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Below you'll find a list of the grammar worksheets I've compiled over the last few years. All of these pages are my own compilations, but I can't claim credit for every single sentence or idea -- many of these worksheets were compiled from older textbooks and various internet sites, and the clip art comes from older textbooks and from freeware clip art collections. Please, if you do notice anything that appears to be a copyright infringement, I'd be more than happy to remove the offending material if you let me know. Feel free to use these as handouts or links for your own teaching, or for your own reference -- there's no need to give me credit. However, please do drop me a line if you plan on using them for anything other than classroom or instructional use.

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7 German Words For 'Sleep' When the English language runs out, it so often turns to German. From "Angst" to "Zeitgeist" the German language offers us a window into the human soul. In my new book, Schottenfreude, I offer 120 new German words to describe emotions and sensations for which there is no English term. Some of these are frivolous: Generation War review: gripping drama with the confidence to confront the past Innocence lost … Greta, Wilhelm, Charly, Friedhelm and Viktor in Generation War. Photograph: BBC/ZDF I think it's the red dress that does it for me, starts me off in Generation War: Our Mothers, Our Fathers (BBC2, Saturday). It's often the little things, a moment of loveliness when everything else is getting so very unlovely, a reminder of beauty, tenderness, humanity. Like the girl in the red coat in Schindler's List.

Improve Your Brain - How Speaking Two Languages Can Improve Your Brain Being bilingual, achieving fluency in two languages, is a form of mental exercise that can strengthen your brain by enhancing brain power and improving brain health. A Growing Number of People are Bilingual Speaking more than one language and living a bilingual lifestyle is becoming increasingly common. Approximately 20 percent of Americans now speak a non-English language at home, and as many as two-thirds of children worldwide grow up bilingual. People who are not bilingual sometimes think that being fluent in two languages, or growing up learning and speaking two languages, must be confusing. But psychologists say there is no evidence to that effect, and that babies of bilingual mothers can distinguish between languages within hours after they are born.

german vocab revision / FrontPage Welcome to your GCSE GERMAN revision wiki! [Number of visits to this site: Advice on how to revise General advice on revision The GCSE Foundation Level Interactive Vocab Workout is an interactive quiz, which contains over 150 key words from past papers. It will randomly select 35 key words each time, will arrange them in random order and will arrange the multiple choice answers in random order. Speaking 2 languages can help keep dementia at bay By Mary MacVean November 6, 2013, 3:48 p.m. People who spoke two languages developed dementia 4 1/2 years later than those who spoke just one -- even in people who were illiterate, said scientists who reviewed the records of hundreds of dementia patients. The study is the largest to date to document the delay of dementia in bilingual people and the first to suggest that education level alone can’t explain the difference, the researchers said. The researchers also controlled their results for age, sex, occupation and rural versus urban living.

German Short Stories For Beginners There are many ways to learn or teach German, but my favorite approach is using stories. I can think of a number of reasons why learning German with stories is so effective, but the best one is this: because it’s fun! Learning a language can easily become a chore, so anything that takes your mind off the struggle while keeping you engaged is heaven-sent. As opposed to the daily grind of conscious effort, by suspending our awareness of the fact that we’re learning a foreign language (which–let’s face it–is rather scary!), we can bypass mental blocks and make the process so much more efficient and enjoyable.

TEDx talk Last year I spoke at TEDx, an independently organized TED event, about my strategy of Speaking From Day 1. This video introduces some of the concepts I explain in more detail in my international best selling book, Fluent in 3 Months. I expand on these ideas even more here on Fi3m PLUS (free for book owners) and in my new Fi3m PREMIUM package, which includes the very best guides and videos I have to offer. If you are interested in getting a five-day crash-course in language hacking, ending with a two-chapter preview of the Language Hacking Guide for free, as well as monthly hacks, site updates, handy links, and language learning tips, just click below to join! Can’t see the signup box? Join by clicking here instead!

Germany: Maps, History, Geography, Government, Culture, Facts, Guide & Travel/Holidays/Cities Geography | Government | History Located in central Europe, Germany is made up of the North German Plain, the Central German Uplands (Mittelgebirge), and the Southern German Highlands. The Bavarian plateau in the southwest averages 1,600 ft (488 m) above sea level, but it reaches 9,721 ft (2,962 m) in the Zugspitze Mountains, the highest point in the country. Germany's major rivers are the Danube, the Elbe, the Oder, the Weser, and the Rhine. Germany is about the size of Montana. Federal republic.

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English Language Blog: Language and Culture of the English-Speaking World From: Diplomatic affairs have been in the news a lot lately, particularly related to the United States, Europe, and Russia, which makes it a great time to review some vocabulary related to international diplomacy, as well as words related to speaking in a diplomatic way. First let’s take a look at some vocabulary related to international diplomacy: German radio stations streaming live on the internet Stream types: requires Windows Media Player requires a streaming MP3 player such as Winamp, iTunes, Foobar2000 or VLC Media player

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