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  Pronunciation Practice:
1 Quia Can you match the Russian letter to the correct sound?
2 Quia Now match the Russian words to the English equivalent.
3 Plank Make your teacher walk the plank by matching Russian letters to the correct pronunciation.
4 Quia Russian letters and reading practice with sounds (written by Svetlana Clark).
5 Presentation Click on the pictures and listen to the Russian words for these 10 common nouns.
6 SoundDrag Listen to the words again and drag the matching English words into place.
7 PicMatch Match these Russian nouns with the right pictures.

8 SoundLabel

Listen to the sound clips and match them to the right pictures.
9 SoundDrag Listen to the 10 nouns and drag the matching Russian word into place.
10 SoundBingo Listen to these common nouns and select the matching picture before you run out of time.
11 PicNoughts Play noughts and crosses with these 10 common nouns.
12 PicChoice How many of the nouns can you identify before you run out of time or lives?
13 SoundSpell Listen to these Russian nouns and then click on the right letters to spell each word correctly.
14 PicMissing Can you spot the missing picture?
 

15 Voki Click on play. Listen to and repeat the 11 nouns, can you spot the new word and find out what it means?
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  Basics:
1 Quia Put the numbers 1-10 in the correct order! Written by Gerry Steel.
2 Quia Quiz to practise numbers 1-20.
3 Labelling Type in the correct number from 1-20.
4 Snap Play snap with the numbers 1-20. What is your highest score?
5 Flashcards Practise number patterns 20-100.
6 Matchup Drag and drop matching activity on number patterns 20-100.
7 Memory Find the hidden pairs of numbers 20-100.
8 Quia Number quiz - you will need to know larger numbers.
9 Link A useful website which explains how to count in Russian.
10 Presentation Presentation of greetings vocabulary - click on green arrows to make changes.
11 Matchup Drag and drop activity on greetings.
12 Multichoice How many questions about greetings can you answer before you run out of time?
13 Rhubarb Spell out greetings, but watch out for quakes! The answer turns red if you make a mistake.
 
 
  Vocabulary Building
  Days and months:
1 Quia Practise the days of the week.
2 Quia Match up the days of the week.
3 Quia Put the months in order (written by Gerry Steel).
4 Dustbin Sort the days of the week, months and seasons into the right dustbin!
  Time:
5 Quia Telling the time (on the hour) written by Al Stoner.
6 Quia Telling the time (half past the hour) written by Al Stoner.
7 Quia Telling the time (other times) written by Al Stoner.
  Countries:
8 Matchup Drag and drop matching activity practising 20 different countries.
9 Memory Find the hidden pairs of countries.
10 Labelling Type in the correct English meanings of these countries.
11 Snap Play snap with 20 different country words.
12 Invaders Space invaders game on countries.
  Family:
13 Matchup Drag and drop matching activity on family words.
14 Memory Find the hidden pairs of family words.
15 Labelling Type in the English meanings of these family words.
16 Snap Play snap with family words. What is your highest score?
17 Match-up Beat the timer to match up family words.
18 Quia How many family words do you know?
19 Plank You can make your teacher walk the plank if you know family words!
  Animals:
20 PicMatch Drag and drop picture matching activity on animals.
21 PicNoughts One or two player games of noughts and crosses on animals.
22 Quia Practise some common animals.
23 Quia Match pictures of animals to the right words.
24 PicChoice How many animals can you recognise before you run out of time?
25 PicBelt Watch out for the matching pictures of animals on the conveyor belt.
26 PicMissing Can you identify the missing animal?
27 PicBlur Can you identify these animal pictures before they come into focus?
28 Categories Identify the right categories for different animals.
29 CatTap Can you select all of the animals belonging to each category?
30 CatSort Sort animal words into the right categories.
31 CatClick Animals - How quickly can you sport words belonging to different categories of animals?
32 Dustbin Can you sort pets, farm animals, zoo animals and insects into the right bins?
33 Matchup Drag and drop activity on colours.
34 Memory Find the hidden pairs of colours.
35 Quia Matching games on colours.
36 Snap Play snap with colours. What is your highest score?
37 Quia Practise clothes and colours (written by Yvonne Clerehugh).
38 Quia How many adjectives do you know?
39 Quiz Timed multiple choice quiz on adjectives.
40 Match-up You have 30 seconds to pair up the adjectives with their opposites. This is good preparation for the Walk the Plank activity on adjectives.
41 Plank Make your teacher walk the plank by identifying opposites (adjectives).
42 Quia Put dialogue about going to the concert in the correct order (by Svetlana Clark).
43 Quia School vocabulary.
44 Invaders Space invaders game on school subjects.
45 Quia Match the pictures of school equipment to the right words.
46 Quia Practise words for the rooms in a house.
47 Quia Places in a town.
48 Penalty Play this penalty shoot-out game to check your knowledge of places in a town.
49 Quia Names of buildings and towers in and around the Kremlin (activity created by Al Stoner).
50 Kremlin A virtual tour of the Moscow Kremlin.
51 Quia Musical instruments.
52 Matchup Drag and drop activity to practise sports.
53 Memory Find the hidden pairs of words for sports.
54 Labelling Type in the English meanings for sports.
55 Snap Play snap with words for sports.
56 Quia Sports and activities.
57 Invaders Space invaders game on sports and other activities.
58 Quia Picture matching task on the weather.
59 Quia Talking about the weather.
60 Jigword Matching task to introduce words found on a restaurant menu.
61 Matchword Pelmanism game on menu vocabulary.
62 Speedword How fast can you spell the menu vocabulary?
63 Quia How well can you match the pictures with the jobs?
64 Matchup Drag and drop activity practising 18 different jobs.
65 Snap Play snap with words for jobs. What is your highest score?
66 Matchup Drag and drop matching activity on shopping phrases.
67 Noughts One or two player games of noughts and crosses on shopping.
68 Memory Find the hidden pairs of shopping phrases.
69 Syllabary Reconstruct these shopping phrases.
70 Multichoice How many questions about shopping can you answer before you run out of time?
71 Snap Play snap with shopping phrases.
72 Cloud Drag the right words from the cloud to make shopping phrases.
73 Mosaics Move the pieces of the mosaic around to make shopping phrases.
74 Quia Play battleships to practise vocabulary to use in the chemist's.
75 Quia Matching activity for 14 accident and injury sentences.
76 Penalty Play this penalty shoot-out game to check your knowledge of phrases for telephoning.
77 Quia Practise useful vocabulary (written by Svetlana Clark)
78 Quia General conversation practice covering a number of basic topics.
 
 
  Grammar Practice:
1 Jigword Match adverbs of time.
2 Speedword Spell adverbs of time against the clock.
3 Jigword Match adverbs of degree and place.
4 Speedword Spell adverbs of degree and place against the clock.
5 Quia Build your vocabulary by practising opposites - created by Al Stoner.
6 Quia Practise the nominative singular and plural of some masculine nouns.
7 Quia Practise the nominative singular and plural of some feminine nouns.
8 Quia Practise the nominative singular and plural of some neuter nouns.
9 Jigword Match adjectives and comparative adjectives to the English. Москва больше, чем Санкт-Петербург. Moscow is bigger than St Petersburg.
10 Speedword How fast can you spell the adjectives and comparative adjectives?
11 Quia Matching task on hard, mixed and soft adjectives by Svetlana Clark.
12 Quia Practise the prepositional case (created by Svetlana Clark).
13 Matchup Drag and drop activity on the present tense of 'to work', 'to understand' and 'to know'. First group conjugation.
14 Memory Memory game on the present tense of the above verbs.
15 Matchup Drag and drop activity on the present tense of 'to speak', 'to live' and 'to go' (by vehicle). Second group conjugation.
16 Memory Memory game on the present tense of the above verbs.
17 Matchup Beat the clock to match up parts of the verb 'to play'.
18 Matchup Beat the clock to match up parts of the verb 'to say'.
19 Quia Using the verb 'to want' with hobbies.
20 Quia Do you know which verb meaning 'to go' to use? Quiz written by Al Stoner.
21 Quia How to use some common Russian verbs (present tense) written by Al Stoner.
22 Quia How do you form these verbs? Activity written by Svetlana Clark.
23 Quia Practise the present tense (created by Svetlana Clark).
24 Quia Forming the past tense of common verbs.
25 Quia Matching game to practise imperfective and perfective verbs by Al Stoner. The imperfective in the past tense refers to an action in the past which was repeated, left unfinished, or both. The perfective in the past tense refers to an action, successfully completed once, and now is over. The Russian past tense has only 4 forms, masculine, feminine, neutral and plural.
26 Quia Rags to riches game on gender of nouns, possessive pronouns and past tense verbs (created by Svetlana Clark).
 

Links to other useful websites:

Super Websites Jim Becker's links to Russian websites.
Learn Russian Online Learn common Russian phrases, includes sound files.
Speak7 Website - Learn Russian for free.
Visit this website or iTunes Music Store to download Natalie Worthington's podcast to learn conversational Russian from a native speaker 'one bite at a time'. The podcast combines audio and video lessons, for example, one video shows you how to write cursive in Russian.