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Wie weit?

Find out how far it is between major cities in Germany and practise some numbers again. First use the table above to identify the distances in kilometres by road between …

Das Hotel Amba

© Hotel Amba Here are some questions you might want to ask at the hotel. Read them out loud to practise your pronunciation. Then read the leaflet above and make …

Präpositionen und Artikel

You have already learned that German articles differ depending on the case. Consider the following expressions which are very frequently used when talking about transport: Ich fahre / fliege / …

Ich fahre nach

Here is the key to the photos above: Tirol Wien die Berge Italien die Ostsee der Wolfgangsee (m) Berlin   Say that you are going to each of these places. …

Fahren und fliegen

The word fahren means to go or to travel (by car, train, boat), but if you were talking about a journey by plane, you would use the verb fliegen (to …

Wie reisen Sie?

Write one sentence in your notebook for each of the symbols. Use the verbs fliegen, fahren and reisen (to travel). Here is an example: Ich reise mit dem Auto von …

Wann…?

Asking yourself questions and answering them improves your fluency and pronunciation and helps consolidate the language you have learned. Read the following questions aloud and give your own answers using …

Dreizehn Uhr fünfundvierzig

Using the 24-hour clock is a more formal way of telling the time and is often used in a professional environment. Listen to the times given in the audio and …

Internetadressen

Use your notebook to jot down the website addresses and telephone numbers of the following organisations. Hören Sie und notieren Sie. Organisation Internetadresse Telefonnummer Internet-Reisebüro     Sprach- und Kulturinstitut …

Uhrzeiten

Listen to people telling the time and imagine where the hands on the clocks should go. If you like, draw them in your notebook. Hören Sie und überlegen Sie.

Wie spät ist es?

As in many other languages, there are different ways of telling the time in German. Both the 12-hour clock and the 24-hour clock are used in German-speaking countries. You are …

Wie ist Ihre Telefonnummer?

Telephone numbers are often combined in two-digit sets in German. For example, 346099 is vierunddreißig sechzig neunundneunzig (34 60 99); 00 44 may be null, null, vierundvierzig and 38 70 …

Das Alphabet

Being able to spell out words and names is a vital skill for communicating effectively on the phone. Here is a list of German letters. The way they have been …

Sie wohnt in Berlin

Here are some model answers to the previous task’s questions. Compare the content and language of the answers you wrote to the models provided in the left-hand column. Then write …

Mahlzeit und schönes Wochenende

Breaks and mealtimes are taken quite seriously at workplaces in German-speaking countries. Although traditions are slowly changing with more and more people cooking in the evening, many still eat their …