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In this exercise students choose a German magazine/newspaper they would like to investigate. Either, the teacher can bring magazines/newspapers to choose from or students can use the internet to investigate online magazines/newspapers. The exercise begins with an individual reading/short writing exercise, then continues with pair work and ends with a general class discussion. This work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0 Please attribute Livia Schanze when re-using.
This exercise is based on an article of the 'Frankfurter Rundschau' which is freely available on the internet (link provided in document). Reading the article/looking up unknown vocabulary can be given as homework, so that the class time can focus on the discussion itself. The questions should be used as prompts for discussion (first in pairs/followed by a class discussion). Depending on the confidence/ability of students, it might be helpful to give them 5-10 minutes to think about the questions and make some bullet points before starting the discussion.