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Coffee Break German Lesson 12 Homework


listeners. I’ve been a teacher for many years and I’m fascinated by languages. In particular I like using my knowledge of one language to help me learn another and comparing vocabulary and grammar across the languages. I’ll be asking lots of questions about German and I hope that these questions help our listeners learn too!” 


Thomas begins by asking the question:

bist du fertig? 

 Are you ready?Like all languages, German has regional differences in pronunciation.  Where Thomas pronounces


 with a hard -g ending, in other parts of the German-speaking world, this final -g sounds more like ‘ch’ in the Scottish word “loch”. Don’t worry about these nuances of pronunciation just yet! No matter how you pronounce


 you’ll  be understood by any native speaker!In answer to this question, we can say “yes”, or “no”:




noTo say “yes, I am ready”, you can say,

 ja, ich bin fertig.

 We’ll cover this in more detail in the future.

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In lesson 30 of Coffee Break German you’ll join Mark and Thomas as they review the language covered in the past ten lessons. Coffee Break German comes to you from the Radio Lingua Network. In weekly episodes you’ll join native speaker Thomas who’ll be teaching learner Mark in gradual, structured lessons. The episodes also feature Kirsten, our Grammar Guru, and Julia, our Cultural Correspondent.

Coming up in this lesson…

In this lesson you will:

  • find out who the mystery personalities from lesson 29 were;
  • test your translation skills from German into English;
  • test your translation skills from English into German;
  • review the grammar covered in lessons 21-30 with our Grammar Guru;
  • learn about some famous German speakers.

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