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About That, Which Did Not Happen (О том, чего не было), An annotated Russian reader is intended for low-intermediate and intermediate level students of Russian (B1-B2, ТРКИ I-II). The story is a dynamic narrative by the well-known author Victoria Tokareva about one doctor's lifelong dream to own a tiger. Tokareva masterfully portrays how Dima's dream dictates his inner world and dealings with the people around him. Through allusion, parody, and repetition, Tokareva examines the challenge of believing in dreams and aspirations in the modern world. The story will definitely engage learners as they master grammatical and lexical structures. The reader can be used as a supplement to language courses or by learners who study independently. The text of the story is slightly abridged, but preserves the original language and narrative. The book provides a wide range of exercises to check reading comprehension and the accompanying activities will help develop students' lexical and grammatical skills. Discussion questions and essay prompts enhance students' speaking and writing skills. The reader will help learners of Russian to expand their vocabulary, review and build on some common syntactic constructions, and develop language skills in formal and informal social contexts.
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Book Description iLearnRussian Publishers, an imprint of Russia Online, Inc., 2015. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0981882226