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1. Write a postcard to your pen pal.


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Say what date youre arriving.


Say where and how you are arriving.
Tell him/her your time of arrival.
Ask can you stay four weeks.
Dungarvan, den 1. Mrz.

Lieber Karl,
wie gehts? Ich fliege am 16. Juni nach Dsseldorf. Das Flugzeug
landet um 13 Uhr. Knnte ich vier Wochen bleiben?
dein,
Ciaran.
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2. Send a thank you card to your pen pal.
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Thank him/her for the present you received today.


Express your surprise and delight.
Say a letter will follow at the weekend.

Liebe Claudia,
vielen Dank fr dein Geschenk, das heute angekommen ist. Ich
habe mich sehr darber gefreut. Es war eine tolle berraschung. Ein Brief
folgt am Wochenende.
dein,
Ciaran.
________________________________________________________________________
3. Write a short note to your pen pal.
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Say that you are going away in August.


Ask when he/she intends coming to visit.
Ask how he/she is coming to Ireland.
Tell him/her to write soon and let you know.

Lieber Hansi,
ich fahre im August weg. Weisst du, wann du kommst? Fliegst
du oder kommst du mit der Fhre? Schreib bald und lass es uns wissen.
dein,
Ciaran.
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1. Dear Markus
______________________________________________________
2. Hows it going? _____________________________________________________
3. Im flying?
______________________________________________________
4. Are you flying? ______________________________________________________
5. Im coming
______________________________________________________
6. On June 4th.
______________________________________________________
7. To Germany
______________________________________________________
8. To Austria
______________________________________________________
9. To Switzerland ______________________________________________________
10. Im landing
______________________________________________________
11. At 2pm
_________________________
12. At 2.15pm
_________________________
13. Can I?
_________________________
14. Could I?
_________________________
15. Would it be possible? Wre es mglich?
16. Dear Maria
______________________________________________________
17. Thank you
___________________________
18. For the present ______________________________________________________
19. For the card
______________________________________________________
20. For the invitation ___________________________________________________
21. For the birthday present _____________________________________________
22. For the Christmas present ___________________________________________
23. For the Christmas card ______________________________________________
24. Today
___________________
25. This morning ___________________________
26. Yesterday
___________________________
28. Last week
___________________________
29. I was delighted with it. ______________________________________________
30. Would it be possible? ________________________________________________
31. It is
___________________
32. It was
___________________
33. It would be
___________________
34. A great surprise ____________________________________________________
35. A letter
__________________________
36. A postcard
___________________________
37. At the weekend ___________________________________________
38. In July
_____________________________
39. Do you know when youre coming? ____________________________________
40. By ferry
_________________________________
41. Write soon
_________________________________
42. Let us know
_________________________________
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4. Your penpal invites you to Germany. Write a postcard to him/her.


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Say that you are sorry but you cant accept the invitation.
State that your father had an accident.
Say that you have to help at home.
Ask can you come in August.
Dungarvan, den 1. Mrz.

Liebe Tanja,
es tut mir leid, aber ich kann deine Einladung nicht annehmen. Mein Vater
hatte einen Unfall. Ich muss zu Hause helfen. Knnte ich im August kommen?
Dein,
John.
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5. While in Germany you receive an invitation to a party but cant go. Write a card to
the person who invited you.
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Say youre sorry you cant go to the party.


Say youre going to Bonn on Thursday and will be staying there until
Monday.
Say its a pity you cant be there.
Tell your penpal to have fun.
Dungarvan, den 1. Mrz.

Lieber Mani,
es tut mir leid, aber ich kann nicht zur Party gehen. Ich fahre am Donnerstag
nach Bonn und bleibe bis Montag da. Schade, dass ich nicht dabei sein kann. Viel Spass auf
der Party.
Dein,
Paul.
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6. Youre in Germany staying with a family. One day, while youre alone in the house a
phone call comes from Mrs. Schaffer. Leave a note for the Gastmutter.
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Say Mrs. Schaffer rang at 10.30am.


Say shell ring back at 4pm.
Say youre going to the cinema.
Say you will be back at around 5pm.
Dungarvan, den 1. Mrz.

Liebe Frau Muller,


Frau Schaffer hat um 10.30 Uhr angerufen. Sie ruft um 16Uhr zurck.. Ich
gehe ins Kino. Ich bin gegen 17 Uhr wieder zurck.
Dein,
Pat.

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1. Im sorry. ____________________________________________________________
2. I cant accept. ________________________________________________________
3. your invitation. ______________________________________________________
4. I cant accept your invitation. __________________________________________
5. My father had an accident. ____________________________________________
6. I must help out at home. ______________________________________________
7. Can I? __________________________
8. Could I? _________________________
9. Im sorry. ____________________________________________________________
10. to the party. _________________________
11. I cant come to the party. _____________________________________________
12. On Thursday. ___________________________
13. To Bonn. _____________________________
14. Im traveling on Thursday to Bonn. ___________________________________
15. Until Monday. _________________________
16. Im staying till Monday._________________________
17. What a pity! ________________________
18. What a shame! _____________________________
19. What a pity I cant be there.__________________________________________
20. Have fun!____________________________21. Have fun at the party!______________________________________________
22. Mrs. Baum rang.___________________________________________________
23. At 4pm._______________________________________
24. Mrs. Baum rang at 4pm._____________________________________________
25. Shell ring back at 8pm.______________________________________________
26. Im going to the cinema.______________________________________________
27. Im going to town. ___________________________________________________
28. Im going to the disco.________________________________________________
29. Ill be back at 17.OO._________________________________________________
30. Would it be possible? ________________________________________________
31. It is
___________________
32. It was
___________________
33. It would be
___________________
34. A great surprise ____________________________________________________
35. A letter
__________________________
36. A postcard
___________________________
37. At the weekend ___________________________________________
38. In July
_____________________________
39. Do you know when youre coming? ____________________________________
40. By ferry
_________________________________
41. Write soon
_________________________________
42. Let us know
_________________________________
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7. You are in Germany. Write a note to a friend.


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Say youll be in Stuttgart on Friday.


Say youll travel by train.
Ask your friend if you can meet up.
Suggest meeting outside the town hall at midday.
Ask your friend to call you on Friday.
Freiburg, den 2. Juli.

Lieber Heinz,
Ich bin am Freitag in Stuttgart. Ich komme mit dem Zug. Knnen wir uns
treffen? Wie wre es um Mittag vor dem Rathaus? Ruf mich am Freitag an!
Dein,
Pat.
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8. Youre on holidays by the sea in Ireland. Write a postcard to a friend from where you
are staying.
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Say how long youve been there.


Say youre renting a house.
Say that the weather is very good.
Say youre going home on Sunday.
Tramore, den 17. August.

Liebe Susi,
Gre aus Tramore! Wir sind seit zwei Wochen hier an der See. Wir mieten ein
Haus. Das Wetter ist sehr gut. Wir fahren am Sonntag nach Hause.
Dein,
Philip.
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9. Youre on holidays somewhere in Ireland. Write a postcard to your penpal.
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Send greetings from where youre staying.


State how long youre staying there.
Say the weather is very bad.
Say that the place is boring.
Say that you are looking forward to going home.
Dingle, den 13. Juni.

Liebe Tanja,
Gre aus Dingle! Wir machen drei Wochen Urlaub hier. Das Wetter ist
furchtbar. Es ist langweilig hier. Ich freue mich auf zuhause.
Dein, James

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1. On Friday. __________________________________
2. Im in Stuttgart on Friday._________________________________________
3. Im coming by train._______________________________________________
4. Im traveling by ferry._____________________________________________
5. Im arriving by train. _____________________________________________
6. Ring me! _____________________________
7. How about? ______________________________________
8. Can we meet?_____________________________________
9. In front of the cinema._________________________________________
10. Behind the train station. __________________________________________
11. Greetings from__________________________________________________
12. Weve been here two days. _________________________________________
13. The weather is glorious. ___________________________________________
14. Because of the weather. ___________________________________________
15. The weather is terrible.____________________________________________
16. The weather is changeable. ________________________________________
17. Were renting a house. ____________________________________________
18. Were holidaying for three weeks here.
__________________________________________________________________
19. Its boring here.___________________________________________________
20. Weve been here two weeks. _______________________________________
21. at the sea. ______________________________
22. How about midday on Friday in front of the Town
hall._____________________________________________________________
23. The old town hall. ____________________________________
24. the new town hall._____________________________________
25. Im looking forward to being at
home.____________________________________________________________
26. by ferry._____________________________
27. with the ferry.________________________
28. by train._________________________________
29. with the train.________________________________
30. by plane._____________________________________
31. at the airport.__________________________________________
32. Im landing at 14.00.___________________________________________
33. Ring me! ____________________________________________________
34. Greetings from.______________________________________
35. Were renting a house.____________________________________________
36. Im coming by train.______________________________________________
37. In front of the Town hall. ________________________________________

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10 While staying with a family a German friend rings to ask for your help at English
homework. Leave a note for the family.
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Say that a friend called Tanja rang.


Say that she wants help with her English homework.
Say that you will be back at 9pm.
Say that her father will bring you home.

Liebe Familie,
Tanja hat angerufen. Sie braucht Hilfe bei Ihren englischen Hausaufgaben. Ich
bin um 21 Uhr wieder hier. Ihr Vater bringt mich nach Hause.
Dein,
Tony.
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11 While staying in Germany you arrange to visit a friend. Write a postcard to him/her.
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Say that you are coming on Saturday.


State that the train will depart at 10am.
Say you will be arriving at 11.30am.
Ask if your friends parents will collect you or if you should take a taxi.
Ask you friend to ring you on Friday.

Lieber Manni,
Ich komme am Samstag. Der Zug fhrt um 10 Uhr ab. Ich komme um 11.30
Uhr an. Holen deine Eltern mich ab, oder soll ich ein Taxi nehmen? Kannst du mich am
Freitag anrufen?
Dein,
Billy
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12. Write a card to your penpal.
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Wish him/her a Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year.


Thank him/ her for his/her present and card.
Say you hope he/she likes your present.
Ask him/her what he/she is doing for the holidays.

Liebe Katja,
Frohe Weihnachten und ein frohes Neues Jahr. Vielen Dank fr deine Karte und
das Geschenk. Hoffentlich gefllt dir mein Geschenk. Was machst du in den Ferien?
Dein,
Jack.

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1. Tanja rang. __________________________________________________
2. Your parents rang.________________________________________________
3. I need help._______________________________________________________
4. to need. ______________________
5. with her homework. ___________________________________________
6. with my homework. ___________________________________________
7. with my German Homework. ______________________________________
8. Ill be back at midnight.___________________________________________
9. He will bring me home.____________________________________________
10. to arrive._________________________
11. to depart/leave.__________________________
12. Im arriving at 14.00.______________________________________________
13. Im leaving at 23.00._______________________________________________
14. The train is departing at noon. _____________________________________
15. Ring me! ______________________________
16. Can you ring me?_________________________________--17. On Friday.___________________________
18. Fridays._____________________________
19. Happy Christmas!______________________________________________
20. Happy New Year!_______________________________________________
21. Happy Birthday!_________________________________________________
_________________________________________________
22. Greetings from Tramore!_________________________________________
23. Greetings from Switzerland!______________________________________
24. Get well soon!____________________________________________________
25. Christmas present________________________________________________
26. Thanks for the Christmas
present.__________________________________________________________
27. Thanks for the Christmas
card._____________________________________________________________
28. What are you doing for the Christmas
Holidays?________________________________________________________
29. What are you doing for the Summer
holidays?________________________________________________________
30. I love my present.________________________________________________
31. Im delighted with my
present._________________________________________________________
32. I hope you like the
present._________________________________________________________
33. It was a great surprise.___________________________________________
34. Happy Christmas!_______________________________________________
35. Happy New Year! _______________________________________________
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13. Send a birthday card to a penpal.


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Wish him/her a happy birthday.


Say you hope your present arrived on time.
Ask if he/she is having a party.
Tell him/her to write and tell you about the birthday.

Lieber Manni,
Herzlichen Glckwnsch zum Geburtstag! Ich hoffe, dass mein
Geschenk angekommen ist. Gibst du eine Party? Schreib mir, wie sie war.
dein, Paul.
14. Write a card to your German teacher from Germany.
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State when you arrived in Germany.


Say who collected you.
Say how you find the family.
State that everyone speaks very fast.
Say you will send him/her a letter in a few days.

Herr Murphy,
Gre aus Deutschland! Ich bin gestern angekommen. Die
Eltern meiner Brieffreundin/meines Brieffreundes haben mich abgeholt. Die
Familie ist sehr nett. Alle sprechen so schnell. Ich schicke Ihnen in ein paar
Tagen einen Brief.
Andrew.
15. A German student is staying near you in Ireland. You want to make
him/her feel at home so you invite him/her to a party.
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Say when the party is on.


Say that you wish to invite him/her.
State when the party starts.
Say you hope he/she will come.

Hi Lothar,
ich gebe am Freitag eine Party. Du bist eingeladen. Sie beginnt um
21.00 Uhr. Ich hoffe, dass du kommen kannst.
Tsch, Freddie.

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1.Happy Birthday! _____________________________________________________
2. I hope ______________________________________
3. I hope that _______________________ , _______________
4. I hope that my present arrived.________________________________________
5. My present.
6. Happy Birthday!__________________________________________________
7. A party.__________________________________
8. Are you having a party?______________________________________________
9. Write to me.________________________________________________
10.Tell me how it was.__________________________________________________
11.Tell me how it went.________________________________________________
12. Happy birthday! ____________________________________________________
13. Greetings from Germany.____________________________________________
14. Greetings from Austria.______________________________________________
15. Greetings from Switzerland.__________________________________________
16. I arrived yesterday.__________________________________________________
17. I arrived last week.__________________________________________________
18. I arrived last Monday._______________________________________________
19. My pen pals parents.________________________________________________
20. They collected me.___________________________________________________
21. The family is very nice._______________________________________________
22. The family is not so friendly.__________________________________________
23. Quickly/Quick.______________________________24. Everyone speaks so quickly.__________________________________________
25. Ill send you.(polite form)_____________________________________________
26. Ill send you.(impolite form)___________________________________________
27. In a few days._______________________________________________________
28. On Friday.________________________________
29. You are invited. __________________________________________________30. Can you come?____________________________________________________
31. I hope that you can come.__________________________________________
32. The party begins at 20.00.__________________________________________
33. Happy birthday.____________________________________________________
34. I cannot accept you invitation._______________________________________
35 Birthday present.___________________________________________________
36. I like my birthday present.__________________________________________
37. Im looking forward to it.____________________________________________
38. I hope that you enjoy the party.______________________________________
39. I hope you like the present.__________________________________________
40. Birthday card._________________________________________________

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16. Youre in Germany. You receive an invitation to a party. Write a note to the
person who invited you.
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Thank him/her for the invitation.


Say that you will be there.
Say that you will bring some CDs with you.
State that you are looking forward to the party.

Liebe Sezen,
vielen Dank fr die Einladung. Ich komme bestimmt. Ich bringe meine
CDs mit. Ich freue mich auf die Party.
Dein,
Pat.
______________________________________________________________________________
17. You are staying with a family in Hamburg but are not having a good time. Send
your teacher a card.
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Send greetings from Hamburg.


State that you find it boring.
State that you are having difficulties with the language.
Say that you are looking forward to coming home.

Lieber Manni,
Gre aus Hamburg! Es ist sehr langweilig hier. Ich habe
Schwierigkeiten mit der Sprache. Ich freue mich auf zuhause.
Dein Pat.
______________________________________________________________________________
18. You are in Cologne for a day and decide to send a card to your teacher.
-Say that where you are sending the card from.
-Say that you are having a great time.
-Say that you find everything in Germany new and difficult.
-Say that you are learning a lot of German.
Liebe Suzi,
Ich bin heute in Kln. Es macht viel Spa. Alles ist so neu und anders hier
in Deutschland. Ich lerne viel Deutsch.
Dein,
Pat.

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1. Its boring here! ____________________________________________________________
2. Its great fun. ____________________________________________________________
3. Im in Kln today. __________________________________________________________
4. Greetings from.. ___________________________________________________________
5. I have difficulties ___________________________________________________________
6. with the language __________________________________________________________
7. with the language __________________________________________________________
8 I have difficulties ___________________________________________________________
9. I have difficulties ___________________________________________________________
10. Im looking forward to being at home. ________________________________________
11. Im looking forward to the party. ____________________________________________
12. Ill bring my CDs. __________________________________________________________
13. Im learning a lot of German. _______________________________________________
14. Everything is so new and different here.
______________________________________________________________________________
15. Many thanks for the invitation. _____________________________________________
16. Ill certainly come.__________________________________________________________
17. Ill bring my CDs.__________________________________________________________
18. Im looking forward to the party.____________________________________________
19. Greetings from Hamburg! __________________________________________________
20. Its boring here.____________________________________________________________
21.Ive difficulty with the language._____________________________________________
22. Im looking forward to being at home.________________________________________
23 Im in Hamburg today. ______________________________________________________
24. Im having fun. ____________________________________________________________
25.Everything is so new and different here.______________________________________
26.Im learning a lot of german._________________________________________________
. Its boring here! ____________________________________________________________
2. Its great fun. ____________________________________________________________
3. Im in Kln today. __________________________________________________________
4. Greetings from.. ___________________________________________________________
5. I have difficulties ___________________________________________________________
6. with the language __________________________________________________________
7. with the language __________________________________________________________
8 I have difficulties ___________________________________________________________
9. I have difficulties ___________________________________________________________
10. Im looking forward to being at home. ________________________________________
11. Im looking forward to the party. ____________________________________________
12. Ill bring my CDs. __________________________________________________________
13. Im learning a lot of German. _______________________________________________
14. Everything is so new and different here.
______________________________________________________________________________
15. Many thanks for the invitation. _____________________________________________
16. Ill certainly come.__________________________________________________________
17. Ill bring my CDs.__________________________________________________________

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18. Im looking forward to the party.____________________________________________


19. Greetings from Hamburg! __________________________________________________

Happy Birthday! _____________________________________________________


2. I hope ______________________________________
3. I hope that _______________________ , _______________
4. I hope that my present arrived.________________________________________
5. My present.
6. Happy Birthday!__________________________________________________
7. A party.__________________________________
8. Are you having a party?______________________________________________
9. Write to me.________________________________________________
10.Tell me how it was.__________________________________________________
11.Tell me how it went.________________________________________________
12. Happy birthday! ____________________________________________________
13. Greetings from Germany.____________________________________________
14. Greetings from Austria.______________________________________________
15. Greetings from Switzerland.__________________________________________
16. I arrived yesterday.__________________________________________________
17. I arrived last week.__________________________________________________
18. I arrived last Monday._______________________________________________
19. My pen pals parents.________________________________________________
20. They collected me.___________________________________________________
21. The family is very nice._______________________________________________
22. The family is not so friendly.__________________________________________
23. Quickly/Quick.______________________________24. Everyone speaks so quickly.__________________________________________
25. Ill send you.(polite form)_____________________________________________
26. Ill send you.(impolite form)___________________________________________
27. In a few days._______________________________________________________
28. On Friday.________________________________
29. You are invited. __________________________________________________30. Can you come?____________________________________________________
31. I hope that you can come.__________________________________________
32. The party begins at 20.00.__________________________________________
33. Happy birthday.____________________________________________________
34. I cannot accept you invitation._______________________________________
35 Birthday present.___________________________________________________
36. I like my birthday present.__________________________________________
37. Im looking forward to it.____________________________________________
38. I hope that you enjoy the party.______________________________________
39. I hope you like the present.__________________________________________
40. Birthday card._________________________________________________

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36. Tanja rang. __________________________________________________


37. Your parents rang.________________________________________________
38. I need help._______________________________________________________
39. to need. ______________________
40. with her homework. ___________________________________________
41. with my homework. ___________________________________________
42. with my German Homework. ______________________________________
43. Ill be back at midnight.___________________________________________
44. He will bring me home.____________________________________________
45. to arrive._________________________
46. to depart/leave.__________________________
47. Im arriving at 14.00.______________________________________________
48. Im leaving at 23.00._______________________________________________
49. The train is departing at noon. _____________________________________
50. Ring me! ______________________________
51. Can you ring me?_________________________________--52. On Friday.___________________________
53. Fridays._____________________________
54. Happy Christmas!______________________________________________
55. Happy New Year!_______________________________________________
56. Happy Birthday!_________________________________________________
_________________________________________________
57. Greetings from Tramore!_________________________________________
58. Greetings from Switzerland!______________________________________
59. Get well soon!____________________________________________________
60. Christmas present________________________________________________
61. Thanks for the Christmas
present.__________________________________________________________
62. Thanks for the Christmas
card._____________________________________________________________
63. What are you doing for the Christmas
Holidays?________________________________________________________
64. What are you doing for the Summer
holidays?________________________________________________________
65. I love my present.________________________________________________
66. Im delighted with my
present._________________________________________________________
67. I hope you like the
present._________________________________________________________
68. It was a great surprise.___________________________________________
69. Happy Christmas!_______________________________________________
70. Happy New Year! _______________________________________________
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38. On Friday. __________________________________


39. Im in Stuttgart on Friday._________________________________________
40. Im coming by train._______________________________________________
41. Im traveling by ferry._____________________________________________
42. Im arriving by train. _____________________________________________
43. Ring me! _____________________________
44. How about? ______________________________________
45. Can we meet?_____________________________________
46. In front of the cinema._________________________________________
47. Behind the train station. __________________________________________
48. Greetings from__________________________________________________
49. Weve been here two days. _________________________________________
50. The weather is glorious. ___________________________________________
51. Because of the weather. ___________________________________________
52. The weather is terrible.____________________________________________
53. The weather is changeable. ________________________________________
54. Were renting a house. ____________________________________________
55. Were holidaying for three weeks here.
__________________________________________________________________
56. Its boring here.___________________________________________________
57. Weve been here two weeks. _______________________________________
58. at the sea. ______________________________
59. How about midday on Friday in front of the Town
hall._____________________________________________________________
60. The old town hall. ____________________________________
61. the new town hall._____________________________________
62. Im looking forward too being at
home.____________________________________________________________
63. by ferry._____________________________
64. with the ferry.________________________
65. by train._________________________________
66. with the train.________________________________
67. by plane._____________________________________
68. at the airport.__________________________________________
69. Im landing at 14.00.___________________________________________
70. Ring me! ____________________________________________________
71. Greetings from.______________________________________
72. Were renting a house.____________________________________________
73. Im coming by train.______________________________________________
74. In front of the Town hall. ________________________________________

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Im sorry. ____________________________________________________________
2. I cant accept. ________________________________________________________
3. your invitation. ______________________________________________________
4. I cant accept your invitation. __________________________________________
5. My father had an accident. ____________________________________________
6. I must help out at home. ______________________________________________
7. Can I? __________________________
8. Could I? _________________________
9. Im sorry. ____________________________________________________________
10. to the party. _________________________
11. I cant come to the party. _____________________________________________
12. On Thursday. ___________________________
13. To Bonn. _____________________________
14. Im traveling on Thursday to Bonn. ___________________________________
15. Until Monday. _________________________
16. Im staying till Monday._________________________
17. What a pity! ________________________
18. What a shame! _____________________________
19. What a pity I cant be there.__________________________________________
20. Have fun!____________________________21. Have fun at the party!______________________________________________
22. Mrs. Baum rang.___________________________________________________
23. At 4pm._______________________________________
24. Mrs. Baum rang at 4pm._____________________________________________
25. Shell ring back at 8pm.______________________________________________
26. Im going to the cinema.______________________________________________
27. Im going to town. ___________________________________________________
28. Im going to the disco.________________________________________________
29. Ill be back at 17.OO._________________________________________________
30. Would it be possible? ________________________________________________
31. It is
___________________
32. It was
___________________
33. It would be
___________________
34. A great surprise ____________________________________________________
35. A letter
__________________________
36. A postcard
___________________________
37. At the weekend ___________________________________________
38. In July
_____________________________
39. Do you know when youre coming? ____________________________________
40. By ferry
_________________________________
41. Write soon
_________________________________
42. Let us know
_________________________________

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19. Your school is producing a school magazine. Write a card to your penpal.
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Say you want to ask him/her for a favour.


Say your school is producing a magazine.
Say that you want him/ her to write an article about school in
Germany.
Ask him/ her will he/she do it.
Say you would be grateful.

Liebe Claudia,
Ich mchte dich um eminent Gefallen bitten. Wir bringen eine
Schlerzeitung heraus. Wrdest du einen Artikel ber die Schule schreiben? Bist du
bereit, es zu machen? Ich wre dir sehr dankbar.
Dein, Paul.
______________________________________________________________________________
20. You are going to visit your penpal in Germany. Write a card to your penpal.
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State that you have a small problem.


Say you dont know what to bring his/her parents.
Ask do they like whiskey.
Ask him/her for his/her suggestions.

Lieber Manfred,
Ich habe ein kleines Problem. Ich weiss nicht, was ich deinen Eltern
mitbringen soll. Trinken sie Whiskey? Hast du Vorschlge?
Dein, Pat.
______________________________________________________________________________
21. You are staying with a German family. The phone rings and you take a message
for the mother.
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Say that her husband rang.


Say that he will be two hours late coming home.
Say that he will be home at 8pm.
Say that you are going shopping.
Say that you will be back at 5pm.

Liebe Frau Muller,


Ihr Mann hat angerufen. Er hat zwei Stunden Versptung. Er
kommt erst um 20.00 Uhr nach Hause. Ich gehe einkaufen. Ich bin um 17.00 Uhr
wieder zu Hause.
Dein, Fred
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Auf Deutsch, bitte!


1. Id like a favour please. ______________________________________________________
2. Id be very thankful._________________________________________________________
3. Ive a small problem._________________________________________________________
4. I dont know what to bring your
parents.______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
5. Your husband rang. _________________________________________________________
6. Your husband rang at 4oclock. ______________________________________________
7. Im going shopping.__________________________________________________________
8. He has a two hour delay._____________________________________________________
9. Hes delayed two hours.______________________________________________________
10. Hell be two hours late. _____________________________________________________
11. Ill be back at 5pm. _________________________________________________________
12. Are you ready to do it? _____________________________________________________
13. Were bringing out a new school
magazine._____________________________________________________________________
14. Were publishing a new school magazine.
______________________________________________________________________________
15. Do they drink whiskey?_____________________________________________________
16. He will be home at 8pm. ____________________________________________________
17. Have you suggestions. ______________________________________________________
18. Would you write an article about school in Germany?
______________________________________________________________________________
19. Hell be back home at 8pm. _________________________________________________
20. I dont know what to bring your parents.
______________________________________________________________________________
21. Id be very grateful._________________________________________________________
. Id like a favour please. ______________________________________________________
2. Id be very thankful._________________________________________________________
3. Ive a small problem._________________________________________________________
4. I dont know what to bring your
parents.______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
5. Your husband rang. _________________________________________________________
6. Your husband rang at 4oclock. ______________________________________________
7. Im going shopping.__________________________________________________________
8. He has a two hour delay._____________________________________________________
9. Hes delayed two hours.______________________________________________________
10. Hell be two hours late. _____________________________________________________
11. Ill be back at 5pm. _________________________________________________________
12. Are you ready to do it? _____________________________________________________
13. Were bringing out a new school
magazine._____________________________________________________________________

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14. Were publishing a new school magazine.


______________________________________________________________________________
15. Do they drink whiskey?_____________________________________________________
16. He will be home at 8pm. ____________________________________________________
22. You think you left your watch in Germany. Write a note to your German friend.
-

Say you cant find your watch.


Say you think you left it at your friends house.
Say it could be in the bathroom.
Ask him/her to send it to you if he/she finds it.

Liebe Anja,
Ich kann meine Uhr nicht finden. Ich glaube, ich habe sie bei euch
gelassen. Vielleicht habe ich sie im Badezimmer gelassen. Kannst du sie schicken,
wenn du sie findest? Danke.
Dein, Pat.
______________________________________________________________________________
23. Your teacher wants to organize a letter exchange with your penpals school.
Write a card to your penpal.
-

State that your German teacher would like to have his/ her English
teachers address.
Say that he/she would like to make contact with him/her.
Say that he/she wants to organize a letter exchange.
Thank him/her.

Liebe Manni,
Kannst du die Adresse deines Englischlehrers schicken? Mein Lehrer
mchte Kontakt mit ihm aufnehmen. Er mchte einen Briefaustausch organisieren.
Schnen Dank.
Dein Pat.
______________________________________________________________________________
24. While staying with family in Germany an accident happens to your penpals
sister, Ute. You are alone with her. Leave a note for the family.
-

State that Ute fell.


State that she hurt her arm.
State that you called a taxi and are taking her to the hospital.
Say that youll wait at the hospital until the mother or father arrives.

Liebe Frau/Herrn Thule,


Ute is gefallen. Sie hat sich den Arm verletzt. Ich habe ein
Taxi gerufen. Wir fahren mit dem Taxi zum Krankenhaus. Wir warten da, bis Sie
kommen.

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Dein Pat.

Auf Deutsch, bitte!


1. I cant find my watch._________________________________________________
2. I cant find my camera.________________________________________________
3. I cant find my glasses.________________________________________________
4. I cant find my sunglasses._____________________________________________
5. I think I left it in the bedroom _________________________________________
under the bed__________________________________________
behind the desk________________________________________
on the bookshelf________________________________________
in the wardrobe________________________________________
6. Can you sent it her/him/ it?____________________________________________
7. Can you sent it(her), if you find it?_____________________________________
8. The address of your English teacher.___________________________________
9.My teacher would like to make
contact.________________________________________________________________
10. Id like to organize a letter
exchange.___________________________________________________________
11. Thanks_______________________________-12. Ute fell.________________________________
13. She broke her arm._________________________________
14. She broke her leg___________________________________
15. She hurt her arm___________________________________
16. She has serious injuries______________________________
17. by taxi/ by bus / by ship / by ferry / by plane / by car/ by
hovercraft___________________________________________________________
18. She had an accident._________________________________________________
19. I will wait at the hospital until you
come._______________________________________________________________
20. Well wait there._____________________________________________________

Schlsselwrter.
die Armbanduhr/Uhr
die Brille (singular)
im Schlafzimmer
hinter dem Schreibtisch
im Kleiderschrank
den Arm gebrochen
den Arm verletzt

die Kamera/das Fotoapparat


die Sonnenbrille
unter dem Bett
auf dem Bcherregal
ihm/sie/ihm
das Bein gebrochen
das Knie verletzt
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schwere Verletzungen
mit dem Luftkissenboot

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mit der Fhre/mit dem Schiff

25. You arrived back from Germany. Send a card to the family you stayed with.
Say you arrived home safely.
Say you had a great time.
Say you learned a lot of German.
Say that youd like to thank them again for everything.
Liebe Familie Mller,
Ich bin gut nach Hause gekommen. Es hat mir viel Spa bei euch gemacht. Ich habe viel
Deutsch gelernt. Nochmal schnen/ vielen Dank fr alles.
Dein,
Jasper
__________________________________________________________________________________
26. Before your exams youve little time for letter-writing. Send a card to your penpal.
Say you hope he/she is well.
Apologize for not having written.
Say that you are studying for exams.
Say that you will write a long letter when the exams are over.
Liebe Maria,
Hoffentlich gehts dir gut. Es tut mir leid, dass ich nicht geschrieben habe. Ich lerne fr die
Prfungen. Ich schreibe einen langen Brief, sobald sie/ die Prfungen zu Ende sind.
Dein,
Cyril.
__________________________________________________________________________________
27. When sick you got a get-well card from your German penfriend. Reply to him.
Thank him for the card.
Say that you appreciate it. (Oh my God, whats the word for appreciate in German?
Relax!) Say that youre much better now.
Say that youll be at home for another week.
Say that you will write a letter next week.
NEVER panic about stuff like appreciate! You WILL find another way of saying it!
Lieber Manni,
Vielen Dank fr die Karte. Es war sehr nett von dir. Es geht mir besser. Ich muss noch eine
Woche zu Hause bleiben. Nchste Woche schicke ich dir einen Brief.
Dein,
Larry.

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Now its your turn. (Especially for Wheeler!)


You arrived back from Germany. Send a card to the family you stayed with.
Say you arrived home safely.
Say you had a great time.
Say you learned a lot of German.
Say that youd like to thank them again for everything.
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
Before your exams youve little time for letter-writing. Send a card to your penpal.
Say you hope he/she is well.
Apologize for not having written.
Say that you are studying for exams.
Say that you will write a long letter when the exams are over.
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
When sick you got a get-well card from your German penfriend. Reply to him.
Thank him for the card.
Say that you appreciate it. (Oh my God, whats the word for appreciate in
German? Relax!) Say that youre much better now.
Say that youll be at home for another week.
Say that you will write a letter next week.
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________

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Remember, if youre not happy with the quality of the CD, or the volume, or if
theres too much bass or whatever, make sure you put your hand up before
the sections start and tell the supervisor. Its your exam! Youve paid for

it! Never settle for second best!


28. You receive a card from your German penfriend who is in hospital.
Say you got the card.
Say youre sorry to hear about the accident.
Say you hope he/she can come home soon.
Say you hope he/she will get better soon.
Liebe Claudia,
ich habe deine Karte aus dem Krankenhaus bekommen. Es tut mir leid, dass du
einen Unfall hattest. Ich hoffe, du kommst bald nach Hause. Gute Besserung!
Dein, Pat.
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
29. You are staying with a German family. Leave a note for them.
State youve gone to town. You wont be there for lunch. You will eat in town. Youll
be back at 4.30.
Liebe Familie,
Ich bin in die Stadt gefahren. Ich komme nicht zum Mittagessen. Ich esse in der
Stadt zu Mittag. Ich komme um 16.30 zurck.
Dein, John.
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
30. Leave a note for the German family. Youve gone to the post office to buy stamps.
You have to post two letters, buy a few presents and will be back in two hours.
Liebe Familie Muller,
Ich muss zur Post, um Briefmarken zu kaufen. Ich muss zwei Briefe einwerfen.
Danach muss ich ein paar Geschenke kaufen. Ich komme in zwei Stunden wieder.
Dein Bill.

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______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________

31. While staying with a German family a call comes from the dentist. Leave a note
for Herr Nitzhold. State that there was a call from the dentist. Say that he can have
an appointment at 3pm. Say that he should ring back to confirm the appointment.
Say that you are visiting a friend.
Herr Nitzhold,
Sie haben einen Termin um 15 Uhr. Bitte rufen Sie an und bestatigen (confirm) Sie
den Termin (appointment). Ich besuche meinen Freund Daniel,
Dein,
Paul.

32. While staying with a German family, a phone call comes. Leave a note for the

family. State that Uncle Lothar rang. Say that he wants to invite them to a
barbeque on Saturday. They should come around 6pm. They should ring him if they
cannot come.
Onkel Lothar hat angerufen. Ihr seid am Samstag zu einer Grillparty eingeladen.
Ihr solltet um 18 Uhr da sein. Ihr sollt ihn anrufen, wenn ihr nicht hingehen knnt.
Paul.

33. You are staying with the Meier family. Write a message to the family. State that

you are going into town by bus. You are meeting your Irish friend at the town hall.
Say that you want to telephone home. You promise not to be late for dinner.

Ich fahre mit dem Bus in die Stadt. Ich treffe mich mit meinem irischen Freund am
Rathaus. Ich will auch meine Eltern anrufen. Ich komme rechtzeitig zum
Mittagessen zurck. Versprochen! (Promise!)
Paul.

34. A German family used to live next door to you in Ireland. They have just moved

back to Germany. Write a postcard to the daughter, Petra. Ask how she is. Tell her

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what is happening in school. Tell her what you did over the Easter holidays. Send
her your greetings.
Liebe Petra,
Wie gehts? In der Schule lernen wir fleiig (hard) fr die Prfung (exam). Wir
schreiben viele Klassenarbeiten (tests). Zu Ostern bin ich zu Hause geblieben und
habe und habe gepaukt (swotted). Schne Gre von der ganzen Klasse!
Paul.
35. Your exchange partner, Andreas, had returned to Germany. Write a postcard to

him. Ask him were his parents at the airport. Ask him what time he arrived home.
Tell him you found his watch in the guest bedroom. Tell him youll send it on to him.
Lieber Andreas,
Hoffentlich bist du gut nach Hause gekommen. Waren deine Eltern am Flughafen?
Wann warst du zu Hause? Ich habe deine Uhr im Gstezimmer gefunden. Ich
schicke sie dir am Montag.
Dein,
Paul.
36. Youre staying with the Bauer family in Frankfurt. Herr Bauers mother phones

from Bremen. Leave a message for Herr Bauer. Tell him that h is mother phoned.
Say that she is arriving by train this evening at 7.25pm. Ask can Herr Bauer collect
her at the station. Say that she has a lot of luggage.
Herr Bauer,
Ihre Mutter hat von Bremen angerufen. Sie kommt heute Abend um 19.25 Uhr mit
dem Zug. Knnen Sie vom Bahnhof abholen? Sie hat viel Gepck.
Paul.
37. It was your penpals birthday last week and you forgot. Write a note to enclose

with a small gift. Wish him happy birthday. Say sorry that your card is late. Say you
hope he likes the gift. Say why you chose the gift.
Lieber Manni,
Alles gute zum Geburtstag! Es tut mir leid, da die Karte zu spat kommt. Ich hoffe,
da das Geschenk, die Cd, dir gefllt. Ich wei ja, da du fr die Beatles schwrmt.
Dein,
Paul.
38. You are staying with the Muller family in Bonn. Having witnessed an accident

you arrive back to find none of the family at home. Leave a message for the family.
Say you have to go to the police. Say youve just seen an accident 20 minutes ago.

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Say exactly where you were when the accident happened. Say you will be late for
dinner.
Ich muss zur Polizeiwache. Iche habe vor etwa zwanzig Minuten einen Unfall
gesehen. Ich sand an der Ampel, als der Unfall passierte. Er passierte nur zehn
Meter entfernt. Ich komme spat zum Mittagessen.
Paul.

39. You are sending a Christmas card to the language assistant who spent a year in

you school in Ireland. Write her a short note. (use du) Ask how she is. Tell her what
the weather is like. Say you found her classes interesting and why. Wish her a
Happy Christmas.
Liebe Valerie,
wie gehts? Das Wetter is zur Zeit kalt und windig. Ich fand deine Stunden sehr
interessant. Ich habe von dir eine Menge ber Deutschland gelernt. Frohe
Weihnachten.
Dein,
Tony.
40. While staying in Germany you have to cancel an arrangement you had with a

friend. Write a short note to leave for him. Say that you cannot go to the cinema this
evening. Say that you are feeling unwell. (state whats wrong). Say that youre going
to the pharmacy/doctors surgery. Suggest another arrangement to meet. Ask him to
call you.
Liebe Susan,
Ich kann heute Abend nicht ins Kino gehen. Ich fhle mich unwohl. Ich habe Fieber
und mir ist schlecht. Ich gehe nachher zur Apotheke/ zum Arzt. Wie ware es mit
morgen Abend? Kannst du mich anrufen?
Dein,
Pat.
41. While you are staying with the Braun family in Germany, Frau Brauns sister

rings. Leave a note for Frau Braun before you go out. Say her sister Maria will come
by tomorrow at around 4pm. Say that she cannot stay long. Say that she has to be in
Munich at 7pm. She is collecting Karl from the Airport.
Frau Braun,

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deine Schwester Maria hat angerufen. Sie kommt morgen gegen 16 Uhr vorbei. Sie
kann nicht lange bleiben. Sie muss um 19 Uhr in Mnchen sein. Sie holt Karl vom
Flughafen ab.

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