Phrases to discuss a German text or article at A level

Phrases to discuss a German text or article at A level

A list of higher level phrases to explain a text/article in German; especially useful for the role play component of A2. Sentences focus on: 1) Introductory remarks 2) Explaining key points in a paragraph 3) Linking/developing language (essay type phrases) 4) Linking out to wider issues/giving personal opinion 5) Talking about statistics and figures accurately.
NicholasMorgan
Wo? Reading about European Cities

Wo? Reading about European Cities

This is a reading exercise where pupils find out about different cities in Europe. They match the descriptions with the pictures and then guess the name of the city from the map. Enjoy!
swillard8
Technologie / Technology Gap Fill

Technologie / Technology Gap Fill

Gap fill and reading task on the subject of technology. Good for a starter and text can be exploited further. Could easily be changed into a running dictation.
jhalkyard
German facts starter with/without tenses practice

German facts starter with/without tenses practice

Start every German lesson with an interesting random fact in German with vocabulary help. Will get students wanting to work it out as soon as they come in. Or combine it with verb practice with a quick revision of past, present and future and inversion of a German phrase. 35 slides of facts or 20 different phrases+fact slides plus answers
jusch12
Berlin Wall and Good Bye Lenin

Berlin Wall and Good Bye Lenin

A mix of resources to teach a unit about the Berlin wall and/or the film Good Bye Lenin. Suitable for old spec researched based essay or new spec topic "aspects of political life"
jusch12
German Separation - Schritte zur deutschen Teilung

German Separation - Schritte zur deutschen Teilung

Two longer texts looking at why Germany was divided into two different states in 1949, one looking at the development in the East, the other in the West. Includes a vocab list, a timeline that the students have to fill in and some discussion questions. Suitable for 6th form students preparing for the history option of the research based essay or the topic area of "Aspects of political life" in the new AQA specifications.
jusch12
Gestohlen - mystery task

Gestohlen - mystery task

Students have to pretend they are policemen investigating a theft. They have statements from 3 suspects and 3 pieces of evidence. One of the suspects has made a subtle mistake and the pupils must sift through the German to work out who has made an error. Its really just a way of getting them to read for detail in prep for examination tasks. I tell them they have to present a summary of their investigation as a list of bullet points of facts they have discovered in the course of the investigation. N.B. the answer is Willi who says he was dancing with his sister but the dance lessons at this time are for boys only therefore he is clearly not telling the truth. Still my students favourite activity every year.
s.barfoot
Introduction to Berlin Wall

Introduction to Berlin Wall

A short paragraph explaining the building and fall of the Berlin wall. Can be used as an introduction to the topic or as a one of lesson on the Berlin Wall (e.g. on the 3rd October). There are three different sheets with varying amounts of vocab help so they can be used from year 10 to year 13. Each worksheet contains the same paragraph about history, a vocab list, an activity where students have to find words in the text, a dictionary task and a quiz.
jusch12
Musikgenres

Musikgenres

AS topic: Musik Worksheet to encourage wider reading and independent research. Students to answer questions about various music genres. Could be set as homework or as a cover lesson. Also available for free at www.thegermanclassroom.co.uk
thegermanclassroom