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Holidays and travel

Example answers: holidays and travel

Compare what Ruben and Anne said in this conversation and find out why the teacher gave Anne a higher mark.

1. Warst du schon im Ausland? - Have you ever been abroad?

Ruben says:

Ja, ich war in Spanien, Florida und Tunesien.

Yes, I've been to Spain, Florida and Tunisia.

Anne says:

Ja, ein paar Mal. Ich habe Urlaub in Spanien, Florida und Tunesien gemacht.

Yes, a couple of times. I've been to Spain, Florida and Tunisia on holiday.

Anne adds more detail to her answer, telling us she was on holiday in these places.

 

2. Möchtest du wieder nach Spanien fahren? - Would you like to go back to Spain?

Ruben says:

Ja.

Yes.

Anne says:

Ja gern, weil es so viel zu sehen gibt.

Yes I would, because there's such a lot to see.

Anne gives a reason for her answer without waiting for the teacher to ask 'warum?'

 

3. Welche andere Länder möchtest du besuchen? - What other countries would you like to visit?

Ruben says:

Ich möchte Australien besuchen.

I'd like to visit Australia.

Anne says:

Ich möchte Australien besuchen, weil es dort so viel für junge Leute zu tun gibt. Aber das kostet sehr viel.

I'd like to visit Australia, because there's such a lot for young people to do there. But it costs such a lot.

Anne adds a reason for her answer, but also a potential problem.

 

4. Wo warst du letztes Jahr im Urlaub? - Last year, where did you go on holiday?

Ruben says:

Ich bin nach Frankreich gefahren. Wir sind mit dem Auto gefahren. Das Wetter war prima und das Essen war toll.

I went to France. We went by car. The weather was great and the food was excellent.

Anne says:

Ich bin mit meiner Familie nach Frankreich gefahren. Wir sind mit dem Auto gefahren, auch haben wir verschiedene Städte besucht. Das Wetter war prima und das Essen war toll.

I went with my family to France. We went by car and also visited several towns. The weather was great and the food was excellent.

Ruben gives a good answer, but Anne adds more details about who she went with and what they did.

 

5. Wohin möchtest du nächstes Jahr fahren? - Where would you like to go next year?

Ruben says:

Ich will nach Deutschland fahren.

I want to go to Germany.

Anne says:

Ich werde Deutsch für mein Abi studieren, also will ich nach Deutschland fahren, um mein Deutsch zu verbessern.

I'm going to study German at A level, so I want to go to Germany to improve my German.

Anne tells us exactly why she wants to go to Germany.

 

6. Interessierst du dich für die Nachrichten? - Are you interested in the news?

Ruben says:

Ich sehe die Nachrichten im Fernsehen, aber es ist langweilig.

I watch the news on television, but it's boring.

Anne says:

Nicht immer. Ich sehe die Nachrichten im Fernsehen, aber das ist manchmal unheimlich langweilig.

Not always. I watch the news on television, but sometimes it's incredibly boring.

Anne adds time phrases and adverbs to improve her answer.

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