Item description for Berlitz Basic Russian (Berlitz Workbooks) by Natalia Walker...
An invaluable study aid, the Berlitz Basic Russian Workbook is designed to complement independent language study with 24 units of entertaining activities. Multiple-choice and write-in sections test and improve general grammar and vocabulary knowledge. Basic Russian Workbook includes a special grammar section for quick and easy reference when practicing; a complete answer key to all exercises allowing students to evaluate their own language skills and to focus their efforts; and a final test section to increase proficiency and confidence. 128 pages.
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Studio: Berlitz Guides
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.71" Width: 8.58" Height: 0.39" Weight: 0.88 lbs.
Release Date Aug 30, 2005
Publisher Berlitz Guides
ISBN 9812467009 ISBN13 9789812467003
Reviews - What do customers think about Berlitz Basic Russian (Berlitz Workbooks)?
Berlitz Russian Review Apr 9, 2008
Overall a good course. Gives you an overall good grasp of spoken Russian. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that there is some material it does not cover. It does not cover particples & gerunds and you need this knowledge to read Russian. The book's coverage of verbs of motion is also inadequate. They should also have some audio material to cover the book. Other than that for general speaking capability it is a good book.
good concept, poor tapes Jun 20, 2004
I used the cassette version and was disappointed. With the tape version I the sound quality was so low that I had a hard time understanding what was being spoken. A native speaker verified the accents to be accurate, so it wasn't the quality of the language, just the shortcomings of the cassette tape. However, I did enjoy the book and found it to be very useful.
A good basic workbook May 31, 2004
This is a good book of excercises for the beginner and is meant to be used with a basic textbook. Berlitz has their own language course, but this can be used with any beginners text, and I happen to like the Penguin Russian Course, so I used it with that.
I like it because it's reasonably priced and not eye-crossingly difficult. There's a good mix of vocabulary, grammar and word usage excercises. This book requires you to use Cyrillic cursive, but you should be learning that from your textbook. This workbook will give you good practice and a break from the excercises from your main text.
Not Bad Jun 19, 2000
I purchased this book as my first introduction to the Russian Language. I spend a lot of time rewinding the tape in order to try and understand what is being said. About 75% of the phrases on the cassette are written in the book in Russian along with the English translation. I wish 100% of the sentences on the cassette were written in the book. The book is good because you get a combination of grammar and conversational skills.
I did some further research and for developing conversational skills possibly the Pimsleur approach is the best. I have ordered the Pimsleur introduction course which is audio only.
Brilliant Apr 24, 1999
I am a 15 year old student and I wan't to learn russian. This is brilliant for someone like me who has a little bit of extra time, etc. It doesn't bore you with grammar but there is some still there. all around this is a great program