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Family and pastimes

Example answers: family and pastimes

Compare what Stefan and Adelina said in this Speaking Controlled Assessment and find out why Adelina gained a higher mark.

1. Sag mir etwas über deine Familie! - Tell me a bit about your family.

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Stefan says:

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Meine Eltern sind geschieden. Ich wohne bei meiner Mutter. Meine Schwester ist älter als ich. Sie wohnt nicht mehr zu Hause. Wir haben keine Haustiere. Ich besuche jedes Wochenende meinen Vater.

My parents are divorced. I live with my mother. My sister is older than me. She doesn't live at home any more. We don't have any pets. I visit my father every weekend.

Adelina says:

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Meine Eltern sind geschieden, also wohne ich mit meiner Mutter. Meine Schwester ist älter als ich und wohnt nicht mehr zu Hause. Wir haben keine Haustiere. Ich besuche jedes Wochenende meinen Vater.

My parents are divorced so I live with my mother. My sister is older than me and she doesn't live at home any more. We don't have any pets. I visit my father every weekend.

Adelina improves her answer by joining some of the shorter sentences with 'und' and 'also' (which means therefore).

 

2. Wohnst du in einem Haus oder einer Wohnung? - Do you live in a house or a flat?

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Stefan says:

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Wir wohnen in einem Haus. Es gibt sechs Zimmer und einen Garten.

We live in a house. There are six rooms and a garden.

Adelina says:

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Wir wohnen in einem Haus in einer Stadt. Es gibt sechs Zimmer in meinem Haus und wir haben auch einen Garten. Das Haus ist sehr schön aber ein bisschen zu klein.

We live in a house in a town. There are six rooms in my house and we also have a garden. The house is very nice, but a bit too small.

Adelina adds a few extra details and doesn't wait to be asked her opinion!

 

3. Hast du ein Hobby? - Do you have a hobby ?

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Stefan says:

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Nein, weil ich so viele Hausaufgaben habe.

No, because I have so much homework.

Adelina says:

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Im Moment nicht, weil ich so viele Hausaufgaben habe. Früher habe ich Gymnastik gemacht.

I don't at the moment, because I have so much homework. Before, I did gymnastics.

Adelina uses the opportunity to tell us what she used to do so she can use a past tense.

 

4. Welche Filme gefallen dir am besten? - What films do you like the most?

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Stefan says:

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Romantische Filme gefallen mir.

I like love films.

Adelina says:

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Am besten gefallen mir romantische Filme. Ich habe einmal 'Der Pate' im Fernsehen gesehen, aber der Film war ekelhaft.

I like love films the best. I once saw 'The Godfather' on television, but the film was awful.

Although the question asks which films they like best, Adelina also tells us which films she doesn't like.

 

5. Was wirst du nächstes Wochenende machen? - What are you doing next weekend?

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Stefan says:

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Ich besuche Oma und gehe einkaufen.

I'll visit grandma and go shopping.

Adelina says:

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Ich werde meine Oma besuchen und einkaufen gehen.

I'll visit my grandma and go shopping.

Two similar good answers here.

 

6. Findest du es richtig, dass Kinder zu Hause helfen müssen? - Do you think it's right that children should help with housework?

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Stefan says:

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Ja. Meine Eltern arbeiten den ganzen Tag.

Yes. My parents work all day long.

Adelina says:

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Natürlich. Es ist richtig. Wir wohnen auch in dem Haus und meine Eltern arbeiten den ganzen Tag.

Of course it's right. We also live in the house and my parents work all day long.

Adelina adds extra detail to her answer and strengthens her opinion by adding 'natürlich' (of course, naturally).

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