The collection of tasks, exercises, and games, available both in audio recordings and in the textbook “Riga Detective”, is supplemented with interactive tasks. Each story is designed as a separate episode that needs to be solved.
The exercises practice the ability to perceive and understand the text as a whole, to listen to different forms of words and use them correctly, as well as to develop an understanding of the meanings of words, skills of using synonyms and antonyms, and correct word choice.
Tasks and exercises are arranged according to the 20 events of "Riga Detective", each of which has 3 parts - a total of 60 lessons. Part 1 summarizes the exercises related to the first 10 events, i.e., 30 lessons.
Episode 1 “A phone rings on the bus”: https://maciunmacies.valoda.lv/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/detektivs1.pdf
Episode 2 “Theft in a pharmacy or why crimes are committed”: https://maciunmacies.valoda.lv/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/detektivs1.pdf
Audio recording for Episode 1 and 2: https://maciunmacies.valoda.lv/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/01.mp3
Episode 3 “Fake patient”: https://maciunmacies.valoda.lv/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/detektivs2.pdf
Episode 4 “How to prepare for a master's thesis or a place for each book”: https://maciunmacies.valoda.lv/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/detektivs2.pdf
Audio recording for Episode 3 and 4: https://maciunmacies.valoda.lv/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/02.mp3
Episode 5 “Affair – nonsense”: https://maciunmacies.valoda.lv/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/detektivs3.pdf
Episode 6 “Perfume for a beloved girl or a proof of love”: https://maciunmacies.valoda.lv/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/detektivs3.pdf
Audio recording for Episode 5 and 6: https://maciunmacies.valoda.lv/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/03.mp3
Episode 7 “The troubles of bosses”: https://maciunmacies.valoda.lv/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/detektivs4.pdf
Episode 8 “An exploding letter or how to share a beloved man”: https://maciunmacies.valoda.lv/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/detektivs4.pdf
Audio recording for Episode 7 and 8: https://maciunmacies.valoda.lv/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/04.mp3
Episode 9 “Because of jealousy”: https://maciunmacies.valoda.lv/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Detektivs5.pdf
Episode 10 “Where is Mežagailis or not always everything ends well”: https://maciunmacies.valoda.lv/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Detektivs5.pdf
Audio recording for Episode 9 and 10: https://maciunmacies.valoda.lv/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/05.mp3
The textbook was published in 2000, additional materials in 2002.
Open access material for strengthening language skills. Downloadable pdf format, MPS audio files.
Can be used as a basic course. Suitable for adults, especially those studying law, because the course is designed as a detective story, and learners have to solve a legal problem.