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Teil 8,1 Ich lerne erst ein Semester Deutsch.


Vokabularbung. Fill in the blanks with the word or phrase from the review and new
vocabulary from this section
1.

Schler lernen in der Schule oder im Gymnasium. Studenten studieren aber ____________.

2.

Bevor man in einem Kurs als Student mitmachen darf, muss man den Kurs ____________.

3.

Im __________ sitzen ein Professor und eine Gruppe Studenten oft in einem kleinen
Zimmer, wo sie zusammen viel diskutieren und manchmal debattieren.

4.

Das __________ an der Uni dauert normalerweise vier, aber manchmal, fnf Jahre.

5.

Ein __________ dauert oft vier Monate oder so.

6.

In Deutschland beginnt das ____________ normalerweise in Oktober. Das ____________


beginnt im April.

7.

Der Professor oder die Professorin steht vor vielen Studenten, liest laut vor und erklrt
vieles. Die Studenten hren gut zu, aber sie fragen die Professorin nicht, denn es ist kein
Seminar. Es ist eine __________ und die Professorin hlt sie im ___________.

8.

- Wo kann man viele Bcher fr Semesterarbeiten und Seminararbeiten finden?


- In der ____________.

9.

Wenn man das Studium beendet, macht man einen __________.

ben wir! Express the following the good, idiomatic German. Remember to use the time
expression along with schon for a longer time period or erst for a shorter time period.
1.

We have had this dog for seven years.


_________________________________________________________________________

2.

My father has been in Chicago for just two week.s


_________________________________________________________________________

3.

Theyve already been working there for one month.


_________________________________________________________________________

4.

She has been reading that novel for three days.


_________________________________________________________________________

5.

Weve been speaking German for twenty minutes.


_________________________________________________________________________

6.

Weve been in the lecture hall for two hours.


_________________________________________________________________________

7.

Ive been studying here for three semesters.


_________________________________________________________________________

8.

Theo has been in the course for just three weeks.


_________________________________________________________________________

Kontrolle. Fill in the blanks with information you have learned in this Teil.
1.

In German, to indicate that an action began sometime in the past but is still going on, you
need to use the __________ tense of the verb.

2.

To establish the link with the past, you need to use a time expression that indicates a
__________ of time.

3.

You also need to use the adverb __________ or __________ with the time expression .

4.

These adverbs are normally laced directly in __________ of the time expression.

Sie sind dran! Write complete answers to the following questions. Should a question not be
about one of your interests, make that clear in German as best you can.
1.

Wo wohnen Sie jetzt? Wie lange wohnen Sie schon da? Wollen Sie da bleiben?
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________

2.

Lernen Sie schon lange Deutsch oder erst ziemlich kurz? Wie lange wollen Sie oder
mssen Sie Deutsch lernen?
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________

3.

Wie lange studieren Sie schon hier an der Uni? Wie lange werden Sie noch studieren?
Wann machen sie Ihren Abschluss?
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________

4.

a) Haben Sie eine Freundin/Frau? Wie lange kennen Sie sie schon? Beschreiben Sie sie.

oder:
b) Haben Sie einen Freund/Mann? Wie lange kennen Sie ihn schon? Beschreiben Sie ihn.
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________
5.

Haben Sie ein Auto? Wie lange haben Sie es schon? Wie lange fahren Sie schon Auto?
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________

6.

Machen Sie Sport? Welchen? Wie lange machen Sie diesen Sport schon?
_________________________________________________________________________

7.

Sammeln Sie etwas? Wie lange sammelen Sie das schon?


_________________________________________________________________________

8.

Spielen Sie ein Instrument? Wie lange spielen Sie es schon?


_________________________________________________________________________

9.

Fotografieren Sie gern? Was fotografieren Sie gern? Wie lange fotografieren Sie schon?
_________________________________________________________________________

10.

Malen Sie oder zeichnen Sie gern? Wie lange machen Sie das schon?
_________________________________________________________________________

11.

Spielen Sie Computerspiele? Welche? Wie lange spielen Sie schon dieses Spiel? (oder:
Wie lange spielen Sie schon diese Spiele?)
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________

Name: __________________________
Teil 8,2 Es wurde furchtbar kalt!
ben wir! Rewrite the following sentences in the simple past.
1.

Professor Mangold ist nicht sehr nett.


_________________________________________________________________________

2.

Meine Freunde sind immer praktisch.


_________________________________________________________________________

3.

Ich habe genug Geld nur fr einen Kaffee.


_________________________________________________________________________

4.

Wir haben heute viel Post!


_________________________________________________________________________

5.

Es wird ziemlich hei und schwl.


_________________________________________________________________________

6.

Viele Kinder werden im Winter krank.


_________________________________________________________________________

7.

(Als Kind) habe ich nie einen Hund.

as a child

_________________________________________________________________________
8.

Abends wird es sehr kalt in den Bergen.


_________________________________________________________________________

9.

Die Kinder sind den ganzen Tag sehr aktiv. Am Abend werden sie sehr mde.
_________________________________________________________________________

Im Kontext. You are telling us about a visit you had from some friends recently. Say that:
1.

your friends were here for five days


_________________________________________________________________________

2.

you all were in a restaurant quite often


_________________________________________________________________________

3.

the food was good but very expensive


_________________________________________________________________________

4.

sometimes you were very tired in the evenings


_________________________________________________________________________

5.

but your friends never got tired


_________________________________________________________________________

6.

they had a lot of fun (= Spa haben)


_________________________________________________________________________

7.

they (your friends) did not have any warm clothes


_________________________________________________________________________

8.

it sometimes got very cold


_________________________________________________________________________

9.

you often had your coat and gloves on


_________________________________________________________________________

ben wir! II. Rewrite the following sentences in the simple past.
1.

Fritz sieht seine Freundin gestern.


_________________________________________________________________________

2.

Ich komme immer spt nach Hause.


_________________________________________________________________________

3.

Ich laufe heute um acht Uhr zur Uni.


_________________________________________________________________________

4.

Beate geht mit Paul ins Restaurant.


_________________________________________________________________________

5.

Martinas Tochter ist krank. Sie kommt oft mde zur Arbeit.
_________________________________________________________________________

6.

Ich sehe Sie oft in der Bibliothek.


_________________________________________________________________________

7.

Es ist keine Kreide im Klassenzimmer. Der Spanischprofessor geht bse weg.


_________________________________________________________________________

8.

Die Assistentin hat viele Hausaufgaben fr das Wochenende.


_________________________________________________________________________

9.

Wir kommen immer frh zur Uni.


_________________________________________________________________________

10.

Die Studenten gehen alle zwei Tage ins Sprachlabor.


_________________________________________________________________________

11.

Wir sehen die Geschichtsprofessorin immer im Hrsaal.


_________________________________________________________________________

12.

Um vier Uhr luft Vera nach Hause.


_________________________________________________________________________

13.

Am Abend gehen viele Studenten zur Bibliothek.


_________________________________________________________________________

14.

Am Wochenende laufen Beate und ihre Freundin oft zehn Kilometer durch den Wald.
_________________________________________________________________________

Kontrolle. Fill in the blanks with an appropriate answer.


1.

To describe an action that began and ended in the past, you need to use a verb in the
__________ tense.

2.

If the past tense includes just one verb form, the tense is call the __________ past.

3.

The simple past tense is used primarily for written and formal narration, not in general
conversation. However, the simple past tense of a few verbs is used in everyday
conversation. Three of these verbs are: __________, __________, and __________.

4.

Four more of these verbs are: __________, __________, __________, and __________.

5.

Give two past tense forms for sein: __________, __________.

6.

Give two past tense forms for haben: __________, __________.

7.

Give two past tense forms for werden: __________, __________.

8.

Give two past tense forms for kommen: __________, __________.

9.

Give two past tense forms for gehen: __________, __________.

10.

Give two past tense forms for sehen: __________, __________.

11.

Give two past tense forms for laufen: __________, __________.

Sie sind dran!


Using the simple past tense, write out what you would say for each of the following situations.

1.

Your roommate didnt see you when s/he came back from the library last night because
your were out at the movies. I went to bed early, before you returned home. Tell your
roommate that you came home late last night because saw a movie and that it was pretty
good.

_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
2.

You told your roommate that you went with a friend. S/He wondered if you had supper
before the movie. Tell her/him you went with Barbara and that you had enough money for
a drink.

_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
3.

You told your roommate you ate hot dogs. Tell her/him they were awful, but you didnt get
sick.

_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
4.

Your roommate watched the news and then went to bed. The news report indicated that a
cold front was due to come through last night. Tell your roommate that you walked home
and it got very cold and windy.

_____________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________ _________________________________________

Name: __________________________
Teil 8,3 Ich musste das nicht machen, aber ich wollte es machen.
Kontrolle. Fill in the blanks with an appropriate answer you have learned in this Teil.
1.

Sein, haben, werden and a few other verbs commonly appear in the simple past. So do the
___________ verbs.

2.

Give two simple past forms for each of the modal verbs:
knnen: ________________. ________________
wollen: ________________. ________________
drfen: ________________. ________________
mssen: ________________. ________________
sollen: ________________. ________________
mgen: ________________. ________________

3.

Is mgen employed frequently in conversation? ________

4.

What is more commonly used? ________________________________

Im Kontext. Formulate questions and statements as suggested in the following situations:


1.

Friends of yours went to Washington recently. Ask if they were able to see the president.
_________________________________________________________________________

2.

Some of the other students in the class just finished a long reading. As the teacher how they
were able to read it so quickly.
_________________________________________________________________________

3.

You noticed a guest at the dinner table decline meat when it was offered to him. Ask the
person sitting next to you why that person didnt want to eat any meat.
_________________________________________________________________________

4.

The person you just met is a concert violinist. Find out when she was able to play wel.
_________________________________________________________________________

5.

An acquaintance was supposed to return to the department store a garment that didnt fit
you. She couldnt return it, however. Ask her why she couldnt bring it back.
_________________________________________________________________________

6.

You noticed that I wanted to ask the professor a question. Find out what I wanted to know.
_________________________________________________________________________

7.

You heard the boss give me an assignment. Find out what I was supposed to do.
_________________________________________________________________________

8.

An acquaintance of yours spent twenty minutes in a bookstore and came away empty
handed. Find out what she wanted to read.
_________________________________________________________________________

9.

I just got finished registering for the next semester, and I dont look too happy. Obviously,
I didnt get the courses I wanted. Find out which courses I have and which courses I
wanted to register for this semester.
_________________________________________________________________________

10.

You are one of my friends in German class, and you know Ive been stuck in the hospital
with a complicated leg fracture. The mid-term in German was scheduled for today. Find
out if I had to take the test today or if I was permitted to take it later.
_________________________________________________________________________

11.

You see me ready to hand in a huge written assignment, and you begin to have a very
uneasy feeling in the pit of your stomach. Ask me if we were supposed to do an assignment
for today.
_________________________________________________________________________

12.

You just finished that mid-term in German, and youre upset at a question that contained
things you havent had yet. Express your frustration and let me know that you couldnt
know that yet.
_________________________________________________________________________

13.

Franz and Dieter didnt show up at the soccer field this weekend. They were being
punished by their parents for getting poor grades on an English test. Tell me they werent
allowed to play soccer last weekend and why.
_________________________________________________________________________

14.

I expected you to have to work overtime to plan the agenda for a meeting. Let me know
you didnt have to do that at all.
_________________________________________________________________________

15.

The last time you saw Uta, she wanted to enter the nursing field. You just read about the
brain transplant operation she successfully performed. Tell me that she was supposed to
become a nurse, but that she became a doctor.
_________________________________________________________________________

16.

You are a German who has just returned from a visit to the US. Tell me you didnt like the
beer in the United States (in den Vereinigten Staaten).

_________________________________________________________________________
17.

You just completed your Ph.D. in nuclear biology, and I have been congratulating you on
all your hard work. Shrug it off with a comment to the effect that you never did like
homework.
_________________________________________________________________________

Sie sind dran! Answer the following questions as completely as possible.


1.

Was wollten Sie immer haben? Haben Sie es jetzt? Wenn ja, wie lange haben sie es schon?
_________________________________________________________________________

2.

Wohin wollten Sie immer reisen? Warum dorthin? Konnten Sie dorthin reisen?
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________

3.

Was durften Sie als Kind nicht machen?


_________________________________________________________________________

4.

Durften Sie als Kind Bier oder Wein trinken? Warum oder warum nicht?
_________________________________________________________________________

5.

Was sollten Sie neulich machen? Warum sollten Sie das machen? Konnten Sie es machen?
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________

6.

Welche Dinge mochten Sie als Kind? Mgen Sie sie jetzt auch noch?
_________________________________________________________________________

Name: __________________________
Teil 8,4 Was haben Sie gestern gemacht?
Kontrolle. Fill in the blanks with information you have learned in this Teil.
1.

The past tense you use with most verbs in everyday conversation is called the ____________
____________ or _____________________________________.

2.

Since this verbal construction requires two verb forms, it is not a simple past tense, but a
____________ past tense.

3.

The verb form in this past tense that agrees with the subject is the __________ verb.

4.

Any verb that is capable of accommodating a direct object is a __________ verb.

5.

When such a verb is used in the present perfect, the helping verb is always __________.

6.

In the present perfect, the helping verb is always in __________ position in the sentence.

7.

The main verb appears in what form? As a ________ _________________.

8.

In the present perfect the main verb is always found at the ______ of the sentence.

9.

A past participle has three distinct parts:


a. ____________

b.

____________

c.

__________

10.

If a verb is regular, will its stem be the same in the past paritciple as the infinitive? _____

11.

If a verb is regular, its past participle will end in a ____-sound.

12.

If a verb is irregular, will its stem usually be the same in the past participle as in the
infinitive? ________________________________________________________________

13.

If a verb is irregular, the ending of its past participle will be __________.

14.

Hybrid verbs that share properties of both regular and irregular verbs are called
____________ verbs.

15.

Do such verbs change their stems in the past participle? ________

16.

What ending do these verbs have in their past participle? ________

17.

Name three of these hybrid verbs. ____________, ____________, and ____________.

ben wir!
Write the past participle for each verb.
1.

sagen __________________________

4.

hren __________________________

2.

fragen _________________________

5.

machen ________________________

3.

antworten ______________________

6.

zhlen _________________________

Name: __________________________
7.

suchen _________________________

34.

tippen _________________________

8.

ffnen _________________________

35.

lschen ________________________

9.

zeigen _________________________

36.

speichern _______________________

10.

lernen _________________________

37.

planen _________________________

11.

fhlen _________________________

38.

wiegen _________________________

12.

schicken _______________________

39.

fahren _________________________

13.

brauchen _______________________

40.

bringen ________________________

14.

zeichnen _______________________

41.

kennen _________________________

15.

rauchen ________________________

42.

lesen __________________________

16.

feiern _________________________

43.

sehen __________________________

17.

tragen _________________________

44.

essen __________________________

18.

lachen _________________________

45.

schreiben _______________________

19.

kaufen _________________________

46.

machen ________________________

20.

spielen _________________________

47.

schneiden ______________________

21.

tanzen _________________________

48.

reiten __________________________

22.

sammeln _______________________

49.

sprechen _______________________

23.

bauen __________________________

50.

nehmen ________________________

24.

kochen _________________________

51.

werfen _________________________

25.

grillen _________________________

52.

schlieen _______________________

26.

jagen __________________________

53.

finden _________________________

27.

angeln _________________________

54.

trinken _________________________

28.

malen _________________________

55.

singen _________________________

29.

nhen __________________________

56.

lassen _________________________

30.

turnen _________________________

57.

waschen _______________________

31.

ben __________________________

58.

denken _________________________

32.

filmen _________________________

5.

wissen ________________________

33.

pflanzen _______________________

ben wir! Stze. Rewrite each sentence in the conversational past


1.

Das machen wir immer zu Hause.


_________________________________________________________________________

Name: __________________________
2.

Jeden Tag lese ich die Zeitung.


_________________________________________________________________________

3.

Erika bringt Bier und Wein.


_________________________________________________________________________

4.

Mutter sagt das immer.


_________________________________________________________________________

5.

Sehen Sie meinen Bleistift?


_________________________________________________________________________

6.

Braucht er etwas?
_________________________________________________________________________

7.

Was isst das Kind heute?


_________________________________________________________________________

8.

Hren Sie das?


_________________________________________________________________________

9.

Ich schreibe heute einen Brief.


_________________________________________________________________________

10.

Maria wscht das Auto dieses Wochenende.


_________________________________________________________________________

11.

Warum antworten Sie nicht?


_________________________________________________________________________

12.

Macht er viel Sport?


_________________________________________________________________________

13.

Was denken Sie?


_________________________________________________________________________

14.

Sie lt die Kinder zu Hause.


_________________________________________________________________________

15.

Die Studentin fragt den Professor.


_________________________________________________________________________

16.

Schneiden Sie das Brot?


_________________________________________________________________________

Name: __________________________
17.

Bernd sucht seinen Schlssel.


_________________________________________________________________________

18.

Gottfried raucht viele Zigaretten.


_________________________________________________________________________

19.

Wir sprechen Deutsch miteinander.


_________________________________________________________________________

20.

Kennen Sie unsere Professorin?


_________________________________________________________________________

21.

Jrgen ffnet die Tr.


_________________________________________________________________________

22.

Onkel Karl bringt seinen Neffen nach Hause.


_________________________________________________________________________

23.

Ich nehme zwei Zeitschriften.


_________________________________________________________________________

24.

Sie singt dieses Lied immer.


_________________________________________________________________________

25.

Das wei ich nicht.


_________________________________________________________________________

26.

Hans wirft den Ball gegen die Wand.


_________________________________________________________________________

27.

Sie trgt eine Bluse und einen Rock.


_________________________________________________________________________

28.

Wir lernen Deutsch


_________________________________________________________________________

29.

Martina schliet das Fenster.


_________________________________________________________________________

30.

Ich fahre meine Tante nach Osnabrck


_________________________________________________________________________

31.

Wir schicken eine Postkarte nach Hause.


_________________________________________________________________________

Name: __________________________
32.

Er findet den Autoschlssel nicht.


_________________________________________________________________________

33.

Jeden Morgen trinken wir Orangensaft.


_________________________________________________________________________

34.

Was kaufen Sie fr die Party?


_________________________________________________________________________

35.

Marion plant eine groe Party.


_________________________________________________________________________

36.

Wir bauen ein neues Haus.


_________________________________________________________________________

37.

Kochen Sie Wasser fr den Tee?


_________________________________________________________________________

38.

Peter grillt das Fleisch.


_________________________________________________________________________

39.

Die Professorin speichert die Noten am Computer.


_________________________________________________________________________

40.

Schafen Sie gut?


_________________________________________________________________________

Im Kontext.
Teil A. You are telling some friends about a party you helped plan for German Club. Write in
German the things that you tell them. Tell them that:
1.

you searched for a house for the party


_________________________________________________________________________

2.

Martina said you should use her house


_________________________________________________________________________

3.

you needed a lot of things


_________________________________________________________________________

4.

Peter bought the sausage and meat


_________________________________________________________________________

5.

Karl Heinz and Wolfgang bought a lot of vegetables and drinks


_________________________________________________________________________

Name: __________________________
6.

Peter grilled the meat and vegetables outside


_________________________________________________________________________

7.

Heiko cooked a few things inside


_________________________________________________________________________

8.

several people played soccer


_________________________________________________________________________

9.

and a few other people danced


_________________________________________________________________________

Teil B. Describe what you did for homework. Indicate that you:
1.

you opened your notebook


_________________________________________________________________________

2.

read Teil 7,2


_________________________________________________________________________

3.

learned the vocabulary by heart [auswendig lernen]


_________________________________________________________________________

4.

did all the exercises


_________________________________________________________________________

5.

wrote the answers


_________________________________________________________________________

6.

made no mistakes
_________________________________________________________________________

7.

closed your notebook


_________________________________________________________________________

8.

read a book
_________________________________________________________________________

Teil C. You met a friend after work and went out for the evening. Write that you:
1.

met your friend Willi at five oclock


_________________________________________________________________________

Name: __________________________
2.

and you spoke with Willi for a few minutes


_________________________________________________________________________

3.

you were hungry and ate in a restaurant


_________________________________________________________________________

4.

there you ate pizza and drank beer (or cola)


_________________________________________________________________________

5.

then you saw a movie


_________________________________________________________________________

6.

and you found it excellent


_________________________________________________________________________

7.

it was a long day and you were tired


_________________________________________________________________________

8.

you went (simple past) home and slept well


_________________________________________________________________________

Sie sind dran! Answer each of the following questions as completely as possible.
1.

Haben Sie neulich etwas gekauft? Was?


_________________________________________________________________________

2.

Was haben Sie letztes Wochenende gemacht? Hat es Spa gemacht?


_________________________________________________________________________

3.

Haben Sie heute oder diese Woche geraucht?


_________________________________________________________________________

4.

Haben Sie heute Sport oder Gymnastik gemacht? Was haben Sie gemacht?
_________________________________________________________________________

5.

Haben Sie neulich einen Fehler gemacht? Was haben Sie falsch gemacht und wie haben Sie
es verbessert?
_________________________________________________________________________

6.

Haben Sie neulich gelacht?


_________________________________________________________________________

7.

Haben Sie diese Woche etwas gebastelt oder gebaut? Gegrillt oder gekocht?
_________________________________________________________________________

Name: __________________________
8.

Haben Sie am Wochenende gearbeitet? Was haben Sie gemacht?


_________________________________________________________________________

9.

Spielen Sie ein Instrument oder singen Sie? Was haben Sie das letzte Mal gebt?
_________________________________________________________________________

10.

Was haben Sie gestern gegessen und getrunken?


_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________

11.

Was haben Sie heute gelesen?


_________________________________________________________________________

12.

Haben Sie neulich etwas gefunden? Was?


_________________________________________________________________________

13.

Was haben Sie fr Ihren Deutschkurs geschrieben?


_________________________________________________________________________

14.

Haben Sie neulich eine interessante Fernsehsendung gesehen? Welche?


_________________________________________________________________________

15.

Was haben Sie gestern getragen?


_________________________________________________________________________

16.

Wie haben Sie gestern Nacht geschlafen?


_________________________________________________________________________

Name: __________________________
Teil 8,5 gestern, vorgestern, letzte Woche
ben wir!
Teil A. Supply the German equivalents for the following adverbial past time expressions.
1.

yesterday

___________________________________

2.

yesterday morning

3.

yesterday afternoon

4.

yesterday evening

5.

the day before yesterday

6.

the day before yesterday in the evening

___________________________________

7.

the day before yesterday in the morning

___________________________________

8.

in the past

___________________________________
___________________________________
___________________________________
___________________________________

__________________________

Teil B. Supply the German noun phrase equivalents for the following specific time
expressions. Remember that the accusative case is used for noun phrases that designate specific
time.
1.

last Friday

5.

_______________________________
2.

last month

_______________________________
6.

_______________________________
3.

last winter
last year
_______________________________

last May
_______________________________

7.

_______________________________
4.

last weekend

last semester
_______________________________

8.

the year before last


_______________________________

Im Kontext
For each of the situations described, write sentences in good German as directed. Try to use
inverted word order for the time expressions in some of the statements you write.
1.

Situation: there was an explosion last night. Say that you didnt hear anything last night.
_________________________________________________________________________

2.

Situation: Maria is surprised to see your project completed. Tell her that you did it last
Tuesday.
_________________________________________________________________________

3.

Situation: The substitute teacher wants to work on grammar today. You dont. Tell him that
you and the other students learned the grammar yesterday.
_________________________________________________________________________

4.

Situation: You just arrived home wearing brand new clothes. Tell your parents that you
bought the clothes last month.
_________________________________________________________________________

5.

Situation: Your advisor thinks you need a philosophy course to fulfill graduation
requirements. Tell her that you took philosophy the semester before last.
_________________________________________________________________________

6.

Situation: You are looking at an artists exhibit. As the artist if she painted the picture this
year or last.
_________________________________________________________________________

7.

Situation: Your professor looks very pale on Monday morning. Ask her if she was sick last
weekend.
_________________________________________________________________________

8.

Situation: I was wondering when you last saw your aunt and uncle. Say that you and your
father saw them last fall.
_________________________________________________________________________

9.

Situation: Your friends in Germany have been expecting a letter from you for some time.
Say that you already wrote the letter.
_________________________________________________________________________

10.

Situation: You had lost your keys. Say that you found them yesterday morning.
_________________________________________________________________________

11.

Situation: You cant find your textbook, and the teacher just called one you for the answer
to an exercise. Tell him that you left your book at home this morning.
_________________________________________________________________________

12.

Situation: Dads car is a mess, and he wants you to wash it. Tell him that you washed
the car last Saturday.
_________________________________________________________________________

13.

Situation: Your mother thinks youre wearing this suit/outfit much too often. Tell her you
wore it the weekend before last.
_________________________________________________________________________

14.

Situation: Fritz hadnt prepared for class and couldnt answer the teachers questions. Say
that Fritz didnt know that yesterday but he does know it now.
_________________________________________________________________________

15.

Situation: Your parents insist that you and your sister just dont eat enough meat. Tell them
that you both ate meat last week.
_________________________________________________________________________

16.

Situation: I recently bought a new car and had to got to Saarbrcken on business. As me if I
drove the car to Saarbrcken this week.
_________________________________________________________________________

17.

Situation: The lawn really looks nice. Ask me if I cut the grass [das Gras] this weekend.
_________________________________________________________________________

18.

Situation: You had told me about one of your favorite TV shows. Ask me if I saw it last
Tuesday evening.
_________________________________________________________________________

19.

Situation: You are planning to go on vacation with some friends. Tell me that in the past
your family took vacations together.
_________________________________________________________________________

20.

Situation: I dont really seem to be up on current events at all. Ask me if I read the
newspaper today.
_________________________________________________________________________

21.

Situation: One of your classmates has been complaining of a stomach ache and has not
been able to eat much. Ask him where he ate last evening.
_________________________________________________________________________

22.

Situation: Members of the German Club spent a weekend camping and you heard there was
a huge thunder storm on the Friday night of the campout. Ask if they all slept well Friday
before last.
_________________________________________________________________________

Sie sind dran!


Answer each of the following questions as completely as possible.
1.

Was haben Sie letztes Wochenende gemacht? Und vorletztes?


_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________

2.

Was haben Sie gestern Abend gemacht? Und vorgestern Abend?


_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________

3.

Was haben Sie heute Nachmittag gemacht?


_________________________________________________________________________

4.

Welche Kurse haben Sie letztes Semester gemacht?


_________________________________________________________________________

5.

Wo waren Sie vorletztes Jahr? Gingen Sie noch zur Schule? Oder gingen Sie schon zur Uni?
_________________________________________________________________________

6.

Was haben Sie gestern gegessen?


_________________________________________________________________________

7.

Was haben Sie vergangenen Winter gemacht?


_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________

8.

Was mchten Sie nchstes Semester machen?


_________________________________________________________________________

Name: __________________________
Teil 8,6 Was haben Sie heute mitgebracht?
Kontrolle. Fill in the blanks with information you have learned in this Teil.
1.

Do separable prefixes look like words in their own right? ______

2.

List six separable prefixes:

3.

________________________

________________________

____________________

________________________

________________________

____________________

What do past participles with separable prefixes do with the ge-sound?


_________________________________________________________________________

4.

Is the main vocal stress on the separable prefix or the stem of the core verb? ____________

5.

Can a verb serve as a separable prefix? __________

ben wir! Write the past participle for each verb.


1.

fernsehen _______________________

11.

hinsetzen _______________________

2.

anhren ________________________

12.

anziehen _______________________

3.

durchstreichen ___________________

13.

aufmachen ______________________

4.

ausziehen _______________________

14.

anmachen_______________________

5.

zumachen ______________________

15.

mitmachen ______________________

6.

ausmachen ______________________

16.

wegnehmen _____________________

7.

mitlesen ________________________

17.

kennen lernen ___________________

8.

mitbringen ______________________

18.

anschauen ______________________

9.

einkaufen _______________________

19.

vorlesen ________________________

10.

ansehen ________________________

20.

zurckbringen ___________________

ben wir! Stze Rewrite each sentence in the conversational past


1.

Das Mdchen bringt ihren Bruder mit.


_________________________________________________________________________

2.

Die Studentin nimmt das Heft mit.


_________________________________________________________________________

3.

Der Professor nimmt die Prfung weg.


_________________________________________________________________________

4.

Die Studenten lesen alle mit.


_________________________________________________________________________

5.

Die Kinder machen in der Schule alle mit.


_________________________________________________________________________

6.

Ich mache das Licht an.


_________________________________________________________________________

7.

Und Irmgard macht es aus.


_________________________________________________________________________

8.

Ich mache die Tr auf.


_________________________________________________________________________

9.

Und der Student macht sie wieder zu.


_________________________________________________________________________

10.

Das Mdchen zieht sich schnell an.


_________________________________________________________________________

11.

Der Junge zieht sich sehr langsam aus.


_________________________________________________________________________

12.

Die Professorin streicht den Fehler durch.


_________________________________________________________________________

13.

Die Frau setzt sich hier hin.


_________________________________________________________________________

14.

Wir hren Musik an.


_________________________________________________________________________

15.

Meine Eltern sehen diese Fernsehsendung immer freitags an.


_________________________________________________________________________

16.

Wir sehen frhmorgens fern.


_________________________________________________________________________

17.

Wir kaufen im Supermarkt ein.


_________________________________________________________________________

18.

Professor Doktor Mangold liest vor.


_________________________________________________________________________

Im Kontext. Write complete sentences as directed.


Situation A. You are my boss and youre checking up on me. Find out:
1.

what I brought along today


_________________________________________________________________________

2.

what I took along home yesterday


_________________________________________________________________________

Situation B. You are an SI leader who was absent from class the last meeting, and things
didnt go too well for me and the other students. Find out:
3.

why the professor took away my test


_________________________________________________________________________

4.

why the students didnt do the homework


_________________________________________________________________________

Situation C. You just came home and find the house different that when you left it. Find out
from me, one of your roommates:
5.

who turned out the lights


_________________________________________________________________________

6.

who opened all the windows


_________________________________________________________________________

7.

who turned on the TV and the radio


_________________________________________________________________________

8.

who closed the door


_________________________________________________________________________

Situation D. You are a colleague at work and you notice that I look pretty tired. Ask me:
9.

if I watched TV late last night


_________________________________________________________________________

10.

when I watched TV and for how long


_________________________________________________________________________

Situation E. Youve been talking to me at a party. Ask me:


11. when I met my husband
_________________________________________________________________________
12.

how long I have known him


_________________________________________________________________________

Sie sind dran! Write complete, logical sentences to each question.


1.

Welche Kleidung haben Sie heute angezogen?


_________________________________________________________________________

2.

Was haben Sie heute zur Uni mitgebracht?


_________________________________________________________________________

3.

Haben Sie vor kurzem ferngesehen? Welche Sendung haben Sie gesehen?
_________________________________________________________________________

4.

Wen haben Sie neulich kennen gelernt?


_________________________________________________________________________

5.

Was haben Sie gestern zu Hause angemacht?


_________________________________________________________________________

6.

Was haben Sie heute zu Hause ausgemacht?


_________________________________________________________________________

7.

Was haben Sie vor kurzem zu Hause auf- oder zugemacht?


_________________________________________________________________________

Name: __________________________
Teil 8,7Haben Sie etwas vergessen?
Kontrolle. Fill in the blanks with information you have learned in this Teil.
1.

Do inseparable prefixes look like words in their own right? ______

2.

List six separable prefixes:

3.

________________________

________________________

____________________

________________________

________________________

____________________

What do past participles with inseparable prefixes do with the ge-prefix?


_________________________________________________________________________

4.

Is the main vocal stress on the separable prefix or the stem of the core verb? ____________

ben wir! Write the past participle for each verb.


1.

verbessern ______________________

13.

verdienen _______________________

2.

verlieren _______________________

14.

gebrauchen _____________________

3.

vergessen _______________________

15.

erledigen _______________________

4.

versuchen ______________________

16.

entdecken ______________________

5.

erklren ________________________

17.

benutzen _______________________

6.

erkennen _______________________

18.

berhren _______________________

7.

empfehlen ______________________

19.

besuchen _______________________

8.

beginnen ______________________

20.

wiederholen _____________________

9.

beantworten _____________________

21.

zerstren _______________________

10.

beschreiben _____________________

22.

verstehen _______________________

11.

verstehen_______________________

23.

erlauben _______________________

12.

verkaufen ______________________

24.

bekommen ______________________

Im Kontext. Write complete sentences as directed.


Situation A. You and I are at a restaurant.
1.

Ask me what the waiter recommended, and tell me you didnt understand him.
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________

Name: __________________________

2.

Find out if the waiter explained everything clearly.


_________________________________________________________________________

3.

You suddenly realize that you dont have your wallet. Break it to me gently that you lost it
or left it at home.
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________

Situation B. You have not seen Herr Schmidt for quite some time, and you bump into him
while in the park.
4.

Tell him that you didnt recognize him.


_________________________________________________________________________

5.

Find out if he visited his son (your old friend) this past summer.
_________________________________________________________________________

6.

Ask him where he used to work before (earlier) and if he is now retired (a pensioner).
_________________________________________________________________________

7.

Tell him that you just started your job in Austin and that you just sold your house in San
Marcos.
_________________________________________________________________________

Situation C. You are our teacher and have just discovered that the assignment you gave your
students was wrong.
8.

Find out if we, the students, discovered the problem.


_________________________________________________________________________

9.

Ask if we completed the assignment [-e Aufgabe].


_________________________________________________________________________

10.

Find out who tried to do it.


_________________________________________________________________________

11.

Find out who forgot the assignment.


_________________________________________________________________________

12.

Find out if any students reviewed (=repeated) some exercises.


_________________________________________________________________________

Name: __________________________
Sie sind dran! Write complete, logical sentences to each question.
1.

Wann hat dieses Semester begonnen?


_________________________________________________________________________

2.

Haben Sie neulich etwas bekommen? Was?


_________________________________________________________________________

3.

Welche Kurse haben Sie fr nchstes Semester belegt?


_________________________________________________________________________

4.

Welches Restaurant haben Sie vor kurzem empfohlen?


_________________________________________________________________________

5.

Was haben Sie neulich erledigt?


_________________________________________________________________________

6.

Was haben Sie vor kurzem verloren? Haben Sie es wieder gefunden? Wo war es?
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________

7.

Haben Sie heute oder gestern etwas vergessen? War das ein Problem fr Sie?
_________________________________________________________________________

8.

Was haben Sie neulich nicht verstanden? Was mussten Sie machen?
_________________________________________________________________________

9.

Haben Sie neulich etwas verkauft?


_________________________________________________________________________

10.

Haben Sie letzten Sommer gearbeitet? Wie viel Geld haben Sie verdient?
_________________________________________________________________________

11.

Was sollten oder mussten Sie neulich machen? Haben Sie alles erledigt?
_________________________________________________________________________

12.

Wen haben Sie neulich besucht?


_________________________________________________________________________

13.

Wen haben Sie dieses Semester vermisst?


_________________________________________________________________________

14.

Haben Sie vor kurzem etwas verpasst? Was?


_________________________________________________________________________

Name: __________________________
Teil 8,8 Was haben Sie studiert?
Kontrolle. Fill in the blanks with information you have learned in this Teil.
1.

Many infinitives of German verbs borrowed from French and English end in ____________.

2.

Their past participles end in __________.

3.

Where is the ge- prefix located? __________________________________

ben wir! Write the past participle for each verb.


1.

funktionieren ____________________

7.

probieren _______________________

2.

reservieren ______________________

8.

identifizieren ____________________

3.

fotografieren ____________________

9.

buchstabieren____________________

4.

renovieren ______________________

10.

korrigieren ______________________

5.

studieren _______________________

11.

diskutieren ______________________

6.

reparieren ______________________

12.

demonstrieren ___________________

Im Kontext. Write complete sentences as directed.


Situation A. You have problems with your car and are discussing them with your mechanic.
1.

Remind the mechanic the you and he discussed the problem yesterday.
_________________________________________________________________________

2.

Find out if hes studied the problem.


_________________________________________________________________________

3.

Remind him that the car didnt work right last week.
_________________________________________________________________________

4.

Ask him if he and his colleagues have identified the problem.


_________________________________________________________________________

5.

Ask if they have tried everything.


_________________________________________________________________________

6.

And now the biggie: Ask him if they fixed the car.
_________________________________________________________________________

Name: __________________________
Situation B. Stephan is a 6-year-old who has just returned home from school. He is telling you
what he and his classmates did earlier today. Write what he says. He tell you that:
7.

they spelled their names correctly


_________________________________________________________________________

8.

the teacher corrected our mistakes


_________________________________________________________________________

9.

we erased (ausradieren) them (the mistakes)


_________________________________________________________________________

10.

then you discussed them


_________________________________________________________________________

11.

this afternoon we took pictures (photographed) of the classroom


_________________________________________________________________________

12.

and we tried a little ice cream before we came home


_________________________________________________________________________

Sie sind dran! Write complete, logical sentences to each question.


1.

Studieren Ihre Geschwister oder haben sie schon studiert? Haben Ihre Eltern studiert?
_________________________________________________________________________

2.

Was oder wen haben Sie neulich fotografiert? Was fr eine Kamera haben Sie?
_________________________________________________________________________

3.

Was haben Sie neulich probiert? Wie war es?


_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________

4.

Was hat vor kurzem nicht gut oder gar nicht funktioniert? Haben Sie es repariert?
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________

5.

Was haben Sie neulich diskutiert? Diskutieren Sie manchmal Politik? Andere Themen?
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________

6.

Haben Sie schon ein Haus, ein Auto oder etwas anderes renoviert? Was? Wann?
_________________________________________________________________________

Name: __________________________
Teil 8,9 Ich bin gestern Abend ausgegangen.
Kontrolle. Fill in the blanks with information you have learned in this Teil.
1.

A verb that can govern a direct object is said to be _____________________.

2.

All such verbs use ___________________ as the helping verb to form the past perfect.

3.

A verb that cannot accommodate a direct object is known as an __________________


verb.

4.

If such a verb denotes a change of position or change of condition, it forms the past perfect
with the helping verb ____________.

5.

The following verbs all use sein when constructing the past perfect. Indicate whether the
verb denotes a change of condition (write C) or position (write P):
a. werden _____

h. laufen _____

o. bummeln _____

b. gehen _____

i. frieren _____

p. geschehen _____

c. wandern _____

j. fahren _____

q. schwimmen _____

d. reisen _____

k. aufstehen _____

r. passieren _____

e. mitkommen _____

l. weggehen _____

s. fliegen _____

f. ausgehen _____

m. spazieren gehen _____

g. sterben _____

n. kommen _____

6.

To form the past perfect of bleiben, use the helping verb __________.

7.

The present perfect of sein is formed with the helping verb __________ and the past
participle ____________. This is equivalent to the simple past tense form __________.

8.

Three verbs that use the helping verb sein when there is no direct object and haben when a
direct object is explicitly stated are: __________, __________, and __________.

ben wir! Write the correct form of sein in the blank.


1.

Peter __________ schon nach Hause gegangen.

2.

Ich __________ von Heidelberg nach Hamburg gefahren.

3.

Tina und ich __________ durch den Wald gewandert.

4.

Warum __________ wir so frh nach Hause gegangen?

5.

Ich __________ mit Renate nach Rom geflogen.

6.

Wir __________ den ganzen Abend zu Hause gewesen.

Name: __________________________
7.

Das Bild __________ von der Wand gefallen.

8.

__________ Sie meinen Wagen gefahren?

9.

Wann __________ Sie gestern hierher gekommen?

10.

Es __________ wirklich kalt geworden.

11.

Wir __________ nach Amerika gereist.

12.

Was __________ denn passiert?

13.

Das Wasser __________ schon gefroren.

14.

Ich __________ hier geblieben.

15.

Wir _________ in der Stadt gebummelt.

16.

Warum __________ Herbert kein Pferd geritten?

Im Kontext. Using the situations presented in brackets, write sentences as directed.


1.

[It was 28 Celsius today.] Indicate it got pretty warm this afternoon.
_________________________________________________________________________

2.

[You dont see my friends.] Ask me if my friends have gone away.


_________________________________________________________________________

3.

[I went to bed before you came home.] Mention that you came home late last night.
_________________________________________________________________________

4.

[You heard a loud noise on the next street over.] Ask a neighbor what happened over there.
_________________________________________________________________________

5.

[You werent at home when I called yesterday.] Say that you went window shopping
(bummeln) with Kthe.
_________________________________________________________________________

6.

[You just walked sleepy-eyed into the classroom.] Tell the professor you were really tired
this morning. (express this two says, once with the simple past and once with present
perfect.)
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________

7.

[I didnt see you sister at home last night.] Say that she was in the library all evening.
_________________________________________________________________________

Name: __________________________
8.

[You know that my family was in the Black Forest recently.] Ask me if we hiked in the
woods.
_________________________________________________________________________

9.

[The party where we both were was really boring. You left early, but I stayed.] Ask why I
stayed there so long.
_________________________________________________________________________

10.

[Your parent have always admired the cathedral in Cologne Kln).] Find out if they drove
there last weekend.
_________________________________________________________________________

11.

[Im visiting you in the Alps on your vacation, and Id like to see your parents.] Say that
your family went for a hike through the mountains and around the lake.
_________________________________________________________________________

12.

[I just came into the room where you and your friends have guilty looks on your faces. Im
suspicious.] Say that nothing happened.
_________________________________________________________________________

13.

[I put some water in the ice cube tray an hour ago.] Ask me if the water has frozen.
_________________________________________________________________________

14.

[You just came out of the water breathing a bit hard.] Say that you swam 5000 meters.
_________________________________________________________________________

15.

[You were told I left work early last Friday.] Find out if I got sick.
_________________________________________________________________________

16.

[I expected to see you at the park today, as usual.] Say that you stayed home today.
_________________________________________________________________________

17.

[I was under the impression that Professor Huebel was leaving for Europe this month.] Tell
me that he flew to Europe last month.
_________________________________________________________________________

Sie sind dran! Write complete, logical sentences to each question.


1.

Wie war das Wetter gestern? Was ist passiert? Hat es gefroren?
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________

Name: __________________________
2.

Wo waren Sie gestern Abend? Was ist geschehen?


_________________________________________________________________________

3.

Wann sind Sie gestern Abend eingeschlafen? Wann sind Sie heute Morgen aufgewacht?
Wann sind Sie aufgestanden? Wann sind Sie zur Uni gekommen?
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________

4.

Wer ist neulich gestorben? Was war diese Person von Beruf? Wie alt war diese Person?
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________

5.

Beschreiben Sie Ihre letzte Reise! Wohin sind Sie gefahren (gereist)? Was ist geschehen?
Was haben Sie gemacht?
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________

6.

Sind Sie mal geflogen? Wohin sind Sie geflogen? Wie lange waren Sie dort? Wie war es?
Was ist geschehen?
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________

7.

Sind Sie letztes Wochenende ausgegangen oder zu Hause geblieben? Was ist geschehen?
Was haben Sie gemacht?
_________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________

8.

Wohin sind Sie gegangen, als Sie das letzte Mal Urlaub gemacht haben?
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________

Name: __________________________
Teil 8,10 Es hat gedonnert, geblitzt und geregnet.
Kontrolle. Fill in the blanks with information you have learned in this Teil.
1.

Intransitive verbs that involve a change of condition or position use __________ as the
helping verb to form the present perfect.

2.

Intransitive verbs that do not involve a change of condition or position use __________ as
the helping verb to form the present perfect.

ben wir! Write the past participle for each verb.


1.

blitzen _________________________

7.

donnern ________________________

2.

hageln _________________________

8.

schneien _______________________

3.

regnen _________________________

9.

schlafen ________________________

4.

arbeitet ________________________

10.

dauern _________________________

5.

warten _________________________

11.

sitzen __________________________

6.

stehen _________________________

12.

wohnen ________________________

Im Kontext. Using the situations presented in brackets, write sentences as directed.


1.

[You just moved into my neighborhood.] Say that you lived in Frankfurt for many years.
_________________________________________________________________________

2.

[We had a bad storm last night.] Say that there was a lot of lightning and ask me if I saw it.
_________________________________________________________________________

3.

Say that it thundered very loudly and hailed this morning. Ask me if I heard it.
_________________________________________________________________________

4.

[I was supposed to meet you in front of the library yesterday.] Say that you stood there for
a while, but then you left.
_________________________________________________________________________

5.

Tell me you waited there for twenty minutes.


_________________________________________________________________________

6.

[I went to a meeting that you could not attend.] Ask me where I sat. Ask me if I saw Mrs.
Springer. Ask me if she talked a lot, and find out what she said.
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________

Name: __________________________
7.

[Klara looks really awful this morning.] Ask her if she slept well last night. Find out when
she got in last night.
_________________________________________________________________________

8.

[I am a student at the university in Graz. You are an American exchange student.] Say that
it snowed a little last winter in Texas and ask me if it snows a lot in Austria.
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________

9.

[We all work at a caf near the university.] Ask us if we worked last Saturday. Tell us you
stayed home because were sick.
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________

10.

[I wanted to go to the movies with you but couldnt.] Find out how the film was and how
long it lasted.
_________________________________________________________________________

11.

[I have just bumped into you on the street in New York.] Tell me you flew to New York
yesterday.
_________________________________________________________________________

Sie sind dran! Write complete, logical sentences to each question.


1.

Wo wohnen Sie jetzt? Wo haben Sie frher gewohnt?


_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________

2.

Wann hatten Sie das letzte Mal Ferien? Wie lange haben die Ferien gedauert?
_________________________________________________________________________

3.

Haben sie gestern gearbeitet oder gelernt? Wie lange haben Sie gearbeitet oder gelernt?
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________

4.

Haben Sie gestern Nacht gut geschlafen? Wie lange haben Sie geschlafen?
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________

5.

Hat es gestern geregnet?


_________________________________________________________________________