Fun activity for German students learning about rooms and furniture. Students are moving into their first apartment, but don't have any furniture - they have 7,000 Euros to get started. Using the provided order form, they choose the items they want (but stay within their budget). Students can choose between luxury items like a plasma TV and a golden toilet, or can stick to the bare essentials like a fridge and sink.
Students then decorate their apartment by drawing in the items they purchased on the provided layout (boxes = windows, curved lines = doors). Students also decide how they want to use the rooms - they determine which would make the best living room, bedroom, etc.
I usually have students complete the order form at home. Then in class, as an extension, they describe their apartment to group members. Group members fill in a blank apartment based on the description they hear (usually I make extra copies of the layout and put them in page protectors - students can draw on them with dry erase markers).
Designed to go along with Deutsch Aktuell, Kapitel 8B (though additional vocabulary items may be included). I use this activity with my German 2 class. Directions for students are in German.
(French version also available.)