Unit 1 – Describing where you live and giving opinions using the ‘weil’ clause.
By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to understand and give basic descriptions of where they live.
Most students will be able to use the expressions ‘gefällt mir’ and ‘weil’ with the verb at the end.
Some learners will have progressed further and will be able to should research more expressions independently and include this in their own work.
Key vocabulary: Ich wohne in einem Dorf/einer Stadt/auf dem Land/in den Bergen/am Mer = I live in a village/town/the country/the mountains/by the sea; Es ist viel/nichts los = There is a lot/nothing to do; Die Luft ist sauber/verschmutzt = The air is clean/dirty; Ich habe hier viele/keine Freunde = I do (not) have any friends here; Es gibt gute/keine/schlechte Verkehrsverbindungen/Sportmöglichkeiten = There is a good/bad/no public transport system/sports facilities; Es gibt viele/keine Touristen/Geschäfte/Hallenbäder/Tennisplätze… = There are many/no tourists/shops/indoor swimming pools/tennis courts; Es gefällt mir (nicht), weil… = I (don’t) like it, because…
Unit 2 – Understanding and talking about environmental protection. What you do, and what you should do, to help the environment.
By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to say all the sentences from the key vocabulary list.
Most students will be able to say what they do to help the environment in the present tense.
Some learners will have progressed further and will be able to research further ways to help the environment and try to understand authentic material concerning the protection of the environment.
Key vocabulary: Man sollte… = One should…; Wasser/Energie sparen = Save water/energy; Müll trennen = sort rubbish; umweltfreundliche Produkte kaufen = Buy environmentally friendly products; Recyceln = Recycle; alles Mögliche kompostieren = compost everything possible
Unit 3 – Writing a formal letter to a tourist office.
By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to understand and write a formal letter to a tourist information office, adapting from a model.
Most students will be able to conduct a role play phoning a tourist office with some prompts.
Some learners will have progressed further and will be able to write a formal letter without model or prompts.
Key vocabulary: Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren, = Dear Sir/Madam, ; Ich möchte im… nach… fahren = I would like to go in… to… ; Ich suche ein Hotel/eine Ferienwohnung… = I’m looking for a hotel/holiday home; Wir sind ein Erwachsener/zwei Erwachsene und ein Kind/zwei Kinder = We are one adult/two adults and one child/two children; Ich interessiere mich für Informationen/Sehenswurdigkeiten in der Stadt, region/über Wandern/Schifahren = I am interested in information/tourist attractions in the town, region/in walking/skiing.; Mit freundlichen Grüßen… ; Yours sincerely/best wishes,
Test on new expressions and the ‘weil’ clause
Vocabulary test on environmental sentences
Writing test with prompts
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.