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Overview of the articles and adjective endings in all four cases with example sentences
students find solutions to given problems using modal verbs du sollst/solltest/koenntest/musst can be used in face-to-face tutorials or on Elluminate
This is a drag-and-drop grammar activity for online use. Students can practise to use the correct case with dual-case prepositions. This activity was designed with the aim to create an animated activity in OU Live. Starting with a board saved in PowerPoint, the prepositions were added in OU Live and saved in the .wbd format.
useful expressions for discussions in table format, English-German
reading comprehension - the fairy tale is divided into approx. 10 parts, with follow-up comprehension questions. Modelling of imperfect tense.
I have adapted this from an old Lyceum tutorial. I find my students enjoy discussing the concept of Heimat.
This a set of additional Thema 3 materials, focussing on the topic "Hobbies", with attention to comparative/superlative practice, giving reasons, saying how often one does certain hobbies and some activities for a brief presentation. Preparation for TMA 03. also a very brief overview of common German prepositions and cases. Aimed at a 1 hour to 1.15 hour long tutorial
Transfer of material from Assessment booklet: ECA2 Specimen paper, assessment booklet 2010, pages 29ff.
This is an excel sheet with a list of all Elluminate tutorial materials for the Open University course L130, Auftakt.
2 Elluminate Whiteboards to practice Elluminate's basic communication tools, first on-line tutorial
Word document with an overview of all the official Elluminate Course Resources
4 Whiteboards designed for the first Elluminate Tutorial, in German, to practise using the basic Elluminate communication tools
Students describe which parts of German speaking countries they know
Comparison of three cities: Tuebingen, Leipzig and Graz
Practising asking directions using a street map of Tuebingen
Interviewing a partner as to where and how they live
Talking about the nationalities of famous people who spoke German
Asking each other questions regarding daily schedules
asking about the Queen's daily routines, using sequencing vocabulary
Continuation from 2_1_3: report back from breakout rooms, students report on daily routine of the Queen, students also say what they would do differently.
Finding German job vocabulary in a grid: "Wordsearch"
Talking about one's own CV and reasons for personal decisions
Talking about the lives of some famous German-speaking people
Talking about one's own experiences of being a student at the OU
Participants are asked to identify German-speaking cities from photos from the course materials
Participants are asked to do a presentation on a German-speaking city (covered in course materials)
Participants talk about special dates like bank holidays, using a calendar, practising ordinal numbers
Similar to 4_1_1 but using own birthday dates this time. More Ordinal numbers.
Participants are invited to first describe English Christmas traditions and compare them to German ones (follow on from 4_2_1)
Organising features from well-known German fairy tales
Participants organise typical narrative strands in fairy tales according to key words
Expand and develop vocabulary pertaining to fairy tales via typical fairy tales elements
Using beginnings of fairy tales, participants are invited to invent the story in small groups and to present the finished story in the plenary
Participants are asked to reflect upon post war events of 20th century Germany
Participants are asked to express their opinions on the German re-unification process, using standard phrases and expressions
Participants describe what they know about the unified Germany in the 21st century
Participants revise and extend the German vocabulary for European countries with a map of Europe
Participants are invited to talk about cultural differences and similarities in European countries, using own experiences.
Participants are encouraged to plan a "Day of Europe" in small groups and present the results.
Discussing aspects important for quality of life in a city
Participants discuss which aspects might improve the environment and thus, the quality of life
Students are given three different subtopics and have to give a presentation / discuss how to improve the quality of life in their town
Materials for a 4.5 hour long face -to- face tutorial, including an icebreaker (party interviews), a proof-reading exercise, a presentation exercise, etc.. The quiz is designed to raise awareness about the usefulness of dictionaries
This activity was adapted from the French resource http://loro.open.ac.uk/535/ In talking about their daily routine and/or what they did yesterday, students can revise the present tense and the perfect tense. There is also a matching activity, a story telling activity and card activities for use in face-t-face tutorials.
A 7-stage preparation for the Speaking Test based on the specimen test materials. Designed to be used by students without any tutor input, it can easily be adapted for tutorials as well. Students first work on the discussion phase, to acquaint themselves with all four options, before moving to the presentation phase, then simulating the Speaking Test.
A short sound file (mp3) with some help as to pronounce the German Umlaute
Students review passive in major tenses, then talk about how to make a cup of tea. Order of actions must be negotiated and correct passive forms used
Two photos with various objects. Open in Breakout Room. Label photo "A" and "B". Make sure students can roam. Each student looks at different photo. They compare where the objects are: "On my photo, the shoe is..."
The quiz could be used as an ice-breaker at the end of the course to bring together a variety of tenses and to practise the Passive. The quiz is perhaps useful at the beginning of L203.
talking about future plans , more short presentations, using expressions for discussions
Using past tense, planning an anniversary and presenting it, describe a photo to plenary
Telephone tutorial, practising spelling of German professions, talk about the past using "als" and the imperfect, using "weil" clauses, role play, job interview
A Telephone tutorial for practising sequencing vocabulary, reflexive verbs and talking about daily routines
A combination of Thema 4 topics: talking about fairy tales, comparing Christmas traditions, using the imperfect
Discussing issues of 20th century Germany, talking about cultural differences and similarities in Europe, planning a Europe Day celebration
Revising body parts, talking about health, using compound nouns, using modal verbs. This topic is currently not covered by the course materials but it worked well. Edit and extension of an old Lyceum tutorial.
Telephone tutorial covering means of transport, dative with "mit", perfect tense, etc.
Using some old Lyceum materials, this tutorial deals with family relationships, talking about dates and locations, presenting a famous person.
Various Elluminate activities on Urlaub. I finished with an online quiz: http://viatoura.de/quiz/quiz.php
This is a pair work activity, practising talking about one's place of residence, using "es gibt... zu sehen/zu tun", "seit", expressing likes and dislikes and talking about advantages and disadvantages of living there.
A table (one page) with English-German connection phrases, useful for essays, presentations, etc. Handout for students.
Students discuss which items to save for use on a dessert island.