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Treasury of words – An easy exercise Posted by on Mar 27, 2013

I know, I know…learning vocabulary isn´t always fun and sometimes it surely costs some effort to do so. That´s why I don´t want to annoy you. But with this little exercise, you can check your status  pretty good. Even if you don´t know all the words! In my opinion this one is relatively easy, so…

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Practice your comprehension skills in German with jokes Posted by on Mar 20, 2013

Being able to form sentences in German is one part of linguistic competence. Understanding written and spoken content is also important for successful foreign language acquisition. Below, you find three jokes in German and their appropriate English translations. When you are a beginner of learning German as a foreign language, you should read the English…

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German newspaper causes laughter: “Pope eats Argentines”!?. Posted by on Mar 18, 2013

Is the new pope, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, a cannibal who favors his Argentinian fellow-countrymen as a delicious meal, just like the headline in a German newspaper suggested? Admittedly, I have no idea what kind of diet Francis, the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church prefers but I’m pretty sure that he is not after…

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Check your German comprehension skills with these three jokes Posted by on Mar 17, 2013

Telling jokes is usually nice as a pastime but it can also help you to practice your comprehension skills in German (or any other foreign languages). Following, I listed three jokes, each presented in German and English. When you are a beginner of learning German as a foreign language, read the English version first and…

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Solution – cloze Posted by on Mar 15, 2013

Here´s the solution to the cloze I published some days ago. Compare it to yours… 1. neue, rote, dunkle, groß, kleinere 2. gelben, schöne, neuen, schönen 3. dunklen, braune, braune, modern 4. schwarzen, schön, teuer, echtem, teurer 5. elegante, hoch, billigeren 6. interessante, Junge, intelligente, netten, humorvollen, harmonisches 7. ungebildeten, gekühlten, gebackenem, unerhört 8. lautem,…

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