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Okno v mir russkoi rechi, (Focus, 2002)


Rev: November 13, 2002
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Learning Support Services
Room 259

Set Call Number: RU2.042

TYPE OF PROGRAM: Russian language
ACCESSION DATE: November 2002
DESCRIPTION: Accompanies text of same title. The CD-ROM audio recordings for this textbook consist of a series of thematic dialogues and monologues correlated with the topics of the units in the textbook and listening tasks in the textbook. Students listen to the dialogue or monologue and answer the questions in the textbook or listen and repeat the parts of the dialogue. Each unit is called a "theme" or "tema". After each "tema" there is a brief musical phrase to help lab technicians break up the lessons into digitized sound files without having to know Russian. The actors reading the texts are native speakers and they perform the texts with clear, crisp articulation at a reasonable pace. The topics are well selected to provide a full range of situations intermediate-level students are likely to encounter on a visit to a Russian city.
AUDIENCE: intermediate Russian
FORMAT: 1 audio CD



Okno v mir russkoi rechi, RU2.042

Materials from Okno v mir russkoi rechi displayed with special permission of Focus. All rights reserved.

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Tema 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 |



Tema 1: Let's Get Acquainted

Activity (1a) Matthew and His Group
About Matthew, US student in Petersburg in an international group (3:20)

Exercise 7: Dialogues:
Sergei finds Natasha's lost book (and they become acquainted) (0:28)
Tamara meets Matthew and the other students of his group (0:39)
Elena Grigor'evna finds out about the students' schedule for the next day (0:26)
Sergei is introduced to Maia (0:14)
Anna Vladimirovna is introduced (0:12)

Exercise 12
Dialogues: Let's get acquainted
In the theater: an empty seat (0:34)
In the hotel: any vacant rooms? (0:37)
In the library: may I borrow a pen? (0:40)
In the restaurant: is this table free? (0:30)
In the vehicle of mass transit: please take this seat! (0:28)

Exercise 14a
Dialogue: Do you know Tania Koroleva? (0:27)


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Tema 2: Hello / How are you?

Exercise 1a:
Audio Letter to Tom from Matthew in Russia

Exercise 5: Dialogue
Vitalii and Viktor – Everything is normal'no!

Exercise 7a: Anecdote
Vova has to learn to use "VY" instead of "TY" when addressing the teacher

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Tema 3: You and Your Name

Exercise 1a:
Audio Letter from Matthew to Tom about names (2:05)

Exercise 8b: Dialogues
I called you yesterday, Zhenya, but you weren't home (0:16)
Is Zhenya home? (0:07)
Is Sasha home? (0:06)
Is Sasha back from Finland yet? (0:08)

Exercise 12: Dialogues
Tickets to the ballet: Swan Lake (0:21)
Why are you late again? (0:18)
Did you do your homework? (0:17)
Go get some bread! (0:16)

Exercise 15: Dialogues
I'm not Ivan Petrovich! (0:20)

Song: Katiusha (1:49)

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Tema 4: And if it's love?

Exercise 2a: Dialogue
St. Valentine's Day (history of holiday in dialogue) (1:25)

Exercise 6: Dialogues (with grandma)
Let's look in the family album! (1:01)
Look: it's Dad, he looks so funny with a mustache! (0:49)
Lots of people are getting married for money, not for love now (1:08)

Song: Oi tsvetet kalina (2:10)

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Tema 5: Family Is Family

Exercise 1a
Audio letter from Matthew to Linda about a Russian family (kinship terms, ages, relationships) (2:18)

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Tema 6: Problem of the Contemporary Family

Exercise 1a
Audio letter from Matthew to Linda about family problems (1:25)

Song: Oi moroz moroz (2:19)

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Tema 7: My Home (House)

Exercise 1a
Audio letter from Matthew about housing in Russia, esp. St. Petersburg (2:38)

Exercise 2a: Dialogues: Come to our Housewarming!
Olya and Volodya about moving to new apartments (0:45)
Olya and Volodya at Olya's housewarming (1:44)

Song: Davaite vosklitsat' (1:45)

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Tema 8: Which furniture into which room?

Exercise 1a
Audio letter from Matthew to Tom about the furnishings of Sasha's and Lena's apartment (1:53)

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Tema 9: Do you love housework and odd jobs around the house?

Exercise 1a
Audio letter from Matthew to Linda about housework and home maintenance (1:52)

Exercise 5a
Dialogue: We are doing some renovations (0:42)

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Tema 10: Every City Has Its Own Profile

Exercise 10a Dialogue:
Matthew & John talk about their weekend, comparing the landmarks and architecture of Pskov' and Novgorod (1:47)

Song: Podmoskovnye vechera (3:51)

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Tema 11: Where is that street? Where is that building?

Exercise 1a
Audio letter from Matthew to Tom (where things are located in St. Petersburg) (1:30)

Exercise 4a Dialogues:
Natasha and friend agree to go for a stroll in the evening (0:35)
Olga Vasil'evna has moved to a new apartment (in conversation with Igor' Mikhailovich) (0:35)

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Tema 12: How do I get to ....?

Exercise 2a
"Feminine Gratitude" (Male tells a story about "feminine gratitude") (1:00)

Exercise 6a Dialogue:
Alexander and Matthew meet in the metro (1:15)

Exercise 10 Dialogues:
Sasha and Matthew – how to buy a ticket for the train to Moscow (0:50)
At the train station (buying the ticket) (0:41)
After the trip to Moscow (0:35)

Song: Kalinka (3:15)

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Tema 13: Making Purchases

Exercise 9a Dialogues:
John buys a map (0:30)
Someone else (Chinese name) buys a souvenir (0:28)
Florian buys a birthday present for his sister (0:56)

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Tema 14: The Mail's In

Exercise 1a
Audio letter from Matthew on how Russians write letters (2:47)

Song: The Dark Cherry Shawl (2:45)

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Tema 15: Telephone Etiquette

Exercise 1a
Audio letter from Matthew to Tom about how he called one of Tom's friends (2:04)

Exercise 3 Dialogue:
Matthew makes a call to a Petersburg business (0:51)

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Tema 16: Hotel

Exercise 2 Dialogues:
I need a room in the hotel (0:28)
I made a reservation by telephone (0:24)

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Tema 17 Let's Go to the Barber Shop / Beauty Salon

Exercise 5: Dialogues: In the Barber Shop / Beauty Salon
Beauty Salon (0:28)
Barber Shop (0:15)
Manicure (0:18)
Make-Over (women’s make-up) (0:31)

Exercise 8b Dialogue:
I’m leaving for Siberia tomorrow (0:23)

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Tema 18 Here’s how I solve everyday problems

Exercise 3 Dialogues:
Matthew, Sasha and the Camera (0:25)
Dialogue in the photo development shop (0:26)
Dialogue 3 (0:22)
Dialogue 4 (0:17)
Dialogue 5 (0:15)
Dialogue 6 (0:23)
Dialogue 7 (0:18)
Dialogue 8 (0:18)

Exercise 8a Dialogue
Matthew gives Sasha a birthday present (0:53)

Exercise 9 Dialogue
In the clock and watch repair shop (0:27)

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Tema 19 How do you feel?

Exercise 2 Dialogues:
Matthew is sick (0:48)
Dialogue 2 (0:36)
At the Clinic (1:45)
At the drug store (0:32)
Matthew feels better (0:41)

Song: We wish you health! (2:15)

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Tema 20 Saint Petersburg

Exercise 8a Dialogues at the Peter-Paul Fortress
Dialogue 1 (1:00)
Dialogue 2 (2:37)
Dialogue 3 (0:43)
Dialogue 4 (0:31)

Exercise 19a
Why is it called Decembrist Square (1:25)

Exercise 27 Dialogues: Which are the widest and longest bridges in St. Petersburg?
Dialogue 1 (0:25)
Dialogue 2 (0:09)
Dialogue 3 (0:17)
Dialogue 4 (0:16)
Dialogue 5 (0:27)

Exercise 33 Dialogues: How do you spend your spare time?
Dialogue 1 (0:23)
Dialogue 2 (0:24)
Dialogue 3 (0:12)

Song: Friendship (1:30)



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