Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Russian Holiday. International Day of Russian language. Pushkin’s Day. Level A2

On June 6 Russians celebrate the International Day of Russian language and Alexander Pushkin’s Birthday. Let's read the infographic and learn some interesting facts about the Russian language and the great Russian poet. There are also some questions below to practice your Russian. Answer them in comments :)

Шестого июня русские люди празднуют Всемирный день русского языка и День рождения Александра Пушкина. Давайте прочитаем инфографику и узнаем интересные факты о русском языке и великом русском поэте. Внизу также есть вопросы, которые помогут вам попрактиковать ваш русский язык. Ответьте на них в комментарих :) 

Interesting facts about  Alexander Pushkin

  1. His home library contained 3560 books. 
  2. Pushkin used 21 000 words in his works. 
  3. The poet's height was 165 cm ( 5' 5").
  4.  His shoe size was 38 (9.375"/ 23.8 cm). 
  5.  Pushkin was 8 years old when he wrote his first epigrams in French.
  6.  Pushkin was challenged to a duel 21 times. 
  7.  There are 190 monuments to Alexander Pushkin in the world. 
  8.  Pushkin knew 9 languages including Russian, French, English, German and Latin. 
  9.  35% of Russians reread Pushkin works after finishing a school. 
  10. 13% of Russians consider Pushkin their favorite poet. 

Some facts about the Russian language 

  1. Russian is one of the working languages of UN.
  2. Russian is the official language in 5 countries including Russia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan.
  3. Russian is the second popular language on the Internet. 

Вопросы. Questions 

1. У вас есть домашняя библиотека? Сколько там книг? Do you have a home library? How many books are there in your library?

2. Какой у вас размер обуви? What’s your shoe size? 

3. Какой ваш рост? What’s your height? 

4. Что вы делали, когда вам было 8 лет? What did you do when you were 8 years old? 

5. Кто великий писатель в вашей стране? Who’s a great writer in your country? 

6. Кто ваш любимый поет или писатель? Who’s your favorite writer or poet? 

7. How many languages do you know? Сколько иностранных языков вы знаете?

Напишите ваши ответы в комментариях :) Write your answers in the comments :) 

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