Month: April 2018

Basic German

Basic German

Basic German: A Grammar and Workbook comprises an accessible reference grammar and related exercises in a single volume. It introduces German people and culture through the medium of the language used today, covering the core material which students would expect to encounter in their first years of learning German. Each of the 28 units presents one or more related grammar topics, illustrated by ex... »

Practising German Grammar

Practising German Grammar

ractising German Grammar is intended for students of German at school and university with a good basic command of the language. It is particularly aimed at students who wish to enhance their competence in the written language. The exercises will help consolidate key grammatical structures of German and develop confidence in applying them. The Workbook covers all the major aspects of German grammar... »

Collins Learn German with Paul Noble

Collins Learn German with Paul Noble

Over the years, I have taught many, many people. Curiously, they have each had much the same story to tell regarding their previous experiences of language learning. As a result, these days, when I first start a teaching session, I ask my students to raise their hands if they have had any of the following experiences. Raise your hand, I say: If you studied a language for several years at school bu... »

Intermediate german

Intermediate german

Intermediate German is designed for learners who have achieved basic proficiency and wish to progress to more complex language. Its 24 units present a broad range of grammatical topics, illustrated by examples which serve as models for varied exercises that follow. These exercises enable the student to master the relevant grammar points. Features include: authentic German, from a range of media, u... »

German Phrases For Dummies

German Phrases For Dummies

As society becomes more and more international in nature, knowing how to say at least a few words in other languages becomes more and more useful. Inexpensive airfares make travel abroad a more realistic option. Global business environments necessitate overseas travel. You may even have a few friends and neighbours who speak other languages. Or you may want to get in touch with your heritage by st... »

Indirect speech Exercise

Exercise 24.1 Write out the Konjunktive I forms for er/sie/es and sie ‘(they)’ of the following verbs: 1 haben 2 sein 3 arbeiten 4 leben 5 geben 6 sehen 7 müssen 8 können Exercise 24.2 Convert the following sentences from indirect speech into direct speech as shown in the examples below. Examples: Peter sagte, er müsse für das nächste Fußballspiel trainieren. → Peter sagte: „Ich muss für das nächs... »

Subjunctive forms Exercise

Exercise 23.1 Complete the Konjunktiv II forms of all verbs in the table below: machen kommen können haben sein werden Exercise 23.2 Give advice to people by using the Konjunktiv II form of the verb in brackets. Start the sentence with ‘An deiner Stelle . . .’. Examples: Ich schlafe schlecht. (früher ins Bett gehen) → An deiner Stelle ginge ich früher ins Bett. Mein CD-Spieler ist kaputt. (einen n... »

The passive voice Exercise

Exercise 22.1 Supply the appropriate form of werden in the present tense. Example: Ich ______ vom Bürgermeister begrüßt. → Ich werde vom Bürgermeister begrüßt. 1 Du hier sehr gut behandelt. 2 Ich von einem Gewitter aufgeweckt. 3 Die Mona Lisa von allen bewundert. 4 Wir von Annie Leibovitz für ein Magazin fotografiert. 5 Das Frühstück ab sieben Uhr serviert. 6 Die Patienten mit Naturprodukten behan... »

Negative constructions Exercise

Exercise 21.1 Answer the following sentences in the negative, using the negation with nicht or kein. Examples: Haben Sie einen DVD-Spieler? → Nein, ich habe keinen DVD-Spieler. War sie gestern in der Kneipe? → Nein, sie war gestern nicht in der Kneipe. 1 Ist er morgen im Büro? 2 Finden sie das eine gute Idee? 3 Hast du Lust ins Theater zu gehen? 4 Werdet ihr Montag arbeiten? 5 Macht er eine Reise ... »

Relative clauses Exercise

Exercise 20.1 Complete the following relative clauses with the appropriate relative pronoun in the nominative. Example: Das ist Matthias, ______ Busfahrer ist. → Das ist Matthias, der Busfahrer ist. 1 Das ist mein Mann, bei der Dresdner Bank arbeitet. 2 Sie hat eine Tochter, Maria heißt. 3 Der Rhein ist ein Fluss, durch Köln fließt. 4 Kennst du das Kaufhaus, sich neben dem Bahnhof befindet? 5 Das ... »