Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Сегодня в лингафонном кабинете... Unit 9, Week 3

Доброе утро! Сегодня 8-ое апреля. Среда. Значит, мы в лингафонном кабинете! 

LET ME KNOW if you have had trouble enrolling in Second-Year Russian next semester. There's something wrong with the registration process (sigh). Let me know, also, if you have any questions, concerns, conflicts, конфликты, проблемы, заботы...

Сначала, вам надо написать контрольную. First, take the grammar quiz! On the back, you'll find the worksheet to accompany the listening exercise below.

Слушание... We did this exercise last week... But I think it was very difficult for many of you, and that it deserves a little more time... Redo this exercise and prepare it for inclusion in your Portfolio next week

If you need help, ask me or one of the tutors! Answer as best you can the questions based on these Давайте послушаем recordings:

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Be sure to read the questions first. Then, listen to the recordings no fewer than two times. Remember: The point isn't to get them all right (that would be nice....), but to listen carefully and analytically for what you can understand. In particular, spend the time to complete the last exercise (the new vocabulary fill-in). 

Take a few minutes and re-review the Power Point on verbal aspect. Download it here and watch it before you come to the tables. Будем работать над аскпект глагола--какой вид нужен? What aspect do you need? 

Remember: Imperfective aspect expresses all three tenses. The imperfective past is formed with the Л-rule. The present tense is formed by "just conjugate the darn thing" rule. And the imperfective future is formed by combining a form of быть (буду, будешь...) and the infinitive. 

Он смотрел. Он смотрит. Он будет смотреть.

Perfective can only express the past and the future. Formation is simple: To form the perfective past, use the Л-rule. And to form the perfective future, "just conjugate the darn thing." 

Он посмотрел фильм. Он посмотрит фильм. 

And... big news, big deal... NO ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN CLASS TOMORROW (Thursday, April 9)... Instead, you're invited to drop by and chat with the preeminent historian of Eastern Europe, Jan Gross... You should attend tomorrow evening's lecture, too!
Jan Gross, the Norman B. Tomlinson '16 and '48 Professor of War and Society and Professor of History at Princeton University and Stetson's 2015 Bernard Weiner Holocaust Memorial Lecturer, will spend an hour at the SPREES Center this Thursday from 1-2pm.
We hope you can find a moment to stop by for an informal chat and nosh--tea, lox, bagels... and conversation! ​

​From his Princeton University profile:​

Jan T. Gross studies modern Europe, focusing on comparative politics, totalitarian and authoritarian regimes, Soviet and East European politics, and the Holocaust. After growing up in Poland and attending Warsaw University, he immigrated to the United States in 1969 and earned a Ph.D. in sociology from Yale University (1975). His first book, Polish Society under German Occupation, appeared in 1979. Revolution from Abroad (1988) analyzes how the Soviet regime was imposed in Poland and the Baltic states between 1939 and 1941. Neighbors (2001), which was a finalist for the National Book Award, reconstructs the events that took place in July 1941 in the small Polish town of Jedwabne, where virtually every one of the town’s 1,600 Jewish residents was killed in a single day. Using eyewitness testimony Professor Gross demonstrates that the Jews of Jedwabne were murdered by their Polish neighbors "not by the German occupiers, as previously assumed. The shocking story occasioned an unprecedented reevaluation of Jewish-Polish relations during World War II and touched off passionate debate. In 2004 many of the Polish voices in this debate were published in translation in a collection, The Neighbors Respond. Professor Gross is also the author of several books in Polish, the coeditor of The Politics of Retribution in Europe: World War II and Its Aftermath (2000), and the coeditor with Irena Grudzinska-Gross of War Through Children’s Eyes (1981), which uses school compositions and other documents written by children to study how children experience war and deportation. He joined the Princeton History Department in 2003 after teaching at New York University, Emory, Yale, and universities in Paris, Vienna, and Krakow. Professor Gross is the Norman B. Tomlinson ‘16 and ‘48 Professor of War and Society.​

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