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With our German lessons you will learn the topic "School subjects" in 4 quick and easy steps. The German you will learn in these lessons consists of 10 words that name school subjects.
Each German lesson consists of 4 interactive learning activities and includes full audio by a native German speaker plus the written text for every item of vocabulary introduced. There are 2 levels of German lesson available, beginner and intermediate.
The language in our beginner lessons has been carefully selected for children and adult learners beginning German for the first time. Each beginner lesson introduces the learner to 10 related words and phrases. The lessons available include "Family members", "Pets", "Numbers to 10" and 53 more! In the classroom, these lessons are suitable for primary pupils between the ages of 5 and 11.
Our intermediate lessons are aimed at learners who have already started studying German. They are suitable for more advanced adult learners and for pupils between the ages of 11 and 16. Each intermediate lesson introduces 20 items of language. These lessons include more short German sentences in addition to words and phrases. The intermediate lessons include "Daily routine", "Places in town", "The environment", and over 50 other secondary lessons. At school, these lessons are suitable for secondary pupils between the ages of 11 and 16.
The 4 activities in each of our German lessons progress step by step to help you the beginner gradually master the topic vocabulary. These activities are based on '3 stage questioning', a method of learning that quickly and easily builds your confidence as you work through a short series of lesson activities that strengthen your knowledge of the German that you want to learn.
When you have completed the lesson for a topic, you should try some of our German games before finally doing the test for your chosen topic. See the Help box below for detailed instructions on how to use our lessons to help you learn your German more easily.
You start the lesson with an activity that introduces the German words or sentences you will be learning. You will see a set of pictures one at a time, and for each picture you will see the written word and hear the German audio for that picture.
You can repeat the audio for the picture by clicking on the brown telephone sign to the right of the picture. You can see the meaning of the German text by clicking on the language sign above the telephone. Move between pictures using the arrow buttons at the bottom. Say the words after you hear them. Also write down the words you see on the screen. Writing down the words a few times will help you to remember the vocabulary much better than just saying it.
In this activity, you will be shown the pictures one at a time. A voice will ask you whether this is a picture of... then play the German audio and show the written German words. You must decide whether these words match the picture or not. If you think they do, press the tick button. If you think the words are for a different picture, press the cross button.
If you are right, you get a gold star. If you are wrong a sign appears telling you what the correct answer was, and you get a red star with a cross. You can roll over these stars (gold for right, red and white if you got it wrong) to check the language for the items you got right / wrong and to see the text again for that item.
This activity moves on from the 'Yes / No' activity and offers you two possible answers for each question. So, you will see a picture then a voice will ask "Is this a picture of... or is it a picture of ..." and you will have to choose which of the answers is the one that matches the picture.
You choose an answer by clicking on the written words for that answer. You can play the audio for each answer again by clicking on the speaker button beside the written answer. The program will let you know each time whether you answered correctly. At the end of the activity, you can choose whether to repeat it or move on to the next one.
The final activity in the lesson shows you many possible answers for each question and you must choose the correct one. You are shown a picture and below it are a list of possible written answers from this topic. Clicking on the speaker button will play the German audio for that answer. For each picture, click on the writing that matches the picture. The program will tell you whether you are right or not.
The lesson will go through all the pictures you learned in the introduction in random order. The written answers are always in the order that you learned them in the introduction to the language.
When you complete the 'What is it?' activity, you can choose whether to go on to play some games with this topic, or whether you want to repeat some or all of the activities in this lesson. You should expect to get 8/10 answers correct in most of the activities before going on to play the German games for this topic.
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