When is the best time to visit Russia

When is the best time to visit Russia?

The tourist season in Moscow is… well, all the time. A visit to the Russian capital is always worth it, whatever the season. That said, summer is generally considered the most favorable period for tourists. When the sun is out, you can enjoy lovely strolls in the historical city center’s green parks and squares, take a boat along the Moskva River, and attend numerous outdoor events.

In winter, the best time is definitely the run-up to New Year and the holidays that follow. During this period, the city shines and sparkles like no other capital in the world. And if you get a sprinkling of snow, the fairy-tale is even more complete.

In the off-season, however, the weather can dampen one’s impressions of the city. So early spring and late fall are not recommended, unless you happen to enjoy grey skies and shoe-drenching slush.

St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg’s unpredictable climate sometimes scares off the casual tourist. However, some periods are fairly stable weather-wise, and warm too, making the city particularly attractive to visitors.

According to locals, the best time to visit Russian’s northern capital is the “white nights” season. It lasts from late May till early July, peaking around the summer solstice in June, when the sun almost never sinks below the horizon, making night seem like day.

St. Petersburg is also great in early autumn. In September, the weather is usually mild and pleasant. The majestic autumnal parks, wrapped in golden foliage, rival the city’s palaces for sheer magnificence.

But the main rule to remember when visiting the city is not to forget your umbrella. Rain here is an all-season phenomenon and can catch you when you least expect it.

The Golden Ring

This ring of ancient settlements, which was made tourist-friendly in the mid-20th century, lies to the north-east of Moscow and straddles various regions. Early fall is recommended, when the weather is still pleasant, but less hot and dusty than in summer, plus all tourist trails are still open then. Also in autumn, it’s possible to visit Orthodox monasteries and attend church services.

That said, the true beauty of these small towns and cities is revealed in winter, and a proper Russian winter at that, when the snow is crisp underfoot and windows are beautifully decorated with frost. On New Year’s Eve, Christmas (January 7), and Maslenitsa (Shrovetide), the Golden Ring is bubbling with folk festivals.

Krasnodar Region and Crimea

Krasnodar Region and Crimea are beautiful at pretty much any time of year. It all depends on your goals and preferences. For instance, the best time for a vacation in southern Russia is early July or September. In July, the weather is not as unpredictable as in May-June and slightly cooler than the sizzling August. Late summer is also peak tourist time, which can cause further inconvenience.

Winter, meanwhile, is a great time to visit the ski resorts of Krasnodar Region.

Vladivostok

According to residents of Primorye in the Russian Far East, the best time to visit Vladivostok is late August and the fall, when the weather is at its most agreeable. What’s more, the water in the Sea of ​​Japan generally starts to warm up by early September, so there aren’t as many tourists on the beaches.

Admirers of the natural beauty of the taiga forest are advised to opt for early October. The air at this time is amazingly transparent: From Vladivostok, it is possible to see Peschany Peninsula and the islands of the Empress Eugénie Archipelago, which are usually hidden in hazy fog.

Irkutsk Region

Travelers go to Irkutsk Region primarily for the unique Lake Baikal – the most ancient and deepest freshwater reservoir on the planet. The tourist season here lasts all year round, but summer and winter are considered prime time. Keep in mind that summer here is rather short, and only July and early August are genuinely hot.

As for winter, Lake Baikal is monumentally beautiful. When frozen, the water acquires a highly unusual hue that ranges from sky blue to deep navy. The ice is extremely smooth and slippery, so it’s best crossed on skates. Specially for lovers of winter activities, small ice rinks are cleared by the shore and equipment is available for hire.

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Устная часть ЕГЭ. Задание 2

Вслед за разбором 1 задания устной части ЕГЭ переходим к диалогу-расспросу с устной опорой, который по странному стечению обстоятельств легче второго задания устной части ОГЭ.

Легенда гласит, что вы увидели какое-то рекламное объявление и хотите уточнить информацию по предложенным в рекламе пунктам. Вот пример такого задания:

Реклама может быть всякая – курсы иностранного языка, туристические достопримечательности, места отдыха, города, круизы, спортивные центры – все в рамках тематики кодификатора. Обратите внимание не данные опоры под пунктами 1- 5. Они сориентируют, про что нужно узнавать информацию и какие вопросы задавать. Все эти рекламные объявления и опоры перекликаются до такой степени, что после 10-й карточки это задание уже будет казаться старым добрым другом.

На обдумывание вопросов дается 1.5 минуты, после этого на экран выводится по 1 пункту и на ответ на каждый вопрос дается 20 секунд. То есть, в сумме на все задание уйдет 2.5 минуты. За каждый правильно заданный вопрос дается 1 балл, то есть максимум за задание – 5 баллов.

Давайте посмотрим, что такое “правильно заданный вопрос” и как за него получить заветный балл.

Критерии оценивания

1 балл 0 баллов
Вопросы
1–5
Вопрос по содержанию отвечает поставленной задаче; имеет правильную грамматическую форму прямого вопроса; возможные фонетические и лексические погрешности не затрудняют восприятия Вопрос не задан, или заданный вопрос по содержанию не отвечает поставленной задаче И/ИЛИ не имеет правильной грамматической формы прямого вопроса И/ИЛИ фонетические и лексические ошибки препятствуют коммуникации
  1. “Вопрос по содержанию отвечает поставленной задаче” – здесь предельно ясно – если в вопросе написано “location of the swimming pool” – вопросы про “скока стоит?” или “скидку сделаете?” будут неуместны.
  2. “Имеет правильную грамматическую форму прямого вопроса”. В прямом вопросе вспомогательный глагол стоит перед подлежащим. Например, Where is the swimming pool located? – прямой, Could you tell me where the swimming pool is located? – косвенный вопрос.
  3. “Возможные фонетические и лексические погрешности не затрудняют восприятия”. Ученик не произносит “thing” как “think” и не делает ошибок в выборе слов – не спрашивает Where is the swimming pool placed? вместо Where is the swimming pool located? Также соблюдены правильные интонационные контуры вопроса – восходящий тон в общем и нисходящий в специальном вопросе.
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Внимание! Заданный вопрос оценивается в 0 баллов, если:

  • вопрос не задан или заданный вопрос по содержанию не отвечает поставленной задаче и/или не имеет правильной грамматической формы прямого вопроса
  • задан сокращенный вопрос типа Couldyoutellmeabouttheprice?” и Whatabout…”. Вопрос, начинающийся с вежливого оборота “Could you tell me…?”, принимается, только если за ним следует полный косвенный вопрос с соответствующим порядком слов, т.е. “Could you tell me where the hotel is situated?”. Владение грамматической нормой экзаменуемый демонстрирует, используя в продолжение прямого вопроса придаточное (косвенный вопрос). Если в придаточном предложении используется вопросительный порядок слов: “Could you tell me where is the hotel situated?”, это грамматическая ошибка, вопрос не принимается и оценивается в 0 баллов
  • первый вопрос не содержит названия организации/места/предмета, о которой/котором запрашивается информация (например, первый вопрос: Whereisitlocated?”), то ответ оценивается в 0 баллов, т.к. такой вопрос ведет к сбою коммуникации. Последующие вопросы могут содержать местоимение it”, если вопросы относятся к той же организации/тому же месту или предмету
  • учащиеся используют местоимение they вместо you, например, “Dothey (нужно you) havemusic?” – вопрос не принимается и оценивается в 0 баллов, но в случае, если встречается подобная ошибка еще раз, то она считается повторяющейся и не учитывается
  • фонетические и лексические ошибки препятствуют коммуникации, то ответ оценивается в 0 баллов
  • не соблюден интонационный контур вопроса

Что еще нужно знать про вопросы:

  • отсутствие any или присутствие some в вопросе не учитывается
  • если есть вступление («Я звоню…»), а далее идут вопросы, то оценка не снижается, оцениваются только вопросы

Подготовка

Вспоминаем, что такое прямой вопрос и как его правильно построить. Рассказываем, что общий вопрос (например, Do you have discounts for students?) произносится с восходящим тоном в конце, в конце специального вопроса (того, в начале которого стоит вопросительное слово, например What are the opening hours?) интонация падает.

Про другие виды вопросов – разделительный, альтернативный, косвенный – не заикаемся. Они будут звучать не к месту.

При составлении вопроса не обязательно использовать те слова, которые указаны в опоре, можно их менять. Например, у нас в опоре под цифрой 1) location of the swimming pool. Здесь возможны два вопроса – Where is the swimming pool located? или Where is the swimming pool situated? Обратите внимание, что в этом задании знание синонимов никак не оценивается. Поэтому советую задавать вопрос с тем словом, которое написано в опоре.

И тренируемся на примерах с ФИПИ и примерах из приведенных заданий в книгах, указанных в конце статьи сначала на уроке, потом дома (дома можно с записью ответа на диктофон и переправления учителю).

Возможные темы и вопросы

Список примерных вопросов, которые вам придется задать в задании 2 устной части ЕГЭ:

Accommodation

What kind of accommodation do you offer?

Will I share the flat with another person or will I live alone?

Activities

What events/activities do you offer?

Will I get a certificate at the end of the course?

Education

How many classes a day will I have?

How many students are there in the group?

What subjects are taught at your school/college/university?

Are textbooks included in the price?

When does the course start?

Facilities

What facilities do you offer?

What facilities are available?

Is there a sauna/swimming pool/gym in your …?

Job

Do you have a vacancy of …?

What salary do you offer?

What are the working conditions?

How old should I be to apply for this job?

Location

Where is your agency/gym/hotel/school/shop located/situated?

What is the address of this place?

Meals

What type of food do you offer?

Do you have vegetarian menu?

Do you have Wi-Fi in your cafe/restaurant/hotel?

Is breakfast included?

Money

How much does it cost?

What is the cost of … ?

Can I pay in cash/by credit card?

Do you have discounts (for students)?

Is there an admission fee?

What is the entrance fee?

Are there any special offers available?

Time

What are the opening hours?

What are the working hours?

What is the time of arrival/departure?

How can I get there?

How long does it take to get there?

What are departure dates?

Travelling

How can I get there?

What transport can I use to get there?

When does the bus/plane/train arrive/depart?

Are there any attractions near the place?

What excursions can I visit there?

Can I take photos there?

Can I get an audio guide?

Пример

  1. Where is the swimming pool located?
  2. What are the opening hours?
  3. Is there a sauna in your swimming pool?
  4. What is the cost for 3 months?
  5. Do you offer discounts for students?

Советы

  • Опять же, советую тренироваться дома с диктофоном. Так как на экзамене вы столкнетесь с шумовыми помехами в лице других студентов, которые начнут говорить вместе с вами и будут вас раздражать, советую еще при тренировке включать телевизор или радио для имитации этого самого раздражителя
  • Редко существует лишь один правильный вопрос к данной опоре, их может быть несколько (см. примеры выше)
  • Не торопитесь! 20 секунд достаточно, чтобы подумать, задать вопрос и даже перезадать его, если не уверены в правильности
  • Перед устной частью экзамена с утра потренируйте один вариант дома

Для подготовки к этой части экзамена я, как всегда, рекомендую задания с сайта ФИПИ, а также следующие книги:

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Best Time to Visit Russia

Want to travel to Russia but not sure where to start? Travel to Russia is a little more complicated than going to the Dominican Republic or France because of the following reasons. 1. Russia is far away. 2. Russia is cold. 3. You will need a visa to travel to Russia.

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When to Go on Your Long-Awaited Trip to Russia

Don’t worry! You’ve come to the right place. We’ll help you understand Russian weather and find the best time for you to travel to Russia. Let’s start with a brief overview of weather averages in Moscow & St. Petersburg.

Find out in the video above why traveling to Russia in summers is an excellent choice!

Weather in Russia

Next to consider when planning your travel to Russia is temperature. Russia is most beautiful in winter. After all, it is a northern country (coldest in the world actually) that spends 8/12 months in winter and knows how to make the most of it. If you travel to Russia in winter, you can save lots of money & expect a better service, & get to do many fun things, such as troika rides. If you don’t like the cold, your safer bet is to travel to Russia next summer.

Don’t try to fool the weather and travel to Russia in inter-seasons. You might be in for a big surprise. Of course, you will travel to Russia for different reasons than Napoleon, but you should know that snowing starts in October and ends in April! Or you could just ask your travel agent who is helping you to organize your travel to Russia to ensure that you spend as little time as possible in the snow.

Weather Averages in Moscow, Russia

Weather averages in Moscow fluctuate significantly depending on the season. July and August are the hottest months in the Russian capital.

Weather Averages in Moscow, Russia

The average temperature stays at 19°C (65°F) and often surpasses 30°C (86°F). Due to the continental climate and megapolis environment, peak temperatures often feel boiling hot. The coldest month in Moscow is January with an average temperature of -8°C (18°F).

Tip: the best time to visit Moscow weather-wise is late spring-early June. This is the period when the weather is the most convenient for long hours of sightseeing.

Weather Averages in Saint Petersburg, Russia

Weather averages in St Petersburg are generally lower than for Russia’s capital, Moscow. July & August are the hottest months in St Pete’s (and also have the longest daily sunshine hours.

Weather Averages in Saint Petersburg, Russia

The average temperature during summers is usually at 18°C (64°F). However, sometimes it gets really hot and thermometers climb up to 30°C (86°F). The coldest month obviously is January with an average temperature of -6°C (22°F). The wettest months are October & November.

Tip: the best time to visit St. Petersburg weather-wise is late spring-early June. This is the season when the weather is the most convenient for long hours of sightseeing.

The Best Time for Flying to Russia

There are few flights, so airfares fluctuate depending on seasons (New York — Moscow flight is $450 — $1200). It’s cheapest to Travel to Russia in November, March and late August and most expensive during summers.

Overview of Travel Seasons in Russia

The high season for traveling to Russia is May through October. This is the best time to tour Russia and admire its masterpieces like the fountains of Peterhof, parks of Pushkin, and the quaint countryside of the Golden Ring.

However, during summers main tourist routes are crowded and sometimes even impossible to access. So the best time to visit Russia is in inter-seasons like late spring and early fall.

In addition, if you are brave enough, visiting Russia in winter can be just as rewarding if not more. Watch the video on the left and discover what’s traveling Russia in winter like.

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Best time to visit вопросы

Study the advertisement.

You are considering visiting the city and now you’d like to get more information. In 1.5 minutes you are to ask five direct questions to find out the following:

1) dates for departures

2) hotel facilities

3) if breakfast is included

4) number of city tours

You have 20 seconds to ask each question.

You could ask following questions:

1) When does the trip start?

2) What facilities does the hotel have?

3) Is breakfast included?

4) How many tours are available?

5) Do you have any discounts?

Вопросы должны быть грамматически верными. Избегайте необоснованных пауз в речи, верно расставляйте ударения, правильно используйте интонацию, не нарушайте нормы произношения слов.

Study the advertisement.

You are considering visiting a museum and you’d like to get more information. In 1.5 minutes you are to ask five direct questions to find out the following:

1) location of the museum

2) special offers

3) number of exhibitions

4) working hours

5) tickets for kids

You have 20 seconds to ask each question.

You could ask following questions:

1) Where is the museum situated?

2) What special offers can you suggest?

3) How many exhibitions do you have?

4) What are the working hours of the museum?

5) Do you have tickets for kids?

Вопросы должны быть грамматически верными. Избегайте необоснованных пауз в речи, верно расставляйте ударения, правильно используйте интонацию, не нарушайте нормы произношения слов.

Study the advertisement.

You are considering visiting the coffee room and you’d like to get more information. In 1.5 minutes you are to ask five direct questions to find out the following:

3) online booking

4) diversity of desserts

5) entertainment programs

You have 20 seconds to ask each question.

You could ask following questions:

1) How can I get a price list?

2) Do you have any discounts?

3) Can I book a table online?

4) What desserts do you have?

5) Are there entertainment programs in your shop?

Вопросы должны быть грамматически верными. Избегайте необоснованных пауз в речи, верно расставляйте ударения, правильно используйте интонацию, не нарушайте нормы произношения слов.

Study the advertisement.

You are considering visiting the fitness club and you’d like to get more information. In 1.5 minutes you are to ask five direct questions to find out the following:

1) membership card

2) personal trainings

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3) working hours

4) if they have muscle gain programs

You have 20 seconds to ask each question.

You could ask following questions:

1) How can I get a membership card?

2) Are there personal trainings in your fitness club?

3) When does the club work?

4) Do you have muscle gain programmes?

5) Can I get guest passes for my friends?

Вопросы должны быть грамматически верными. Избегайте необоснованных пауз в речи, верно расставляйте ударения, правильно используйте интонацию, не нарушайте нормы произношения слов.

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ЕГЭ английский язык УСТНАЯ ЧАСТЬ № 2 задания для подготовки ( с образцами вопросов)

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1.You are considering visiting a museum and you’d like to get more information. In 1.5 minutes you are to ask five direct questions to find out the following:

1) location of the museum

2) special offers

3) number of exhibitions

4) working hours

5) tickets for kids

You have 20 seconds to ask each question

2.You are considering visiting the coffee room and you’d like to get more information. In 1.5 minutes you are to ask five direct questions to find out the following:

3) online booking

4) diversity of desserts

5) entertainment programs

You have 20 seconds to ask each question.

3.You are considering visiting the fitness club

1) membership card

2) personal trainings

3) working hours

4) if they have muscle gain programs

You have 20 seconds to ask each question.

4.You are considering staying one night at the hotel

1) local museums and theatres

2) special offers

3) number of available rooms

4) quality of the staff

5) if they have TV in hotel rooms

You have 20 seconds to ask each question.

5.You are considering visiting the real estate agency 1) location of the agency

2) services they provide

3) if they work at weekends

4) competitive advantages

5) if they provide any guarantees

You have 20 seconds to ask each question.

Задание 1 (as it is given at the RNE)

Study the advertisement.

You are considering visiting the coffee shop and you’d like to get more information. In 1.5 minutes you are to ask five direct questions to find out the following:

1) special offers

2) discounts for regular customers

3) most popular coffee

4) if they have a parking lot

You have 20 seconds to ask each question.

Задание 2 (as it is given at the RNE)

Study the advertisement.

You are considering visiting the gift shop and you’d like to get more information. In 1.5 minutes you are to ask five direct questions to find out the following:

1) if they have gifts for anniversary

2) availability of discount cards

3) size of the shop

4) if they have lunch hours

You have 20 seconds to ask each question.

Tasks & Answers

1.You are considering visiting a museum and you’d like to get more information. In 1.5 minutes you are to ask five direct questions to find out the following:

1) location of the museum

2) special offers

3) number of exhibitions

4) working hours

5) tickets for kids

You have 20 seconds to ask each question

1) Where is the museum situated?

2) What special offers can you suggest?

3) How many exhibitions do you have?

4) What are the working hours of the museum?

5) Do you have tickets for kids?

2.You are considering visiting the coffee room and you’d like to get more information. In 1.5 minutes you are to ask five direct questions to find out the following:

3) online booking

4) diversity of desserts

5) entertainment programs

You have 20 seconds to ask each question.

1) How can I get a price list?

2) Do you have any discounts?

3) Can I book a table online?

4) What desserts do you have?

5) Are there entertainment programs in your shop?

3.You are considering visiting the fitness club

1) membership card

2) personal trainings

3) working hours

4) if they have muscle gain programs

You have 20 seconds to ask each question.

1) How can I get a price list?

2) Do you have any discounts?

3) Can I book a table online?

4) What desserts do you have?

5) Are there entertainment programs in your shop?

4.You are considering staying one night at the hotel

1) local museums and theatres

2) special offers

3) number of available rooms

4) quality of the staff

5) if they have TV in hotel rooms

You have 20 seconds to ask each question.

1) Are there museums and theatres nearby the hotel?

2) What special offers do you have?

3) How many rooms are available?

4) What is the quality of the working staff?

5) Is there TV in hotel rooms?

5.You are considering visiting the real estate agency

1) location of the agency

2) services they provide

3) if they work at weekends

4) competitive advantages

5) if they provide any guarantees

You have 20 seconds to ask each question.

1) Where is the agency located?

2) What services do you provide?

3) Do you work at weekends?

4) What competitive advantages do you possess?

5) Are you providing any guarantees?

Задание 1 (as it is given at the RNE)

Study the advertisement.

You are considering visiting the coffee shop and you’d like to get more information. In 1.5 minutes you are to ask five direct questions to find out the following:

1) special offers

2) discounts for regular customers

3) most popular coffee

4) if they have a parking lot

You have 20 seconds to ask each question.

1) What special offers can you suggest?

2) Are there any discounts for regular customers?

3) What is the most popular coffee?

4) Do you have a parking lot?

5) Is there access to free Wi-Fi?

Задание 2 (as it is given at the RNE)

Study the advertisement.

You are considering visiting the gift shop and you’d like to get more information. In 1.5 minutes you are to ask five direct questions to find out the following:

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