Lesson 9 Reading
Practice for

Первый Круг
Russian Full Circle
by
Donna Oliver and
Edie Furniss

Copyright © 2013 by Yale ...
Урок 9: Практика
чтения
No. 1
• What shouldn’t you do
here?
•Why is the imperfective
used instead of the
perfective?
Урок 9: Практика
чтения
No. 2
• What kind of business is
this?
Урок 9: Практика
чтения
No. 3
• What is Сабвэй ordering
you to do here?
• How would you say that
Сабвэй has fresher
sandwi...
Урок 9: Практика
чтения
No. 4
Ростик’с was a fast-food chain in
Russia that has now been taken
over by Kentucky Fried Chic...
Урок 9: Практика
чтения
No. 5
• What kind of hair does
this шампунь promise?
• Why do you think the
compound comparative i...
Урок 9: Практика
чтения
No. 6
This bus ad is actually for a
company that installs
ceilings.

• What kind of ceilings are
t...
Урок 9: Практика
чтения
No. 7
• What do L&M cigarettes
promise you here?

Становиться/стать means
“to become,” and it is
f...
Урок 9: Практика
чтения
No. 8
We have the same verb,
становиться/стать, in this
ad.
• How would you translate
it? (Note th...
Урок 9: Практика
чтения
No. 9
• What if they flew 102
hours, 43 days, and 2
months? How would the
first part of the senten...
Урок 9: Практика
чтения
No. 10
You don’t need to read all of
this, but you should know that
in Russian when you
congratula...
Урок 9: Практика
чтения
No. 11
Note how the -ся particle
works in this phrase.
• If водить/вести means
“to lead, conduct,”...
Урок 9: Практика
чтения
No. 12
• What is the ad in the
window inviting you to do?
• So how would you say
that you want som...
Урок 9: Практика
чтения
No. 13
• Does this observation
refer to men or women?
• How would you translate
it?
Урок 9: Практика
чтения
No. 14
• Кто это? Почему он
известный?

• В каком году он
родился? А в каком году
он умер?
• Сколь...
Урок 9: Практика
чтения
No. 15
• What kind of business is
this an ad for?

• What sorts of services do
they offer?
• What ...
Урок 9: Практика
чтения
No. 16
Here’s a poster from the
Museum of Political History
in St. Petersburg.
• What does НДР sta...
Урок 9: Практика
чтения
No. 17
This poster is from the
same museum.

• Кто такой Михаил
Прохоров?
• How would you translat...
Урок 9: Практика
чтения
No. 18
The author of this note has
a great sense of humor (or
else is totally oblivious…).
• Where...
Урок 9: Практика
чтения
No. 19
Another internet meme,
this one with a prefixed
verb of motion. It also
presents a cynical ...
Урок 9: Практика
чтения
No. 20
Another meme…
«Пока» literally means “in the
meantime.” So, we know that
the -нибудь suffix...
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  1. 1. Lesson 9 Reading Practice for Первый Круг Russian Full Circle by Donna Oliver and Edie Furniss Copyright © 2013 by Yale University. All rights reserved.
  2. 2. Урок 9: Практика чтения No. 1 • What shouldn’t you do here? •Why is the imperfective used instead of the perfective?
  3. 3. Урок 9: Практика чтения No. 2 • What kind of business is this?
  4. 4. Урок 9: Практика чтения No. 3 • What is Сабвэй ordering you to do here? • How would you say that Сабвэй has fresher sandwiches? (that is, using a compound comparative)
  5. 5. Урок 9: Практика чтения No. 4 Ростик’с was a fast-food chain in Russia that has now been taken over by Kentucky Fried Chicken. • In this ad from bygone days, what are you being commanded to do? • Why will this particular sandwich help you accomplish that? (note the non-Russian comparative transliterated above the sandwich) • Сколько стоит этот сэндвич? • Где находится этот ресторан?
  6. 6. Урок 9: Практика чтения No. 5 • What kind of hair does this шампунь promise? • Why do you think the compound comparative is used here instead of the simple?
  7. 7. Урок 9: Практика чтения No. 6 This bus ad is actually for a company that installs ceilings. • What kind of ceilings are they promising to deliver in this ad? • If you were working for this company and wanted to take it up a notch, how would you say “Our ceilings are better than the ceilings in Paris”?
  8. 8. Урок 9: Практика чтения No. 7 • What do L&M cigarettes promise you here? Становиться/стать means “to become,” and it is followed by the instrumental case. • The phrase towards the bottom is commanding you to become something— what?
  9. 9. Урок 9: Практика чтения No. 8 We have the same verb, становиться/стать, in this ad. • How would you translate it? (Note the comparative!) • Что сегодня будет на обед?
  10. 10. Урок 9: Практика чтения No. 9 • What if they flew 102 hours, 43 days, and 2 months? How would the first part of the sentence be different? • Why did they do all that? • What is this an advertisement for?
  11. 11. Урок 9: Практика чтения No. 10 You don’t need to read all of this, but you should know that in Russian when you congratulate (поздравлять/поздравить) someone for something, it’s actually “with something,” which means you use the instrumental case. You should also know that Russians have tons of holidays (or “days of…”). • What holiday is being noted here? • How would you translate the second line?
  12. 12. Урок 9: Практика чтения No. 11 Note how the -ся particle works in this phrase. • If водить/вести means “to lead, conduct,” then what does «ведётся видеонаблюдение» mean?
  13. 13. Урок 9: Практика чтения No. 12 • What is the ad in the window inviting you to do? • So how would you say that you want something “to go”?
  14. 14. Урок 9: Практика чтения No. 13 • Does this observation refer to men or women? • How would you translate it?
  15. 15. Урок 9: Практика чтения No. 14 • Кто это? Почему он известный? • В каком году он родился? А в каком году он умер? • Сколько лет ему было, когда он умер? • Как перевести цитату?
  16. 16. Урок 9: Практика чтения No. 15 • What kind of business is this an ad for? • What sorts of services do they offer? • What are some places you could visit? • Узнай: что такое «золотое кольцо»?
  17. 17. Урок 9: Практика чтения No. 16 Here’s a poster from the Museum of Political History in St. Petersburg. • What does НДР stand for? When was this party active? • This ad plays upon an old Russian proverb. What does it mean? • How would it be different if they used the “чем” construction?
  18. 18. Урок 9: Практика чтения No. 17 This poster is from the same museum. • Кто такой Михаил Прохоров? • How would you translate this phrase? Why is there an “e” and not an “o” in the ending of the adjective?
  19. 19. Урок 9: Практика чтения No. 18 The author of this note has a great sense of humor (or else is totally oblivious…). • Where is the author now? • When might we see him? • How do we know it’s a “him”?
  20. 20. Урок 9: Практика чтения No. 19 Another internet meme, this one with a prefixed verb of motion. It also presents a cynical picture of Russian men, but, social commentary aside… • What did Olya do every morning? • And why did she do that?
  21. 21. Урок 9: Практика чтения No. 20 Another meme… «Пока» literally means “in the meantime.” So, we know that the -нибудь suffix is used in the future. Котик is a diminutive of кот, which is the masculine form of “cat.” • So, what are you being offered here? • What verb do you know that shares a root with the secondto-last word?

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