A German Custom - Kaffee und Kuchen

A German Custom - Kaffee und Kuchen
A German Custom - Kaffee und Kuchen
A German Custom - Kaffee und Kuchen
A German Custom - Kaffee und Kuchen
A German Custom - Kaffee und Kuchen
A German Custom - Kaffee und Kuchen
A German Custom - Kaffee und Kuchen
A German Custom - Kaffee und Kuchen
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This unit about explores the German custom of enjoying Kaffee und Kuchen on a Sunday afternoon. This tradition explains why Germany has so many bakeries that offer an overwhelming variety of cakes.

Students are given the opportunity to study online reviews of 4 popular Konditoreien in Berlin. They select one that they would like to visit and explain their choice giving reasons. They can use simple and complex sentence structures to do so.

The recourse includes:

  • 2 reading comprehensions about the Kaffee und Kuchen tradition
  • a comparative writing task
  • a quiz for early finishers
  • background information about Kuchen, Torten and Konditoreien in German and English
  • German online reviews of 4 popular Konditoreien in Berlin
  • a vocabulary list that supports the reading of the reviews
  • examples of how to give reasons using weil, denn and obwohl
  • model examples for writing an online review about a familiar coffee shop

ACTFL Can-Do-Statements

I can understand key information about the German tradition „Kaffee und Kuchen“

I can understand the main points of online reviews about German cafés

I can react to online reviews and state my viewpoint giving reasons

I can express my viewpoint in a review

Target Group: High Intermediate

Learning Objectives: Broaden knowledge about German culture, applying complex sentence structures in order to express a viewpoint and to give reasons, understanding how to use weil, denn and obwohl

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Total Pages
22 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 hours
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