University of Oregon

Unit 7: “Свободное время”


Review vocabulary related to free time activities here: Exercise 1, Exercise 2, Exercise 3.

Continue working on your vocabulary with this translation exercise.

Practice using the verb НАУЧИТЬ in sentences.

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 using constructions with the verbs СТАТЬ and БЫТЬ.

Review the rules for the formation and usage of the Instrumental case.

Practice conjugating some of the verbs featured in the unit.

Practice using the Instrumental case with the verbs featured in the Unit: Exercise 1, Exercise 2.

Continue practicing the Instrumental case here.

Practice using the possessive pronoun СВОЙ here.

Reading Comprehension

Read this text about the ways people spend their free time and check your comprehension.

Fill in the gaps in this dialogue with the vocabulary of the unit.

Listening Comprehension

Listen to these people talk about their plans for summer vacation and see how much you can comprehend.

Listen to these girls talk about their free time and see now much you understand: Audio 1, Audio 2, Audio 3, Audio 4.


Watch this video and learn what the most popular hobbies of Russian people are.

Watch this video to learn about which sports people of Moscow practice.


Луна – «Грустный дэнс»

Songs featuring Instrumental case:

Мария Ржевская – «Когда я стану кошкой»

Город 312- «Останусь»

Смысловые галлюцинации – «Вечно молодой»

МакSим – «Ветром стать»

Мумий Тролль– «Это по любви»

Мечтать- «Летчик»

Чайф – «Не со мной»

Би-2 – «Научи меня быть счастливым»

Марк Бернес – «Просто я работаю волшебником»

Сплин – «Приходи»

Excerpt from the movie “The Irony of Fate” / «Ирония судьбы, или С легким паром» – «Мне нравится, что вы больны не мной»

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

Instrumental Case: Grammar in Illustrations pages 68-77.

Instrumental Case with ИНТЕРЕСОВАТЬСЯ, ЗАНИМАТЬСЯ and ДОВОЛЕН: Russian in Exercises pages 156-157 (exercises with answers).

Instrumental Case with БЫТЬ and СТАТЬ: Russian in Exercises pages 154-156 (exercises with answers).

Free Time Vocabulary: Oxford Picture Dictionary pages 222-238.

Free Time in Russia: The Russian’s World pages 223-250.