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Getting started with German 2
Getting started with German 2

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Week 1: Frühstück!

Introduction

You’ll start this week by looking at a typical breakfast table you could expect to find at many cafés or homes in German-speaking countries.

During the working week, people might be more rushed in the morning, but at weekends breakfast is taken quite seriously. Traditionally, you would often find a range of fresh bread rolls, a boiled egg, ham, cheese and something sweet, like jam, honey and maybe a slice of brioche or a croissant. Cereals, yogurt, fruit and fruit juices are becoming increasingly popular, and there usually is plenty of coffee or tea, too.

While learning about various breakfast options, you will practise using regular and irregular verbs in the present tense. You will also learn new vocabulary to help you to talk about food and drink. To help you memorise these new words, you will look at strategies for learning vocabulary and find out how your dictionary can help you with verb forms.

This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course LGXG002 - Beginners German 2: mit Vergnügen! [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)]

Viel Spaß!