Mein Leben

One of the first places to begin in German is to talk or write about yourself.  It applies to both Junior and Senior level.

My Family
Where I Live
School Life


Describing your family - getting to know the German words for family members.

Wie heißt du?

http://genkienglish.net/learntospeakgerman/learngermanwieheisstdu.htm Added: 04 Nov 2010 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Audio / Video

Very simple song about asking "What is your name?". Play the full song or click on the different words/phrases for them to be said separately.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
German

Strand: Listening/Hören

Strand unit: Introductions/Vorstellungen

Asset type: Audio
Language: German
Rights: All rights reserved
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Extended Family Vocabulary

http://linguacast.ncl.ac.uk/v3/ling...yFamilyVocab2-MoreFamilyMembers.flv Added: 03 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

Slideshow with sound giving the names for words: husband, wife, cousins, niece, nephew, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, father-in-law, mother-in-law.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
German

Strand: Vocabulary/Wortschatz

Strand unit: Family/Familie

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Selbst und Famille

http://www.ashcombe.surrey.sch.uk/0...1a_self_family/self_family_fset.htm Added: 04 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

Short comprehension and gap exercise based on a 16-year-old describing himself and his family. Click on the transcript link to read text. Clues available for gap exercise. From the Ashcombe School website.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
German

Strand: Reading/Lesen

Strand unit: Family/Familie

Suggestions for use: Perfect for class. Be sure to read the transcript first. There is a video but it may not be working. It wasn't when we were reviewing.

Key Skills: Literacy

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English , German
Rights: All rights reserved
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What is your house like? Would you prefer to live in a town or in the country?

Lesen – Wie ist dein Haus?

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/12251/11888.doc Added: 04 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment / Lesson Plan

Comprehension about a 14-year-old and where they live. Users are then asked a series of true or false questions about the text followed by a gap exercise.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
German

Strand: Reading/Lesen

Strand unit: Surrounding area/Umgebung

Suggestions for use: Print out and give to students. Clear exercise.

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons
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Stadt v Land

http://de.islcollective.com/resourc...nachteilevorteile/auf-dem-land/1482 Added: 04 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Other

Click through three pages of discussion between a boy and a girl as they discuss the merits of lifing in the city versus living in the country. (Contains advertising.)

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
German

Strand: Speaking/Sprechen

Strand unit: Surrounding area/Umgebung

Suggestions for use: Get the students to outline three reasons why they would prefer to live in a town or the countryside.

Key Skills: Communicating Literacy

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: German
Rights: All rights reserved
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Mein Haus

http://www.ashcombe.surrey.sch.uk/0...s/1c_home_house/home_house_fset.htm Added: 04 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment

From the Ashcombe school website. Gap activity based on a video or script of someone describing their house. If the video is not working you may view transcript. Clues also available.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
German

Strand: Reading/Lesen

Strand unit: Surrounding area/Umgebung

Suggestions for use: The video will probably not work so you will need to click on the 'read the script' button before doing the exercise.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English , German
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Meine Schule

http://www.ashcombe.surrey.sch.uk/0...s/1e_school_day/school_day_fset.htm Added: 04 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

Ashcombe school resource. Comprehension and gap exercise about a typical day in school. Clues and answers available in the gap exercise.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
German

Strand: Reading/Lesen

Strand unit: School/Schule

Suggestions for use: Perfect for class activity. Get the students to read the script and do the gap exercise. You could also copy the German text into a word document so that the students do not see the English translation.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English , German
Rights: All rights reserved
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Fächer und Fahrten

http://www.ashcombe.surrey.sch.uk/0...l_subjects/school_subjects_fset.htm Added: 04 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment

Ashcombe School resource with comprehension and gap exercise about school subjects and school trips. The exercise is based on a script of a video - which may not play. Clues and answers available.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
German

Strand: Reading/Lesen

Strand unit: School/Schule

Suggestions for use: Perfect for class activity. You could print out the German script and give to students and then do the exercise online.

Key Skills: Literacy

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English , German
Rights: All rights reserved
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Schule schwänzen

http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article223 Added: 02 Jul 2009 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Lesson Plan

A short piece in which a native speaker talks about the time she mitched off school and the consequences that followed. Duration 1 min.

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How it maps to the curriculum

SC
German

Strand: Listening/Hören

Strand unit: School/Schule

Suggestions for use: Teacher could compose some comprehension style questions about the text.

Asset type: Audio
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Ein Ganz Normaler Schultag

http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article1196&lang=de Added: 04 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Audio / Video

Short two minute audio clip of a German student talking about a typical day at school.

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How it maps to the curriculum

SC
German

Strand: Listening/Hören

Strand unit: School/Schule

Suggestions for use: Play to the class and prepare some questions in advance on the text.

Asset type: Audio
Language: German
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

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