Author:
Brenna McNeil, Amber Hoye, Naia Robinson, Mimi Fahnstrom
Subject:
Languages, Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
High School, College / Upper Division
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License:
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
Language:
German

German Level 3, Activity 07: Monatliche Ausgaben und Lebenssituationen / Monthly Expenses and Living Situations (Online))

German Level 3, Activity 07: Monatliche Ausgaben und Lebenssituationen / Monthly Expenses and Living Situations (Online))

Overview

Students will discuss and answer questions about their current living situations, as well as what their living expenses look like.

Monthly Expenses & Living Situations

Description:

Students will discuss and answer questions about their current living situations, as well as what their living expenses look like.

Proficiency Level:

Intermediate

Keywords:

German, Expenses, Groceries, Bills, Housing

World-Readiness Standards:

  • STANDARD 1.1 Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.

  • STANDARD 1.2 Students understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics.

Idaho Content Standards for World Languages:

  • COMM 1.1 Interact and negotiate meaning (spoken, signed, written conversation) to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions.
  • COMM 2.1 Understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics.

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

  • I can explain my monthly bills and expenses.

  • I can discuss my living situation.

Materials Needed:

Jamboard 

Google Slides

Warm-up

(5 minutes): 

  • Share the Jamboard link with the students. 

  • Students will have 5 minutes to draw a rough layout of their living situation.

Main Activity

Discussion about their living situation and expenses. Ask these questions in their breakout rooms.

  • Wo wohnst du?

    • Where do you live? 

  • Wohnst du in einer WG oder bei deiner Familie?

    • ​​​​​​​Do you live in an apartment or with family?

  • Hast du Mitbewohner? Wie viele?

    • ​​​​​​​Do you have any roommates? How many? 

  • Do you decorate your house for the seasons?

    • Benutzt du Schmuck für Feiertage?

  • If you could choose a famous person to be your roommate who would it be and why?

    • Welche berühmte Person hättest du gerne als Mitbewohner und warum?

  • What qualities make a good roommate?

    • Wie erkennt man einen guten Mitbewohner?

  • Where do you like to shop for decorations?

    • Wo kaufst du dein Hausdekor?

  • Do you decorate your house for Occasions? Which ones?

    • Benutzt du Festschmuck für Feiertage? Welche Feiertage?

  • What's your favorite room in your house?

    • Welches Zimmer benutzt du am meisten/ am liebsten?

  • Where do you shop for food?

    • Wo kaufst du Essen

  • How much money do you spend every week on food?

    • Wieviel Geld gibst du jede Woche für Essen aus?

  • Do you use any tools to manage your money?

    • Was benutzt du um dein Geld zu sparen?

  • How do you find the best deals when shopping?

    • Wie sparst du Geld beim Einkaufen?

  • Do you prefer shopping in store or online?

    • Kaufst du lieber vor Ort ein oder online?

Wrap-up

Was ist dein Traumhaus/Wohnort?