Listen & Respond is a technique that can help you learn Russian effortlessly and deeply. Through the videos like these, you can learn vocabulary faster, improve your listening and speaking skills, use sentences effortlessly without analyzing grammar rules, and improve your pronunciation.

I use a lot of questions about the story. In questions, I repeat vocabulary and grammar many times so that you remember the sentence patterns and vocabulary longer and learn deeply. By answering the questions, you teach yourself to think and respond in Russian.

 

If you want to try this powerful technique, please follow the steps below to get the most out of this practice.

STEP 1:  Listen to the story. It will appear gradually on the screen. Then you will hear a set of questions about each sentence.

 

STEP 2:  Try to answer the questions the best way you can. If you do not know the answer, try to guess. Using 1-2 words is OK. Then you will hear my responses and compare your answers with mine.

 

STEP 3:  Practice this activity every day for at least a week or more. You might realize soon that you learn the sentences the same way you learn a song.

GOOD LUCK!  УДАЧИ!

Colors and Cars. Цвета и машины

Adjectives of Color + Nouns in practice

If you are already familiar with adjectives of color but need more practice, this video is for you. It is designed for students to practice adjectives of color in context.

Taxis and Other Cars. Такси и другие машины

Adjectives + Nouns and Prepositional Case in Practice

This video is designed for students to practice their first adjectives and prepositional phrases in context.

Italian Girl. Итальянка

Practice nationality words and words for languages for accuracy.

This video is designed for students to practice nationality words and words for languages.

Verbs of Motion: GO

Идти-ходить, ехать-ездить

LEVEL: beginning

GRAMMAR CONCEPTS: verbs of motion, verb conjugation, cases (Prepositional, Accusative), adjective-noun agreement,  adverbs of frequency

PRONUNCIATION: clear Russian vowels and consonants, rules of pronunciation, intonation patterns

Best Friend. Лучший друг

Genitive Case in Practice

 This video helps you practice the GENITIVE case as well as many other grammar structures. Recommended for the beginning level.

No bananas today! Сегодня нет бананов!

Verbal Aspect in Practice

LEVEL: Beginning

VOCABULARY: 30 + words in context

GRAMMAR CONCEPTS: verb conjugation, verbal aspect, tenses, cases (Accusative, Genitive, Prepositional), singular-plural nouns, adverbs, conjunctions и, а, но

PRONUNCIATION: clear Russian vowels and consonants, rules of pronunciation, intonation patterns

В парке. Что мы делаем в парке летом?

LEVEL: high-beginning / low-intermediate

VOCABULARY: 75 + words in context

GRAMMAR CONCEPTS: verbs of motion, verb conjugation, all cases, adjective-noun agreement, singular-plural nouns, adverbs

PRONUNCIATION: clear Russian vowels and consonants, rules of pronunciation, intonation patterns

Таня. Маша. Скайп

Verbs of "Calling" in Practice

LEVEL: low-intermediate

VOCABULARY: 40 + words in context

GRAMMAR CONCEPTS: verbs of calling: звонить/позвонить, перезвонить, дозвониться, verb conjugation, verbal aspect, all cases

PRONUNCIATION: clear Russian vowels and consonants, rules of pronunciation, intonation patterns

When you feel like drawing. Когда хочется рисовать

Improve your listening skills and accuracy in speaking.

  • LEVEL: Intermediate

  • VOCABULARY: 50 + words in context

  • GRAMMAR CONCEPTS: verb conjugation, verbal aspect, cases: instrumental, prepositional, genitive

  • PRONUNCIATION: clear Russian vowels and consonants, rules of pronunciation, intonation patterns

Trip to Hawaii. Поездка на Гавайи

Improve your listening skills and accuracy in speaking.

This video could be your perfect dose of Russian for a day. By watching it and actively participating in listening and responding to questions, you can: improve your listening and speaking skills, accuracy in speaking and pronunciation, and expand your vocabulary. This is what you are going to practice in this video:

  1. VOCABULARY: 90 + words in context

  2. GRAMMAR CONCEPTS: verb conjugation, tenses, verbal aspect, cases, verbs of motion, prefixed verbs of motion

  3. LANGUAGE SKILLS: listening comprehension, speaking

  4. PRONUNCIATION: clear Russian vowels and consonants, rules of pronunciation, intonation patterns

Great Clown. Великий клоун

Improve your listening skills and accuracy in speaking.

​This video could be your perfect dose of Russian for a day. By watching it and actively participating in listening and responding to questions, you can: improve your listening and speaking skills, accuracy in speaking and pronunciation, and expand your vocabulary. This is what you are going to practice in this video:

VOCABULARY: 90 + words in context

GRAMMAR CONCEPTS: verb conjugation, verbal aspect, all cases

PRONUNCIATION: clear Russian vowels and consonants, rules of pronunciation, intonation patterns

Traveling Cat. Кот-путешественник.

Improve your listening skills and accuracy in speaking.

​​This video could be your perfect dose of Russian for a day. By watching it and actively participating in listening and responding to questions, you can: improve your listening and speaking skills, accuracy in speaking and pronunciation, and expand your vocabulary. This is what you are going to practice in this video:

VOCABULARY: 50 + words in context

GRAMMAR CONCEPTS: verb conjugation, tenses, verbal aspect, all cases, time expressions

PRONUNCIATION: clear Russian vowels and consonants, rules of pronunciation, intonation patterns

Summer Activities. Что мы делаем летом?

Activities we usually do in the summer

LEVEL: high-beginning / low-intermediate

VOCABULARY: 45 + words in context

GRAMMAR CONCEPTS: verbs of motion, verb conjugation, cases, adjective-noun agreement, singular-plural nouns, adverbs

PRONUNCIATION: clear Russian vowels and consonants, rules of pronunciation, intonation patterns

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