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In meiner Tasche – a pelmanism game for students to play matching pairs games with German vocabulary. The resource uses fifteen items students may take to school and provides the pictures and the words in German for pupils to match. For an explanation of how to play the pelmanism game, scroll down to the bottom of the screen. To download the ‘In meiner Tasche’ pelmanism in PDF format please click on the image below.

In meiner Tasche

 

Pelmanism

Students work in small teams of 3 – 6. They shuffle the cards and lay them all face down on the table. Students take it in turns to select two cards, aiming to find a matching pair. If they find one, they keep the cards and take another turn. If not, they must return the cards to where they found them.

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A Battleships game for practising hobbies and opinions in German. Students must create sentences using starters such as:

Ich liebe…

Ich mag…

Click on the image below to download the hobbies battleships game in PDF format and scroll down further for a full explanation of the game.

Hobbies Battleships

Instructions

Many students will have played this game before in English, although some will need instructions.

Students should work with a partner and use one worksheet each. On the top grid, they should secretly mark their battleships. One battleship should be 4 squares long, one three squares long and two battleships of two squares length:

XXXX

XXX

XX

XX

Example:

Hobbies battleships example

Once they have their battleships in place, they should guess where their partner’s battleships are by creating sentences. The very first square on the board, for example, would be:

Ich liebe Radfahren.

The very last would be:

Ich hasse Schach

The partner will then say whether the guess is a “hit” (getroffen), “miss” (Wasser) or when they have completed sinking a whole ship, “sunk” (versenkt). Students can use the second grid to make note of their guesses.

If the guess “hits” a ship, the guesser has another go. If it is a miss, play passes to the other player.

The winner is the first to sink every one of his/her opponent’s battleships.

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A Battleships game for practising school subjects and opinions. Students must create sentences using starters such as:

Ich liebe…

Ich mag…

Click on the image below to download the school subjects battleships game in PDF format and scroll down further for a full explanation of the game.

School Subjects Battleships

 

Instructions

Many students will have played this game before in English, although some will need instructions.

Students should work with a partner and use one worksheet each. On the top grid, they should secretly mark their battleships. One battleship should be 4 squares long, one three squares long and two battleships of two squares length:

XXXX

XXX

XX

XX

Example:

 

Once they have their battleships in place, they should guess where their partner’s battleships are by creating sentences. The very first square on the board, for example, would be:

Ich liebe Englisch

The very last would be:

Ich hasse die Naturwissenchaften

The partner will then say whether the guess is a “hit” (getroffen), “miss” (Wasser) or when they have completed sinking a whole ship, “sunk” (versenkt). Students can use the second grid to make note of their guesses.

If the guess “hits” a ship, the guesser has another go. If it is a miss, play passes to the other player.

The winner is the first to sink every one of his/her opponent’s battleships.

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A simple PowerPoint with a German Quiz. Would suit a first German lesson of the year.

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German Quiz

Photo credits where necessary:

Michael Ballack Photo:

“Michael Ballack (Confed-Cup 2005) cropped”. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Michael_Ballack_(Confed-Cup_2005)_cropped.jpg#file

Claudia Schiffer Photo:

By nicolas genin [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

 

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A gap-fill worksheet to accompany a catchy German song with really clear lyrics.

You will find the YouTube video below and the worksheet and answer sheet below that.

To download the worksheet click on the image below:

German Song - Auf Dem Weg

 

You can also download an answer sheet with the missing words highlighted in red here.

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This is a great German song by ‘Wir Sind Helden’. In the video they hold up a selection of the words as they go, which can help learners. I have written a gap-fill worksheet to accompany the song. You will find the YouTube video below, plus the gapfill and answer sheet below that.

 

 

 

Please click on the image below to download the gap-fill worksheet:

German Song

 

You can also download an answer sheet with the missing words highlighted in red here.

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A vocabulary challenge – Students are given a certain number of each letter of the alphabet and must find a word beginning with each.

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Vocabulary Challenge

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