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German men vs English men

Wer ist das?

Starter

Learning path: German

Key question

How can I describe myself and other people?

Learning Objective

  • To use various adjectives to describe what someone's ideal person looks like.

What to do?

Watch the clip German men vs English men, in which Nic says that the English waitress isn't his type. Imagine what Nic's type of girls is, for example:

  • Er mag große Mädchen. (He likes tall girls)
  • Er mag Mädchen mit braunen Haaren. (He likes girls with brown hair)
  • Er mag Mädchen mit blauen Augen. (He likes girls with blue eyes)

Write an ad for Nic for a personal column in the newspapers. Imagine what he would say about himself and use the details you've gathered about his ideal girl and add those details for a lonely-hearts column.

Main activity

Lesson plan: German

Learning Objective

  • To practise using descriptive adjectives and describe what I look like.

What to do?

Watch the clip Sam's audition video, in which Sascha and Barbarella say 5 things about Sam that describes where he's from, what he looks like, etc. Find the German for the following sentences:

  • He's a great reporter.
  • He's American.
  • He speaks German fluently.
  • He's very sexy.
  • He's just great!

Then use the German sentences you've found and re-write them in the first person singular: Ich, as if Sam was saying that about himself.

Now use An audition worksheet and make your own audition tape for a job in television, in which you can write a description of yourself and present it to the class:

  • Say your name, age and where you live.
  • Describe yourself physically: hair, facial features, height.
  • Say what you like.
  • Write a funny sentence at the end to round up your audition and sell yourself!

Plenary

Learning path: German

Learning Objective

  • To describe what other people look like.

What to do?

Watch the clip Sascha's hair is a mess and then Sascha's hair is ruined and complete the Descriptions worksheet.

Extension

Learning path: German

Wer ist das?

Write a description of one pupil in the class or a teacher in the school and read it either to the class or to a classmate who must recognise who it is.