This manual is aimed at foreign students, who know Russian language at an intermediate and upper-intermediate level (B1-B2), wishing to prepare for immersion into the language environment in a short period of time. The book itself presents an intensive speaking course, supported by the system of exercises and designed to teach foreigners not only to understand the Russian speech of their speaking companion and the ability to speak for themselves in different everyday situations, but it also introduces the students to the reality of the Russian life.
The first part of the manual consists of 10 discussion topics, presented as dialogues, closely related to the modern speech of the native speakers. Grouped around the dialogues is a chain of communicative exercises.
Every lesson is a mini-manual on an individual discussion topic, which gives the opportunity to work on topics in any order.
We have tried to include topics into this book which are absent in other books and manuals on Russian as a second language.