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A little Gem!
on 6 January 2012
Having decided to learn Russian, i was looking for something really basic to give me a good grounding in the language before buying a pack such as Colloquial Russian which is quite heavy on grammar from the beginning. I bought "Teach Yourself: Read and Write Russian Script" and "Teach Yourself: Getting Started in Russian Book/CD Pack" to get me started.
What i like about this book is that it doesn't try and get you to learn the whole Russian Alphabet in one go, rather it's split up into 4 chapters and each chapter includes lots of vocab comprising the letters you have just learnt. There are also lots of little exercises so you can practice what you've learnt as you go along. At the end of each chapter there is an end of unit review which summarises what you've learnt in each chapter, tips and some questions to test yourself.
As well as teaching you what the printed script looks like, there's also a few chapters on what the handwritten script looks like which is followed by a few chapters of exercises so you can practice reading and writing the script.
I'm very happy that i made the decision to purchase this book to get me started on my Russian language learning journey. The only negative thing that i could write would be that i bought the book for £11.16 and the book is only a paperback and 159 pages long which although a 5* book, seems a bit expensive but it really is worth it to to get such a good grounding in the language. I do tend to usually buy books that have good reviews and at the time of writing, this book didn't have one, however i made the decision to purchase the book after using the book preview. Take a look and see what you think. Definitely a 5* book.