Summarising into key points
Practise summarising a presentation in German into several key points.
Depending on which exam board your school is using, you might have to do a presentation of up to 3 minutes in one of your two assessments followed by questions. Check with your teacher if you are required or have the choice to do so.
Even if you aren't required to do a presentation for your exam this is still good practise. It will help with your vocabulary and give you practise answering questions about your town.
Listen to the audio about Hertford. Try to summarise it into five or six main points.
You could summarise the presentation under the following headings:
Your bullet points must be in German but you cannot use full sentences or conjugated verbs.
Introduction is not included in the below translation.
My town is called Hertford and lies in the south of England. Hertford is well known as the capital of Hertfordshire. The town is quite small but very pretty. We have some interesting old buildings and lots of churches. There is also a river and the 'Lee' canal ends in Hertford. You can go shopping in the small shops and afterwards eat in a nice café or restaurant. Last year we celebrated a big festival. I like Hertford because the town is friendly and very clean. We are also not far from London and you can take the train directly there. There is very attractive countryside around Hertford. I like living here, but I would also like to live in London.
The reminders on your planning sheet should not be in complete sentences but might contain, for example, headings for each part of your talk, or any unusual words that you need.
Remember to learn the vocabulary you need to describe your local area, including how to talk about special features.
Practise answering the following questions:
What is there for young people to do in your town?
What is there in your town?
Where is your town situated?
Where can you shop?
What famous people come from your town?
Is there a large city nearby?
Is your town quiet or busy?
What problems are there in your town?