IMPROVE YOUR RUSSIAN LISTENING SKILLS AND UNDERSTAND NATIVE SPEAKERS BETTER!
Listening is THE KEY to better Russian speaking. The more common Russian sentence patterns you listen to, the faster you improve your Russian.
The goal of this book is to teach you Russian sentences (not just individual Russian words!) that you can use in many different situations. The sentences selected for this book are often used in daily conversations.
You will practice listening to and pronouncing the sentences with the accompanying MP3s. Recordings are available at both slow AND normal speeds, making this book perfect for beginners. You can listen to the slow recordings to help boost your confidence and to the fast recordings for an extra challenge.
WHAT YOU WILL GET
A 19-page PDF transcript
with all 500 sentences.
To make it even more useful,
I added stress marks
for every single Russian word!
3.5 HOURS OF AUDIO
All sentences are recorded three times. First, in slow Russian, then in normal speed Russian. In the final recording, each sentence is repeated twice, both in slow and normal speed.
There is an English translation of each sentence in the transcript so that you don´t have to waste your precious time looking up unknown words.
Do you like to study on the go while driving a car or jogging? No problem! Download the audio, upload it to your mobile phone, and you’re all set!
THIS MULTIPURPOSE BOOK WILL HELP YOU…
- Improve your Russian listening and learn to understand Russian by ear
- Master your Russian pronunciation by repeating sentences after a native Russian speaker
- Get better at your spoken Russian skills by learning phrases and sentences for everyday speaking
This is not a textbook, and it doesn’t cover Russian grammar. This book is a compilation of useful sentences for beginners about topics that are common in everyday speaking.
CAN YOU SAY YOU´VE LEARNED A LANGUAGE
AFTER KNOWING 500 SENTENCES IN IT?
Certainly not, but it gives you a good picture of what the language looks like. It also allows you to express the most basic demands and understand them, speak about yourself, buy things, and above all, use the vocabulary and structure from these 500 sentences to create hundreds of new sentences.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
I bought this audiobook along with the other three in the series at an affordable price sure to find a great product (I really like Kristina’s videos). What is this audiobook about? It is a list of 500 phrases suitable for those who are new to Russian. It is particularly nice that the audio files are divided according to speed and repetition. When you download the audiobook (very easy action) you have 4 folders (in addition to the pdf transcription of the sentences) where: -in the first folder you can find the audio played with Kristina’s voice at normal speed. -In the second folder the audio played at slow speed -In the third folder instead there are the audio once played at slow speed and immediately after at normal speed (it’s my favorite folder honestly) – Also in the fourth folder there is the complete audio of all 500 phrases … this means that each folder has several audio files, each of which represents a set of 100 phrases … this subdivision is very useful especially when you are studying and you don’t want to do long skips with the mp3 player. Honestly, I really like this approach because I think at the beginning you have to listen to the same sentences over and over again and then repeat them and not study 400-page grammar books. For now, I have learned to use about 120 sentences, I recognize their meaning and I can say them without problems. The only thing I would like, in theory, is a fifth folder where Kristina would say the sentence in English before saying the sentence in Russian. This approach is very useful for those who want to go back to bed 30 minutes before sleeping with the light off rather than reading the pdf file with the sentences.
I liked the short, straight sentences allowing the reader time to reflect on the new Russian words. it fitted my level of Russian and what is good about it is that it immediately uses a wide spectrum of grammar including tenses and declensions, rather than the usual books which lead you too slowly through grades of grammar.
I listen to it on my MP3 player before breakfast and it’s a great help having Russian going round in your head and sounding more familiar and less scary and soon you hear and understand without translating it in your head! Kristina’s rhythmic voice just keeps coming and coming! After a while you start enjoying it and the sentences illustrate grammar giving you a living example to anchor the otherwise challenging grammar!