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Артикул:00808360 Автор:Virginia Evans и др. Издательство:Express Publishing (все книги издательства)
Место издания:London ISBN:5-93390-757-Х Год:2005 Переплет:Мягкая обложка Страниц:128
Most modern approaches to teaching foreign languages stress the need for cultural awareness to be an integral part of language study.
Unfortunately, available teaching materials tend to focus exclusively on the culture of the language being learned, and neglect the learners’ native culture. Courses teaching English may contain information about a range of cultures, but these are likely to be the cultures of English-speaking countries such as the United Kingdom, the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. This information is certainly important, and students show great interest in it. However, true cultural awareness involves seeing one’s own society and culture in relation to others, rather than simply learning about other cultures.
In addition, if Russian students are to exchange cultural information with friends and acquaintances around the world, they need to be able to explain their own culture in English, the international language. To do this, they need to practise discussing – in English – such topics as Russian traditions, history, politics and so on. Russian teachers and students of English therefore have a need for reliable course materials which deal with cultural, historical, geographical and other aspects of life in our country. Let me tell you all about Russia is designed to meet this need. Based on Russian learners’ native culture, it is the first social and cultural guide to Russia for learners of English.
The book meets all the requirements of state educational standards and foreign language courses in schools. It is designed for students of 12 years old and above, and contains 17 units covering a wide range of topics. Every unit includes material at different levels of difficulty, so that it can be used with students at a range of different stages. The level of each item is indicated in the contents as follows: late beginner; elementary; pre-intermediate; intermediate Its methodical system of original, meaningful tasks helps to develop students’ listening, reading and speaking skills. The book is accompanied by a set of four audio cassettes, containing recordings of the texts, all read by authentic native speakers. The book incorporates a crosscurricular approach, so students can draw on their knowledge of geography, biology, history, literature and other subjects. The book was piloted for a full year in schools in Moscow and St Petersburg, and received the unqualified approval of all teachers who used it. Содержание
1 Geography 1a Russia, the Largest Country in the World 1b Russian Discoveries 1 So Many Years Without Russia 1d A Trip to the Geyser Valley 1e The Snow Kingdom - Novosibirsk 1f An Unusual Pet - Barsik the Cat
2 History 2a Rus and Russia 2b The Story of Moscow 2c The History of GUM 2d Volgograd
4 Politics 4a Political Map of the Russian Federation 4b National Symbols 4c Welcome to Bashkortostan 4d The Commonwealth of Independent States 4e We Are Russian 4f Lost in the Taiga for 50 Years 4g Diary of a Hostage
5 Famous People 5a Famous Russian Faces 5b Fyodor Dostoevsky 5c Peter the Great - Emperor of Russia 5d The Gatherer of Russian Lands 5e Russian Hannibal 5f Saint Romanov's Day
6 Special Days and Festivals 6a The Great October Revolution 6b Victory Day 6c Women's Day 6d A Night Full of Magic 6e Sabantui 6f A Week of Food and Fun 6g The Old New Year
7 Lifestyle and Hobbies 7a Where Do We Live? 7b My Guest 7c Russian Indian Game 7d Play but Never Gamble 7e Russian Television 7f Fishing on the Volga 7g Circus 7h How About a Steam Bath?
8 Food 8a Russian Cuisine 8b Sit Down to Tea 8c Russian Sweets 8d Come for Pancakes! 8e Quiet Hunting 8f We Are What We Eat
9 Keeping Fit and Sports 9a Russian Cures 9b Russian Home Remedies 9c Sport Celebrities 9d I'm Very Patriotic 9e Alexander Alekhine
10 Transport 10a Kazanskii Railway Station 10b Trans-Siberian Express 10c The Golden Ring l0d The Moscow Metro
11 Holidays 11la A Holiday in Taiga 11b Dear Diary 11c "Baby Eagle" Summer Camp 11d Text Messaging 11e Kizhi - A Wooden World
12 Places to Visit 12a The Heart of Moscow 12b The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour 12c A Visit to Arbat 12d The Father of Russian Cities 12e The Sphinxes of St Petersburg 12f The Capital of Fountains 12g Not Forever Amber
13 Arts and Literature 13a A Treasure House of Russian Art 13b I Don't Believe it 13c Mighty Handful ... and More 13d Ballet Brought Back to Paris 13e A Monument not Built by Hand
14 Education 14a A Day in the Life of 14b School Days 14c Russian State Schools 14d I'm Going To Be 14e My Granny's Pioneer Camp
15 Language 15a Russian Sayings 15b Russian Jokes 15c Oh! Russian My English 15d How Do they Know? 15e Once Upon a Time
16 Science and Technology 16a Ivan Pavlov 16b Russian Nobel Prize Winners 16c The Periodic Table 16d The Clever Russians 16e Out of This World 16f MAKS Air Show 16g A Facelift for Aeroflot 16h Tower Parade 16i Russia's Black Gold
17 Ecology 17a Bear Hunting in the Taiga 17b Black Vultures 17c Chernobyl 17d Forest Fires 17e A Very Special Police Officer 17f Karmadon Gorge