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.

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


where I live

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

Hausaufgaben – Hobbys und Freizeit (Hobbys and Free-time) – Test am 5ten Mai

Learn the following vocabulary for a test on 5th May:



April 29, 2009. Tags: , , , , . freetime, homework, vocabulary. 2 comments.

Hausaufgaben für 28/04/09

Word-order 1

The normal sentence word order is:  Pronoun / noun + verb + object / rest of sentence

e.g. Ich habe eine Schwester.

       Caroline isst Wurst mit Pommes.

Word-order 2

Sometimes you can change the word order.  This is called Word Order 2 or ‘inversion’.  The verb must always stay in the second position and the subject comes immediately after it.   (object/ place/ time + verb + Pronoun / noun  + rest of sentence)

e.g.  Sport finde ich anstrengend.

       Am Montag isst er oft ein Butterbrot.

      Hier spielt man Rugby.


Write these sentences in Word Order 2 (start the sentence with the underlined words):


April 17, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . grammar, homework, Uncategorized, word order 2, writing. 1 comment.

Hausaufgaben – Adjektiven (Test am 17/03/09


March 13, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . family, homework, vocabulary. Leave a comment.

Hausaufgaben – für 10/11tem März

Look at the Simpson’s family tree below and make at least one sentence like the examples to describe each person. 

e.g.  Maggie hat eine Schwester und einen Bruder.
         Homer ist Maggies Vater.

Use either the verb ‘haben’ (to have) or ‘sein’ (to be) to make sentences, but remember that if you use ‘haben’ you may have to use ‘einen’  with masculine words (look at previous blog post).

Also there are no apostrophes in German, so if you want to say that Lisa is Bart’s sister, you have to use one of the forms below:

Lisa ist die Schwester von Bart – Lisa is the sister from Bart


Lisa ist Barts Schwester – Lisa is Bart’s sister (note NO apostrophe – this -s only works with a persons real name, you can’t use it with objects)


February 24, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . accusative, family, homework, writing. Leave a comment.