Aspekte deutscher Gegenwart: Texte und Ubungen: Band 2
Author: Alan Jones and Gudrun Lawlor
Aspekte deutscher Gegenwart complements Advanced level German course books by providing practice in reading and understanding a variety of longer texts and encouraging independent study. Students will also develop the vocabulary needed to understand and talk about important issues in modern German society.
The eight photocopiable self-study units are based on authentic texts dealing with the following topics: Schuler über Schulen; Familienleben; Die Welt der Arbeit; Freizeit und Urlaub; Analphabeten; Einstieg in die Arbeitswelt; Werbung auf der Strase; and Deutsche oder Ausländer.
Lively, interesting and carefully graded, the exercises begin with identification of key words and comprehension questions in German and English, followed by detailed and precisely focused practice with the new vocabulary, grammar and phrases. Units conclude with a written exercise and a topic for debate. Extensive 'Losungen und Erlauterungen' sections give correct answers to and commentaries on the exercises, in addition to sample essays. Grammar and shades of meaning are explained simply but thoroughly, so that students can develop their language skills rapidly without the need to work closely with a teacher.