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Mountain huts in the Bavarian Alps
A discussion about life in the Bavarian Alps, including some information about mountain huts. The area is first described in English. A German lady then talks about life in the foothills of the Alps. This is quite complex German and would be suitable for A Level students more than GCSE. There is then another English description of the mountain huts and their tradition of not turning anyone away. A hut owner talks about an incident in German, where 15 people needed to stay for the night as they got into trouble while out walking.
The final part of the clip is a learning opportunity. The narrator asks to have a room with a view of the Alps and whether they can still get food. The phrases are shown in written form too. This is then put into practise by a couple who want to stay at the mountain hut.
The two sections in which German people are talking about life in the Alps would be a good listening comprehension for A Level. Students would be able to pick out the main points or answer comprehension questions about what has been said.
The part at the end where the vocabulary is practised could be used in 14-16 role play practice or for the CBLC course when dealing with booking a room.
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