Family relationships: LGBTQ in Deutschland

Last updated: 15/11/2023
Family relationships: LGBTQ in Deutschland
Main Subject
Key stage
Exam board
Languages: Me, my family and friends
Resource type
Student activity
Vocabulary learning

An inclusive German GCSE resource on family relationships in the context of gender-diverse families.

The activities include:

  • a photo description using the PALMW mnemonic

  • matching German and English vocab for sexual orientation and gender identity

  • reading comprehensions about LGBTQ+ history in Germany and young people's descriptions of their gender-diverse family members, with questions in English, in the style of the AQA GCSE German exam, 2024 specification

  • translation from German to English and from English to German.

The tasks are available as worksheets and as PowerPoint slides.

An extract from the translation task in this German family relationships resource:

Translate into German.

1. I am gay and my sister is heterosexual.
Ich bin schwul und meine Schwester ist heterosexuell.

2. My parents got divorced, but they live together.
Meine Eltern haben sich scheiden lassen aber sie wohnen zusammen.

3. My friend (female) has a girlfriend, and they will get married this year.
Meine Freundin hat eine Freundin und sie werden dieses Jahr heiraten.

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