Deutsch 101: Stunde 24

Deutsch 101: Stunde 24

Outline plan:

  • Sign up for times for first oral test. Practice with one or two of the index cards for the first oral test.
    • Find these anytime on Canvas > Files > Oral Test Info
  • Overhead: Gibt es…?
    • Partner*innen: Overhead: “Meinst du, es gibt…?
    • Remember to pronounce the “Z” in “Zombies” like the “zz” in “Pizza” :)
  • Aktivität 37 (Partner*innen)
    • Note: all these words are plural! ==> The point of the exercise is to circle the features of each word (if there are any!) that show that it’s plural
  • Practice reading shorthand plural notation using the “Im Geschäft und im Restaurant” and “Die Landeskunde Deutschlands” sections of Kapitel3CEM.docx.
    • See the marginal note in the middle of page 113 for an explanation of how the plural notation works
    • Note that when an umlaut is indicated, it should go on the nearest a, o, or u at the end of the word, unless there’s a double vowel (au), in which case it goes on the “a”
    • Note info on p. 113 re: the plural endings for -chen, -heit etc.
    • Incidentally, note that the endings -chen (==> das) and -heit, -keit, tät, and -ung (==> die) also determine the gender of those nouns. You can find more such information in the optional homework reading assigned für Stunde 26: “Some Hints on How to Guess Noun Gender.”
    • Reminder: vocabulary in strikethrough font on the CEM docs will not be tested! [e.g. MUCH of the “Die Stadt” vocabulary]. The Quizlet decks reflect this: they include only the test vocab, and a few “highly recommended”  items clearly marked as “NICHT AUF DEM TEST.”
  • Video: Sesamstraße: Ernie und Krümelmonster
    • Listen for anything you can understand!
  • Flexible time. Some possibilities:
  • Your instructor may end class today with a joke that will make sense if you respond “Doch!”
    • Remember “Doch!” is used to negate negative statements – e.g. “Die Ohio State Studierenden sind nicht dumm” – “Doch!”]