End of Year Assessments – Starting 20th June 2011

Do not forget that you will be doing assessments in 2 weeks time.  As these are end of year assessments they will cover all the topics that we have done this year:

Personal information – name, age, nationality, where you live, family, pets

School – subjects, time, clothes, snacks, giving opinions and reasons

Free-Time – hobbies, sports

Home – rooms of the house, furniture, housework, saying how often you do things, future tense

Here are some links to help you revise:

www.linguascope.com – beginner – Meine Haustiere / Wo ich wohne / Die Kleidung / Mein Haus / Moebel / Mein Zimmer / Die Nationalitaeten / Hobbys / die Hausarbeit / Schulfaecher / Snacks

www.languagesonline.org.uk – Deutsch – Beginners Units – Mein Haus / Die Familie / Hobbys and Freizeit / Wie siehst du aus? / wie spaet ist es?

www.languagesonline.org.uk – Deutsch – Topic Units – mein Schlafzimmer / Year 8 Revision 1 / Year 8 Revision 2

www.languagesonline.org.uk – Deutsch – Vocabulary Revision – 3 / 4/ 5/ 7/ 8/ 9/ 10

Here is your writing exam to prepare:


May 28, 2011. Tags: , , , . assessments, homework. Leave a comment.

Winter Assessments – 21st Jan – 4th Feb

The winter assessments are coming up over the next few weeks, you will have to do a reading, writing, listening and speaking test and they will cover the topics that we have covered so far this year.  We will do some revision in class over the next couple of weeks and you must use your homework time to do lots of really worthwhile and focussed revision.  Below are the topics to cover as well as some links and guided learning to help you prepare well.


Pencil case items
School subjects
The time

Here are some links to help you revise:

www.linguascope.com – Beginner – In meinem Etui / Die Schulfaecher / Die Kleidung / Die Uhrzeit / Farben / Fruehstueck / Snacks

www.languagesonline.org.uk – Deutsch – Beginners Units – Hallo! Wie heisst du? / Wo wohnst du? / Die Farben / Wie spaet ist es? / German verbs for beginners

www.vocabexpress.com – 1. Hallo! (work through all the categories) / 2. Die Schule (work through all the categories).

Speaking Test

Below are a list of questions, you will be asked around 4 of these questions and must prepare full sentence answers.  You will not know in advance which of the questions I will ask, so you need to be prepared to answer all of them.

January 6, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , . assessments, homework. 4 comments.

Hausaufgaben – Fuer Freitag 4ten Dezember

Complete the worksheet below on the time in German.

November 29, 2010. Tags: , , , . homework. Leave a comment.

Hausaufgaben Fuer Montag den 1sten November

Part 1:  Write one sentence for each day using the prompts provided. Use the example as a model:

e.g.  Am Montag spiele ich Tennis.

Part 2:  Complete the worksheet below and learn the schoolbag vocabulary:


October 19, 2010. Tags: , , , , . homework, vocabulary. Leave a comment.

Hausaufgaben – Fuer 29sten September

Use a dictionary (online – www.leo.org) to help you complete the worksheet below:

September 23, 2010. grammar, homework, nominative. Leave a comment.

Herzlich Willkommen!!

Hello, welcome to Year 8 German.  This blog is where I will post your homework sheets and revision work.  Therefore, if you are off ill or miss a lesson, you can always see what you have missed and catch up at home!

September 3, 2010. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Prepositions of Place – Practice

Write one sentence for each of the pictures below saying where the dog and the cat are:

prepositions of place pictures

Click on the link below to check your answers.

prepositions of place answers

June 17, 2009. Tags: , , , . dative, prepositions, writing. 5 comments.

Cases – Nominative, Accusative & Dative

In German, the word for ‘the’ and ‘a / an’ changes depending on the position of the noun in the sentence. 

  • Row 1:  If the noun is at the beginning of the sentence and comes before the verb you use the word for ‘the’ or ‘a / an’ from Row 1 (nominative).  This is because the noun is the subject of the sentence, i.e. it is the thing that ‘does’ the action of the verb (it is part of the snap pair).


  • Row 2:  If the noun is in the second part of the sentence after the verb you use the word for ‘the’ or ‘a / an’ from Row 2 (accusative).  This is because the noun is the object of the sentence.  The only exception to this is if you use the verb ‘sein’ – to be or ‘heissen’ – to be called.
    • *We also use Row 2 if the noun comes directly after the following prepositions:
      • bis – until, to, by
      • durch – through, by
      • entlang – along, down
      • für – for
      • gegen – against, for
      • ohne – without
      • um – around, for, at (time)


  • Row 3 is called the Dative Case and is used when the noun comes after the following prepositions:
    • aus – from, out of
    • außer – except for
    • bei – at, near
    • gegenüber –  opposite
    • mit – with
    • nach – after, to
    • seit – since (time), for
    •   von – from
    • zu – at, to

The following prepositions are a little complicated. 

You use Row 2 after them if there is movement from one place to another – e.g. Ich gehe ins (in das) Kino – I go to the cinema.  (you are moving from outside the cinema to inside the cinema)

You use Row 3 after them if there is no movement from one place to another – e.g. Ich bin im (in dem) Kino – I am in the cinema.  (you are in the cinema and are not moving to a different place)

    • an – at, on
    • auf – on
    • hinter – behind
    • in – in
    • neben – next to
    • über – above, over
    • unter – under
    • vor – in front of
    • zwischen between

June 17, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . accusative, dative, nominative, prepositions. 3 comments.

Hausaufgaben – Zu Hause (3/6/09)

Use the vocabulary below to write a short paragraph (between 40 – 60 words) about your house and what housework you do (and how often):

housework vocab

May 28, 2009. Tags: , , , , . homework, house, vocabulary, writing. Leave a comment.

Vokabeln – Zu Hause (at Home) – Test am 19ten Mai


where I live

May 15, 2009. Tags: , , , , . homework, house, vocabulary. Leave a comment.

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