German 2a Final Topics

What is going to be on the German 2 final:

1) past tense of the verbs

2) past tense of the modals

3) Prepositions (in, zu, unter, durch, für, hinter, etc.)

4) Der-Die-Das

5) Poem (Wer reitet so spät)

6) Landschaft words

7) Fairy Tale vocabulary

German 3 – Separable Prefixes

Here are some tips for kids who want to review separable prefixes! Enjoy!

Separable Prefixes

1) The prefixes are actual words (usually prepositions)

– “an” means on, “vor” means before, “mit” means with, etc

2) Prefix goes at the end in a present tense sentence.

– Mein Flug fliegt in 30 Minuten ab.

3) In the past tense, you still use a helping verb and a ge-

– Mein Flug ist sehr spät abgeflogen.

– Ich habe das Licht ausgemacht

4) With a modal, just put it at the end and don’t mess w/ it.

– Kannst du das Licht ausmachen?

– Homecoming? Ich möchte am Freitag mitmachen!

5) In a present tense question, the preposition/prefix goes at the end. (see rule #2)

Machst du am Freitag für Homecoming mit?

Past Tense Verbs (German 2a)

Here is a list of the past tense verbs that we all need to know by the middle of German 2a. If you don’t know them yet, you need to study them. There is no secret trick to learning them. Effort. Practice. Trying your hardest. Sounds old-fashioned but it works.

  1. Ich habe … besucht
  2. Ich bin … geblieben
  3. Ich habe … bestellt
  4. Ich habe … bezahlt
  5. Ich habe …gebraucht
  6. Ich habe … geduscht
  7. Ich habe … gegessen
  8. Ich bin … gefahren
  9. Ich habe … gegeben
  10. Ich bin … gegangen
  11. Ich habe … gehabt
  12. Ich habe … geholfen
  13. Ich habe … gehört
  14. Ich habe … gekauft
  15. Ich bin … gekommen
  16. Ich habe … gekostet
  17. Ich bin … gelaufen
  18. Ich habe … geliebt
  19. Ich habe … gelebt
  20. Ich habe … gemacht
  21. Ich habe … genommen
  22. Ich habe … gesagt
  23. Sein = SEE POSTER: war, warst, war…
  24. Ich habe … geschlafen
  25. Ich habe … gesehen
  26. Ich habe … gespielt
  27. Ich habe … gesprochen
  28. Ich habe … getragen
  29. Ich habe … getrunken
  30. Ich habe … verstanden
  31. Ich habe … gearbeitet
  32. Ich habe … bekommen

Remember:

T = ED

EN = EN

Senior Final (3B)

For all my senior who are wondering about the Final, here it is… Just remember, the more you say, the more fluently you say it, the better your score will be. And yes, there is also a written portion.

  1. Introduce yourself (greetings) and ask me how I am doing. (questions)
  2. Where do you live? (present tense)
  3. How old are you? (numbers)
  4. Who do you live with? (family)
  5. What is your favorite food? (food)
  6. Describe something you like to do. (gern)
  7. Describe a thing you like. (mag & adjectives)
  8. Describe one of your friends. (adjectives)
  9. Talk about one of your hobbies, sports or interests. (gern)
  10. Ask me if I like to do something. (gern question)
  11. Tell me how long you have studied German. (numbers & past tense)
  12. Tell me how you feel and why you feel that way. (emotions & subordinating conjunction)
  13. Tell me one thing you plan do do in the Summer or the coming year. (future tense)
  14. Tell me two memorable things you did while at Canby High School. (spoken past tense)
  15. Compare how CHS was with how your future might be. (past, & future)
  16. Compare two other things to each other. (comparison using wie or als)
  17. Tell me something I should do. (modal verb)
  18. Tell me something you want to do. (modal verb)
  19. Tell me something else about yourself. (misc.)
  20. Tell me exactly what time it is when you finish the spoken part of the test. (time)

German 3a Final Study-Guide

German 3a ~ Here’s what you need to do & know:

  • Find each missing assignment in your binder and if you can’t find it, get a new copy from Mr. Megowan; I am not saying you have to do all of them right now, but at least find them all so you know you have them.
  • Do your missing work right now. If not now, when? Why wait?
  • Do your Dritte Hand review worksheet. You needed to sum up each chapter with a couple basic sentences.
  • Retakes are happening now! Retake your missing tests or tests with very low scores.
  • Recite the poem a few more times, just to be sure you know it. It will be on the Final. Your poem was Der Erlkönig by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
  • Review the written past tense of verbs that we learned during the first couple weeks. If you don’t know all the irregular ones, you will struggle on the Final. Do you know “nehmen” and “brauchen” and all the irregulars? I hope so. If not, study them now
  • Study the past tense of modals because they are easy but important.
  • What is up with those w-words we learned this trimester? How annoying are they? I agree. Still, we have to know the difference between each of the following: wurde, würde, war, wäre, will, werde, etc.
  • Practice your self-introduction more than just two or three times. Use the items from the checklist on the back of this page (see other side).

German 2a Final Study-Guide

German 2a ~ Here’s what you need to do & know to prepare for your final exam.

  • Find each missing assignement in your binder and if you can’t find it, get a new copy from Mr. Megowan; I am not saying you have to do all of them right now, but at least find them all so you know you have them.
  • Study the past tense of the 32 verbs (nehmen > habe genommen, etc.)
  • Retakes are happening now! Retake your missing tests or tests with very low scores
  • Work on your missing work including the “Everything Slideshow”
  • Review the Der-Die-Das materials; do you know who is doing the verb (nominative) and who is “getting verbed” (accusative) vs. the thing that is neither (dative)?
  • Review the Prepositions because these are important to the der-die-das; some are two-way prepositions (the nine) and some are set-in-stone regarding accusative and dative.
  • Review the Past Tense Verbs because if you don’t you are doomed on this Final.
  • Review the Fairytale Vocabulary because these words are basically the theme of this trimester’s Final.

German 1a Final Study-Guide

German 1a ~ Here’s what you need to do & know to get ready for your final exam.

  • Find each missing assignment in your binder and if you can’t find it, get a new copy from Mr. Megowan; I am not saying you have to do all of them right this second, but at least find them all so you know you have them.
  • Do your missing work today. If not now, when? Why wait?
  • Retakes are happening now! Retake your missing tests or tests with very low scores.
  • Recite the poem a few more times, just to be sure you know it. It will be on the Final. Your poem was Erntefest by Julius Sturm.
  • Study the verbs that we learned during the last couple weeks. If you don’t know all 32 of them, you will struggle on the Final. Do you know “nehmen” and “brauchen” and all the b-verbs? I hope so. If not, study them now
  • Study the verb rules because if you don’t know the following rules, you are going to get the whole written section wrong:
    • Drop the –en and add the correct ending
    • Never try to use “am –ing” or “are you –ing” in German
    • Form questions Shakespeare style by flipping the subject and verb
      • Are you going?= Goest thou? = Gehst du?
      • Do you play golf? = Playest thou golf? = Spielst du Golf?
    • Review the Foods and the Family words as well as the Possessive words such as mein, dein, sein, ihr, unser, euer, etc.
    • Do you remember the origin of the English language? That is going to be on the test for sure.
    • Practice your self-introduction more than just two or three times. Use the items from the checklist on the back of this page (see other side).

GERMAN EXCHANGE 2018

We had a lot of interest in the upcoming German Exchange. Sadly, not everyone who has applied can go with us this year. I want to thank everyone who applied (29 people!) and also wanted you to all know that this year’s selection will be the toughest yet! With bookings, chaperone ratios, housing, and most importantly, German host families, we simply can’t take everyone. But every kid who applied would have been a good participant, I’m sure!

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