German teaching resources: Where I live

Resources and ideas for German, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

KS3 German: Mein Haus

KS3 German: Mein Haus

Lesson introducing rooms in the house, including a guessing-game for the starter, a match-up, a reading activity, battleships for speaking practice (handout version is already available on TES), a longer reading activity and an ongoing dictionary task as an extension activity. Successfully used as an interview lesson!

By hasslethehog

Umwelt - Environment Helft der Umwelt

Umwelt - Environment Helft der Umwelt

German GCSE AQA new GCSE lesson for first lesson on environment. Focus on speaking at end of lesson. 2 Listening activities and some whole class AfL. Listening files needed from AQA book (first from F book, second from H book pg 115).

By danrogersmfl

Town/Local Area Photocard and Role Play

Town/Local Area Photocard and Role Play

A resource to practise role play and photocards on the topics of town and local area. Encourages students to predict questions and be thorough in their responses. Multi-skill resource!

By jhalkyard

30 x German Vocab Starter Activities GCSE KS3 Keyword Crossword Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

30 x German Vocab Starter Activities GCSE KS3 Keyword Crossword Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

30 starter-style keyword wordsearches, crosswords and anagrams, covering 10 themes. 3 starters for each theme. They are:Days of The Week, Months of The Year, Numbers, All About Me, Family, Food and Drink, School, Things To Do, Animals,Colours.Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen.

By mikedean

Revision of tenses for GCSE German reading exam

Revision of tenses for GCSE German reading exam

A worksheet to practise recognising different tenses. Students fill past tense phrases and time phrases into a past/present/future table. Includes some more difficult ones like modal verbs in the imperfect and separable verbs in the perfect. They then do a GCSE style reading task (Topic: "where I live") to decide which parts are in which tense.Includes answer sheet.

By jusch12

German GCSE New Specifications Speaking Exam - General Conversation.

German GCSE New Specifications Speaking Exam - General Conversation.

This is a booklet that can be printed for each student and contains over 150 general conversation questions. These questions have put together by researching all exam boards specifications and example materials. The questions are in themes are also broken down into sub-themes. Within each set of questions in a sub-theme, they have be classified into tenses so that pupils can be clear of the tense they need to use to answer the relevant question. These can form the basis of regular classroom practice for the speaking exam and if pupils are confident with these questions, they will also be able to answer many of the questions that will form part of the photo card section of the exam.

By cgazzal

Flags / Fahnen

Flags / Fahnen

Easy worksheet to colour in the flags of a few countries (words underneath for students to match up and copy alongside the flag). Good for cover.

By jhalkyard

German GCSE New Specifications Translation Exercises.

German GCSE New Specifications Translation Exercises.

This document is in the format of worksheets/ a booklet that can be given to all GCSE students. It is broken down into themes and then into the topics within each theme. For each topic there are 10 translation exercises, as on the Reading Exam. It is contains in total 60 translations of varying lengths and levels of challenge. The translations have been created carefully and are in line with exam board exemplar materials. This could be used by pupils at the end of teaching each topic/ sub-theme in order to test/ check understanding and to practise translation skills or used for wider translation purposes.

By cgazzal

My Home Writing/ Speaking practice GCSE

My Home Writing/ Speaking practice GCSE

Writing and Speaking practice for the new GCSE (based on the AQA scheme of work), can be used across any language (in my school we use it for German, French and Spanish).I use this at the end of a module for students to recap and add it to their file for future reference. It prepares them for writing assessments and the general conversation part of the speaking assessment.There are 8 questions for students to answer on the topic MY HOME.I have also included a generic checklist for students to use, to make sure they are using tenses, opinions, justification etc. as well as a blank checklist for teachers/ students to add language specifics/ extra criteria for higher target grades. I am also selling similar placemats for other topics.

By sbrown1604

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

GCSE German Photo Cards, General conversation, Translations, Exam Rubrics.

GCSE German Photo Cards, General conversation, Translations, Exam Rubrics.

German GCSE New Specifications – Speaking Exam – Photo Cards, General Conversation, Reading Exam -Translations, Exam Rubrics.This is a bundle of 4 large resources:1. A booklet that can be given to all GCSE students, containing in total 60 translations of varying lengths and levels of challenge. The translations have been created carefully and are in line with exam board exemplar materials.2. Based on the new specifications of exam boards for German GCSE, there are 40 different photo cards, all have 5 questions. The range of questions covers both foundation and higher tiers. The cards cover all 3 themes and all topics/sub-themes.3. This is a booklet that can be printed for each student and contains over 150 general conversation questions. These questions have put together by researching all exam boards specifications and example materials. The questions are in themes are also broken down into topics/ sub-themes. Within each set of questions in a sub-theme, they have be classified into tenses so that pupils can be clear of the tense they need to use to answer the relevant question. 4. For the new GCSE exams, pupils will be expected to understand all German exam rubrics. This PowerPoint goes through all rubrics needed, starting with understanding the main verbs, commonly used words and then through to whole instructions in German. There are plenty of exercises for pupils to complete and a worksheet that accompanies the PowerPoint.

By cgazzal

GERMAN GCSE SPEAKING EXAM NEW SPEC SUPPORT BOOKLET/WORKBOOK

GERMAN GCSE SPEAKING EXAM NEW SPEC SUPPORT BOOKLET/WORKBOOK

(Newly added note - I've just gone to download the booklet from school, having produced it at home, and the formatting is different, must be a different version of Word. So I've gone through again and amended. If anyone has bought this one and would like the other version, please comment and I'll send it to you. Thanks) I've used the new AQA specimen papers to create this comprehensive booklet which will support GCSE pupils in their learning for the Speaking exams. Although I've used the AQA specimen, I'm sure this would be very usable for Edexcel too. Included on here is the English and example answers for all sections - role-play, photo cards and general conversation, for both higher and foundation, plus the mark scheme and the example cards. There's also a tracker, lots of explanations and a list of high frequency words which can be used for testing. There are two sections for them to practise their own answers and they can fold the papers over for better testing. Students can pair up and take turns to be the examiner and they can check their answers with the mark scheme. I plan to give this to my year 10 class in chunks at a time, so we have continued work on one section at a time as we go through - this booklet will feature heavily in homework I set my year 10s for the next year and a half! (Could also be given as advanced prep to year 9s). This has taken an enormous amount of time so I'd appreciate any feedback. If you spot a mistake, please be gentle ;) but please let me know. I phoned up the exam board and checked that they were happy for me to do this and that I wasn't showing anything I shouldn't, and it's all fine :) Hope it's really useful!

By lilaclanguagelearning

German GCSE New Specifications Speaking Exam Photo Cards.

German GCSE New Specifications Speaking Exam Photo Cards.

Based on the new specifications of exam boards for German GCSE, I have produced 40 different photo cards, all have 5 questions. The range of questions covers both foundation and higher tiers. The cards cover all 3 themes and all sub-themes. The questions are based on information/ specifications/ sample materials from several exam boards. They can be used over many lessons for practising this part of the exam and/or as part of mock exams.

By cgazzal

Umwelt / Environment - Speaking Game

Umwelt / Environment - Speaking Game

This is a resource based on the card game Cheat, which I adapted to practise speaking about environmental issues.The game is very competitive and my classes have always enjoyed it.Rules included.I recommend printing onto card so that the students can't see through the paper...

By jhalkyard

KS3/4 German Umwelt phrases with 'zu'

KS3/4 German Umwelt phrases with 'zu'

Resources for a lesson with a lower set on protecting the environment and phrases with 'zu&'. Lots of room for fun (with phrases such as &';I refuse to take the bus!') and extension by coordinating sentences (&'...but I promise to protect the environment!&';). Includes Diamond 9 activity (with support for discussing in German), guess my sentence activity, battleships, and Os and Xs. (Another successful interview lesson!)

By hasslethehog

Exam practice - key vocabulary

Exam practice - key vocabulary

Included within this teacher PPT are 27 starters to revise high frequency vocabulary, grammar and essential exam topics ⁃ 2 false friend activities ⁃ Opposites match up ⁃ Gap fill - nouns in German ⁃ Dominoes - adjectives ⁃ Match up - negative expressions ⁃ Categorisation of irregular verbs in 6 tenses ⁃ Unscramble letters - reflexive verbs ⁃ Reading comprehension - leisure ⁃ Gap fill - possessive pronouns ⁃ Writing - house and home ⁃ Writing - free time ⁃ Categorisation - adjectives to describe personality ⁃ Town or countryside - arguments for and against ⁃ Ideal town conditional writing frame ⁃ Sentence match - directions ⁃ Reading comprehension - school timetable ⁃ Crossword - higher numbers ⁃ Writing/speaking - common questions with numbers ⁃ Writing - times ⁃ Word search - time phrases ⁃ Match up - question words ⁃ Word unscramble - restaurant vocabulary ⁃ Common questions ⁃ Opinion adjectives - fill in the missing vowels ⁃ Opinions - past, present or future? ⁃ Synonym match up These exercises can be used for starters, mini-plenaries and plenaries to introduce, consolidate or revise key exam areas. Easy to use on its own or to cut and paste into your existing presentations.

By rooney33

Mein Wochenende Stimmt 9-1 GCSE

Mein Wochenende Stimmt 9-1 GCSE

Aim of the lesson (it can also take 2) is to discuss what you do at the weekend or you will do, so it includes practice of the future tense and future tense phrases. It also includes practice on prepositions with dative and accusative case. Fab!

By antmfl

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

AQA-GCSE German Personal Learning Checklist (PLC) [Revision, DIRT, Exam Prep] Essential Download

AQA-GCSE German Personal Learning Checklist (PLC) [Revision, DIRT, Exam Prep] Essential Download

This download contains two Personal Learning Checklists (PLCs) designed for the AQA GCSE German Specification.The first side is a PLC with two ways for the student to rate confidence and the second side features a key-word check as well as various DIRT tasks.This double-sided A4 worksheet is great for:-Revision lessons-AfL-Fostering teacher-student dialogue-Directed Individual Reflection Time (DIRT)-Exam preparationThis is an ideal tool for your students to help them keep track of their learning, and help you monitor the classes strengths and weaknesses. It serves as a highly efficient form of self-assessment.On the reverse of the sheet are other useful measures that allow teachers to gauge a student's confidence and reflective abilities.The worksheet:-Allows the student to see clearly what they need to know for the exam.-Allows the student to communicate to their teacher how they can be best helped.-Gets the student to analyse their progress in relation to their target grade.-Encourages students to reflect in a structured manner on their necessary revision focusses.-Gets students to establish both a revision and an exam technique focus.

By Maxi88

German Reading for KS3 and Broad General Education

German Reading for KS3 and Broad General Education

This reading resource contains ten texts of about 200 words with comprehension questions, vocabulary tasks, grammar revision and writing activities. Topics are: family, friends, spare time, modern media, food and drink, home area, Berlin, school, future plans and holidays. The texts can be integrated into course work, set as homework or for cover lessons. They are also ideal for low ability KS 4 learners. All copyright is with rosered27.

By rosered27

KS3/4 German: Environment/Umwelt in 3 tenses (Present, Future, Perfect)

KS3/4 German: Environment/Umwelt in 3 tenses (Present, Future, Perfect)

A couple of help sheets and activities on the topic of the environment which revise the use of three different tenses. Based on Echo 3 Rot K4E4 Umweltschutz (pp.66-67).Included are:- helpsheet of sentence builders on present tense (ich-form);- helpsheet of sentence builders in three tenses, plus hints on how to use and extend them (NB the same verbs are used in all three tenses) (all in wir-form);- set of sentences to translate into German (differentiation is in the 'level' on which students attempt the task - details on sheet.I devised this for my year 9 beginners' class. They found it tricky - I think the challenge would be there for learners who have more years of German behind them.

By hasslethehog

In meiner Stadt

In meiner Stadt

Lesson made using new GCSE AQA German book. Looks at word order and has a range of activities with a writing task at the end. Tick list for students to use before and after their work.

By danrogersmfl

New GCSE foundation writing revision for home, town and school tpoics

New GCSE foundation writing revision for home, town and school tpoics

A resource designed for independent revision / practice on the home, town and school topics.There is photo vocabulary for students to translate, then photos to practise on. Key verbs for students to translate, then some translation sentences. Then some bullet points for students to work out in English, then plan and write in German.

By sgorman561

German Beginner Level Reader ~ Lesen auf Deutsch

German Beginner Level Reader ~ Lesen auf Deutsch

A fun and interactive reader for beginners of German about two room mates in Berlin. The readings get progressively harder each chapter and feature a full vocabulary list and short answer questions.Kapitel 1 Kurt und Ich Kapitel 2 Meine Familie Kapitel 3 Unsere Wohnung Kapitel 4 Freizeit Kapitel 5 Die Uni Kapitel 6 Lebensmittel Einkaufen Kapitel 7 Eine Reise nach Deutschland Kapitel 8 Das Fußballspiel Kapitel 9 Oktoberfest Kapitel 10 Die Zukunft

By ninatutor