Pikovaia Dama - The Queen of Spades + CD By A S Pushkin
Hermann is German and is a rational and pragmatic person. Every evening he sits with friends until five o'clock in the morning and watches them play cards... he sees them win and he sees them lose. But Hermann never plays himself: he doesn't want to risk the little money he has. One night his friend, officer Tomsk, tells him that his grandmother knows the secret of three cards, and that these cards can win a lot of money. Hermann cannot forget this story: he must learn the secret to win a fortune! So he goes to the grandmother's house and through the window sees a beautiful young girl. This moment will change his life, but will it be for the better...
ELI Russian Graded Readers offers a beautifully illustrated range that includes a mixture of classic fiction, adapted for language learners, and original non-fiction titles. The books are graded according to Russian language proficiency levels and the Common European Framework: Elementary level (CEFR A1) and Basic level (CEFR A2). Each book is accompanied by an audio CD with a narration of the text, either whole or partial, which can also be downloaded for free in MP3 format. The books are divided into chapters with a glossary of more difficult vocabulary at the foot of each page. A variety of activities before and after each chapter aid comprehension and enrich the language learning process. Fiction titles offer a selection of useful 'Focus on' pages providing additional information about the author and cultural context of the text.
Elementary level (CEFR A2). This book includes:
- pictures on the themes of Playing cards, Clothes, Room, Time
- idioms with the word "soul"
- biography of A.S. Pushkin
- cultural and historical information about Russia at the beginning of the XIX century.