Three self-contained worksheets focusing on the most important vocabulary for the AQA A Level German Theme 2 (Artistic culture in the German-speaking world) topics:
4. Feste und Traditionen,
5. Kunst und Architektur,
6. Das Berliner Kulturleben damals und heute.
For all worksheets there is a carefully selected vocabulary list, followed by four exercises to aid learning of this vocabulary. All 3 worksheets are included in editable .doc format, as well as an easily printable .pdf.
If you like this resource, try the vocabulary worksheets for Themes 1, 3 and 4, or try the bundle of all four - feedback welcomed!
A selection of progressive exercises introducing 1) some of the most common rules for determining the gender of nouns and 2) the most common ways to pluralise nouns in German. All vocabulary has been selected from (I)GCSE level resources. Both sections include 3 activities which could be used as differentiated work for the same class to do simultaneously.
File contains link to to the new guide to Wladimir Kaminer’s Russendisko, a text featured in the new (2016) specifications for AQA AS/A Level German and CCEA A Level German qualifications. The guide contains 126 pages of materials to help you and your students learn all about the historical background of the text, understand each individual story, and finally to analyse the text and write essays. Full mark schemes including model essays and suggested essay content are included.
Full vocabulary glossary for Wladimir Kaminer’s “Russendisko”, currently on the 2016 specifications for AQA AS/A Level and CCEA A Level. Perfect to save busy teachers’ time and energy making vocabulary lists for students. With this vocabulary list, students can read independently and with ease.
Format: Vocabulary is given page by page. Included are:
an editable booklet in Word format;
an easily printable identical version in PDF format
an Excel spreadsheet version; the document has already been formatted for printing, so should be simple to use.
Suggestions and constructive feedback welcomed!
Three self-contained worksheets focusing on the most important vocabulary for topics from Theme 1 of the AQA A Level German specification (Aspects of German-speaking Society):
Familie im Wandel,
die digitale Welt,
Jugendkultur: Musik, Mode und Fernsehen.
For all worksheets there is a selected vocabulary list, followed by four exercises to aid learning of this vocabulary. Both worksheets are included in editable .doc format, as well as an easily printable .pdf.
If you like this resource, try the vocabulary for Themes 2, 3 and 4 too - feedback welcomed!
“Hundert Prozent” by Aixellent is a song aiming to raise awareness about fossil fuels and encouraging a move to 100% use of fossil fuels. MP3 available for download, as well as lyrics here: https://www.sfv.de/artikel/2007/hiphop_s.htm
Great for A Level classes!
Writing essays on films is a skill which students often struggle with, and it can be difficult to pinpoint exactly what students need to do to improve their essays and get better marks.
This is a sequence of exercises which lead students toward writing their own paragraphs which would score highly in the A Level exams by drawing evidence from the film and analysing it. The exercises will also deepen students' understanding of aspects of the film 'die fetten Jahre sind vorbei', and give them valuable practice of analysing the characters, events and themes of the film.
Answers to the exercises are included (but for the full paragraph exercises, clearly many answers are possible).
This AQA-style speaking card for A Level/AS was inspired by this resource (https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/aqa-a-level-german-2016-speaking-card-familie-im-wandel-11801641). I've used the original source text (link given in resource) to create a speaking card and questions which very closely mirror the specification. This card falls within the 'Familie im Wandel' sub-theme, and focuses on issues of adoption.
A really solid introduction to the passive voice (and another of my successful interview lessons)! Warning: many example sentences are based on recipes for e.g. Lebkuchen/Gluehwein - do not teach this on an empty stomach!
There is enough for two lessons here, or perhaps one lesson and a homework.
First lesson: focus is on UNDERSTANDING the passive voice, in the present tense only. Agents using 'von' are also touched upon. (.ppt and handout 1)
Second lesson: the focus turns now to using the passive in a range of tenses: present, imperfect and perfect. This worksheet provides systematic practice in the style of a real-life situation.
Originally conceived to encourage students to improve on an existing piece of writing, this Writing Challenge could be used as a motivational competition (with prizes for the best entries), as a guided writing task in-lesson or an independent homework task. Maturer classes may even be able to cope with this as a cover lesson.
The task: write a letter home about your (fictional) German exchange experience - your German exchange partner is Detlev, whose family are incredibly environmentally friendly (no heating, no electricity(!)).
This challenge allows all students to create an end-product by choosing one of the three on offer (article, interview, poster). On the back is a colour-coded guide to verb forms and word order (present tense, modal/future structure, and verb-comma-verb/subordination, which could be used separately, or indeed throughout a GCSE course, as a reference tool.
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).
- 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.
A lesson focusing on preparing extended answers to questions about birthdays in the IGCSE oral exam. Pupils must identify the structures in my model answers (main verbs, participles, infinitives), and then adapt the answers to create their own.
Comprehensive worksheet on the topic of health, focusing on practising and producing the verb structure 'second-final' (i.e. future, conditional and modal verbs + infinitive).
Because we all like to talk about what we WILL/WOULD/COULD/SHOULD do!! Great for GCSE classes. Clearly demonstrated using 'sentence-builders', which can also be used for revision, or to create longer pieces of writing.
Three worksheets for the topic of jobs.
1) Sheet focusing on masculine/feminine forms of jobs.
2) Sheet focusing on the PRONUNCIATION of these jobs.
3) Sheet encouraging speaking practice - Carroll diagram (basically a grid) can be used for e.g. Os and Xs or battleships and other pairwork or whole class activities to practice language at word- or sentence-level.
2 whole lessons on p134-135 spread in Edexcel GCSE book.
First lesson on p.134 - Reading and Writing, revising the use of the future tense in the context of the 'Wohnort' topic. 5-4-3-2-1 starter to reactivate previous knowledge, then textbook activities (helped by vocab list), then translations to USE the future tense. Second lesson on p.135 - starts with vocab test, then reactivation of structures to be used in the lesson, then Listening Bingo activity to introduce Listening recording, then Listening activity itself, then writing activity based on last two lessons, with a sheet of 4 steps to creating an excellent piece of writing.
Based on Moook's recommendation of the DW audio report on Lance Armstrong's fall from grace: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/drugs-in-sport-lance-armstrong-6322491
Contains a vocab list, as well as gap-fill transcript, plus an additional article on Maria Sharapova.