🤔German Level 1, Activity 13: Abschließende Prüfung / Final review (Online)

Cartoon picture of a map of Germany with many smaller German cultural items.
Description: Students will practice answering open-ended questions using vocabulary from the past chapters.
Semantic Topics: school, schule, clothing, kleidung, food, essen, schedules, zeitpläne, articles, artikel

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

Practices: Discussing clothing, furnishings, eating, and free-time activities in German. Diskussion über Kleidung, Einrichtung, Essen und Freizeitaktivitäten auf Deutsch.

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 1.2 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 effectively use the vocabulary I have learned throughout the semester in conversation.
  • I can answer questions about myself and give my opinions on various subjects.
  • I can speak German for an extended period of time.


Practice with articles

  • Üben mit Artikeln

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

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


  • das Handy (The cell phone)
  • die Kinder (The children)
  • der Mann (The man)
  • das Spiel (The game)
  • das Konzert (The concert)
  • die Butter (The butter)
  • der Anzug (The suit)


Main Activity

1. Using the Jeopardy game in the Google Presentation students will choose a topic and a certain value.

  • Mit dem Jeopardy-Spiel in der Google-Präsentation wählen die Schüler ein Thema und einen bestimmten Wert.


2. They will “roll a die” virtually. If they roll a number 1-3 they must answer the question. If they roll a number 4-6 they must ask someone else the question (that person would get the points if they answer correctly.)

  • Sie werden eine Wurfel werfen.  Wenn es auf eine Nummer von 1 bis 3 ländet müssen sie die Frage antworten. Wenn es auf eine Nummer von 4 bis 6 ländet müssen sie jemand anders die Frage stellen.


3. They will need to answer the question given. There is no wrong answer.

  • Sie müssen die Frage antworten. Es gibt keine falsche Antworten.


4. Questions:

  • Was studierst du an der Universität? (What are you studying at the university?)
  • Um wie viel Uhr stehst du auf? …schläfst du ein? (What time do you get up?…do you fall asleep?)
  • Was hast du letztes Wochenende gemacht? (What did you do last weekend?)
  • Was hast du nächstes Jahr vor? (What are you going to do next year?)
  • Wie groß ist deine Familie? (How big is your family?)
  • Wie heißen deine Familienmitglieder? (What are your family members’ names?)
  • Wie hilfts du in deiner Haushalt? (What help do you do in your household?)
  • Was machst du mit deiner Familie? Habt ihr Traditionen? (What do you do with your family?  Do you have any traditions?)
  • Nenne fünf Farben. (Name five colors.)
  • Was trägst du heute? (What are you wearing today?)
  • Beschreib dein Lieblingskleidungsstück. (Describe your favorite piece of clothing.)
  • Beschreibe eine Kleidung “Trend” was denkst du davon? (Describe a clothing trend?  What do you think of it?)
  • Was willst du zum Frühstück jeden Tag essen? (What do you want to eat for breakfast every morning?)
  • Wo kaufst du dein Essen ein? (Where do you buy your food?)
  • Was ist das schlimmste Essen und warum? (What is the worst food and why?)
  • Was ist dein Lieblingsrezept? (What is your favorite recipe?)
  • Was machst du normalerweise am Wochenende? (What do you normally do on the weekends?)
  • Was würdest du machen, wenn du immer Freizeit hättest? (What would do if you always had free time?)
  • Was machst du wenn dir langweilig ist? (What do you do when you are bored?)
  • Du bist reich. Was würdest du in deiner Freizeit machen? (You are rich.  What would you do in your free time?)



Ask students the following question to finish the activity:

  • Was machst du diesen Sommer? (What are your summer plans?)

End of Activity:

  • Read can-do statements and have students evaluate their confidence. (Use thumbs up/thumbs down)
  • Encourage students to be honest in their self-evaluation.
  • Pay attention, ask questions, 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 in conversation.
  • I can answer questions about myself and give my opinions on various subjects.
  • I can speak German for an extended period of time.

Cultural Resources

Linked is a fun Easy German video about Small Talk in German speaking lands.

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