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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 14! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Recreation &Leisure. These are five popular sports in Russia. 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:Хоккей
Jonathan:Hockey
Svetlana:(slow) Хоккей (regular) Хоккей
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Хоккей
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Hockey is one of the most common outdoor activities for Russian children because the region’s cold climate causes frozen water reservoirs for almost half the year.
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Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Родиной хоккея является Канада, но он очень популярен в России
Jonathan:Although hockey was invented in Canada, it is very popular in Russia
Svetlana:(slow) Родиной хоккея является Канада, но он очень популярен в России
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Svetlana:Футбол
Jonathan:Soccer
Svetlana:(slow) Футбол (regular) Футбол
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Футбол
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:The popularity of soccer is linked to the geographical features of Russia, particularly the region’s vast plains. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Турнирную таблицу российского футбола возглавляет команта Зенит
Jonathan:Zenit is at the top of the Russian soccer tournament list.
Svetlana:(slow) Турнирную таблицу российского футбола возглавляет команта Зенит
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Svetlana:Шахматы
Jonathan:Chess
Svetlana:(slow) Шахматы (regular) Шахматы
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Шахматы
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Russians dominated in the chess world during the Soviet Era.
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Российский шахматист выграл чемпионат по шахматам в Европе
Jonathan:A Russian chess player won the championship in Europe.
Svetlana:(slow) Российский шахматист выграл чемпионат по шахматам в Европе
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Svetlana:Фигурное катание
Jonathan:Figure skating
Svetlana:(slow) Фигурное катание (regular) Фигурное катание
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Фигурное катание
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Figure skating was developed in Russia during the days of Peter the Great; Russian figure skaters are famous worldwide, and Russian coaches are highly sought after abroad.
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Фигурное катание существует в России более 200 лет
Jonathan:Figure skating has existed for over 200 years in Russia
Svetlana:(slow) Фигурное катание существует в России более 200 лет
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the last word?
Svetlana:Синхронное плавание
Jonathan:Synchronized swimming
Svetlana:(slow) Синхронное плавание (regular) Синхронное плавание
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Синхронное плавание
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Synchronized swimming has existed in Russia for almost a century. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Впервые синхронное плавание стало частью Олимпийских игр в 1948 году
Jonathan:Synchronized swimming first became part of the Olympic Games in 1948.
Svetlana:(slow) Впервые синхронное плавание стало частью Олимпийских игр в 1948 году
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:Хоккей
[pause]Jonathan:Hockey
Svetlana:Футбол
[pause]Jonathan:Soccer
Svetlana:Шахматы
[pause]Jonathan:Chess
Svetlana:Фигурное катание
[pause]Jonathan:Figure skating
Svetlana:Синхронное плавание
[pause]Jonathan:Synchronized swimming

Outro

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

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