This highly successful program assists in the development of all the language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) by presenting realistic settings, situations, and contexts. Perfect for use in an intermediate or advanced Russian course, V Puti offers conversational exercises, various readings (biographies, poems, literature and historical texts) and grammatical explanations and practice.
Chapter 1. You, your family, university life
Chapter 2. Class schedules, daily routines, and extra-curricular activities
Chapter 3. Extended family, family history, marriage and divorce
Chapter 4. Computers, the internet, and scientific discoveries
Chapter 5. Where you live
Chapter 6. People’s appearance, personality traits, and personal relationships
Chapter 7. Theatre, music, ballet
Chapter 8. Travel and tourism
Chapter 9. Life in a city, driving, directions
Chapter 10. Clothing, weather, illnesses, natural disasters
Chapter 11. Food and cooking
Chapter 12. Sports, literature, movies
Chapter organization and design.
~ Allows for easier navigation within each chapter.
Chapters are now divided into three parts.
~New arrangement more naturally integrates grammar with vocabulary.
Workbook corresponds exactly to the textbook.
~ Provides a parallel learning experience.
Short review chapter every three chapters.
~Reinforces students review of material.
Chapter devoted to practical computer terminology and activities.
~Enables students to use the Internet.
Short texts for reading and conversation activities in each chapter.
~Ensures students’ mastery of these skills.
Reading texts have pre-reading, while-reading, and post-reading assignments.
~Provides thorough “checkpoints” to ensure understanding of material.
Word formation exercises in each chapter—As well as more vocabulary exercises.
~Helps students with assimilation of vocabulary.
Increased variety of reading genres—Including e-mails, personal pages and fairy tales.
~Allows students to practice the four skills and gives them more variety and flexibility.
Combines a communicative approach—With a solid grammar foundation that will prepare students for further study at the advanced level.
Develops all four language skills—In each unit.
Each lesson contains:
~Conversations followed by various oral exercises.
~Grammar review or introduction followed by exercises.
~Authentic reading selections from newspapers (“Reading for Information”).
~A discussion of Russian speech conventions.
~An unabridged literary text (“Reading for Pleasure”).
Provides conversations designed to allow a truly interactive classroom—Consistent use of pair work, small group work, and whole-class activities.
Uses standard contemporary conversational Russian—Uses proverbs and sayings consistently throughout.
Offers a unique approach to Russian speech conventions.
~Provides notes on appropriate speech behavior and etiquette.
~Gives all cultural information in Russian.
An accompanying Lab Manual/Workbook and Cassettes—Contains phonetics and intonation exercises, aural comprehension assignments, and reading and writing assignments.
A Comprehensive Teacher's Manual—Contains tape scripts for listening exercises in the Lab Manual/Workbook, as well as Keys to all exercises in the Lab Manual/Workbook, and selected exercises from the text. It also contains additional classroom activities and sample chapter quizzes.