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0692152520
ISBN-13:
9780692152522
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Read and Think Russian An Intermediate Reader Book Two: Social Life and Culture

Read and Think Russian An Intermediate Reader Book Two: Social Life and Culture

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Overview

Read and Think Russian is an intermediate level textbook primarily targeted at

improving students’ reading comprehension skills in the Russian language. However,

the course is intended for all students seeking to reach an advanced level of

Russian in all modalities (speaking, reading, writing, and listening) according to the

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) scale. This book

is designed to bridge the gap between language teaching methodologies used in

Russia and English-speaking countries, thus facilitating the preparation for study

and work abroad. It is suited for use in higher-level undergraduate courses, graduate

courses and continuing education for those professionally or academically involved

in Eurasian studies.

Consisting of four chapters, Book II contains authentic, contemporary reading

segments full of practical knowledge about Russian Social Life. Crime and

Terrorism, Religion and Culture. Each chapter includes helpful graphics as well as

concise vocabulary to assist the student in determining the main ideas, while also

presenting grammatical reminders, translation exercises and questions to facilitate

topical discussions.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692152522
Publisher: Culmen International
Publication date: 10/04/2018
Pages: 186
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Professor Basil Bessonoff holds advanced degrees in applied linguistics from the
Universities of London and St. Petersburg. He is also a fellow of the Chartered Institute of
Linguists and the Academic Director of its examination center in Washington, D.C. Since
1994, Professor Bessonoff has taught courses at numerous universities and government agencies. He also acted as the Academic
Advisor for the North American edition of the Ruslan Russian I textbook (2003) and coauthored and edited the U.S. edition of the
Road to Russia textbook for beginners (2013).
The first of his three-part series Read and
Think Russian was published in 2018.

Table of Contents

Editorial Introduction........................................................................... 8

Author’s Forward.................................................................................10

Глава 1. СОЦИАЛЬНАЯ ЖИЗНЬ......................................................12

Глава 2. Преступность и терроризм................................................ 45

Глава 3. Религия в России................................................................96

Глава 4. КультурА..............................................................................112

Epilogue. Чего добилась Россия в XXI веке?...................................140

Russian-English Glossary.....................................................................150

English-Russian Glossary.....................................................................168

Audio Supplement.................................................................................183

List of illustrations..................................................................................184

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