ABOUT THE BOOK

  • PRE-INTERMEDIATE LEVEL
  • 1000 HEADWORDS
  • 22 PAGES IN PDF
  • 1H 24M OF AUDIO

First published in 1899, this short story describes an adulterous affair between an unhappily married Moscow banker and a young married woman, an affair which begins while both are vacationing alone in the Crimean Black sea resort of Yalta.

This is one of Chekhov’s most famous pieces of short fiction. 

$6.99

KEY FEATURES

PRINTABLE PDF

You´ll receive the book in PDF format that you can download, open on any mobile device, or print.

AUDIO IN 2 SPEEDS

Each chapter is recorded twice – first, in slow Russian, then, in a normal speed Russian. All audio files are downloadable.

STRESS MARKS

All Russian words have accent marks to help you pronounce them correctly.

ENGLISH TRANSLATION

English translation of difficult words and phrases. Don´t waste your precious time looking up unknown words!

COMPREHENSION Qs

Comprehension questions are included at the end of each chapter so that you can test your understanding.

KEY FEATURES

PRINTABLE PDF

You´ll receive the book in PDF format that you can download, open on any mobile device or print.

AUDIO IN 2 SPEEDS

Each chapter is recorded twice – first, in slow Russian, then, in a normal speed Russian. All audio files are downloadable.

STRESS MARKS

All Russian words have accent marks to help you pronounce them correctly.

ENGLISH TRANSLATION

English translation of difficult words and phrases. Don´t waste your precious time looking up unknown words!

COMPREHENSION Qs

Comprehension questions are included at the end of each chapter so that you can test your understanding.

LOOK INSIDE

            Говори́ли, что на на́бережной появи́лось но́вое лицо́: да́ма с соба́чкой. Дми́трий Дми́трич Гу́ров, кото́рый жил в Я́лте уже́ две неде́ли, то́же стал интересова́ться но́выми ли́цами. Он сиде́л в кафе́ и уви́дел, как по на́бережной прошла́ молода́я да́ма, невысо́кого ро́ста блонди́нка, в шля́пе; за ней бежа́ла бе́лая соба́чка.

         Пото́м он встреча́л её в го́роде по не́скольку раз в день. Она́ гуля́ла одна́, в той же шля́пе, с бе́лой соба́чкой; никто́ не знал, кто она́, и называ́ли её так: да́ма с соба́чкой.

          “Е́сли она́ здесь без му́жа и без друзе́й”, – ду́мал Гу́ров, – то я до́лжен познако́миться с ней”.

SAMPLE AUDIO – SLOW RECORDING
SAMPLE AUDIO – NORMAL SPEED RECORDING

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

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ROBERT WHITEFORD – UK

For me, Kristina’s pre-intermediate readers are a wonderful method for learning and retaining new Russian vocabulary. This has been my major challenge while trying to learn Russian. Previously I had been working through text books with their associated audio but Kristina’s readers are much more interesting and so much more inspiring! Their simplified texts with accompanying ‘slow’ Russian audio paradoxically have accelerated my rate of acquiring new vocabulary and renewed my interest in mastering this complex language. I highly recommend the readers to anyone learning Russian as well as Kristina’s other online materials.

JACOB

The quality of the text and audio is very good. I have read several other graded readers from Boost Your Russian, and they have all been great. I definitely recommend them to other Russian learners.

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WAYNE WALKER – USA

I was hesitant to purchase this reader. I have encountered this story in so many forms – book, cartoon, movie. Again and again. It is a classic and worth the retelling to reach more people, but would I get anything new out of it?

Once again, Kristina’s treatment and choice of how to make it accessible was excellent. I think I enjoyed it as much as the first time I read the story.

Thank you so much!

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