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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

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

GCSE Speaking preparation

GCSE Speaking preparation

Inference grids to prepare pupils for photo cards/ independent speaking about a photo. Pupils are required to 1. label, 2. describe, 3. give an opinion on each picture. This is a bundle with 17 sets, but individual sets are also available on my account. Each file is covering different topics from the new AQA GCSE (from September 2016). The photo cards can be used across all languages. There are four photo cards on each topic. The topics in this bundle are: * family * relationships * free time * technology and social media * food and eating out * town * home * charity and voluntary work * poverty and homelessness * healthy living * holidays * tourism * working life * school * post-16 education * ambitions * environment (I also have a file on festivals and traditions in German-speaking countries, but it's only available as an individual set, not part of the bundle)

By sbrown1604

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

GCSE Speaking preparation - environment

GCSE Speaking preparation - environment

Inference grids to prepare pupils for photo cards/ independent speaking about a photo. Pupils are required to 1. label, 2. describe, 3. give an opinion on each picture.This is one of multiple sets all covering different topics from the new AQA GCSE (from September 2016). The photo cards can be used across all languages. There are four photo cards on environment in this set.

By sbrown1604

GCSE German Speaking Preparation - Environment

GCSE German Speaking Preparation - Environment

This worksheet contains suggested questions and answer assistance for the GCSE topic of environment. Differentiated worksheets appropriate for Foundation & Higher level are included in the resource.

By ryansl

Probleme und Loesungen  (environmental problems- Die Umwelt Edexcel/ AQA GCSE red textbook )

Probleme und Loesungen (environmental problems- Die Umwelt Edexcel/ AQA GCSE red textbook )

This whole lesson power point gets pupils to discuss environmental problems and possible solutions. After an initial picture starter in the new GCSE style (1-9) it explores environmental problems vocab to explore a listening, then it explores the use of accusative with prepositions (also the wechselprepositionen with dative and accusative) and at the end a very engaging group discussion activity. The worksheet contains the differentiated listening questions! This was judged ggod with outstanding features for lesson observation!

By antmfl

AQA A2 Level German - Unsere Umwelt - Energieverbrauch im Wandel

AQA A2 Level German - Unsere Umwelt - Energieverbrauch im Wandel

This a complete set of two lessons designed to accompany the double-page spread "Energieverbrauch im Wandel" in the AQA A2 Level German Nelson Thornes textbook. The lessons include starters, plenaries, videos and a range of engaging activities to support the textbook.Any reference to an Uebungsheft refers to resources provided on the online Kerboodle platform.

By ftbnemesis

AQA A2 Level German - Unsere Umwelt - Die Natur schonen

AQA A2 Level German - Unsere Umwelt - Die Natur schonen

This a complete set of two lessons designed to accompany the double-page spread "Die Natur schonen" in the AQA A2 Level German Nelson Thornes textbook.The lessons include starters, plenaries, videos and a range of engaging activities to support the textbook.Any reference to an Uebungsheft refers to resources provided on the online Kerboodle platform.

By ftbnemesis

AQA A2 Level German - Unsere Umwelt - Gemeinsam handeln

AQA A2 Level German - Unsere Umwelt - Gemeinsam handeln

This a complete set of two lessons designed to accompany the double-page spread "Gemeinsam handeln" in the AQA A2 Level German Nelson Thornes textbook.The lessons include starters, plenaries, videos and a range of engaging activities to support the textbook.Any reference to an Uebungsheft refers to resources provided on the online Kerboodle platform.

By ftbnemesis

AQA A2 German - Unsere Umwelt - Energie aus der Erde

AQA A2 German - Unsere Umwelt - Energie aus der Erde

This is a complete set of two lessons designed to accompany the "Energie aus der Erde" double-page spread from the Nelson Thornes textbook pages 18-19. The lessons include starters, plenaries, videos and a range of engaging activities to support the textbook.Any reference to an Uebungsheft refers to resources provided on the online Kerboodle platform.

By ftbnemesis

Nature: German Vocabulary Card Sort

Nature: German Vocabulary Card Sort

This is a card sort to help students learn words related to nature (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.

By ineedtoteachthat

AQA A2 Level German - Unsere Umwelt - Complete lessons and resources

AQA A2 Level German - Unsere Umwelt - Complete lessons and resources

This is a complete set of 18 lessons and resources to accompany the Nelson Thornes textbook AQA A2 Level German. The lessons include starters, plenaries, videos and a range of engaging activities to support the textbook.Any reference to an Uebungsheft refers to resources provided on the online Kerboodle platform.

By ftbnemesis

Die Umwelt

Die Umwelt

This lesson gives students a variety of sentences to use when talking about the environment as well as introducing students to the wide range of recycling options available in Germany.It begins with 'man kann' sentences and discusses their structure.The lesson then goes on to demonstrate to students how to change these 'man kann' sentences into sentences with 'ich' and questions with using 'du', then gives them the chance to put these into practice. For example, students are guided through the grammatical differences between 'man kann Wasser sparen' - 'ich spare Wasser' - 'sparst du Wasser?'A really useful lesson for groups who still find getting to grips with the present tense tricky or who prefer to understand the grammar behind sentences rather than rote learning.

By RLMcKie

Vier in einer Reihe - Umwelt

Vier in einer Reihe - Umwelt

Connect 4 Two interactive powerpoints to revise both foundation and higher GCSE vocabulary on the topic of 'the environment'.Instructions provided in notes on slides 1-3.Also available for free at www.thegermanclassroom.co.uk

By thegermanclassroom

Varmints Multi-Lingual Pack

Varmints Multi-Lingual Pack

This bundle contains all the resources/booklets from all 3 language versions of the Varmints Activity Booklets which can be found for sale individually. You will need to find/buy the film in order to use these resources properly.

By elwood

Varmints Spanish Activity Booklet

Varmints Spanish Activity Booklet

This is a set of resources to be used with the animated film ´Varmints´, which can be found to purchase. The booklet could be done over series of lessons, or as a unit of work with other exercises/lesson sections in between.The tasks gradually increase in difficulty. There is a booklet for students (one with vocab, one without) plus a guide booklet for teacher. Students should watch various parts of the video and complete sections of the booklet at appropriate times.

By elwood

Varmints French Activity Booklet

Varmints French Activity Booklet

This is a set of resources to be used with the animated film ´Varmints´, which can be found to purchase. The booklet could be done over series of lessons, or as a unit of work with other exercises/lesson sections in between.The tasks gradually increase in difficulty. There is a booklet for students (one with vocab, one without) plus a guide booklet for teacher. Students should watch various parts of the video and complete sections of the booklet at appropriate times.

By elwood

Varmints German Activity Booklet

Varmints German Activity Booklet

This is a set of resources to be used with the animated film ´Varmints´, which can be found to purchase. The booklet could be done over series of lessons, or as a unit of work with other exercises/lesson sections in between.The tasks gradually increase in difficulty. There is a booklet for students (one with vocab, one without) plus a guide booklet for teacher. Students should watch various parts of the video and complete sections of the booklet at appropriate times.

By elwood

German A2 Skills: Ȕbersetzung - Die Umwelt

German A2 Skills: Ȕbersetzung - Die Umwelt

This resource includes 10 translation (EN => DE) worksheets on the topic of the environment.The worksheets allow students to practise the key skill of translating into the target language. The set of ten worksheets enables students to practise vocabulary for the topic of the environment and key grammar points.Grammar includes:- The Passive- Translating "ing" forms- Modal Verbs- Comparatives- Relative Clauses- The Genitive Case- Reflexive verbsTopics include:- Klimawandel- Erneuerbare Energien- Verkehr- Recycling- Abfall- Solarenergie-Globale Probleme

By Languagesresources

Globale Erwaermung

Globale Erwaermung

A one hour lesson on the causes and effects of global warming, with suggested counter measures. Focus on passive voice.

By siploos

Developing speaking in German: Shrink me, grow me!

Developing speaking in German: Shrink me, grow me!

A way of modeling and encouraging extended answers. Model a lengthy sentence, and students must take turns to remove one element but leave the sentence 'intact' (i.e. still sensical) until they get down to the most basic structure. Then it's their turn to build up again from a basic structure, element by element. Some students will want to race ahead and put in 5 things at once - this is ok if they can do it correctly; if not, encourage them to go step by step. The example here is on the topic of environment/Umwelt.

By hasslethehog

GCSE German Umwelt (Environment)

GCSE German Umwelt (Environment)

A full lesson (can also stretch to 2) I did as an observation with Y11 on the topic of "Umwelt". It concentrates on the skill of writing for the outgoing controlled assessments, but it will still be very useful in the new spec as it is also about general writing skill and translation. This lesson comes with a PP, handouts, a help sheet for foundation candidates and ABCD posters for the plenary, where students had to turn to the correct letter stuck around the room. This lesson has been awarded "outstanding" twice. It is based on the Heinemann Higher book for GCSE but includes a help sheet for weaker pupils. I can also send you the lesson plan on request.

By Vicky79

Umwelt Quiz

Umwelt Quiz

12 question quizzes on the topic of the environment.GCSE reading skills practice using authentic resources.Available for free here: http://www.thegermanclassroom.co.uk/KS4/revision.html

By thegermanclassroom

Die Umwelt - Authentic Texts

Die Umwelt - Authentic Texts

A booklet of authentic texts on the topic of home and local area, suitable for GCSE German reading practice.Also available for free here: http://www.thegermanclassroom.co.uk/KS4/Umwelt/umweltauthentictexts.pdf

By thegermanclassroom