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hitman9002
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17 October 2011 at 10:41pm | IP Logged 
Hello Everyone,

I'm a French/English speaker from Canada and I have to learn Russian. I used to learn it and I have some good basics. I can speak pretty much fluently but I have a few problems with my written expression.

Do you guys know an efficient book for intermediates? A book giving a very good immersion and deep knowledge. I'd like to precise that I know very well a few native Russian speakers so I am able to get my work corrected by them.

Many thanks,
Hitman

Edited by Fasulye on 27 October 2011 at 7:58pm

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Radu-1987
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18 October 2011 at 10:08am | IP Logged 
Try this link.

http://www.allrussias.com/abc/one_1.asp

It has 16 chapters in total.

or

http://www.teachyourself.com/books.aspx?isbn=9781444107647

"Complete Russian" - Publisher: Teach Yourself. Year 2010.

It's written by a British lady who's taught Russian for about 20 years.

It has about 400 pages and it has 20 chapters on daily subject matters.

It teaches and covers from level 1 to level 4 of the international standard of CEFR. I've pasted the chart of CEFR from wikipedia below FYI.

A. Basic Speaker
---------------
A1 [level 1] Breakthrough or beginner
A2 [level 2] Waystage or elementary

B. Independent Speaker
---------------------
B1 [level 3] Threshold or intermediate
B2 [level 4] Vantage or upper intermediate

C. Proficient Speaker
--------------------
C1 [level 5] Effective Operational Proficiency or advanced
C2 [level 6] Mastery or proficiency

*more details on the chart below link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_European_Framework_of_Re ference_for_Languages


I consider myself to be right about the center of level 3, and I find it refreshing on the grammatical points, explains it clearly in plain English.

Although, I've notice seldomly some misprints/mistakes by the author[?] and you may spot them too but not such a big deal to overall rating, and it is very well worth the price, 16 british pounds.
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hitman9002
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18 October 2011 at 7:20pm | IP Logged 
Hi Radu-1987

Thank you for you quick answer. The website you gave me looks very good. I hope it will be very useful.

There is only one issue. I have moved from Canada to France and I have no good access to English books. I know very well the Teach Yourself series of books. Unfortunately here I can't buy it... Do you know if there is a PDF version of available?


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Radu-1987
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19 October 2011 at 10:23am | IP Logged 
I don't know any I'm afraid.

I got links for pdf files of Russian tests with answers though. That's about it.


Here

Edited by Radu-1987 on 19 October 2011 at 10:26am

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19 October 2011 at 11:56pm | IP Logged 
Radu-1987 wrote:
I don't know any I'm afraid.

I got links for pdf files of Russian tests with answers though. That's about it.


Here


Thanks a lot, they will be very helpful!


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