☕German Level 1, Activity 11: Tägliche Routine / Daily Routine (Face to Face)

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Description: Students will talk and practice the daily routine by using flashcards and by asking questions in their group from a groupmate.
Semantic topic: Breakfast, Frühstück, daily routine, tagesablauf, alltag, weekly plan, wochenplan, schedule, zeitplan.

Products: Breakfast,  Frühstück ,  Daily Schedules, Tagliche.

Practices: Talk about breakfast in the U.S. and breakfast in German speaking countries.  Become better acquainted with classmates through questions and answers about daily life.  Sprechen Sie über Frühstück in den USA und Frühstück im deutschsprachigen Raum. Lernen Sie Ihre Kommilitonen durch Fragen und Antworten aus dem Alltag besser kennen.

Perspectives: German speaking countries have different traditional breakfast foods than we have in the U.S.  In deutschsprachigen Ländern gibt es andere traditionelle Frühstücksgerichte als in den USA.

NCSSFL-ACTFL World-Readiness Standards:

  • STANDARD 1.1 Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.
  • STANDARD 1.2 Students understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics.
  • STANDARD 2.1 Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the culture studied.

Idaho State Content Standards:

  • Objective: COMM 1.1: Interact and negotiate meaning (spoken, signed, written conversation) to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions.
  • Objective: COMM 2.1: Understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics.
  • Objective: CLTR 1.3: Function appropriately in diverse contexts within the target culture.

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

  • I can discuss the differences between breakfast in Germany and breakfast in the U.S.
  • I can discuss my daily routine.
  • I can ask and answer questions relating to my day.

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1.  Begin by discussing the Can-Do statements.

  • Beginnen Sie mit der Diskussion der Can-Do-Aussagen


2.  Ask the students about their breakfast that morning.  In case someone did not eat breakfast, have them think of a breakfast they might like to eat or what they normally eat.

  • Fragen Sie die Schüler nach ihrem Frühstück an diesem Morgen. Falls jemand nicht gefrühstückt hat, lassen Sie ihn an ein Frühstück denken, das er gerne essen würde oder was er normalerweise isst.


3.  Share the following German proverb:  “Eat your breakfast like an emperor, lunch likek and king, and dinnr like a pauper

  • Teilen Sie das folgende deutsche Sprichwort:  “Iss dein Früstück wie ein Kaiser, Mittagessen wie ein König, und Abendessen wie ein Bettler”.


4.  Display the slide containing the German breakfast foods and discuss the differences between their breakfast and the typical German breakfast.

  • Zeigen Sie die Folie mit den deutschen Frühstücksspeisen und diskutieren Sie die Unterschiede zwischen ihrem Frühstück und dem typischen deutschen Frühstück.

Main Activity

Discussion Questions

1. As you click on the slide with the orange tiles the questions will appear. Have a student read the question on the card out loud.

Wenn Sie auf die Folie mit den orangefarbenen Titeln klicken, werden die Fragen angezeigt. Lassen Sie einen Schüler die Frage auf der Karte laut vorlesen.


2. The other students will answer the question in full sentences.

Die anderen Studenten beantworten diese Frage in ganzen Sӓtzen.


3. Then click on the slide for a new card to appear, and the process will be repeated.

Klicken Sie dann auf die Folie, damit eine neue Karte erscheint, und der Vorgang wird wiederholt.


    • Wann steht ihr auf? (When do you wake up?)
    • Wann schlaft ihr ein? (When do you sleep in?)
    • Was esst ihr zum Frühstück? (What do you eat for breakfast?)
    • Wie kommt ihr zur Uni an? (How do you get to school?)
    • Wann esst ihr Mittagsessen? (When do you eat lunch?)
    • Was esst ihr zum Abendessen? (What do you eat for dinner?)
    • Wo ist das beste Essen in Boise? (Where is the best food in Boise?)
    • Was sind eure Lieblingssüßigkeiten? (What are your favorite candies?)
    • Wo kauft ihr essen? (Where do you buy food?)
    • Kocht ihr gern? (Do you like to cook?)
    • Was ist euer Lieblingsessen? (What is your favorite food?)
    • Wie entspannt ihr euch? (What relaxes you?)


Ask students the following question(s) to finish the activity:

  • Was ist etwas, das du jeden Tag machst? (What is something you do every day?)
  • Was musst du in deinem Tag machen, das du nicht magst? (What do you have to do in your day that you don’t like to do?)
  • Es gibt jetzt einen neuen Tag in der Woche zwischen Sonntag und Montag. Was machst du mit dieser Zeit/diesem neuen Tag? (There is now a new weekday between Sunday and Monday. What would you do with this day/extra time?)

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 discuss the differences between breakfast in Germany and breakfast in the U.S.
  • I can discuss my daily routine.
  • I can ask and answer questions relating to my day.

Cultural Resources

Here is a video over A Day in the Lives of the Easy German Team.  The second video is in English about a typical German breakfast: Homeplate – Homestyle German Breakfast.


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