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The best preparation for the exam is to read articles in major Russian newspapers and publications as frequently as possible.

If you want to tackle newspaper articles directly, the ReadLang Web Reader ( ) can be very helpful.

If you need a structural review, here are also some books you can try:

Error in element (see logs)
Error in element (see logs)
If your grasp of the grammar is good, we suggest the following online resources to increase your vocabulary and overall proficiency:

  • You can get started by getting an Online Diagnostic Assessment (ODA) here: (You'll need to create a free account). The ODA system will let you know where you are (you are shooting for a 1+/2) and will select custom materials to get you there.
  • There are also around 279 reading lessons freely available from the Defense Language Institute's GLOSS: