ILS 6th graders from section 6M1 reinforced their understanding of various phraseological units in an unusual manner, acting out the meaning of certain set phrases or capturing their sense in illustrations. Particular attention was given to how Russian phrases might be explained to foreigners.
“We use a wide range of phraseological units in contemporary speech,” explains Marina Zakharchenko, who teaches Russian Language and Literature at ILS. “We don’t always know the origin of phrases, so we can make mistakes when using them, perhaps changing the meaning. By using phraseological dictionaries, the students extend their knowledge of the language, which enables them to get across their thoughts and feelings in a richer and more expressive manner.”