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LESSON NOTES

German Listening Comprehension


for Advanced Learners #5
Preparing For a German Business
Meeting

CONTENTS
2 German
3 English
4 Vocabulary
4 Sample Sentences

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GERMAN

1. Ein Mann und eine Frau unterhalten sich über die Vorbereitungen für eine Präsentation,
die sie morgen im Büro halten werden.

2. Was wird die Frau nach dem Gespräch überprüfen?

3. OK, ich denke wir sind fast bereit für die Präsentation morgen...noch ein paar wenige
Dinge...Das Meeting beginnt um Punkt 9.00 Uhr. Könntest du das Konferenzzimmer
heute noch einmal überprüfen?

4. Klar, ich habe schon den Raum überprüft.

5. OK, toll. Hast du dich vergewissert, dass der Projektor funktioniert?

6. Oh, ich hatte vor den Projektor morgen Früh zu testen, wenn ich meinen Laptop dabei
habe.

7. Nein, das muss heute noch überprüft werden. Wir haben morgen Früh keine Zeit uns
damit zu befassen, falls es Probleme gibt. Also kümmere dich heute um den Projektor.
Das ist das Allerwichtigste, OK?

8. Mach ich.

9. Und...hast du die Kopien von den Handouts bekommen?

10. Herr Tanaka macht sie gerade.

11. Mal sehen...was sonst noch...oh, hast du das Whiteboard überprüft?

12. Ja, habe ich.

13. Manchmal ist die Tinte in den Stiften fast alle. Hattest du schon Gelegenheit, sie
auszuprobieren?

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14. Noch nicht, aber ich werde es auf jeden Fall später noch machen.

15. Ja, bitte mach das heute noch.

ENGLISH

1. A man and a woman are talking about preparations for a presentation they'll be making
tomorrow at their office.

2. What will the woman check after the conversation ends?

3. OK, I think we're almost ready for the presentation tomorrow...just a few more things...
The meeting will start at 9 sharp, so could you double-check the meeting room today?

4. Yep, I've already checked the room.

5. Ok, Great. Did you make sure the projector's working okay?

6. Oh, I was going to check the projector tomorrow morning when I had my laptop.

7. No, we've got to get that checked today. We won't have time to deal with it in the
morning if there's a problem. So make sure to check that projector today. That's the most
important thing, OK?

8. Will do.

9. And...did you get copies of those handouts?

10. Ms. Tanaka is making them now.

11. Let's see... what else...oh, did you check the whiteboard?

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12. Yes I did.

13. Sometimes the pens don't have enough ink left in them. Did you get a chance to check
them?

14. Not yet, but I'll make sure to do that later.

15. Yes, please make sure to do that today.

VOCABULARY

Ge r man English C lass Ge nde r

Vorbereitung preparation noun feminine

Whiteboard whiteboard noun neutral

sichergehen, darauf
achten to make sure phrasal verb

Tinte ink noun feminine

Konferenzzimmer meeting room noun neuter

Projektor projector noun masculine

bereit sein, fertig sein to be ready phrase

überprüfen to check verb

Präsentation presentation noun feminine

sich mit etwas


befassen, es zu tun to deal with phrasal verb
haben mit

SAMPLE SENTENCES

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R e i se n bra u ch t e i n e Me n g e Ei n Wh i te bo a rd i st e i n pe rfe kte s
Vo rbe re i tu n g . Mi tte l u m e tw a s vi su e l l
d a rz u ste l l e n .
Travelling needs a lot of preparation.
A whiteboard is a perfect means to
demonstrate something visually.

D a s Wh i te bo a rd i st e i n Ach te d a ra u f, d a ss d u H e rrn Mi l l e r
u n e rl ä ssl i ch e r Te i l m e i n e r a n ru fst u n d i h m d i e D e ta i l s g i bst.
Prä se n ta ti o n e n .
Make sure to call Mr. Miller and give him
The whiteboard is an essential part of my the details.
presentations.

We n n si e e rst m a l i n d e i n H e m d So rg e d a fü r, e i n Ko n fe re n z z i m m e r
e i n g e z o g e n i st, be ko m m st d u d i e z u m i e te n , d a s d i e n o tw e n d i g e
Ti n te n i ch t m e h r so l e i ch t h e ra u s. Au ssta ttu n g h a t.

Once it has soaked into your shirt, the ink Make sure to reserve a meeting room that
won't come out easily. has got all the necessary equipment.

D i e Be l e u ch tu n g i n e i n e m Bi st d u be re i t a b n ä ch ste m J a h r
Ko n fe re n z z i m m e r ka n n e i n e n m e i n e Ku n d e n z u ü be rn e h m e n ?
Ei n fl u ss a u f d i e Atm o sph ä re i m
Are you ready to take over my customers
R a u m h a be n .
from next year on?
The lighting in a meeting room can
influence the atmosphere in the room.

H a bt i h r a l l e m ö g l i ch e n ve rste cke We g e n te ch n i sch e n Pro bl e m e n


d e s Sch u rke n ü be rprü ft? ka n n i ch m e i n Ba n kko n to n i ch t
ü be rprü fe n .
Have you checked all the possible
hideouts of the villain? I can't check my bank account due to
technical problems.

Me h re re Im a g e - Fi l m e w a re n Te i l J e d e n Ta g m u ss i ch m i ch m i t e i n e r
i h re r Prä se n ta ti o n . Me n g e w ü te n d e r Ku n d e n be fa sse n .

Several image movies were part of their I have to deal with a lot of angry customers
presentation. day after day.

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