1. Reading comprehension
It's time to test how much you can understand of a written passage of German! In the following exercise, click on the "Start Reading" button on the top right hand side of the page and read the passage which opens up for you. You will then be required to answer 12 multiple-choice questions about the passage.
There is one additional difficulty however. You only have five minutes to read the passage before it disappears! Can you answer the questions correctly - and in time? (Hint: You might wish to have either a German-English dictionary and/or our glossary of vocabulary open in separate windows to help you.)
Click on the bar below to get started.
2. The Family
Firstly, test your knowledge of the names of German members of the family with these two vocabulary-building games:
Now test your knowledge of German family vocabulary by clicking here to open a window containing a family tree (der Stammbaum) of the Faller family. Study this family tree and make sure that you keep it open in a separate window. Then click on the bar below to do an exercise based on this family tree.
The BBC Deutsch Plus course and the UK-German connection offer some exercises on the German family on their webpages (Shockwave and Real Player required). Some of the vocabulary may be unfamiliar to you so you may wish to have either a German-English dictionary or our course glossary open in a separate window. Click on the bar below to start the exercises:
3. Animals in German
Firstly, test your knowledge of the names of German members of the family with these four vocabulary-building games:
The noises made by animals are written in different ways in different languages. While English dogs go "woof, woof", French dogs go "ouah, ouah", Albanian dogs go "ham, ham", Greek dogs go "gav, gav", Korean dogs go "mung, mung", Italian dogs go "bau, bau" - and German dogs go "wau, wau"!
Test yourself on the sounds made by other animals in German by clicking on the bar below. Click here if you need some help.
4. Numbers in German
Finally, test your knowledge of the German numbers from 1-20 with these vocabulary-building games:
Go on to Chapter 4 of our course
Go back to the index of our course
Print This Page