Category Archives: German

284 words in a month

Give your English vocabulary a work-out over the next few days! This is to help students who are preparing for a tough exam in English, the TOEFL test. A high score enables them to study at a university in an … Continue reading

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Languages in the shower: Wetspeak

This morning an idea came to me, to do with learning vocab. While shampooing, I was wondering what the German word for scalp was.  Then: wouldn´t it be useful to think of a few other relevant words each time I … Continue reading

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Travel and discover the unexpected

When you travel, you tend to do things you normally wouldn´t, which is probably one of the best reasons I can think of for setting forth. Buying a newspaper might be a frequent occurrence for you, but for me it … Continue reading

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I give you a story

By the Mediterranean, where France meets Spain, lies Catalunya, the land where I lost my heart to Mount Canigou. The Catalan people celebrate their identity with singing, dancing, eating, drinking, speaking Catalan and telling stories. Often these are the sort … Continue reading

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Germany ends conscription – is that good?

Contradictory images thrown together by a Google search If the proposed legislation goes through, then from 1st July 2011 there should be no more youngsters from Germany called up to do their military service.   It means that the threat … Continue reading

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Quick tip – a German song title to lift you head above the clouds

Reinhard Mey – Über den Wolken (above the clouds) Youtube has his songs and interviews.  RM sings in German, French and Dutch and is one of the most prolific German singer-songwriters, a Berliner.  His delivery is clear and he chooses interesting subject … Continue reading

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World Campion – Weltmeister – WM

Sunday 14th October Sebastian Vettel (23), from Heppenheim in Hesse, becomes the youngest Formula 1 champion in history (wurde jüngster Formel-1 Weltmeister der Geschichte) in Abu Dhabi. DIE VOKABEL: Die Achterbahn-Saison Roller coaster season Nach Pannen, Pech und Patzern After … Continue reading

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