Russian Language Lessons in Secondary | The British School of Tashkent

Russian Language Lessons in Secondary

Our Secondary students have been busy learning the Russian language.
Monday, March 12, 2018
Year 7
Year 7 have begun studying primary and secondary sentence clauses in their Russian language lessons. In particular they have been developing their skills at identifying not only the subject and predicate, but also the parts of a sentence they express. As well as focusing on the syntactical structure of a sentence, Year 7 have gone over and strengthened their ability to correctly render the unstressed endings of verbs , the soft sign after appropriate letters and in other areas too. In every Russian lesson we develop our spoken language. In literature classes the students have become acquainted with the works of Prishvin, Turgenev and Tolstoy. They undertook an analysis of their work to identify the themes, ideas, and problems and plot in these stories, as helped by the characterisation of the main heroes.

Year 8
Lessons in Year 8 have been dedicated to the detailed study of particular parts of speech, such as verbs. As well as the more general theoretical knowledge of verbs (and working on a fluent manipulation of verbs in all of their forms) the students also know how, in most cases, verbs are formed and have regular opportunities in class to practise and their knowledge in this area.

Year 9
Year 9 students have focussed on specific verbal forms, such as participles and gerunds. They have worked on successfully identifying these verbal forms and also thinking about their use of punctuation in participle and gerund phrases. Year 9 students are continuing to work hard to write participles in their correct form. Thanks to a range of oral and written exercises they are also expanding their lexicon. In Year 9 literature classes, the students have finished reading 'Taras Bulba' by Nikolai Gogol. They carried out an analysis of the book which included an in-depth scrutiny of the main heroes, the most important junctures in the plot, the ideas that lay behind the story and the story’s relevance to the modern day.