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How to achieve the next Level in German Level 1

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You can understand some simple, short spoken phrases. You can say some simple, short phrases. You can read and understand single everyday words. You can copy single words correctly. You can understand short statements and questions. You can say a variety of short phrases. You can read and understand short phrases. You can copy short phrases or write words from memory. You can understand short spoken passages. You can ask questions and give replies two or three times. You can understand short passages picking out the key points. You can write three or four sentences from memory. You can understand longer spoken passages. You can take part in longer conversations asking questions and giving replies three or four times. You can understand short passages picking out the key points. You can change written phrases to say something new. You can understand spoken passages recognising if people are speaking about the future or past. You can take part in conversations and can speak about the future or the past as well as the present. You can understand longer written passages recognising if they are about the future or past as well as the present. You can write longer passages giving information and opinions and can write about the future and past as well as the present. You can understand spoken passages about past, present and future events and can understand words and phrases you have learnt, even if they come up in a new topic. You can take part in conversations using words and phrases learnt to talk about a new topic. You can understand longer written passages containing words and phrases learnt in other topics. You can write simple descriptions in paragraphs making only a few mistakes. You can understand passages on a range of topics e.g. news, broadcast, using complex language. You can carry on conversations about your interests, opinions and current affairs. You can read and understand a range of texts, including news articles and stories. You can write paragraphs about a range of topics, both fact and fiction, and you can express your opinions.


GERMAN IN YEAR 7 Work covered during the year Personal information Cardinal numbers (in German), colours Describe yourself, your friends and family Talking about school, timetables, subjects, your likes or dislikes How parents can help at home 1. Encourage and test your child on German vocabulary. Thorough learning of vocabulary is vital. 2. Encourage your child to practice German at home. 3. www.linguascope.com is a multilingual web site. It has exercises and word searches in the form of language games. 4. Any access to German television (via Sky etc) would be beneficial.


GERMAN IN YEAR 8 Work covered during the year Further work on Talking about leisure activities: sport and other pastimes Describing your local environment (house, bedroom) Describing your town – being in a shop and ordering things How parents can help at home 1. Encourage / test your child on vocabulary. 2. Record German language programmes from TV (school broadcasts). 3. Buy a dictionary after consultation with your child’s German Teacher. 4. www.linguascope.com is a multilingual website which has exercises and word searches in the form of language games. 5. Access to German television via Sky or internet would be beneficial.


GERMAN IN YEAR 9 Work covered during the year Revision of personal information and introduction of the past tense Learning about travelling, transport Learning about healthy living, food, illnesses

How parents can help at home 1. Parents should be aware that Year 9 work involves a greater use of the past tense, which is vital for future GCSE work. 2. Encourage your child to maintain good notes on German grammar. 3. Encourage your child to learn new material on a regular basis and revise thoroughly before examinations. 4. Provide a German dictionary for use at home. We suggest the “German School Dictionary� by Collins. 5. www.linguascope.com is a multi-lingual website which has exercise and word searches in the form of language games. 6. Access to German television via Sky, the internet or youtube would be beneficial.


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