"The test of good manners is to be able to put up pleasantly with bad ones." Wendell Willkie (American lawyer ~ 1892 - 1944)
Should you say 'Gesundheit' when someone sneezes ?
Is it polite to drink out of your soup bowl ?
What about that cryptic 'u.A.w.g.' ?
There are guidelines for good
“The difference between the almost-right word and the right word is really a large matter - it's the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.” Mark Twain (American humorist ~ 1835 - 1910)
* Federleicht ?
* Kleiderbügel ?
* Antrag ? Auftrag ?
* Vertrag ? Vortrag ?
"Vocabulary is a matter of word-building as well as word-using." David Crystal (British linguist and author ~ 1941)
I use word clouds - Wordles - to review and reinforce vocabulary.
I have students work with a partner to create a friendly competition as we go over the words.
Included here are
“Everybody wants to save the Earth, but nobody wants to help Mom do the dishes." P. J. O'Rourke (American journalist ~ 1947)
Want to do something special for Muttertag ?
Here are two projects - one for level 1 and one for level 2 - that work quite well in class.
German 1 students make a uniq
“Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well." Robert Louis Stevenson (Scottish author of Treasure Island ~ 1850 - 1894)
Playing cards are fun to use in class for more than just a numbers review.
I bought 16 decks of cards at the dollar store and kept them in a p