24 серпняAugust 24th is a special day for Ukrainians. It’s the day when our country was born; the Independence Day of Ukraine. In this advanced Ukrainian language & history lesson, discover the detailed story from the late 1980s about how and why незалежність України (independence of Ukraine) happened.

Learn more about Ukrainian history:

  1. Ukrainian Lessons Podcast series “Short course in Ukrainian history
  2. Сергій Плохій “Україна – брама Європи” (книга)
  3. Лекція Михайла Кірсенка “Часи незалежної України
  4. Документальний фільм “Україна – становлення нації” (in Ukrainian with Ukrainian or English subtitles!)
    Ukraine – the birth of a nation (in English)

Music & video clips in the episode:

Onuka – ZENIT

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Transcript, Vocabulary, and Exercises!

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Конспект уроку – lesson notes for this episode include:

  • Full transcript of the whole episode in Ukrainian;
  • Vocabulary: translation of more difficult words on the side;
  • Idioms & expressions: table of the idioms mentioned in the episode (with English translation);
  • Grammar: table of Ukrainian verb aspect (third group of nouns);
  • Bonus Exercises to practice idioms and grammar.