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Hi, my main purpose is to create resources that include visuals, variety and a clear structure. Some resources are designed to introduce a new topic, whereas others are intended for revision purposes (exams, tests, general understanding).

Hi, my main purpose is to create resources that include visuals, variety and a clear structure. Some resources are designed to introduce a new topic, whereas others are intended for revision purposes (exams, tests, general understanding).
Most common mistakes in German
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Most common mistakes in German

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This is a list I have gradually created over the last years. It includes some of the most common mistakes in German. E.g.: words that are easily confused / false friends; English words with multiple meanings in German, common expressions that can't be translated literally but are often used by students, e.g. it is fun (es macht Spaß; not: es ist Spaß), etc.
Irregular past participles (two lists)
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Irregular past participles (two lists)

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Most commonly used irregular past participles with 'haben' and 'sein' (two separate lists) High frequency verbs shaded in blue Separate column for verbs with a vowel change in present tense
Laender PowerPoint
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Laender PowerPoint

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Powerpoint to introduce countries in class activties to revise the new vocabulary saying which city and country you, as well as some famous people come from games - 48 slides
German Word Order
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German Word Order

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German Word Order explained visually; hyperlinks and action buttons make it easier to jump to the content you wish to study / revise. Table of contents: VERB SECOND Normal Sentence Inversion Time, Manner, Place B. QUESTIONS C. FUTURE TENSE, CONDITIONAL TENSE and MODAL VERBS D. PAST TENSE E. COORDINATING CONJUNCTIONS F. SUBORDINATING CONJUNCTIONS G. RELATIVE PRONOUNS H. USE OF THE INFINITVE Hope this is helpful!
Time phrases (Zeitwörter) - German (Deutsch)
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Time phrases (Zeitwörter) - German (Deutsch)

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This resource is most suitable for students in Year 10-13. Quite often, my students ask me about 'time phrases' they can include to make their writing more interesting (+accurate). As a result, I have compiled four pages of various time phrases (past, present, future, general). If have given each of my students a copy on one PDF A4 sheet. When you open the document, just press 'Shift+ Ctrl + Plus' and the document will rotate. You can print it double-sided so that students have all four pages on a single A4 sheet as a reference. You can also reinforce word order, in particular 'verb second', if you start a sentence with a time phrase. Hope this helps.
Classroom game to consolidate the perfect tense and word order
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Classroom game to consolidate the perfect tense and word order

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This is a classroom game to practise / revise the perfect tense and word order. Different shapes represent different elements in a sentence. This is particularly helpful for visual learners, but also a lot of fun for everyone else. Students have to work in groups and cut out all the shapes (see PP) first before they start to make sentences. Depending on the level of your students, you can practise the perfect tense with just 'haben' or with both 'haben' and 'sein'. More able students can practise the perfect tense as well as Time, Manner, Place and conjunctions (und, aber, denn, weil). Students can use the prepared 'shapes' and / or make their own (see extra slides). Students love it if you add an element of competition and maybe a prize for the group with the longest / most accurate / funniest sentence(s). Instructions are part of the PowerPoint. Feel free to adjust the slides according to your needs. Viel Spaß!
Introduction Comparatives & Superlatives
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Introduction Comparatives & Superlatives

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1. Best for: Year 8-9, but can also used for quick revision with Year 10 2. Powerpoint explaining step by step how to compare things in German using examples and images students can relate to: first things only two things (things that are the same size and different), then three. The examples show students the rules and they can work it out themselves 3. Once they have figured it out, you can show them a summary which then can copy into their exercise books. 4. At the end, there is one creative activity / project for students to complete to practise and demonstrate their understanding.
Cases, adjective endings, prepositions and pronouns - handout
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Cases, adjective endings, prepositions and pronouns - handout

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Useful for Year 10-12 This resource is a visual summary of cases (nominative, accusative, dative, genitive) and adjective endings including an example sentence to show the function of each case. It also contains prepositions and some tips on how to remember prepositions, cases and endings more easily. The second page includes relative (including a comparison with the 'der-word table to see the similarities and differences), personal and possessive pronouns on one page. I asked my students to print two copies (one in A4 and one in A3) in color and stick one in their exercise books and the other one on the door / wall of their room so that they can always see it.
Personal revision checklist with 'drop-down menus'
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Personal revision checklist with 'drop-down menus'

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This is a personal revision / study checklist that can be customized to any subject. Students can set their own weekly goals and decide which aspect(s) they would like to revise / practise. The idea is for students to take responsibility for their own progress and learning. I used the 'developer' function in word so that students can simply select a date, the term, the week, how well they understand something (e.g. spelling or creative writing) and what they have completed from a 'drop down' menu. I also explained how you can customize this worksheet so that it fits whatever you would like your students to revise / practise. Enjoy!
Word order - rules (handout)
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Word order - rules (handout)

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Examples of German order (visual): 1. Verb second 2. Inversion 3. Use of modal verbs, future, tense, past tense 4. Coordinating + subordinating conjunctions 5. Infinitives 5. Time, Manner, Place
Months, ordinal numbers, birthdays, and birthday party
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Months, ordinal numbers, birthdays, and birthday party

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Starter activity: all months are jumbled up: students need to unjumble the month (right answer revealed on PP through simple mouse click Introduction of ordinal numbers (ask students to figure out a rule) Slide with rule Slide with the exceptions Vocabulary practice and consolidation: ordinal numbers appear / disappear on screen Important events in 2016 Teach students: Wann hast du Geburtstag (see slide 11) Practise saying your birthday + other people's birthday (months + ordinal numbers) Different games Option for listening task (script on slide 24 below; modify according to students' level) Dialog writing task Plenary: find the mistakes Two projects as creative follow up activities Simple slide on how to use 'im', 'am', and 'um'
German Verbs (Verben)
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German Verbs (Verben)

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This resource is useful for students in Year 10-12 who want to revise or expand their vocabulary, in particular verbs. A few years ago, some of my students asked me for a vocabulary list with verbs only. I compiled a list (12 pages) over the last few years. I tried to make sure to use the most commonly used German verbs in my list but do not claim that this list is complete. I created a PDF file with four pages on one A4 page. The list is in alphabetical order. I highlighted the prefix of separable verbs (bold) and added a column with irregular past participles. I shaded any past participles which use 'sein' as the auxiliary. I also uploaded my list as a word document so that you are able to add any words you think I missed / or shorten it. Hope that helps.
Essen und Gesundheit (food and health): Gespräch über gesünderes Essen in der Schule
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Essen und Gesundheit (food and health): Gespräch über gesünderes Essen in der Schule

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This resource is a conversation between Jamie Oliver, a principal, a parent representative, a student, and the head of the canteen about introducing healthier food at school. It is tailored for Year 11-12 and comes along with reading comprehension questions, a writing task as a follow-up activity after the reading, and an answer sheet for the reading comprehension questions. Enjoy!
Celebrity Heads
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Celebrity Heads

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Celebrity Heads is a good, fun game to practise questions as well as for students to learn some new vocabulary and structures. The following document can be used as a guide to help students make questions.