Intermediate German: Understanding spoken German
Intermediate German: Understanding spoken German

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Intermediate German: Understanding spoken German

1.4 Writing about yourself

Here you will use some of the things Henning Haarhaus said about himself, to talk and write about yourself.

Activity 4

Here is a small section of the transcript, with gaps for you to write your own answers, describing yourself and your own life. You can adapt the style as you like, but this shows how listening to what someone else says, can offer you a structure for your own answers.

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What you wrote will depend entirely on your own life. Below is a sample answer, which you can compare to what you wrote:

Mein Name ist Chris Butcher, ich bin 24 Jahre alt und lebe in Potsdam in der Nähe von Berlin in Ostdeutschland. Ursprünglich komme ich aus England. Ich bin in Birmingham aufgewachsen. Und meine Mutter und mein Stiefvater leben dort immer noch. Und ich lebe seit ungefähr drei Jahren mit meiner Freundin und ihrer kleinen Tochter zusammen.

Glücklich macht mich Badminton spielen. Ich spiele jeden Dienstagabend mit drei Freunden zusammen. Und ansonsten macht mich noch glücklich, wenn ich mit meiner Freundin und ihrer Tochter in Urlaub fahren. Wir zelten gern, denn das kostet nicht zu viel und macht uns sehr viel Spaβ.

Meine Freunde sagen, dass ich aktiv und dynamisch bin, dass ich immer zu wenig Zeit habe, und die meisten sagen, dass ich mich ab und zu ausruhen sollte.

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