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These exercises (and answer sheet) are based on the short story 'Türken pflanzen immer nur Bohnen' by Gisela Schalk. The story is available in: Teichert et al. (2004). Allerlei zum Lesen, Houghton Hifflin. The short story as well as these exercises are suitable for (lower) intermediate students (~AS level). They would fit well into a unit on national stereotypes, character traits or a discussion on tolerance.
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.
Listening and speaking exercise for intermediate to advanced learners of German (AS level and above); based on a 'youtube' videoclip by 'Loriot', which gives a humerous description of German christmas traditions; speaking exercise suitable for pair work
Pair work speaking exercise aimed at describing contrasting personalities; based on 10 pictures of a German newspaper comic strip (Strizz); can be expanded as a class discussion about stereotypes; suitable for intermediate to advanced learners (AS level and above)