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by Ludmila Derevyanchenko,Ludmila Tschakh,Svetlana Kokoryshkina

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ISBN: 0844242527
Author: Ludmila Derevyanchenko,Ludmila Tschakh,Svetlana Kokoryshkina
Language: English
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 1 edition (January 11, 1995)
Pages: 80
Category: Humanities
Subcategory: Other
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 792
Size Fb2: 1540 kb
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by Ludmila Tschakh, Ludmila Derevyanchenko, Svetlana Kokoryshkina. Advanced Beginning through Intermediate Intermediate students of Russian will connect with these contemporary stories created especially for them.

Created especially for intermediate students of Russian, these stories reflect aspects of the lives of Russians today.

Stories from Today's Russia: A Reader for Intermediate Students of Russian. Lincolnwood, IL: National Textbook, 1995. This reader, which consists of three short stories set in the new Russia, is intended for the inter- mediate level where the selection of contempo- rary readers is still fairly limited. These stories revolve around young protagonists ranging in age from childhood to adolescence.

Stories from Today's Russia book. Svetlana Kokoryshkina. Created especially for intermediate students of Russian, these stories reflect (each in its own way) aspects of the lives of Russians today.

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Used; Very Good For Intermediate students of Russian. Written by three contemporary Russian authors. The tales reflect aspects of the lives of people in post-communist Russia. Titles of similar interest. READER, RUSSIAN, featured.

Advanced Beginning through Intermediate Intermediate students of Russian will connect with these contemporary stories created especially for them. Written by three contemporary Russian-language authors, the tales reflect aspects of the lives of Russians today.

Comments:

Silly Dog
I read through this book while I was working overseas, and it really helped my understanding of the Russian language. The book contains three stories which are actually interesting and informative. The story about the polar bear is particularly interesting. The stories are at an intermediate level, and the reader should have an understanding of the 6 Russian declinations in particular. The grammar is not the hardest part of this book - it's the vocabulary. Many of the easier words are glossed but some of the more difficult words are not. I recommend having a good Russian/English dictionary (English-Russian, Russian-English Dictionary) with you when you read this book. This book is challenging to an intermediate level Russian student without being so difficult that the reader will become frustrated. Your vocabulary will increase as a result of reading this book.
Ericaz
First, the book is actually geared toward the upper level beginner or intermediate Russian student (as it claims). The vocabulary and word sets, including action verbs, are very good and quite useful. The book provides explanatory footnotes for some words. However, I found it interesting that some of the footnotes were for "beginner vocabulary", while more intermediate words were not footnoted. Overall, the book would have been enhanced by a limited dictionary in the appendix and I am surprised that the authors did not include it. I could understand 85% of the vocabulary without using a dictionary, but I was still appropriately challenged. A good buy!
Opilar
Great collection of stories at a intermediate level of Russian.
Yar
As an intermediate student of the Russian language (I have been studying it mostly on my own for a few years) I found the stories in this book interesting and very readable. Most of the words unfamiliar to me had footnotes and many of the few that didn't I was able to guess from the context.

The thing that bothered me and kept me from giving this a higher rating was the abundance of typographical errors. It seemed there was at least one per page. One is even in the title of one of the stories in the table of contents (the word for "bear" spelled with a "b" instead of a "v"). In most cases I was able to spot the errors for myself but sometimes I found myself wondering whether a word was unfamiliar or just misspelled. Also, in at least one instance the wrong translation was given for a word (it can be translated as "rudder" as an adjective, which was the meaning given, but in this case it was being used as a noun meaning "helmsman").
Kieel
After studying Russian for a few months I wanted to try reading something. At first I was seriously over-ambitious and struggled to read a paragraph of Pushkin, looking up every word. I decided Stories from Today's Russia might be more suitable. I initially found the text to be quite difficult; there were a good number of words I didn't know, but as I continued reading I began to find I could read more quickly, making less and less use of my dictionary. These stories are ideal for someone with a reasonable vocabulary and a fair knowledge of the basic rules of Russian grammar. They are neither so easy that there is no challenge at all, nor so hard that they become tedious. It helps that the stories themselves are quite interesting and varied. There are a good number of pictures and maps and some short exercises. I found this book really useful not only because I learned a good number of new words and improved my understanding of some grammar points, but also because in the end I began to really enjoy reading Russian. Maybe one day I will be ready for Pushkin.
Centrizius
There are three novelettes here. The first is about a German who comes to stay with her teenage Petersburg penfriend, the second about a pet Polar Bear and the last about a shipwrecked boy.
The text is up-to-date and not patronising with the minimum of footnotes.
Critically speaking the stories are genuinely weird especially the true one about a polar bear who thinks he's human and who lives in a tower block. Apparently it was also made into a documentary.
If you can't find a suitable reader, then this will suffice and should take you a couple of weeks to progress through. However the varied language used shows you how Russian verbs are used in context, and thus the book will last you a long time as a grammar reference. There are also short annotated Russian stories for learners in the weekly English version of 'Moscow Today'. Check this out too.
Hulis
This book contains three stories that are used as the basis for improving your Russian. The format of the book is excellent, and it is good to pick-up a book that helps the intermediate student. There seems to be very few books in this range outside of the world of academia.

The only bummer with this book is the wierdness factor of the stories. Maybe the author assumed that you should be at the intermediate level by the time you're 9 or 10 years old, because these stories are not aimed at an adult audience. One would think that the authors could come up with some relevant stories for a broader audience.
I have found very few books geared for English speakers at the intermediate level, so if you fall into the same category, get this book! The stories are engaging, and there are a lot of words to learn and lots more to relearn.

English translations for many words and some phrases are included along the bottom of each page. The only thing I found odd was that some very difficult words were not translated, yet some of the easier ones were. But even if it had no translations at all, I would still recommend it.

One more thing: If you find the first story to be difficult to read, start with the second story and move on to the third - I found them to be much less difficult.

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