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

  • LEVEL: beginning

  • VOCABULARY: nouns, adjectives for colors

  • GRAMMAR CONCEPTS: singular-plural nouns, adjective + noun agreement, modifiers ЭТО, ЭТА, ЭТО, ЭТИ; introductory ЭТО

Taxis and Other Cars. Такси и другие машины

Adjectives + Nouns and Prepositional Case in Practice

  • LEVEL: beginning

  • VOCABULARY: nouns, adjectives for colors

  • GRAMMAR CONCEPTS: singular-plural nouns, adjective + noun agreement, modifiers ЭТО, ЭТА, ЭТО, ЭТИ; introductory ЭТО

Italian Girl. Итальянка

Practice nationality words and words for languages for accuracy.

  • LEVEL: beginning

  • VOCABULARY: 50 + words in context, words for nationalities and languages

  • GRAMMAR CONCEPTS: verb conjugation, present past, the prepositional case singular-plural nouns, adverbs, conjunctions и, а, но

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

Best Friend. Лучший друг

Genitive Case in Practice

  • LEVEL:  beginning

  • VOCABULARY: 50 + words in context

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

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

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

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

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

Trip to Hawaii. Поездка на Гавайи

Improve your listening skills and accuracy in speaking.

  • LEVEL: low intermediate

  • VOCABULARY: 90 + words in context

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

Traveling Cat. Кот-путешественник.

Improve your listening skills and accuracy in speaking.

  • LEVEL: low intermediate

  • VOCABULARY: 50 + words in context

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

When you feel like drawing. Когда хочется рисовать

Improve your listening skills and accuracy in speaking.

  • LEVEL: low intermediate

  • VOCABULARY: 50 + words in context

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

Intermediate Russian: Listen & Respond: Зоя учится музыке

Improve your listening skills and accuracy in speaking.

  • LEVEL: Intermediate

  • VOCABULARY: 50 + words in context

  • GRAMMAR CONCEPTS: verb conjugation, verbal aspect, all cases, verbs of learning, studying, teaching

Great Clown. Великий клоун

Improve your listening skills and accuracy in speaking.

  • LEVEL: low intermediate

  • VOCABULARY: 90 + words in context

  • GRAMMAR CONCEPTS: verb conjugation, verbal aspect, all cases

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