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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 20! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Health &Emergencies. These are 5 natural disasters that occur 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:Период сильной жары
Jonathan:Heat wave
Svetlana:(slow) Период сильной жары (regular) Период сильной жары
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Период сильной жары
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:July and August are the hottest months of the year in the European part of Russia, and heat waves are common during these months. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Периоды сильной жары - главная причина лесных пожаров
Jonathan:Heat waves are the main cause of wildfires.
Svetlana:(slow) Периоды сильной жары - главная причина лесных пожаров
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Svetlana:Эпидемия
Jonathan:Epidemic
Svetlana:(slow) Эпидемия (regular) Эпидемия
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Эпидемия
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Different types of epidemics have hit Russia throughout the nation’s history; currently the flu is the most widespread epidemic there, often causing quarantines in schools, universities and other institutions. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Эпидемия чумы убила много людей в России в 1770х
Jonathan:The plague epidemic killed a lot of people in Russia in the 1770s.
Svetlana:(slow) Эпидемия чумы убила много людей в России в 1770х
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Svetlana:Наводнение
Jonathan:Floods
Svetlana:(slow) Наводнение
(regular)Наводнение
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Наводнение
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:When all the snow and ice melts and combines with large amounts of rain, floods occur in places where the rivers are poorly fortified. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Наводнения обычно случаются весной
Jonathan:Big floods usually occur in spring.
Svetlana:(slow) Наводнения обычно случаются весной
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Svetlana:Землетрясение
Jonathan:Earthquake
Svetlana:(slow) Землетрясение (regular) Землетрясение
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Землетрясение
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:The Russian Far East is an active seismic zone and one of the parts of the federation often hit by earthquakes of different magnitudes. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Очень много землетрясений происходит на Камчатке
Jonathan:There are a lot of earthquakes in Kamchatka.
Svetlana:(slow) Очень много землетрясений происходит на Камчатке
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the last word?
Svetlana:Лесные пожары
Jonathan:Forest fire
Svetlana:(slow) Лесные пожары (regular) Лесные пожары
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Лесные пожары
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Record temperatures in July 2010 caused vast forest fires in Central and European parts of Russia. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Главная угроза для Российских лесов - лесные пожары
Jonathan:Forest fires are the biggest threat to Russian forests.
Svetlana:(slow) Главная угроза для Российских лесов - лесные пожары
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:Период сильной жары
[pause]Jonathan:Heat wave
Svetlana:Эпидемия
[pause]Jonathan:Epidemic
Svetlana:Новоднение
[pause]Jonathan:Floods
Svetlana:Землетрясение
[pause]Jonathan:Earthquake
Svetlana:Лесные пожары
[pause]Jonathan:Forest fires

Outro

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

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Hello Güneş,


Your sentence is understandable, but still some grammar should be fixed. ?


"Да. Я живу в Станбуле. В 1999 году было большое землетрясение. Это очень страшно."


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да. я живу в истанвуле. в 1999 болшое землетрясение проходил. это очень страшно. я написал правда или нет?