Class theme/topics discussed:
Christmas and New Year
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Intermediate Russian Conversation
December 7, 2010
1. Discuss plans for the break.
2. Show two pictures – of Santa Claus and Дед Мороз:
Students point out the differences. Then remember legends/ stories/ rituals related to these characters.
3. Christmas and New Year in Russia: what do they know? + brief information
– if time – work on vocab with this handout (students are asked to tag pictures/ name the depicted activity) Новый год слова