Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Второй год русского языка... Сегодня в лингафонном кабинете... Урок 4 (Week 3, Unit 4)

Не волнуйтесь!

Вы записались? Have you signed up? ORAL PERFORMANCE! Не ждите! Don't wait to sign up!

1) Пройдите контрольную работу! Take your quiz!
2) Давайте послушаем! Do the listening exercise on the хендаут. План is a borrowing from English! Происходить means "to take place" (it's a verb of motion!). Answer the questions, and then number the pictures according to their order in the narrative. 
3) Study the verb лететь... а perfectly regular 2nd conjugation verb like говорить. Notice the mutation in the я form, т--»ч. No biggie. Не волнуйтесь!

And the verbs of coming and going with the tutors! Remember the song... в в из! на на с! у к от!

Elementary Russian: Сегодня в лингафонном кабинете... Today in the lab, 30/XI/2016...

Напишите тесты! Take your grammar quiz FIRST!

Вы записались? Have you signed up for the oral performance? Do it here

А теперь... Давайте послушаем!

Listen to the first three разговоры and запишите ответы на эти вопросы (jot down the answers to these questions on one of the Lab sheets). Listen to each разговор no more than TWO TIMES! Jot down the answers on a spare sheet of paper. 

Here are the links... Разговоры: 1 2 3

When you're done, look through this Powerpoint on verbs of going, then come join us at the tables! It's very important to acquaint yourselves with these verbs!

Почитаем! At the tables, your first chore is to read with a partner диалог 5 from уорк 5. I have all this on a хэндаут at the tables. We'll also start to work on verbs of motion like идти and ходить...

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Elementary Russian: Сегодня в лингафонном кабинете... Language Lab for 4/XI/2015 (Урок 4, неделя 2)

Сначала... First things first. 

Your portfolio assignment for Unit 4, including the устное выступление (c), the oral performance. 

Сегодня вечером! В 18 часов! В Стетсонском зале! 
Ансамбль русского народного танца, музыки и песни «Барыня». Tonight! In the CUB (Stetson Room, 2nd floor)... The Russian dance ensemble BARYNYA!

1) Напишите тест! Take your quiz, контрольная по новым словам... Have me check it! Я проверю ее. 

2) Давайте послушаем! Let's listen... Наденьте наушники! Put on your headphones and get ready! (You'll write this on the obverse of your quiz...)

You're about to listen to an address by the декан (dean) at  Казанский государственный университет (Kazan State University). (Kazan is an ancient city, the capital of Tatarstan in SW Russia, on the Volga...) The assistant dean’s remarks can be broken up into a number of topic areas. Before you listen to the talk, look through the topics below (1-7). 

What order do you think these seven topics will occur?

 1.  composition of the student body
 2.  foreign students
 3.  foreign students from North America
 4.  good-luck wishes
 5.  opening welcome
 6.  structure of the university
 7.  things that make this school different from others

Listen to the talk. It's about 5 minutes. On the back of your quiz, jot down the order in which the seven topics were actually discussed. (Just write down the numbers of the topics from above in the order they appeared.)

Listen to the talk again with these questions in mind. You might not know the word for thousand, тысяча or тысяч. Also, Tatar, татарский язык, is an Altaic (Turkic) language.
1.  How many departments does the university have?
2.  How big is the library?
3.  Name five things that students can major in.
4.  Name at least one language department that was mentioned.
5.  How many students are there?
6.  What department hosts most of the students from the United States and Canada?

Listen to the talk. Jot down the answers to the questions above on the back of your quiz.

Finally... The lecturer mentions the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), a loose political entity made up of many of the republics of the former Soviet Union.
How many of them can you list from the talk? You can check your answers here.

3) At tables, we'll talk about the three verbs that all mean "to study" in Russian. Take a second and review the forms of заниматься, учиться, изучать...

The verbs заниматься and изучать are both "-ай-" class, 1st conjugations verbs, like знать and понимать. Remember the rules about reflexives for заниматься: -ся after consonants, -сь after vowels, thus занимаюсь but занимаешься.

Учиться is a perfectly regular 2nd conjugation very like говорить. (Except, notice the shift in stress.) It, too, has a reflexive particle: -ся after consonants (учился), -сь after vowels (училась).

Please note which verbs MUST have a direct object and which CANNOT: Изучать must have a direct object (you need to study SOMETHING). But заниматься and учиться cannot have a direct object (no accusative object). You can do them in places ("I study in the library! I'm a student at Stetson! Я занимаюсь в библиотеке! Я учусь в Стетсонском университете!")... but you cannot (for now at least) do them to things.

Remember: Так интересно!

Второй год. Second-Year Russian: Урок 4, Гостиница. Сегодня в лингафонном кабинете... (Unit 4, Week 2)

(It's great to be a student, just this studying interferes!)

Сегодня вечером! В 18 часов! В Стетсонском зале! 

Ансамбль русского народного танца, музыки и песни «Барыня». Tonight! In the CUB (Stetson Room, 2nd floor)... The Russian dance ensemble BARYNYA!

1) Напишите тест! Take your vocabulary quiz...
2) За компьютером. Наденьте наушники и.... подготовьтесь! Put on your headphones and... GET READY! (See the imperative there? ПОДГОТОВЬТЕСЬ! НАДЕНЬТЕ! Get ready! Put on! Second conjugation, positive, perfective, stem-stressed verbs end in -ь!)... 

Sorry. Distracted. Do the listening exercise on the хендаут. Вот вам сылка. (It's supposed to sound like airport announcements... in my experience, it sounds nothing like airport announcements. There you go!)

Answer the questions on the sheet. If you want to do this with me in the hall, we can. 

Some useful vocab for this exercise... Вам поможет, наверное, эти слова...
  • Посадка--boarding
  • Адлер--название города в районе Сочи. 
  • Рейс--Flight
  • Вас про́сит!--They're asking for you!
  • Зал прибытия--like... arrival gate?
  • Таможное отделение--Customs
  • Регистрация--угадайте! You guess...
3) Работа за столами! Better than под столом! Take a look at this guide to "time when" phrases... 

Я родился в тысяча девятьсот семьдесят седьмом году!  (See?! в plus the PREPOSITIONAL!)

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Второй год. Second-Year Russian: Сегодня в лингафонном кабинете... Урок 4 Неделя 1. Родительный падеж.

Сначала... Your material for next week's VOCABULARY QUIZ!

А теперь...
Давайте послушаем! Прослушайте разговор между руководителем и администратором. Ответьте--да или нет! Listen to the conversation between the American and the Russian hotel manager. On your handout, mark да или нет (true of false). Получать means "to receive," забронировать "to reserve"... and на пять дней means "for five days." Oh, and США (СэША) means USA. 

На обороте! On the flipside... Two things. 1) With the tutors, review the formation of the genitive case. Remember that family members and friends are often irregular. 

But generally, the genitive plural is pretty straightforward... Вообщем, правила образования родительного падежа очень простые! S4N, N4S! 


2) And, "the rules of counting"... which you already know. 1+nominative; 2, 3, 4 + genitive singular; 5+ gets genitive plural. The NEW information pertains to modifiers... What happens when you say "three big bottles of vodka" or "five dancing naked bears"? 

Пройдите упражнения с репетиторами! Go through the exercises with the tutors! Finish them at home. 

Elementary Russian: Сегодня в лингафонном кабинете... Unit 4 Week 1 (Урок 4 Неделя 1)

First off... Снагала! Here's the material from Memrise for your Vocabulary quiz in one week (next Wednesday, in lab!)

Еще поработаем! Let's work a little! Вот что будем делать... A little listening, read a dialogue, do a little grammar at the tables. 

Давайте послушаем! Let's have a listen to the three разговоры. Here are the links for the recordings: Разговор 1 Разговор 2 Разговор 3

Some words to know... Как по-английски будет...
  • In the first conversation, you need to know the acronym США, Соедененные Штаты Америки--USA USA USA! It sounds like СэШа.
  • Тhe words сосед, neighbor and 
  • Простите, excuse me. 
  • Don't forget in the second conversation that библиотека  means library! 
  • The phrase in the third conversation Я вас не по́нял means "I didn't understand you" and 
  • стажёр, a word that means "visiting student," someone doing study abroad.

Listen to each recording no more than three times and try to answer the following questions. Jot down your answers sheet provided.  I'll check them in your portfolio! Remember: The goal isn't to get them all right (though that's certainly a worthwhile goal!). The goal is to get you to listen, intentionally and carefully. You only get better at something with practice. Русские говорят... Повторение, мать учения. Repetition is the mother of learning. I always joke Повторение, мать мучения. Repetition is the mother of being tortured! 

The listening should take no more than ten minutes. 

When you're done, find a partner or me and read диалог 5. Figure out the following from the dialogue: Как по-руссски... (For your quiz next Wednesday! From Подготовка к разговору, 4-6)

- State that you missed something that was said.
- Ask and answer who takes a certain subject.

Do you remember... How do you respond to a compliment? How do you ask and answer questions about what courses someone is taking? How do you say that you don't know what your major is? (These are all questions from Подготовка к разговору 4-6 and will appear on your quiz next Wednesday.)

Когда вы закончите... When you're done... join me or the репетитор at the tables for a little grammar work. Not much, just some more practice with the verb учиться, to be a student. Notice that it's a second-conjugation verb, like говорить, with a reflexive particle, either -ся or -сь, depending on the final consonant of the conjugated form. If the form ends in a consonant (or soft sign), it gets -ся, if it ends in a vowel, it gets -сь. учусь but учится.