This is one of the “capstone” RAILS lessons, an opportunity for you to practice the listening skills and strategies you learned in previous RAILS lessons, and to demonstrate your improved Russian listening proficiency. The capstone lessons offer neither Listening Assistant, nor interactive exercises with answers. Rather, the lesson consists of six video clips from an interview with Evgenii Aksenov, General Director of the Energetika Computing Center in Moscow. The listening you will do in this lesson mimics real-world listening contexts, without the learning tools and aids embedded throughout all the other RAILS lessons.
What You Will Learn:
You will learn about typical characteristics of the Russian business sector, its relations with the federal government, different kinds of Russian business, the Russian tax system, and the suggestions Evgenii Aksenov makes for Russia to avoid mistakes in the continuing development of its national economy. Aksenov also provides his view on the development of Russian information technologies and Russia’s cooperation with foreign partners.
This is your chance to apply all that you have learned in the RAILS lessons to new, challenging material. Try to use successful strategies that you have learned in previous lessons: listen for the main idea and important supporting details, don’t get stuck trying to understand every word, use contextual clues to fill in the gaps where you don’t understand, and take notes.
|Number of pages: 6
|Estimated completion time: 1 hour, 30 minutes