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Unit 2. “Что у тебя есть?”


Learn colors in Russian. Play the video, listen and repeat.

Play the Russian Bingo to see how well you know colors. You may choose between 2 modes: either time your response or take as much time as you need.

Play these two dressing up games: dress the family or the girl by choosing colors for the different items of clothing. Listen to the speaker carefully, paying attention to the noun-adjective agreement.

Use these flashcards to learn the vocabulary for clothing.

Here is a video to help you learn clothing vocabulary.

Match the colors with the Russian words for them in this game 

Use these interactive flashcards to learn and practice the Unit Vocabulary. Use all the different modes (Flashcards, Match, Gravity, Text, etc.) both to memorize the words and to test yourself.


Review the rules for determining gender of nouns.

Do these three exercises from Auburn University to practice noun gender: Exercise 1  Exercise 2 , Exercise 3. Make sure to click “?” to see correct answers. If you make mistakes, clear the answers and do the task again until you score 100%.

Do this exercise on noun gender from “Time to Speak Russian.” Don’t forget to check your answers.

Practice forming plural nouns by completing these two exercised from Auburn University: Exercise 1, Exercise 2. As always, check your answers and redo until you make no mistakes.

Get more practice with plurals with this activity by Alexandra Kulikova. It immediately shows whether your answer is correct or not.

Here are some exercises for practicing possessive pronouns: Exercise 1 and Exercise 2  from Auburn University, Exercise 3 by Alexandra Kulikova, Exercise 4 and Exercise 5 from “Beginner’s Russian,” and finally Exercise 6 from “Time to Speak Russian.”

Review the rules for forming adjectives of different genders.

Practice Adjective-Nouns Agreement with this Exercise from “Beginner’s Russian.”

More practice on forming plural forms of nouns and adjectives from “Beginner’s Russian.”

Library Resources (on reserve for 1st and 2nd year Russian)

Gender of nouns: Essentials pages 12-14; Grammar in Illustrations pages 16-22.

Plurals of nouns: Essentials pages 17-18; Grammar in Illustrations pages 26-28 and page 34; Russian in Exercises pages 33-36 (rules and exercises with answers).

Possessive pronouns: Essentials pages 101-102; Grammar in Illustrations pages 114-116; Russian in Exercises pages 27-28 and pages 36-40 (rules and exercises with answers).

Adjectives: Essentials pages 80-83; Grammar in Illustrations page 151; Russian in Exercises pages 46-50 (rules and exercises with answers).

Expressing Ownership: Russian in Exercises pages 41-43 (rules and exercises with answers).

Colors: Oxford Picture Dictionary page 24.

Clothes: Oxford Picture Dictionary pages 86-87 and pages 94-95.