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This one-minute story was adapted from the original by István Örkény. It can be used on its own, with its English translation, and with the material entitled 'Why study Hungarian?', especially part 2.
WHY STUDY HUNGARIAN? AN INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE AND CULTURE FOR BEGINNERS AND MORE ADVANCED LEARNERS This work sheet is divided into four different levels and four parts. Before starting to work on either of them, learners should listen to the following video recording, in which two students explain why they decided to learn Hungarian at university and what their understanding of the language is like. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHYR7vLVUmY The other key source for this work sheet is a short story by István Örkény by whom one of the students in the video recording reads a short prose piece Fűre lépni tilos ‘It is forbidden to step on the grass’. If you want to study this piece, you can go to the Language Box material ‘Why study Hungarian_Part 1’. Students can find the new text and its English translation, as well as two different (a slower and a faster) audio recordings of the text on Language Box under the link to materials entitled ‘Why Hungarian_Prestige’ (slow and fast readings).
Chinese business reading text. It gives a text on the topic of the company 'Google' in English and Chinese.
Lower-advanced Chinese business reading text on banks and the European Central Bank. Text is in English and Chinese.
This is a Reading comprehension exercise. Students are asked to fill in gaps with the appropriate words. Each word has got 3 diffent forms, e.g infinitive form, negative form and positive verb form but one form is suitable in the gap.
Listening and reading materials for intermediate learners on the topic of the Beijing gate.
One reading comprehension and one writing activity to practise the use of the preterite in Spanish. The topic of the activities is Pedro Almodovar. For intermediate students. (The FAVOR project)
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.
A simple quiz (in German) about German history, geography and culture. Suitable for beginning and intermediate learners of German. If necessary, students can use dictionaries to look up unfamiliar words. Answers are provided.
A series of reading, writing, listening and speaking activities based on Heinrich Heine's famous poem 'die schlesischen Weber'. Suitable for advanced (post A-level) students of German. Answers are provided.
The text in Slovak is suitable for level B2, C1, C2. It can be used to stimulate and inspire students to talk or write about cross-cultural differences or similarities in culinary art, attitudes and/or traditions.(FAVOR project)
This unit aims at helping students approach a short literary text in Italian by helping them analyse its literary components, content and language.
In this activity students will read and test their understanding of the text, reflect on selected vocabulary and engage in autonomous research on a related topic
This is a reading guide and exercises sheet to support Spanish language learners in their reading of Elvira Lindo's "Manolito Gafotas". It includes methodological suggestions for the creation of an online reading group and a wiki. It can be supported with