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Grammatik Selbstbedienung

Grammatik Selbstbedienung

Developed by experienced language teachers, these unique reading practice cards are designed for individual, “self-service” use. They can be placed in a Resources Centre, used in class (e.g. for carousel activities) or borrowed for homework.The cards are intended to be printed and laminated to be used again and again. Students help themselves to cards, answer the questions in their exercise book, then mark their work (or their peers’) and write their scores on the record sheet. There is no preparation, marking or duplication for teachers, allowing time to be spent where most needed.Set of 30 full-colour A4 grammar cards for Intermediate level (KS4). Includes a reproducible record sheet and answer cards.

By linguascope

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 comprehensionAlso 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 workI hope you find this useful.

By jhalkyard

GERMAN VOCABULARY (5) - GAMES & ACTIVITIES

GERMAN VOCABULARY (5) - GAMES & ACTIVITIES

99 ESSENTIAL WORDS AND PHRASES FOR BEGINNING GERMAN LEARNERS!This set of games and activities really do help students to develop and embed their beginning GERMAN vocabulary in a cooperative, communicative and interactive way. They’re ideal for independent learning, and perfect for pair and small-group work. Students can quiz/test themselves and each other on a regular basis - they're a very popular alternative to more traditional vocabulary 'drilling tasks', and really do help to create a lively language learning environment.This set features 99 BEGINNING WORDS AND PHRASES that students are likely to meet in the INTRODUCTORY stages of their GERMAN learning:- Deutsche Verben (1)- die Zahlen 81-100- die Uhrzeit (1)- In der Stadt (1)- Adjektive (2)- Fragen und Antworten (5)I've described the resource as suitable for ages 7-14, but it does depend on the age at which your students begin GERMAN - the games and activities work well with any appropriate learning group, depending on their starting point. There are two non-editable files in a zipped format - the other files you can see are preview images to give you an idea of what the resource looks like as a whole:FILE 1: GERMAN and ENGLISH game cards, with all the words and phrases to use in a variety of games and activities - I've suggested a range of games and activities that have worked well for me. This file also includes the game card template, which encourages your students to apply their developing knowledge of GERMAN practically and creatively.FILE 2 - this is an 18-page REFERENCE, RECALL & WRITE booklet, best photocopied double-sided, and double-stapled down the left-hand side. This format is very learner-friendly, and easily kept in a learning file or folder for regular reference.All the words and phrases are listed GERMAN-ENGLISH in language categories. There are 3 differentiated RECALL & WRITE activities to help your students really practise and review the vocabulary:CHILLOUT CHALLENGE: students write from memory all the words and phrases in ENGLISH from a GERMAN prompt - all the words/phrases are in their language categoryCHAMPION CHALLENGE: students write from memory all the words and phrases in GERMAN from an ENGLISH prompt - again, all the words and phrases are in their language categorySUPERCHARGED CHALLENGE: all the words and phrases appear in random order, and switch from GERMAN to ENGLISH at each question - this really does put students' memories to the test!Please read the Terms of Use carefully - this resource is copyright, and for single-classroom use only. VIELEN DANK UND VIEL SPAß!

By LivelyLearning

Auf gute Freundschaft

Auf gute Freundschaft

Stimmt GCSE 9-1Talking about what makes a good friend. Differentiated activities for all levels of abilities. Comparatives and superlatives (wichtiger, am wichtigsten). Listening skills developed.

By antmfl

Wir verstehen uns gut...manchmal (part 1)

Wir verstehen uns gut...manchmal (part 1)

This is a 2 hours lesson on family members and relationships from the new Stimmt GCSE 9-1. It starts with a very brief revision of family members, it includes relative pronouns in the nominative case and then practice with possessive adjectives in the nominative and accusative case (see grammar worksheets). Pupils will do a running dictation with relationship phrases (ich komme gut mit...aus/ ich kann sie nicht leiden...) and then solve a mystery. Final activity a timed speaking presentation on your family and friends + relationships. Pupils really understood the grammar and the vocab by the end of it.

By antmfl

Cases, adjective endings, prepositions and pronouns - handout

Cases, adjective endings, prepositions and pronouns - handout

Useful for Year 10-12 This resource is a visual summary of cases (nominative, accusative, dative, genitive) and adjective endings including an example sentence to show the function of each case. It also contains prepositions and some tips on how to remember prepositions, cases and endings more easily. The second page includes relative (including a comparison with the 'der-word table to see the similarities and differences), personal and possessive pronouns on one page. I asked my students to print two copies (one in A4 and one in A3) in color and stick one in their exercise books and the other one on the door / wall of their room so that they can always see it.

By sebastian222

KS4 GCSE German Quiz - Words & Phrases -  Topic: Cinema&TV [AfL, Test, Vocab, Vocabulary]

KS4 GCSE German Quiz - Words & Phrases - Topic: Cinema&TV [AfL, Test, Vocab, Vocabulary]

This 30 question quiz is focussed on the topic of Cinema&TV(Kino&TV) 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!

By Maxi88

German songs - ready prepared worksheets

German songs - ready prepared worksheets

As the kids love love songs, I went through my sister's and my cd collection and chose 18 songs that I liked and that represent a wide variety of musical styles of the last 20 years. I made worksheets for each song for the students to fill in as they listen. Some work better than others, just see what works for you and your classes. Many possibilites of exploring it further. Am just always astonished how many kids go away and download the music afterwards. Enjoy!

By menana

The Four German Cases

The Four German Cases

This is a colour-coded guide to the four cases in German. For each case there is a character (Georg Genitiv, etc) and a personified explanation of what the case does. Includes tables for definite & indefinite articles, pronouns & possessive pronouns & adjective endings, as well as scads of example sentences. Needs to be printed in colour, or on colour-coded paper, for full effect. (No exercises)

By mozartkugel

AQA GCSE  Written Coursework Self-Assessment Sheet

AQA GCSE Written Coursework Self-Assessment Sheet

I have done this for the task 'A Day Out', but to adapt it for any other task all you would need to do is copy and paste the task bullet points from the spec. The grade descriptions are adapted from the Module 3 marking criteria and the spec grade descriptions and are of course for rough guidance purposes only - hope yo find them suitable! Please do let me know if you don&'t - all constructive criticism welcome honest!

By allowitmissman

MFL Dictionary Skills Lesson

MFL Dictionary Skills Lesson

I've seen some other dictionary skills resources and I thought I would add my own slant. I've given examples in French/German/Spanish where possible. This could be used at the start of the GCSE course or as a quick Review at the start of Year 11. Please leave any feedback - it would be appreciated!

By knotty80

Introduction Comparatives & Superlatives

Introduction Comparatives & Superlatives

1. Best for: Year 8-9, but can also used for quick revision with Year 102. Powerpoint explaining step by step how to compare things in German using examples and images students can relate to: first things only two things (things that are the same size and different), then three. The examples show students the rules and they can work it out themselves3. Once they have figured it out, you can show them a summary which then can copy into their exercise books. 4. At the end, there is one creative activity / project for students to complete to practise and demonstrate their understanding.

By sebastian222

Dative verbs and endings

Dative verbs and endings

Verbs which take the dative and the necessary endings are practised in this Smartboard presentation. Drag the words/endings to the correct places.

By HJPembrey

German Advent Calendar quiz

German Advent Calendar quiz

I crafted a powerpoint advent calendar. Clicking on each of the doors takes you to a revision question or general christmas question. After answering you return to the calendar page by clicking on the house button on the question slide. Currently filled in for a Y9 German (1st year of learning it), but easily modified for other subjects or languages. The background picture is also separate from the calendar doors, so easily swapped out for one of your liking. Merry Christmas ps - first version didn’t seem to work once uploaded. Apologies. Saved this as .ppt now, hopefully this version will work as intended.

By fgraeff

Town Prepositions Puzzle

Town Prepositions Puzzle

A reading puzzle for KS3-4 practicing places in the town, prepositions and adjective agreements. Pupils read the passage and try and draw the town onto the grid. There may be more than one place on one square and some may be in-between. Answers supplied. Can be adapted for deeper analysis e.g. cases and adjective endings. There are extension questions included.

By swillard8

Hausarbeit

Hausarbeit

Intro of phrases for household chores with challenges. Then inclusion of adverbs in sentences to say how often you do different chores. Also intro to ich muss + infinitive and the different forms of mussen, with finally a short sample text at the end. Can be used for both KS3 or KS4

By mmullen

German Grammar

German Grammar

Most suitable for GCSE students.A great price on this grammar bundle containing a variety of Lessons, exercises and starters.Some fantastic ideas and lessons in here, prepared and ready to go!

By studeapps

Adjective Endings & Kleidung Activity

Adjective Endings & Kleidung Activity

Use as a plenary or revision exercise to review adjective endings and clothes for the whole class. PowerPoint contains instructions, but I will use it togather with mini whiteboards. Is also a cultural look at sport in Germany i.e. The German Grand Prix. Let me hear your feedback! Enjoy!

By gavinhillage

Jeopardy/Blitz Game Tenses & GCSE/SG Topics Review - German

Jeopardy/Blitz Game Tenses & GCSE/SG Topics Review - German

I got the template from another teaching website - it can be altered as needed. Macros must be enabled. Click on a box on the first page and you are transported to a page with an English sentence which pupils must translate into German. The more points, the harder the sentence. Click again and the answer appears. Click the return box and you return to the front page, where the original box will disappear to reveal a piece of the picture in the background. Record the points. I find having mixed ability groups all writing the answers on mini-whiteboards is good with this. Note: to change the picture in the background, move one box aside, right click on the picture, click Order and Move to front. Then delete it and put in your new picture, resize it, right click on it - Order - Send to back. Put the box you moved back in place.

By mozartkugel

Die Umwelt - comparatives

Die Umwelt - comparatives

Powerpoint presentation on forming comparatives in German, based on the topic of Umwelt / environment and presented in a delightful shade of bilious green. I’m not sure what prompted me to choose that colour! It is an Office 2007 document but it should be easy enough to open in compatability mode with old Office software.

By FrauSue