Light hearted activity. Match up the book to the author - all are made up as you will be able to tell ! Translate the German names and think ! Answers are on the second slide. Apologies for the dodgy humour. :)
I produced these resources to get students thinking about Integration. All the German opinions are taken from Online Forums and the texts from online newspapers. Was useful to provoke discussions / elicit opinions from the students. Hope you can use it too !
Powerpoint of facts and images to assist in delivery of a lesson about globalisation and fairtrade. While the structure and linking of ideas are my own, some of the slides may be from colleagues and other TES contributors. Hope it can be of use to others.
Pupils are put into pairs and must sit back to back. One pupil is given sheet A and the other B. One pupild reads the beginning of a sentence and the other must scan through the possible endings and read what they believe to be the correct one. Both must write in the missing part of the sentences. Took my class about 15 minutes. There is one extra sentence ending than start to make it a little more complex. Translate and manipulate the sentences at the end.
Starter/Plenary activity to promote thinking skills and revise 'Stadt' vocabulary. Pupils must study the images and work out the German word. I got mine to write out the word and awarded points with extra points for perfect spelling. The answers are on the last slide.
Pupils read the clues to extract information which they must write into the grid in English. Once this has been completed (took my class 8-10 minutes) they can write up sentences using the grid as a template in the first/third person (took my class a further 10 minutes).
A power point which aims to introduce learners to the concept of compound nouns. This is useful for younger learners as well as KS4 pupils who may benefit from breaking down longer words when reading or translating.
A selection of music artists translated into German for pupils to translate. A light hearted starter which my class enjoyed. Includes some recent artists to make me look cool...just wish I knew who they were.
I have found a German trailer for a film to be released in January 2014 about Mandela. I have transcribed the words and made a gap fill activity. Have given this to Year 9 and 10 and made a harder version for my AS class. Hope someone else can make use of it.
Pupils are put into pairs and must sit back to back. One pupil is given sheet A and the other B. One pupild reads the beginning of a sentence and the other must scan through the possible endings and read what they believe to be the correct one. Both must write in the missing part of the sentences. Took my class about 15 minutes. Translate and manipulate the sentences at the end.
I have used this with weaker groups at the start of Year 10 (and before any wretched controlled assessments) to show pupils how translators cannot be relied upon to produce accurate language. We highlight the importance of good spelling in English and focus on choosing the correct translation where there are several available options. Sadly all of these are real examples !