GCSE German #006: Topics – Free Time (Freizeit)

Hello everyone! Yet another Monday is upon us, so it’s time for a little more German practice. We’re focussing on a specific topic again this week, namely free time. So let’s dive right in, shall we?

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GCSE German #005: Topics – Relationships (Beziehungen)

Monday’s back! Anyone else had a long day? If you’ve been at school, I feel you. It’s been a long day, for me at least!

Onto the next post in this series – and we’re back to specific topics. Like I said before, I’m generally following the AQA spec, though most of these activities are quite different to what you’d find on your exam. Hopefully though they’ll expose you to the grammar again, and maybe even some more vocab!

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GCSE German #004: Culture – Oktoberfest

Have you all had a good start to the week? Yes? Glad to hear it. I’m back at school myself too (in a teaching capacity, though) so I’m trying to return to education-mode – though it’s not so easy as I would like.

Part of the reason is, I think, that there are some cool celebrations happening here in Austria right now – and in Germany too! And, since part of the curriculum for GCSEs is having an understanding of culture in the languages, I thought you all might be interested in a short post about Oktoberfest!

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GCSE German #003: Topics – Health (Gesundheit)

Happy Monday (again)! So last week there was no post due to my relocation back to Vienna, but I’m back this week and ready to go!

My plan for the next few weeks is to look at some of these GCSE topics a little more in depth – though they are, of course, quite broad. I’m hoping that I can bring together different resources that are out there on the internet that you can use to practise your German and prepare for your exams. Some of them may include vocabulary and grammar that aren’t as necessary for your exams, but they might have more practical real-life applications. As with anything in this series of posts, if you have any questions or any suggestions for anything you want to see – let me know! I’m happy to hear from you and help you if I can.

So, for this week, we’re going to talk about health!

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GCSE German #002: 5 Ways to Beat Procrastination (And Keep Yourself On Track!)

Well, it’s Monday again! Everyone had a good day at work/school/wherever? Yes? Good.

So today we go onto the second post in my GCSE German series…

5 Ways to Beat Procrastination!

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This post is going to be a little more general than the ones I plan on writing in the future, because let’s face it, if you’re doing your GCSEs, it’s only two weeks since you were on your summer holiday aaaand because I think this is a really good place to start.

Let me just talk about me and procrastination for a second: I am a chronic procrastinator. Case in point: I spent all of my final year of uni working hard (procrastinating harder) and kept promising myself ‘this summer I’ll study so many languages’, ‘this summer I’ll read so many books’, ‘this summer I’ll start writing again’… What happened when the summer came around? Nothing. I went to work, I came home, I lounged around and watched Netflix. It’s an easy cycle to drop into – and it’s even easier when it’s not stuff you really want to do.

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