Topics Asking for, and giving permission; persuading people; ordering and paying for a meal; talking about sport, with a focus on soccer; discuss main soccer positions and how long you’ve been playing sport; saying you’re feeling ill; describing symptoms; referring to the recent past.
Grammar Modal verbs, separable verbs, sprechen , wissen , co-ordinating conjunctions, the accusative case and the direct object, accusative prepositions, subordinating conjunctions, nehmen , revision of comparative and superlative, imperatives; Das tut weh ; the perfect tense; using the formal register ( Sie )
Culture The German town of Hann . Münden, traditional housing; Deutsche Bahn; soccer and German sporting stars; German pharmaceutical industry; Drogerie vs Apotheke.
Topics Household chores; describing a house; discussing where to shop; describing a department store; trying clothes on; expressing preference; comparing rules and laws in Germany and Australia; discussing holiday destinations; discussing holiday activities.
Grammar Introduction to reflexive verbs; selected verbs which take the dative case eg. gefallen, stehen, passen; pronouns mir/dir, adjective endings in the nominative and accusative cases; using man ; interrogatives; dative and accusative prepositions; present perfect tense with sein; adverbs of time, manner and place .
Culture Changes in traditional family structure; the euro and on-line shopping; German school system; German tourism in Australia; distances in Europe vs Australia.
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