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German Resources for KS3,4 and 5. PowerPoints, worksheets and other activities.

German Resources for KS3,4 and 5. PowerPoints, worksheets and other activities.
German Cover Work Haustiere (Pets)

German Cover Work Haustiere (Pets)

A double sided worksheet that will last an entire lesson. Ideal for cover work. Students can work independently on a variety of tasks of increasing difficulty. Answers and other useful vocab provided for non-specialist cover teachers. Ideas for open ended tasks provided at the end as an extension or for early finishers. Language included = 10 animals and their plurals, numbers up to 10, einen/eine/ein and keinen/keine/kein. Could be laminated and used again in the future.
Vicky79
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.
Vicky79
GCSE German Social Issues

GCSE German Social Issues

This is a reading activity aimed at Year 10/11 on the topic of “Social Issues”. It focuses on the FSJ (Freiwilliges Soziales Jahr) so is ideal for the part of the course on “voluntary work”. The reading text itself is quite challenging (as it is adapted form an authentic resource), but I have also included a vocab list and underlined the words in the text which are included on it. There is also a set of comprehension questions to work through.
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Ferdinand the Film

Ferdinand the Film

Worksheets based on the film “Ferdinand” about a bull who doesn’t want to be a fighter. I used this with my lower set Spanish group who are not continuing after the end of year 9. The film and resources are in English, but have cultural references to Spain and there are also quite a few Spanish words to spot. Linked to this , we also did a lesson debating bull fights. This resource includes: Main Character summaries, comprehension questions and answers on the film trailer, comprehension questions and answers on the whole film. There are 45 questions on the whole film comprehension question sheet. Unfortunately, I have had to hide a lot of them, as TES are showing far too much in the preview! When you purchase the resource, just delete the black boxes covering some of the sheets.
Vicky79
German Cover Work - die Schule (school)

German Cover Work - die Schule (school)

A double sided worksheet that will last an entire lesson. Ideal for cover work. Students can work independently on a variety of tasks of increasing difficulty. Answers and other useful vocab provided for non-specialist cover teachers. Ideas for open ended tasks provided at the end as an extension or for early finishers. Language included = school subjects and opinions of them, the verbs lernen and finden in the ich, du, er/sie/es and wir forms. There is also the opportunity to use the days of the week and other ways of giving opinions such as ich liebe/ich hasse by using the useful words section on the answer page.
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GCSE German General Conversation Speaking Booklet with Sample Answers Higher

GCSE German General Conversation Speaking Booklet with Sample Answers Higher

Two versions of a GCSE German speaking preparation booklet, one with sample answers and one without for students to prepare themselves. Both booklets are higher level. The student booklet has lines under each question to guide them as to how much they should prepare. Originally based on AQA, but will still be useful for other exam boards. A similar booklet for foundation is also available.
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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.
Vicky79
German Cover Work - Perfect Tense with Haben

German Cover Work - Perfect Tense with Haben

A double sided worksheet that will last an entire lesson. Ideal for cover work. Students can work independently on a variety of tasks of increasing difficulty. Answers and other useful vocab provided for non-specialist cover teachers. Ideas for open ended tasks provided at the end as an extension or for early finishers. Concentrates on the perfect tense with haben, regular and irregular past participles.
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German Cover Work (Sport and Hobbies)

German Cover Work (Sport and Hobbies)

A double sided worksheet that will last an entire lesson. Ideal for cover work. Students can work independently on a variety of tasks of increasing difficulty. Answers and other useful vocab provided for non-specialist cover teachers. Ideas for open ended tasks provided at the end as an extension or for early finishers. Language included = sports and hobbies vocab, regular and irregular verbs in the I, you, he/she/it and we forms, Some time phrases and the odd bit of extra vocab (which is provided in a list at the end)
Vicky79
German Cover Work Haustiere (Pets)

German Cover Work Haustiere (Pets)

A double sided worksheet that will last an entire lesson. Ideal for cover work. Students can work independently on a variety of tasks of increasing difficulty. Answers and other useful vocab provided for non-specialist cover teachers. Ideas for open ended tasks provided at the end as an extension or for early finishers. Language included = 10 animals and their plurals, numbers up to 10, einen/eine/ein and keinen/keine/kein. Could be laminated and used again in the future.
Vicky79
Year 10 Personality

Year 10 Personality

This was a lesson written as part of the unit on "myself and my family" for Year 10. It focusses on personality and the use of relative clauses. It comes with handouts and a vocab match up sheet. This lesson has been awarded "outstanding" twice. The lesson is based around a multiple choice personality test of the type found in trashy teenage magazines to appeal to Y10! The listening is from Logo 4 red, but you can miss that part out if you don't have it. Please note, I have removed the names of some teachers from my school from the personality test. You will need to replace these with the names of teachers from your own school. Students find this hilarious and it makes it more "real" for them! You could probably string this out for 2 lessons too.
Vicky79
German Perfect Tense Verb Wheels

German Perfect Tense Verb Wheels

Two verb wheel templates for forming the perfect tense in German. One is for “haben” verbs and one for “sein”, although if you wanted, you could save card/photocopying charges by putting "haben"on one side and “sein” on the other. The sections have been left blank for students to enter their own verbs, but a 3rd slide has been provided with lists of suggested verbs. Obviously, you can choose different verbs or even type the rest in for them to make the activity quicker. I have tried to choose verbs most commonly used by secondary school students. You will also need some split pins for this activity. I’m going to use it as an end of term activity for my year 9 classes who will then put them in their folders at the beginning of year 10.
Vicky79
German Trip (Rhineland)  Past Tense Writing Frame

German Trip (Rhineland) Past Tense Writing Frame

This is a document I used to help students write about our recent trip to the Rhineland, although it could be adapted for other areas. It could either be used while on the trip to help students write a diary entry each evening, or after the trip. I get them to choose one of the days which they then write up on a post card to send home.
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Boppard Treasure Hunt German Trip Activity

Boppard Treasure Hunt German Trip Activity

UPDATED FEB 2017. SOME OUT OF DATE QUESTIONS HAVE BEEN CHANGED AND IT'S BEEN MADE LONGER. A treasure hunt that I use every year on my Rhine trip to the Boppard area. The treasure hunt takes around an hour and you can edit it to meet students wherever you want (I suggest in a nice warm café with Kaffee und Kuchen). It start in the main square and I suggest sending group off with staggered timings, or even get different groups to start at different questions. I also give extra marks for speed, as long as they have answered everything!
Vicky79
AS German Familienbeziehungen (Family)

AS German Familienbeziehungen (Family)

I made this lesson for a Year 11 taster session in the summer term. I wanted to pick something they were familiar with, so chose the topic of "family" but used resources from Zeitgeist rather than Nelson Thornes 1) because I think Z is easier and 2) because we use NT in Year 12 so didn't want them repeating the same work later. It comes with a PowerPoint, handouts and a vocab sheet. You can make this last 2 hours if you include the extra grammar activity. This can, of course, also be used with actual Y12s!
Vicky79
German Plurals Dictionary Work

German Plurals Dictionary Work

A grid containing around 30 words in the singular form for students to find the plurals in a dictionary/glossary and look up the English translation. I used it with Y8, but would be suitable for any year group. Could be used as and extension or a competition/who can do it the fastest challenge. It was based on the glossary from Echo Express 1, but I imagine most course book glossaries will have similar words, or you can use dictionaries. My Y8 top set loved the challenge of a race!
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Peppa Pig (Peppa Wutz) German Christmas Winter Snow  Activity

Peppa Pig (Peppa Wutz) German Christmas Winter Snow Activity

A lesson based on the German Peppa Pig episode "Schnee". Would be good as a Christmas activity, that's not just "watching a video" and has lots of educational content. Covers lots of winter vocab (to do with snow), body parts (on the snowman), clothes (hat, gloves etc.) and lots of basic verbs (bauen, machen, lachen, weinen, finden, sagen, fragen) mostly in the present tense (one bit in the perfect) and adjectives (kalt, warm, zufrieden). Includes a starter with extension, a gap fill and a vocab translation exercise. Oh, and another file with answers. Edit: I've added a work sheet with gaps to be filled. This can also be cut up and used as an ordering exercise. Another edit: I've added an easier version. I used the harder one with Y10 and top set Y9 and the easier version with Y9 middle sets.
Vicky79
GCSE German Grammar/ Preparation for AS Level

GCSE German Grammar/ Preparation for AS Level

This is the Smart Notebook document to be used alongside my grammar booklet. Both resources can be used on their own or together. The benefit of having the Notebook version is that answers can be revealed to the whole class. This resource covers basic grammar for GCSE Level with simple explanations, exercises and solutions. None topic specific, simple vocabulary is used so that the focus stays on grammar and exercises can be slotted in at any time, regardless of topic being studied. This can also be used in the orientation phase of Year 12 and selected parts are appropriate for good KS3 classes. 20 different grammar points are covered over 72 pages. Please see below. Contents • Personal Pronouns • The Present Tense of Regular Verbs • Irregular Verbs in the Present Tense • Haben and Sein • Separable Verbs • The Perfect Tense with Haben • The Perfect Tense with Sein • The Perfect Tense with Haben and Sein • The Future Tense • Modal Verbs • Word Order (Simple) • Word Order (Complex) • Word Order (Time, Manner, Place ) • Prepositions with the Dative Case • Prepositions with the Accusative Case • Dual Case Prepositions • Plurals • Relative Clauses • Questions • Comparatives and Superlatives
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