Class theme/topics discussed:
Print publications vs E-publications

How did you pick this theme or topic?

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
Handouts, general discussion, debate, listening practice

How did students react?
The listening part seemed to be not very challenging for them;
The topic itself is a successful communicative idea – students willingly expressed their opinions.
Did they engage with each other and you?

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Handouts, laptop, Internet.
Please attach a copy. – see below

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Why or why not?
It is an efficient combination of listening, reading, and conversational practice.

Advanced Russian
Lesson 13
October 12 , 2010

1. Warm-up: News of the day

2. Listening Practice:

(for the vocabulary list, exercises, and transcript see materials listed on the website)

– read and discuss new words;
– listen to the recording;
– do the exercises
– answer the questions:

Что американцы предпочитают читать онлайн – книги, газеты или и то, и другое?
Сколько в среднем люди готовы платить за доступ к Интернет-изданию?
Откуда эта информация?

3. Reading and Discussion:
Students read the text along with the recording and the translate if needed.


Что предпочитате вы – бумажные или электронные издания? Почему?
Как вы узнаете новости?
Считаете ли вы, что информация должна быть максимально доступной? То есть – должен ли быть доступ к онлайн публикациям дешевым или даже бесплатным? Аргументируйте.

4. Скороговорка: Любопытной Варваре нос на базаре оторвали.
(+ expression of the day: совать нос не в свои дела/ в чужие дела)