This is the first of the RAILS Capstone Lessons, an opportunity for you to practice the listening skills and strategies that you learned in previous RAILS lessons, and demonstrate your improved Russian listening proficiency. The capstone lessons offer no help from the Помощник, or from Подсказкa or Лексика. This lesson is first in the Capstone Series because it provides some listening support, in the form of feedback (sample answers) in the exercises. The rest of the capstone lessons have no feedback. This lesson consists of eight audio clips from an interview with Sergei Nikitich Khrushchev, the son of Nikita Sergeevich Khrushchev, and a Senior Fellow at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies. This capstone lesson is intended for students who have completed lessons 4 and 5 of the Logunov series of lessons, since in his interview, Sergei Khrushchev reacts to the interview with Aleksandr Logunov.
What You Will Learn:
You will learn about Sergei Khrushchev’s views about the legacy of his father and about his contributions to Russian history. You will compare Khrushchev to several other leaders, including Stalin and Gorbachev. You will learn about Khrushchev’s contributions to the quality of life in the Soviet Union. You will compare Sergei Khrushchev’s views to those of Aleksandr Logunov. You will learn about some of Sergei Khrushchev’s personal views of his father.
The audio clips that you will listen to are long and may be challenging. Listen to them as many times as you need to. Don’t focus on understanding every word, try to understand the main ideas and important details.
|Number of pages: 9
|Estimated completion time: 3 hours