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Hallo, wie geht's?

Hallo, wie geht's?

Powerpoint introducing various ways of greeting people in German and how to answer the question 'wie geht's?'. Includes listening exercise.

By Mortimer007

Introducing yourself Cartoon Cards

Introducing yourself Cartoon Cards

These cards can be printed and cut up. Use as speaking and listening activity. Pupils work in pairs asking and answering questions about the person on their card in German and see if they can work out who their partner is.

By Mortimer007

KS4 German: What should you be? Job quiz!

KS4 German: What should you be? Job quiz!

Fun independent activity for KS4 German. In lessons we covered jobs, personality words, and modal verbs: then students created a flowchart quiz using questions about personality and future plans (I used lucidchart.com to create mine!). They loved bringing in their flowcharts and doing each other's!

By hasslethehog

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.

By jusch12

Echo Express 1 Chapter 1 Hallo!

Echo Express 1 Chapter 1 Hallo!

Greetings, how to say your name in German; how to say how you are feeling; numbers 0 - 20; giving your age; saying where you live and countries; the alphabet; colours; what you have in your school bag; numbers up to 100; saying when your birthday is;

By janperkins

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.

By jusch12

Guess Who Board

Guess Who Board

A board to print in colour and laminate - to save money buying a pre-made game!!! You could easily adapt to French/Spanish with different names!

By lighthouse_keeper

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

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!

By Maxi88

Physical Descriptions - German

Physical Descriptions - German

A powerpoint presentation using pictures of celebrities to introduce key vocabulary and structures for describing what other people look like. Hopefully this won’t offend anyone, but you never know…. Len :)

By crazy_len

MFL Guess who Game

MFL Guess who Game

Guess who grid suitable for use with any MFL class as no Spanish/French words are used. Names could be changed to more authentic French/Spanish names. Just print and laminate!

By pinkflutterby86

Stimmt GCSE Murder Mystery – Menschliche Beziehungen (Chapter 3)

Stimmt GCSE Murder Mystery – Menschliche Beziehungen (Chapter 3)

Watch the trailer for free here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/trailer-for-german-murder-mystery-11464778Murder Mystery to run alongside Stimmt AQA GCSE Higher/Foundation Chapter 3 “Menschliche Beziehungen”, (some of the tasks would have to be adapted for Stimmt Edexcel.) Turn a whole chapter into a crime story! This project is intended to complement/ replace exercises from the text book and will link the pages together into one thrilling crime story. Students will want to find out ‘whodunit’, especially if there is a prize for the best detective! It should not take up much more time than using the book on its own as some tasks can replace text book tasks and get students to revise the text book vocabulary in a different context. Includes:• puzzle, reading, writing, listening, speaking, translation and role play tasks• film trailer for the project, powerpoint (more than 60 slides) and work booklet (12 pages)• teacher guidance (hidden in the ppt, can be seen in edit mode) • activity overview• answers to all tasks

By jusch12

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.

By bob_norris

Famous Pairs flashcards for MFL lessons

Famous Pairs flashcards for MFL lessons

A set of cards for question and anwer activity in any MFL lesson. Give cards out and then children have to find their partner by asking What is your name? and responding similarly.Film/ book/ tv character flash cards.

By bigbird1

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

By ftbnemesis

EDEXCEL Stimmt! GCSE German (Higher) - Kapitel 3 - Menschliche Beziehungen - Startpunkt - Page 51

EDEXCEL Stimmt! GCSE German (Higher) - Kapitel 3 - Menschliche Beziehungen - Startpunkt - Page 51

This is a complete lesson which is designed to be taught alongside EDEXCEL Stimmt! GCSE German (Higher) - Kapitel 3 - Menschliche Beziehungen - Startpunkt - Page 51. The lesson includes:- Starter - Revision and practise of vocabulary to describe people physically- Revision and practise of vocabulary to describe people's characteristics- Listening exercise 2 with answers and transcript- Listening exercise 3 with answers and transcript - Writing exercise 4 with answers- Speaking exercise 5- Speaking exercise 6 - Plenary

By ftbnemesis

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.

By jusch12

AQA Stimmt! GCSE German (Higher) - Kapitel 3 - Menschliche Beziehungen - Startpunkt - Page 49

AQA Stimmt! GCSE German (Higher) - Kapitel 3 - Menschliche Beziehungen - Startpunkt - Page 49

This is a complete lesson which is designed to be taught alongside AQA Stimmt! GCSE German (Higher) - Kapitel 3 - Menschliche Beziehungen - Startpunkt - Page 49. The lesson includes:- Starter - Revision and practise of vocabulary to describe people physically- Revision and practise of vocabulary to describe people's characteristics- Listening exercise 1 p. 49 with answers and transcript- Listening exercise 2 p. 49 with answers and transcript - Writing exercise 3 p. 49 with answers- Speaking exercise 4 p. 49- Speaking exercise 5 p. 49 - Plenary

By ftbnemesis

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.

By ineedtoteachthat

Physical characteristics / Describing personality / Using adjectives

Physical characteristics / Describing personality / Using adjectives

The lesson teaches students how to describe physical and personality characteristics and contains:- 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 - 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

By ftbnemesis

AQA Stimmt! GCSE German (Higher) - Kapitel 3 - Menschliche Beziehungen - Startpunkt (Page 48)

AQA Stimmt! GCSE German (Higher) - Kapitel 3 - Menschliche Beziehungen - Startpunkt (Page 48)

This complete lesson is designed to be taught with AQA Stimmt! GCSE German (Higher) - Kapitel 3 - Menschliche Beziehungen - Startpunkt (Page 48). 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 on page 48 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

By ftbnemesis