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Unit 6: “Что почитать?”

Vocabulary

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.

Grammar

Review the declension of КОТОРЫЙ in all cases, genders, and numbers.

Practice Который constructions with these exercises: Exercise 1, Exercise 2, Exercise 3, Exercise 4.

Review the formation and usage of indefinite pronouns.

Practice indefinite pronouns here.

Practice using different forms of НУЖЕН.

Practice making sentences with negative constructions: Exercise 1, Exercise 2.

Culture

Check how well you know the names of famous Russian writers and the books they wrote. Pay attention to the script, translation, and grammar notes on the right.

Watch this video to learn about the famous Russian poet Sergei Esenin. Pay attention to the script, translation, and grammar notes on the right. Here is the video about the poet Samuel Marshak, and here is the clip about one of the greatest Russian writers and poets, Aleksandr Pushkin. All three videos are very informative and include a lot of vocabulary from the unit.

Watch this video made to support the independent Russian TV channel «Дождь». It is called «Сила Слова»/ “Words are powerful”, and it shows how important poetry is for Russian people. Turn on the subtitles to understand the verses.

Watch this video to learn some statistical information about books and reading in Russia.

Check out this online store of Russian books.

Watch this video to learn what books regular Russian people read.

Songs

Кристина Орбакайте – «Мир, в котором я живу» 

Серьга – «А что нам надо?» 

Рок-Острова – «Ничего не говори»

Звери – «Никуда не надо»

Звери – «Никому»

Игорь Корнелюк – «Город, которого нет»

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

Pronoun КОТОРЫЙ: Grammar in Illustrations page 141; Russian in Exercises pages 225-230 ( exercises with answers).

Negative Constructions: Grammar in Illustrations pages 142-145; Essentials pages 113-116.

Indefinite Pronouns -ТО and -НИБУДЬ: Grammar in Illustrations pages 146-148; Essentials pages 116-120; Introductory Russian Grammar pages 357-360 (rules and drills to practice).