German / Year 5 and 6 / Communicating / Informing

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Curriculum content descriptions

Gather, compare and respond to information from different sources relating to social and natural worlds

[Key concepts: environment, lifestyles, relationships; Key processes: researching, collating, reading, viewing]

 (ACLGEC140)

Elaborations
  • collecting and comparing information from a range of informative print media and digital texts on topics related to social and environmental issues, for example, family life, schooling in different cultural contexts, endangered animals, or innovative technology
  • obtaining information from simple texts such as advertisements or features in teen magazines to share impressions of the lifestyles of young German speakers in different contexts
  • viewing subtitled video clips on different German-speaking communities, identifying key facts and features, and recording new vocabulary and expressions for use in shared texts
  • compiling information from a survey of peers and adults on social behaviours and reporting on results, for example, mode of transport to school/work (zu Fuβ, mit dem Rad/Bus/Auto) and how environmentally friendly it is, or preferred modes of communication (Hast du ein Handy? Wie oft telefonierst/simst du? Wie oft schaust du einen YouTube clip an?)
  • viewing a news item or short documentary about a festival in a German-speaking country, such as die Basler Fasnacht or Karneval in Köln, describing and giving an opinion on the main aspects, for example, Ich finde die Fasnacht in Basel super. Ich mag die Masken und die Musik. Aber ich möchte nicht um 4 Uhr aufstehen.
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Informative texts,  German language

Interactive Resource

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Zou ba! The Gold Buddha: adverbs

Follow an adventure about 'The Gold Buddha'. Find out how to use adverbs when describing people's actions. Look at the relation between adjectives and adverb pairs like happy/happily, quiet(ly), loud(ly), nervous(ly) and slow(ly). For example, describe someone who is fast as 'running quickly'. This learning object is one ...

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Photo album: daily life 1 [Japanese]

Look through a photo album showing life in Japan. See photos such as shops around Shinjuku, cooking at home and teenagers playing computer games. Match each photo to a brief description of the activity. Answer a question about each activity. Complete a quiz that includes questions on all of the photos. This learning object ...

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Languages online: Tetris game maker

This resource is a tool students can use to make their own Tetris computer game in which a player must correctly respond to a clue that appears after every fourth falling block. Clues can be text, pictures or audio. If the answer is correct, the game continues. If it is incorrect, a 'bomb' falls through the game space, ...

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Zou ba! Your life: activities you like

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Zou ba! Chinese New Year

Explore the activities and customs of Chinese New Year and learn how to wish others a Happy New Year.

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Out and about: city excursion [Arabic/English]

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Zou ba! Calendars: activities

Explore how to ask someone what day they will be playing a sport or doing an activity. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

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Zou ba! The Gold Buddha: adjectives

Follow an adventure about 'The Gold Buddha'. Find out how to use adjectives when describing people and places. Use adjectives like tall, dark, damp, hot, clever, brave and beautiful. For example, describe Mount Kosciuszko as high and steep. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

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Zou ba! The Gold Buddha: qualifying statements

Follow an adventure about 'The Gold Buddha'. Find out how to adjust the meaning of a statement by adding a phrase. For example, say that you speak Chinese and add 'but I can't speak it well'. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

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Photo album: celebrations 1 [Indonesian]

Look through a photo album showing celebrations and ceremonies in Indonesia. See photos of activities such as a warrior dance, a wedding ceremony and men playing traditional musical instruments such as drums and gongs. Match each photo to a brief description of the activity. Answer a question about each activity. Complete ...

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Photo album: daily life 1 [Indonesian]

Look through a photo album showing everyday life in Indonesia. See photos of activities such as an inter-island ferry unloading, men preparing to hunt pigs and a woman working in a rice field. Match each photo to a brief description of the activity. Answer a question about each activity. Complete a quiz that includes questions ...

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Zou ba! Calendars: birthdays

Explore how to ask a person if it is their birthday today. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

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Photo album: school life 1 [Indonesian]

Look through a photo album showing everyday life of Indonesian schoolchildren. See photos of children doing activities such as travelling to school in a canoe, learning traditional dance and sweeping the schoolyard. Match each photo to a brief description of the activity. Answer a question about each activity. Complete ...

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Out and about: city excursion [Dari/English]

Listen to a spoken recount in Dari or English about a class excursion by train to central Sydney. Read the recount in English. See photos of the places the class visited, including the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House, a toy museum and Circular Quay. Select hyperlinks to see images of key words in the recount. ...

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Out and about: Manly excursion [Arabic/English]

Listen to a spoken recount in Arabic or English about a class excursion by train and ferry to Manly Beach, Sydney. Read a written version of the recount in Arabic. See photos of the people and places the class saw on their excursion, including a street performer, Circular Quay, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, ...

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Out and about: Manly excursion [Dari/English]

Listen to a spoken recount in Dari or English about a class excursion by train and ferry to Manly Beach, Sydney. Read a written version of the recount in Dari. See photos of the people and places the class saw on their excursion, including a street performer, Circular Quay, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Manly ...

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Out and about: city excursion [Dinka/English]

Listen to a spoken recount in Dinka or English about a class excursion by train to central Sydney. Read a written version of the recount in English. See photos of the places the class visited, including the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House, a toy museum and Circular Quay. Select hyperlinks to see images of ...

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Zou ba! School: stationery

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