German Level 1, Activity #14: Abschließende Prüfung / Final Review (Face to Face)

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Description: Students play a game building sentences, Students ask and answer many life questions.

Semantic Topics: Dice Game, Würfelsatzbildungsspiel, Review, nachprüfen, Good bye, Tschüss, Auf Wiedersehen, Personal Questions, Personalfragen, Free Time, Freizeit.

Products: Furniture, Möbel, Free-time Activities, Freizeitaktivitäten, Food, Lebensmittel, Clothing, Kleidung, Education, Ausbildung.

Practices: Discussing German clothing, furnishings, eating, and free-time activities. Diskutieren deutscher Kleidung, Einrichtung, Essen und Freizeitaktivitäten.

Perspectives: The German language has very specific rules and regulations about how a sentence should be structured.  Die deutsche Sprache hat sehr spezifische Regeln und Vorschriften für den Aufbau eines Satzes.

NCSSFL-ACTFL World-Readiness Standards:

  • Standard 1.1 Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.
  • Standard 1.3 Students present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics.

Idaho Content Standards for World Languages:

  • Objective: COMM 2.1 Understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics.
  • Objective: COMM 3.1 Present information, concepts, and ideas to inform, explain, persuade, and narrate on a variety of topics using appropriate media in the target language.

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

  • I can effectively use the vocabulary I have learned throughout the semester.
  • I can be interviewed in German and answer questions in detail.
  • I can speak German for an extended period of time.

Materials Needed:

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Kahoot with articles

  • Kahoot mit Artikeln

Students have to guess the correct article that goes with the vocab word.

  • Die Schüler müssen den richtigen Artikel erraten, der zum Vokabelwort passt.

Main Activity

Main Activity: Dice sentence building game

  • Hauptaktivität: Würfelsatzbildungsspiel

1. A student will roll the die (Created from the print out included in the materials needed section).

  • Ein Schüler wird würfeln.

2. Depending on what topic the die lands on, the instructor reads a question from the corresponding topic.

  • Je nachdem, auf welches Thema der Würfel landet, liest der Lehrer eine Frage aus dem entsprechenden Thema vor.

3. The student must answer the question using the relevant vocabulary.

  • Der Schüler muss die Frage mit dem entsprechenden Vokabular beantworten.



1. Name four pieces of furniture in this room!

  • Nenne vier Möbelstücke in diesem Zimmer!

2. What do you find in a living room?

  • Was findet man in einem Wohnzimmer?

3. Which room do you spend most of your time in?

  • In welchem Zimmer verbringst du die meiste Zeit?

4. Where do you buy your furniture?

  • Wo kaufst du deine Möbel?


1. What do you like to do in your free time?

  • Was machst du gern in deiner Freizeit?

2. What do you normally do on the weekends?

  • Was machst du normalerweise am Wochenende?

3. Would you rather play a video game or a board game? Why? Which?

  • Würdest du lieber ein Videospiel oder ein Brettspiel spielen? Warum? Welches?

4. What would you do if you always had free time?

  • Was würdest du machen, wenn du immer Freizeit hättest?


1. What is your favorite food?

  • Was isst du am liebsten?

2. What do you eat or drink everyday?

  • Was isst/trinkst du jeden Tag?

3. What is your favorite thing to cook?

  • Was kochst du am liebsten?

4. Where do you buy your food?

  • Wo kaufst du dein Essen?

5. If you could only eat one thing, what would you eat?

  • Wenn du nur eine Spiese essen könntest, was würdest du essen?


1. What are you wearing today?

  • Was trägst du heute?

2. What is your favorite piece of clothing?

  • Was ist dein Lieblingskleidungsstück?

3. Name five colors.

  • Nenne fünf Farben.

4. Name three pieces of clothing that you wear everyday.

  • Nenne drei Kleidungstücke die du jeden Tag trägst.


1. What are the names of your family members?

  • Wie heißen deine Familienmitglieder?

2. Describe one of your siblings or your mother.

  • Beschreibe einen deiner Geschwister oder deine Mutter. 

3. What do you like to do with your family?  Do you have any traditions?

  • Was machst du gerne mit deiner Familie? Habt ihr Traditionen?

4. How big is your family?

  • Wie groß ist deine Familie?


1. What are you studying at University?

  • Was studierst du an der Universität?

2. When does your lecture start?  When does it end?

  • Wann beginnt deine Vorlesung? Wann endet sie?

3. How many hours per week do you study?

  • Wie viele Stunden pro Woche lernst du?

4. What time do you get up? go to bed?

  • Um wie viel Uhr stehst du auf? …schläfst du ein?


What are your summer plans?

  • Was machst du diesen Sommer? Was für Sommerpläne hast du?


  • Auf Wiedersehen

End of Activity

  • Read Can-Do statements once more and have students evaluate their confidence.
    (Use thumbs up/thumbs down)
  • Encourage students to be honest in their self-evaluation.
  • Pay attention and try to use feedback for future activities!

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

  • I can effectively use the vocabulary I have learned throughout the semester.
  • I can be interviewed in German and answer questions in detail.
  • I can speak German for an extended period of time.
Culture Notes:  Linked is a fun Easy German video about Small Talk in German speaking countries.

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Let's Chat! German by Alexandria Crandall; Annika Henderson; Brenna McNeil; Camille Daw; David Crasper; Emma Eason; Erica Laursen; Jacob Cortez; Julia Dryer; Katherine Bukhantsov; Luca Heid; Mary Berheim; Mimi Fahnstrom; Naia Robinson; Nicole Woychick; Reagan Solomon; Robin Wagner; Sarah Lausch; Shawn Moak; Shelby Cole; Sophie Campbell; Stephi Arth; and Zahra Akbari is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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