"Unforgettable Classics: Russian Reader Intermediate-Advanced, 19th Century" is a collection of five great stories and novellas by famous Russian writers of the 19th century - After the Ball by Leo Tolstoy, Anna on the Neck by Anton Chekhov, Bela, a chapter from A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov, Asya by Ivan Turgenev and Gambler by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It consists of two parts of intermediate and advanced level. The stories are abridged and arranged by the level of difficulty. Each story is divided into numbered paragraphs with corresponding extensive vocabulary lists in the end of each story. It also contains asides with information about a story and a writer's biography, as well as asides with relevant cultural information, idioms and useful Russian expressions. Discussion questions in the end of each chapter will help students to develop and improve their conversational skills. They can also be used as essay topics. Every chapter is concluded with blank personalized vocabulary sheets for students' convenience. The Russian Reader is aimed at language students learning Russian at intermediate or advanced level and provides a lot of useful information on the Russian literature, history and culture while developing students' reading skills and building up their vocabulary. It can be used both for classroom and personal study.
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