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INTRODUCTION
Jonathan:Hi everyone, I’m Jonathan.
Svetlana:And I’m Svetlana!
Jonathan:And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Russian Vocabulary, Lesson 12! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Geography &Nature. These are five Russian geographical regions. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at RussianPod101.com
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Jonathan:Svetlana, what’s our first word?
Svetlana:Сибирь
Jonathan:Siberia
Svetlana:(slow) Сибирь (regular) Сибирь
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Сибирь
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Siberia occupies almost all of northern Asia and is notorious for its severe weather conditions and low temperatures during the winter. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Малочисленные народы Севера проживают в Сибири
Jonathan:Northern minorities live in Siberia
Svetlana:(slow) Малочисленные народы Севера проживают в Сибири
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Svetlana:Тайга
Jonathan:Taiga
Svetlana:(slow) Тайга (regular) Тайга
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Тайга
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:The Taiga is the largest terrestrial biome in the world and covers much of Siberia and northern Kazakhstan.
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Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Самые обширные зоны тайги расположены в России и в Канаде
Jonathan:The world's largest taiga areas are located in Russia and Canada
Svetlana:(slow) Самые обширные зоны тайги расположены в России и в Канаде
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Svetlana:Камчатка
Jonathan:Kamchatka
Svetlana:(slow) Камчатка (regular) Камчатка
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Камчатка
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:The Kamchatka Peninsula sits between the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Okhotsk.
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Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Много вулканов расположено на Камчатке
Jonathan:There are many volcanoes in Kamchatka
Svetlana:(slow) Много вулканов расположено на Камчатке
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Svetlana:Озеро Байкал
Jonathan:Baikal Lake
Svetlana:(slow) Озеро Байкал (regular) Озеро Байкал
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Озеро Байкал
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Baikal Lake is the oldest lake in the world and was declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.
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Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Озеро Байкал - самое глубокое озеро в мире
Jonathan:Baikal Lake is the deepest lake in the world
Svetlana:(slow) Озеро Байкал - самое глубокое озеро в мире
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the last word?
Svetlana:Уральские горы
Jonathan:The Ural mountains
Svetlana:(slow) Уральские горы (regular) Уральские горы
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Уральские горы
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:The Ural mountains have been Russia’s major mineral base since the 1700s.
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Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Уральские горы отделяют европейскую и азиатскую часть России
Jonathan:The Ural mountains divide the European and Asian parts of Russia
Svetlana:(slow) Уральские горы отделяют европейскую и азиатскую часть России
QUIZ
Jonathan:Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Svetlana will give you the Russian – please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Svetlana:Сибирь
[pause]Jonathan:Siberia
Svetlana:Тайга
[pause]Jonathan:Taiga
Svetlana:Камчатка
[pause]Jonathan:Kamchatka
Svetlana:Озеро Байкал
[pause]Jonathan:Baikal Lake
Svetlana:Уральские горы
[pause]Jonathan:Ural mountain chain

Outro

Jonathan:There you have it – 5 geographical features names in Russia! We have a more complete list at RussianPod101.com Thanks everyone, See you next time!
Svetlana:

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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Which one of Russia's popular geographical locations would you like to visit and why?

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Monday at 10:26 am
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Hello Fernando,


The correct sentence is - "Я хотел бы поехать на Озеро Байкал, потому что я думаю там очень красиво." 😄


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Fernando
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Я хотел бы потушество до Озеро Байкал потому что я думаю там очень красивый.