Greetings! I’d like to share some materials I took with a group of Upper-Intermediate level students while working on the topic “Business. Money.” It also helped us to revise the topic of “Personality. Feelings and emotions” taken earlier during the year.
The article was chosen due to the unique style of its author. He managed to describe the customs of the Russian “bureaucratic bother” with a fiery mockery. The article is packed with rich synonymic row of adjectives showing a high grade of emotions, adjectives describing personality and character giving a challenge for the students. All the process of the “bureaucratic bother” is translated by the native speaker which also proved to be useful for the students. After the article I file some drills to work on the language of the article.
How to Request in Russian
17 April 2009By Michele A. Berdy
Прошу Вас: I request that you ...
All bureaucracies are miserable, but each is miserable in its own way.
Lately I've been spending a lot of time in line, trying to resolve a backlog of bureaucratic bother.