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    Old Penguin vs. new Penguin

    Which would you recommend, the one written by Fennell or the one by Brown? I have about a semester's worth of college russian using Nachalo if that makes a difference (had to switch to german due to scheduling conflicts unfortunately). I'm also thinking about Duff's Russian for Beginners. I swear they don't write text books like that used to. It's a money grab now-a-days.

    So in the meantime, it's tschuss instead of Пока.

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    Re: Old Penguin vs. new Penguin

    Quote Originally Posted by scriabin
    I swear they don't write text books like that used to. It's a money grab now-a-days.
    I totally agree with you. I'm using New Penguin, but sticking to mostly old stuff like "Тройка"

    Hmm, never seen "Old Penguin", I'll have to check it out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fantom605
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    New Penguin... i just wished it came with Cassettes or CD's...
    How I wish, how i wish you were here. Were just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl. Year after Year. Running over the same ground, have we found, same old fear. Wish you were here.

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    All I can say is Duff is good, since I have no point of comparison.

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    Mm - slight preference for old (Fennell) over new (Brown), but Fennell does go for such great chatup lines as 'do you fancy going to the collective farm?' 'Oh no, I'm going to meeting of the consomol'.

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