Familie in Deutschland – Free GCSE German Listening Practice with Activities
German listening and speaking practice video with native speaker, learn about traditional and modern family in Germany for Advanced Beginner and GCSE students
If you are learning GCSE German and you are looking for interesting ways to prepare for your exams, you are in the right place! This post is also ideal for those who just generally want to improve their German listening skills at an advanced beginner or pre-intermediate level on different topics.
There is definitely a need for more practice material to support language learning for students as well as aid teachers in their lessons (having taught German in secondary schools, I noticed a lack of practice material), especially for German listening. Therefore, I have taken the time to create a selection of audio-visual clips which can be used by both students and teachers, with and without the video. I’ve used native and fluent German speakers to help with this. Using native speakers is important to me as it supports learning specifically around German life; they are able to speak about their own experiences which is really useful when delving deeper in to the German culture.
In this blog post and video clip, you will find an authentic and original audio-visual clip on the topic of Family in Germany. You will learn all about Familie in Deutschland from a native speaker called: Franziska. During the clip, she discusses traditional and modern family dynamics in Germany and also gives insight into her own family too.
Who is this practice speaking video and post for?
This free audio video clip can be used by both students and teachers and is an ideal resource for advanced beginner German students. While it is primarily for students who are studying GCSE German; it is a useful video for any pupils in KS3 or KS4 as well Pre-Intermediate German Students and Scottish National 4, as well as CEFR A2. I’d welcome teachers of all these students to use this clip to support their listening practice as well.
What does this practice video clip about Family in Germany contain?
INTRODUCTION: In this video, you will have a short introduction from Sabina (me), an experience and qualified secondary German teacher and tutor. She the explains more about the video content and offers tips to support your learning experience. There are also various activities that you can do to make the most of the audio clip – these are also explained in the introduction.
MAIN CLIP: You will then meet Franziska; she is born and was raised in Germany, but currently lives in Austria. She discusses traditional and modern families in Germany, as well as talking about her own family.
This video not only offers a great opportunity to learn more about the topic of family in German through listening practice, is will also allow GCSE, advanced beginners, pre-intermediate German students and CEFR A2 students to discover new verbs, nouns and adjectives too.
While I have discussed the tips to help you make the most of the video, I have also listed them out below too:
- Try to challenge yourself by listening to the clip rather than watching it. It’s often easier to understand what is being said when you watch mouth movements when people are speaking. By focusing on the audio and noting down what you understand initially; you will then be able to go back and listen again to see how much you were able to comprehend.
- There are activity worksheets that you can download to help you when listening to this clip, why not download these and you can work through them while listening. Keep scrolling!
- Listen out for verbs, nouns and adjectives and note these down.
- I’d also suggest noting down any words that are new or unfamiliar and taking the time after listening to the clip to research these words to help your understanding and get more from the content. The video transcript will help with this as well – keep scrolling to find this too.
To support your listening practice please listen to the audio/ watch the clip whilst trying the accompanying activities that we have created to improve your language skills. It is recommended for GCSE students, advanced beginner/pre-intermediate German students, as well as CEFR A2 level students. However, all German learners wishing to practise their listening on the topic of Family in Germany could use the worksheet.
You can download a copy of the FREE PDF Worksheet To Accompany die Familie in Deutschland video above by clicking the yellow image below:
You can download a copy of the FREE PDF audio-video clip die Familie in Deutschland transcript by clicking the pink image below:
Want more FREE German listening practice? Check out my Intermediate German Revision by Topic post. It is packed with vocabulary activities and listening practise on various GCSE topics for German learners at CEFR A2 level. Why not check out The Ideal Teacher Language School’s YouTube Channel (and subscribe, of course!) for more German listening practice for beginner and intermediate students?
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