar points which are then presented in topic-based dialogues. New material is introduced with multiple examples and pictures to aid understanding, followed by simple exercise drills. When the students feel comfortable with the material they can move on to the dialogues which contain the main lexical and grammar patterns of the unit. There is a list of new words at the end of every unit and a cumulative Russian-English dictionary at the back of the book. Also at the end of the book is a grammar summary and answers to all the exercises so that students can work independently. The audio tracks for the listening exercises can be downloaded from the course website or accessed directly via QR codes inside the book.

You can find additional supporting materials such as a downloadable workbook on the course website. Access instructions are provided inside the textbook.

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Title details

Series URA! Russian for Speakers of English Title Textbook + online audio (QR-codes)
Subject Russian Language Russian
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Beginners
Publication Date June 2022 Authors Nadezda Bragina
Binding Paperback Pages 172
Size(mm) 210x297 Weight (gms) 380
ESB Code 42917 ISBN 9785905463617
Inspection Copy No Delivery In Stock - will be despatched next business day
  Price £20.00


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Anonymous - 29/09/2020

"This course is very useful for teaching Russian in English schools. The topics are tied with the GCSE syllabus and each song is built around some useful Grammar. This course is a find for any Russian teacher. My girls absolutely LOVE singing the songs, it is one of the favourite parts of the lesson for them. I have used this course in my teaching career with both beginners and intermediate students. It is simply BRILLIANT! Thank you so much for it." - Ksenia Wesson, Head of Russian, James Allen's Girls' School

Victoria Ziervogel - 12/03/2015

"I have used 'URA!' in a beginners' class at the University of Glasgow - what a pleasure to teach and to learn with this very structured and creative textbook! The tasks for completion individually, in group and in pairs are equally entertaining and reasonably challenging. Music and songs make any lesson memorable. As a teacher I can highly recommend this course to all tutors teaching Russian to English speaking students: indispensable set of class materials and home works in one, supplemented with grammar and stories about Russia." - Victoria Ziervogel

Tatiana Vakhrameeva - 11/03/2015

This is a brilliant book, written by Nadezda Bragina, a very helpful and creative course for complete beginners. It's got everything you need to learn the Russian language. It covers all the basic topics for those starting a new language, has basic simple grammar with good clear explanations and exercises. Vocabularly & structures chosen are useful, practical, necessary items.

Every lesson starts with unique information-text, which gives students the chance to learn more about Russians, their culture and traditions, which is of great interest to students and motivation for learning a language.

The presentation of vocabulary is excellent, well put together and has bright visual aids to practise it. Nadezda Bragina also has developed presentation cards with vocabulary that can be used to practise it in class with different activities (matching, description, pair work etc), which is a very effective way of learning and memorizing.

It also comes with a CD which has helpful listening conversation dialogues and songs on different topics/vocabulary, which were a great success with students and made a more fun way of learning. I also found the vocabulary list with translation, which ends every lesson and the grammar commentary at the end of the book very useful.

The whole impression of the book is very good and positive.

Mr Aleksei Brechko - 26/06/2020

Expectations were confirmed.

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