Conversation Class Lesson Summary 

Language and Section: Russian Intermediate 11

Date: February 2, 2014 

Class theme/topics discussed:

February, food, days of the week, cognates

Goal of the class:

We talk about February, revise vocab from previous classes, revise food and days of the week and revise cognates 

Structure of the class (unless you attach your lesson plan below): 

Activity 1 Warm-up – “February” song – HANDOUT 1 – 15 minutes

Fill in the gaps, discuss

Activity 2 – Vocab and grammar revision – HANDOUT 2 – 20 minutes

Translate and complete the sentences using “and”, “but”,
“so”, “because”…

Activity 3 – Katy Perry’s diet – FOOD – HANDOUT 3 – 15 minutes

What did Katy eat? Find out from your partner

Activity 4 – Cognates game – HANDOUT 4 – 10 minutes

Say as many nouns for these adjectives (all cognates) as you can in every gender, take turns.

What technology, media or props did you use? (satellite tv, internet resources, playmobiles, etc.

What worked well in this class? What did not work?

Maybe a little too much time on the song, so I’ll skip that part next time. Repeating things in Activity 3 in very, very good for these two students, same with pronouncing long adjectives in Activity 4 – even though they’re cognates, they’re sometimes hard to pronounce for the first time. VERY good to practice conjunctions in Activity 2, because American students often tend to translate “and so” as “и так” (literal translation instead of “поэтому”).

How could this class be improved/ modified?

Please attach your lesson plan and handouts for this class below – if you used any.

CC_RUSS11_February Food Cognates_Feb2