German

Daily routine

Practise listening to and understanding German on the subject of school.

Questions: daily routine

Question

Listen to Stefan talk about his school routine and make a note of what goes in the gaps (...) below:

Stefan's school routine

TimeActivity

Like or dislike?

Before schoolBreakfast-
....................School starts-
8.15........................................
9.00Maths....................
9.45First break-
....................Sport....................
11.30Second break-
12.00........................................
............................................................
....................Go home-

Pay close attention to activity names, times, and his likes and dislikes.

The completed school routine is on the next page.

Answers: daily routine

Answer

The answers are in bold.

Stefan's school routine

TimeActivityLike or dislike?Listen out for:Examiner's comments
Before schoolBreakfast
8.00School starts
8.15French

Like

9.00Maths

Like

9.45First break -

The audio does not say what time first break starts but it does say that it ends at 10:00 and that the next lesson is Sport.

 
10.00Sport

Dislike

 
He indirectly tells us when Sport starts when talking about first break.
11.30Second break

Again, we are told what happens after the second break.

12.00

Art

Dislike

1.00

ICT

Like

2.00

Go home

Transcript and translation: daily routine

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Meine Schule beginnt um acht Uhr. Das ist sehr früh, aber wir können vor der Schule frühstücken.

    My school starts at 8am. That’s very early, but we can eat breakfast before school.

     

  2. Heute die erste Stunde ist Französisch. Mein Lieblingsfach. Dann haben wir Mathe. Das finde ich auch sehr gut.

    Today the first lesson is French. That’s my favourite subject. Then we have Maths. I like that, too.

     

  3. Nach der ersten Pause um zehn Uhr haben wir Sport. Sport gefällt mir gar nicht.

    At 10am after the first break we have PE. I don’t like PE at all.

     

  4. Um zwölf Uhr nach der zweiten Pause haben wir Kunst. Ich finde Kunst langweilig.

    At 12 o’clock after the second break we have Art. I find Art boring.

     

  5. Die letzte Stunde ist um ein Uhr. Das ist Informatik, ein interessantes Fach.

    The last lesson is at 1pm. That’s ICT, an interesting subject.

     

  6. Wir können schon um zwei Uhr nach Hause gehen.

    We can already go home at 2pm.

Listening exam tips: daily routine

  • You often you have to listen carefully to the time that something happened in order to get the right answer. Remember that in German you usually say a half before the hour (instead of a half after), but you can also say 30 minutes past, like you can in English. So 3.30 could be 'drei Uhr dreißig' or 'halb vier'.

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