Two foreigners visited Russia. Listen to the tape and decide what kind of information do the
foreigners give you? What is their opinion about this country?
Use the words from the list to complete the gaps.
Listening. Ученики слушают.
What kind of information does the tape give you? There are three variants, choose the correct one.
- about Russian holidays
- about Russian people
- about Russian sport
2) Use the words from the list to complete the gaps.
a) Russians are not … from the other Europeans. They also … to travel, …with others, have life’s
pleasure, and give their all to sports.
b) In Russia I’m often struck, sometimes dazzled by … of people’s souls and … in their hearts.
Since my first visit I … many people who … me deeply. In some cases I … by their … or … and..
associate have touched self- sacrifice sensitivity
the beauty the kindness was moved different
have met like generosity
Say what you have listened about Russian people.
Развитие навыков чтения.
The Russians have a great proverb, attributed to their own character. It sounds like this:
Russian soul is a fathomless mystery. It does not mean that the Russians themselves cannot
understand what they want, what priorities they have etc. But for some foreigners it becomes very
difficult to understand Russian lifestyle and habits. The reason of such incomprehension is in
Russian character, which is a bit different from American or European ones.
Let’s read about it. Then be ready to choose the best title for the article.
The Russian character
The Russian spacious soul
The material wealth of Russia
The Russian landscape
Pay attention to some new words from the text: pettiness , greediness, spacious soul, tough-minded,
shrewd, material possessions, unreliable thing
“A generous nature” or “shyrokaya dusha” will be the first thing to hear from a Russian if
asked about the Russian national character. Russian people are generous people, just like their land.
Russian people value generosity. The vastness of their land implies their full-handedness. Being
fond of making handsome gestures, they enjoy surprising their friends and guests with generous
gifts and regales. Even if the hosts are having hard times, they will do their best to treat their guests