This photocopiable resource teaches students some of the more difficult aspects of German grammar. It is suitable for studetns working at National Curriculum Level 5 upt to A-level.
This resource contains notes for teachers, notes for students, grammatical explanations and mark schemes. Students work through the topics, with little teacher input.
Topics covered in this volume are:
- the pluperfect
- the conditional
- the subjunctive
- time expressions
- dictionary work
- relative pronouns,
- using grammar books
Notes to Students
In order to produce accurate German, you need to be able to structure your language well. This involves having a good understanding of German grammar. The following exercises should help you with this.
You have probably already worked through Selbstbedienung 1, and have a good idea of some of the more basic points of German grammar. If you can master these further points, you will know virtually everything there is to know about German grammar. Further improvement in your German will then come from building up your vocabulary through wide reading and contact with native speakers of German.
The sheets are designed to help you work independently of your teacher. You should work through each exercise and check it against the answer sheet / card when told. Some answers need to be checked by the teacher.
You should try to use the new structures you meet as soon as possible in other work. Always check your written work carefully, preferably checking for one grammar point at a time.
Once you have worked through all of the exercise successfully, go over the last section again. You may find it useful to keep this in your folder or exercise book, and look through before and after you attempt any piece of written work.
There is further work on how to use a dictionary. Using a dictionary effectively can make you even more independent in your work. Even if you are not allowed to use them in your exam, you will be able to use one now to help to build up your knowledge of the language. Also, you will be able to use one on any occasion when you may need to use your German after the exam.
There are also some exercises on how to use a grammar book or the grammar pages of your text book.
This is your chance to be in complete charge of the language.