AS/A Level German                                                                                                     Home  Previous


Grammatik Orientierung 1 Zu viel Information 2 Die Welt der Kommunikation 3 Freizeit 4 So lebt die Jugend 5 Sport 6 Gesundheit
7 Tourismus 8 Freundschaft und Familie 9 Schule und Ausbildung 1 Verschmutzung 2 Umweltschutz 3 Ausländer und Rassismus 4 Armut und Reichtum 5 Rechtswesen Verbrechen
6 Technik und die Zukunft 7 Literatur, Film und die bildende Kunst 8 Deutschland heute 9 Politik - Globale Probleme Die Kinowelt Die Welt der Literatur Deutsche Regionen Useful Links

Click on a topic in the above table.

Home  Previous   

  NB: Page references are for Zeitgeist 2nd edition (WJEC/AQA/Edexcel version) unless otherwise specified.
 

GRAMMAR

1 CatChoice How well do you know how to make nouns plural? Group 1.
2 CatChoice Group 2.
3 CatTap How well do you know how to make nouns plural? Group 1.
4 CatTap Group 2.
5 CatSort How well do you know how to make nouns plural? Group 1.
6 CatSort Group 2.
7 CatClick How well do you know how to make nouns plural? Group 1.
8 CatClick Group 2.
9 Labelling Test on forming plurals of nouns. What is your score out of 20? You will need to know how to insert letters with umlauts.
10 Cloze Gender and case system (1) - drag and drop gap-filling activity.
11 Quia Case system (2) - fill in the missing words (all cases).
12 Quia Case system (3) - quiz on dative and accusative with prepositions.
13 Quia Case system (4) - adjective endings (nominative and accusative).
14 Quia Drop down multiple choice activity on the right preposition to use with verbs.
15 YouTube Video about the right prepositions to use with different German verbs. These are sorted by preposition and they are read aloud by a native speaker which models the right pronunciation. The video is followed by a second one to deal with the remaining prepositions.
16 CatSort Sorting activity - which prepositions take which case?
17 Quia Which case do you use with which preposition?
18 Quia Practise using weak masculine nouns.
19 Quia Practise using adjectival nouns.
20 Matchup Drag and drop activity on subordinating conjunctions.
21 Multichoice How many subordinating conjunctions can you remember before you run out of lives or time?
22 Quia Relative pronouns (1) - words for who, which, whose etc.
23 Quia Relative pronouns (2).
24 Quia Matching activity to practise relative pronouns.
25 Quia Practise the present tense of common irregular verbs.
26 Quia Modal verbs (1) - present tense of können.
27 Quia Modal verbs (2) - present tense of müssen.
28 Quia Modal verbs (3) - present tense of all six modal verbs.
29 Columns Separable verbs.
30 Quia Perfect tense (1) - weak verbs.
31 Columns Perfect tense (2) - strong (irregular) verbs.
32 Columns Perfect tense (3) - do you need 'sein' or 'haben'?
33 Columns Perfect tense (4) - irregular verbs and the perfect tense - do you know how the vowels change when forming the past participle?
34 Quia Perfect tense (5) - how many of the irregular past participles do you know?
35 Quia Imperfect tense (1).
36 Quia Imperfect tense (2) - more games.
37 Matchup Drag and drop check on the imperfect tense.
38 Anagrams Can you unjumble these imperfect tense verb forms?
39 Multichoice How many imperfect tense verb forms can you identify before you run out of time or lives? What is your best score?
40 Labelling Spell imperfect tense verb forms from memory. These are all singular.
41 Challenge Challenge game to blitz German tenses - wait for this to download.
42 Treasure Can you find the hidden treasure by answering questions about the passive voice? This is like the TV programme 'Deal or no Deal'.
43 Test What is your score out of 13 for this test on the passive?
44 Rags Win a million euros if you can use the passive voice in different tenses and with modal verbs!
45 Quia Quiz on German grammar. (What is your score out of 25?)
46 Blip.tv Revise key points in German grammar by watching these Blip.tv PowerPoint presentations.
New spelling rules - deutsche Rechtschreibung - enter the old or the new spelling to check words.
Check you are applying the new German spelling rules. The 10 rules are also summarised under 10 Regeln.
Internet handbook of German grammar.
 
 
ORIENTIERUNG
1 Rags General knowledge quiz about Germany - how long will it take you to win a million dollars? Quite infuriating!
2 Quia Do you know the German states and their capitals?
3 Quia Match the name of the German county with the correct map location.
4 Penalty Page 10. Penalty shoot-out game on four German-speaking cities.
5 Columns Page 14. Warum sind sie berühmt?
6 JMatch Hot potato matching activity on Arnold Schwarzenegger - the most popular Austrian?
7 Quia Page 15. Matching activities to revise question words.
8 Columns Page 15. Match the sentence halves to form questions. Online version of task in textbook.
 
 
  1) ZU VIEL INFORMATION?
1 Cloze Monkey madness drag and drop sentence building activity on the theme of television. Can you fill all seven monkeys to the top?
2 Noughts Noughts and crosses games to build vocabulary for 'die Schattenseite des Fernsehens'.
3 Bananas Find the hidden pairs of words from pages 22-23.
4 Rhubarb Pages 22-23. Spelling activity, but watch out for quakes!
5 Battleships Play battleships to practise selected verbs from pages 22-23.
6 Quiz Multiple choice quiz on the advantages and disadvantages of television.
7 Quia How well do you know the meanings of these separable verbs? Complete these sentences about television by choosing the correct verb from the drop-down lists.
8 Quia Build vocabulary to help you to talk about television.
8 Panorama Watch this short clip. How have these children been neglected because of television? Abgeschoben vor die Glotze - wie Eltern ihre Kinder vernachlässigen.
9 Jigword Matching activity to practise key vocabulary for advertising.
10 Matchwd Find the hidden pairs of words about advertising - vocabulary practice.
11 Wordweb Spell out these key words for discussing pros and cons of advertising.
12 Speedwd How quickly can you type the same vocabulary? Fast, faster or furious?
13 Gaptext Gapfill task. Download and print this gaptext worksheet on the advantages and disadvantages of advertising.
14 Quia Matching activities to build vocabulary to talk about the freedom of the press.
 
 
2) DIE WELT DER KOMMUNIKATION
1 Cloze Monkey madness - reconstruct introductory sentences about the world of communication.
2 Gaptext Page 30. Belästigung per E-Mail.
3 Penguin Page 31. Quiz - Die Welt der Kommunikation.
4 Noughts Pages 30-32. Play noughts and crosses to practise 10 key verbs to talk about the world of communication.
5 Bananas Pages 30-32. Find the hidden pairs of verbs.
6 Wdsearch Pages 30-32. How quickly can you find the 10 verbs?
7 Rhubarb Pages 30-32. Can you spell out these 10 verbs? Watch out for quakes.
8 CatChoice Multiple choice quiz - can you identify advantages and disadvantages of mobile phones?
9 CatTap Tap on all of the advantages or disadvantages of mobile phones.
10 Gaptext Fill in the gaps in this text about the advantages of mobile phones.
11 Gaptext Fill in the gaps in this text about the disadvantages of mobile phones.
12 Quia Vocabulary building matching activities - Wie wichtig sind Handys für Jugendliche?
13 Diamond 9 Re-arrange the post-its to sort why mobile phones are important for young people in order of priority.
14 Hangman Hangman games on comparative adjectives. Use these adjectives to compare the internet with other media.
15 Tetris Prevent these comparative adjectives from stacking to the top by typing the German meanings correctly.
16 Fling Can you fling the teacher? Welche Rolle spielt das Internet in Ihrem Leben?
17 Presentation How many of these question words do you think you know? Understanding them will help you to understand and answer German comprehension questions in the exam.
18 Labelling Test your knowledge of question words.
19 Multichoice How many question words can you correctly identify before you run out of time or lives?
20 Snap So you think you know all of these question words! Try this game of snap and see.
21 Presentation Page 36. Practise verbs to use when discussing the internet.
22 Matchup Drag and drop matching activity on verbs to use to discuss the internet.
23 Multichoice How many of the above verbs can you identify before you run out of time or lives?
24 CatSort Drag and drop sorting activity on reasons for and against censoring the internet. Sollte man im Internet Zensur einführen?
25 CatTap Spot all of the reasons for or against introducing censorship of the internet.
26 Cloze Fill the glass monkeys to the top by building sentences about the potential dangers of the internet.
27 CatSort Can you identify new and old media?
28 Cloze Drag and drop gaptext activity describing old and new media.
29 Wksheet Printable version of the above gaptext.
30 Penalty Penalty shoot-out game for one or two players/teams on comparing traditional and modern means of communication.
 
 
  3) FREIZEIT
1 Matchup Page 44. Drag and drop vocabulary matching exercise.
2 Memory Page 44. Find the hidden vocabulary pairs.
3 Snap Page 44. Play snap with words connected to the free time survey.
4 Noughts Page 44. One or two player games of noughts and crosses on 10 of the verbs from this page.
5 Rhubarb Page 44. Try to spell out all 10 verbs, but watch out for quakes. The word turns red if you pick an incorrect letter.
6 JMatch Page 44. Drag and drop online version of exercise 1a (with some additional questions).
7 Quia Pages 46-47 Vokabeln.
8 JQuiz Page 46. Multiple choice quiz based on the reading texts about weekend activities.
9 Matchup Drag and drop matching activity on subordinating conjunctions.
10 Snap Play snap with the most common subordinating conjunctions.
11 Rags Rags to Riches millionaire game based on the article 'Fakten zum Thema Freizeit' Zeitgeist 1 page 40 1st edition.
12 Columns Page 48. Online version of exercise 2 Film im 21. Jahrhundert.
13 Quia Page 49. Vocabulary building activities to complete after reading the text Film in Deutschland.
14 Cloze Drag and drop sentence building activity on the history of films in Germany. Can you fill the glass monkeys to the top?
15 Matchup Drag and drop activity on vocabulary connected to music.
16 Multichoice How many matches can you find before you run out of time or lives (music vocabulary).
17 Syllabary Drag and drop music vocabulary building activity.
18 Gaptext Introduction to the imperfect tense. Fill in the gaps in this text about German-speaking composers.
19 Wksheet Printable version of the above drag and drop gaptext activity.
20 Jumble Reconstruct this text about German-speaking composers line by line.
21 Noughts Play noughts and crosses to help build vocabulary before reading the Juma article on copying music CDs: Lieder stehlen.
22 Bananas Find the pairs and practise more vocabulary from the Juma article.
23 Hangman Hangman games to introduce a few more key words from the article.
24 Juma Now read the article from Juma 1/2001 pages 16-17 'Lieder stehlen': Raubkopien von CDs herstellen ist verboten. Trotzdem brennen viele Jugendliche ihre Musik selbst. Darum besuchen Rockmusiker Schulen.
 
 
  4) SO LEBT DIE JUGEND
1 Presentation Future plans.
2 SoundDrag Listen to the future plans and drag the matching German into place.
3 Matchup Drag and drop activity on future plans.
4 Noughts Noughts and crosses games to practise future plans - what is important to you in life?
5 Bananas Find the hidden future plans.
6 Rhubarb Spell out future plans vocabulary.
7 SoundDrag Listen to the future plans and drag the matching English meanings into place.
8 SoundSpell Listen and select the letters in the right sequence to spell these future plans.
9 Wheel Wheel of fortune activity on future plans.
10 Multichoice How many future plans can you match before you run out of time or lives?
11 Snap Play snap with future plans.
12 Syllabary Drag and drop vocabulary building activity on future plans.
13 Wksheet Printable matching activity to check understanding of future plans.
14 Cloze Fill the monkeys to the top by reconstructing sentences about future plans - what is important to you?
 

15 Voki Listen to Ulrike's various plans for the future and note them down in English - can you hear any differences in her pronunciation? Ulrike is from Switzerland.
16 Presentation Welche Kriterien sind für dich beim Kauf von Kleidung sehr wichtig?
17 Matchup Match up these criteria to be taken into account when shopping for clothes.
18 Noughts One or two player games of noughts and crosses - what do you think about when shopping for clothes?
19 Snap Play snap with above vocabulary.
20 Syllabary Reconstruct criteria to consider when shopping for clothes.
21 JMatch Drag and drop match up reading comprehension on fashion. Warum sind Mode und Image wichtige Themen für junge Leute?
22 Hangman Page 58. Practise vocabulary from the reading texts.
23 Letterdrop Page 58. Use the magnets to grab the right letters to spell words from this page.
24 Match Match up these questions and answers on fashion and image.
25 Gaptext Gaptext on image. Wenn ich auch so dünn bist, dann ist bestimmt alles leichter.
26 Jumbled Reconstruct this short text about image by dragging the lines into the right order.
27 Quia Stehst du unter Konsumzwang? Do you have to buy things you don't even need? If most of these sentences fit you, then the answer is 'yes'! This activity practises conjunctions.
28 Cloze Monkey madness sentence building activity. Sind Stars gute oder schlechte Vorbilder?
29 Matchup Drag and drop matching activity on the qualities of a good citizen.
30 Noughts Noughts and crosses games on the qualities of a good citizen.
31 Memory Find the hidden pairs of words - good citizenship.
32 Webcam You need a webcam to play this game on the qualities of a good citizen.
33 Aztec Quick quiz on citizenship. Was erwartet man von einem guten Mitbürger?
34 Quia Soziales Verhalten.
35 Columns Rechte und Verantwortung in Deutschland.
36 Matchup Drag and drop vocabulary building activity for talking about military and community service.
37 Rhubarb Tap on the right tiles to spell out useful words for the military service topic - but watch out for quakes!
38 Cloze Sentence building activity on military service.
39 Mobile Unjumble these text messages. Sind Sie für oder gegen den Wehrdienst?
40 Cloud Drag and drop the swirling words to form sentences. Sind Sie für oder gegen den Wehrdienst?
41 Rags Rags to riches game for Wehrdienst/Zivildienst.
42 National service in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
43 Bananas Matching game to practise key words in the Juma article: Wo die Zeit bleibt.
44 Tetris How fast can you type translations of these key words from the Juma article?
45 Juma Download and read this Juma article from 4/2004 pages 12-13: Wo die Zeit bleibt. Was machen Kinder und Jugendliche eigentlich den ganzen Tag?
46 Fling Now try to fling your teacher without referring back to the article!
47 Noughts Play noughts and crosses with vocabulary from the Hip-Hop article listed below.
48 Bananas Find the pairs and learn words which are in the article about Rap music listed below.
49 Letterdrop Once you have played the bananas game, you could try this letterdrop game - use the magnets to grab the right letters.
50 Juma Read these three reports about the youth culture scene on Hip-Hop and Rap from Juma 1/2003 see page 36.
51 Cloze Reconstruct sentences from the Juma article on Hip-Hop and Rap.
52 Memory Match English and German for the consequences of bullying.
53 Snap Play snap to build vocabulary to talk about the consequences of bullying.
54 JMatch Drag and drop matching activity on the consequences of bullying.
55 Cloze Drag and drop sentence building activity on the topic of bullying. Can you fill all 7 glass monkeys to the top?
56 Bananas Play this matching game to practise key verbs in the Juma article on laws for young people in Germany.
57 Noughts Play noughts and crosses to practise other key vocabulary from the article.
58 Hangman 10 hangman games for other words in the Juma article from 1/2005.
59 Juma Download and read the article on young people and the law from Juma 1/2005 pages 34-35: Darf ich? Deutsche Jugendschutzgesetze und was Jugendliche darüber wissen.
60 Penalty Play this penalty shoot-out game a few times once you have read the above Juma article.
61 Bananas Gender issues: Matching game to practise verbs from the Juma article in issue 4/2004.
62 Noughts Play noughts and crosses to practise 10 more useful words before reading the article.
63 Hangman Play hangman to work out the 'technical' words in the article. There are 6 words to find.
64 Juma Download and read page 10 of the Juma magazine 4/2004: Begabungen sind unabhängig vom Geschlecht. Trau dich! Wer sagt denn, dass bestimmte Berufe oder Hobbys nur etwas für Jungen sind?
65 Cloze Reconstruct these sentences from the Juma article.
66 Snakes Then try this snakes and ladders game without referring to the article to see what you can remember.
 
 
  5) SPORT
1 Columns Compound nouns for sport topic.
2 Penalty Page 71. Penalty shoot out game based on the bar chart about the popularity of different sports amongst boys and girls.
3 Quia Traditionelle und Trendsportarten.
4 JMatch Can you match these descriptions with the right sport?
5 Presentation Use this activity to familiarise yourself with vocabulary to talk about why you do sport.
6 Matchup Drag and drop vocabulary matching activity on sport.
7 Snap Play snap with the above vocabulary on sport.
8 Cloze Monkey madness activity. Can you fill all seven glass monkeys to the top? Warum treibt man Sport?
9 Quia Sport gestern und heute: Vokabeln.
10 CatSort Are these words describing a healthy or an unhealthy lifestyle?
11 Presentation Page 78. Practise vocabulary before reading the text on the commercialisation of sport.
12 Matchup Drag and drop activity on the commercialisation of sport.
13 Memory Find the hidden pairs of words connected to the commercialisation of sport.
14 Articles in German about current sporting news and events.
 
 
  6) GESUNDHEIT
1 Presentation Use this activity to familiarise yourself with key words before trying the health quiz on page 82.
2 Matchup Drag and drop matching activity - how well have you learned the words and phrases in the presentation? Try this more than once to check all 16.
3 Multichoice Who will get the highest score in this vocabulary challenge game - words are from the health quiz on page 82.
4 Presentation Use this activity to familiarise yourself with key vocabulary to discuss smoking.
5 Matchup Drag and drop activity on smoking vocabulary.
6 Memory Find the hidden pairs of smoking vocabulary.
7 Syllabary Reconstruct vocabulary to discuss smoking.
8 CatChoice Are these people for or against a smoking ban in public? Sind sie für oder gegen ein Rauchverbot in der Öffentlichkeit?
9 CatSort Sort these sentences into those said by people for or against a smoking ban in public.
10 Noughts Play noughts and crosses to help you to understand the DasDing podcast on the image of smoking (see activity 9).
11 Letterdrop How quickly can you grab the right letters with the magnets to spell out vocabulary from the DasDing podcast?
12 YouTube How has the cool image of cigarettes changed over the years? Listen to this podcast from DasDing. Wie hat sich das coole Image der Zigarette gewandelt?
13 Quiz How many bananas can you win in this quiz based on the DasDing.de podcast on the changing image of smoking.
14 Cloze Can you reconstruct these sentences on smoking and alcohol?
15 Presentation Use this activity to familiarise yourself with key vocabulary to discuss drugs.
16 Matchup Drag and drop matching activity on drugs.
17 Multichoice How many words about drugs can you match before you run out of time or lives?
18 Rhubarb Spell out words about drugs by tapping the correct letters. Watch out for quakes!
19 Mobile Sort out jumbled text messages about drugs.
20 Cloud Drag and drop the swirling words to form sentences about drugs.
21 Cloze Build sentences about drugs.
22 Website Visit this website to find out about a healthy eating campagne: '5 am Tag - Obst und Gemüse'. Some free downloadable resource sheets.
23 YouTube Is eating fruit as healthy as it's cracked up to be? Watch this video and find out!
24 Noughts One or two-player noughts and crosses game on describing fast food.
25 Bananas Wie findest du Fastfood? Find the vocabulary pairs.
26 Presentation Practise 20 key words related to eating disorders.
27 Matchup Drag and drop matching activity on key words for eating disorders.
28 Memory Find the hidden pairs of words related to eating disorders.
29 Multichoice How many words about eating disorders can you match before you run out of lives or time?
30 Quiz Match the two halves of these sentences about eating disorders.
31 Cloze Monkey madness activity on eating disorders - can you fill all seven monkeys to the top?
32 Penalty Penalty shoot out game for one or two players on eating disorders.
33 Presentation Practise words to talk about illnesses of our time (aids and cancer).
34 Matchup Drag and drop matching activity on illnesses of our time.
35 Snap Play snap with key words on illnesses of our times.
36 Cloze Monkey madness activity to construct sentences about Aids.
 
 
7) TOURISMUS
1 Matchup Drag and drop matching activity to practise 10 verbs connected to holidays.
2 Multichoice How many verbs can you match before you run out of time or lives?
3 Labelling Now try spelling the verbs from memory - copying and pasting these accents ö ß will help.
4 Columns Urlaubswörter.
5 Quia Urlaubstrends.
6 Quia Spelling challenge Urlaubstrends.
7 Presentation Stress oder Erholung? Use this activity to practise 15 items of vocabulary to talk about holidays.
8 Matchup Drag and drop matching activity for a random selection of 10 of the above words - Stress oder Erholung? Play more than once to practise all 15.
9 Syllabary A selection of 10 of the above words and phrases has been chopped up into small pieces - how quickly can you reconstruct them?
10 Rhubarb Tap on the right tiles to spell out a selection of 10 vocabulary items about holidays, but watch out for quakes.
11 Worksheet Print and complete this matching worksheet on the above general vocabulary.
12 Cloze Monkey madness sentence building activity. Was für einen Urlaub magst du?
13 Mobile Reconstruct these text messages about holidays to practise reported speeech. Write down the solutions and the English meanings.
14 Presentation Use this activity to familiarise yourself with words to talk about the environmental effect of holidays.
15 Matchup Drag and drop activity on the environmental effect of holidays.
16 Memory Find the hidden pairs of words to talk about the environmental effect of holidays.
17 JQuiz Read a text about a green holiday and answer the multiple-choice questions.
18 Presentation How well do you know the conditional perfect?
19 Matchup Drag and drop activity on the conditional perfect.
20 Noughts One or two player games of noughts and crosses on the conditional perfect.
21 Snap Play snap with the conditional perfect.
22 Presentation What are the consequences of climate change on our environment?
23 Matchup Drag and drop activity on the consequences of climate change.
24 Memory Find the hidden pairs of words connected to climate change.
25 Multichoice How many words related to climate change can you match before you run out of time or lives?
 
 
8) FREUNDSCHAFT UND FAMILIE
1 Hangman Play hangman to practise words to talk about family.
2 Presentation Use this activity to practise key vocabulary to talk about modern day families.
3 Multichoice How many words to talk about family can you match before you run out of time or lives?
4 Syllabary Reconstruct these words about modern day families.
5 Rhubarb Spell out words about family by tapping on the correct tiles, but watch out for quakes.
6 Quiz Page 110. Wer ist das? Tobias, Angela oder Heike? Read the texts before trying this quiz.
7 Cloze Drag and drop sentence building activity on patchwork families. Can you fill all of the glass monkeys right to the top?
8 Matchup Drag and drop vocabulary matching task on patchwork families.
9 Memory Find the hidden pairs of words to talk about patchwork families.
10 Snap Play snap with words connected to patchwork families.
11 Cloze Monkey madness sentence-building activity to help you to recognise the passive.
12 Match Page 114. Zusammenleben heute - read page 114 and match titles to the paragraphs (Übung 2b).
13 Quia Page 114. Matching vocabulary activities - how well have you understood the text Zusammenleben im dritten Jahrtausend.
14 Noughts Play noughts and crosses to build vocabulary to understand Anna's relationship with her mother - see Juma article below.
15 Bananas Pelmanism game to practise words to understand Angelika's relationship with her daughter - see Juma article below.
16 Columns Columns matching activity to practise vocabulary to read Elisabeth's viewpoint - see Juma article below.
17 Flashcards Learn 10 verbs selected from Markus's text before trying the Tiletap game - see Juma article below.
18 Tiletap Tap out the German translations for this selection of verbs from Markus's viewpoint - see Juma article below.
19 Juma Download and read the Juma article from 4/2004 pages 14-17: Die andere Seite. Wie denken Eltern eigentlich über ihre Kinder? Und was empfindet in solchen Momenten die Tochter oder der Sohn?
20 Plank Can you make your teacher walk the plank? How well have you understood the above Juma article?
21 Noughts One or two-player game to practise vocabulary from the introductory text and podcast on Einzelkinder from DasDing.de (see activity 13).
22 Quia Can you win a million Euros in this rags to riches game about only children? Was denkst du? Sind Einzelkinder ein sozialer Alptraum oder sind Geschwisterkinder nur neidisch, weil sie alles teilen müssen?
23 Flashcards Page 116. Practise vocabulary to talk about the family of the future.
24 Memory Page 116. Find the hidden pairs of words.
25 Syllabary Page 116. Reconstruct these words related to the family of the future.
 
 
  9) SCHULE UND AUSBILDUNG
1 Presentation Use this activity to familiarise yourself with 20 words connected to school and education.
2 Matchup Drag and drop activity on vocabulary about education. Complete this activity more than once as there are 20 different words to practise.
3 Multichoice How many words about education can you match before you run out of time or lives?
4 Cloze Monkey madness sentence-building activity on future plans. Can you fill all seven glass monkeys to the top?
5 Hangman Play hangman to practise words about the financial aspect of going to university.
6 Presentation Use this activity to familiarise yourself with 10 key words to discuss the financial aspect of going to university.
7 Snap Play snap with the above 10 words.
8 Syllabary Reconstruct the above 10 words piece by piece.
9 Gaptext Drag and drop gap fill activity on increased tuition fees.
10 Wksheet Printable version of the above gaptext.
11 Spiegel Read this article about student protests against the increase in tuition fees.
12 JMatch Then join up these sentence halves about the increase in tuition fees.
13 Website Visit this German website and read the advice given to apply for jobs - what key advice are you given?
 
 
  1) UMWELTVERSCHMUTZUNG
1 Columns Practise environment vocabulary.
2 Quia Build vocabulary to talk about the environment.
3 Quia Zeitgeist 1 Seite 94 (first edition) - Wir und unsere Umwelt.
4 Quia Brennpunkt Seite 108 (first edition) - Rettet die Wälder!
5 Quia Brennpunkt Seite 109 (first edition) - Waldsterben
6 Quia Zeitgeist 1 Seiten 96-97 (first edition) Wasserverschmutzung (Übungen 2b und 3).
7 Columns Zeitgeist 1 Seite 98 (first edition) - Klimakatastrophe?
8 YouTube Globale Erwärmung - ist das alles nur positiv? Watch this video, try the following activities, then watch it again - how much can you understand?
9 Bananas Find the hidden pairs - these are all nouns drawn from the above YouTube video.
10 Rhubarb Spell out some of the nouns from the video - watch out for quakes!
11 Noughts Play noughts and crosses to practise verbs from the video.
12 Hangman Hangman games on adjectives drawn from the video.
13 Wdsearch Can you find all the adjectives?
14 Letterdrp Catch the right letters with the magnets to spell out the adjectives.
15 Cloze Can you re-build these sentences taken from the video?
16 Quiz You have just 20 seconds to join up sentences about the global warming video!
17 Quia Choose words from drop-down lists to complete the video transcript - you will need some understanding of grammar.
18 Website Ursachen und Folgen der Klimaerwärmung - what do the key terms on the home page mean? Click on each term to do further research on the causes and consequences of climate change.
19 Quia Zeitgeist 2 Seite 38 (first edition) - Wie bedrohen Autos die Umwelt? (1).
20 Quia Zeitgeist 2 Seite 38 (first edition) - Wie bedrohen Autos die Umwelt? (2).
21 YouTube Wise Guys song - Ich schmeiß' mein Auto auf den Müll.
22 YJC Gapfill task on the song by the Wise Guys (resource written by YJ Clerehugh).
23 Quia Zeitgeist 2 Seite 40 (first edition) - Staus und Unfälle.
24 Quia Einschlafen am Steuer
25 Quia Auswirkungen der Low-Cost-Carrier auf Reisen.
26 Quia Zeitgeist 1 Seite 100 (first edition) - Atomenergie.
 
 
  2) UMWELTSCHUTZ
1 Lied This song is amazing! With their catchy song "Schne neue Welt", the Berlin Hip-Hop and Reggae band Culcha Candela criticises the superficiality and indifference of today's fun-loving society towards problems like climate change. This link leads to the Yabla website, which provides subtitles in German and English as well as a game.
2 Presentation Use this activity to familiarise yourself with topic-specific vocabulary needed to discuss environmental protection.
3 Matchup Drag and drop matching activity on environmental protection.
4 Memory Find the hidden pairs of topic-specific vocabulary for environmental protection.
5 Snap Play snap with the above 10 phrases about environmental protection.
6 Diamond 9 Read the 9 ways in which an individual can help to protect the environment and rank order them starting with the one you consider the most important and ending with the least important. Print the finished diamond 9 and be prepared to justify your viewpoints in German!
 
 
  3) AUSLÄNDER UND RASSISMUS
1 Presentation Use this activity to familiarise yourself with topic-specific vocabulary.
2 Matchup Drag and drop matching activity for key words for this topic.
3 Anagrams Spelling challenge on topic-specific vocabulary.
4 Quia Page 28 - Wer sind die Ausländer? Vokabeln.
5 Columns Page 29 - Was passt zusammen? Match words and definitions (Ausländer).
6 Categories Read these statements and decide if they best fit Aussiedler, Asylanten or Wanderarbeiter.
7 CatSort Sorting activity - which sentences best fit which group of foreigners living in Germany?
8 Matchup Drag and drop matching activity on vocabulary from pages 30-31.
9 Memory Find the hidden pairs of words from pages 30-31.
10 Snap Play snap with the above words.
11 Gaptext Mit welchen Problemen werden Ausländer konfrontiert? (Online version of activity 2b page 31).
12 Presentation Use this activity to familiarise yourself with key words to discuss racism in Germany.
13 Matchup Drag and drop matching activity for the above key words.
14 Memory Find the hidden pairs of words connected to racism.
15 Cloze Drag and drop gapfill activity on racism in Germany.
16 Presentation Use this activity to research vocabulary for page 34.
17 Matchup Drag and drop matching activity on the above vocabulary - complete this more than once to cover more of the words.
18 Noughts Play noughts and crosses to check your undestanding of vocabulary from page 34.
19 Multichoice How many words can you identify before you run out of time or lives?
20 Worksheet Print this matching worksheet for vocabulary selected from page 34.
21 JMatch Match up this list of expressions which could be used to introduce indirect speech.
22 Cloze Monkey madness sentence building activity to practise indirect speech.
 
 
  4) ARMUT UND REICHTUM
1 JMatch Can you work out from which country these sayings about money come?
2 Cloze Monkey madness activity. Can you fill all of the glass monkeys to the top by creating sentences about the importance of money?
3 Hangman Clue: Sie helfen Kindern und Jugendlichen, Randständigne, Migranten, Senioren, Familien, Behinderten usw.
4 Memory Find the hidden pairs of words connected to homelessness and the possible causes of homelessness.
5 Snap Play snap with words connected to homelessness.
6 Syllabary Drag and drop vocabulary building activity - homelessness and the possible causes of homelessness.
7 Matchup Drag and drop matching activity on vocabulary connected to the life of homeless people.
8 Rhubarb Click on the tiles to spell out on vocabulary connected to the life of homeless people, but watch out for quakes. The word turns red if you make a mistake.
9 Wksheet Matching worksheet on vocabulary connected to the life of homeless people.
10 JMatch Drag and drop matching activity on homelessness (the main theme of the documentary film 'Draußen').
11 WebLink Über den Dokumentarfilm 'Draußen'.
12 Presentation Introduction to up to 30 words from the BILD interview with Prince Harry (see activity 17 below) about his charity work.
13 Matchup Drag and drop matching activity on vocabulary from the BILD interview.
14 Multichoice How many matches can you find before you run out of time or lives? This practises 30 words from the BILD article below.
15 Syllabary Reconstruct vocabulary from the BILD article below.
16 Snap Play snap with words from the BILD article. How quickly can you find pairs?
17 Rhubarb Type out a selection of 10 words from the BILD article, if the word turns red, you have made a mistake.
18 BILD 18.12.10: Prince Harry speaks to die BILD-Zeitung - Ich weiß, wie wichtig es für mich ist, meine privilegierte Stellung zu nutzen, um anderen zu helfen.
19 Gaptext Can you place these adjectives back in the text - summary of the above BILD article.
20 Wksheet Printed version of the above gaptext activity.
21 Jumbled Drag and drop jumbled lines of text to recreate part of the above BILD article.
22 Quia Build vocabulary related to the topic of unemployment.
23 Quia Introduction to vocabulary to discuss the Third World.
24 Hangman Wie kann man gegen Armut in der Dritten Welt kämpfen?
25 Syllabary Drag the missing syllables back in place to build useful phrases to discuss how people can best combat poverty in the Third World.
26 Fairtrade Enter the 7 figure number from any fairtrade product into the box on theis website and find out more about that product and where it is produced.
 
 
5) RECHTSWESEN UND VERBRECHEN
1 Presentation Use this activity to familiarise your self with some key words for this topic.
2 Matchup Drag and drop matching activity on key words.
3 Multichoice How many key words can you identify before you run out of time or lives?
4 Rhubarb Tap on the right tiles to spell out this selection of the above key words.
5 Worksheet Try this activity to see how well you know 13 key words for this topic.
6 smile Play these activities to practise vocabulary from the following website article about young people and crime.
7 Link Read this article from the ARD German news programme - are young people really committing more crimes? If so, which crimes are on the increase?
8 Presentation Use this activity to research key words connected to internet crime.
9 Matchup Drag and drop activity on internet crime.
10 Memory Find the hidden pairs of words connected to internet crime.
11 Worksheet Matching activity on key words connected to internet crime.
12 Cloze Complete this text about internet crimes by dragging the missing words into the right place.
13 Worksheet Printable version of the above gap text.
14 Cloze Complete this gap text activity on the death penalty (original article from Der Spiegel).
15 Wordpoints Can you identify these verb/noun word families from the topic of crime and punishment? Activities 15-17 will help you to complete activity 18.
16 Anagrams Tap on the correct letters to spell out this collection of verbs and nouns.
17 Labelling Vocabulary test on the above verbs and nouns.
18 Cloze Then try this second gap text on the death penalty (original article from Der Spiegel).
19 Link Click on this link to read the full article from Der Spiegel.
 
 
6) TECHNIK UND DIE ZUKUNFT
1 CatSort Sort these sentences about the world in 50 years time into the right categories: future, future perfect and future passive.
2 CatTap Can you identify the tense of these sentences about the world in 50 years time?
3 Cloze Gap text activity - how well can you form the future perfect?
4 Worksheet Printable version of the above gap text on the future perfect. Was wird in 50 Jahren passiert sein?
5 Presentation Use this activity to research 10 key words to connected to the topic of genetic engineering.
6 Matchup Drag and drop matching activity on vocabulary for genetic engineering.
7 Multichoice How many of the above key words can you identify before ou run out of time or lives?
8 Rhubarb Tap on the letters to spell out key words connected to genetic engineering, but watch out for quakes!
9 CatSort Sort these sentences about genetically modified food into advantages and disadvantages. Was halten Sie von gentechnisch veränderten Lebensmitteln?
10 CatTap Sorting activity on the advantages and disadvantages of genetically modified food.
 
 
  7) LITERATUR, FILM UND DIE BILDENDE KUNST
 
 
8) DEUTSCHLAND HEUTE
1 Quia Die EU-Erweiterung - Vorteile für Deutschland.
2 Quia Der deutsche Arbeitsmarkt.
3 Rags Brennpunkt Seiten 88-89 - Wirtschaftsstandort Deutschland (Rags to Riches game).
4 Useful information about the EU.
 
 
9) POLITIK - GLOBALE PROBLEME
1 Presentation Use this activity to familiarise yourself with key vocabulary to talk about politics.
2 Matchup Drag and drop activity to build vocabulary about politics in Germany.
3 Snap Play snap with key words about politics.
4 Gaptext What do young people in Germany think about politics?
5 Matchup Practise key vocabulary from the video introduction and song in activity 9.
6 Noughts Play noughts and crosses to check how well you recognise vocabulary for activity 9.
7 Multichoice Fun matching challenge on the above vocabulary.
8 Syllabary Reconstruct the above vocabulary items.
9 YouTube Kriege und Frieden - Was passt da besser als der Song von Ich Troje - Keine Grenzen?
10 JQuiz Read a transcript of the above video and answer the quiz questions.
11 JCloze Gaptext activity on the introductory text to the song by Ich Troje.
 
   
  GUIDED STUDIES OPTIONS - ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
 
  A) WORLD OF CINEMA
film1
film2 film3 film4
1 Presentation Good Bye Lenin! Use this activity to familiarise yourself with key vocabulary used in the text activities below.
2 Matchup Good Bye Lenin! Drag and drop matching activity for key vocabulary.
3 Multichoice Good Bye Lenin! How many words can you match before you run out of time or lives?
4 Matchup Good Bye Lenin! Drag and drop matching activity on verbs used in the gaptext activities below.
5 Memory Good Bye Lenin! Find the hidden pairs of verbs.
6 Snap Good Bye Lenin! Play snap with verbs from the text activities below.
7 Mobile Good Bye Lenin! Can you sort out these jumbled text messages about the film?
8 Gaptext Good Bye Lenin! Drag and drop gap fill activity to create a summary of the film.
9 Worksheet Good Bye Lenin! Printable version of the above gaptext.
10 Jumbled Good Bye Lenin! Reconstruct a summary of the film by dragging the lines of text into the right sequence.
11 Timeline Good Bye Lenin! Can you put these scenes from the film in the correct order beginning with the earliest? Timeline part 1.
12 Timeline Good Bye Lenin! Timeline part 2.
13 CatChoice Good Bye Lenin! Multiple choice quiz. Who do these sentences fit best - Alex. Ariane or Christiane?
14 CatTap Good Bye Lenin! How quickly can you identify all of the sentences that fit Alex, Ariane and Christiane?
15 CatSort Good Bye Lenin! Do these terms describe aspects of life in the GDR before or after reunification?
16 Cloze Good Bye Lenin! Monkey madness drag and drop sentence-building activity on the disappearance of the GDR way of life.
17 Quiz Good Bye Lenin! Which of these sentences are truths about the film and which are lies?
18 Test Good Bye Lenin! Printable version of the above quiz on truths and lies.
19 Cloze Good Bye Lenin! Monkey madness sentence-building activity on the use of comedy in the film.
20 Match Good Bye Lenin! Hot potato drag and drop matching activity about the GDR news programme 'Aktuelle Kamera'.
21 Presentation Good Bye Lenin! Use this activity to familiarise yourself with key words in Denis and Alex's second fake 'Aktuelle Kamera' programme.
22 Matchup Good Bye Lenin! Quick check of how well you know the above vocabulary - complete this more than once as there are more than 10 words.
23 Gaptext Good Bye Lenin! Drag and drop gaptext activity on Alex's second fake Aktuelle Kamera programme.
24 Worksheet Good Bye Lenin! Printable version of above gaptext activity.
25 Jumbled Good Bye Lenin! Put the script for Denis and Alex's second fake Aktuelle Kamera programme back in the right order.
26 Gaptext Good Bye Lenin! Drag and drop gaptext activity on the documentary side of the film.
27 Match Good Bye Lenin! Hot potatoes drag and drop matching activity on Filmsprache.
28 Challenge Good Bye Lenin! Can you form these passive sentences?
back
1 Cloze Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei. Monkey madness sentence building activity - what does this film show us?
2 Hangman Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei. Play hangman with key words to talk about the film.
3 Presentation Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei. Use this activity to familiarise yourself with key vocabulary used in the text activities below.
4 Matchup Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei. Drag and drop vocabulary check.
5 Syllabary Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei. Drag and drop spelling activity on the above vocabulary.
6 Mobile Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei. Can you sort out these jumbled text messages summarising the film?
7 Gaptext Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei. Drag and drop gap fill activity to create a summary of the film.
8 Worksheet Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei. Printable version of the above gaptext.
9 Jumbled Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei. Reconstruct a summary of the film by dragging the lines of text into the right sequence.
10 Presentation Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei. Use this activity to familiarise yourself with key vocabulary to complete activities 12-13.
11 Multichoice Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei. How many of the above vocabulary items can you identify before you run out of time or lives?
12 CatSort Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei. Drag and drop sorting activity - do these sentences best describe a young person or a top manager?
13 CatTap Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei. Click on all of the sentences which might fit a young person or a top manager.
14 Timeline Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei. Can you put these scenes from the film in the correct order beginning with the earliest? Timeline part 1.
15 Timeline Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei. Timeline part 2.
16 Matchup Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei. Drag and drop matching activity to introduce key vocabulary from the following gaptext on the student movement.
17 Gaptext Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei. Drag and drop gaptext activity on the 1968 student movement.
18 Wksheet Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei. Printable version of the above cloze activity.
19 Spiegel Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei. Have a look at this online magazine to find out more about the demonstrations which took place in the late 60's in West Germany. Justus Hardenberg war Teil der deutschen 68er-Studentenbewegung.
20 Match Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei. Series of 9 hot potatoes drag and drop matching activities on the 4 main characters in the film.
21 CatSort Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei. Sort these statements about the 4 main characters.
22 Presentation Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei. Use this activity to build your knowledge of key vocabulary to talk about the film in German.
23 Multichoice Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei. How many words do you remember from the above presentation? What is your best score?
24 Anagrams Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei. Can you spell out the above key words?
25 Quiz Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei. Who says what in the film?
26 Gaptext Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei. Drag and drop gapfill activity - what motivated the producer, Hans Weingartner, to make this film?
27 Wksheet Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei. Printable version of the above gaptext activity.
28 Hot potatoes Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei. A series of 12 drag and drop activities. This will help you to understand the producer's comments about his film.
back
1 Hangman Vaya con Dios. Hangman games - what are some of the main themes of the film?
2 Presentation Vaya con Dios. Use this activity to familiarise yourself with nouns used in the text summary activities below.
3 Matchup Vaya con Dios. Drag and drop vocabulary check.
4 Multichoice Vaya con Dios. How many of these nouns can you identify before you run out of time or lives?
5 Matchup Vaya con Dios. Drag and drop practice of additional key vocabulary.
6 Memory Vaya con Dios. Find the hidden pairs of words.
7 Labelling Vaya con Dios. Type out the correct German vocabulary.
8 Gaptext Vaya con Dios. Drag and drop gap fill activity to create a summary of the film.
9 Worksheet Vaya con Dios. Printable version of the above gaptext.
10 Jumbled Vaya con Dios. Reconstruct a summary of the film by dragging the lines into the right sequence.
11 Hot potatoes Vaya con Dios. Collection of 8 hot potato activities about the film.
back
1 Hangman Jenseits der Stille. Play hangman to learn three key words about this film.
2 Presentation Jenseits der Stille. Use this activity to familiarise yourself with key vocabulary to talk about this film in German.
3 Matchup Jenseits der Stille. Drag and drop vocabulary matching activity.
4 Memory Jenseits der Stille. Find the hidden pairs of vocabulary.
5 Multichoice Jenseits der Stille. How many words can you match before you run out of time or lives?
6 Snap Jenseits der Stille. Play snap with key words to talk about this film.
7 Syllabary Jenseits der Stille. How quickly can you reconstruct key vocabulary to talk about this film?
8 Gaptext 1 Jenseits der Stille. Gaptext activity - film synopsis.
9 Jumbled 1 Jenseits der Stille. Reconstruct a short summary of the film by dragging the lines into the right sequence.
10 Gaptext 2 Jenseits der Stille. Film synopsis continued.
11 Jumbled 2 Jenseits der Stille. Now put the second part of the film summary back in the right order.
12 Gaptext 3 Jenseits der Stille. Part 3 of the film synopsis.
13 Jumbled 3 Jenseits der Stille. Drag the lines of text back into the right order to make the final part of the film summary.
  back
 
 
  B) WORLD OF LITERATURE
 
   
   
C) REGIONS OF GERMANY
   
    1) Berlin und das Land Brandenburg:
     
  Die Lausitz is a region located in the state of Brandenburg in Eastern Germany near to the borders of Poland and the Czech Republic.
1 Bananas Find the pairs and practise vocabulary from the Juma article on 'die Lausitz'.
2 Noughts Play noughts and crosses to practise more key words from the article.
3 Hangman There are 10 of these hangman games on words from the Juma article on the Lausitz region - can you guess all of the words?
4 Noughts A second noughts and crosses game to practise different key words in the Lausitz article.
5 Bananas Find the pairs to practise 10 more key words in the Juma article.
6 Quia Matching activity - this activity should check how well you have picked up the vocabulary from the above 5 games. Play it several times, new words will appear each time. You could also keep the 'list of terms' open while you read the Juma article if you still need some support.
7 Juma Download and read pages 14-17 of the Juma magazine 1/2002 about the changing face of the Lausitz region: 'Zukunft mit Fragezeichen?' Die Lausitz war früher ein riesiges Industriegebiet. Heute versucht man, mit touristischen Attraktionen Arbeitsplätze zu schaffen und Gäste anzulocken. Doch ist das für junge Leute interessant?
8 Quiz Check your understanding of the article by completing this true/false quiz. You might wish to copy out the questions as you go - then you would be able to use the sentences to write a summary of the article.
9 Website Find out more about the Lausitz region from their website: Die Zukunft heißt Lausitz.
 
   

Links to other useful websites:

Contents page for an on-line magazine - read about nuclear power, abortion, drugs, unemployment etc. - helps you to write your presentation and build your vocabulary. Select 'Archiv'.
News items relating to the topic of Rechtsextremismus. Click on Bündnis-News.

Grundgesetz

The Grundgesetz.
PAPERBALL Latest news from lots of German newspapers.
Online news, weather and politics in German.
Up-to-the-minute online news in German.
Tagesschau Current news reports from ARD.
ZDF Logo ZDF Logo - lots of useful articles to fit A level topics, organised alphabetically.
JUMA Read archived issues of the JUMA magazine.
JUMA Read the new Juma Blog page.

Visit this website or iTunes Music Store to download this podcast: Langsam Gesprochene Nachrichten: Just as it says - today's news spoken slowly. This is the daily 10 o'clock news, it includes a full transcript for you to print and read as you listen. Visit this site every day if you can!

Visit this website or iTunes Music Store to download this podcast. DW-World: Deutsch, Warum nicht? Select bits that interest you from Series 4. For example, the chapter about Rügen fits well with employment, tourism or the environment, it also practises grammar (the subjunctive). Why not use this to help you to prepare a discussion topic or exposé on Rügen for the oral exam?


www.000webhost.com