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IB German Reading/Writing/Speaking Resources

IB German Reading/Writing/Speaking Resources

Resources to develop Ab Initio / Standard / Higher German exam skills in the Reading / Writing and Speaking exams. Included: Cultural starters to develop pupils intercultural competence and knowledge. Paper 2 Writing help, frames and guides Paper 1 Reading guide and practice questions Speaking activity to develop picture description

By swillard8

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 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

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

Die Schlagzeilen der Welt und Deutschland: New Headlines

Die Schlagzeilen der Welt und Deutschland: New Headlines

Teenagers are more connected that ever and yet they seldom have any understanding of major world events. This handout is targeted toward broadening student's global horizons in a format that is not overwhelming for them. Instead of picking single articles for students to read I have them research world headlines (link to Deutsche Welle site included in handout directions), thus reducing the stress or frustration they may feel when assigned full articles. I assign this to all levels of German even upper levels. I find that the more background knowledge students have about world events the easier it is for them to understand target language text I choose to work on. The purpose of this activity is to show students how big of a player Germany is in the world news. Now more than ever Germany is leading Europe through turbulent times. Students should be aware of how their language skills and background knowledge about Germany could be an asset in their future careers if they choose to work in an industry involving the global market. Evolving into a successful German student and Global Citizen is an essential goal for any language program! I generally take my students to the computer lab to do this for a 50 minute period. That way I can walk around and discuss the topics they are looking at together. The conversations have been very interesting and I can tell they learn a lot. I also don't force them to only focus on Germany, because knowledge of all world news help them to develop an interest in the large world, thus increasing their interest of foreign study, which would increase their interest to continue with the language.

By Busybugsy

Upper Level German Activities

Upper Level German Activities

This is a bundle of my upper level resources so far. These often require the use of higher level grammar and vocabulary. They are not grammar specific activities though. I have a different bundle for grammar.

By Busybugsy

Die Olympischen Spiele 2016 Rio

Die Olympischen Spiele 2016 Rio

Powerpoint which presents key vocabulary to do with sports at the Olympics, as well as pushing students to write complex, then very complex, sentences about why they might want to (not) see certain events or visit the games. Should cover a whole lesson, depending on your lesson length and what else you do, of course, hence I´ve put it as a whole lesson, rather than a presentation. Note - this is adapted (only slightly!) from the version already on here that I made for the London 2012 Olympics, so you might recognise a lot of it!

By elwood

World News Headlines Research

World News Headlines Research

Teenagers are more connected that ever and yet they seldom have any understanding of major world events. This handout is targeted toward broadening student's global horizons in a format that is not overwhelming for them. Instead of picking single articles for students to read I have them research world headlines (link to BBC News site included in handout directions), thus reducing the stress or frustration they may feel when assigned full articles. Is also a good sub plan. The purpose of this activity is to help students develop background knowledge of world events and increase global citizenship. I generally take my students to the computer lab to do this for a 50 minute period. That way I can walk around and discuss the topics they are looking at together. The conversations have been very interesting and I can tell they learn a lot. PDF file.

By Busybugsy

Die Olympischen Spiele 2016 - Olympic Games 2016

Die Olympischen Spiele 2016 - Olympic Games 2016

A range of resources to introduce the Olympic sports. The teacher PowerPoint includes a summary slide of the disciplines and a quick quiz of 10 sports to match up (this is easy to edit). There are 3 resources to test and reinforce knowledge of the disciplines; a crossword which is accompanied by a solution, there is also a word cloud containing the disciplines whereby the pupils translate the disciplines. Finally there is a word search containing 19 of the sports , pupils translate the sports and find the German. This is a really good selection of resources to introduce the games. All resources are easy to print.

By rooney33

GCSE German Vocabulary Starter

GCSE German Vocabulary Starter

This starter is a MS Excel spreadsheet which has been designed to provide you with a simple test to give your pupils at the start of a lesson, freeing you up to do registers, get pupils settled etc. It will randomly select 20 words for your pupils to translate from a predetermined list of your choice. This file has been preloaded with over 2000 words and phrases, split into sheets as follows; Environment (96), Jobs (168), Health (280), Holidays (246), Places (254), Free time & Media (346), Relationships (308), School & Careers (196), Core (163), Food & Drink (130), Lifestyle (348), Interests (98) Clicking macro enabled buttons allows; • the translations to be set from German to English or from English to German, • answers to be revealed individually or as a group • all questions to be reset. Pressing F9 will refresh the file and bring another randomly generated set of questions. You can control the words to provide bespoke lists for each of your classes. Each list of words can be added to with words of your choice and each word in the list can be switched off using a drop down button. This will not remove the word from the file but prevents the word from being selected. Save a copy of the file for each of your classes and add words by switching them on as your class increases its vocabulary. If you download it, please return and review the product and as always, pass the cost onto your school.

By Maths_Shed