Unit 1 – Invite a friend out and respond to an invitation, giving a reason for not going out. Modal verbs + infinitive.
By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to make basic suggestions using the modal verb ‘möchtest du’ and have at least five excuses.
Most students will be able to give extended answers using the modal verb ‘müssen’ and combine it with an opinion. They will also be able to understand an email giving excuses for not coming to birthday party (Logo 2 p. 97) and write a similar text themselves.
Some learners will have progressed further and will be able to research more excuses and suggestions, and incorporate them into their speaking and writing.
Key vocabulary: Möchtest du zu meiner Party kommen/ins Kino gehen/zum Fußball spiel/zum Konzert gehen/zu mir kommen? = Would you like to come to my party/go to the cinema/go to the football game/go to the concert/come to mine? Nein, das finde ich schrecklich = No, that’s awful; Ich muss meine Oma besuchen = No I have to visit my grandma; Ich habe kein Geld = I have no money; Ich muss Hausaufgaben machen = I have to do homework; Ich habe nichts anzuziehen = I have nothing to wear; Ich gehe schon aus = I’m already going out
Unit 2 – Saying what you and other people wear, and what your favourite outfits are. Adjective agreements in the accusative case after indefinite article.
By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to should be able to say what they are wearing using basic vocabulary for clothes and adjectives.
Most students will be able to use more extensive vocabulary and double-check that the adjective agrees with the gender and case.
Some learners will have progressed further and will be able to research more vocabulary in preparation for a presentation for a fashion show in group work.
Key vocabulary: Ich trage Lackschuhe/einen Schal/ein Hemd/eine Hose/einen Rock/eine Jeans/eine Mütze/eine Kappe/eine Krawatte/ein Schlips/Stiefel/eine Strumpfhose/Bluse = I wear patent leather shoes/a scarf/a shirt/trousers/a skirt/jeans/a hat/a cap/a tie/a tie/boots/tights/blouse. Er/sie trägt… einen karierten/gestreiften Rock/Schal = He/she… wears a chequered/striped skirt/scarf; … eine gepunktete/glitzernde Bluse/Hose = a spotted/glittering blouse/pair of trousers; ein weißes/grünes Hemd = a white/green shirt; gelbe/blaue Lackschuhe/Stiefel = yellow/blue patent shoes/boots; Was trägst du am liebsten? = What is your favourite outfit?
Unit 3 – Say what you want to do in the summer holidays and what you would like to do. Modal verb + infinitive, conditional tense.
By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to use ‘ich will’ + infinitive and some basic vocabulary.
Most students will be able to use the future tense with ‘ich werde’ and additional vocabulary.
Some learners will have progressed further and will be able to use the conditional tense and extend their vocabulary through research
Key vocabulary: Was willst du/wirst du in den Sommerferien machen? = What do you want to/will you do in the summer holidays?; Ich will/ich werde nach Spanien fahren/meine Freunde treffen/in die Türkei fliegen/auf einem Campingplatz übernachten/viele Bücher lesen/ein neues Fahrrad kaufen = I want to/will go to Spain/meet my friends/fly to Turkey/stay overnight on a campsite/read a lot of books/buy a new bicycle.
Unit 4 – Talking about television programmes and what you (don’t) like watching, and giving your opinion.
By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to name at least eight different TV programmes and give their opinion on those using ‘gefallen’.
Most students will be able to name all of the TV programmes designated as key words, and ask and give both their opinions and those of others.
Some learners will have progressed further and will be able to understand a more extended dialogue concerning TV programmes.
Key vocabulary: der Film(e)/Zeichentrickfilm(e)/Dokumentarfilm(e)/Wetterbericht(e) = the film(s)cartoon(s)/documentary(ies)/weather forecast(s); die Familienserie(n)/Sportschau(en)/Musiksendung(en)/Komödie(n) = the soap(s)/sports programme(s)/musik programme(s)/comedy(ies); das Unterhaltungsprogramm(e) = the entertainment programme(s); die Nachrichten = the news; … gefallen mir/dir = I/you enjoy…
Vocabulary test and grammar test on modal verbs + infinitives.
Vocabulary test and test on the structure of the verb ‘gefallen’.
Test on questions and question forms.
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.