DOI: 10.24412/2470-1262-2023-1-89-95

Abstract:The main theme of the article is to address the importance of language work in
teaching literary texts. It is important to prepare students for this work using texts appropriate for their learning level, and incorporating all necessary linguistic, cultural, historical, and methodological aspects. Chekhov’s story “The Winning Ticket” can serve as sample of learning Russian morphology, word-formation, register, etymology, colloquial speech, and syntax through a literary text. It is important to keep the students’ motivation high by working with the language subtleties of Chekhov’s stories. Students learn to read and analyze what is not said explicitly in the text. Working with an authentic text is an important foundation for developing a communicative and cultural competence.

Keywords: language and text, word-formation and vocabulary expansion, formation of active vocabulary and syntax, student oral skills

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For citation: Rakova Alfia, (2023).
Language Work with Chekhov’s “The lottery Ticket” Story in an English-Speaking Classroom.
Cross-Cultural Studies: Education and Science, Vol. 8, Issue 1 (2023), pp. 89-95 (in USA)
Manuscript received 21/01/2023
Accepted for publication: 26/03/2023