Unit 1 – Family members, relationships and characteristics in the present and past tenses.
By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to name a number of family members, say what they are like and understand a more complex text on family relationships in the present and past tenses.
Most students will be able to seek information from others about their families and give a detailed account of their family using extensive vocabulary.
Some learners will have progressed further and will be able to write about the families of others using the possessive adjectives ‘sein(e)’.
Key vocabulary: Stief-/vater/mutter/schwester/bruder = Step-/father/mother/sister/brother; Halbbruder = Half-brother; geschieden = divorced; getrennt = separated; verheiratet = married; verwitwet = widowed; verständnisvoll = understanding; nervig = annoying; launisch = moody; sympathisch = likeable; doof = stupid; nett = kind
Unit 2 – Describing a journey in the past. Separable verbs in the perfect tense.
By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to ask the first question and answer with at least six of the ten activities listed on Logo 2 p. 20 using the perfect tense correctly.
Most students will be able to say what others did on a journey – in the third person singular and plural. They will also be able to ask and answer questions on what the journey was like and use separable verbs in the perfect tense correctly.
Some learners will have progressed further and will be able to ask and answer when people left.
Key vocabulary: Was hast du unterwegs gemacht? = What did you do during the journey?; Ich habe ein Buch gelesen/gegessen und getrunken/geschlafen/mit Freunden geplaudert/ein Rätsel gemacht/nichts/einen Brief geschrieben = I read a book/ate and drank/slept/chatted with friends/did a puzzle/nothing/wrote a letter; Wie war die Reise? = How was the journey?; Wann bist du abgefahren = When did you leave? Um halb acht = at half past seven
Unit 3 – Suggesting activities to a friend and talking about what you are going to do. Present and future tense.
By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to make basic suggestions and give negative and positive answers. Additionally, they will be able to understand what people plan to do in the future.
Most students will be able to use the future tense.
Some learners will have progressed further and will be able to research more expressions and vocabulary and employ them in their own work.
Key vocabulary: Was machen wir heute? = What are we doing today?; Besichtigen wir den Dom? = Shall we visit the cathedral? Machen wir eine Botsfahrt? = Shall we do a boat trip?; Fahren wir zum Phantasialand/ins Stadtzentrum? = Shall we go to Phantasialand/into the town centre?; Ja, das ist eine gute Idee = Yes, that is a good idea; Nein, das finde ich doof = No, I think that’s stupid. Heute/Morgen/Übermorgen… = today/tomorrow/the day after tomorrow…; werde(n) ich/wir einkaufen gehen/Fußball spielen/Zuhause bleiben = we will go shopping/play football/stay at home.
Unit 4 – Asking for and giving directions. Zu + dative.
By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to ask for and give basic directions.
Most students will be able to give and understand more detailed directions and use the dative case after ‘zu’ correctly.
Some learners will have progressed further and will be able to use formal and formal registers.
Key vocabulary: Wie komme ich am besten… = How do I best get…; zum Hauptbahnhof/Verkehrsamt?; to the main station/tourist office? Zur Jugendherberge/Haupstraße/Brücke = to the youth hostel/main street/bridge; gehen Sie/geh = go; geradeus/nach links, rechts/über die Brücke = straight/to the left, right/over the bridge; nehmen Sie/nim die erste/zweite/dritte Straße rechts/links = take the first/second/third street on your right/left; Der/Die/Das ist auf der rechten/linken Seite = it is on the right/left side
Unit 5 – Understanding an extended text about an outing.
By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to answer multiple choice questions about an extended text and know six of the eleven key words and use them in a basic writing exercise about a trip in the past.
Most students will be able to adapt the text and write a shorter text about an outing themselves.
Some learners will have progressed further and will be able to write a similar text about a trip they have done.
Key vocabulary: aber/leider/danach/und/dann/am Ende/also/zum Glück/zuerst/hoffentlich/als nächstes = but/regrettably/after that/and/then/at the end/so/luckily/firstly/hopefully/next
Listening comprehension and writing test about family
Grammar tests on the perfect tense and the future tense.
Information gap fill partner exercise with town maps.
How to help your child
Please use the vocabulary on this unit under the homework on the website to support your child’s work at home. Please test your child on the related vocab, orally and/or in writing. Encourage your child to use the sound files underneath the vocab files. They should listen and repeat several times. Please encourage your child to do learning on a little and often basis as this is the most effective strategy for learning vocab. Please encourage your child to use a dictionary or online dictionary such as www.wordreference.com to check the meaning of words in their homework book and NOTE this on the text. Encourage your child not to rush their written work but to check all language carefully, using model texts and a dictionary. It is best not to leave homework until the night before it is due in, in case there are difficulties or questions the teacher could answer. Useful supporting material can be found on http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/ and on http://www.zut.org.uk/index.html which is a free online resource available after 4pm and before 9am and weekends.