GER 105 -- The Plan

  Germany

Kapitel 1

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Present tense

Gern/nicht gern

Telling time

Separable prefixes

Interviews

Kulturecke

Leseecke

 Arbeitsbuch

 

(page 69) --- The present tense

We learned all of the present tense endings in the preceding lessons. Read the discussion on page 69 for a review and a few variations. By now you should have a mastery of the personal pronouns and the verbs ending. The major problem in this lesson should be the new vocabulary items. When dictionaries and vocabulary lists give you the German verb, it will be in the infinitive form. It will be your job to put the correct ending on the stem for the circumstances you encounter. New verb in this section include:

spielen = to play
reiten = to ride
lernen = to learn
besuchen = to visit
studieren = to study
hören = to hear
reisen = to travel
kochen = to cook
lesen = to read
gehen = to go, to walk
arbeiten = to work
schwimmen = to swim
machen = to make, to do
fliegen = to fly
tanzen = to dance

(page 70) --- Übung 1 -- Was machen sie? (What are they doing?)

Using the vocabulary listed in the exercise, create the German equivalent of the sentences you will find in the English sentences below.

English sentences

German sentences

(page 70) --- Übung 2 -- Minidialoge

Complete the sentences in the exercise by putting the appropriate subject pronoun in each blank. Check the English equivalents to make sure you know what everything means.

English sentences

German sentences

(page 70) --- Ubung 3 -- Minidialoge

In this exercise, the verbs you need are there, but they lack endings. Supply the appropriate endings based on the subject. Again, check the English equivalents to make sure you know what everything means.

English sentences

German sentences

 

(page 71) --- 1.2 Expressing likes and dislikes: gern/nicht gern

Read the discussion on how you say that you like to do something, and then do the following exercises to reinforce the idea and to build vocabulary. More new verbs in this section are:

zelten = to camp, to tent
trinken = to drink
liegen = to lie (to stretch out, not to tell a falsehood)
wandern = to hike
segeln = to sail
spazieren = to walk

(page 71) --- Übung 4 -- Was machen die Studenten gern? (What do the students like to do?)

Tell what the people in the pictures like to do by giving the German equivalent of the English sentences.

English sentences

German sentences

(page 72) --- Übung 5 --- Und diese Personen? (And these people?)

Tell what the people in the pictures like to do by giving the German equivalent of the English sentences.

English sentences

German sentences

(page 50) --- Grammatik 1.1-1.2 -- Freizeit (free time/leisure)

Make sure that you can produce the German sentences on this page from the English equivalents.

English sentences

 

(page 72) --- Telling time

Study pages 72 and 73 to see how Germans tell time. Do exercise 6 on page 73 and situation 6 on page 54.

Page 54 work sheet

Page 54 times in German

Page 73 work sheet

Page 73 times in German

 

(page 75) --- 1.5 Separable-prefix verbs

Here's a new twist on German verbs. Many of these verbs have comparable constructions in English. For example: Hans is going to pick Greta up. The difference is that in the German infinitive, the up is a prefix; it comes in front of the pick. So the German infinitive is literally up to pick. Then the up separates when we use the verb. Thus, the separable prefix.

Many German verbs with separable prefixes do not have comparable prefixes in English. These will require special attention. Study the verbs in this section and do exercises 9 and 10. Your new vocabulary items are:

aufstehen = to get up, to stand up (We already had this in our command form Stehen Sie auf!)
ausgehen = to go out
ankommen = to arrive
abholen = to pick up, to fetch
anrufen = to call up
aufhören = to stop, to be over
aufräumen = to clean up
ausfüllen = to fill out
einkaufen = to shop (for), to go shopping (kaufen = to buy)
einpacken = to pack up
duschen = to shower
frühstücken = to have breakfast

(page 75) --- Übung 9 --- Eine Reise in die Türkei. (a trip to Turkey)

Mehmet is flying to Turkey tomorrow. What is he doing today? Complete the sentences with the appropriate prefix. Check the links for the English equivalents and the correct German sentences.

English sentences

German sentences

(page 76) --- Übung 10 -- Was machen die Leute? (What are the people doing?)

Tell what the people in the pictures are doing by giving the German equivalent of the English sentences.

English sentences

German sentences

(page 56) --- Grammatik 1.4-1.5 -- Herr Wagners Tagesablauf (Mr. Wagner's daily routine)

You will need to be able to describe the pictures telling not only what Mr. Wagner is doing, but when he is doing it. Check the links for the English sentences and the complete German answers.

English sentences

German sentences

(page 56) --- Situation 9 -- Bildesgeschichte: Ein Tag in Sofies Leben (Picture story: a day in Sofie's life)

You will need to be able to describe the pictures telling what Sofie is doing. The book doesn't give you any sentences, so you will have to click below for the German sentences.

English sentences

German sentences

 

(page 76) --- Word order in questions

Study the discussion about word order and then conduct two interviews, exercises 11 and 12.

(page 77) --- Ein Interview mit Marta (an interview with Marta)

If you're not sure what you're supposed to be asking here, check the English equivalents.

Questions in English

Questions in German

(page 77) --- Noch ein Interview (another interview)

The text has given you the answers to the questions. You need to come up with the questions. To make sure you know what is being said and what you should ask, check the English questions and answers. Then you need to create the questions.

English questions and answers

German questions

(pages 67-68) --- Leseecke – Ich heiße …

Leseekce 1 – Ich heiße Veronika.  English.  Deutsch.

Leseecke 2 – Ich heiße Sophie.  English.  Deutsch.

Leseecke 3 – Ich heiße Mehmet.  English.  Deutsch.

Arbeitsbuch

Freizeit – Hobbys.  English.  Deutsch.

Freizeit – Hansaland.  English.  Deutsch.

Schule – Was studierst du?  English.  Deutsch.

Schule – Das Studium.   English.  Deutsch.

Tagesablauf – Ein Tag in Sofies Leben.  English.  Deutsch.

Tagesablauf – Mein Tagesablauf.  English.  Deutsch.

Tagesablauf – Sylvia Mertens.  English.  Deutsch.

Persönliche Daten – Auf dem Rathaus.  English. Deutsch.

Persönliche Daten – Im Auslandsamt.  English.  Deutsch.

Persönliche Daten – Biographische Informationen.  English.  Deutsch.