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The book “Sistema Kalinka 4” consists of 10 units. Each lesson includes vocabulary lists (with audio), texts (with audio), dialogues (with audio), grammar tables and exercises (with solutions). Here you can read and listen to some samples:
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SISTEMA KALINKA – BOOK 4 (LEVEL B1-B2)
These are the general contents of this book:
Grammar contents: By the end of this fourth book, you will have learned every Russian grammar concept and you will understand all the knowledge required for an intermediate-advanced learner. This book covers, among others, the following grammar topics:
- The usage of the conditional mood in complex and compound sentences.
- The present and past participles, their forms, usage and exceptions.
- Passive constructions: the usage of the reflexive verbs and short participles when making passive constructions of perfective and imperfective aspect.
- Complete review of the verbs of motion, with and without prefixes., including the meaning of each prefix, their contextual usage and the prepositions used together with these verbs.
- Advanced usage of the perfective and imperfective aspect.
- Verb analysis: aspect, irregularities and usage.
- Advanced usage of numbers and collective numerals.
- Comprehensive use of particles, pronouns and conjunctions in different contexts.
Vocabulary contents: You will reach a vocabulary of over 3000 words which will let you become an independent user of the Russian language.
As an intermediate-advanced learner, you will acquire all the necessary skills to express complex topics, including abstract ideas and other complex concepts where an extensive vocabulary is required.
Among the different topics dealt with in this book, you will find: relationship with our neighbours and people around us, dealing with emotions, talking about your native country, the achievements of humankind, crime and justice, money and finance, journeys, means of transport and traffic regulations, natural disasters and key issues in today’s world, traditions and celebrations, etc.
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