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Teenagers today

Here is a list of useful questions and vocabulary to help you prepare for your Controlled Assessment on 'teenagers today'.

You could talk about:

  • Yourself as a teenager - what you wear, what you like to do.
  • How you get along with your family, any problems there are, whether you like your family.
  • Your best friend - what makes her/him a good friend.
  • Concerns you have as a teenager.

Controlled Assessment questions on the subject of 'teenagers today'

QuestionsEnglishUseful vocabularyEnglish
Beschreibe deine Familie.Describe your family.
  • hat blaue/braune Augen
  • hat rote Haare
  • ziemlich/sehr
  • nett/hilfsbereit
  • geduldig/lustig
  • ist … von Beruf
  • has blue/brown eyes
  • has red hair
  • quite/very
  • nice/helpful
  • patient/funny
  • is … by profession
Verstehst du dich mit deiner Familie?Do you get along with your family?
  • Ich verstehe mich (nicht) gut mit
  • Ich komme (nicht) gut mit … aus
  • I get on well with
  • don’t get on well with…
Was ärgert dich?What annoys you?
  • Es ärgert mich dass
  • ich im Haushalt helfen muss
  • meine Eltern so streng sind
  • ich immer um 12 Uhr zu Hause sein muss
  • It annoys me that
  • I have to help at home
  • my parents are so strict
  • I have to be home at 12
Wann musst du zu Hause sein?When do you have to be home?
  • Ich muss um … zu Hause sein
  • am Wochenende
  • Das ist zu früh
  • Ich kann nie Spaß haben
  • I have to be home at
  • at the weekend
  • That’s too early
  • I can never have fun
Hast du viel Freiheit?Do you have a lot of freedom?
  • ich darf…
  • ich muss immer…
  • Meine Eltern erlauben mir nicht, in die Disko zu gehen.
  • I’m allowed to
  • I always have to
  • My parents don’t allow me to go to the disco.
Was hast du letzten Samstagabend gemacht?What did you do last Saturday night?
  • Ich habe mich mit Freunden getroffen.
  • Ich habe die ganze Nacht getanzt.
  • Ich bin zu Hause geblieben.
  • I met friends
  • I danced all night
  • I stayed at home
Haben Teenager viele Sorgen?Do teenagers have many worries?
  • Ich mache mir Sorgen über
  • Alkohol/Drogen/ Rauchen
  • Schule schwänzen.
  • Es ist gefährlich, weil...
  • I worry about
  • alcohol/drugs/ smoking
  • skipping school
  • It’s dangerous because…
Was für Kleidung trägst du gern?What kind of clothes do you like to wear?
  • Ich trage gern/Ich ziehe gern … an.
  • Ich schminke mich.
  • I like to wear.
  • I put on make up.


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