Путешествие на самолёте
The Complete Vocabulary Guide to Travel by Airplane
What you’ll find in my Путешествие на самолёте vocabulary guide
Not just individual words, but the whole sentences. When a phrase is memorized as a whole, it becomes easy to use and understand it in its entirety, not by individual words. In addition, you memorize it at once with correct pronunciation and natural intonation and rhythm
Tool 1: Theme-grouped vocab
You need to memorize over 300 words and phrases to talk about your trip. It is a lot to memorize! Will you learn all these words or not, depends a lot of how they will be presented to you.
When they are given to you in a laundry list of 330 words listed together in random or alphabetical order, it makes it hard for you to memorize and to use them. Why? Because it is intimidatingly long and not structured, so your brain will try to avoid working with them!
So what we did instead – we divided all 330 words into several thematical groups related to the situations you need to deal with during your trip, i.e. we grouped together the words and phrases you need to talk:
- about planning your trip
- when buying or ordering an airplane ticket
- at the airport (checking-in, going through passport control, though security check, through the customs)
- in a plane
Each of these lists is easy to use because they are:
- rather short (5-15 words) so their length is no longer intimidating or discouraging,
- related to the same situation so you know when you’ll need them,
- illustrated with pictures and carefully designed that gives visual help for memorizing them
As a result, after looking through this part of PDF, you’ll see all vocabulary grouped and nicely presented. And for people with good memory, it will be enough for memorizing these words and phrases.
But for many others we included our “Fold-and-Flip” memorization tool that can help you not only understand all these words and phrases but also use them in your speech.
Tool 2: "Fold-and-Flip" memorization tool
The same words and phrases from “Theme-grouped vocab”, are now presented in a slightly different way in a second part of PDF.
They are still grouped thematically but now they are listed in two columns: Russian words on the right, English translation on the left.
Print it, fold in half lengthwise and use for memorization:
- Start with looking at the Russian words/ phrases and try to remember their English translation
- Then flip it and look at English words/ phrases and try to remember the Russian ones
It’s a pretty well-established memorization tool that works well for many people because:
- you can print it and take notes on it (for some people paper format works better than digital)
- you can play with it whenever you have a spare moment: 5 min here, 10 min there (repetition helps!)
- it makes you focus on English-to-Russian translation that is important when you want to not understand but also use them in your speech
Tool 3: Quizlet - learn new words through interactive games
Do you want to make sure you pronounce these words and phrases correctly? Do you like interactive games?
Our Tool 3 helps you to memorize this vocabulary
- with the right pronunciation and intonation
- by playing with interactive flashcards
You can find these interactive cards in Quizlet.
Quizlet is a free vocabulary app that uses a spaced repetition approach and interactive games to make memorizing vocabulary easy and fun activity.
Lot of people use it and love it. We added all 330 words and phrases to Quizlet, and you’ll be able to access them though our link in PDF.
As a result of using all 3 tools, you will
About the Author
For 30+ years she has been teaching Russian at Intermediate, Advanced and Superior level at the universities in Russia, in the U.S. and in Latvia and at the intensive Russian language programs in the U.S.
She created 12 Russian language courses for Intermediate, Advanced and Superior level Russian learners.
She is an author of a unique “7-Step Comprehension Boosting Method” that helps Russian learners to start understanding fast Russian speech and develop listening, reading and speaking skills quickly and in a stress-free way.
Ph.D. in Russian Language from the V.V.Vinogradov Russian Language Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
B.A./M.A. in Russian language from the Lomonosov Moscow State University.
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