Intermediate Russian provides a reference grammar and related exercises in one volume. Varied texts from Russian sources give an insight into contemporary Russian society and culture. Features include:
* texts and exercises reflecting contemporary Russian
* concise grammar explanations
* full exercise key
* detailed index.
Intermediate Russian, and its sister volume, Basic Russian, are ideal both for independent study and use in class. Together the books provide a compendium of the essentials of Russian grammar.
John Murray and Sarah Smyth are Lecturers in Russian at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.
I. Interacting: 1. Naming, greetings, congratulating 2. Thanking, apologising, requesting and advising 3. Possession, desire and making suggestions 5. Seeking and giving clarification 5. Identifying and describing people 6. Going places II. Narrating: 7. Keeping a diary 8. Memoirs 9. Anecdote 10. Biographical sketch 11. News items 12. Narratives in the future III. Describing: 13. Adjectives 14. Pronouns 15. Compound nouns and imperfective gerund 16. Aspects and perfective gerund 17. Negation and numerals 18. Participles