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Unit 6: “Дом, квартира, общежитие”


Here is the video to help you learn furniture vocabulary.

Review furniture vocabulary with these activities from “Beginner’s Russian”: Exercise 1, Exercise 2.

Try this activity as well, both in Matching and Concentration modes.

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 the formation and usage of the Genitive Singular.

Learn about the usage and formation rules of the Genitive case of Russian nouns.

Practice using the Genitive Singular to express ownership and possession: Exercise 1, Exercise 2, Exercise 3.

Practice using the Genitive case to express negation.

Practice forming the Genitive Singular of Adjectives and of Nouns and Adjectives.

Reading Comprehension

Read these apartment rental listings and description of Sveta’s apartment, and then check your comprehension.

Listening Comprehension

Listen to these short audio clips featuring kitchen vocabulary, and see what you can understand.

Listen to these people talking about apartments they live in and see how much you understand: Audio 1, Audio 2, Audio 3 

Listen to the description of another apartment and check your listening comprehension.

Watch the video of the Russian host giving a tour of his apartment.


Listen to these songs featuring the verbs of motion:

Excerpt from the cartoon “How a Baby Lion and a Tortoise Sang a Song”– «Песенка львенка и черепахи»

Сплин- «Выхода нет»


Look through these apartment listings in St. Petersburg.

Watch this video about the most expensive apartment in Moscow.

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

Genitive case usage: Essentials pages 49-52; Russian in Exercises pages 118-123 (rules and exercises with answers); Grammar in Illustrations pages 78-79 and page 90.

House/ apartment vocabulary: Oxford Picture Dictionary pages 46-47 and 50-51.

Furniture vocabulary: Oxford Picture Dictionary pages 54-59.

Housing in Russia: The Russian’s World pages 117-127.

The Communal Apartment: The Russian’s World pages 129-130.