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Key Stage 3 German – Me, my family and friends - New GCSE style activities

Key Stage 3 German – Me, my family and friends - New GCSE style activities

This 58 page booklet (including answers) contains new GCSE style reading, writing, speaking and translation questions for Key Stage 3 students. This booklet contains activities on the topic of Me, my family and friends, from the AQA theme Identity and Culture. There are 6 subtopics: Introducing myself, family members, pets, physical appearance, personality and relationships. For each of these subtopics, there are 6 activities: a reading task, translation (short paragraph) from German into English, sentences to translate from English into German, a writing task (short passage similar to the foundation writing exam), a photo (like in the foundation writing exam) and a role-play. There are also 6 extension activities which bring together all of the subtopics: a longer reading task, a paragraph translation from English into German, a 90-word task, a 150-word task and a photo card (like in the speaking exam). This booklet can be used in KS3 or for revision in KS4 (foundation). It can either be used to supplement work in lessons as you teach the topic of me, my family and friends, or for assessments. It could also be set as cover work, as the answers are included. A free sample of the booklet is available here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/key-stage-3-german-introducing-myself-11897107
katelanguages
German – Describing People – Physical Descriptions & Characteristics.

German – Describing People – Physical Descriptions & Characteristics.

This is a set of resources to introduce describing others and oneself. There is a lengthy PowerPoint (76 slides) that goes through describing height, build, hair and eyes with reinforcement activities, match up activities, gap fills, translations and reading comprehension. It then goes on to introduce 16 characteristics with match ups, snake sentences and reading comprehensions. The final activity is the creation of a wanted poster for students to complete. There is an 8-page worksheet that accompanies the PowerPoint. These resources are enough for several lessons and start from introduction through to pupils confidently using all of the new language, creating whole descriptions of themselves and others.
cgazzal
Year 9 Venn Diagram Reading Comprehension

Year 9 Venn Diagram Reading Comprehension

A set of cards and reading comprehension to be used with a Venn Diagram. The students read the two descriptions written by two girls about their appearance, they siblings, their school and hobby likes and dislikes and a little on media/use of technology. With a Venn Diagram drawn on a table these can be printed out and laminated for students to sort them into the correct section of the Diagram. Answer sheet provided.
RachelGrice
GCSE German - Reading Question Pack - Personal Identity & Healthy Living - AQA/OCR/Edexcel/iGCSE/WJE

GCSE German - Reading Question Pack - Personal Identity & Healthy Living - AQA/OCR/Edexcel/iGCSE/WJE

Designed to be printed as a full pack or individual sheets, these resources are perfect for use as in class worksheets, homework, assessment, or revision. The included markscheme allow easy assessment by the teacher. Additionally you could use the markscheme for peer or self-assessment, allow students to become familiar with the requirements of the exam and the way they will be marked. This pack contains 25 questions on theme of 'Personal Identity & Healthy Living’, from AQA, OCR, Edexcel, iGCSE, and WJEC exam boards. This theme includes: Personal opinions Daily routines Family and friends Sport and exercise Healthy eating Also included are reflective tasks on each page, extending vocabulary and promoting a deeper reading of the texts. A open ‘challenge task’ allows the you or the student to choose a differentiated task. For example, ‘Choose one paragraph to re-write using your new synonyms’ or ‘Choose a sentence to re-write in the past, present, and future tense’.
MissHardysResources
Double Worksheet -  Describing Pets / Animals - Physically + Personality +

Double Worksheet - Describing Pets / Animals - Physically + Personality +

This can be done in class or as a homework (for sharp learners) and presupposes acquisition of vocab for pets, physical description, personality and also a few clothes (&colour) . It showcases the use of some longer sentences with conjunctions UND and ABER. The longer gapfill tasks offer a decreasing level of support and the last writing task is merely providing a picture prompt. (i.e. the task requires "free writing")
soddit
Stimmt 1 Mod 1 Meine Welt ist wunderbar- personality traits lesson

Stimmt 1 Mod 1 Meine Welt ist wunderbar- personality traits lesson

A whole lesson (instructions for each activity on notes under slide) practising how to describe your personality using the vocab from Stimmt 1 mod 1 p14 and 15. Pupils use tally charts, class research and a mixture of reading and listening exercises to fully understand how to describe themselves. Sheets for tally charts at end of PPT but can be done in book.
chloeb1995
Year 7 German describing yourself and others (sein + adjectives)

Year 7 German describing yourself and others (sein + adjectives)

* A week's worth of lessons * Several activities that actively engage students and reduce teacher talk to a minimum * Fun practice activities plus a worksheet to embed * Students finish by creating a role play asking and answering questions about family and friends * Enables students to understand which conjugation to use when naming individuals * Lesson overview is in the Notes pages of Slide 1 * Buzzers game explained in detail (our students *love* this activity) * Progress against objectives is clearly signposted * Homework clearly laid out with links to a Quizlet designed for these lessons
Mazarine
Simple relative pronouns for Y7

Simple relative pronouns for Y7

A quick and simple worksheet to help German beginners write simple sentences using relative pronouns. Fits in after family and description topics.
nilex
KS4 GCSE German Keyword Quiz Collection - Vokabeltest

KS4 GCSE German Keyword Quiz Collection - Vokabeltest

This is a temporary offer to celebrate Oktoberfest! It includes 4 key-word tests based on the GCSE specifications: -Cinema & TV -Food & Eating Out -Describing myself and my family -German Customs & Festivals The questions take a number of formats. Differentiation can be achieved by adjusting team sizes (or, indeed, having students work individually). Question instructions are in German, and the presentation features high quality graphics and animations.
Maxi88
Free sample of German GCSE writing workbook

Free sample of German GCSE writing workbook

6 questions on the theme of me, my family and friends, including 2 translations from English into German. The full workbook is available at https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/aqa-german-gcse-writing-workbook-and-model-answers-11657241
katelanguages
German - Personality words

German - Personality words

Use this PPT to introduce personality words in German. After being introduced, the image will fly past quickly and pupils have to give the relevant German word.
TheMFLTeacher
Echo Express 1 Module 3 Vocabulary Matching Exercises

Echo Express 1 Module 3 Vocabulary Matching Exercises

These simple yet versatile matching exercises are made from the vocabulary used in module 3 of Echo Express 1. They can be used as starters, extensions, plenaries, homework and revision. They are also great for measuring progress when used as a starter and a plenary in the same lesson. They can also be colour-coded / traffic lighted to provide instant feedback as well as a focus for assessment revision. I always let pupils choose whether they want to write the answers in in English or the Target Language. Matching with lines never works! I have had great feedback from pupils when using them and hope you will too. Please let me know if you find typos / mistakes.
deutschelehrerin
Great German Insults (classroom-friendly) Aimed at Y9

Great German Insults (classroom-friendly) Aimed at Y9

Some non-rude German insults aimed at a small group of year 9s. Aim of making the language seem a bit more fun. This is supposed to be a bit of funny lesson, and it's all fairly light-hearted. Ways to use resource: 1) Give out copy of the sheets and go through pronunciation of each one. Make sure pupils know where the stress lies - call and repeat. Included in one example is a video from Friends to demonstrate Joey's cute simpleness. Stop it after 20 seconds, as that gets the point across. 2) Sheet three is to see if they can correctly identify the appropriate insult for the people listed :D 3) If you felt it was appropriate (though I think you'd only do this with certain classes), you could get them to write an insult for a friend - be careful though in case some pupils are not high attainers, as they might take it to heart if they get called an "Evolutionsbremse") This will take roughly 20-30 minutes.
chrislewisharper
24  German Language Sudoku Activities

24 German Language Sudoku Activities

These sudokus consist of 6, rather than 9, words or sentences, covering a variety of topics. If you want to try one for free, I have also uploaded the weather sudoku to give you an idea. Each worksheet also has an additional question or activity as extension for those who finish early or for those who do not like sudokus. The worksheets are particularly useful for KS3 but can also be used for a quick fun revision in KS4 or maybe even for KS2. Topics covered: Characteristics Clothes Colours Countries Days of the Week Directions Food Hobbies Illness Lost Property Members of the Family Months of the Year Nationalities Opinion Words Parts of the Body Pets Prepositions Questions Rooms in the House School Subjects Shops Transport TV Programmes Weather and, of course, the answer!
angelikadavey
End of term puzzle for Stimmt 1 unit 2 Familie und Tiere

End of term puzzle for Stimmt 1 unit 2 Familie und Tiere

This is a tarsia puzzle to practise vocab from chapter 2 in Stimmt 1 (family and pets. A tarsia consists of puzzle pieces that the students cut out and then match words to form a certain shape (ideally students don’t know what shape that is). They will quickly realise their mistakes if the puzzle won’t fit together. Great activity for Friday afternoons, cover lessons or end of term. This download includes: sheets for students with jumbled up puzzle pieces, an answer sheet for the teacher in list form and one showing the shape. If the print quality of the student slide isn’t good enough, use the attached pdf file.
jusch12
German KS2 & KS3 - Creating Funny Families. (Self & Family)

German KS2 & KS3 - Creating Funny Families. (Self & Family)

This set of resources is an excellent way to finish work on self and family. It will take at least 4 lessons. There is a build up to the main activity when pupils work in groups and create their own funny families, which they present to the rest of the class. I have used this over many years with many groups and have refined it. I can honestly say pupils love doing it. Everything is presented in a step-by-step format and could be used by a non-specialist or cover teacher. There are two Power Points and range of worksheets. The first PowerPoint is to re-cap work on self and family and will be a lead into the main activity. In this first PowerPoint three members of the same family present information about themselves – the first very simply, the next has more information and the third is a longer text. For the first two family members there are differentiated exercises – very simple with circling the correct answer or true and false to open ended questions. You can choose to use different tasks for different ability groups within the class or it can all be used for the whole class. The second PowerPoint introduces the group activity in a step-by-step way. Pupils will work in groups to create a funny family, but each person in the group will be responsible for one family member so ultimately each pupil will be producing their own piece of work. There are several help sheets for pupils of all abilities and there are answers for all exercises included. Finally the pupils will present their families in groups to the rest of the class. They can be assessed on the written work produced and/or the oral presentation.
cgazzal
Body Parts Treasure Hunt Activity

Body Parts Treasure Hunt Activity

Here is an activity for all age ranges learning the different body parts. Print off the body parts cards and stick them around the room. Pupils get the skeleton that they have to label using the clues. Rewards can be given for quickest. Extension activity to find plurals in a dictionary. Enjoy!
swillard8
Stimmt GCSE Red Family Puzzles - Menschliche Beziehungen

Stimmt GCSE Red Family Puzzles - Menschliche Beziehungen

Save nearly 60%. A worksheet with 3 word puzzles for each double spread in Chapter 3 Menschliche Beziehungen (Relationshipts) of Stimmt! GCSE Higher. Includes puzzles on word and sentence level to practise vocab and grammar. Ideal as starter or plenary or for cover lessons. Answers included.
jusch12
Puzzles for Stimmt 1 Chapter 4 School

Puzzles for Stimmt 1 Chapter 4 School

Save 50%! Puzzles for every double page in chapter 4 in Stimmt 1 German. Each includes three different word puzzles to practise vocab and grammar and answer sheets. Ideal as plenary, revision or for cover lessons.
jusch12
SEIN, adjectives and more

SEIN, adjectives and more

Complete PPT (with basic notes of ideas for using each slide) - recap of verb SEIN in present tense - introduction of simple adjectives to describe personality - worksheet (gap fill) of adjectives - translation tasks into and out of German - poem writing activity - reading comprehension Also includes: - questioning activity to recap/intro the verb FINDEN - photo card description activity to practise vocab in another context - recap of possessive determiners in nominative case with SEIN and adjectives - ideas for extension work I hope you find this useful.
jhalkyard
Guess Who template

Guess Who template

Template to use in a lesson or a one-off activity. Great to laminate and have students draw on them with whiteboard pens.
bob_norris
Stimmt 1 - Kapitel 2 - Revision

Stimmt 1 - Kapitel 2 - Revision

This is a revision task I wrote. It's a listening task (multiple choice questions). Pupils can swap their papers and correct each other with the help of the transcript. That way, it is also a reading exercise. The teacher can read the transcript for the listening task. It is also possible to exploit the text orally with the pupils by asking questions such as 'fully describe Anna's father' or 'how are the cats?' etc. There might be a few typo (damn that automatic correction!) so there might be a newer version soon.
riamh
Colour and Appearance - Farben und Aussehen

Colour and Appearance - Farben und Aussehen

This is a powerpoint presentation for about 2 lessons, practising colours and appearance (focusing on hair/eyes) in German. It includes speaking and writing tasks and a game as well as grammar practise for the forms of to be and to have and pronunciation practise of words ending in ‘e’. Answers and teacher’s notes are included in the powerpoint. Extra: Puzzle sheet with three different word puzzles as plenary or starter.
jusch12
EDEXCEL Stimmt! GCSE German (Higher) - Kapitel 3 - Menschliche Beziehungen - Startpunkt (Page 50)

EDEXCEL Stimmt! GCSE German (Higher) - Kapitel 3 - Menschliche Beziehungen - Startpunkt (Page 50)

This complete lesson is designed to be taught with EDEXCEL Stimmt! GCSE German (Higher) - Kapitel 3 - Menschliche Beziehungen - Startpunkt (Page 50). The lesson contains: - Starter - Introduction to vocabulary to describe physical characteristics - Introduction to vocabulary to describe personality - Vocabulary list - Motivating activities and games to consolidate and practise the vocabulary - Link to Reading exercise 1 and answers - Introduction on using adjectives by themselves and after the verb "sein" and with the accusative case - Grammar handout - Activities to consolidate the use of adjectives with answers - Plenary
ftbnemesis
KS4 GCSE German Quiz - Words & Phrases - Topic:Describing myself&my life [AfL, Test, Vocabulary]

KS4 GCSE German Quiz - Words & Phrases - Topic:Describing myself&my life [AfL, Test, Vocabulary]

This 30 question quiz is focussed on the topic of Describing myself and my life (Ich und mein Leben) in line with the AQA GCSE German Specification. The questions take a number of formats. Differentiation can be achieved by adjusting team sizes (or, indeed, having students work individually). Question instructions are in German, and the presentation features high quality graphics and animations. Please feel free to contact me with requests for other Quiz's or resources for German language teaching!
Maxi88
Describing People (Adjectives): German Vocabulary Card Sort

Describing People (Adjectives): German Vocabulary Card Sort

This is a card sort to help students learn adjectives for describing people (20 words in total). This would be a useful task with younger groups or low ability groups. There are three separate files, depending on how you want to present the task. - The 'teacher copy' shows a grid with all items already matched. - The 'student version' is a random layout, print this out and give to students. They can then cut out the items and match them, or stick them into their workbooks. - The 'quick cut' is designed so that you can produce 10 packs of cards quickly and easily using a guillotine. Each page has the same card 10 times over. This allows you to remove words that may not be suitable or needed. Alternatively you can print the same page twice double-sided to produce flash cards.
ineedtoteachthat