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Advanced Course
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MTM Advanced Russian


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• Give yourself time to think. dictionaries and anything else associated with learning at school.’ The Guardian The classroom situation on the recording lets you learn with others. of course. then release the pause button to hear the student’s. without the need to review. You. • Do not write or take any notes. • Stop the recording whenever it suits you. ‘There’s no such thing as a poor student. it is important that you do not try to memorize specific words or expressions. • Interact fully with the recordings. the pupil.’ Michel Thomas What level of language will I achieve? The Introductory and Foundation courses are designed for complete beginners. If you made a mistake and you do not understand why. It is a basic principle of the Michel Thomas Method that the responsibility for the student’s learning lies with the teacher.MTM Advanced Russian 15/2/08 10:18 am Page 4 4 ‘Learning Spanish with Michel was the most extraordinary learning experience of my life – it was unforgettable. You can take all the time you need (by using your pause button). The students on the recordings had all the time they needed to think out their responses. This is essential. it is important that you follow the way that the teacher builds up your knowledge of the language. • Start at the beginning of the course. and you learn from their mistakes. pens. When you hear the bleep. On the recordings their ‘thinking time’ has been cut in order to make full use of the recording time. • Do not get annoyed with yourself if you make a mistake. • Do not try to remember. They will give the beginner a practical and functional use of the . and what you understand you don’t forget.’ Emma Thompson HOW ARE THE RECORDINGS BEST USED? • Relax! Make yourself comfortable before playing the recording and try to let go of the tensions and anxieties traditionally associated with learning. response. so just go back a little and you will pick up where you left off. The pause button is the key to your learning! To get you used to pausing the recording before the students’ responses. or in your head. so allowing you to learn effectively. The students on the recordings are not reading from scripts and they have received no additional instruction or preparation – just the guidance you hear on the recording. With the Michel Thomas Method as your teacher. as the learner. then the teacher’s. I understand now’ – you are doing fine. not with you. You do not learn by repetition but by thinking out the answers to each question. you will always be able to pick up from where you left off. only a poor teacher. Mistakes are part of the learning process. You enjoy their success. They make no assumption of a knowledge of any language other than English. You will enjoy the Method as it creates real excitement – you can’t wait to use the language. become the third student and participate actively in the class. This helps to ensure that you can relax. and feel confident. Use the pause button and respond out loud (or in a whisper. pause the recording. You will notice that this course is not divided into lessons. The course is structured so that you cannot go on unless you fully understand everything. it is by your own thought process that you truly learn. 5 ‘Michel Thomas is a precious find indeed. bleeps have been added to the first few tracks. A very important part of the Michel Thomas Method is that full responsibility for your learning lies with the teacher. While participating in the recording and afterwards. you may have been daydreaming for a few seconds. as long as you understand why you made the mistake and you have the ‘ahaa’ reaction – ‘yes. if you are in a public place) before the students’ responses. Remove notebooks. your learning will be based on understanding. think out and say your response. Whatever your existing knowledge of the language you are learning.

Who is the Michel Thomas Method for? Anyone can learn a language with the Michel Thomas Method – and the wide diversity of Michel Thomas’s own students proves this. The teacher builds on Michel’s foundations to encourage the student at home to build up their vocabulary in the foreign language. he gave them the confidence to speak and a belief in. which all build the learners’ confidence in their ability to communicate in complex ways. Build your vocabulary with the Vocabulary courses. Magazines. For example. The teacher masterfully guides the student through an instructional process at a very rapid rate – yet the process will appear informal. with the all-audio and ‘building-block’ approach. The Introductory course comprises the first two hours of the Foundation Course. Perhaps more importantly. The Michel Thomas Method teaches the everyday conversational language that will allow you to communicate in a wide variety of situations. It offers immersion without strain or stress.MTM Advanced Russian 15/2/08 10:18 am Page 6 6 spoken language. and gave them the ability to use the new language far beyond their expectations – in just a week. The Advanced course follows on from the Foundation course and expands on structures touched on in the earlier course to improve your understanding and mastery of complex language. You will absorb the vocabulary and grammatical structures and. Whatever your motivation for learning a language. their own ability to learn. This means that you can stop and start as you please. The series editor is Dr Rose Lee Hayden. relaxed and unhurried. The teacher moves quickly between numerous practice sessions. They are also appropriate for anyone who has studied a language before. What can I do next? Try to speak with native speakers whenever possible. or connections within the foreign language itself. but has forgotten much of it or does not have confidence in speaking. and you will find the recordings are not divided into lessons. will be introduced to elements of writing and reading. Expose yourself to the language whenever you can – you will have firm foundations on which to build. where appropriate. This will enable you to make progress faster than you ever imagined possible. not memorization. following prompts by the teacher. Michel’s most experienced and trusted teacher. as in Michel Thomas’s original Foundation and Advanced courses. 7 How quickly can I learn with the Michel Thomas Method? One of the most remarkable features of the Michel Thomas Method is the speed with which results are achieved. The student takes part in the audio. though the material has been indexed for your convenience (pages 11–31). as this is invaluable for improving your fluency. The courses remain faithful to the method Michel Thomas used in his earlier courses. in addition. Not only did Michel instruct the rich and famous. empowered by the ability to create your own sentences and use the language naturally. . and the experience of. in 1997. Because the Michel Thomas Method is based on understanding. but he also taught many so-called ‘hopeless cases’. A knowledge of the language that will take months of conventional study can be achieved in a matter of hours with the Michel Thomas Method. which carry forward the Michel Thomas Method teaching tradition and faithfully follow Michel Thomas’s unique approach to foreign language learning. the Michel Thomas Method quite simply offers the most effective method that is available. Michel taught French to a group of sixteen-year-olds in north London who had been told they could never learn a language. using relationships with English. The excitement of learning will motivate you to continue listening and learning for as long a time as is practical for you. newspapers and podcasts (especially those which feature interviews) will give you practice in the most current and idiomatic language. there is no set limit to the length of time that you should study the course.

Bertelsmann Music Group-RCA. fuelled his passion for teaching languages. Boeing Aircraft. included well-known people from the arts and from the corporate. Reed. Tony Curtis. Melanie Griffith. Professor of Business at Pace University in New York. Anne Bancroft. he taught French to filmstar Grace Kelly prior to her marriage to Prince Rainier of Monaco. His war-time experiences. political and academic worlds. General Electric. He studied psychology at the Sorbonne (Paris) and at the University of Vienna. Priscilla Presley. During the Second World War he fought for the French Resistance. Warren Keegan.. Archbishop of New York. Otto Preminger. He established the first Michel Thomas Language Center in Beverly Hills in 1947. Max von Sydow. Woody Allen. Ambassador to France. Carl Reiner. Eddie Izzard. U. Rand Corporation. Nastassja Kinski. Procter & Gamble. Bob Dylan. dignitaries and academics: Former U. Mel Brooks.MTM Advanced Russian 15/2/08 10:18 am Page 8 8 Who was Michel Thomas? Michel Thomas (1914–2005) spent most of his childhood in Germany and France. numbering in the thousands. Ambassador to the U. and continued to travel the world teaching languages for the rest of his life. 9 Whom did Michel Thomas teach? People came from all over the world to learn a foreign language with Michel Thomas – because his method works. Diana Ross. Jean Marsh. former President of the University of Pittsburgh. army. Sarah Ferguson. Mrs George Harrison. Warren Beatty. academics and business executives from around the world. Donald Sutherland. His students. Cardinal John O’Connor. For example. • Executives from the following corporations: AT&T International. after the war he worked for the U. Raquel Welch. Loretta Swit. McDonald’s Corporation. Merrill Lynch. Duchess of York. as a result of which he Michel with Grace Kelly developed a uniquely effective languageteaching method that brought to his door celebrities (including Barbra Streisand and Emma Thompson). New York Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Lucille Ball. Isabelle Adjani. Chase Manhattan Bank. Johnny Carson. Barbra Streisand. Herb Alpert. Armand Hammer. Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua. Ann-Margaret. Rover. Candice Bergen. • Diplomats. Professor Herbert Morris. Barbara Hershey. Coca-Cola. including two years in concentration and labour camps and torture at the hands of the Gestapo. Natalie Wood. Veuve Clicquot Inc. Professor Wesley Posvar. Archbishop of Philadelphia. Peter Sellers.S. Michel’s list of clients included: • Celebrities: Emma Thompson. Sophia Coppola. Doris Day. Walter Curley.S. Yves Montand. Max Factor.S. British Aerospace. . Dean of Humanities at UCLA. Jayne Mansfield..N. Bank of America. American Express. Angie Dickinson. Janet Leigh. Westinghouse Electric. diplomats. Kim Novak. Julie Andrews. François Truffaut. Joseph V.

CD1 Track 1 Introduction I’m ready you are ready to speak (in) Russian I’m glad we are glad to see I’m very glad to see you me CD1 Track 2 Verbs in the present to know to think to do to work to understand I understand you but not you don’t understand me we work here znat’ doomat’ d’elat’ rabotat’ ponimat’ ya vas ponimayoo no n’e vy m’en’a n’e ponimayet’e my rabotayem zd’es’ знать думать делать работать понимать я вас понимаю но не вы меня не понимаете мы работаем здесь ya gotov(a) vy gotovy govorit’ po-roosski ya rad(a) my rady vid’et’ ya och’en’ rad(a) vas vid’et’ m’en’a я готов(а) вы готовы говорить по-русски я рад(а) мы рады видеть я очень рад(а) вас видеть меня 11 . the words and phrases taught in the course are listed in English and Russian (transliterated and Cyrillic). The Cyrillic alphabet is given on pages 33–5.MTM Advanced Russian 15/2/08 10:18 am Page 10 Track listing In this track listing. along with an explanation of the transliteration system.

MTM Advanced Russian 15/2/08 10:18 am Page 12 12 my computer isn’t working the computers aren’t working that. one can where where can one have a (nice) meal? I’m thirsty. I want to eat I want to have a meal / something to eat it is possible. what now well and quickly to hurry we speak (in) English what are you saying / speaking? I see we see you see I’m sorry nothing I don’t / can’t see anything I want he wants to say you want to find out CD1 Track 3 The future and the past I will speak he will speak we will speak moy kompyooter n’e rabotayet kompyootery n’e rabotayoot chto s’eychas khorosho i bystro sp’eshit’ my govorim po-angliyski chto vy govorit’e? ya vizhoo my vidim vy vidit’e izvinit’e nichego (pronounced nich’evo) ya nichego n’e vizhoo ya khochoo on khochet skazat’ vy khotit’e ooznat’ мой компьютер не работает компьютеры не работают что сейчас хорошо и быстро спешить мы говорим по-английски что вы говорите? я вижу мы видите вы видите извините ничего я ничего не вижу я хочу он хочет сказать вы хотите узнать I will be at home I will have (tea) to drink he (she) said we said what did you say? I can CD1 Track 4 ya boodoo doma ya boodoo (chay) pit’ on(a) skazal(a) my skazali chto vy skazali? ya mogoo я буду дома я буду (чай) пить он(a) сказал(a) мы сказали что вы сказали? я могу 13 Pairs of verbs – general and concrete / one-time I’m hungry. give it a thought it’s necessary / needed to me to us I / we need to think about it time time to think it over you / we have doomat’ podoomat’ nado mn’e nam mn’e / nam nado podoomat’ vr’em’a vr’em’a podoomat’ oo vas / nas yest’ думать подумать надо мне нам мне / нам надо подумать время время подумать у вас / нас есть ya khochoo yest’ ya khochoo poyest’ mozhno gd’e gd’e mozhno (khorosho) poyest’? ya khochoo pit’ vypit’ kof’e pivo я хочу есть я хочу поесть можно где где можно (хорошо) поесть? я хочу пить выпить кофе пиво ya boodoo govorit’ on bood’et govorit’ my bood’em govorit’ я буду говорить он будет говорить мы будем говорить . I want to drink to have a coffee beer CD1 Track 5 to think to have a think.

to have (something) done what needs to be done? this. order taxi p’er’ed’elat’ zakazat’ taksi перестройка перепередумать я передумал(а) вино вы передумали? you can he (she) can we can everything metro can you tell me? vy mozhet’e on(a) mozhet my mozhem vs’o m’etro vy mozhet’e mn’e skazat’? вы можете он(а) может мы можем всё метро вы можете мне сказать? CD1 Track 11 maybe. do again to book. ‘to be able to’ zakaz vy sd’elali zakaz? pokazat’ (vam) pasport proyekt moy билеты он(а) заказал(а) мы (они) заказали 15 d’elat’ sd’elat’ chto nado sd’elat’? eto kogda poch’emoo kak делать сделать что надо сделать? это когда почему как заказ вы сделали заказ? показать (вам) паспорт проект мой perestroika p’er’estroyka prefix meaning ‘transition’ p’er’eto change one’s mind p’er’edoomat’ I have changed my mind ya p’er’edoomal(a) wine vino have you changed vy p’er’edoomali? your mind? Consonant й (y) (short i) CD1 Track 8 Past tense endings to redo. to you) passport project my CD1 Track 10 ‘Can’. booking have you made / did you make a booking? to show (you. perhaps to forget he forgot he didn’t know or mozhet byt’ zabyt’ on zabyl on n’e znal ili может быть забыть он забыл он не знал или переделать заказать такси .MTM Advanced Russian 15/2/08 10:18 am Page 14 14 you will have time to think (it over) CD1 Track 6 to do to do. it when why how Question words CD1 Track 7 oo vas bood’et vr’em’a у вас будет время podoomat’ подумать tickets bil’ety he (she) has booked on(a) zakazal(a) we (they) have booked my (oni) zakazali CD1 Track 9 order.

all everybody knows nobody knows reforms nobody knows anything kto kto eto sd’elal? kto znayet? vs’e vs’e znayoot nikto n’e znayet r’eformy nikto nichego (pronounced nichevo) n’e znayet soon skoro to prepare gotovit’ to prepare. will be doing. get prepared prigotovit’ all the documents vs’e dokoom’enty they haven’t prepared oni nichego n’e anything prigotovili кто кто это сделал? кто знает? все все знают никто не знает реформы никто ничего не знает что вы делали? что вы сделали? я ничего не делал(a) CD1 Track 14 breakfast tomorrow what are we going to do tomorrow? to have breakfast (general / concrete) where can one have breakfast? (plans) for tomorrow what’s for breakfast? CD2 Track 1 The two futures I will do. am going to do I will do. afterwards everybody says I will say / tell you will say / tell they will say / tell (you) I will show I will book you will show potom vs’e govor’at ya skazhoo vy skazhet’e oni (vam) skazhoot ya pokazhoo ya zakazhoo vy pokazhet’e потом все говорят я скажу вы скажете они (вам) скажут я покажу я закажу вы покажете ya boodoo d’elat’ ya sd’elayoo vy sd’elayet’e my sd’elayem oni sd’elayoot kto eto sd’elayet? я буду делать я сделаю вы сделаете мы сделаем они сделают кто это сделает? zavtrak zavtra chto my bood’em d’elat’ zavtra? zavtrakat’ / pozavtrakat’ gd’e mozhno pozavtrakat’? (plany) na zavtra chto na zavtrak? завтрак завтра что мы будем делать завтра? завтракать / позавтракать где можно позавтракать? (планы) на завтра что на завтрак? 17 я ничего не сделал(a) почему вы это не сделали? спасибо спасибо что вы это сделали скоро готовить приготовить все документы они ничего не приготовили .MTM Advanced Russian 15/2/08 10:18 am Page 16 16 CD1 Track 12 Explanation of difference in meaning between the verbs of the pair The two past tenses (progressive and completed) what were you doing? chto vy d’elali? what have you done? chto vy sd’elali? I wasn’t doing anything ya nichego (pronounced nichevo) n’e d’elal(a) I haven’t done anything ya nichego n’e sd’elal(a) why haven’t you poch’emoo vy eto done this? n’e sd’elali? thank you spasibo thank you for doing this spasibo chto vy eto sd’elali CD1 Track 13 who who has done this? who knows? everybody. have (something) done you will do we will do they will do who will do it? CD2 Track 2 later.

get breakfast done) as.e. will be chto bood’et. что что будет. to. то будет The informal ‘you’ you (informal) you do / are doing you want you can you will say you say / are saying you have to / for you CD2 Track 8 ‘To want’ ty ty d’elayesh’ ty khoch’esh’ ty mozhesh’ ty skazhesh’ ty govorish’ oo t’eb’a (yest’) t’eb’e ты ты делаешь ты хочешь ты можешь ты скажешь ты говоришь у тебя (есть) тебе я делал(а) завтрак я сделал(а) завтрак if we want they want if I have time (lit. will find out) boss he will find out he will say CD2 Track 4 vy zakazhet’e my zakazhem вы закажете мы закажем CD2 Track 6 Present tense. will have) busy if you’re interested yesli my khoteem oni khot’at yesli oo m’en’a bood’et vr’em’a zan’at(a)(y) yesli vam (t’eb’e) int’er’esno если мы хотим они хотят если у меня будет время занят(а)(ы) если вам (тебе) интересно . to bood’et CD2 Track 5 Difference in meanings of the two past tenses I was making breakfast / ya d’elal(a) zavtrak used to make breakfast I made / have made ya sd’elal(a) zavtrak breakfast быть забыть я (не) забуду вы не забудете? то то. like kak we will not forget my n’e zabood’em CD2 Track 7 обычно я буду делать завтрак 19 ya ooznayoo int’er’esno kogda oni ooznayoot boss on ooznayet on skazhet я узнаю интересно когда они узнают босс он узнает он скажет я сделаю завтрак как мы не забудем to be byt’ to forget zabyt’ I will (won’t) forget ya (n’e) zaboodoo you won’t forget vy n’e zabood’et’e? (will you)? that to what (emphatic). both future tenses usually. chto that what.MTM Advanced Russian 15/2/08 10:18 am Page 18 18 you will book we will book CD2 Track 3 I will find out I wonder when they find out (lit. the thing that what will be. habitually obychno I will make / am going ya boodoo d’elat’ to make / will be zavtrak making breakfast I will make breakfast ya sd’elayoo zavtrak (i.

g. Russian language businessman new our telephone method effective CD2 Track 14 Feminine adjective endings (big) problem portion firm it’s not big. no khoroshaya int’er’esnaya sitooatsiya strannaya sitooatsiya roosskaya traditsiya roosskaya (большая) проблема порция фирма она не большая. but good (e.MTM Advanced Russian 15/2/08 10:18 am Page 20 20 CD2 Track 9 tired CD2 Track 10 How to say ‘would’ I would do / have done ya sd’elal(a) by / ya by sd’elala I would tell / have ya by skazal(a) vam told you I would buy / ya by koopila have bought we would prepare / my by prigotovili have prepared it would be (interesting) bylo by (int’er’esno) CD2 Track 11 if (unreal condition) if I knew / had known if you were not in a rush we would do everything now if it were not for you … I wouldn’t have repaired the computer CD2 Track 12 Masculine adjective endings the Bolshoy Theatre here is big house Bol’shoy t’eatr vot bol’shoy dom Большой театр вот большой дом yesli by yesli by ya znal(a) yesli by vy n’e sp’eshili my by sd’elali vs’o s’eychas yesli by n’e vy … ya by n’e pochinil(a) kompyooter если бы если бы я знал(а) если бы вы не спешили мы бы сделали всё сейчас если бы не вы … я бы не починил(а) компьютер я сделал(а) бы / я бы сделал(а) я бы сказал(а) вам я бы купил(а) мы бы приготовили было бы (интересно) oostal(a)(i) устал(а)(и) small. a Russian (man). of a firm) interesting situation strange situation Russian tradition Russian (woman) (bol’shaya) probl’ema portsiya firma ona n’e bol’shaya. little good restaurant interesting film secret president (good) progress risk business CD2 Track 13 n’ebol’shoy khoroshiy r’estoran int’er’esnyy fil’m s’ekr’et pr’ezid’ent (bol’shoy) progr’ess risk bizn’es небольшой хороший ресторан интересный фильм секрет президент (большой) прогресс риск бизнес 21 Masculine adjective endings continued Russian. но хорошая интересная ситуация странная ситуация русская традиция русская roosskiy русский bizn’esm’en novyy nash t’el’efon m’etod eff’ektivnyy бизнесмен новый наш телефон метод эффективный .

a big thank you) thank you for (the souvenir) big problems CD3 Track 1 Plural adjective endings continued newspaper new Russian newspapers magazine English to read I read / am reading you will have big problems you will have a big problem CD3 Track 2 Nationalities Adjective and noun endings Britain British American American tourists culture Russian radio britaniya britanskiy am’erikanskiy am’erikanskiye tooristy kool’toora roosskoye radio Британия британский американский американские туристы культура русское радио gaz’eta novye roosskiye gaz’ety zhoornal angliyskiy chitat’ ya chitayoo oo vas boodoot bol’shiye probl’emy oo vas bood’et bol’shaya probl’ema газета новые русские газеты журнал английский читать я читаю у вас будут большие проблемы у ваc будет большая проблема bol’shoye kafe bol’shoye spasibo spasibo za (soov’enir) bol’shiye probl’emy большое кафе большое спасибо спасибо за (сувенир) большие проблемы we read humour CD3 Track 3 my chitayem yoomor мы читаем юмор 23 The ‘whom and what’ position icons information it’s necessary to redo the work CD3 Track 4 Feminine adjective endings in the whom / what position book I’m reading a book I’m reading an interesting Russian book my work I want to show you my work CD3 Track 5 water to buy water vodka to drink vodka voda koopit’ vodoo vodka pit’ vodkoo вода купить воду водка пить водку kniga ya chitayoo knigoo ya chitayoo int’er’esnooyoo roosskooyoo knigoo moya rabota ya khochoo pokazat’ vam moyoo rabotoo книга я читаю книгу я читаю интересную русскую книгу моя работа я хочу показать вам мою работу ikony informatsiya nado p’er’ed’elat’ rabotoo иконы информация надо переделать работу ‘you have water (etc.)’ is not in the ‘whom and what’ position.MTM Advanced Russian 15/2/08 10:18 am Page 22 22 CD2 Track 15 Neuter and plural adjective endings big café thank you very much (lit.)’.)’ = ‘by you there is water (etc. so ‘water (etc. what will you have: wine or vodka? your situation chto vy bood’et’e: vino ili vodkoo? vasha sitooatsiya что вы будете: вино или водку? ваша ситуация .

journal) not this one. that one (e. too не этот. ту na kontsert bal’et nom’er kon’echno khot’et’ ya khot’el(a) на концерт балет номер конечно хотеть я хотел(а) Endings of ‘to go’ in the present I am going / walking / coming you are going / walking / coming we are going / walking / coming he (she) is going / walking / coming ya idoo я иду vy id’ot’e. ty id’osh’ my id’om on(a) id’ot вы идёте. into cinema Kremlin Hermitage Pronunciation of soft ‘l’ CD3 Track 10 to (an event) concert ballet hotel room of course.g. certainly to want I wanted CD3 Track 11 idti d’ela kooda potomoo chto идти дела куда потому что 25 eta gaz’eta эта газета etot kompyooter этот компютер eti kompyootery эти компютеры ya chitayoo etoo я читаю эту газету gaz’etoo vs’e znayoot etoo все знают эту русскую roosskooyoo traditsiyoo традицию poyti v kino Kr’eml’ Ermitazh пойти в кино Кремль Эрмитаж Endings of nouns in the whom / what position that (document) that book you are reading that book not this one. tot n’e etoo. where to because CD3 Track 9 to go (concrete verb) to (a place). ты идёшь мы идём он(а) идёт . newspaper) CD3 Track 8 ‘Going’ verbs Difference between kooda and gd’e tot (dokoom’ent) тот (документ) ta kniga та книга vy chitayet’e too knigoo вы читаете ту книгу n’e etot.MTM Advanced Russian 15/2/08 10:18 am Page 24 24 I understand your situation position thank you very much for the information (can I have / bring me) mineral water mineral water CD3 Track 6 this newspaper this computer these computers I’m reading this newspaper everybody knows this Russian tradition CD3 Track 7 ya ponimayoo vashoo sitooatsiyoo pozitsiya bol’shoye spasibo za informatsiyoo (mozhno) min’eral’nooyoo vodoo min’eral’naya voda я понимаю вашу ситуацию позиция большое спасибо за информацию (можно) минеральную воду минеральная вода to go (on foot) / walk things to where. тот не эту.g. that one (e.

MTM Advanced Russian 15/2/08 10:18 am Page 26 26 they are going / walking / coming office so CD3 Track 12 Future of ‘going’ verbs with us with you there (to) there you will go I will go we will go CD3 Track 13 oni idoot ofis tak они идут офис так CD3 Track 14 Going by transport I am going (by transport) ya yedoo he is going on yed’et we are going my yed’em you are going vy yed’et’e they are going oni yedoot CD4 Track 1 (to the) station airport we will go / travel I will go / travel Saint Petersburg he will go / travel CD4 Track 2 Endings after v / na to go / travel Moscow to Moscow America police (station) to the police station (I will not go) to work conference to a conference yekhat’ / poyekhat’ Moskva v Moskvoo Am’erika militsiya v militsiyoo (ya n’e poydoo) na rabotoo konf’er’entsiya na konf’er’entsiyoo ехать / поехать Москва в Москву Америка милиция в милицию (я не пойду) на работу конференциа на конферецию (na) vokzal aeroport my poyed’em ya poyedoo P’et’erboorg on poyed’et (на) вокзал аэропорт мы поедем я поеду Петербург он поедет я еду он едет мы едем вы едете они едут 27 s nami s vami tam tooda vy poyd’ot’e ya poydoo my poyd’om с нами с вами там туда вы пойдёте я пойду мы пойдём nowhere nigd’e (to) nowhere nikooda we will not go anywhere my nikooda n’e poyd’om the bus is coming / going id’ot avtoboos (town) centre tsentr everything is going well vs’o id’ot khorosho snow sn’eg it is snowing id’ot sn’eg it will snow / poyd’ot sn’eg start snowing bank bank football footbol football match footbol’nyy match basketball match bask’etbol’nyy match нигде никуда мы никуда не пойдём идёт автобус центр всё идёт хорошо снег идёт снег пойдёт снег банк футбол футбольный матч баскетбольный матч .

transmission CD4 Track 5 go! to here come here! CD4 Track 6 to love / like he (she) loves we love you love l’oobit’ on(a) l’oobit my l’oobim vy l’oobit’e любить он(а) любит мы любим вы любите idi(t’e)! s’ooda idi(t’e) s’ooda! иди(те)! сюда иди(те) сюда! ooznay! govori! skazhi! dacha dat’ p’er’edat’ dayt’e! p’er’edayt’e! sol’ p’er’edacha узнай! говори! скажи! дача дать передать дайте! передайте! соль передача skazhit’e! pokazhit’e! fotografiya oni govor’at govorit’e! ooznayt’e! скажите! покажите! фотография они говорят говорите! узнайте! you love (informal) soup I love sport London they love student literature music favourite opera CD4 Track 7 ty l’oobish’ soop ya l’oobl’oo sport London oni l’oob’at stood’ent lit’eratoora moozyka l’oobimyy opera ты любишь суп я люблю спорт Лондон они любят студент литература музыка любимый опера 29 Possession (‘his’. moya. ‘her’. moyi nash. ‘my’ and ‘our’) his her their my our business journalist far address CD4 Track 8 him her them he / she / they is / are not in he has she has they have director yego (pronounced yevo) yeyo ikh yego / yeyo / ikh n’et oo n’ego oo n’eyo oo nikh dir’ektor его её их его / её / их нет у него у неё у них директор yego (pronounced yevo) yeyo ikh moy.MTM Advanced Russian 15/2/08 10:18 am Page 28 28 CD4 Track 3 Commands or requests (formal ‘you’) tell (me)! show (me)! photo they speak / say speak! find out! CD4 Track 4 Commands or requests (informal ‘you’) find out! (informal) speak! (informal) tell (me)! (informal) country house to give to pass give (me)! pass (me)! salt broadcast. наша. ‘their’. моя. nasha. nashi d’elo zhoornalist(ka) dal’eko adr’es его её их мой. moyo. моё. мои наш. наши дело журналист(ка) далеко адрес .

MTM Advanced Russian 15/2/08 10:18 am Page 30 30 he has moved (house) telephone their telephone is not working CD4 Track 9 Saying ‘let’s’ to give let us. let’s let’s do this let’s think let’s go let’s book tickets on p’er’eyekhal t’el’efon ikh / oo nikh t’el’efon n’e rabotayet он переехал телефон их / у них телефон не работает I (don’t) like this pizza unusual CD4 Track 12 he could / was able to she could / was able to they could / were able to you could / were able to I could. come on! davay! CD4 Track 10 to see / have a look I will see / have a look we will see / have a look to see each other we shall see each other CD4 Track 11 borshch I (don’t) like (to me (not) appeals) pizza borshch mn’e (n’e) nravits’a pitstsa vid’et’ / oovid’et’ ya oovizhoo my oovidim vid’et’s’a / oovid’et’s’a my oovid’ims’a давать / дать давай(те) давайте это сделаем давайте подумаем давайте пойдём давайте закажем билеты давайте позавтракаем давайте приготовим давай! on mog ona mogla oni mogli vy mogli ya mog(la) by vy mogli by eto sd’elat’? you could have done it vy mogli by eto sd’elat’ could you please do it. vy n’e mogli by eto would you be so kind sd’elat’? as to do it? он мог она могла они могли вы могли я мог(ла) бы вы могли бы это сделать? вы могли бы это сделать вы не могли бы это сделать? видеть / увидеть я увижу мы увидим видеться / увидеться мы увидимся борщ мне (не) нравится пицца . would be able to could you do it? mn’e (n’e) nravits’a eta pitstsa n’eobychnyy мне (не) нравится эта пицца необычный 31 davat’ / dat’ davay(t’e) davay(t’e) eto sd’elayem davay(t’e) podoomayem davay(t’e) poyd’om davay(t’e) zakazhem bil’ety let’s have breakfast davay(t’e) pozavtrakayem let’s prepare davay(t’e) prigotovim let us (informal).

’e 7 yo. готов. код Ее есть. D as in dad. E as in met. вот Гг гараж. YE as in yes. vision (can sound SH at the end of a word). den (can sound T at the end of a word). Y as in yet. Softens the preceding consonant (shown with apostrophe ’). гриб Вв вокзал. toy. Softens the preceding consonant. about B as in bet. YO as in your. занят zh z i y 10 И и и. beat (sounds P at the end of a word). beyond. Softens the preceding consonant (shown with apostrophe ’). sounds V in -его. где Ёё ёлка. или 11 Й й мой . всё Closest English equivalent Transliterated A as in father. ZH as in pleasure. муж Зз здесь. ничего Дд дом. G as in go. eel.MTM Advanced Russian 15/2/08 10:18 am Page 32 The Russian alphabet Russian letter 1 2 3 4 Аа мама Бб банк. ’o 8 9 Жж можно. -ого and certain other word endings). EE as in feet. V as in van (can sound F at the end of a word). boy a b v g 33 5 6 d ye. Z as in zero. rose (can sound S at the end of a word). get (can sound K at the end of a word. saga. Always stressed.

tune. что Closest English equivalent Transliterated K as in rack. net O as in port when stressed. bear. ещё 28 Ъ ъ съел 29 Ы ы вы. она 17 П п президент 18 Р р Россия. fool. ’oo 35 ya. The lips should be protruded. наш 27 Щ щ борщ. далеко 14 М м Москва 15 H н нет. lead M as in milk. хорошо 24 Ц ц цирк 25 Ч ч хочу. ’a А мама Я время О дом Ё идём Э мэр Е меня У Ы по-русски быть Ю говорю И билет . bit ‘soft sign’: used mainly to soften the preceding consonant. rush SHCH as in pushchair. YA as in yummy. team OO as in boot. bits CH as in chair. E as in get. P as in pour. meat N as in nice. where U as in university. Softens the preceding consonant (shown with apostrophe ’). doctor. fresh cheese ‘hard sign’: serves to keep the consonant it follows hard.MTM Advanced Russian 15/2/08 10:18 am Page 34 34 Russian letter 12 К к как 13 Л л лампа. Softens the preceding consonant (shown with apostrophe ’). farm Scottish ‘loch’ T+S as in sits. F as in fun. говорю 33 Я я моя.as in again. Resembles I as in till. yard. chip k l m n o p r s t oo f kh ts ch Russian letter 26 Ш ш ваш. ты 30 Ь ь думать. most T as in tuck. так 21 У у по-русски. sh shch ’’ y ’ e yoo. please Scottish rolled ‘r’ S as in sit. но 16 О о он. When unstressed . у 22 Ф ф кофе 23 Х х хлеб. key L as in lamp. время Vowels Harden preceding consonant Soften preceding consonant Closest English equivalent Transliterated SH as in ship. большой 31 Э э это 32 Ю ю знаю. работа 19 С с спасибо 20 Т т это.

MTM Advanced Russian 15/2/08 10:18 am Page 36 Common Russian signs МЕТРО metro ТАКСИ taxi ВОКЗАЛ train station ХЛЕБ bread БАР bar РЕСТОРАH restaurant КАФЕ cafe БАHК bank ВХОД entry ВЫХОД exit ПЕРЕХОД pedestrian crossing БОЛЬШОЙ ТЕАТР Bolshoy Theatre ЭРМИТАЖ Hermitage МУЗЕЙ museum СУВЕHИРЫ souvenirs ПОЛИКЛИHИКА surgery РЫHОК market ДОБРО ПОЖАЛОВАТЬ welcome 37 МОЛОКО milk ОТЕЛЬ hotel ГОСТИHИЦА hotel HЕ КУРИТЬ no smoking РЕГИСТРАЦИЯ registration ЗАHЯТО engaged. occupied БАHКОМАТ cash machine МИЛИЦИЯ police (militia) КАССА box office. ticket office ГАЗЕТЫ newspapers МАГАЗИH shop КHИГИ books .

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