Getting started with German 1
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Getting started with German 1

4 More on places in German speaking countries

In the previous activities you have been looking at places in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. If you want to give more information about theses locations, you need some more vocabulary. You will hear all the new vocabulary below in the next audio track in Activity 7 but first have a go at Activity 6.

Activity 6

Before listening to the audio in Activity 7, try to work out what those words mean.

Using the following two lists, match each numbered item with the correct letter.

  1. das ist …

  2. in Deutschland

  3. in Norddeutschland

  4. in Süddeutschland

  5. in Ostdeutschland

  6. in Westdeutschland

  7. in Österreich

  8. in der Schweiz

  • western Germany

  • b.that is …/this is …

  • Switzerland

  • eastern Germany

  • southern Germany

  • northern Germany

  • Germany

  • Austria

The correct answers are:
  • 1 = b
  • 2 = g
  • 3 = f
  • 4 = e
  • 5 = d
  • 6 = a
  • 7 = h
  • 8 = c

Activity 7

Listen to the names of some places and say, in German, where they all are. Repeat this activity until you are happy with your pronunciation. You will hear a model answer for comparison.


You hear: Augsburg

You say: Augsburg? Das ist in Süddeutschland.

You hear: Augsburg? Das ist in Süddeutschland.

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Bitte hören Sie und sprechen Sie.

Augsburg? Ja, das ist in Süddeutschland.

Hm, das ist in Norddeutschland!

Bern? Hm, äh, ja … das ist in der Schweiz!

Wien – das ist in Österreich!

Rostock? Ähm, das ist, äh, in Norddeutschland?

Genf. Ja, das ist in der Schweiz.

München – das ist in Süddeutschland!
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