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Eastside evening conversation practice

  • Jun 27, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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This time the topic will be leisure activities, with the conversation in Russian of course. Here are sample questions:

Do you have any hobbies?
What do you do when you're tired?
Do you have different hobbies at different times of the year?
Do you like any board games?
Are you good at chess?
If you lived in Russia (where chess is popular), would you play it much?
What are your favorite video games and why?
Do you spend a lot of money on games?
How often do you go to movies?
How often do you attend concerts or live music?
Do you attend any music festivals?
Do you play any musical instruments?
What instruments would you like to learn?
What other Meetup groups are you in?
What sports do you like to watch?
Are the sports you watch the same ones that you have played?
Do you play different sports than you used to?
Are there any interesting sports you've seen people play at parks or on TV?
When the Olympics are on TV, are there any other sports you watch that you don't usually watch?
What hobbies or sports would you like to learn?

Everyone is invited whether you prepare or not. However, lower-level students might feel more at home by studying Russian vocabulary ahead of time: about games, sports, musical instruments, weather and seasons, other leisure activities, and any verbs, adjectives, and adverbs you associate with them. Intermediate students could study terminology specific to the hobbies and sports they do, and make sure that they can ask questions like these in Russian.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Keep up the good work, Donald! In my experience learning foreign languages, I've generally found vocabulary to be more important than grammar.

    July 5, 2013

  • Donald

    120 words and growing

    July 2, 2013

  • Kayla

    I don't know any russian at all, But I am full Russian and would like to learn the language.

    June 22, 2013

    • Kayla

      My grandparents on my moms side were both adopted when they moved to the united states a long long time ago so my mother wasnt able to learn the language, and I just met my father october of last year he walked out when I was just a baby.

      June 30, 2013

    • Pavel

      I see. Thanks for sharing! I think you can learn Russian if you really want to. It's much more difficult than English, but it's doable :).
      I suggested a new "meetup" via Skype for anyone who might be interested in Russian language or culture, so if you have any questions, I'll be glad to help :).

      June 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Kayla, if you don't know any Russian at all, you might feel a little left out during the Russian conversation practice, but we won't be talking Russian all of the time! And Meetups are always good opportunity to meet people. You can also ask us (in English) what courses, materials, or methods we've used in order to study the language, which can help you decide how you want to start. And I think Elmer's has good food. See you tomorrow!

    June 26, 2013

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