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GERMAN IDIOMS: HELPING YOU TOWARDS AN A*

GERMAN IDIOMS: HELPING YOU TOWARDS AN A*

This resource has been produced with the potential A* candidates in mind. There are altogether 48 idioms, but if the students can become confident in handling a handful of them, they are going to impress the examiners like me. the resource includes an initial matching up exercise, where guess work will come into play, then a complete list with examples of each. students then have the opportunity to practice and extend their vocabulary through tasks such as reading a definition and supplying the correct idiom, putting in the missing word, and replacing a rather humdrum phrase with a more impressive idiom. I hope they will engage your students. The tasks should prove challenging and enjoyable.
pinkfloyd73
Idioms can change your grade!

Idioms can change your grade!

More practice for those potential A* students. this time they are required to read five passages and replace the words in italics with one of the 48 idioms they have already encountered. ideal as homework, classwork, cover work and independent work. Challenging for your able students.
pinkfloyd73
Was fehlt?

Was fehlt?

This resource is aimed at the potential A* students who need to rise beyond using humdrum expressions and be able to accurately use and adapt common idioms. ideal for cover work, the resource gets students to supply the missing word in 48 sentences each employing a previously learnt idiom, choosing from a selection of words at the end. ideal for cover work, revision and independent learning
pinkfloyd73
KS3/4 German: Writing about an Exchange and the Environment (includes verb guide!)

KS3/4 German: Writing about an Exchange and the Environment (includes verb guide!)

Originally conceived to encourage students to improve on an existing piece of writing, this Writing Challenge could be used as a motivational competition (with prizes for the best entries), as a guided writing task in-lesson or an independent homework task. Maturer classes may even be able to cope with this as a cover lesson. The task: write a letter home about your (fictional) German exchange experience - your German exchange partner is Detlev, whose family are incredibly environmentally friendly (no heating, no electricity(!)). This challenge allows all students to create an end-product by choosing one of the three on offer (article, interview, poster). On the back is a colour-coded guide to verb forms and word order (present tense, modal/future structure, and verb-comma-verb/subordination, which could be used separately, or indeed throughout a GCSE course, as a reference tool.
hasslethehog
German Trip (Rhineland)  Past Tense Writing Frame

German Trip (Rhineland) Past Tense Writing Frame

This is a document I used to help students write about our recent trip to the Rhineland, although it could be adapted for other areas. It could either be used while on the trip to help students write a diary entry each evening, or after the trip. I get them to choose one of the days which they then write up on a post card to send home.
Vicky79
At the beach German flashcards

At the beach German flashcards

Flashcards with the word in German and English and a picture to help remember it. Great for revision of German beach vocabulary. Could also be cut up and used as a matching game.
louisehurley20