Mastering vocabulary – German

Last updated: 03/08/2022
Mastering vocabulary – German
Main Subject
Key stage
Resource type
Teaching pack
Skills
Vocabulary learning

Mastering vocabulary – German offers research and evidence-based approaches to accelerating vocabulary acquisition for KS3-4 students.

It includes differentiated PowerPoints, collaborative learning activities and photocopiable resources to support comprehension skills for students in years 9, 10 and 11.

The resources draw on:

  • cognitive research into memorisation
  • examiners’ reports from reading and listening papers
  • vocabulary lists from all exam boards
  • best classroom practice by experienced teachers.

Suitable for any exam board, this pack covers approaches to learning, vocabulary starters, games and revision, as well as exam strategies.

What's included?

  • Includes vocabulary starters, games, revision, learning strategies and exam tips.
  • Differentiated resources for years 9-11.
  • For use with AQA, Edexcel and Eduqas/WJEC exam boards.

What's inside?

Introduction (pages 3-4)

1. Learning strategies (pages 5-17)

  • 10 tips for memorising vocabulary
  • Memory challenge template (PowerPoint 1)
  • Word wheel template
  • False friends quilts

2. Vocabulary starters (pages 18-42)

  • Word play starters: opinions (PowerPoint 2
  • Triangle puzzles: time expressions
  • Make the link: synonyms, antonyms and connected words

3. Vocabulary games (pages 43-52)

  • Verb games (PowerPoint 3)
  • Snakes and ladders: decodable verbs
  • Speedy verb race

4. Vocabulary revision (pages 53-68)

  • Take 10 words (PowerPoint 4)
  • Revision quiz cards
  • Pick ‘n’ mix worksheets

5. Exam tips (pages 69-70)

  • 10 exam tips to share

This sample is a starter activity on synonyms, antonyms and connected words from the Mastering vocabulary – German teaching pack. 

Make the link: synonyms, antonyms and connected words

Look at the pairs of words in the grid below and decide if they are:

  • synonyms (both words mean the same thing)
  • antonyms (the two words are opposites)
  • connected (neither synonyms nor antonyms but connected in some way).

Synonyms, antonyms or connected words? Write S, A or C.

  1. Auto

Wagen

 

  1. heiß

kalt

 

  1. essen

Frühstück

 

  1. Gymnasium

Schule

 

  1. ankommen

abfahren

 

  1. Einkaufszentrum

Geschäft

 

  1. fliegen

Flughafen

 

  1. Großmutter

Opa

 

  1. rechts

links

 

  1. Buch

lesen

 

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