All b1 German speaking topics (DTZ, telc b1). Part 2

We continue our all b1 German speaking topics. In the first part we had numerous topics related to family life and everyday life. Now more compact topics dedicated to medicine, healthy lifestyle, sports, work, shopping, pensioners, etc.

Part 1. Oral part of the German B1 exam. Speaking topics

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Verbs with prepositions in German. Preposition um and preposition über

Often verbs with prepositions in German form a fixed connection. Sometimes this connection is so close that the verb without a preposition is not used at all. There are lists of verbs with prepositions (look at the end of your textbook). But we’ll go a little different way: we will begin to analyze groups of prepositions in terms of their meaning to make it easier to remember.

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Description of a person’s appearance in German. 3. How to avoid repetition in essay

German language, with its very fixed order, requires special attention to repeating of the beginning of a sentence. Here we will look, how to avoid repetition in essay in German. Also, in any essay in any language, it is very important not to repeat verbs. In describing appearance, the verb “to have” is too active. Therefore, let’s explore alternative verbs and constructions.

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Describe appearance of a person in German. Body and clothing

We continue to describe appearance of a person in German. In the first part, it was about the head, but the appearance is most often not exhausted by it. We turn to the length and width and other characteristics of the body and clothing.

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Describing people’s appearance in German (Personenbeschreibung)

Describing people’s appearance in German is difficult types of essay. You should, firstly, know the appropriate words, and secondly, correlate these words with the appearance of a person. At best, people are able to name eye color, hair color, hair length, and eye/mouth size. It is no less difficult in this type of essay to preserve a variety of sentence structures. It is clear that without training it will be a continuous “he has …”

The first part is about the basic principles of describing people’s appearance in German. An example of possible assessment by the teacher and adjectives for different parts of the head are given.

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