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.

Beschreibungen (Descriptions)

To describe someone, we use the verbs ‘haben’ (to have) or ‘sein’ (to be).  These are both key verbs and should be learnt off by heart.  Practise repeating them in the order below until you can say the whole verb without looking.


To practise describing yourself and others, click on the web-site above and then go to:

Beginner’s Units / Wie siehst du aus / beschreibungen 1 – 12

Once you have practised using, look at the table below.  You can use this in 2 ways: 

a.  Play a game with a partner.  Throw a die to determine how many squares you move forward.  When you land on a square, you must make a sentence in german using the prompts.  If your sentence is correct, you stay on the square – if it is not correct, you must go back to where you started from!

b.  If you are alone, write a sentence for each of the squares using the prompts given.  Then check your answers by clicking on the thumb-nail.



March 13, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . adjectives, family, verbs. Leave a comment.